Crossfade is a post-grunge/hard rock band originating in Columbia, South Carolina. The group came together in 1999 with the merging of singer/guitarist Ed Sloan with bassist/backup singer Mitch James and drummer Brian Geiger as the power trio The Nothing and then the name was changed to Crossfade in 2002. The group added singer and DJ Tony Byroads from Buffalo, New York. The resulting quartet renamed itself Sugardaddy Superstar. It first gained recognition beyond its region when it attracted the interest of the Los Angeles A&R company Taxi. This ultimately led to the signing of a record deal with the Earshot division of Columbia Records. They released their first album on April 13, 2004.
The group is now a three-piece band as of spring 2005 due to the departure of the DJ/backing vocalist Tony Byroads. Byroads left the band in order to focus on his new life with his new family. However, the group continued touring. Their new album, Falling Away, was released on August 29, 2006 through Columbia Records. And according to latest information they will be touring in Vermont as early as December, but probably mid-January.