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a-ha comes out of hiding for new album, world tour

a-ha is reuniting... albeit for one new studio album and world tour only, the band announced this week. The new album, Cast In Steel, will be a-ha's 10th studio album and the first since 2009's Foot of the Mountain. Cast In Steel will be released on Sept. 4, three weeks before a-ha is set to play the Rock in Rio …

Van Halen's 2015 tour includes Jimmy Kimmel appearance, Tampa stop

If you've been waiting for the perfect Van Halen tour to catch, this could be the one. Van Halen announced Tuesday that it would tour North America beginning July 5 in Seattle and ending Oct. 2 in Hollywood. The tour appears to be in support of the band's new live album, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, which is set for release on …

Name the Uriah Heep hit song from the '80s

More Dino Rock in the ‘80s? You bet ya, as unearthing lost Dino Rock, like Uriah Heep, is the way that it is on Lost and Found.In the early ‘70s, there were four clear leaders at the English hard rock movement: Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Uriah Heep. While most know many songs by the first three …

Star Wars Darth Vader Toaster? The circle is now complete

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good toaster at your side, kid. This Darth Vader Star Wars toaster is strong with the force. And yet our sad devotion to breakfast has not helped us conjure up the stolen strawberry jam, or given us enough clairvoyance to find the rebels' hidden container of margarine.

Can you name the 'hit' song by the Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa

Famous brothers-sisters in the ‘80s anyone? Beyond the obvious with Janet Jackson and her brothers, the ‘80s saw many siblings start their rise in the ‘80s. So if you want to talk about it and want an underrated combination, I throw out the Zappa kids - Dweezil and Moon Unit.

Phish announces 2015 tour dates

For some fans, it's hard to think of Phish as being an '80s act. Sure, they were born in the '80s. The jam band formed in 1983 at the University of Vermont, playing their first gig at a college cafeteria. Since then, they've morphed into a band that defies description and labels.

Will Journey's feud between Schon and Perry start another Chain Reaction?

By now, Steve Spears has returned home from his cruise that featured a VIP concert with Journey. \Will that concert rejuvenate our fearless SIT80's host and set off a chain reaction of stories about Steve's love affair with the band?

Friday lost and found: Driver's ed advice from Mary's Danish

When I was 16, I had my driver's license for not even three months, when(crash! boom!) I ran had the embarrassing gaffe of running into an elderlylady's car. Now that some of us that are Stuck In The ‘80s have children that are approaching or are already driving age, we are full of advice, such as "be safe", "don't text …

'Charles Jefferson... for Earth, Wind and Fire and little brother'

Yesterday we featured the British band Imagination with their video visitto the exotic Middle East so today we have the great American group Earth,Wind and Fire chronicle their R&B fascination with pharaohs and pyramidswith their lost hit Fall In Love With Me.

Wednesday lost and found: Imagination's 'Body Talk'

It's time for more of some early ‘80s R&B, but this time as we get allsexy, we will use our Imagination and hop on the magic carpet and hear someBody Talk.

Never Found in the '80s: KTP

Time for a nice dance band! KTP or Kissing The Pink did have a number one hit on the dance/club music chart with the remix version of today's song, but the album version only made it to 97 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. And so the band still qualifies as being never found in the 80s.

Lost and found: The story behind Liquid Liquid's 'Caravan'

We've covered many ‘80s songs on Lost and Found that have gained a secondlife in the world of sampling, such as Billy Squier's Big Beat, but it'stime to drop some knowledge and find out the actual name of the song thatyou've heard snippets of before with Liquid, Liquid and Caravan.

Never Found in the '80s: The Young Gods

Today's Never Found artist hails from Fribourg, Switzerland. They are The Young Gods and their post-industrial music of the 80s can best be described as dark. Very dark. So very, very dark. That might be a part of the reason they didn't hit at all on the American pop charts.

Video: Watch the Peanuts gang perform 'Lights' by Journey

Technically not an '80s tune, Lights by Journey is still a song most of Stuck in the '80s Nation knows by heart. But have you heard the version performed by Peanuts?

The '80s Cruise preview tune: A Flock of Seagulls' forgotten hit

Another Monday, another song from Steve and Brad's cabin mates on theupcoming ‘80s Cruise. When they leave port in February 2016, we urge them to keep an eye on the sky and watch for those pesky seagulls, or at least a flock of them.Yes, while 100% of people know about …

Friday lost and found: The Cult's 'Lil' Devil'

The old saying goes, "The devil is in the details", so when it comes to unearthing all the great lost songs of the ‘80s, I think we have found a Lil' Devil that is worth sharing.

30 years later, these things are good: Cher, Eric Stoltz and 'Mask'

Remember when Cher was a better actress than she was a singer? Yes, the '80s. And 30 years ago this week, she gave fans one to remember when she co-starred with Eric Stoltz in Mask.

Even to adults in the '80s, our decade was a 'State of Confusion'

In the world of 2015, modern technology concerns are cyber attacks by hackers and terrorists threatening to steal your identity and records. All this activity sometimes make me yearn for a simpler time in the ‘80s when technology concerns were learning how to use a VCR and microwave. It's all enough to throw us in a "State of …

Donnie Iris' hit didn't always have videos. Does that compute?

In 1983, computers were still mostly limited to schools and businesses, but that didn't mean we still didn't compute in the ‘80s as evidenced by Donnie Iris and Do You Compute?

35 years later, 'Coal Miner's Daughter' still strikes the perfect note

Chances are you age determines how well you remember the movie Coal Miner's Daughter. If you were still in high school or college at the time, the biopic about the life of Loretta Lynn was something you parents went to see on "Date Night" while you stayed home and watched Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Three's …

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