In February 1964 the Beatles had invaded Miami Beach, and they needed somewhere quiet to escape the mobs of screaming fans for a Life magazine shoot. Through an Ed Sullivan Show connection, the mop-topped British sensations were pulled away from the swarmed Deauville Hotel and spirited to 5750 North ... More >>
You know how you can tell a rock star from any average Joe on the street? Their hair, duh. Real rock stars have crazy quaffs. You see a rock star with lame, everyday hair, and you can rest assured they're just a poser butthead. Same goes for people on the street. If you don't know who they are, bu ... More >>
Music fans can be really devoted. But it takes a special breed to join a crazy fan cult. And yet, music has exactly that kind of power over some people. It's a fine line between in love and psychopathically obsessed. But whose fans are the freakiest? Who is the government watching? Who might sn ... More >>
Lamarckism, the idea that a person can pass on traits acquired in life to their offspring, has been around since the early 1900s. In 2012, however, it's triggered a revival in the worst way. Some asshole thinks it might be a good idea to form the Beatles - Next Generation, starring the Lennon, McCa ... More >>
Record fairs are like hypercompetitive, cut-throat, life-or-death archaeological digs. But instead of some swarthy scientist digging up the missing link between man and ape or some rugged Indiana Jones type discovering lost civilizations, you've got über-nerds frothing at the mouth, damn near re ... More >>
via rickastley.co.ukOh, Rick Astley, we ain't never gonna give you up!Tribute shows are terrible in so many ways. It's like, If I really wanted to hear that song the way I enjoy hearing it, I'd use my iPod, thank you. But tributes are also fun to watch for their crash-and-burn performances. And so ... More >>
John eats Chinese. Mick looks like a girl.Who would win a bare-knuckle cage fight between Ringo Starr and Keith Richards? We're not sure. Richards has survived every narcotic known to man, and Ringo is the greatest pop music drummer ever. We're pretty sure they'd just punch each other in the face ... More >>
Courtesy of TheBeatles.comGreat news! The Beatles entire catalog of songs is finally on iTunes. Yes, for years Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr kept their former band's songs off the media download service. Why? Well, the Fab Four's Apple Records and Apple Computer Inc. had major beef. After an a ... More >>
The Commander's mama is cookin' hammy.First, let's get to the shocking stuff: Riock and rollers, it seems, never go near food (insert your own drug joke here). Bob Dylan has scribed hundreds of songs, but never mentions sitting down for a meal. Ditto the Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Pink Floyd ("Brow ... More >>
The Commander's mama is busy cookin' hammyFirst let's get to the shocking part of this post: Rock 'n rollers evidently never go near food (insert your own drug joke here). Bob Dylan has scribed hundreds of songs, but never mentions sitting down for a meal. Ditto the Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Pink ... More >>
photo by Sayre BermanTo view a full slideshow of photos from the event, click here.Paul McCartneySun Life Stadium, Miami GardensSaturday, April 3, 2010Better Than: Everything, ever.The Review:I'll drop all pretense of "criticism" here and will preface this by saying it's written from the perspect ... More >>
Signed, sealed, delivered: they're yoursPurchasing autographed music memorabilia can serve a greater purpose than just prompting everyone who enters your home to remark: "Ohmygosh, I want to kiss all three Jonas Brothers on their John Hancocks!" In the case of Women on the Move's Unveil Your Pink ... More >>
The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced their program of films even though you, the general public, won't be able to buy tickets until February 19th. As usual, the 10-day festival has a strong Ibero-American focus, featuring many big screen creations from Spain, Portugal, and L ... More >>
When a group counts as their influences such diverse and far-flung greats as James Brown, Beny More, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, the Beatles and Perez Prado, you can expect the resulting sound to be quite the stew. And local band Palo!'s groove is nothing if not eclectic. Their debut reco ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to view past top-sellers.Vintage ruled last week at Sweat, with The Stone Roses and The Beatles re-issues dominating the chartsSweat Records, Miami1. Popular Songs, ... More >>
The Beatles' Let It Be was a sign of the timesNotes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing every Wednesday on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of the world.&nbs ... More >>
This might be hard to believe, but you can't go see The Beatles live anymore, unless you have some sort of resurrection or time traveling technology. If you do have said technology and are using to see The Beatles, you've got some problems, so let Crossfade help you out. The Fab Faux are coming to P ... More >>
Watch em come to life at the Hard Rock.
The weekend is about to start in a few hours, and what better way to get it started than with a DJ mix courtesy of Tom Laroc? Laroc released his State of the Union mixtape yesterday via the Rakontur blog. The mix features tracks by Ludacris, Bob Marley, Jay-Z and the Beatles. The mix starts a littl ... More >>
Lee Zimmerman Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band July 3, 2008 Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood By now, the traveling nostalgia show that tours annually under the banner of Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band has been honed to a tee. Ringo offers up his best-known Beatles songs and solo hits and genero ... More >>
Art, music, and the chance to meet a Beatle at the Hard Rock.
Bully for the Beatles in Miami
"Cry Baby Cry" (All Tomorrow's Parties)
A black and white look back at when the Beatles hit the Beach
Cuban rockers shift from Lenin to Lennon
Autobiography and a bootleg box prove that when it comes to the Beatles, you can never just let it be
Who in his right mind would have passed up the chance to join the Beatles? Rock-and-raving pianist Roy Young did. Regrets? Don't get him started.
How deep is your love for the Bee Gees?