80s Bands Set to Make the Replay America Festival Totally Awesome!
Replay America showcases
the very best of 80s music, including stars The Go-Go’s, Patty Smyth
and Scandal, Martha Davis and The Motels, Cutting Crew and Naked
Eyes featuring Pete Byrne. Together they offer numerous hits from
the unforgettable decade. Replay America will take place in eleven
cities across the US and this
marks the first
time that the renowned Replay Festival that began in the United Kingdom
in 2009 will come to the United States. The Replay Festival has become
one of the most anticipated festivals of the summer abroad, and the
American version is sure to follow suit.
“It has been 12 years since my last live concert experience. I have one
goal in mind- to make this gig 'the definitive live performance of my 30
year career.' I hope to see you there to sing along with me.” - Corey
When: Saturday May 31, 2014 Where: Bell Center in Montreal, Canada Tickets: On sale now -
Berlin Announces New Album and Tour Dates!
Berlin, the groundbreaking synth-electro-pop band fronted by the
enigmatic Terri Nunn, has announced the release of their seventh studio
album, Animal, set for release on September 17th via
Something-Music/INgrooves Fontana. Animal incorporates modern electronic
dance music, yet remains true to the groundbreaking synth-electro-pop
sounds and amazing vocals that continue to define Berlin.
Animal is the result of Nunn’s re-ignited love affair with
current electronic music, and the feeling that Berlin could make a
unique statement in the EDM [electronic dance music] milieu. “It’s still
my favorite medium. I’ve loved it since I met John [Crawford, original
Berlin bassist) in 1979, when he wanted to bring electronic music to
America, because it wasn’t here yet,” she recalls.
The first single from Animal, “It’s
the Way”, is a vulnerable ballad written in that distinctive Berlin
style. Co-written with and produced by Bryan Todd (Josh Kelley, Big Time
Rush, Ashley Tisdale, Jordin Sparks), the single is very personal to
Nunn, “It’s about my fear of connection; of saying how I feel to my
partner. I haven’t been very good at that in my life. It scares me. What
I learn as I get older is that it’s not about money or ‘making it.' It’s
about connection; that’s where the real joy, passion and bliss comes
from. I’ve been afraid to tell the truth, afraid to trust someone. But I
know it’s the only way to bliss.”
John King, one-half of award-winning producers The Dust Brothers
(Beastie Boys, Rolling Stones, Beck). When Nunn and King began writing,
“[It] felt like the beginning of the album to me,” she explains,
“working with John, his sound was exactly what I was looking for.” Old
friend, Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow) introduced Nunn to a
young writer named Derek Cannavo. “I lost my mind!” recalls Nunn of
Cannavo’s work. “We did seven songs, we went crazy. It was so intense...
the writing was done so intimately and so fast, great music
collaborations ARE intimate, creative and intense and hard and wonderful
and exciting; everything a love relationship is.” Additional creative
input came courtesy of pioneering mixers John Alicastro and Mike Lauri
(Goo Goo Dolls, Train). Carlton Bost, Berlin’s guitarist (Orgy, Deadsy)
also produced four tracks and on the album.
Berlin will forever be recognized as the American progenitor of
electro-pop artistry with sensually appealing lyrics. Few bands emerging
from the era of Berlin have achieved as far-reaching and long-lasting an
impact and, rarely, such a timeless array of musical grooves. The Los
Angeles-based band made its first national impression with the
provocative single "Sex (I'm A...)"
from the platinum-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982.
“The Metro” and “No More Words” were also chart toppers, but it was the
unforgettable, intimate, and strikingly beautiful love song, “Take
My Breath Away” that took the band to another level. The ballad’s
defining role in the Tom Cruise film, Top Gun,
helped solidify Berlin’s everlasting place in American pop-culture. The
song was a #1 international hit and received both the Golden Globe and
Academy Award for “Best Original Song” in 1986.
Since the band’s formation, Terri Nunn and Berlin have received a total
of twelve gold and platinum album awards and Nunn’s unyielding influence
has earned her the #11 spot on VH1.com’s “100 Greatest Women in Rock.”
Currently, Nunn also hosts the radio show Unbound with Terri Nunn on
88.5 FM KCSN Los Angeles with co-host Wendy Liebman. During the show,
the two provide their listening audience with a Saturday night
soundscape of great music, interviews and Nunn’s personal take on a wide
variety of lively topics.
A major fall tour will be announced shortly. Joining Nunn on the road
will be Carlton Bost on guitars (Orgy, Deadsy) keyboardist, Dave Schulz
(Goo Goo Dolls, General Public) and long-time drummer, Chris Olivas.
Berlin Tour Dates:
July 25 - California Mid-State Paso Robles, CA
July 26 - Santa Cruz Beach Santa Cruz, CA
July 31 - City of Beaumont Beaumont, CA
August 24 - Thunder Valley Lincoln, CA
August 30 - Wild Horse Pass Chandler, AZ
September 2 - LA County Fair Pomona, CA
September 14 - AVI Resort & Casino Laughlin, NV
September 21 - The Honda Center Anaheim, CA
September 28 - South Carolina Pride! Festival Colombia, SC
Attention UK Fans ... Ferris Bueller Takes a Day Off to Visit Vue
Cinemas in June
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a
while, you could miss it – so said Ferris Bueller. Luckily, fans of
the iconic 80s film won’t have to miss out, as it’s brought back to the
big screen for the finale of the ‘Back in Vue’ cult film season in June.
The final film of the season was voted for by the public via Facebook
and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
triumphed over the other shortlisted classics including Anchorman,
Enter The Dragon, Robocop and The Adventures of
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Having been digitally re-mastered for the big screen, Ferris
Bueller’s Day Off will be shown exclusively at 24 Vue Cinemas
nationwide and in Dublin on Monday 10 and Wednesday 12 June - a fitting
end to the 8 week season of iconic and memorable films.
comedy drama is guaranteed to stir fond memories for those who saw it on
the big screen the first time around, and also provide those who didn’t
with the opportunity to see it in all its cinematic glory – all for the
good value price of £5 per ticket.
Stuart Boreman, Film Buying Director at Vue Entertainment said: “Back in
Vue is a compilation of some of the stand-out cult films from the last
five decades and includes some defining moments in modern cinema
history, so it’s not surprising that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
won the public vote – it’s a brilliant film that is still as popular
today as when it first came out in 1986.
Now that all of our Vue Cinemas are fully digital we are able to
schedule in a wider variety of content, making events like ‘Back in Vue’
possible. Going forward, we have some exciting plans in place for more
of this kind of special programming which we know film fans really
The Back in Vue season is exclusive to Vue Cinemas, in partnership with
Park Circus distributors. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a
"Durandemonium 2013: The Music Between Us" convention comes to Chicago,
IL this October!
Durandemonium [Dur-ran-duh-moh-nee-uh-m] Noun. A wild uproar, or unrestrained celebration of being a
Duran Duran fan.
collective vision for this fan convention has been to provide a
vehicle for Duran Duran fans to meet, mingle, and cultivate lifelong
friendships that go well beyond the life of the band. Their music has
become the backdrop for many wonderful friendships over the years, and
we hope to continue in that theme. The entire convention, from the
moment of check-in on Friday night through Sunday midday, has been
designed with that vision in mind.
Bishopsgate Institute is located at: 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH.
