Iconic 80s songs Inducted Into The Grammy Hall of Fame
Dec02

Iconic 80s songs Inducted Into The Grammy Hall of Fame

Some of your favorite Prince and NWA’s late 1980’s songs will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2017. Which songs made the Grammy Hall of Fame cut? Sign “O” The Times by Prince (1987) and Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A. (1988) were both added to the list. Songs need to meet requirements like being 25+ years old, covering the various genres and having a historic or qualitative significance of some kind to be considered for...

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Can’t Stop the Music: The Village People Had a Movie?
Nov30

Can’t Stop the Music: The Village People Had a Movie?

The theatrical trailer for The Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music  promised, “It’s the musical extravaganza that launches the 80s.” That outrages claim was actually an understatement. Chances are that you’ve never seen or even heard of this movie from the summer of 1980. Well, there’s a good reason for that. It’s because it bombed at the box office bigger than Heaven’s Gate and Ishtar combined. At a price tag of a...

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Depeche Mode Plans New Album, Tour
Nov29

Depeche Mode Plans New Album, Tour

Depeche Mode plans to release a new album, Spirit, in 2017 which will be followed by a world tour. For the new album the the group will be working with producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco (Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine) for the first time. Once the new record has been released the group will kick off its world tour with a 32-date European swing. The band will also tour North and South America in the near future,...

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’80s R&B Singer Colonel Adams Dead At 67
Nov29

’80s R&B Singer Colonel Adams Dead At 67

If you were a fan of the song “Trapped” by Colonel Adams, now would be a great to revisit the track and celebrate the life of the singer who died on Thanksgiving at the age of 67. “The musician scored his biggest hits with the club singles “Trapped” and “I’m Not Gonna Let You,” which both hit number 1,” according to Essence. “After it was revealed that Abrams was homeless last...

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Replacements’ Tommy Stinson Brings Back Bash & Pop
Nov26

Replacements’ Tommy Stinson Brings Back Bash & Pop

After The Replacements broke up everyone who loved the group expected Paul Westerberg to continue putting out great music and he did not disappoint. What people did not expect  was that Tommy Stinson would go onto record a gem of an album, but that’s exactly what he did with Bash & Pop’s Friday Night is Killing Me. At the time it came out label politics, timing, and many of the things that hurt The Replacements...

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80s/90s Alt-Rockers Buffalo Tom Making a New Album
Nov23

80s/90s Alt-Rockers Buffalo Tom Making a New Album

While Buffalo Tom had its biggest successes in the 1990s, the band was born at the University of Massachusetts in the 1980s. The group — Chris Colbourn (bass/vocals), Tom Maginnis (drums), and Bill Janovitz (guitar/vocals) — reached its commercial peak in the 90s with Let Me Come Over, followed by Big Red Letter Day, and Sleepy Eyed. After 1998’s Smitten the group mostly stopped being an active band, though it never...

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8 Lessons Howard Jones’ ‘No One is to Blame’ Teaches about the Writing Process
Nov21

8 Lessons Howard Jones’ ‘No One is to Blame’ Teaches about the Writing Process

Turns out, Howard Jones was wrong:  there is someone to blame, and his name is Billy Ocean. At the very least, we can sort of blame Billy Ocean for the fact that Howard Jones never had a number one hit: “No One is to Blame,” Howard’s highest charting hit in the U.S., peaked at #4 during the week of July 5, 1986– the same week that Billy’s “There’ll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)” reigned at #1. (For the record: that week, Simply...

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Howard Jones Joins The 80s Cruise Lineup
Nov18

Howard Jones Joins The 80s Cruise Lineup

By Steve Spears If you think playing the show lounge of the Celebrity Summit is the most unusual gig in the career of Howard Jones, then maybe you’d like to get to know him better. “I played in Gorky Park once, in Russia, the weekend of the Gorbachev-Reagan summit,” Howard told me during a 2010 interview. “That was really amazing because the audience actually knew my songs, and the band that had been on before me had been hunted by...

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Bon Jovi Releasing All Its Albums on Vinyl
Nov17

Bon Jovi Releasing All Its Albums on Vinyl

Bon Jovi not only has a new album, the group has plans to release a massive box set with all its records on vinyl. With over 130 million albums sold, an extensive catalog of hit anthems, and nearly 3000 concerts performed in 50 countries for over 35 million fans, Bon Jovi is one of the world’s most successful bands.I ts new album, This House Is Not For Sale, debuted at #1 in the United States, Australia and Japan and in the Top 5 in...

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Jon Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” Just Turned 30
Nov16

Jon Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” Just Turned 30

Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” just turned 30. That’s right, we’re that old…but, like Jon Bon Jovi, we’re still going strong. Have you seen him lately in those hilarious Direct TV commercials? He’s still gorgeous after all these years. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of Bon Jovi’s biggest hits from the 80s, we’ve gathered ten fun facts about the singer that might surprise you. In 1989, while on a stop in LA...

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Punk Band Blink-182 Covers The Cure’s ‘Boys Don’t Cry’
Nov16

Punk Band Blink-182 Covers The Cure’s ‘Boys Don’t Cry’

It’s not very often you hear of a late 90s-2000 band covering one of the greatest bands of the 80s, however, it has happened. Punk rock band Blink-182 recently covered The Cure‘s “Boys Don’t Cry” during a radio appearance for France’s OÜI FM. The band sat down with OÜI FM to chat about their new music and more but the real excitement for 80s fans is the acoustic cover of The Cure’s “Boys...

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80s Country Music Star Holly Dunn has Died
Nov15

80s Country Music Star Holly Dunn has Died

Holly Dunn, a well-loved country music star who had her heyday in the 80s has passed away from ovarian cancer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to multiple news sources. She was 59. The singer, who has been retired since 2003, learned she had cancer in March, the Nashville Tennessean reported. She has largely been out of the public eye since she stepped away from music in order to pursue painting. Dunn saw her song “Are You...

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These are the Best 80s Music Videos
Nov13

These are the Best 80s Music Videos

While the debate will go on, the election has been decided and voters have picked the best 80s music videos. In a Billboard poll voters were asked to pick the best videos from the decade that essentially created the format. The vote was taken in honor of MTV’s 30th anniversary and the results included some of the greatest videos ever made. These are the best 80s music videos as voted on by Billboard’s readership. Best 80s...

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New Kids on the Block’s Wahlberg Sets World Record
Nov09

New Kids on the Block’s Wahlberg Sets World Record

Donnie Wahlberg may not be quite as famous as his movie-star brother Mark, but the New Kids on the Block member has himself a Guinness Book World Record. The singer/Blue Bloods actor has taken more selfies than anyone else ever has in a three-minute period. That’s an impressive feat given the current selfie-obsessed culture and the number of stars who seem to spend all day taking pictures of themselves. Wahlberg accomplished the feat...

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50 Current Songs Which Sound Like 80s Songs
Nov05

50 Current Songs Which Sound Like 80s Songs

While we can can hope disco and 1970s music never makes a comeback, the sounds of the 80s can be heard in some of today’s biggest hits. At least that’s the premise behind a new article from the folks at Vulture.com which details “The 50 Best Modern Songs That Sound Like the 1980s .” These are songs with 1980s staples like synthesizers, big production, and a sound that harkens back to when parachute pants were...

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