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Berlin’s Terri Nunn talks wine, shots, and touring post covid

The Los Angeles Fox Affiliate station Fox 11 interviews Berlin's Terri Nunn about all the latest info about the band. You can watch the video interview with Terri right here: The legendary singer is taking part in City Winery's virtual tasting event happening on April 29th. Nunn talked about that, her Oscar-winning hit song "Take My Breath Away", and plans to hit the road again with Berlin. To raise a glass with Nunn, go to http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/virtual-wine-tasting-and-acoustic-performance-with-terri-nunn.html You can read the whole article and watch the interview on the Fox 11 official website right here.   This Los Angeles-based synth pop group, founded by bassist John Crawford, singer Terri Nunn, and keyboard player David Diamond, made its first national impression with the provocative single "Sex (I'm A...)"...

The Ultimate 80s Hard Rock And Metal List

The 1980s saw heavy metal go mainstream and reach a large audience worldwide. The genre was split into sub-genres like Glam Metal, Thrash Metal, Speed Metal, NWOBHM, Traditional Metal and more. Regardless of which sub-genre you preferred, there was no doubt that heavy metal music absolutely ruled the 80s music scene. The metal scene during this time period was crowded with bands all vying for attention and radio/video airplay.  We've put together a huge list of over 200 (241 to be exact) of the best hard rock and metal bands from the 80s that you need to check out and hopefully give a listen to. Here's The Entire List In Alphabetical Order: AC/DC After becoming a rock n’ roll sensation from Australia, AC/DC was on...

80s Icons Tiffany And Debbie Gibson Share A Make-Up Free Photo Together And They Look Fantastic!

80s pop music icons Debbie Gibson and Tiffany recently went on vacation in Las Vegas and posted the following pic showing both ladies without make-up.   Both women are looking spectacular in this photo and the former rivals look to be having a great time together! Legendary pop star and 80’s icon, Tiffany, is best known for the #1 Billboard hit, “I Think We’re Alone Now”, which recently garnered a whopping 100 million streams on Spotify. At the start of her career, Tiffany earned two U.S. #1 hit singles with the aforementioned “I Think We’re Alone Now”, as well as the ballad, “Could’ve Been,” and also set a record as the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with her debut album ”Tiffany”. Over the course...

Former Styx Vocalist Dennis DeYoung Announces His Final Studio Album

Legendary vocalist and musician Dennis DeYoung has announced the release of his final studio album, "26 East, Vol. 2" on June 11, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl. Additionally, today, DeYoung has also released the first single and video from the album, 'Isle Of Misanthrope'. Watch it HERE: https://youtu.be/wUzp4FJ0tCM https://youtu.be/wUzp4FJ0tCM Pre-order "26 East, Vol. 2" HERE: https://orcd.co/ddyvol2 Former Styx founding member Dennis DeYoung is back with the second volume of his fond farewell to recorded music, "26 East, Vol. 2.” As with the preceding volume, "26 East, Vol. 2" once again hints strongly at DeYoung's rock roots with Styx. The production and musicianship are EPIC, and those timeless vocal arrangements get delivered in spades. A fitting goodbye and a final signature on an outstanding body of work which will stand the test of time. Vol. 2 picks...

Previously Unreleased Album By Prince Called Welcome 2 America Is Set To Release

Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously archived by Prince before its release, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with the bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman, and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power Generation singers Shelby J, Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who Prince also recruited to co-produce the album. The Deluxe Edition of Welcome 2 America combines the 2LP and CD versions of the album with a never before released Blu-Ray of Prince’s full April 28, 2011 performance at the Forum, part of the...

Susan Anton (80s Pin-Up Gallery Included)

Susan Anton is an actress and singer who appeared in the movies Spring Fever, Cannonball Run II, Making Mr. Right, and Options during the 1980s.  She also made numerous appearances in such 80s TV shows as The Love Boat, Mike Hammer, Murder, She Wrote, Mr. Belvedere, and Hotel.  She had a highly publicized relationship with actor Dudley Moore who was only 5 feet 2 inches tall, compared to Anton who was 5 feet 11 inches.  She scored a top ten country song in 1980 with a duet with singer Fred Knoblock. She would late make guest appearances on the TV shows Baywatch and Night Court. Check Out The Susan Anton Gallery Below:

80’s Icon, Tiffany Is Set For An Exciting 2021 With New Album, Video, Special Editions And More!

Legendary pop star and 80’s icon, Tiffany, is best known for the #1 Billboard hit, “I Think We’re Alone Now”, which recently garnered a whopping 100 million streams on Spotify. At the start of her career, Tiffany earned two U.S. #1 hit singles with the aforementioned “I Think We’re Alone Now”, as well as the ballad, “Could’ve Been,” and also set a record as the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with her debut album ”Tiffany”. Over the course of her three-decade career, Tiffany has sold over 15 million records. Tiffany is hot off the heels of her spectacular livestream from Las Vegas “Shadows From The Strip”, where she premiered songs like “Hey Baby” from her forthcoming album “Shadows” due out later in 2021....

Madonna Turns Good Friday Into Freaky Friday With Latest Racy Photos

The Material Girl is at it again!  Madonna has posted another round of semi-racy photos after posting several pics just days ago. You can see the previous photos right here: https://wild80s.com/madonna-wants-you-to-know-shes-still-hot-at-62-years-old/ https://www.facebook.com/madonna/posts/303811797760280  

Akron Ohio Declares April 1st DEVO Day!

Devo' hometown of Akron Ohio have declared that April 1st is officially DEVO Day!  The band are in the running to enter the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame and their hometown is giving them their own holiday to help attract attention to their campaign for the Rock Hall. Devo had a No. 14 Billboard chart hit in 1980 with the single "Whip It", the song that gave the band mainstream popularity. https://youtu.be/j_QLzthSkfM Go Here To Vote For Devo: https://vote.rockhall.com/

Paisley Park To Open To Prince Fans For Free On The 5th Anniversary Of His Death

Reservations now open for visitation on April 21, 2021 On the fifth anniversary of the passing of the incomparable Prince, Paisley Park, his home and creative sanctuary, is opening its doors for fans to pay tribute and celebrate his life. The Paisley Park Atrium, 7801 Audubon Road, will be open for free visitation on Wednesday April 21 from 9 AM – 9 PM. Advance reservations are required. Limited on-site parking will be available and guests are encouraged to use ride share applications. Visits will be timed, and masks required, keeping in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions currently in place. Limited reservations are available. Reservations do not include tickets for a tour; the museum will not host tours on April 21. Paisley Park is an active museum,...

80s Boxing Legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler Dead At 66

Marvin Hagler's representatives and family have announced the fighters death: We are very sad to report that Marvelous Marvin Hagler died on March 13 of natural causes near his home in New Hampshire. He was a champion until the end. His family asks for privacy at this time of sorrow. Hagler's wife, Kay, announced that Hagler had died unexpectedly at his home in New Hampshire. Marvin Hagler reigned as undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, making twelve successful defenses of that title, and holds the highest knockout percentage of all undisputed middleweight champions, at 78 percent, while also holding the third-longest unified championship reign in boxing history at twelve consecutive defenses. At six years and seven months, his reign as undisputed middleweight champion is...

Watch The Trailer For New Tina Turner Documentary “Tina”

Simply the best. With a wealth of never-before-seen footage, audiotapes, personal photos, and new interviews, including with the singer herself, TINA presents an unvarnished and dynamic account of the life and career of music icon Tina Turner. Everything changed when Tina began telling her story, a story of trauma and survival, that gave way to rebirth as the record-breaking queen of rock 'n' roll. But behind closed doors, the singer struggled with the survivor narrative that meant her past was never fully behind her. Directed by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, the documentary charts Tina Turner's early fame, the private and public personal and professional struggles, and her return to the world stage as a global phenomenon in the 1980s. Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, journalist...