They are just a few minutes walk between Liverpool Street station and
Spitalfields Market. For more information visit their site:
Enter to be featured in LACT's "I Love the 80s" themed "Local Art"
(Series 1) Trading Card Initiative
Artists Coming Together (LACT) is a group of artists who hunger to
be more. Seeking inspiration and knowledge, we come together to
empower one another through shared experiences, tricks of the trade and in
learning from the success of those who came before us. What better way
to announce ourselves to the world than to throw our first event? So
without further ado...
Artists of all mediums are invited to submit original works of art set to
the theme “I Love the 80’s”. Ever want to have your art
featured in a series of trading cards? Well this is the event you’ve
been waiting for! The goal of this project is to inspire/expand the
existing local art scene through a partnership with local businesses.
Ten (10) submissions will be selected to create a series of collectible
artist trading cards called “Local Artists” (Series 1). Each artist who
is chosen for the set will receive 70 sets of the cards
to do with as they see fit.
Here’s how to enter:
Create an original piece(s) of art set to the theme I Love the 80’s.
Artists are invited to submit as many pieces as they wish.
Submissions may be
of ANY medium.
Artists do NOT have to be local to Jacksonville.
The end measurements of the cards will be 2.5” X 3.5” so scale your
The higher the resolution of the image the better. Don’t be left behind because
you took a photo of your amazing piece of art with your cell phone camera.
Participants are urged to
join the group on Facebook as well as
‘Like’ the fan
page to keep track of their score(s) and also invite their artistically inclined
friends to the
EVENT PAGE. The competition should be welcomed for this is
all in good fun. Plus, the more the merrier!
The group has the right to use the images for the purposes of promoting the
contest and the group itself. There will be no resale reproduction of these
images. Outside of the lent rights to these pieces all other rights remain that
of the artist.
01.05.12: New John Mellencamp Documentary Is Released
Mellencamp: It's About You is a new musical documentary
that offers a rare and intimate look at the life and music of Rock
and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp.
premiered at this year’s SXSW festival and followsMellencamp
on his summer 2009 concert tour and during the recording of his most
recent album, 2010’s universally acclaimed No Better Than This, the
sessions for which took place at American musical and historical
landmarks, includingSun Studios in
Memphis and the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, GA. We see
Mellencamp recording – with a single mike and mono tape recorder more
than half a century old – in the same hotel room where legendary
bluesman Robert Johnson created some of his most memorable work. Along
the way, Mellencamp reveals a side not often seen by the public, in a
film that becomes a soulful, highly personal meditation on small-town
The film is about to do a limited run in both New York (opening
Jan 4th at IFC Film Center) and LA (Jan 6th and Laemmle
11.21.11: Heaven 17 Live at Metropolis Studios, London
Metropolis Studios in London presents 80s icons, Heaven 17, on Saturday
January 14th, 2012!
Filmed for TV and
DVD, this unique concert will allow you to see Glenn and Martyn as you
never will again - in a studio/club environment reminiscent of the
Marquee and famous TV shows like Ready Steady Go! All guests are part of
the filmed show and VIP treatment starts the moment you arrive at
Complimentary drinks are provided throughout the entire evening, and you
will receive a personal pass and lanyard upon arrival. You will be
ushered into Metroplis' famous Studio A where Heaven 17 will perform a
blistering concert in a tightly packed club atmosphere.
After show will be in Metropolis' main bar with Heaven 17 joining the
party for a meet and greet and photographs. Our own photographer will be
shooting all evening from arrival to the end and these shots are loaded
online for VIP guests to download hi-res images at their discretion from
All ticket holders will have their name on the credits of the TV show and
All tickets are e-tickets and on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets
are exchanged for a personalized, numbered lanyard and pass upon arrival
at the studio.
Tickets are priced at £195 and are
on sale now. Visit
www.bit.ly/heaven17metropolis to get your tickets today!
All summer long, FREE movie
screenings in four NYC parks. Sit under the stars and watch
movies in Coney Island, East Village, Long Island City and
Williamsburg. Offered by EPIX –
click here for the full calendar.
Featured 80s Movies:
Top Gun – Monday, July 25th at 8pm in Coney Island
07.12.11: The Smurfs: A Magical Smurf Adventure Coming to DVD!
Smurf on with this 2-disc set of 10 Smurftacular Episodes! In a
hidden village dwells a clan of magical creatures, living in
mushroom houses and taking showers with dewdrops. They’re those
international celebrities known far and wide as the Smurfs -- and
they’re back on DVD. This
itty-bitty powder-blue crew, including Brainy, Lazy, Vanity and Smurfette, is led by the wise, gentle and
542-year-old Papa Smurf. Gargamel, the local evil wizard, is forever
scheming against the tiny team but our little friends outsmurf him
every time! The Smurfs may only be three apples high, but they left
miles of smiles on the faces of Saturday morning cartoon fans from
1981 to 1989! Smurf it up again with this colorful collection of
superior Smurftainment! (Available July 19th.)
Like Totally 80s will be giving away a
copy of this Smurferiffic DVD on ourFacebook page. Be
sure to "Like"
us for your chance to win and then keep your eyes peeled for contest
info. Good luck!
06.22.11: ATTN UK READERS: CBS Drama Will Air Dynasty: The Reunion
on July 23rd
thirty years since blockbuster soap opera Dynasty burst onto our screens,
the home of iconic, blockbuster series, has compiled its 30 most
shocking Dynasty moments ever.
In recognition of this iconic soap landmark, when the complete
series finishes on CBS Drama in July, viewers will have the rare
chance to see Dynasty: The Reunion, which hasn’t been seen
Television for more than ten years and ties up all the loose ends of the
epic Carrington saga.
The series is famous for its increasingly elaborate catfights,
convoluted murder plots, outlandish bribery and corruption scandals,
thwarted love matches and complicated family trees.
years ago we were introduced to the Carringtons, with Blake about to
marry his former secretary Krystle. Throughout the nine series and
the Reunion, family ties are broken, ex-lovers hatch revenge,
secrets are revealed and sex and sexual jealousies are never far
from the surface.
The celebrated Dynasty gave us Joan Collins fighting in
ponds, the glorious Moldavian Massacre – a classic soap moment -
plus most characters, at some point, either plotting a murder or
about to be bumped off themselves.
Explosions, car crashes, poisonings and large scale fraud featured
prominently, with a large dollop of Nazi treasure hunting,
firebombing and shootouts thrown in for good measure.
In celebration of the gloriously gripping saga, the top thirty,
dirty and dastardly Dynasty moments are:
Krystle’s about to marry Blake, but sparks fly with old flame Matthew
Blake forces himself on Krystle
Krystle leaves Blake
Ted bangs his head in a fight with Blake and dies
Blake is arrested for Ted’s murder
Dramatic arrival of Alexis as a prosecution witness at Blake’s trial
Krystle finds out she’s pregnant
Alexis tells Steven that he is Blake’s only child – Fallon is not Blake’s
Steven has a drunken fall – he may have brain damage
Alexis get a private detective to spy on Krystle
Krystle suffers a miscarriage after falling from a horse – Alexis spooked
Blake becomes blind after a bomb attack
Blake gets his sight back, but doesn’t tell anybody
Alexis sleeps with Cecil, but he has a heart attack
Alexis lies exposed – DNA test proves Blake is Fallon’s father
Adam and Fallon are flirting – they don’t know they are siblings
Steven is seriously injured in the oil rig explosion
Alexis tells Fallon that Mark is a gigolo
Alexis plots Congressman McVane’s downfall with a scandalous newspaper
McVane threatens to kill Alexis
Mark is charged with the attempted murder of Krystle and Alexis
Fallon is paralysed in a road accident
Kirby tries to kill Alexis (again)
Steven claims he saw Alexis murder Mark
Rita is poisoning Blake
Steven stabs Matthew to death
Blake is accused of being involved in illegal weapons
Krystle vows to kill Alexis and will cite mental illness to get away with
Blake has a secret stash of Nazi loot
Amanda and Michael’s wedding – the Moldavian Massacre!
