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The winds of WWIII were on David Bowie's mind with this forgotten tune

By now, the news of the death of David Bowie has sunk in or maybe we are just numb as the celebrity death toll of 2016 continues to assault our pop culture. One of the most intriguing observations on the internet was the variety of Bowie songs people played in paying tribute to the Thin White Duke. One …

32 years later, 16 things you didn’t know about '16 Candles'

Oh, sexy girlfriend! Today is the 32nd anniversary of the release of Sixteen Candles. That calls for a celebration. Maybe we get Jake Ryan to throw a party at his place. Rumor is his parents are out of town, plus if his girlfriend Caroline Mulford gets drunk again, maybe we can go through with that plan to lop off half her hair.

Valley Girl, Night of the Comet producer Wayne Crawford dies at 69

Wayne Crawford, co-writer and produce of '80s flicks Valley Girl and Night of the Comet, has died, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 69.Mr. Crawford died Saturday of cancer at his home in North …

On a vision quest for a Madonna song we might have forgotten?

Call emergency services. In a rare Stuck in the '80s sighting, we unearth the one Madonna song that has been forgotten - Gambler.

One of the ‘80s most romantic dramas turns 30 and still no one remembers it

Quick! Name-check some of the best romantic dramas of the ‘80s. Ummmm. When Harry Met Sally. Sure. Can’t Buy Me Love? Okay. Say Anything. Yes! Somewhere in Time? You bet. But …

Dennis DeYoung reacts to Jimmy Fallon-Paul Rudd spoof of Styx video

Have you seen last week's spoof of the Styx video of Too Much Times On My Hands by Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd? If not, you're the only one. Even Dennis DeYoung has seen it now and is commently publicly.

Iron Man was a drummer in Tuff Turf? Yep, and here's proof

We don't have many traditions here at Lost and Found but if we do have one it's that as the summer movie season approaches (and it looks like it is here already with this weekend's release of Captain America: Civil War) we roll out a week of movies songs that remain criminally under the radar, so grab your …

Who remembers this lost '80s artist and 'Places That Are Gone?'

While the Replacements were known for their loud playing, they also had a fondness for power pop. Over the years, Paul Westerberg became friends with power pop legends like Alex Chilton (whom they immortalized in song) but also with contemporaries like today's featured artist Tommy Keene.

Road tripping with the Replacements ... what could go wrong?

As Replacements week continues, their reputation for concerts-gone-bad is legendary. Today we meet the Magnolias and their band led by John Freeman and his connection to a memorable Replacements concert of debauchery.

Husker Du didn't care if the Replacements were lonely

While the Replacements fought hard to keep from being a success, they were not immune to competition and created rivalries among their fellow bands from Minneapolis. While Prince had The Time in Purple Rain, the Replacements first rivalry was with Husker Du, author of many great songs including …

Labyrinth returns to big screen for 30th anniversary

Labyrinth, starring Jennifer Connelly and the late David Bowie, returns to theaters on Sept. 11 and 14 to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Tickets won't go on sale until June 17, so plenty of time to get that babysitter.RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

In the late '80s, the Replacements were just achin' to be on charts

"Prince was rumored to have lurked in the shadows at some of the Replacement shows at First Avenue, but it was the bathroom of a club in St. Paul where Paul Westerberg finally ran into him. 'Oh hey,' said Westerberg, seeing the dolled-up singer standing next to him at the urnial. 'What's up man?' Prince turned …

Top 5 moments in the incredible career of Prince

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” Has any Prince lyric ever meant as much to you as that line from Let’s Go Crazy means today? We’ve lost another hero. Prince Rogers Nelson, better known to the ‘80s generation simply as Prince (and …

'Blade Runner 2' moved up to 2017 release

Alcon Entertainment has done a man’s job, moving its sequel to Blade Runner to a October 2017 release date. What was it Roy Batty said? "Time... enough."Variety.com says Blade Runner 2 will feature …

'Three's Company' as a full-length movie?!? I'm not knocking on that door

Three’s Company as a feature film? Oh, Hollywood, you’ve spent too much time at the Regal Beagle!The Hollywood Reporter says New Line Cinema is negotiating to pick up the rights to …

Rolling Stones week is over, and we can almost hear you sigh

As we conclude Rolling Stones week on Lost and Found, it is fitting we close with the final single from the '80s. For the Stones, their charting days were about over and as depressing as it sound, it is enough to Almost Hear You Sig...

With name like Jason & the Scorchers, a couple breakdowns are to be expected

What makes for a good single and what makes for a good album cut? Sometimes knowing the difference of which song to release as a single can be a complicated mess. It's almost enough to cause a band to have their 19th Nervous Breakdo...

Mr. Rogers meets Mr. Jagger in this forgotten Stones classic

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Would you be my, could you be my, won't you be my neighbor too? Alright Keith and Mick, I'll be one your Neighbours.

This forgotten hit has a little Loverboy and Stones in it

Many a Rolling Stones song has inspired mixed emotions. Today's song has the elements of a heart, a knife, your most important digit and the band Loverboy. What song could inspire that sort of combination? Under My Thumb.

35 years later, is first-ever space shuttle launch a forgotten moment in history?

STS-1 - aka the first orbital launch of the space shuttle - happened 35 years ago today on April 12, 1981. I had to recheck it on the Internet to be sure. How crazy is that? Space Shuttle Columbia had a crew of two – John W. Young and Robert L. Crippen - and orbited the Earth 37 times in 54 hours before …

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