80s TV and Movie Fans Have A Lot To See On Pluto TV

Pluto TV is an American internet television service owned by ViacomCBS.  Pluto is a free, advertiser-supported video on demand (AVOD) service that primarily offers a selection of programming content through digital linear channels designed to emulate the experience of traditional broadcast programming.  Pluto TV licenses its content directly from providers, and as of March 2020 has deals with 170 content partners providing more than 250 channels and 100,000 unique hours worth of programming. All of this is great news for fans of 80s Movies and Television, as Pluto TV offers a large amount of programming from the 80s decade. Pluto TV Offers channels, much like cable tv or satellite that you browse using a familiar-looking guide.  Most channels are 24-Hour a day marathon viewing of...

Prince Markie Dee From The Fat Boys Rap Group Dead At 52

Mark "Prince Markie Dee" Morales, Damon "Kool Rock-Ski" Wimbley, and Darren "Buff Love" Robinson, (Died-1995) made up the hip-hop trio of the Fat Boys.  The Fat Boys were a pioneering rap group that was known for incorporating beatboxing into their music. Prince Markie Dee was only 52 years old. The cause of death is yet to be determined. The Fat Boys also appeared in movies with their first starring role in Krush Groove (1985), followed by the comedy Disorderlies (1987). https://youtu.be/wipr12ZmBfw

80s Favorites Like The Go-Go’s, Devo, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, LL Cool J and Kate Bush Nominated For The 2021 Rock Hall Of Fame

The list of 2021 Nominees for the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has been announced and 80s fans have a lot to be happy about with the choices. You can vote for your favorite by going to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Official site right here: https://www.rockhall.com/ Nominated artists: Tina Turner THE GO-GO’S Chaka Khan LL Cool J Kate Bush DEVO IRON MAIDEN Dionne Warwick Fela Kuti NEW YORK DOLLS RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE FOO FIGHTERS Todd Rundgren Mary J. Blige Jay-Z

Watch Joan Jett Perform With Miley Cyrus At The Superbowl LV Tailgate Party

Miley Cyrus​ and Joan Jett​ perform "Bad Karma", "Bad Reputation", and "I Hate Myself for Loving You" " Live at the #SuperBowl​ TikTok Tailgate​ Pre-Show While 80s music fans are split on what they think about Miley Cyrus' recent versions of cover songs, most were ecstatic to see Joan Jett rocking out recently in the Super Bowl pregame party with Miley. Cyrus was also joined onstage with none other than 80s rocker Billy Idol. You can watch that video at the link at the bottom of this page. https://youtu.be/Y18yXInPCBc https://wild80s.com/watch-billy-idol-and-miley-cyrus-perform-at-super-bowl-lv/  

Watch Billy Idol And Miley Cyrus Perform At Super Bowl LV

Watch Billy Idol performing ‘Night Crawling’ and “White Wedding” at the #tiktoktailgate​ with Miley Cyrus. https://youtu.be/DMGdB0dYP2A  

80s Pro Wrestling Legend Butch Reed Dead At 66

Reed died of heart complications and his death was announced by his family. Reed started out in "Cowboy" Bill Watts Mid-South Wrestling from 1983-1986. He was known as "Hacksaw" Butch Reed and was the tag team partner of wrestler "The Junkyard Dog". He would then move to the WWF from 1986-1988. He dyed his hair blonde and was known as "The Natural" Butch Reed.  Reed suffered two heart attacks that lead to his death.

Actor Hal Holbrook Dead At 95

Holbrook died on Jan. 23 at his home in Beverly Hills, California. His death was confirmed Monday, Feb 1st by his assistant. Holbrook was married to Designing Women star Dixie Carter until her death in 2010.  Holbrook starred in such films as The Fog, The Kidnapping of the President, Creepshow, Girls Nite Out, The Star Chamber, Wall Street, The Unholy and Fletch Lives during the 1980s.  In 2008, when he was 82 years old, Hal Holbrook became the oldest male actor ever nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in "Into the Wild."

Saved By The Bell’s Screech, Dustin Diamond Dead At 44 From Lung Cancer

Dustin Diamond has passed away from complications of lung cancer. He was only 44 years old. He was reportedly set to undergo chemotherapy but his health took a turn for the worse before he could start the treatment. It has been reported that his girlfriend was with him at the time of his death. On January 13, 2021, Diamond was hospitalized in Florida. The following day, it was reported that Diamond had stage four cancer, and was undergoing chemotherapy. Diamond had not announced the type of cancer that he was battling or any other details at that time. Diamond is best known for his role as Samuel “Screech” Powers on the Saved by the Bell TV show that started in 1989. “Saved By The Bell”...

Night Flight + Now Streaming Eurythmics: The Video Album

Featuring in-concert performances, conceptual video clips and animation woven together in a fabulous album highlighting Eurythmics’ international smash hits Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This), Love Is A Stranger, and other songs from their album of the same name. You can catch this and other great 80s moments on Night Flight Plus at https://www.nightflightplus.com/

Listen To The New Cheap Trick Song “Light Up The Fire” From Their Upcoming Album “In Another World”

In Another World is coming out on April 9th. If you pre-order now, you have a chance to win a cool item from the band. https://youtu.be/2volrJQ0p2U   Tracklist: 1 The Summer Looks Good On You 2 Quit Waking Me Up 3 Another World 4 Boys & Girls & Rock N Roll 5 The Party 6 Final Days 7 So It Goes 8 Light Up The Fire 9 Passing Through 10 Here's Looking At You 11 Another World (Reprise) 12 I'll See You Again 13 Gimme Some Truth

Rick Springfield To Release New Album “Orchestrating My Life”

The Australian rocker returns with a new live CD and DVD. ‘Orchestrating My Life LIVE at the Saban’ features Rick Springfield performing with a 100 piece Orchestra. The DVD concert film features twelve songs including Rick’s biggest hits. Director PJ Wolff cleverly intersperses rare archival footage, interviews, and photographs from Springfield’s personal collection to weave the incredible and unexpected life story of one of rock’s most recognized and durable superstars. The accompanying CD is a live recording of the electrifying event. https://youtu.be/0wZ-oUlv-QQ Included in this package are 1) The DVD film of the show 2) A CD recording of the show with extra songs 3) A Bonus CD Album consisting of Studio 'Vocal and Orchestra only' versions 4) A Bonus CD Single of Jessie's girl...

Duran Duran Release New Single “Five Years” (David Bowie Cover)…Listen To It Here!

Internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum, and award-winning pop legends Duran Duran kick-off their 2021 40th anniversary celebrations by going back to where it all began for them, with a stunning stand-alone cover of David Bowie’s timeless classic, ‘Five Years.’ “My life as a teenager was all about David Bowie. He is the reason why I started writing songs. Part of me still can’t believe in his death five years ago, but maybe that’s because there’s a part of me where he’s still alive and always will be.” Duran Duran’s frontman Simon Le Bon reveals. “When we got the Ziggy Stardust LP and put the needle in the groove, our first taste of its perfection was the song Five Years. I can’t begin to explain how honored I...

Saved By The Bell’s Dustin “Screech” Diamond Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer

On January 13, 2021, Diamond was hospitalized in Florida. The following day, it was reported that Diamond had stage four cancer, and was undergoing chemotherapy. Diamond has not announced the type of cancer that he is battling or any other details at this time. Diamond is best known for his role as Samuel "Screech" Powers on the Saved by the Bell TV show that started in 1989. "Saved By The Bell" helped launch the careers of Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies, Dennis Haskins, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, and Mario Lopez.

Nu Shooz Releases Video For “Bagtown” That Was Four Years In The Making

Nu Shooz who helped shaped the sound of 80s pop music with their hit "I Can't Wait" has returned with a new video for the song "Bagtown" from their 2016 album of the same name. https://youtu.be/iNeJnvsJLsk For the story behind this video, read on! Valerie opened the utility room door and frowned. "These bags are getting out of hand." John rolled his eyes and said in a flat voice, "I know, I know. I'll put it all in the recycling." It wasn't just the bags. Cardboard boxes were piling up too. "I swear I'll get to it," he said two weeks later. Then one night, as she made the morning coffee, Valerie noticed multi-colored lights flickering under the utility room door. "Hmm." She put her...