Dynasty: The Reunionpremieres on CBS
Drama (Sky channel 149 / Freesat channel 134) on Saturday
23rd July at 5pm. The ninth season of Dynasty is
currently airing weekdays at 8am, 1pm and 6pm.
05.19.11: New Motley Crue/Dastardly & Muttley Retro Mashup T-Shirt
are so pleased to share the following deal with you for this totally
awesome t-shirt that features a mashup retro design. The mashup
includes an homage to the cover art of Motley Crue’s 1983 album
“Shout at the Devil” and Dastardly and Muttley from the Hanna-Barbera show
"Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying
Machines." For LT80s readers, use the discount code "LikeTotally80s"
on the checkout page to get 50c/40p off. The shirt will only be
available for 3 days or until it sells out.
Europe’s largest daily t-shirt site though they ship all over the
world. They sell one t-shirt for a limited time only, or until it
sells out for just £8/€10/$13.50 (Worldwide shipping is only €3 or
less). Artists submit designs, and Qwertee community members vote on
them to decide what they print next.
05.10.11: Fans Help to Release New Kajagoogoo Single
With the help of the fan site
KajaFax, Kajagoogoo’s original five members - Limahl (Lead Vocals), Nick Beggs
(Bass/Vocals), Steve Askew (Guitar/Vocals), Jez Strode (Drums) and
Stuart Croxford Neale (Keyboards/Vocals) have an exciting new single
release... ‘Death Defying Headlines.’ Promoted by the
fans, for the fans, this is very much a labor of love.
Back in 1983, Kajagoogoo’s chart
success was instant - the pop-perfect ‘Too Shy’ became a
number one in 23 countries (and top 5 in America), the ‘Ooh To be
Ah’ follow-up went top ten, ‘Hang On Now’ top 20 and
the debut album ‘White Feathers’ top 5, going on to sell 3
million copies. After the split with Limahl, the four remaining
members regrouped with Nick on vocals and their next single ‘Big
Apple’ reached a respectable number eight, but Limahl’s vocal
presence couldn’t help but be missing. Their next single ‘The
Lion’s Mouth’ only just made the top 30. After the albums
‘Islands’ and ‘Crazy Peoples Right to Speak,’ the band
split once more. Limahl went on to have solo success with ‘Only
for Love’ and then the huge smash hit ‘The Never Ending
Story’ written by Giorgio Moroder and featured on his debut
album ‘Don’t Suppose....’
‘Death Defying Headlines’ follows on from the successes of the
band’s recent reunion tour, and perfectly captures both the modern
Kajagoogoo sound, and the original feel of their earlier hits.
The track will be available via the
usual digital outlets on a pre-order basis from 16th May 2011
pending full release on June 6th 2011. It will be available as both
a ‘single’ mix and extended dance remix (additional remix/production
work by Unique Kid).
04.28.11: John Pound & Adam White - Sticker Pack Presale
Pound, legendary artist of The Garbage Pail Kids, Wachy Packages,
and Mad Magazine, once again teams up with Craze One. Adam White, to
bring you a little piece of weird from their slime covered minds.
Time Snack Pack 1" contains: Barf Tator, Garbage Palin, Wee Man, and
Limited to ONLY 500 packs - Each one hand numbered! Twenty-five (25)
random packs will be signed by BOTH John & Adam!
04.18.11: Awesome 80’s Prom April 28-30 at UAB’s Alys Stephens
Performing Arts Center
your prom in the 80's was the bomb or a total bomb, here's your
chance to go back in time and do it all over again...and this time
maybe YOU can be the star of the show!
Awesome 80's Prom is a blast-from-the-party past circa 1989! So
grab your parachute pants and come join us! (Seriously, we encourage
everyone to dress the part!) Trust us, this isn't a sit down and
watch kind of show. It's literally a dance party - exactly like
attending your senior prom!
All the characters from your favorite ‘80s movies are at THE PROM, from
the Captain of the Football Team, to the
and the hottie Head Cheerleader. And the fun part is, the "audience"
(meaning the dancefloor) decides who wins prom King and Queen! There
will be retro hits like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Wake Me Up
Before You Go Go!" The Awesome 80's Prom won't gag you with a spoon,
cause it's totally rad! Start digging out those old yearbooks for your
own personal prom photos to share with us!
Like Totally 80s is giving away 5 pair of tickets to this awesome event!
Facebook page in the coming days for your chance to win.
04.06.11: ATTN UK Fans ... Club de Fromage Hosts 'Right Royal 80's Knees
blimey, stone the crows, mind the apples and pears, the blue rinse is
getting Hackney carriaged'. Yes indeed in honour of the coming nuptials
of the heir to the throne, club legend, (and best mate of Peter Andre
and Dot Cotton) Fat Tony, is pulling out all the stops!
Club de Fromage, London's premier fancy dress night is throwing a
wedding bash to put the one at Westminster Abbey to shame. He won't
be inviting children and tramps like Wills and Kate but he will be
inviting the cream of London's club going elite (well anyone who wants
to pay on the door).
Not one to do things by halves, Tony is taking you back to a time when the
Royals didn't invite commoners to their weddings, the people knew their
place and Princes could knock off whoever they liked ... yes it's all
back to the 80's as we party like its 199Charles and Di.
As part of this time-warp extravaganza Club de Fromage will be decking the
halls with bunting, asking you to don your best 80's wedding gear,
doling out cakes and official merchandise (Club de Fromage merchandise,
not Royal wedding stuff. Don't want the flunkeys on our case.) and
generally having a bash to end all bashes like we used to under Maggie
Pop upstairs and use the photo booth to record this special day, dance
round your Gucci handbag to songs like Kiss the Bride, Going to the
Chapel, Chapel of Love and get stuck in to London's silliest
celebration. We'll also be crowning the King and Queen of Fromage on the
night and forcing them to get married after couple of pints.
Hopefully we'll have our own little heir to the thrown in no time.
Other exciting stuff Tony and his son Slow Alfie have lined up are, an
exclusive 'Royal Wedding' set by air guitar legends Lucifer's
Grandmother and a special meat pie raffle, with the winner going home
with a deluxe 'Royal Wedding' meat pie (a normal meat pie with Royal
wedding on it in biro). The night will end with Lady in Red as that was
Di's song and its what the 'People's Princess' would have wanted.
So grab your white stilletoes and get me to the church on time as it going
to be one heck of a night!
When: Saturday April 30th from 10:30pm - 3:30am
Where: 02 Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield St, Islington, N1.
Price: Adv £6.50 plus booking fee. Door £8 before
midnight. £10 after.
02.04.11: Cool New 80s App Available: MASH for iPhone and iPad
to find out who you or your friends will marry? Are you going to live in
a beautiful, spacious mansion, or a cramped, drafty shack?
After playing MASH
(Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House) on your iPhone, iPod touch, or
iPad, you’ll find out where you’ll go to college, what you'll do for a
living, and even how many kids you’ll have. (And so much more!) MASH is
best when played with friends!
MASH is easy to pick up and play - simply name colleges, honeymoon
destinations, jobs, and so on. Draw a spiral and watch MASH count out
your future! Or, if you're feeling brave, let MASH choose. Change which
questions display to customize your story. Share your story with friends
via Facebook or email. Save your best stories for later.
