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Archived Since:June 29, 2011

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Rachel Sweet's discography was less magic and more 'Voodoo' in the '80s

For every Pat Benatar that became an icon in the ‘80s, there were other women who carved out smaller paths in the hearts of ‘80s lovers and one of those forgotten females was Rachel Sweet.

Steve Perry leads Giants crowd in singing 'Don't Stop Believin''

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry led the crowd at Monday's Giants-Nationals game in singing along to the Journey hit Don't Stop Believin', the '80s anthem that has been adopted as a theme song for the San Fran baseball club.

Without Roger Waters, Pink Floyd learned to fly all over again

We teased about Pink Floyd and their new album in yesterday's Lost and Found with Roger Waters, so let's just make it official and honor Pink Floyd and their new release with one of their great songs of the ‘80s: Learning To Fly.

Cameron Crowe's objections kill 'Say Anything' TV series

God bless you, Cameron Crowe. Lloyd Dobler, Diane Court and I all want to give you a big hug. You single-handedly killed NBC's deal for a TV series based on your 1989 classic Say Anything.

Former Smiths singer Morrissey has cancer

Morrissey, the former Smiths frontman-turned-solo artist, has told the Spanish paper El Mundo that he is being treated for cancer. The singer has canceled multiple tours of the U.S. in …

Billy Idol's 2015 North American tour will skip Florida

Billy Idol has revealed his 2015 North American tour dates today. The tour begins in January in New Orleans and wraps up Feb. 18 in L.A. It looks like Florida gets shut out this round.On-sale dates for ticket sales, meet-and-greet and VIP …

Hall and Oates book Dec. 3 return to Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall

Daryl Hall and John Oates never seem to take a seat anymore. The best-selling duo in music history - they surpassed the Everly Brothers back in '84 - has just announced a new slew of tour dates, including a Dec. 3 stop at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall.This will cap a pretty eventful year for the boys, who also were inducted …

30 years later, was 'Teachers' really such a bad apple?

Did you think dark comedy in our decade started in the late '80s with flicks like Beetlejuice and Heathers? Maybe it was best-practiced then, but 1984 saw hints of the genre's rise with Teachers, which turns 30 years old this week.Teachers, released Oct. 5, 1984, might be best known for either its stellar …

The pro and cons of Roger Waters in the '80s

One of the amusing internet stories last week was Roger Waters tiring of all the questions directed towards him about the new Pink Floyd album and going to Facebook and his website to declare, "Stop asking! I've left Pink Floyd 29 years ago." To appease Roger, let's remember some on his non-Pink Floyd material with 5:01 AM (The …

Could this be the ultimate Halloween song of the '80s

How could we have a week of frights and not include ‘80s rock most renowned bat-eating, barking at the moon artist of the ‘80s - Ozzy Osbourne?

The English Beat's fall tour includes stop at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre

Dave Wakeling is an '80s music god. Easily one of the most prolithic and influential singer/songwriter/guitarists of our decade, he can claim dual honors for fronting both The Beat (better known here in the U.S. as The English Beat) and General Public. That's on top of his solo career AND his side hobby of producing. …

'80s Halloween costume idea: Go as Lindsey Buckingham's hair

As our week of frights continues, we stumble upon apparitions and need to decide which is scarier: ghosts or Lindsey Buckingham's skyscraper hair in Slow Dancing?

Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a whiny remake of 'Knight Rider'

Dale Earnhardt Jr. starring in a remake of Knight Rider? I'm game. Too bad it's just a Funny or Die video. By the way, remember the actual real remake of Knight Rider from a few years ago? NBC still has its official site online and you can watch complete …

30 years later, 'Irreconcilable Differences' still a primer on marriage and divorce for '80s generation

Let's face it: Irreconcilable Differences wasn't an iconic film of the '80s. It didn't necessarily break new ground cinematically. It didn't have a worthy soundtrack that we still listen to today. And it didn't have a legendary director at the helm. And yet, this romantic comedy snagged two Golden Globe nominations and introduced us to …

Anyone remember the first big-ish tune from Dead or Alive?

A full year before You Spin Me Round became the summer dance smash of 1985, Dead or Alive was startling U.S. viewers with their unique look and edgy videos like I'd Do Anything.

Excellent or Bogus? Here's what is planned for 'Bill and Ted 3'

Life truly has been a bogus journey since the last sequel to Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. But thankfully Alex Winter, the writer/director who played Bill S. Preston Esq., is now providing details on the newest installment of the '80s classic.

Alfred Hitchcock.in the '80s? Maybe in this song

If I had to name my favorite movie director of all time, it would have to be Alfred Hitchcock. Even though he died in 1980, his influence was felt by the ‘80s generation and given the royal treatment on The Hyts' Backstabber.

Podcast time: Loverboy's Mike Reno blasts Gene Simmons and how 'Almost Paradise' nearly killed the band

Loverboy frontman Mike Reno was the first-ever rock star I saw on stage as a kid. It was Oct. 22, 1981, and Loverboy was opening for Journey on their Escape tour. I'd love to remember what song they opened with, but I remember was the wall of sound that hit me in the face that evening in Lakeland, Florida. It's a story I …

Halloween comes early with Blue Oyster Cult's 'Joan Crawford'

I pondered if it was too early to talk about the spooky activities of October, but the witches and jack-o-lanterns are starting to pop up around the neighborhood, so let's get an early jump on Halloween with a week of "scary" Lost and Found videos starting with Blue Oyster Cult and Joan Crawford.

Never Found in the '80s: The Rain Parade

The Rain Parade was part of the '80s Paisley Underground, a mainly L.A. musical genre that drew influences from The Byrds and other '60s psychedelic artists. With swirling guitars, close vocal harmonies, and a mellow feel of psychedelia, The Rain Parade was among the best of that musical scene. However, they never achieved the charting …

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