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New podcast: Forgotten hits of 1980

New podcast: Forgotten hits of 1980

At the dawn of the '80s, FM radio was still under the icy grip of disco and crossover country. But hope was on the horizon. Artists like Boz Scaggs, Hall & Oates and Fleetwood Mac were bringing rock and pop sensibilities back to the masses. And so in...
Published: 01/21/18
30 years later, The Couch Trip is still borderline insane

30 years later, The Couch Trip is still borderline insane

Dan Aykroyd has made some amazing flicks in his career (Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, heck, Driving Miss Daisy!), but he also flamed out with a few notable misfires (Caddyshack 2 … and don't get me started on Nothing But Trouble). So where does...
Published: 01/19/18
Is latest reboot a sign Hollywood is done remaking ’80s classics?

Is latest reboot a sign Hollywood is done remaking ’80s classics?

Here's some shocking news: The latest TV reboot from Hollywood ISN'T from the '80s. It's from – gasp! – the 1990s. Deadline.com reports that Party of Five is up next for a re-imagining.Party of Five, which ran on Fox from 1994 to 2000, ce...
Published: 01/18/18
Lou Gramm, Mick Jones join Billy Joel on stage for Foreigner tunes

Lou Gramm, Mick Jones join Billy Joel on stage for Foreigner tunes

Billy Joel's been knockin' 'em dead at his regular Madison Square Garden shows these days. And staying home in NYC also gives the Piano Man a chance to dazzle his audience with surprise guests. For the Jan. 11 show, it was Lou Gramm and Mick Jon...
Published: 01/16/18
Was Jon Bon Jovi ever really lonely? Maybe back in ’84

Was Jon Bon Jovi ever really lonely? Maybe back in ’84

Our '80s historian Kevin Wuench says congratulations to Bon Jovi on getting into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and provides this history lesson:Do we pander to Bon Jovi fans to get more Lost and Found clicks on the website? Surely not, as ...
Published: 01/15/18
Michael J. Fox returning to network TV next month

Michael J. Fox returning to network TV next month

Great Scott! Michael J. Fox is coming back to network TV in February. Granted, it's just a five-story arc on ABC's Designated Survivor, but we're thrilled nonetheless.According to Deadline.com, the former Family Ties and Back to the Future star will ...
Published: 01/11/18
Interview: Rick Springfield fighting depression, suicidal thoughts

Interview: Rick Springfield fighting depression, suicidal thoughts

Rick Springfield went public this week about his continued battle with depression and suicidal thoughts. During an interview with SiriusXM's Lori Majewski (airing today at 9:30 a.m.), the singer admits he had thoughts of suicide as recently as last y...
Published: 01/11/18
Before they could walk this way, Run-D.M.C. started with Rock Box

Before they could walk this way, Run-D.M.C. started with Rock Box

Eighties historian Kevin Wuench returns to honor a Run-D.M.C. tune we've sadly forgotten:During the holiday season, Run-D.M.C. gets mentioned as Christmas In Hollis is a favorite of '80s Nation, but in other times, the pioneering band ...
Published: 01/11/18
On this date, Wendy’s first asked: Where’s the beef?

On this date, Wendy’s first asked: Where’s the beef?

On January 10, 1984, an actress named Clara Peller demanded to know "Where's the beef?" during a commercial for Wendy's hamburgers and the pop culture world hasn't been the same since."Where's the beef" instantly became a catchphrase, and Wendy's sal...
Published: 01/10/18
ABC, Belinda Carlisle headlining 2018 Retro Futura Tour

ABC, Belinda Carlisle headlining 2018 Retro Futura Tour

The Retro Futura Tour returns in summer 2018 with a newly announced lineup. British new-wave act ABC and former Go-Go's lead singer Belinda Carlisle will co-headline the tour, which is set for July 11 to August 12.Other acts include: Modern English, ...
Published: 01/10/18