Designed exclusively for iOS, MASH runs on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
MASH was chosen by Apple as a prestigious App Store Essential, and
quickly became a top 25 game in the App Store!
01.27.11: 'Rewind – The 80s Music Festival' 2011 Announces
Henley-on-Thames, England Line Up
2011 REWIND FESTIVAL which takes place at Temple Island
Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, August 19th-21st, is dedicated to staging and
celebrating the best music of the 1980s. And this year’s festival
promises to be the biggest and best yet with a rare appearance from 80s
pop legend Holly Johnson on Saturday August 20th and The Human League
who will close the festival on Sunday August 21st.
This year’s line-up includes the fabulous Village People who willhave the entire
crowd up on their feet doing the ‘YMCA’ while Candi Staton, the Queen of
Southern Soul, is sure to set the festival alight with her anthem,
‘You’ve Got The Love’. Recently reformed bands Haircut 100 and Fiction
Factory make their festival debuts along with the iconic Ali Campbell’s
UB40 and the legendary Average White Band whose ‘Pick Up The Pieces’ is
still acknowledged as a solid piece of funk history. Back to Rewind by
popular demand are Billy Ocean, Kim Wilde, Howard Jones, and Nik Kershaw
who form part of a phenomenal line-up of 24 acts who can boast 180 Top
20 hits, 16 chart toppers and 50 years in the charts between them!
Lovingly dubbed the perfect festival for people who normally don’t go to
festivals, REWIND is great fun, family friendly, and set in the green
and pleasant surrounds of historic Henley-on-Thames, better known for
its cream teas and annual regatta. REWIND is super civilized for every
member of its massive 40,000-strong audience; facilities on offer
include GLAMPING – glamorous camping to those not in the know which
means that smart tents or yurts, complete with shower and toilet
facilities, can be booked and set up in advance plus this year, for the
first time, Rewind will be offering accommodation in traditional wooden
gypsy caravans. There’s mooring to be had on the river right next to the
site, themed bars abound with champagne and cocktails and posh nosh
stands will offer a huge range of delicious goodies from Moroccan
tagines, cupcakes, veggie and bbq delights to delicious snacks and meals
which will be available throughout the festival. And this year The Wine
Bar, that paean of 80s chic, will make its own Rewind debut with an
excellent array of top quality vino.
There are family-friendly facilities such as the KidZone which offers tons
of fun activities for kids in a colourful big top; a funfair and
magicians to keep even the most active kid amused! The hugely popular
Silent Disco is back, as is the Live Karaoke Stage and the fireworks
displays closing the main stage on both Saturday and Sunday night. This
year’s festival also sees the debut of the world’s first solar powered
cinema; the Groovy Movie Picture House is a unique multimedia venue
powered entirely by solar panels; from classic 80s blockbusters to
independent films and cinema shorts, there will be something for
Says promoter David Heartfield: “Rewind is now the world's biggest 80s
music festival and we are thrilled that such legendary British acts as
Holly Johnson, The Human League, Average White Band and Ali Campbell's
UB40 can be with us this year. There's a massive and growing interest in
everything 80s around the world and this year we have some great acts
from America such as the fabulous Village People, Earth, Wind and Fire
Experience and Candi Staton. To go with all the festival favourites we
are bringing in some fun new facilities such as a cinema, The Groovy
Motion Picturehouse, and The Wine Bar which is modelled on those classic
wine bars of the 80s. Last year we expanded our capacity from 30,000 to
40,000 and to keep the unique feel of the festival we have decided not
to expand the capacity any further, despite the demand for tickets being
huge even though we haven't actually gone on sale yet.”
Festival line up is as follows:
Saturday Aug. 20th: Holly Johnson * Village People * Billy Ocean * Bananarama *
Haircut 100 * Howard Jones * Hue & Cry * ABC * Fiction Factory * The
Real Thing * The Original Bucks Fizz & Katrina (ex-Katrina and the
Sunday Aug. 21st: The Human League * Kim Wilde * Ali Campbells' UB40 * Eart, Wind
& Fire Experience feat. Al McKay * Average White Band * Nik Kershwa *
Candi Staton * Go West * Toyah * Captain Sensible * Brother Beyond *
01.27.11: 80s Pop Stars costar in new Syfy Original Movie
Time to set your Tivos ... Pop star sweethearts Tiffany ("I
Think We're Alone Now") and Debbie Gibson or Deborah Gibson as she
likes to be called now ("Foolish Beat" & "Lost in Your Eyes"), are
costarring in the new made-for-TV Syfy Original Movie, Mega Python
vs. Gatoroid. As giant pythons invade the Florida Everglades and
threaten the alligator population, what do the locals do? Why introduce
a "gatoroid" of course! (That's a giant alligator for those of you not
well versed in monster lingo.)
As with most Syfy Original Movies, this looks like a real winner
(and when I say "real winner" I mean not very swift). Just take a gander
at Tiffany's "we're
going to need a bigger gator" scene. But the one thing the film's
got going for it, and the reason most of you will probably tune in, is
catfight between the two singers. Just before the fight breaks out
Debbie says to Tiffany, "Looks like somebody had bitch for breakfast." I
mean com'mon now you've gotta watch right? As one of the movie
taglines says, "Only thing bigger than a mega reptile problem is a
pop star one." Let the screaming, scratching, biting, and bad script
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid premiers Saturday January 29th at 9/8c on the
01.17.11: 'Rewind – The 80s Music Festival' 2011 Announces Scotland Line
– The 80s Music Festival, being held at Scone Palace in Perth,
Scottland this year, has just announced its 2011 line up and it's big.
In fact, it's the biggest line up of 80s artists in Scotland ever! You
definitely won't want to miss this 80s event. So without further ado,
check out the Rewind 2011 artists:
Rick Astley * Tony Hadley * The Human League *Billy Ocean * Kim Wilde *
Howard Jones * Bananarama * Nik Kershaw * Heaven 17 * Hue &
Cry * ABC * Fiction Factory * Imagination * The Bluebells * Go West *
T’Pau * Kid Creole and the Coconuts * The Real Thing * Toyah * The Beat
* Hazel O’Connor * China Crisis * Doctor & the Medics * Modern Romance *
Between them this iconic line-up of eighties artists have had over 150 Top
20 Hits and over 40 years in the charts.
On the weekend of the 29th-31st July, Scotland’s largest boutique camping
festival is expected to attract over 20,000 people to the fantastic
festival site at Scone Palace (the historic home of the Earls of
Mansfield), on the banks of the River Tay.
In addition to the Main Stage, the festival will have a host of other
entertainment; Funfairs and Fireworks, Street Entertainers and Kidzone,
Theme Bars, Food Courts, Traders, Silent Disco and even Live Karaoke (no
tacky machines here – festival goers get the chance to perform with a
full live band and backing vocalists!).
The campsite is situated in the parklands below the palace, just a short
walk from all the fun and will feature a full range of “Glamping
Options”. Glamping i.e. Glamorous Camping is where Tents, Tipis or Yurts
are all set up for your arrival (even your airbed is pumped up!). If you
don’t want to carry your luggage or tents then our “Cart-to-Camp”
service will rent you a trolley to ease the trip.
If you are coming to the family friendly Rewind Scotland with children,
there is a family field where late night partying is banned. There is
also a special RV (Recreational Vehicle) field for those with Motorhomes
Tickets for the festival go on sale on Friday January 21st at 9.00am. Full
details on ticket outlets and prices are available from the website
12.06.10: New Book by author Greg Prato ... MTV Ruled The World: The
Early Years Of Music Video
the author of such books as, Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of
Seattle Rock Music, Touched By Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story,
and A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of
Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon, Greg Prato has a new title that is
now available for purchase.
MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video
is the first-ever book to focus solely on the channel's important
specifically from the MTV's launch to when its original group of VJs
left the channel. Comprised of over 70 all-new interviews ("Weird Al"
Yankovic, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rob Halford,
Stewart Copeland, Rick Springfield, Jerry Casale, Geddy Lee, Ann Wilson,
Chuck D, Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, etc.), the book is not only an
eye-opening account of the early years of MTV and the stories behind its
biggest videos, but also of the music industry, important music
developments/events, and the "Big '80s" in general.
With the 30 year anniversary of MTV's launch (August 1, 1981) approaching
in 2011, what better way to celebrate than with an all-new book? MTV
Ruled the World is set up in an "oral history" format (in other
words, you're getting the story straight from the source) and is
chock-full of rarely seen (or in many cases, never-before-seen)
– The 80s Music Festival is to launch a new weekend event at
Palace in Perthshire, Scotland in
July 2011. The festival will boast the biggest live outdoor
line-up of 80s recording artists and performers ever!
Originally launched at Henley-on-Thames in 2009, the 80s Rewind Music
Festival was the surprise success of the year attracting 30,000 people.
What’s more, the festival was nominated for Best New Festival of 2009.
In its second year at Henley-On-Thames (2010), the festival grew to
capacity at 40,000 people and was broadcast for the first time on Sky
The 80s Rewind Festival boasts the biggest line-up of artists since Live
Aid and in its first two years has featured such iconic 80s names as:
Boy George, Tony Hadley, Rick Astley, Gloria Gaynor, Kim Wilde,
ABC, Go West, Howard Jones, Nik Kershaw and many more.
Now the organizers have announced that a Scottish version of the festival
will be launched next year at the historic setting of Scone Palace in
Perthshire – the home of The Earls of Mansfield and the crowning palace
of the Kings of Scotland.
The festival will take place on the
weekend of the 29th - 31st July and will feature a
massive line-up of 80s artists as well as loads of other festival fun
from Silent Discos to Live Karaoke bars along with Camping and Glamping
(Glamorous Camping) options.
Festival-goers will have to wait until the middle of January for the full
"official" line-up to be announced. Tickets will go on sale to
the general public at 9am on Friday January 21st.
For further information about 'Rewind: The 80s Music Festival,
08.26.10: Sony Music proudly announce the reissue of George Michael’s
iconic debut solo album Faith
the 27th September 2010, Sony Music will be reissuing George Michael’s
iconic album, Faith, now remastered. It will be available in
multiple special formats including Limited Edition Numbered Collectors
When George Michael released his debut solo album Faith in 1987
it instantly caught the imagination of the entire pop world, becoming a
milestone in both George Michael’s career and in popular culture. It
remains a high point in pop
music, as well as a measure for any artist wanting to cross musical
genres and gather both popular and critical appeal.
The album confirmed George’s status as a
songwriter of outstanding ability and emotional depth and it propelled
him to superstar status equal to that of Elton John, Paul McCartney,
Michael Jackson and Madonna. After hitting the Number One spot in the
UK, the USA and many other countries across the globe, Faith
went on to sell over 20 million albums worldwide. It became the best
selling US album of 1988 and was awarded the prestigious Diamond Award
for sales of 10 million copies.
Faith rapidly became a
record-breaking phenomenon, not only producing six Number One singles
but also putting George Michael on the map as the first white male
artist to hit Number One on the US R&B chart. Faith features some of
George’s greatest songs including Father Figure, One More
Try, Faith, Kissing A Fool and I Want Your
The album was written, produced and
arranged entirely by George Michael. His artistry has resulted in
countless accolades, including a Grammy for “Album of the Year” and
three American Music Awards, namely: Favourite Album (Soul/R&B);
Favourite Male Vocalist (Soul/R&B) and Favourite Male Vocalist
(Pop/Rock). Additional tributes included an MTV Award for Father Figure”
(Best Direction) and two Ivor Novello Awards for “Songwriter of the
Year” and “International Hit of the Year”.
To date, George Michael has sold over
100 million records throughout the world; his music sounds as fresh as
it did when Faith was first released in 1987. So much so, in
fact, that George Michael’s songs – including tracks from Faith
– recently featured in the hit US TV show Eli Stone. As well as
appearing on the show himself, George’s songs were used as a theme for
Today, George Michael continues to
inspire young talent and his influence can be heard amongst many of
today’s pop and R&B artists. The remastered, reissued Faith
will not only delight George’s legions of fans across the world, but it
will continue to influence a whole new generation of musicians.
George Michael’s Faith will be
reissued globally by Sony Music. The UK release date is the 27th
All songs written, produced and arranged
by George Michael with the exception of Look At Your Hands by
George Michael and David Austin.
08.04.10: Hello Yesterday! An 80s Festival
Yesterday! An 80s Festival is an all-day, all-ages celebration of
the 80s featuring A Flock of Seagulls, The Romantics, When In Rome,
Gene Loves Jezebel, Animotion and Dramarama. The event will be held
at scenic LaSalle Park on Buffalo’s beautiful waterfront. Hello
Yesterday brings together some of the best performers from 80s pop
music. A portion of the proceeds will go to former Buffalo Bill
great Jim Kelly’s charity HUNTER’S HOPE. The festival’s
entertainment grounds buzz all day with attractions and activities
including the Best Buy 80s
Guitar Hero tent, the 80s Ultimate LipSync Contest, prize giveaways and
much more. General admission is $35 - $45 at the door. VIP tickets are
available for $100. VIP tickets include a meet and greet with the bands,
Hello Yesterday swag, t-shirts, posters, and catered VIP tent and VIP
seating. Catered seating includes a buffet, beer and soft drinks. You
must be 21 years of age or older to purchase a VIP ticket.
Jovi has hit the road again. The Circle Tour, their largest since the
Jersey Syndicate tour in the 80s, kicked off in February of this year
and will take them to 30 countries. And apparently this is the year for
Bon Jovi. Their Circle Tour has been named the highest grossing concert
of 2010, beating out the likes of mega popstars Justin Bieber and Lady
Jovi has already hit the USA, Canada, England & France, their
upcoming tour dates include South America, Japan, and Australia/New
Zealand. Why not make your chance to see Bon Jovi a vacation ... rock
out with an 80s icon at the best concert of the year AND visit some
place new. You can get all detail at
www.bonjovi.com/tour. They even offer travel packages for certain
cities. Plus if you join their fan club you can take advantage of
Power Balladz, an Off-Broadway production featuring 1980's
power ballads, hits NYC this August
song was playing when you had your first kiss? What about your first
slow dance? How about during your first time? Chances are, it was a
power ballad – you know, those songs that double as the soundtrack to
your life? Those anthems that make you want to throw a lighter in the
air and start singing along at the top of your lungs...
Now at the
brand new arena rock cabaret in the center of Times Square,
Power Balladz, you can do just that - celebrate the best music
of the 70s, 80s, and 90s and unleash your inner rock star.
Power Balladz is the arena rock experience you’ve been waiting for
- part hilarious comedy, part interactive game show, and 90 minutes of
wicked rock featuring some of the greatest anthems ever written by man,
woman, or beast.
The formula is simple – take some awesome rock singers, give them a full
band, tons of lights, a killer fog machine, a video projection screen,
and lots of leather and long hair. In Power Balladz the band
knows how to rock, but when the high school sweetheart of one of the
band members stumbles into the concert after over ten years apart – will
he be man enough to finally score the hard bodied girl of his dreams?
