Archive | 80s Music

Monsters of Rock LA Coliseum 1988

Monsters of Rock 1988 LA Coliseum Headlined by Van Halen, included acts Dokken, Metallica, Scorpions and Kingdom Come I found this video on YouTube. I had totally forgotten about this. All day. 9 hours of rock n’ roll. July 24th, 1988 at The LA Coliseum. Hot weather, booze. ladies in 80’s clothes and makeup, guys […]

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Madonna Interview Announcement

Jimmy Fallon announced Monday night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that he will be doing an exclusive interview with Madonna on Facebook talking about her new album coming out March 26th called MDNA and more with the 80s music icon. The Madonna interview will take place at this Saturday Night March 24th at 6:00PM […]

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The Lasting Legacy of Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston was arguably the second most famous female pop star in the 1980s. Her untimely death at 48 hears old is, while unfortunate, was probably not a big surprise to many. Houston set the standard for pop-soul singers in the ’80s. She was vibrant in the 1980s, sharing her passion for music and life […]

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Greg Kihn Celebrity Interview October 2011

Greg Kihn is the inimitable Beserkley Records recording artist of the 1980’s, known for his chart-topping songs and MTV videos, “Jeopardy,” and “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em Like That).” Okay, so his last big hit might have been almost 30-years ago, but that doesn’t mean the man hasn’t been really, really busy. Greg […]

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Trans Atlantic Crush CD “Remember” Now Available for Sale

The new CD from Trans Atlantic Crush, “Remember” is now available! Trans Atlantic Crush has been writing and performing songs heavily inspired by your favorite 80s music artists, including Duran Duran and Depeche Mode. After a break from recording and performing, the band is back with a compilation of 11 original songs to please any […]

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A Short History of Killing Joke

Jeremy ‘Jaz’ Coleman, Geordie Walker, Martin Glover and Paul Ferguson formed one of the most alluring post-punk bands in 1979. The band is considered the forefathers of American nu-punk. Their compulsive, tribal blasts on their debut “Killing Joke” album released in 1980 and the next album “Revelations” in 1982 created a legion of rabid fans […]

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Duran Duran Music Moments from the 80s

Duran Duran is going strong in the 21st century with a new album, live performances, appearances and more. While the new music is awesome, the band’s songs and videos from the 1980s will always bring back wonderful memories for me and they never get old. Here are a few of my favorite Duran Duran songs […]

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Duran Duran Returns with ‘All You Need is Now’ Album

Duran Duran helped pioneer popular music videos during the early 1980’s. Duran Duran ended up being much more new wave than rock and roll, and much more cerebral in their song development than their contemporaries. They were from a technical perspective solid music artists with a lead vocalist songwriter possessed of a flair for the […]

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The Beginnings of 80s Fashion and Music

Just as the 1970’s will be recalled for punk’s anti-fashion statements, so the 1980’s will be remembered as much for the artists return to dressing up as much as the music they made. Duran Duran, Adam Ant, Spandau Ballet, Soft Cell, Simple Minds, The Human League, Thompson Twins and Depeche Mode were just a few […]

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