Disclaimer: No questions about Kendrick Lamar, Top Dawg Entertainment, the new Source magazine cover big-upping Black Hippy as "Rap's Illest Crew," or anything along those lines in this interview. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, it's been a year and a half since TDE's human dictionary, A ... More >>
Confidence is sexy, and a bold nature can turn a mouse into a king among men, but someone forgot to tell Kanye West the rule of subtlety. Personally, we think the egomaniacal musician is the genius he claims to be, but all things in moderation. Surely, his forthcoming album will be a righteous ga ... More >>
"What the fuck does unicorn taste like?" Stardust. Rainbows. Maybe black-market horse meat from Miami's C-9 basin. There's really no way to know, though. Because this fabulous one-horned equine creature doesn't actually exist. Except when you're raving, raging, and tripping out at Ultra Music Fest ... More >>
We here at Crossfade are still praying to the gods of robot music for a miraculous Daft Punk cameo at Ultra Music Festival 2013. But as YouTube user Deniz Korkmaz just ecstastically commented via UMFTV: "OMFG SLASHHH." Of course, not everybody's superstoked about the former Guns N' Roses axe sling ... More >>
Promises. In July, UR1 Festival organizers pledged to bring "a true celebration of art and music" to this year's Art Basel Miami Beach week. But two weeks ago, after assembling an awesome two-day "EDM, pop, hip-hop, and rock" lineup led by Kanye West and Lou Reed, "The UR1 Music & Art Festival ... More >>
Gilby Clarke is a badass rock 'n' roller. In 1991, he got hired to play rhythm guitar in Guns N' Roses during the group's Use Your Illusion tour. He was with GNR for three years, back when Axl and crew were the greatest band on Earth. Then Gilby played with Slash's Snakepit, the MC5, Heart, Nancy S ... More >>
The members of Guns 'N Roses' classic lineup dealt with Axl Rose's boycott of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony by ... getting someone else to sing. Why didn't they think of this sooner? We saw Axl and His Scabs a few months ago. And, uh, let's just say we'd prefer an ensemble ... More >>
UPDATE Originally scheduled for February 29, Guns 'N Roses has changed the date of its Miami concert to March 5. Break out your sweatiest bandana and stankiest pair of ripped jeans ... It's time to get "intimate" with Guns N' Roses again. Just three and half months ago, the Axl Rose Band, an ar ... More >>
Photo by Clara Balzary via facebook.com/chilipeppersThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, contemporary music's Cleveland equivalent to Major League Baseball's Cooperstown, has announced its class of 2012. As we here at Crossfade expected, Guns N' Roses made the cut. But the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bea ... More >>
Justin, you are not the father. Justin Bieber's baby drama has come to an end, according to TMZ. The celebrity gossip website is reporting that the paternity suit filed against Bieber has been dismissed and the two lawyers representing Mariah Yeater have quit. Was there a hush-hush settlemen ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanSee the full 31-photo Guns N' Roses at American Airlines Arena slideshow. Guns N' Roses With Buckcherry American Airlines Arena Saturday, October 29, 2011 Saturday night's Guns N' Roses concert at the American Airlines Arena was the biggest group S&M experience we've e ... More >>
Sometime toward the end of the second Dubya Bush term, we found ourselves on the back patio of a DWNTWN Miami nightclub that was in full-throttle Friday night mode. Inside the club, sweaty bodies writhed and wiggled all over each other like an overturned bucket of earthworms. Rightfully so, as t ... More >>
The Guns N' Roses will never reunite. But Axl's other band, Guns N' Roses, is still touring. And they're kicking off the 2011 US leg of the Chinese Democracy tour right here in Florida. In the band's 26-year history, 21 different dudes have shuffled through GNR's revolving door. And aside f ... More >>
MTV Britney Madonna = BarfThe performances for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards have been announced. And Crossfade is not impressed. Last week, when we broke down why the upcoming VMAs is a steaming hot turd, we already knew Lil Wayne would be on board, and would likely be performing his wet ... More >>
Travis Barker loves tats.Remember the first time you saw some rocker like Slash or Tommy Lee on MTV, all sweat-slick and nasty, and sporting ink up and down their arms, and you said, "Holy shit! That dude's a badass!" Well, tattoos are about as rock n' roll as guitars. Which is why it only make ... More >>
It took a total team effort to defeat a fired-up Puerto Rico."It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop ever, until you are dead." That was said about Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator, but it also applie ... More >>
Superstar drummer of Devo and A Perfect Circle sells himself, his famous friends, and all-you-can-eat shrimp dinners to promote his new album.
Aaron Jackson went from homeless to hero. Now, with the help of Rainn Wilson, he's trying to cure a country.
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Few people in rock need less of an introduction than Slash, the legendary former ax man for Guns N Roses who built that band's epic sound with his deft, but economical and sexy, riffage. Since 2002 he's been one-fifth of what is now Velvet Revolver, along with former GNR bandmates Duff McKagan and ... More >>
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