Enjoy the show, have a few cocktails, and lift your lighters in the air to
face melting guitar solos! And don’t worry – this is not your
typical, stuffy theater experience – we encourage you to leave your cell
phone on, sing along loudly, have a few too many beers, and even hook up
with your neighbor. Put the kids to bed, then come to Power Balladz
to act like one.
Straight from a sold out run in Minneapolis, Power Balladz is a
full night of fun. The party starts a half-hour before show time. Come
early for interactive games and rock trivia. After the show, your ticket
grants you access to live-band karaoke where you can live out your
fantasies center stage.
“Come Sail Away” to the Midtown Theater located in the center of Times
Square for a night of the best rock anthems that will be sure to bring
you “Home Sweet Home.”
Curzon Cinemas presents Midnight Movies - 80's Night:
Vampires vs. Werewolves
80's night is back! Forget 'Twilight'; join Midnight Movies on
9th for the ultimate battle between the preppy werewolves and
leather-clad vamps at Curzon Soho where we present two classic 80s
films. Plus karaoke before the films and a late bar with the best retro
cocktails and live music from Reel Music DJs (reel-music.com).
Dress code: Will it be fur or fangs? Free cocktail for the first 50
Party starts at 10:00 pm. Films begin at 12 midnight. Late bar open until
Director: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman
USA 1987. 97 mins
Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to
be a vampire....
Director: Rod Daniel
Starring: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Susan Ursitti
USA 1985. 91 mins
Puberty comes with a few surprises as Scott discovers werewolf powers
that make him a hot basketball player and a hit with the ladie.
"Midnight Movies...because some films need to be seen late at night, on a
big screen, in the company of the afterdark people" - Kim Newman, Patron
of Midnight Movies.
06.21.10: 80s Rewind-The
Christmas Tour hits UK (Nov/Dec 2010)
Rewind tour is back and this time for Christmas (Nov/Dec 2010). Coming
to a UK arena near you, 80's Rewind-The Christmas Tour will feature some
of the most iconic artists of the 80s such as: Kool and the Gang, Sister
Sledge, ABC, Howard Jones, Go West, T’Pau & The Christians. With over 50
top twenty hits between them, this will be one non-stop party from start
Tickets for this radical event are on sale now (as of June 17th). Cost is
£37.50. Venues include:
11/30 Birmingham LG Arena
12/1 Wembley Arena
12/2 Manchester MEN Arena
Don’t miss out on the ultimate 80s Christmas Party!
03.10.10: Corey Haim Dies at 38
80s star leaves us too soon. Corey Haim, actor and 80s teen idol, passed
away early this morning at the age of 38. Apparently he had been
suffering from flu-like symptoms, collapsed this morning at his mother's
home, and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. His
death is being viewed as an apparent accidental overdose, but only
prescription drugs were found in his mother's apartment. An autopsy will
determine an official cause of death.
The Canadian-born actor got his start in the film "Firstborn" (1984)
starring opposite Teri Garr, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Robert Downey Jr.
After his leading role in 1986's "Lucas" he became known as a
heartthrob, going on to star in movies such as "The Lost Boys" (1987),
"License to Drive" (1988), and "Dream a Little Dream" (1989).
Unfortunately the late 80s saw the peak of his film career.
work in films with Corey Feldman lead the pair to be dubbed "The Coreys."
The two best friends even went on to do a reality show together on A&E
called "The Two Coreys" which aired in 2007-2008.
While it was no surprise Haim suffered from drug addiction, he openly
acknowledged his struggle and made attempts at rehab. In 2008 he bought
a full-page ad in Variety saying "This is not a stunt, I'm back. I'm
ready to work. I'm ready to make amends." This announcement apparently
worked. He starred in 2009's "Crank: High Voltage" with Jason Statham
and had other films in the works.
Corey -- Like Totally 80s thought you totally rocked. You will be missed.
Bangles, one of the greatest all-female bands of all time, are hitting
the road this year with a Spring 2010 tour. So break out your old tapes,
brush up on your lyrics, and get ready to "Walk Like an Egyptian."
Recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the
years earlier "We Are The World 25 For Haiti," was created to benefit
the Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti.
New Wave Ball - 80s Dance Party Fundraiser
go back to the days of metal bands and big hair. Find some leg warmers,
muscle shirts, or leggings to wear. It'll be a party to celebrate the
best decade yet. You can even show up in a little red Corvette. The
music is sure to be loud and great. And you are welcome to bring a
friend or date.
01.11.10: 'I Think We're Alone Now' a feature documentary out on
a world flushed with obsessions over celebrity image and lifestyle,
super fans and fanatics have become an ordinary asset to any star within
the public eye. Aside from the frequent enthusiasts, however, I
Think We’re Alone Now showcases the story of two individuals
fixated upon 80s star Tiffany - their actions personifying the
definition of ‘stalker’.
The documentary features Jeff Turner, a 53 year old with Aspergers
Syndrome and Kelly McCormick, a 34 year old hermaphrodite and looks at
their love obsession with Tiffany who topped the charts with 'I
Think We’re Alone Now' in 1987. Cautioned with a three year
restraining order, Turner still freely attends her concerts and events
with money provided through his disability insurance. Any additional
finances are spent insistently on outlandish contraptions he claims
allow him to ‘strengthen his psychic connection with Tiffany’. Amongst
sending her endless letters, he was once arrested for taking her a bunch
of flowers with an enclosed samurai sword; the imaginary bond he has
with Tiffany is in reality, just harassment.
McCormick, who unlike Turner has never seen Tiffany in concert is far more
reclusive, choosing to obsess over the star from the comforts of her
Tiffany plastered walls. Despite never meeting her, McCormick claims to
have been best friends with Tiffany since a teenager, naming her as the
motivational force that has allowed her to do everything in life. The
documentary comes to a height when Turner and McCormick meet each other
and prepare to attend a Tiffany concert and meet and greet.
Taking an objective and sympathetic stance, the documentary delivers a
heart-rending yet often comedic insight into the fictitious
relationships created through a mixture of fandom and mental illness.
Guess what 80s music fans ... Spandau Ballet is going on tour this summer
in the US. This will be their first visit to the States in 25 years! You
definitely don't want to miss out.
Visit Spandau's official web site for tour dates and ticket information
www.spandauballet.com. You can even listen to their new album, 'Once
More.' And be sure to check out their timeline while you're there. It's
11.16.09: DEVO on tour!
favorite Energy Dome wearing band is back on tour. Be sure to catch
their show when they come to a town near you. And always remember to...
Vote for your favorite Sesame Street Video from the 80s!
part of their 40th anniversary, Sesame Street is offering a 5 week
voting experience in which fans can vote for their all-time favorite
Sesame Street segment over the past 40 years. Hosted by Grover, the
voting poll theme will be the ‘top 40 of 40 years’.
Here's how it will work. . . . Each week for four weeks, fans will vote
for their favorite video from a selection of pre-selected 40 videos. In
the fifth and final week of voting, fans will choose from the 40 highest
overall ranked videos from the previous 4 weeks. At the end of the 5th
week, through out the 6th week, and onwards, Sesame Street will feature
the winning video and 39 ranked runner ups.
to the overwhelming success of this summer’s Rewind Festival, the
organizers have decided to stage the festival again next summer.
The festival will take place on the weekend of the 20-22 August 2010 at
Temple Island Meadows near Henley-on-Thames.
