Rock 'n' roll is dirty business. It's made of spit and blood and piss and drugs, smeared lipstick and dirty laundry and stale beer. When you're a rock 'n' roller, your hair gets sticky, you smell bad, and you can't remember what day it is.
Some would say it's no place for girls, but some would be s ... More >>
Glen Matlock may be a Rick Kid, but he certainly isn't some "middle-class mommy's boy."
Last year, the former bassist and co-founding member of legendary punk band Sex Pistols took a cheap shot to the nuts when ex-bandmate Steve Jones trashed his rock 'n' roll brother.
In an interview with Hustle ... More >>
Much like phony-baloney award shows or boring-as-shit overpriced music festivals, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is -- generally speaking -- a big bunch of bullshit. Or as the Sex Pistols would say, "a piss stain."
Look, we're totally stoked that Kraftwerk, N.W.A., and Public Enemy might finally go ... More >>
Even though 2006 inductees Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols might think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is "a piss stain" that charges too much for dinner and a gala, there are plenty of "music industry people" (i.e. not gaping A-holes) who'd be happy to grab a decent dinner while basking in the glo ... More >>
Yes, John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten) is still a total asshole.
Last week, we here at Crossfade attempted to conduct a phone interview with the Public Image LTD frontman and former Sex Pistol. But unfortunately, Johnny seemed to be stuck in one of his legendarily shitty moods.
After only a couple of ... More >>
See also "Ten Raging Punks (And Other Rockers) Who Crashed the Daytime Talk Show Circuit."
Punk rock is more than just a genre of music. It's an attitude, a lifestyle, a way of carrying oneself in the face of life's silly bullshit and tired assholes.
But if we can define what punk is, then we can ... More >>
See also John Lydon and "Ten Raging Punks Who Crashed the Daytime Talk Show Circuit."
After spending the mid-1970s repeatedly slapping the Queen with the knobby end of his spit-soaked Sex Pistol, pioneering British punk John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten) decided to take a break from all that endlessly ... More >>
Drummer Nomar Negroni is the Tommy Lee of JazzWay back in 1966, Paul Revere and the Raiders put out a song by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart called "(I'm Not) Your Stepping Stone." The track exploded to fame when manufactured pop band the Monkees recorded it, and later achieved cult status thanks to ... More >>
Judge Judy bitches at an unseen punk. Guess who?Punks are the ideal guests for the raunchy world of daytime talk television. They dress outlandishly. They say crazy shit. And they're totally unapologetic. Furthermore, mosh pits lend themselves very well to quick-cuts when you're trying to make a ... More >>
Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler.In the early '80s, both U2 and the Psychedelic Furs played the German TV show Rockpalast. Thirty years later, Bono's filling Sun Life Stadium while the Furs play Culture Room.
What happened? Both were influenced by the Jam, the Clash, the Buzzcocks, and the Sex ... More >>
Oddities & Eggcentricities Vol. 1
(Stiff Pole Records)
In honor of Richard "Big Stiff" Konwinski, who passed away this July in Tampa, I'll be bouncing between the County Grind and Crossfade blogs doing my "Blast From the Past" thing on the record label ... More >>
via deckalot.comWith your anemic attention span fed on endless helpings of Adult Swim, Count Chocula, and hot chronic, maybe a night of partying alongside Brooklyn rap punks Ninjasonik doesn't sound all that exciting.
Well, bro, you need to get off that jaded hipster ish because these three cro ... More >>
You know what this means....-5 p.m.: The inimitable Exene Cervenka of X performs music and spoken word from her solo album Somewhere Gone at the Pulse Art Fair. Click here for details.-6:30 to 7 p.m.: OK Go performs again at Design Miami/. Click h ... More >>
RotagillaSeason For Leavin' (self-released)You'd think it was 1970 again, for Chrissakes, what with the way the guys of Rotagilla let out their inner Led Zep. Granted, there's no hint of a Robert Plant or Jimmy Page lurking among this lot. However, in recycling the old school power trio format and l ... More >>