Marion Ramsey Who Portrayed Squeaky-Voiced Officer Hooks On Police Academy Has Died

Her death has been reported by her management team and no official cause of death has been released at this time. Ramsey was 73 years old and had reportedly been ill for several days. Best known for her role as Officer Laverne Hooks from the Police Academy movies, she was also a singer/songwriter who appeared in many television shows and movies.  

Breaking News: Actress Tanya Roberts Reported To Be Still Alive After Being Mistaken For Dead!

TMZ, who was one of the first to report Tanya's passing has posted the following unbelievable development: Tanya Roberts death has been greatly exaggerated because her rep now says she's alive, despite the rep not only telling TMZ she died, but sending out a press release with that information.TMZ reported Sunday Tanya had died after collapsing at her home on Christmas Eve and being rushed to the hospital and placed on a ventilator. The rep had told us she died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. He told us Tanya's husband had informed him that Tanya had passed. We even got a quote from the rep from Tanya's husband, Lance, saying, "As I held her in her last moments, she opened her eyes."Now the rep, Mike Pingel, tells TMZ,...

Tanya Roberts Dead At 65

After a premature announcement was made regarding actress Tanya Robert's death on Sunday, January 3rd, 2021. It has now been confirmed that Roberts has indeed died on Monday, January 4th reportedly from complications from UTI infection that reached her bloodstream.   Actress Tanya Roberts got her big break when she was added to the TV show Charlie's Angels in 1980. While her addition to the show did not save the show from cancelation the following year, it placed her in the spotlight and gave her a platform to build from.  During the 80s she starred in the following films: (1982) The Beastmaster, (1983) Hearts and Armour, (1984) Sheena, (1985) James Bond: A View to a Kill, (1986) Body Slam, and (1988) Purgatory.  Her role in...

The 80s Radical Sabbatical Virtual Performance Is Today And Features Bret Michaels, Lita Ford, Sebastian Bach and Kenny Loggins

Isn't it time to escape to a simpler era? Isn't it about time to treat yourself to a full day of fun – ’80s style? The Radical Sabbatical is just what we need right now, so get ready for the party to kick off a brand new year! Your ticket gives you full access to an all-day extravaganza of A-list musical performances, games, arts, prizes, activities, and personal connection! Keep scrolling to see what we have planned and order your tickets below. Artists appearing in this all-day event include Poison's Bret Michaels, Sebastian Bach, Lita Ford, Kenny Loggins, Grandmaster Flash, Ray Parker Jr., and more! ALL DAY ALL-ACCESS PASS: Access the entire day of concerts and activities with this pass. This ticket also gives you...

Lori Loughlin Released From Prison After Serving Only Two Months For College Admissions Scandal

80s Actress Lori Loughlin has been released from federal prison after serving a two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions scam, prison spokeswoman Sally Swarts said Monday. Loughlin pleaded guilty to conspiracy in May and admitted to paying the scheme's mastermind $500,000 to get her two daughters into the University of Southern California under false pretenses. Lori Loughlin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and received 2 months in prison in the college admissions scam. Loughlin and her husband Giannulli were among the 50 individuals charged by the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office for fraud and bribery-related offenses on March 12, 2019, in a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal. Loughlin appeared in the following movies...

Watch The Newly Released Trailer For Coming To America 2 Starring Eddie Murphy And Arsenio Hall

The sequel to 1988's Coming To America will finally arrive on March 5th, 2021. We've got a sneak peek for you with a 2-minute movie trailer below: https://youtu.be/sY8gUtyeAKE Set after the events of the first film, former Prince Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy) is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler). Honoring his royal father's (James Earl Jones) dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) set off to America once again.

K.T. Oslin, Country Singer of ’80’s Ladies,’ Dead at 78

It has been reported that Oslin was diagnosed with COVID-19, but it is unclear whether this contributed to her death on Monday morning (Dec. 21). Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, she had been living in an assisted-living facility since 2016. Oslin was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018. https://youtu.be/aWqNzbPsD2o K.T. Oslin won the following awards: Academy of Country Music 1987 Top New Female Vocalist 1987 Video of the Year – "80s Ladies" 1988 Album of the Year – "This Woman" 1988 Top Female Vocalist Country Music Association 1988 Female Vocalist of the Year 1988 Song of the Year – "80s Ladies" Grammy Awards 1988 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female – "80s Ladies" 1989 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female – "Hold Me" 1989...

The Griswolds Return In New Ford Mustang Commercial

Chevy Chase and Beverly De'Angelo return as the Griswolds from Christmas Vacation in an all-new Ford Mustang commercial. Watch as they recreate a famous scene from the now-classic Christmas movie below: https://youtu.be/gmAU8MJoJU4 Look, Ellen! it's a Christmas miracle! The one-minute commercial will debut on the Saturday Night Live Christmas Special on December 22 on NBC Network.     In 1989, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Randy Quaid was released on December 1st. Written by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, etc.) this third entry into the series of Vacation movies would become an instant classic.  National Lampoon’s Vacation introduced us to the Griswold family back in 1983.  It was followed up by National Lampoon’s European Vacation in 1985.  But...

Watch The New Acoustic XMAS Concert By Kim Wilde Right Here!

Kim Wilde has just released a free live show on YouTube... just a little Christmas show to get you all in the spirit and to raise awareness for 2 relief funds that are helping out of work musicians and road crew during the pandemic. Kim has stated the following: 2020 has been a difficult year for everybody, but road crew and musicians who make a living from the live music industry have seen their income disappear and many are struggling to keep their homes and families afloat. Please consider supporting them so that we can bring live music back in 2021. Even the smallest donations really help. Both StageHand and Crew Nation are running excellent relief funds that are really helping those most in need....

Harrison Ford Will Return In Indiana Jones 5 Which Will Be His Final Adventure

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that Harrison Ford will return for the fifth and final Indiana Jones movie.  It's currently in pre-production and is set for release in July 2022. It will be directed by James Mangold who is replacing Steven Spielberg.  Harrison Ford will turn 80 on the month that the film is released.  Spielberg directed the previous four Indiana Jones movies, including the first one with 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Samantha Fox Offers Personalized, Hand Signed Old-Fashioned, Luxury Christmas Card For Both The Naughty And The Nice!

Order your beautifully exclusive Samantha Fox Christmas Card embossed with Gold inside and out,  hand-printed on top quality paper, signed for you personally, or for someone special in your life. Great gift for that person who's been nice all year, as well as those who have been naughty! You can order yours directly from the Official Samantha Fox Online Shop right here: https://samfox.com/product/luxury-christmas-card/ Music was Sam’s first love and secured her first record deal aged 15, however, she was whisked into the glamorous modeling world and her music career was put on hold. During the four year tenure of her extremely lucrative modeling contract, Samantha Fox literally became a household name in the UK overnight and became the nation’s darling. She gave up modeling aged...

Chevy Chase Announces Live Interactive Christmas Vacation Event

Chevy Chase has just announced the following Christmas Vacation event: Join Mrs. Griswold (Beverly D’Angelo) and I for a live interactive event in celebration of Christmas Vacation. We’ll be answering your questions about the movie, sharing behind the scenes stories, and of course sharing some of our favorite clips from the movie. Bring the eggnog and wear your tacky sweaters, it is going to be an unforgettable evening and I hope that you will join us. Due to popular demand, the producers have added a second date! Join us either Saturday, November 28th or Saturday, December 19th at 8 PM ET. It’s going to be a fun night and I hope that you will join us. Click here: https://passportshows.com/portfolio/christmas/   Light up your holidays and join...

