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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...