“This could be the smallest stage I’ve played since 1992,” said former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland before his intimate performance Saturday night at Ricochet. Size clearly didn’t matter as the rocker gave an impassioned two-hour performance, taking only a brief intermission during which he took shots of Corzo Tequila. While Ricochet owner Alan Roth declined to comment about the rehabbed rocker drinking, he did say, “The crowd definitely got their money’s worth.”
Former New York Yankee Jorge Posada was seen enjoying a leisurely lunch with his family Sunday at Makoto. Kanye West had dinner there Sunday night with two friends whose last names don’t start with K and end with ’dashian.
VH1’s latest You Oughta Know band Metric will perform Thursday at the SCOPE Miami official opening party. The Canadian/indie rock/new wave band joins an exclusive group of You Oughta Know alumni including John Mayer, Adele and Bruno Mars.
Hip-hop legend Rakim of Eric B. & Rakim fame, whose album Paid In Full was named by MTV as the greatest hip-hop album of all time, will perform as part of The Stage’s Art Basel lineup. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member is slated to go on after 9 p.m. Friday.
Cedric the Entertainer was seen over the weekend at Steak 954 at the W Fort Lauderdale. The comedian is a high roller, supping on a $100 Kobe cheesesteak and a margarita.
Dennis Rodman had dinner Friday at China Grill Fort Lauderdale with two “bombshell-looking women,” says our spy, noting that they “downed every course with Grey Goose.”
Fat Joe and Fabolous were seen partying Saturday night at Hyde AmericanAirlines Arena following the Heat’s victory against the Brooklyn Nets.
Charles Koppelman, music executive and former chairman of Martha Stewart Omnimedia and EMI Records, was seen having dinner Saturday at Prime 112. Also there were, separately, Fat Joe and actor/model Boris Kodjoe. Across the street at Prime Italian with a large entourage was rapper T.I.
Fitting in a workout before the start of a sure-to-be-busy Basel week, NYC socialite Blaine Trump was seen taking a cycling class at Flywheel Miami Beach Saturday morning.