Debbie Gibson Celebrates 30 Years Of Anything Is Possible With New In-Home Performance

Debbie Gibson gives us a surprise message and video to celebrate 30 years of Anything Is Possible Brooklyn in the house! Celebrating 30 Years of the “Anything is Possible” album with this one-take late-night live version of one of my faves produced by the OG Fred Zarr! Still love this song so much and it’s message about keeping your dreams alive and standing up for one another. https://youtu.be/qcuQGMB-cxw Sending it out to all of you who supported my journey as this album found me finding myself as a 20-year-old songwriter, artist, producer, and woman. Transitions aren’t always tied up in neat little bows and the label was actually disappointed when it sold “only” over half a million copies and was certified gold. I was thrilled...

Jim And Tammy Faye Bakker

During the 80s televangelists, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker had one of the highest watched Christian ministry shows on TV.  The Bakkers started The PTL Club in 1974 which continued all the way until 1987.  The show reached a peak in the 80s.  Contributions from viewers have been estimated at over 1 Million dollars a week. The Bakkers turned this into a television empire and even built a Christian Theme Park called Heritage USA which became the third-most-successful theme park in the US at the time.  The Bakkers live a lavish lifestyle of glitz and glamor which even included air-conditioned dog houses for their pets. Tammy Faye Bakker was often spoofed by comedians for wearing lots of makeup and having extremely long fake eyelashes.  However,...

One of the 1980s Most Iconic Bands, Berlin, Return with Strings Attached to Take Your Breath Away

Nearly 40 years after the release of the track with which they have become synonymous, the Los Angeles-based synth pop group, Berlin, returns with an album of their classic tracks…with strings attached. Working with a full philharmonic orchestra, Strings Attached sees the band revisit some of their classic tracks, from their formation in the early 1980s through to today, including, of course, the iconic theme to the movie, Top Gun, Take My Breath Away. Featuring the classic line-up of Terri Nunn, John Crawford, and David Diamond, Strings Attached is perfect for both existing fans of one of the most legendary bands of the 80s and those who are being introduced for the first time. Founded by bassist John Crawford, singer Terri Nunn, and keyboard player...

On This Day, 18 Years Ago, Billy Ocean Received an Honorary Doctorate of Music

On the 11th November 2002 Billy received an Honorary Doctor of Music for his services to the music industry from the University of Westminster. The awards ceremony took place at The Barbican Centre, London, UK. Here's Billy looking dapper and delighted!

Scandal’s Patty Smyth To Perform On The Tonight Show

Scandal's Patty Smyth will be performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Wednesday! Tune in at 11:35/10:35c on NBC to watch. For years, whenever she performed a concert, Patty Smyth heard the same question from fans: “People would be like, ‘When are you gonna give us new music? When are you gonna give us new music?’ I kept saying, “I’m gonna do it, I’m gonna do it…’ “Finally I said, ‘Fuck it, man. I’ve just got to do it!'” IT’S ABOUT TIME is Smyth doing it — for the first time in 28 years, not counting the 2015 holiday album COME ON DECEMBER. And on the eight-song set, produced in Nashville by Grammy Award-winner Dann Huff, the veteran songstress is doing it with the same...

Alex Trebek, Longtime Jeopardy Host Dead At 80 From Pancreatic Cancer

Alex Trebek joined the TV show game show Jeopardy in 1984 but had been a game show host on numerous TV shows for many years. Trebek had shared updates about his very public battle with Pancreatic Cancer throughout the progression of the disease.  He died peacefully at home with his family by his side. Alex Trebek was 80 years old.  

2020 America Salutes You Guitar Legends benefit concert to feature 80s Icons Kenny Loggins, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Kevin Bacon

The annual Guitar Legends benefit concert is going virtual this year with a show featuring host Billy Gibbons alongside Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Big and Rich, Tedeschi/Trucks, Mike Love, Kenny Loggins, Julio Iglesias Jr., Keb’ Mo’, the Bacon Brothers, Lindsay Ell, and Larkin Poe. It will air throughout the week of Veteran’s Day (November 11th) on NBC Peacock, Fox, ABC, CMT, MTV Classic, Armed Forces Network, and AXS, along with Youtube, Amazon, and Apple TV. There will also be a soundtrack on Pacific Records. All of the proceeds will benefit non-profits associated with the military, including TAPS, Heart and Armor Foundation for Veterans Health, the McCain Institute Foundation, CreatiVets, Operation Stand Down of TN, Veterans Support Foundation, Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, and Bridging the Gap...

Samantha Fox Releases Retro Calendar For Her Fans

Singer and model Samantha Fox has just released a 2021 retro calendar that's available to order now! Samantha has this to say about the calendar: YEEEAAAH! 🎉🎉🎉 Because of the high demand from you #foxyarmy, I am SOOO excited to announce that we got a unique Retro calendar 2021 in my shop. It includes a lot of your favourite glamour pictures from the early ’80s, original newspaper clippings, and exclusive stories behind each Photoshoot.   The calendar can also be signed and personalized with a birthday message from Sam herself! Go here to Samantha Fox's Official Online Store To order Yours Today: https://samfox.com/product/samantha-fox-a3-calendar-for-2021/?fbclid=IwAR2IVO7t4Jn9IBI3aBdPx2WE9elU5ExZ_SrW90DNpSKLYIse8ZJYzSCtuKA

Culture Club To Perform Live Streaming Concert Event Called “Rainbow In The Dark”

Rainbow in the Dark - A Global Stream 🌈 Culture Club is BACK! Book now to watch their worldwide concert from home! Tickets are now on sale and available for purchase for Rainbow in the Dark - A Global Stream! Head to Ticketmaster.co.uk/CultureClub to tune in on Nov 22 from anywhere in the world! ✨Exclusive Giveaways ✨VIP Access ✨Meet & Greets ✨Limited Edition Merchandise ......And more! https://www.facebook.com/BoyGeorgeOfficial/videos/2772592366393575/?t=22  

Sean Connery Dead At 90

Widely known for his role as James Bond, Connery was a highly in-demand actor until his retirement. During the 1980s he appeared in the following films: Never Say Never Again (His last time to play James Bond), Family Business, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Presidio, The Untouchables (which earned him his only Academy Award), The Name of the Rose, Highlander, Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Five Days One Summer, Wrong Is Right and Time Bandits. Connery passed away in the Bahamas at the age of 90.

David Hasselhoff Goes Heavy Metal?

TV icon David Hasselhoff has recorded a metal song, “Through the Night,” with the two-man metal project CUESTACK, and a Kickstarter campaign to finance the final steps of editing a video and “making-of” documentary on the project is now underway. https://youtu.be/hzJB6-pfcJk The collaboration between Hasselhoff and CUESTACK started in 2018 with many demos and meetings to make what seemed like an impossible idea slowly turn into a reality. As life-long “Hoff'” fans, CUESTACK had the ultimate goal to create a metal project with the most-watched man on TV showing the world his heavy side. Hasselhoff recorded the track with CUESTACK in 2019 in Vienna where they also shot an epic music video together. The band's final mission: Finishing the editing process of the cinematic video that will accompany the song. With a limited budget and schedule, CUESTACK shot the entire...

Genesis Rehearsing For Upcoming Tour

Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins have reunited in London and started rehearsals for the forthcoming Genesis The Last Domino? Tour which starts in April. The three old friends are playing together again for the first time since the Turn It On Again Tour in 2007. Joined by Nic Collins on drums, and long time lead guitar and bass player Daryl Stuermer, they are sounding incredible.   Genesis are one of the biggest selling recording artists of all time and one of Britain's most internationally renowned bands. The band have gone through several line-up changes but in 2006, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford reunited for the 'Turn It On Again' world tour. And now are set to tour together again with the Last Domino?...

