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This band bought the NRBQ to NOLA

When you think New Orleans music, you think jazz and the blues, but perhaps no New Orleans band reflected the city like the band that has NOLA in their name - NRBQ.

Dreaming of fish-head music? So did The Radiators

America is often defined by our big cities and perhaps no big city in the U.S.A. is more unique than New Orleans. While many artists from NOLA have appeared on Lost and Found before, let's shine the spotlight on several more starting with hometown favorites The Radiators and Like Dreamers Do.

Christopher Cross 2017 tour includes several Florida dates

Looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the significant other? Might I suggest a ticket to see Christopher Cross in Clearwater on May 5? It’s honestly "the best that you can do." Your love life will - wait for it - "never be the same."

Star Wars VIII will be titled 'The Last Jedi'

Hey, Star Wars fans (and really, shouldn't that be all of us?) Lucasfilm reportedly has released the full name of the next Star Wars movie: Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi.

Is French Kissin' 80s style still allowed under the new regime?

So if it's time to make America great again, I see no better way to do it than resurrect '80s music videos. Although this may not do much to help the economy, the SIT80's plan involves getting help from our democracy-loving friends across the ocean and lots of kissing. Following the lead of Deborah Harry, I think French Kissin' …

Iron Maiden announces 2017 North America tour dates

No metal band from the ’80s is more under-appreciated critically or over-loved by fans more than Iron Maiden. So imagine all the fans yelling “Up the Irons!” this week around North …

Top 5 songs from the '80s for those with Inauguration Day jitters

What's that line from Vigo in Ghostbusters 2? "What was will be! What is will be no more! Now is the season of evil!" For this infamous day, we've asked our resident doomsayer Dr. Dim to write a guest blog item. Take it away, Dim.

Rick Springfield headlines 2018 voyage of The ‘80s Cruise

Rick Springfield will headline and host The ‘80s Cruise in 2018, organizers announced today on their official website. The 7-day cruise on the Celebrity Summit leaves Fort Lauderdale on March 24, 2018 for an Eastern Caribbean trip.

There’s only one classic presidential movie from the ‘80s

Remember this beginning? “In 1988, the crime rate in the United States rises four hundred percent. The once great city of New York becomes the one maximum security prison for the entire country. A fifty-foot containment wall is erected along the New Jersey shoreline, across the Harlem River, and down along the Brooklyn shoreline. It …

Listen to first single from Night Ranger’s new album

What cliche should I use? “Night Ranger can still rock in America?” “The secret of Night Ranger’s success is a new album?” “When you close your eyes, you can listen to this new single by Night Ranger?”

Will the 'Beaches' remake be your hero? Watch the trailer and see

Did you forget there’s a remake of Beaches coming this Saturday on Lifetime? It stars Idina Menzel and Nia Long in the roles made famous by Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey - best friends for life with intertwining but different destinies.

How a misunderstood 'villain' from WWII inspired a hit song for Idle Eyes

We've all heard the name Tokyo Rose, but do we know the whole story behind the name? One of America's darkest secrets is the treatment of Asian-Americans during the 1940s. In the '80s, movies like The Karate Kid touched on the subject while the name Tokyo Rose became the inspiration for a hit by Canadian band Idle Eyes. …

Def Leppard’s 2017 tour includes Poison, Tesla

Def Leppard has announced a huge 2017 tour that starts in New Hampshire in early April and winds its way across North America before wrapping up in Indianapolis in late June.

John Wetton to miss part of Asia's tour, Cruise to the Edge

Asia lead singer and bassist John Wetton has announced he’ll have to skip a slate of 2017 tour dates due to medical issues.

Lou Gramm confirms he’ll perform on Foreigner’s ’40’ tour date

Former lead singer Lou Gramm is telling Twitter followers that he will join Foreigner for a date on the band’s upcoming 40th anniversary tour “for a song or two.”

'CHiPs' trailer makes debut on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Did you know there was a big-screen remake of CHiPs coming this year? Apparently, Dax Shepard and Michael Pena have decided to take on the roles made famous by Larry Wilcox ("Officer Jon Baker") and Erik Estrada ("Officer Frank “Ponch” Poncherello) in the movie and debuted the first trailer Wednesday night on …

If it doesn't really matter, then why Platinum Blonde?

Do blondes really have more fun? Well at least in the '80s, they had more hits in Canada as today we show our roots with Platinum Blonde and proclaim it Doesn't Really Matter.

This Canadian band loved slugging it out for laughs

The secrets of love remains eternal but the secret of the identify one of the more humorous bands of Canada is out as Doug and the Slugs lampoon classic American television with their fun video for Who Knows How To Make Love Stay.

Woody Harrelson in a Star Wars movie? It’s happening

Lucasfilm has confirmed that Woody Harrelson is joining the cast of the Han Solo prequel movie that’s due in theaters next year. Entertainment Weekly confirmed the news Wednesday.

Honeymoon Suite makes us feel Canadian again

The January weather has been mighty cold for many of us, but we shouldn't complain too much as we still are warmer than our neighbors to the north in Canada. In honor of our frozen friends, let's spend a whole week (again) celebrating some of Canada's best lost songs starting with Honeymoon Suite and Feel It Again.

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