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Duran Duran concert film to be directed by David Lynch

Duran Duran's last tour will live again for just one night -- Sept. 10 -- as Duran Duran: Unstaged plays U.S. theaters. The movie, showing the band’s concert at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, will show in more than 300 locations, according to RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Robin Williams had Partkinson's, widow says

New development in the tragic suicide of Robin Williams: It turns out the comedian had the early stages of Parkinson's Disease, his widow has told the media.

Lost and found: Autograph and how they landed as Van Halen's opening act

In a recent SIT80's, there was an excellent reader mailbag story in which the podcast listener (the mysterious Todd) found out his uncle was a jogging partner of Dan Akyroyd in the ‘80s. While "Jogging in the ‘80s" probably is never going to make its own podcast, we do have one more ‘80s jogging story to relay with the band …

The sadly forgotten solo hit from David Crosby in the '80s

Yesterday we covered Crosby, Stills and Nash singing but technically without David Crosby. Today we get Crosby in on the Lost and Found action with his album rock hit Drive My Car.

8 amazing scenes from the '80s to best remember Robin Williams

One day later and I still can't get over the fact that Robin Williams isn't among us anymore. His work, however, is. And yet, I'm still conflicted. Do we celebrate his funniest roles? His saddest ones? The roles …

The boating anthem 'Southern Cross' is actually about ... boating

On my summer vacation, I visited the beautiful Great Lakes in the North where sitting by the peaceful shores and watching the boats sail by always remind me of Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Robin Williams dead at age 63 from apparent suicide

To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.

30 years of Buckaroo Banzai, the Hong Kong Cavaliers and John Bigboote

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension turns 30 years old this week, but I have to admit: I'm not sure I ever really "got" this film. Released Aug. 10, 1984, Buckaroo Banzai was the tale of a multi-talented physicist/surgeon/test pilot/rock musician named -- you guessed it -- Dr. Buckaroo Banzai, played by …

The Art of Noise with Max Headroom: 'Paranomia' and the hijacking of Chicago TV

One of the favorite quirky songs of the ‘80s is The Art of Noise's Paranomia and one of my favorite unsolved mysteries of the ‘80s is the Max Headroom Chicago signal intrusion so let's combine both for today's Lost and Found entry to double your pleasure.

A place where nobody dared to go: 'Xanadu' released 34 years ago today

It's your typical '80s movie plot: Boy meets girl. Girl turns out to be a "muse." Boy and muse meet Gene Kelly. And "a place were nobody dared to go?" That's the big disco roller rink they end up creating. Xanadu was either a movie before its time or after its time. But boy, did it have an amazing soundtrack or what? And it turns 34 …

The Smiths were never really 'found' in the '80s ... trust us

Never Found in the 80s - The Smiths On the occasion of this my 50th "Never Found in the '80s" entry, I'm doing it again. I'm featuring a band that everybody thinks everybody has heard of, but not according to my criteria of choosing musical acts for this series. Do not forget that this series is written …

Podcast time: Midge Ure talks Ultravox, Live Aid and the Retro Futura Tour

Midge Ure impacted the '80s and beyond in a way few artists can ever claim to have done so. The Ultravox frontman wrote and produced Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas. He was the co-organizer of Live Aid. His performance of Ultravox's Vienna was a spine-tingling moment that hot July afternoon in London. As a result of …

Never found in the '80s: Breaking Circus

Breaking Circus was a Minneapolis band via Chicago. Guitarist/vocalist Steve Bjorklund, bassist Bruce Lange, and a Roland TR-606 drum machine were the Chicago incarnation of the band formed in 1984. In 1985, they released their first EP, The Very Long Fuse.

Quiz time: 'Facts of Life' cast to reunite for 35th anniversary event

Some anniversaries are just hard to wrap your brain around. (Purple Rain at 30? Say Anything is 25?) But if I tell you that TV's The Facts of Life started 35 years ago, I'm betting your reaction is a nod or a shrug. Yeah, that seems about right.

Never Found in the '80s: The Stranglers

The Stranglers were a bit of an anomaly in the UK punk rock scene of the 1970s. Unlike the members of such legendary punk bands as the Sex Pistols, the Clash, or Buzzcocks, these guys were older and accomplished musicians. They were looked on as poseurs by some, but they nevertheless produced a string of very successful (in the UK) punk …

Can't miss this video: The Tron Holiday Special

For half a second (an eternity in the computer world), I thought the Tron Holiday Special was real. But see for yourself.

Holy Donkey Kong! ColecoVision is coming back to stores this fall

Get out your mechanical pencil (old school, baby!) and start writing out your holiday wish list because this is huge: ColecoVision is coming back to stores this fall. In case your brain has failed you, ColecoVision was the '80s gaming system that brought arcade favorites Donkey Kong and (my personal fave) Zaxxon to your crappy home TV set.

One puzzle I can't solve: How to afford buying this Rubik's Fridge

Rubik's Fridge? It's so simple that it's puzzling why nobody thought of it before now. Credit the '80s fans at with this real, operating mini-fridge shaped as a Rubik's Cube. And before you ask the obvious question, here's the answer: No, the puzzle pieces …

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