New Geico Commercial Pays Homage To The 80s

A day out on the lake with friends keeps getting better as they each find their old hairstyles grew back. https://youtu.be/5IiFf_rdFEI

New Elton John Barbie Doll Available Now

Barbie pays tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer Elton John. The most successful male solo artist of all time, Elton has amassed numerous gold, platinum, and even one diamond album, plus countless music industry achievements throughout the span of his career. The Elton John Barbie doll shines bright in a glittery top and flared denim embellished with Elton’s sparkling initials. Her “Elton”-embossed bomber jacket features star-printed sleeves and a rainbow-striped hem. Nods to the artist’s iconic style include rainbow-striped platform boots, a purple bowler hat, and sparkly, pink-tinted sunglasses. The Elton John Barbie doll is a bold collaboration that personifies two cultural icons and honors the extraordinary artistry and musicianship of a stellar performer. Includes doll, doll stand, and Certificate of Authenticity....

Watch The Funniest, Most 80s Thing You’re Likely To See All Day!

While they're quite serious about what they're doing, this is one of those 80s moments that was unintentionally hilarious when viewed years later. Also, keep in mind, this is just the intro to the show...Imagine how long the whole thing must have been? https://youtu.be/ozoTzkCeO-A  

Listen To Heart Vocalist Ann Wilson’s New Solo Song “The Revolution Starts Now!”

NEW SONG OUT NOW! "The Revolution Starts Now" is a powerful, uplifting anthem of unity. It’s an incitement to think higher than polarization and derision." - Ann Wilson https://youtu.be/CjSXkO4RXEE  

Breaking News: Tony Lewis, Vocalist And Bassist For The Outfield Dead At 62

Tony Lewis' official website has posted the following statement regarding his death: It is with great sadness and sorrow to announce that Tony Lewis has unexpectedly passed away. He was a beautiful soul who touched so many lives with his love, his spirit, and his music. He loved his fans dearly and enjoyed every opportunity he had when meeting all of you. Please respect the family's privacy during this difficult time. - Team TL https://youtu.be/4N1iwQxiHrs Tony Lewis, musician; songwriter, and record producer is probably best known as co-founder of The Outfield. Together with John Spinks, the two took the 80s by storm with their infectious pop songs, including “Your Love,” “All the Love,” and “Say it isn’t So.” Their debut album, Play Deep, was issued...

Heart’s Nancy Wilson Announces First Solo Album

Nancy Wilson has posted the following regarding her newly announced, first-ever solo album: Excited to announce that I will be releasing my first ever solo album in early 2021 on my new label, Carry On Music! The journey starts with the release of my rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising” on October 23. Pre-save by clicking here: https://smarturl.it/NWTheRising Nancy Wilson is celebrated as one of the seminal musicians in the history of Rock n’ Roll. A guitar virtuoso from the age of 10, Nancy, and her sister Ann, led the multi-platinum rock group, Heart. Together they have gone on to sell 35 million records. Nancy is revered as an ingenious guitar player and a gifted vocalist. As a songwriter, Nancy has co-written a collection of indelible songs that...

Listen To New Debbie Gibson Song “This Is Me Not Loving You”

80s pop icon Debbie Gibson has decided to share a sneak peek of her new song with all of her fans. Debbie had this to say about the song: It’s so much fun to share my musical process with you guys in real-time! My hope is that millions will hear the final version of this song so I give this sneak peek of a Lil’ part of it to you all who faithfully support me. I don’t want to spoil too many surprises for the upcoming albums (yes…plural) but, I’m like a kid on Christmas with this one! I proclaimed I would be resting and then …this happened! It’s just my songwriting demo … twice through total, not overly produced or perfected. Written and demoed...

Weird Al Returns With Parody About The Presidential Debate

Weird Al, known for his parody songs of many superstars of the 80s has decided to release a new video of his take on the recent Presidential Debate called "We're All Doomed". https://youtu.be/un9x-DjTMT0 "Weird Al” Yankovic is the most successful comedy recording artist of all time, best known for hit song parodies such as “Amish Paradise,” “Eat It” and “White & Nerdy.” A three-time Grammy Award winner, Yankovic caught his first big break after sending in an unsolicited tape to the Dr. Demento Radio Show. The song, a parody of The Knack’s “My Sharona” called “My Bologna” (recorded in the bathroom of Al’s college campus radio station), was a smash on the good Doctor’s show and became Al’s first national record release. Inspired by the...

Rick Moranis Attacked In NYC, “Honey, I Was Punched By Some Kid”

Numerous outlets are reporting that actor Rick Moranis, famous for roles in Ghostbusters, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, and Strange Brew has been punched in the head by what appears to be a random stranger. Moranis went to the hospital complaining of pain in his head, neck, and hip.  Moranis has since been released from the hospital.  Police are currently looking for the offender. Strangely, Moranis has stayed out of the limelight for many years and preferred to live a quiet life but recently has made new appearances again.

Olivia Newton John’s Smash Hit Single “Physical” Was Released 39 Years Ago On This Day

"Physical" spent 10 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 after it was released on September 28th, 1981. It was the most successful single on the 80s Billboard Chart. It was considered controversial by some at the time for the implied sexual content. It was Olivia Newton-John's biggest single of her career. https://youtu.be/vWz9VN40nCA I'm saying all the things that I know you'll like Making good conversation I gotta handle you just right You know what I mean I took you to an intimate restaurant Then to a suggestive movie There's nothing left to talk about Unless it's horizontally Let's get physical, physical I want to get physical Let's get into physical Let me hear your body talk, your body talk Let me hear...

Elton John To Release 8 CD Box Set Called “Elton: Jewel Box”

We are delighted to announce ‘Elton: Jewel Box’, an in-depth exploration of Elton John's extensive catalog including rarities from 1965-1971, lesser-known B-Sides, and deep cuts personally curated by Elton. Released on November 13th via UMC / EMI, Elton: Jewel Box is an unrivaled collection containing 148 songs spanning 1965 to 2019 on 8CD, 4LP, 3LP, 2LP, digital download, and streaming formats. https://youtu.be/74PNORDK8lo           The ultimate exploration into Elton’s extensive back catalog, Elton: Jewel Box covers deep cuts, rarities from the earliest stages of his and Bernie Taupin’s musical journey, B-sides spanning 30 years, and songs discussed in his best-selling, critically acclaimed 2019 memoir Me. The 8 CD boxset of buried treasures comes in a beautiful hardcover book with the discs housed in the back, all wrapped in...

Drew Barrymore Reunites with Her Ex Tom Green for the First Time in 15 Years On Her New Talk Show

Drew and Tom reflect on their past together. Drew checks in with her ex-husband Tom Green for the first time in nearly two decades, reflecting on how Charlie's Angels kicked off their relationship, their first dates, and their mutual respect for each other - and The Chad. Watch the video segment here: https://www.thedrewbarrymoreshow.com/videos/drew-barrymore-reunites-with-her-ex-tom-green-for-the-first-time-in-15-years https://youtu.be/TrdLhCTvStE

Watch The Premiere Of The Vault Recording Of Prince – Sign O’ The Times (Live at Paisley Park 12/31/87)

Shock-a-lock-a, boom!... what was that? Aftershock! The full vault recording of Prince's historic concert December 31, 1987 at Paisley Park will premiere on Prince's official YouTube channel tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET. The New Year's Eve benefit concert was the final time Prince and his band performed their Sign O' The Times Tour stage show, and also included the only on-stage collaboration between Prince and Miles Davis. Starting at 7 p.m. ET, join Maya Rudolph and Prince collaborators Susannah Melvoin Artist Page, Dr. Fink, Eric Leeds, and Levi Seacer, Jr. for a special pre-show conversation. On Thursday, September 24th, The Prince Estate in partnership with Warner Records and YouTube, will Premiere a vault recording of Prince’s celebrated 1987 New Year’s Eve Benefit Concert for fans across the globe. The concert...

Wang Chung To Stream Free Classic Concert “Back To The Ritz” Tonight

For those wondering how to watch Wang Chung The Band "Back to the Ritz" concert and Q&A, all you have to do is tune in to this Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Abductedbythe80s on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm est. The stream will launch right from this page. You can also get some great limited edition merch to celebrate the event by going to https://abductedbythe80s.com/ Proceeds from the sale of the merch will benefit a charity of Nick and Jack's choosing. We will have more details about that tomorrow.

