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A Flock of Seagulls Reunites

A Flock of Seagulls will reunite for a 35th anniversary tour.

Yo, Adrian, it's Rocky week: Retro-review of the 1976 classic 'Rocky'

TODAY'S RETRO-REVIEW: With last week's release of Creed (Wednesday Nov. 25), we thought it would be interesting to go back and revisit all six of the films of the Rocky franchise. Earlier this year, guest blogger Jim "Dr. Dim" Fitzsimons forced himself to watch the entire series …

So you think you know the Pogues? Yeah, Yeah, Yeah...

With Thanksgiving over, Christmas music season is officially here. In the next month, Steve Spears will perhaps make his traditional post about his favorite '80s Christmas song - Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues. For many, our knowledge on The Pogues is limited to that song, so let's expand our …

'80s holiday gift idea: Behold the awesome Cassette Tape Mood Light

Looking for a holiday present for the ‘80s fan in your life but running out of ideas? How about a light that honors the mix tapes of our misspent youth? Stacey Iden of Sarasota, Fla., has been making her “Cassette Tape Mood Light” and other retro-themed gifts since 2011. The 38-year-old operates the …

Concert review: T'Pau, Go West and Nik Kershaw

The biggest disadvantage to running Stuck in the ‘80s out of Florida is that we miss out on all the great concerts that happen half a world away in places like England, where so much of the ‘80s sound was born. But thankfully we have correspondents sprinkled all over the globe, including Peter Ryan of Montreal who happened to …

Best times in Modern Romance's life? Probably 1982 when this song was a hit

During this Thanksgiving week as we reflect on our lives we probably will acknowledge we have it pretty good now. Which raises this question, "So is the best times of our lives now or when we were young in the '80s?" For Modern Romance the Best Years Of Our Life was definitely in the '80s.

One 'Steve' rejoins Journey as band announces 2016 tour

Journey reunion fans, you've been rewarded for your patience: Steve is back. Sadly, not Steve Perry, but drummer Steve Smith has rejoined the band. Smith replaces Deen Castronovo, who was fired on Aug. 10 after legal and substance abuse problems. "I was terminated," Castronovo …

How well do you know the '80s Cruise artists? Take this interactive quiz!

The inaugural '80s Cruise sets sail in early 2016, but are you ready for seven nights onboard the Holland America Eurodam with 10 amazing artists from the '80s? Here's a quick quiz to see how well you know their music. And don't forget RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Not ready with Thanksgiving plans? Sugarhill Gang says 'Jump on it! Jump on it!'

Thanksgiving is not only the time when we reflect on our blessings, but remember the heritage of our of country's forefathers and hearken back to the first Thanksgiving between the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. Sometimes our recollections about the Indians can be foggy, but wonderfully entertaining like the video for the Sugarhill …

The story of the Jackson Family, NFL and the disastrous Victory tour

Could a member of the musical royalty Jackson family that contains Michael, Jermaine and Janet have a lost song? All I have to say is Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming.

Mac McAnally deserves a little more than 'Minimum Love'

Who is Mac McAnally? A footnote in pop music chart history or perhaps more? In a couple of paragraphs we'll let you know about Mac and see if he gets your maximum or Minimum Love.

Why didn't Melvin James stay? Alas, that's why we wrote about him here

There are many '80s artists that still stay current in the news, but alas most are forgotten. Where did they go? As for Melvin James, we ask him to come in, come out of the rain and ponder Why Won't You Stay?

Styx sailing along just fine with current lineup, says our reviewer

It's always fun to hear when an '80s fan sees a "legacy act" like Styx in concert for the first time decades after the band stopped appearing on the Billboard charts. Gayle Weiswasser in Washington, D.C., filed this review of Styx's recent show in Bethesda, Maryland. Domo arigato, Gayle!

Iceman is back! Val Kilmer says he'll join Top Gun 2

There's no script or production schedule yet, but Val Kilmer says he's agreed to reprise his role as "Ice Man" in Top Gun 2."I just got offered #?topgun2 - not often you get to say "yes" without reading the script," the actor announced on his …

What is 'Real Men' about? Joe Jackson leaves that up to you

While I do spend the majority of my time listening to '80s music, I do try to stay somewhat current on new album releases by '80s artists. One of the better ones I've heard this year is Joe Jackson's Fast Forward that was released just last month. The new material is reminiscent of his early …

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo play Clearwater's Capitol Theatre on Feb. 15

Need a great Valentine's Day present? Try to get tickets to Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on Feb. 15 at Clearwater's Capitol Theater. This intimate venue is the perfect spot for the husband-and-wife team to rip through all their classic tunes.Though Benatar got all the album covers and press in the '80s, it was hubby Neil who wrote, …

Final mission for Captain EO is Dec. 6

Michael Jackson has just a few more chances left to change the world: Epcot will close the Captain EO movie in Orlando on Dec. 6, the Disney Park Blog reports. What will …

Favorite 'shoes' of the '80s? Not a sneaker but a power pop band from Illinois

I so miss the days when power pop was abundant in the late '80s and early '90s and no band was as sugary sweet as Shoes and their cheeky video for Feel The Way That I Do.

Bonus Lost and Found: Fastway and 'Say What You Will'

It's the Friday Free Ride on Lost and Found, so crank it up to eleven and get on the Fastway with Say What You Will.

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