“Early Bird” tickets go on sale this Friday (18 Sept) at 2009 prices. Only
Camping and Weekend tickets are available at the moment. Day tickets
will go on sale when the full line-up is announced. Full details are
“We are very busy working on the line-up for 2010” said promoter David
Heartfield, “and have already confirmed a number of great acts for next
summer. We won’t announce them until the whole line-up is put together,
however the enormous success of this year’s festival makes us confident
that it will be even bigger and better next year.”
Update 01.28.09: This year’s REWIND features an even
bigger line-up of 80s pop giants including Boy George, 10CC, Heaven 17,
Altered Images, Tony Hadley, ABC & Go West, Marc Almond, Level 42, Hazel
O’Connor and many more. Tickets go on sale Friday 29th January at 9am.
2010 Rewind Festival Press Release for more information.
09.04.09: 80s Dance Party in the Philadelphia/Atlantic City area
and dad are gone for the weekend and your friend's older brother is
throwing a party. So come join us Saturday October 3rd at Notre Dame
Regional School. DJs DeeJay and Brutha Bri will be blasting all your
favorite 80s tunes. Dance the night away to the likes of Duran Duran,
Rick James, The Go-Go's, and The B52's. Refreshments such as pizza,
salad, pretzels & chips, "enhanced" punch, beer & deserts will be
served. Outside spirits & munchies are also welcome. And don't forget to
dress the part too! There'll be prizes for the best 80s outfits.
When: Saturday October 3, 2009 from 7-11pm
Where: Notre Dame Regional School
601 Central Avenue, Landisville, NJ 08326
Cost: $30 (Proceeds to benefit Notre Dame Regional School)
Note: Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
For more info or to purchase tickets call Dave Zappariello at
856-697-0451, Geri Cafiso at 856-696-2220, or the school at
Attention London 80s Fans: Michael Jackson & John Hughes Tribute Nights
at Club de Fromage
an 80s bonanza at Club de Fromage...
Saturday August 29th:Michael Jackson 51st
Birthday Tribute! MJ would have been 51
today, so we're throwing a special birthday party in his honour. Come
and celebrate the best of the late King of Pop. We'll be playing a whole
heap of his biggest tracks, as well as the finest floor-fillers by other
artists from the last 50 years.
Saturday September 5th: The Breakfast Club!
Club De Fromage Film Club kicks off its inaugural night! Sing along with
Molly and Emilio to Simple Minds as we take you back to the 80s with a
special screening of John Hughes' classic,
The Breakfast Club. Dress in your pyjamas, 80s gear or as your fave
John Hughes character. And the best bit is you can drink beer all the
way through the film. Burp!
Friday July 31st Curzon Cinemas Presents Midnight Movies 80's Pink &
Our 80's night is back! What were you like at high school? Were you Pretty
in Pink? Or did you rock the Blue Velvet? Now the choice is yours!
Arrive early to enjoy a free pink or blue cocktail whilst grooving to
the tunes of the legendary Prince Nelly (Popstarz, Guilty Pleasures)
then choose between the Bratpack classic or David Lynch's maniacal
masterpiece on the big screen in 35mm glory. Plus your ticket gets you
entry to the after party where we
have an exclusive music/video mash up set from Straight To Video (DJs
Freelance Hellraiser and The 20th Century Fox), a 3am bar and 80's
karaoke on the big screen! Dress code: Blue or Pink only.
Director: Howard Deutch
Starring: Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer
USA 1986. 96 mins
Written by John Hughes, this Bratpack classic follows Andie, a fashion
conscious New Wave girl caught between the desires of rich kid Blane and
her geeky best friend Duckie.
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper
USA 1986. 120 mins
When Jeffrey Beaumont returns from college, nothing can prepare him for
the dark and sadistic characters he uncovers in his sleepy town.
Michael Jackson, King of Pop - Gone But Never Forgotten.
Jackson passed away suddenly Thursday, June 25th, 2009 after suffering
cardiac arrest. He was only 50. Michael revolutionized the face of
music, dance, and fashion and become a world-wide Pop Phenom. He brought
us classic hits like Rock With You, Thriller, Billie Jean, Black or
White, Bad, and Beat It. He gave us the Moonwalk, leather zippered
jackets, and sparkling gloves. And who can forget the amazing
mini-movie/dance music video for Thriller. There's never been anyone
like Michael and there probably never will again. While in recent years
his eccentricities and over all weirdness mad us go, "What's up with
that?" and "Where'd our MJ of the 70s & 80s go?," you can't deny his
talent and what he brought to the world. So from all of us at Like
Totally 80s... Michael, we thought you rocked and you'll be truly
Check out these Michael Jackson stories, photos, and videos:
Fame! I'm going to live forever.
I'm going to learn how to fly....
This classic 1980 Oscar-winning hit movie is being reinvented for the next
generation. Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers,
actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of
Performing Arts. As each student strives for his or her moment in the
spotlight, they'll discover who among them has the talent and discipline
to succeed ... and achieve Fame.
In addition to being a successful movie, Fame was also a hit TV
series that ran from 1982-1987. Debbie Allen, star of both the show and
original film, will also appear in the remake as Principal Angela Simms.
80s mega actress and sultry love interest of Top Gun’s Maverick (Tom
Cruise) has come out as a lesbian. >
04.15.09: Retrofest - The Original 80s Music Festival
in its third year having already attracted the biggest 80s line up since
Live Aid the biggest 80s Music Festival in Europe Retrofest returns with
a new location in the middle of Glasgow City featuring Level 42 - Gloria
Gaynor - Heaven 17 - Sister Sledge - Average White Band - ABC - Five
Star - Midge Ure - Nik Kershaw - Rick Astley - Bad Manners - A Flock of
Seagulls - Go West - Nick Heyward - Right Said Fred - Aswad - East 17 -
Bay City Rollers - Showaddywaddy & Jaki Graham.
Twenty five years after its original release Breakdance The Movie
(1984) is without a doubt
still the original and best breakdance film: a movie inspired by a street
movement that went on to spread the craze wider and further than anyone
As well as introducing scores of teens in the US and UK to the dancing,
the music and the clothes that characterised breakdancing, bodypopping and
in general, Breakdance also brought fledgling rapper Ice T to a
wider audience for
the first time ever.
Now, get out your lino, stick on your ghetto blaster and don your cap as
Breakdance – and its sequel Breakdance 2 Electric Boogaloo – spin on to DVD
Encore is celebrating the weekend between Christmas and New Year’s with a
Big 80s Weekend beginning Friday, Dec 26th at 8pm! In addition to a
marathon of classic 80’s flicks such as Sixteen Candles, Weird
Science, Mannequin, Back to the Future and Breakin’
2: Electric Boogaloo, catch the world television premiere of Us
Festival 1983 – Day One including performances by INXS, Oingo Boingo
(featuring Danny Elfman) and The Clash, as well as interviews with MTV VJ
Mark Goodman and Men At Work’s Colin Hay.
ROCK OF AGES is an off-Broadway 80's rock
musical that pretty much hits it out of the park. Staring American Idol's
Constantine Maroulis, it takes audiences on a musical trip with a story
set to blazing hits from iconic rockers such as Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx,
Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and
02.18.09: UPDATE - Here is a pic sent in by fans of the
site. They are high school friends that celebrated a 32nd birthday
by going to see NKOTB at the Gwinett Center in Atlanta in October of
2008. They made matching tie-dyed shirts, each with the name of
their favorite New Kid.
