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New Ones All The Time

For the last two nights, I’ve had the same dream where I don’t have enough credits to graduate from college. Somehow after all this time, I realize I’ve completely forgotten to take math and science courses, and now I’m not … Continue reading ?

Rick Springfield and Stuck in the '80s meet face to face

Ready for a blast from the past? Here a transcript of our 2006 interview with Rick Springfield. Stuck in the '80s was doing "live podcasting" backstage at the "We Are The '80s" tour that fall at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall. We were all set up in our own dressing room and interviewed the musicians playing that night, which included …

The story of X and 'Burning House of Love'

When the SIT80's podcast started a new series on covers songs, Drew brought to the table his entertaining story of the band X and their cover of Wild Thing that is probably the band's most recognizable song, but to get to their first charting song you've got start a little fire with Burning House of Love.

Concert review: The Replacements at St. Paul's Midway Stadium

The Internet is buzzing today with photos from Sept. 13's Replacements show at Midway Stadium in St. Paul, Minn. Luckily, Stuck in the '80s' Minnesota correspondent and guest columnist Jim "Dr. Dim" Fitzsimons was on hand. Here's his review.

Chia Zombies and a Batman Halloween costume from 1995

Where I work (which is totally not a Walgreens), I get to see all kinds of interesting holiday items come and go through our doors. One of the coolest Halloween items I’ve seen this year is the Chia (of Pet fame) Zombie line. They come in three different styles: Lifeless Lisa (not pictured), Creepy Holden […]

Thanks to Gene Simmons' big mouth, 'All Hell is Breakin' Loose'

The big Kiss news this month was Gene Simmons declaring to social media that "rock is dead." While Gene's quote got a fair amount of attention, will anybody remember that on Sept. 18, Kiss will celebrate the 31st anniversary of their "live unmasking" on MTV? Perhaps we need to whip out the defibulator and resurrect …

Review: Retro Futura summons glory of the '80s at Hard Rock Live, Orlando

If you missed the Retro Futura tour this summer, starring Tom Bailey, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, China Crisis and Katrina from Katrina and the Waves, I only have one thing to say to you: You screwed up. Big time. This lineup will set the bar impossibly high for '80s tours in the future.

Lost and found: Neil Young and Wonderlin'

Last month Neil Young made headlines when it was announced that he and his wife, Pegi, of 36 years were divorcing which morbidly reminds me of another time in the ‘80s when Young became litigious with the defiant Wonderin'.

Hopelessly devoted to Olivia Newton-John? Catch one of her two shows at Capitol Theatre

Olivia Newton-John could easily fill a two-hour set list from songs that '80s fans love spanning from Grease to Xanadu to even the amazing hit Twist of Fate from the less-than-amazing 1983 movie Two of a Kind, co-starring John Travolta. (To be honest, I still will watch the movie any time I find it on …

John Mellencamp tour dates include stop at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall

John Mellencamp would probably hate to be pegged as an '80s act. I suspect he'd even throw down if I mentioned his former "Cougar" moniker. Still, Mellencamp remains the top voice of Americana rock, dating all the way back to 1982's American Fool. (Did you realize, though, that he had released four albume prior to that?)

When it comes to lost '80s hits, not all the good ones are taken

As we close in on almost two years of videos on Lost and Found, you might be wondering if all of the good videos have been taken, but after today's Ian Hunter posting, I hope you agree that his video is one of the best that 1983 had to offer.

Count Chocula grows a pair.

I stumbled across a Count Chocula commercial (1991-ish) called “Mickey” and I had to talk about it. It’s notable because A) it features a live-action Count Chocula and 2) well, watch for yourself. Still not getting it? Come closer… Closer… Count Chocula has BALLS for a chin! Hey, the guy has always had a cleft chin, […]

Mike + The Mechanics announce first U.S. tour in 25 years

If you had wanted to see former Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford and his Mike + The Mechanics side project perform live, up until now all you needed was a miracle. But Rutherford and his bandmates have announced their first U.S. tour since 1989, r …

Podcast time: A tribute to the late Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison and much more

Jimi Jamison left '80s Nation far too soon with so many songs still to sing. So this week's Stuck in the '80s podcast honors the former frontman of Survivor and features some of our favorite songs from him.

This video nearly stole ZZ Top's thunder at the first MTV video music awards

In April, Lost and Found first introduced The Bongos with a little known song called Bulrushes, so today we bring you their most "popular" song that most ‘80s fans still have never heard of with …

Listen to first single off Simple Minds' newest album

Simple Minds has just release the first single off their newest, recently completed album. The album doesn't have a name or release date yet, but the song is called Blindfolded. You can see the lyrics on

Monday morning sleeping music: The Trees' 'Delta Sleep'

It's Monday morning and maybe you didn't get the rest you needed over the weekend, so let's try to fix this ‘80s-style with The Trees and some Delta Sleep.

Phil Collins returns to play Miami Beach fundraiser on Dec. 6

So take a look at him now! Phil Collins has just announced plans to perform at a fundraiser for the Little Dreams Foundation on Dec. 6 at the Fillmore Miami Beach. It will be his first show in nearly four years.

Scientific proof there's no such thing as a bad Aldo Nova song

Although we covered Aldo Nova in 2012 on Lost and Found; today we trade in his leopard print jumpsuit from Fantasy to only get a Monkey On Your Back.

Relive Joan Rivers as Spaceball's Dot Matrix and hear her final words

Joan Rivers is gone, but we'll always have Dot Matrix. While the late comedian, who died this week at age 81, didn't appear in many movies in the '80s, her voicework for the snarky robot in Spaceballs was more than enough for fans like me.

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