Relive The 80s With The Martha Quinn Show on iHeartRadio

Relive The 80s With The Martha Quinn Show on iHeartRadio. Martha is on every weekday from 6 AM To 10 AM. Listen to Martha on the iHeartRadio app @103.7 80sRadio.iHeart.com/listen You can listen by pressing play on the player below: Martha attended NYU, where she worked at WNYU, the college station. She was the former intern for a major radio station in NY when she got the call to interview for a new venture, a cable channel called MTV. Martha was hired two days later and the rest is history. Her presence on MTV ran through 1991. She followed this up with a variety of TV appearances. She joined Ed McMahon as a co-host for Star Search in 1994. She was also a featured spokesperson...

Laura Branigan “Self Control” 2 CD Expanded Edition Released

The late Laura Branigan, is getting her "Self Control" album re-issued as a special expanded edition CD.  Other Half Entertainment enjoyed working with Cherry Red Records/Cherry Pop as consultant and collaborator on the recent "Self Control" 2CD Expanded Edition reissue release. For title details and to order your copy of “Self Control” 2CD Expanded Edition, please visit LB’s Boutique, the official Laura Branigan online store, at http://www.laurabraniganonline.com/store/index.php We are glad that Laura’s fans around the world are enjoying this addition to her great legacy! Kathy Golik Legacy Manager Other Half Entertainment The Laura Branigan Management And Production Company

Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold Tour Coming To A Movie Theater Near You!

Stevie Nicks has announced the following information regarding her cinema premiere of her 24 Karat Gold Tour Film: The 24 Karat Gold Tour was one of my favorite tours I’ve ever done. It’s a trip. It’s a journey. Come with me!‬ https://youtu.be/J02RTLFYVlM   ‪24 Karat Gold The Concert will be in movie theaters exclusively on October 21 & 25. Tickets on sale September 23. Visit stevienicksfilm.com for more info. #24KaratConcert Stevie's album "24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault" is now available at stevienicksofficial.com I began thinking about making this record in February of this year because I had about five months before Fleetwood Mac rehearsals started in August.   We didn’t have a year to hang out and work on music like I usually do.  I had about...

American Girl Releases 80’s Themed Doll Announced By The Go-Go’s

The Go-Go's announced the new 80's themed doll, Courtney by American Girl; The Go-Go's had this to say about it: We are so honored to announce the new American Girl Doll, Courtney, an 80's themed doll who is an inspiration to us all. She's a video-game lover with a totally rad style who dreams to make games of her own. We became who we are in a time when women challenged the status quo, and that's exactly what Courtney represents! Thank you to Today Show and American Girl for this opportunity! Courtney Moore is growing up in California’s San Fernando Valley. She’s a total ’80s girl whose favorite place is Smiley’s Arcade because she loves playing video games. Courtney likes being in control of what...

Madonna To Write And Direct Film Based On Her Life

Madonna is Co-Writing the Original Screenplay with Academy Award® Winner Diablo Cody, and the Project will be Produced by Three-Time Academy Award® Nominee Amy Pascal Universal Pictures today announced that the studio is developing an ALL-NEW untitled project based on one of the world’s most influential icons, Madonna, who over an indelible five-decade career has had a groundbreaking impact as a musician, actress, director, author, and entrepreneur who informs every aspect of global culture, transforming our understanding of art, sexuality, feminism and the role of women in entertainment. Madonna will direct the project and is co-writing the script with Academy Award® winner Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully).  Three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Pascal (Little Women, The Post, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the Academy Award®-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),...

Chicago To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award With “Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music Legends®”

Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. They have recorded 37 albums, sold over 100,000,000 records, and are one of the longest-running and best-selling music groups of all time. Recording Academy® to honor 2020 Special Merit Award recipients with an eclectic lineup of performers and presenters in “Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music Legends®” Special October 16 on PBS. The Recording Academy® will honor its 2020 Special Merit Awards recipients with “Great Performances: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and tribute concert hosted by Jimmy Jam on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app. Announced earlier this year, the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Chicago,...

Annie Lennox’s Daughter, Lola Lennox Sounds Like Her Mom In New Single “Back At Wrong”

Watch and listen to Lola Lennox's new video for "Back At Wrong" https://youtu.be/aTHIKj5leiY   Lola’s mother is Grammy and Academy Award-winning artist Annie Lenox. Her father is filmmaker/producer Uri Fruchtmann. Lola never felt her parents were different, however. “I don’t think I ever thought my parents were unusual, but I knew they had ‘inspiring’ jobs. “I remember going to the Roundhouse in London where my mum was shooting a music video for “A Whiter Shade of Pale.” I knew there was something exciting and fun going on.” Now living in Los Angeles by way of London, and working alongside top songwriters such as Eg White (Florence & the Machine, Sam Smith), Dan Wilson (Adele), and Dan Muckala (Leona Lewis, LeAnn Rimes), Lola is creating songs...

On This Day In 1984 MTV Aired The First Video Music Award Show

The 1984 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 14, 1984, honoring the best music videos from May 2, 1983, to May 2, 1984. The show was hosted by Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Herbie Hancock was the night's biggest winner, taking home five awards, followed by Michael Jackson, who won three. The night's main award, though, went to The Cars for "You Might Think," making this the first of a very small number of times in which the winner of Video of the Year did not take home any other awards that night. In terms of nominations, Hancock's "Rockit" and The Police's "Every Breath You Take" were the year's most-nominated videos, with each...

Watch And Listen To Bruce Springsteen’s New Song “Letter To You”

Bruce’s new studio album with the E Street Band, Letter To You, will be released on October 23. A rock album fueled by the band's heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound, the 12 track Letter To You is Bruce’s 20th studio album and was recorded at his home studio in New Jersey. Listen to the album's title track and watch the new video here.     “I love the emotional nature of Letter To You,” says Bruce. “And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.” Letter to You includes nine...

Kool & The Gang Singer And Co-Founder, Ronald Bell Dead At 68

Ronald Bell wrote and composed some of the band's biggest hits like "Celebration", "Cherish" and "Jungle Boogie".  He died at his home with his by his side. The cause of death has not been reported. Kool & the Gang have influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & the Gang has performed continuously for the past 43 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time. https://youtu.be/3GwjfUFyY6M   In 1964, Khalis...

The Culture Club Offer Chance To Win Merchandise With Free Newsletter Sign-Up

Want a free chance to win Culture Club merchandise? New contest alert ⚠️ Sign up for the new Culture Club newsletter and automatically enter for a chance to win Culture Club merch! Enter here: https://woobox.com/kv8jnr   Culture Club is an English pop group that formed in London in 1981. The band comprises Boy George (lead vocals), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Mikey Craig (bass guitar) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). https://youtu.be/JmcA9LIIXWw

Confused For A Love Song, This 80’s Hit Was Actually About An Obsessive Stalker – Can You Name It?

This song stormed the charts and is probably the most recognizable song by the band who performed it.  The band had been growing their fanbase steadily throughout the 80s, but this single put the band over the top and became the best selling single of their career.   This smash hit by The Police was the number one single of 1983 and won the best "Song Of The Year" at the Grammys.  To this day many people still relate to it as a beautiful love song, but it's actually about an obsessive lover who creepily watches the object of his affection.  Sting says that he is still amazed that many people think of the song in a positive way, as it actually seems quite sinister...

Go West Announce First 35th Anniversary Dates With A Live Orchestra And The Cutting Crew

Go West have announced the following tour dates for their 35th Anniversary Tour: We are excited to announce that as part of our 35th anniversary celebrations we will be playing four very special shows accompanied by a live orchestra for the first time! The brilliant Cutting Crew Music will also perform on what will be an incredible night. Sign up here to get access to pre-sale tickets which are live Wednesday at 10 am: http://bit.ly/GoWestSignUp Tickets will be on general sale this Friday at 10 am!   Peter Cox met Richard Drummie in 1974 and played him a demo tape. Richard liked what he heard and so began their continuing friendship and collaboration. In 1982 they signed a publishing deal as songwriters ‘Cox and Drummie’. They approached...