Collector's Editions of Movement, Power, Corruption & Lies, Low-Life,
Brotherhood and Technique Feature Original Factory Records Releases
Remastered and Expanded with Non-Album Singles, B-Sides and Remixes.
Each Available from Rhino November 11.
ANGELES -- After forming in 1980, New Order
went on to develop a groundbreaking sound that mixed synthesizer-driven
pop with electronic dance beats on a series of acclaimed and influential
albums. The band -- Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Gillian
Gilbert -- released a total of five albums during the '80s that helped
blaze a trail for the alternative music movement that would peak a decade
later. Rhino pays tribute to these musical pioneers with Collector's
Editions of the band's first five albums: MOVEMENT, POWER, CORRUPTION &
LIES, LOW-LIFE, BROTHERHOOD and TECHNIQUE. On November 11, all five will
be available at all retail outlets, including
www.rhino.com, for a
list price of $24.98.
And don't forget to visit our New Order page
to reminice with their songs & music videos.
10.10.08: New DVD Release: The Real
Ghostbusters: The Complete Series
the first time, all seasons (147 episodes) of The Real Ghostbusters are
available in one collection, on 25 DVDs.
● All Episodes of The Real Ghostbusters
● All Episodes from Slimer! And The Real
Unique Collector's Box with Exclusive Art
Also included are over TWELVE HOURS of
bonus features, including:
● The original promotional pilot for The Real Ghostbusters, NEVER BEFORE
● 21 on-camera Commentary Tracks with producers, voice actors, writers,
and production personnel
● 5 exclusive Documentaries
● 86 Episode Introductions
● 16-page booklets include episode synopses, trivia, and art for every
● Plus Scripts, Storyboards, Image Galleries, Music & Effects Audio
Tracks, and Much
● Interviews with J. Michael Straczynski (Writer & Story Editor), Maurice
(Voice Of " Egon Spenglerg"), Laura Summer (Voice Of First "Janine Melnitz"),
Kath Soucie (Voice Of Second "Janine Melnitz"), and Many Others
09.23.08: Kirk Cameron refuses to kiss
Kirk Cameron has made the
headlines today for his refusal to kiss the actress playing his wife
in his new movie Fireproof (since it wasn’t his real wife and that would break his
marriage vows). Watch his interview with Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb
on The Today Show below.
08.22.08: Bruce Springsteen on tour and
better than ever!
A review by an LT80s site reader of his
August 21st concert in Nashville, TN:
Bruce Springsteen took the stage at the
Sommet Center in Nashville and played a 3 hour set with joyful abandon.
Appearing to have the voice and stamina of a twenty year old, Bruce took
audience requests and delivered a rockin’ show that satisfied fans of
all ages. Reaching back to the early days with a story about his first
guitar during “Spirit in the Night” all the way up to an encore of the
new “Girls in Their Summer Clothes” dedicated to Tennessee ladies, Bruce
and the E Street Band proved it all night that he is The Once and
Forever Boss. Without a doubt the best concert I’ve ever been to. –
submitted by Julie, Birmingham
Knight Rider back on the air as a new NBC TV series.
On the heels of
NBC's hit movie, the iconic 1980s television classic comes roaring back to
life as a reinvented, updated and super-charged action series showcasing
the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand). Absolutely the coolest
car ever created, KITT is equipped with an "AI" (artificial intelligence)
that is capable of hacking almost any system. Its weapons systems match
that of a jet fighter, and its body is capable of actually transforming
into other vehicles and using sophisticated holographic imagery to elude
villains. The cast includes Justin Bruening as Mike Traceur - estranged
son of Michael Knight; Sydney Tamiia Pitier as Carrie Ruvai - a tough FBI
agent who doesn't see eye-to-eye with Mike Traceur; Sarah Graiman as
Deanna Russo - childhood best friend, one-time girlfriend of Mike Traceur,
and daughter of KITT creator, Charles Graiman; and Bruce Davidson as
Charles Graiman - creator of Knight Industries Three Thousand (KITT). The
new version of Knight Rider premiers Wednesday, September 24th at 8/7c on
NBC. If you missed the TV movie, you can watch it in full here:
07.25.08: New online radio station streaming all 80s music all the
time. check out this great new option for getting your 80s music
fix here: www.mixlovesthe80s.com
Toni Basil is a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance.
remember Toni Basil from her 80s hit "Mickey."
Besides being a singer, she is also a dancer and choreographer. She is
currently choreographing Bette Midler's hit Las Vegas show, "The
Show Must Go On." Watch Toni on the So You Think You Can Dance results
show tonight on FOX at 9/8c. For more information about So You Think
You Can Dance, visit:
07.16.08: eBay Charity Auction for
Public Television Rocks! Commemorates Historic Final Concert of the Police
with Special Guests The B-52s.
A charity auction for The Police
has just began on eBay, commemorating their upcoming historic final
concert with special guests the B-52s in New York’s Madison Square Garden.
There are a very limited number
of once-in-a-lifetime concert experiences and autographed memorabilia
being auctioned online through eBay Giving Works for both artists, and The
Police have chosen to have 100% of the proceeds benefit local New York
Public Television Rocks!
14th at 7pm (ET) through July 24th, several VIP Concert Packages will be
available including for example: The Police Ultimate VIP Package for Two
which features an intimate meeting with The Police, Access to the band's
final Sound Check (a few select guests will be invited to join the
on stage to lend their rock star abilities to the rehearsal!), Front row
seats to the final show, Pre concert dinner with a cocktail reception, and
Limited edition souvenirs. There is a B-52s VIP package for Four, which
includes a private Meet n' Greet, Rare access to the B-52s Sound Check,
Front row seats, and Four one-of-a-kind signed memorabilia gift sets.
There is also The Police Snake Pit Ticket package for Four (the only Pit
tickets available to the general public are in this auction!).
beginning August 4th at 7:00pm (ET) - August 14th, the second wave of the
auction will begin. It will feature a complete set of The Police’s
autographed instruments including: Sting’s Signature Bass, Sennheiser
Microphone and Stand (used during the 2007/2008 world Police tour); Andy’s
Signature Fender Telecaster; plus Stewart’s Tama Star Drum Set (played at
2007 GRAMMY Awards).
100% of the proceeds from both auctions will benefit Public Television
Rocks!, an initiative formed between NY Public Television stations,
WLIW21. The Police chose
to support these stations in recognition of their contributions to art,
music, and culture both in New York, and nationally. For more information,
07.01.08: New 80s inspired musical in NYC this summer, The Johnny Musical,
as a part of the New York International Fringe Festival. It answers the
question, What happened to the bullying blonde jock in all those
beloved '80s movies AFTER he lost to the scrappy young underdog? When
Johnny Zabka loses for the first time ever, he has no idea what to do with
his life. Shunned by his friends and evicted by his parents, Johnny must
find a new way to win or else face the fact that he just may have peaked
at the ripe old age of eighteen. With a musical score that not only echoes
the music of the 1980s, but also finds a place for tap and Irish-themed
numbers, The Johnny is a lively musical that is full of laughs and
heart. For more info visit
07.01.08: Molly Ringwald (John Hughes 80s Brat
Pack star) returns to TV in a new series on ABC Family called ‘The
Secret Life of the American Teenager.’ In it, she plays 40 year old
mom of a 15 year old daughter that finds herself pregnant. It is produced
by Brenda Hampton, creator of “7th Heaven” and she likens this show to
that, only with sex. We at Like Totally 80s are thrilled to see Molly
Ringwald doing so many great things (she is also a star on Broadway),
although she’ll always be Samantha Baker, the girl that got Jake Ryan to