Yesterday, Sen. Marco Rubio released his Spotify playlist on the world. It got us thinking about the musical tastes of other Florida politicians. We don't really expect Gov. Rick Scott to be dropping his mixtape anytime soon, so through the wonderful powers of satire, Riptide has imagined ... More >>
According to the Internet, a ten year anniversary is to be celebrated with diamonds.
Because "a marriage that lasts ten years is as durable and beautiful as a diamond."Now, "durable" and "beautiful" may not be the first words one associates with Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra's annual International N ... More >>
Pop music celebrities are sex-drenched, weapon-obsessed, drug-addicted, angry, deranged, and sometimes criminal.
In short, they're unconventional, always-entertaining personalities who may or may not have politically valid opinions.
But let's face it, celebrity endorsements are cultural collatera ... More >>
With arms wide open, jumping off the balcony.
In 2006, Creed singer Scott Stapp was broken and bloody, hanging six-feet from the edge at the Delano Hotel on Miami Beach. But then T.I. swooped in to save the suicidal alt-rocker.
No, this isn't bullshit. It's fact. And while the rapper kept this l ... More >>
Happy Birthday, Nielson! The SoundScan system just turned 20. And although it's probably on its deathbed, Billboard is celebrating the watermark with a series of chart-topping lists.
The latest release: The top 100 pop songs since the system's implementation, back in '92. Some Miami-bred musicians ... More >>
In an effort to needlessly destroy as many trees as possible, Creed frontman Scott Stapp will release his memoir on October 2.
The book, titled Sinner's Creed, will be released in hardcover and ebook. But there are no current plans for an audiobook. This is most likely because the target audience ... More >>
Yesterday, Riptide found what seemed to be a theme song for the newly christened Miami Marlins. Sadly, we've since learned the song is unofficial, a passionate fan ode to the reborn franchise -- which makes the music much more endearing, and also more confusing. Who the hell takes the time to write ... More >>
In one of the last week's less predictable music developments, Lil Wayne announced that Cash Money Records had signed Fred Durst-led late '90s relics Limp Bizkit.
Does this mean we could be in store for a late '90s nu-metal revival? The four year period right before the end of the millennium wa ... More >>
Travis Barker's in a bit of a pickle. According to TMZ, private photos of the Blink-182 drummer's penis have surfaced, arousing suspicion that MediaTakeOut has "unauthorized use of private photos."
TMZ's source claims that the photographs were "private and never intended for public viewing or t ... More >>
Vedder vs. The Sea Monster.Cameron Crowe's rock doc Pearl Jam Twenty, which premiered last night at a packed Tower Theater, fittingly begins with aerial shots of Seattle. Then it quickly cuts to footage from a local television interview of the band when it was just starting out.
Frontman Eddie V ... More >>
TipdrillWhen people think Miami, the first thing that pops into their mind's eyes is boobs. Big, beach ball boobs.
But we're so much more than that. We are also crazy-huge booties and rock hard six-pack abs. We are tans the color of Key Biscayne sunsets and weird Barbie hair that breaks apart if ... More >>
Rob Van Winkle is no Chuck D.All great imitation, even when it's parody, respects the original source. The covers that disappoint fail to do this.
Notably missing from Crossfade's list are the pain-inducing covers that have been discussed to death. Examples: Celine Dion's cover of AC/DC's "You S ... More >>
Sure, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez is king of a county where the hospital is bankrupt, one in ten residents doesn't have a job, and mortgage fraud is the only growth industry.photo by Kai Mork, via Wikimedia CommonsIt's easier to ride through decaying neighborhoods of unemployed constituents ... More >>
Marlins fans, that proud clan of several hundred clad in teal and black, didn't spend their off-season dreaming of free-agent fire-throwers.
Just because zillions of your tax dollars are paying for their new stadium doesn't mean the Marlins plan to stop winning the World Series of Cheapskatery ... More >>
Stapp one on at Cruzan Amptheatre August 31Following the media blitz of baseball's new greatest hit "Marlins Will Soar", Scott Stapp and the recently reunited Creed have announced the 20-10 Tour, which hits us locally August 31 at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. The ticket prices are so l ... More >>
Poor, poor Florida Marlins. They have just 600 fans, and one of them happens to be Scott Stapp. This Jesus-looking dude, if you'll remember, was the lead singer of Christian rock band Creed. (Yes, they were a thing once). In 2004, after peaking with the band, he went solo, crashed and burned, and ... More >>
Scott Stapp really has a baseball-shaped dome, doesn't he?The happiest moment of Crossfade's day so far was transcribing the full lyrics for Scott Stapp's new musical wet kiss to the Florida Marlins, "Marlins Will Soar." After the tepid reception his National Anthem performance received at the Ma ... More >>
Alright, I promise this will be the last Miami Music Festival post for a while. But in case you wanted to see what you missed -- because you missed it, didn't you? -- check out these YouTube clips of a few choice performances. First, I'll post a few from Saturday because that's the day I actually at ... More >>
Rejoice ladies and gentlemen, music's saviors Creed are coming to West Palm Beach on September 16. It's been a long hard five years since Creed has toured, and clearly music has suffered greatly in their absence. There's been an enormous lack of songs about going higher and having arms wide open, bu ... More >>