Cyndi Lauper Explains Why She Almost Didn’t Record The Song “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”

As Cyndi Lauper celebrates the 37th Anniversary of the song, she explained how "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" was almost not recorded and how it turned into an anthem for women and girls everywhere: If you ask me if I knew that “Girls Just want to Have Fun” would be a hit...I didn’t want to do the song at first because I didn't think it was especially good for women. Then I saw my grandmother’s, my aunt’s, and my mother’s faces in my head. and I thought that maybe I could do something and say something so loud that every girl would hear—every girl, every color. and I said to myself, “Hell yeah, I’ll make an anthem! Maybe it’ll be something that will bring...

Listen To Taylor Dayne’s New Single “Please”!

80s Icon Taylor Dayne, known for the hit single "Tell It To My Heart" has just released her new single "Please": Taylor Says: My new single “Please” is finally here! I am so happy to share this song with you.   https://youtu.be/Uyp9QH3oKzs With a career spanning three decades, Taylor's debut single "Tell It to My Heart" turned her into an overnight international star in 1987. She followed the smash hit with seventeen Top 20 singles over the course of her three-decade career, including number ones "Love Will Lead You Back", "Prove Your Love", and "I'll Always Love You". Taylor has sold over 75 million albums and singles worldwide, earned three Grammy nominations, an American Music Award, and multiple New York Music Awards. She has also...

And Now An Important Message From Billy Idol…

He may dance by himself, but one thing Billy never does is idle. That's right rock star Billy Idol has joined in an advertising campaign for New York City to help prevent excess pollution. Check out the video segment below for a special message from Billy: https://youtu.be/K7xa0ufQaVE Did You Know? Idling in NYC has been prohibited since 1972! NYC has the longest ongoing air quality monitoring program of any US City? Check out the NYC Community Air Survey. Air quality has improved dramatically in NYC but there’s still work to do in neighborhoods like Southwest Queens, North Brooklyn, and the South Bronx Citizens Air Complaint Idling for longer than three minutes or more than one minute while adjacent to a school is illegal. If you...

Men Without Hats will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame!

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) is pleased to announce the induction of two songs written by nostalgic synth-pop band, Men Without Hats.  Their smash hits Safety Dance and Pop Goes the World catapulted the new wave band from Montreal to international fame in the 1980s, garnering commercial success and countless awards. https://youtu.be/AjPau5QYtYs The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame will add both records to its permanent and interactive exhibition at the National Music Centre in Calgary, that features a celebrated catalogue of inducted songs that fans can listen to, as well as displays, exclusive artifacts, and one-of-a-kind memorabilia celebrating Canada’s greatest songwriters and Inductees.  A virtual induction presentation is planned for a later date. “No ‘80s playlist would be complete without Safety Dance and Pop Goes the World,” says Vanessa Thomas, CSHF...

Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Cast To Reunite For New HBO Max Special

Okay, so the Fresh Prince TV show actually started in 1990, but DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince were definitely big in the 80s! Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Cast To Reunite For New HBO Max Special To Celebrate the shows 30th Anniversary!   Multiple sources are reporting that cast members including the series star Will Smith and Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro, and DJ Jazzy Jeff will all be part of the special. The reunion will reportedly be unscripted. It's set to begin recording September 10th with a release date near Thanksgiving Day.

Watch The Video For Kylie Minogue’s New Single “Say Something” From Upcoming New Album “Disco”

‘DISCO’ is the first new album since Kylie’s 2018 album ‘Golden’, which hit number 1 in both the UK and Australia. Collectively, Kylie’s singles have spent over 300 weeks in the Official UK Singles Chart Top 40 and she has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide. Kylie has multiple awards and accolades to her name, including 3 BRIT Awards, 2 MTV Music Awards, and a Grammy. Her 2019 Glastonbury performance was the most-watched TV moment in the festival’s history. The album will be released on November 6th, 2020. https://youtu.be/l73FJBnjp28 https://www.kylie.com/

The Karate Kid Legacy Continues! Cobra Kai Season 1 + 2 Now Streaming on Netflix

In the highly-anticipated return of two iconic characters, the arch-rivals from the legendary Karate Kid film series reunite over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) leads an enviable life with his beautiful family, while running a successful string of car dealerships throughout the valley. Meanwhile, his high school adversary, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose life has taken a rocky turn, seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Their lives inevitably become intertwined and the rivalry is reignited, setting forth the next generation of “karate kids” in COBRA KAI. COBRA KAI is produced by Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television. https://youtu.be/MLpyi-oVoIY Watch it...

Tears For Fears To Release The Seeds Of Love (Super Deluxe Edition) With 22 Unreleased Tracks

The Seeds of Love Deluxe Edition out October 9th Pre-order the Deluxe Box Set, Deluxe 2CD, Remastered LP and Picture Disc now Over thirty years from its original release, The Seeds Of Love has taken on mythical status for its scope, ambition, timeless musicality, and the fact that it took over four years to record. The super deluxe box set, consisting of four CDs and one Blu-Ray, fully tells the story of how this extraordinary album came to be with 22 unreleased tracks from demo sessions, live jams, studio sessions along with a definitive set of b-sides, and rare mixes.  Listen to the previously unreleased "Rhythm Of Life (Demo)" You can pre-order your copy at this link: https://tearsforfears.lnk.to/TSOL

Check Out The New Video “Drive” By Scandal’s Patty Smyth From Her Upcoming Solo Album

Patty returns with a new album It’s About Time out October 9. The first single “Drive” is out now. https://youtu.be/YfmNsesuw0w For years, whenever she performed a concert, Patty Smyth heard the same question from fans: “People would be like, ‘When are you gonna give us new music? When are you gonna give us new music?’ I kept saying, “I’m gonna do it, I’m gonna do it…’ “Finally I said, ‘F*** it, man. I’ve just got to do it!'” IT’S ABOUT TIME is Smyth doing it — for the first time in 28 years, not counting the 2015 holiday album COME ON DECEMBER. And on the eight-song set, produced in Nashville by Grammy Award-winner Dann Huff, the veteran songstress is doing it with the same passion, fire and...

80s Star Lori Loughlin Sentenced To 2 Months In Prison

Lori Loughlin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and received 2 months in prison in the college admissions scam. Loughlin and her husband Giannulli were among the 50 individuals charged by the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office for fraud and bribery-related offenses on March 12, 2019, in a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal. Loughlin appeared in the following movies during the 1980s: 1983 Amityville 3-D.  1985 The New Kids, 1985 Secret Admirer, 1986 Rad, 1987 Back to the Beach and in 1988 The Night Before.  She is most well-known for her role in the movie "Secret Admirer" starring the opposite of C. Thomas Howell and her ongoing role Rebecca or Aunt Becky in the TV show Full...

Bananrama Release Personalized And Autographed Version Of Their New Book “Really Saying Something”

Exciting news! Personalized & dedicated copies of Really Saying Something memoir are available to order from Goldsboro Books Please add your request in the comments box when checking out PRE-ORDER NOW FOR 29th OCTOBER 2020 RELEASE CLICK HERE  REALLY SAYING SOMETHING - Sara & Keren, our story Music, fame, and a lifelong friendship. In the early eighties, best friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward arrived at the YWCA in London, with their sights set on careers in journalism and the media… but that wasn’t to be. At that time, London was the most vibrant and culturally innovative of places, and within the whirl of clubs, parties, and new friends, a chance meeting with former Sex Pistol Paul Cook changed everything. Moving into Malcolm McLaren’s old office, they started rehearsing and...

