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New podcast: Hair metal in the '80s ... part 1

For 10 years, Stuck in the '80s has managed to avoid this topic. No, not politics. Not fashion. Hair Metal. The one genre that most of our hosts are grossly and intentionally negligent in knowledge. But no more. This week, guest co-host Dave Dirt -- if that IS his real name -- joins us and takes everyone to school on the "glam …

The story of Stan Ridgway and his Vietnam love story 'Camouflage'

Memorial Day has passed and many spent time over the weekend placing flowers in the cemeteries for loved ones departed, including those who served our country. In tribute to those veterans, we give an ‘80s salute with Stan Ridgway and Camouflage.

Memorial Day box officer winners in the '80s

A long time, in a galaxy far far … well, the galaxy we're in now, Memorial Day weekend used to mean one thing: box office movie madness - '80s style. Sure, we could have spent our time off at the beach, but that would have meant missing out on flicks like Rocky III or Return of the Jedi. If you've ever been …

The Falcon, the Snowman, David Bowie and Pat Metheny: What do they have in common?

As we wrap up Movie Week on Lost and Found, it is fitting we feature an artist who deftly combined acting and singing in the ‘80s - David Bowie with the haunting This Is Not America.

30 years later, critics still feel 'Brewster's Millions' isn't worth a nickel

When you saw Brewster's Millions back in 1985, did it seem familiar at all? As if you'd seen it somewhere before? Released 30 years ago, the 1985 movie was actually the seventh film based on a 1902 novel of the same name. Written by George Barr McCutcheon, Brewster's Millions tells the story of a young man who …

Can you name Meat and Tommy Turner's favorite high school anthem?

Is anybody in SIT80's Nation having a high school reunion this year? Even if you aren't attending a reunion, don't worry, you will still always have memories of your High School Nights.

70 years later, love still opens the door for Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend turned 70 yesterday. Ok, I'll make the easy joke... He didn't die before he got old.

About Sheena Easton ... Here's her almost-hit from 'About Last Night'

Which Sheena Easton do you like? Version 1.0, 2.0 or Version 3.0 featured in today's So Far, So Good from the movie About Last Night.

I love 'Dune' and sandworms ... but not THIS much

"He who controls the action figures controls the universe!" I just came across this vintage 1984 "poseable" action figure of an Arrakis sandworm from the movie Dune. A very tempting purchase because I know a certain Stuck in the '80s podcast co-host that would totally nerd out for this. Only one problem.

Could this be the best 'forgotten' duet of the '80s? The story of 'Don't Box Me In'

S.E. Hinton's novels were all the rage in the early 80's, with her books spawning no less than four ‘80s movies, including Rumble Fish with the forgotten song Don't Box Me In.

Watch Simple Minds perform on Billboard Awards show to mark Breakfast Club's 30th anniversary

Thank you, Billboard Music Awards, for showing extra love for the '80s in Sunday night's telecast. First Van Halen and then a surprise appearance by Simple Minds. Introduced by Molly Ringwald, Jim …

Billy Idol returns to Tampa Bay for Sept. 24 show at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Raise your hand if you missed the chance to see Billy Idol back in 2013? Now keep form a fist and start dancing with yourself, because you just got a second chance. The Rebel Yeller himself will return to Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday, Sept. 24.

The Church, Psychedelic Furs team up for 2015 North American tour

Can you think of a better double-billing of '80s alt-legends than The Church and Psychedelic Furs? Sure, the Furs have been touring the U.S. fairly regularly the last 6 years, but North American audiences don't often get a chance to catch Australia's The Church very often.Thankfully, they're touring together beginning …

Did you miss Van Halen on Billboard Awards? No worries. Watch it here

Van Halen turned Las Vegas on its side Sunday night for the Billboard Music Awards, playing Panama for the assembled set of today's music phonies. I'm sure being introduced by Taylor Swift wasn't on Eddie's or Diamond Dave's bucket list. In any case, while most people our age were watching the series finale of Mad Men, this …

In the '80s, B.B. King scored soundtrack royalty with 'Into The Night'

Summer is so close, you can almost taste it. The arrival of summer brings the summer movie season which also brings us our third annual Lost and Found Movie Week as we look for great soundtrack songs beyond the usual Footloose and Top Gun hits. This year we start off with a man getting plenty of tributes this past week - the late, …

Never Found in the '80s - That Petrol Emotion

In 1984, Northern Irish musicians from various other bands (most notable among them was The Undertones) along with an American vocalist formed the London-based band That Petrol Emotion. They combined political messages with music that could be darkly punkish to songs that were the catchiest pop. They were universally acclaimed by music …

Best Coneheads revival yet: Watch 'Jake from Planet State Farm'

Saturday Night Live's Coneheads sketch wasn't really an '80s phenomenon, but '80s Nation knows it well. So how cool is this latest State Farm commercial, featuring Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin reprising their famous roles (along with "Jake... from State Farm.")

A too-close encounter with Emmitt Smith retold - shakily - nearly 30 years later

Emmitt Smith, who turns 46 today, almost never had a chance to become the NFL's leading rusher... because I nearly killed him one day back in 1988 in Gainesville, Fla. (BTW, I told this story on the blog back in 2006, but it seems fitting to repeat it …

Who can name the last hit single by Bauhaus

Since we name-dropped Bauhaus in yesterday's feature on Peter Murphy, let's go back to the birth of Goth-Rock with the men in black and She's In Parties.

Our 'Strange Kind of Love' for Peter Murphy

This is not Peter Murphy's first trip to the blog as Dr. Dim has covered Murphy on Never Found with his mid-‘80s solo debut of Final Solution. Today we go to the tail end of ‘80s with the ultra-cool Strange Kind Of Love.

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