NU SHOOZ Offers Update On The Band

On Friday, August 21 at 3 PM Pacific, we'll be doing a live stream interview presented by Abducted By The 80s and All Access Live — a video podcast hosted by our good friend and drummer to the stars, Kevin Rankin (Flock of Seagulls, Animotion, and many more.) We'd love for you to send in your questions! We'll get to as many as we can, and we always have a great time when Kevin's in the house. If you'd like to join us, here's the link to the All Access Live channel. Los recounts his amazing journey, from busking on the pier in Savannah, Georgia, to writing songs for the top artists in the music business. (Side note: He was also one of the writers on the hit song, Buzzin', by Mann, which featured...

Two Men Charged In The 2002 Death Of Run DMC’s Jam-Master Jay

Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan Jr. were indicted for Mizell's murder. Jordan had also been charged in 2003 with attempted murder for shooting Jam-Master Jay's nephew in the leg. The investigation has been long-running since Mizell's death in 2002. Jason William Mizell (January 21, 1965 – October 30, 2002), also known as Jam-Master Jay, was the DJ of the influential hip hop group Run-D.M.C. He helped define the sound of the band and the style of the black hats and Adidas shoes that became synonymous with their name. During the 1980s, Run-D.M.C. became the biggest hip-hop group and are credited with breaking hip-hop into mainstream music.He started DJing at the age of 13. He first started playing at parks and later played at bars. Once...

Famous 80s Wrestler Kamala “The Ugandan Giant”, Dead At 70 From COVID-19

Kamala "The Ugandan Giant" whose real name is James Harris has died at age 70. Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on August 5th, 2020 and went into cardiac arrest on August 9th, due to complications from the virus. Kamal was famous for being the opponent of Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant as part of the WWE in the 1980s. He wrestled barefoot and wearing a loincloth with the appearance of a savage warrior. Harris was actually born in Mississippi in 1950, though his character was portrayed as being from Uganda.  Harris suffered from diabetes and had both of his legs amputated in 2011 and 2012 because of the disease. Harris completed his autobiography called "Kamala Speaks" in 2015 which covers his career and wrestling...

Debbie Gibson Celebrates The 32nd Anniversary Of Her Single “Staying Together”

Celebrating the anniversary of this fave of mine released on this day 1988 with the official music video. 5th singles are rare and truth be known I wanted this to be my 2nd single because I’ve always felt it encapsulates my energy. Thank you all, as always for keeping the music going ! https://youtu.be/hWgDlMS1EBU

THE STRAY CATS Set To Release New Live Album ‘Rocked This Town: From LA To London’ On September 11

ROCKED THIS TOWN: FROM LA TO LONDON is the name of the upcoming live album by The STRAY CATS. Available September 11 via Surfdog Records and distributed by BMG (CD, vinyl, digital), this collection of 23 tracks recorded during the band’s critically acclaimed 40th Anniversary Tour in 2019 combines their unparalleled virtuosity and red-hot rock & roll spirit, all raw and completely live–the way it was played on sweaty stages around the world. View the album trailer here and click here to pre-order the album. https://youtu.be/EM2Von0yfb8 The live album was produced by the multi-platinum band’s guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer, upright bass player Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom–original founding members of the iconic American rock and roll trio–and mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Arctic Monkeys).The album’s career-spanning track listing (below) features their greatest hits as well as several brand-new scorchers from last year’s 40,...

A-Ha Announce Hunting High And Low Live Concert Dates For 2021

A-Ha Announce Hunting High And Low Live Concert Dates For 2021.  You can purchase tickets through their official website at https://a-ha.com/tickets   The news that a-ha will be performing their debut album Hunting High And Low live was unexpected. Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy have never been afraid of revisiting their collective past – the MTV Unplugged tour in early 2018 more-than demonstrated that their songs could be given new settings and remain as impactful as ever. But taking on a whole album – one so well known – and staying faithful to its spirit is audacious. Of course, a toe was dipped in this water in October 2010 when the album was performed just twice: first at Oslo’s Konserthus and then at London’s...

Watch The Psychedelic Furs New Music Video For “Come All Ye Faithful”

Come All Ye Faithful is taken from the new album 'Made of Rain' by The Psychedelic Furs. Pre-order now to get all four new tracks including ‘You’ll Be Mine’, ‘Don’t Believe’, 'No One' along with 'Come All Ye Faithful' as instant downloads - https://psychfurs.lnk.to/MoR ‘Arguably their strongest since Forever Now’ – Mojo ‘Well worth the wait’ - Vive Le Rock! https://youtu.be/kjra4YL1IGA Follow The Psychedelic Furs (for news and live dates): Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pfurs/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/pfurs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/psychedelicf... Website: http://www.thepsychedelicfurs.com/ Lyrics: Come All Ye Faithful and shine a light on And shine a light on, and shine a light on me Come All Ye Faithful You holy rollers and shine a light on me When I said I loved you well I lied I never really loved...

The Human League Announce “Dare 40th Anniversary Tour”

THE HUMAN LEAGUE - ‘DARE 40’ - UK Tour 2021 Yes it's true. Next year it really will be forty years since the release of DARE and, to celebrate, The Human League will be performing this classic album in its entirety, as well as many other tracks from our extensive back catalog, across arenas and theatres throughout December 2021. We are also delighted to announce that we will be joined on this tour by the Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey (at selected dates) and Altered Images. Tickets are available from 09.00 am on Wednesday 29th July 2020 through this exclusive link: http://www.alttickets.com/the-human-league-tickets-presale-8485 and then on general sale from Friday 30th July.

“BIOGRAPHY: THE NINE LIVES OF OZZY OSBOURNE” Premieres Labor Day On A&E Network

TWO-HOUR DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND CAREER OF THE ROCK LEGEND WATCH A PREVIEW HERE https://youtu.be/pX6p0Tel7Ps   A&E Network’s Emmy Award winning “Biography” banner will premiere a new documentary special celebrating one of rock’s biggest stars. Featuring exclusive interviews and archival footage, “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” delves into the many lives and incredible career of the man who has personified rock and roll rebellion for decades. “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” will premiere on Labor Day (Monday, September 7) at 9:00 PM (ET/PT).  Watch a preview here. “Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne” traces OZZY‘s life from his childhood in poverty and time in prison, to fronting the iconic Black Sabbath and a successful solo career, to one of rock’s elder statesman and a loveable 21st century television...

Sequel To Original Top Gun Movie, Top Gun: Maverick Moved To 2021 For Release In Theatres

Bad news for Tom Cruise and Top Gun fans. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the sequel to the original Top Gun film, Top Gun Maverick is now slated for release on July 2, 2021. https://youtu.be/g4U4BQW9OEk After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka...

A Flock of Seagulls live from outer space in to your living room!

Abducted by the 80s is excited to announce the first of their at-home concert series! Space Age Love Concert with A Flock Of Seagulls and special guest Spoons! This is a never before seen Live concert from November 2019. Space Age Love Concert will air on Wednesday, July 29th at 8:00 pm est. Join them at the Abducted By The 80s Facebook Page live to watch and chat with members of A Flock Of Seagulls, Spoons, and hopefully some surprise guests. There will be a pre-show VIP meet and greet with Mike Score of A Flock of Seagulls and limited edition merch. https://youtu.be/GNmppnfgBB0 Stay tuned to this page for more details on this show, upcoming "at home" concerts, and more. Or go to abductedbythe80s.com. Save the Date: More...

New Gloria Estefan Album “Brazil305” Coming August 14th

 Track List   1. Samba   2. Un Nuevo Mundo   3. Cuts Both Ways   4. Cuando Hay Amor   5. Con los Años Que Me Quedan   6. Tu y Yo (Here We Are)   7. Hoy   8. Ayer   9. Rhythm Is Gonna Get You   10. Mi Tierra   11. Don't Wanna Lose You   12. Hasta Siempre   13. Mas Allá   14. Abriendo Puertas   15. Get On Your Feet   16. Here We Are   17. Only Together   18. Magalenha - Gloria Estefan feat. Carlinhos Brown

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