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Here's why 'Hell Or High Water' is the '80s Oscars darling

The Oscars are Sunday and which film will win Best Picture? One picture I hope gets a lot of love is Hell Or High Water. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it and it does have a few '80 connections including music by Nick Ca...

Surprise! Sugarcubes' 'Motorcrash' not actually about NASCAR, Daytona

NASCAR is mostly a love it-hate it sport. Those who love it make up an incredibly loyal fan base that appreciates racing stalwarts like Jimmie Johnson who defy death at insane speeds while those who hate declare NASCAR to be a bunch of yahoos driving around in circles. This weekend, the racing season begins with its biggest event - the …

There's a new face behind Chewbacca in the Han Solo spinoff

Perhaps lost amid all the giddiness over the release of the first cast photo of Disney's Han Solo spinoff is this: A new actor is now portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars universe.

EW's ranking of best TV show finales includes these ‘80s gems

Entertainment Weekly bravely has waded again into the dangerous waters of Top 20 articles. This time, they attempt to rank the top 20 TV show finales of all time. And honestly, they hit a home run with their picks, especially their list-topper.

See first pic of cast from 'Predator' reboot

Hollywood is busy messing with our precious '80s memories again. This time it's another reboot of Predator, the 1987 flick that still has us all saying "Get to da chopper!"

10 ways to recover from The 80s Cruise

The 2017 voyage of The 80s Cruise ended Saturday morning, and 2,000-plus weary but smiling nostalgia fanatics filed dutifully off the Celebrity Summit with a week's worth of memories that will last a lifetime.

How did we miss this Sinead O'Connor gem from 1987?

Finally, Wuench Beat Me to It Week comes to an end with this bonus entry - six this week instead of the customary five. Today's artist might be argued to have been found in the 80s, because her 1987 debut album reached number 36 on the US Album chart and was certified gold. However, none of the singles released from ‘The Lion and the …

Definitely too many The's in this band's song

The The is the second of my entries in Wuench Beat Me to It Week to have had two songs previously featured in the Lost & Found series. ‘This is the Day' and ‘Heartland' were grabbed up before I could get to them, but that just gives me the chance to shine more light on this excellent band from the UK.

All I need is Aztec Camera (and this song)

As Wuench Beat Me to It Week continues, let's take another look at Aztec Camera. This band out of Scotland has had two songs previously profiled by Mr Wuench: ‘Oblivious' and ‘Walk Out To Winter.' Both songs are fine examples of the light and breezy guitar playing of the band's only mainstay member, Roddy Frame.

'80s music and rollerskating? This video is the perfect Valentine's Day gift

Wuench Beat Me to It Week continues with us revisiting the Paisley Underground and the band that led the way in that LA music scene: The Three O'Clock. The Paisley Underground was mainly influenced by the Psychedelic bands of the '60s, both in their look and sound. Tight, swirling, slightly trippy tunes were the hallmark of the scene.

In the '80s, this band kept their revolution quiet and private

With The '80s Cruise finally upon us, I've asked our good friend Dr. Dim to contribute a few extra guest blog items this week. Hope you enjoy.

Krokus – Big Rocks [Album Review]

Krokus – Big Rocks 2017, Sony Music Entertainment N.I.B. Tie Your Mother Down My Generation Wild Thing The House of the Rising Sun Rockin’ in the Free World Gimme Some Lovin’ Whole Lotta Love Summertime Blues Born to Be Wild Quinn the Eskimo Jumpin’ Jack Flash Backseat Rock N’ Roll Band: Marc Storace – Vocals Fernando […]

Jack Russell’s Great White – He Saw It Comin’ [Album Review]

Jack Russell’s Great White – He Saw It Comin’ 2017, Frontier Records Sign of the Times She Moves Me Crazy Love Don’t Live Here My Addiction Anything for You He Saw It Comin’ Don’t Let Me Go Spy vs Spy Blame It On the Night Godspeed Band: Jack Russell – Vocals Tony Montana – Guitar, Keyboard […]

We could be wrong or we could be right on how to pronounce this band's name

It's either Public Image Ltd. or P-I-L, only poseurs call them "Pill." That was my attitude back in my "If it's popular it sucks" days. Days I thought I had left behind, but Brad Williams has reminded me that old habits do indeed die hard.

Podcast: Our favorite couples of the '80s

Normally I dread the idea of doing the annual Valentine's Day episode of our podcast. But this year, our newest co-host Jen with One N had an idea: Let's talk about our favorite couples of the '80s - real ones, fake ones and the crushes we had on people we personally knew.

Spinal Tap lawsuit now seeks $400 million

This lawsuit goes far beyond 11. This is Spinal Tap co-creators Christopher Guest and Michael McKean along with director Rob Reiner have decided to join co-star Harry Shearer’s suit against Vivendi and StudioCanal and now are demanding $400 million in damages.

Battlestar Galactica’s Richard Hatch dies at 71

When you’re a young boy growing up in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, the world was not short on TV heroes. You had the guys from CHiPs. Gil Gerald in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. The Fonz from Happy Days for crying out loud. But did any really compare to Apollo from Battlestar Galactica?

No ‘Friday the 13th’ reboot, studio decides

Sorry, Jason, you might have finally run out of lives. It seems that Paramount Studios has decided against rebooting the Friday the 13th movie series. It’s about time!

Did you miss the 'Baywatch' trailer? Here it is

Apparently, those of us who were trying to pretend Tom Brady and the Patriots didn't exist might have missed the new trailer for the Baywatch big-screen remake, which apparently aired Sunday night. I'd love to say it's funny, clever and original, but this is Hollywood we're talking about - the one empire possibly more annoying than the …

‘The Money Pit’ was a remake? Yep, from 1948

The Money Pit is one of THOSE ‘80s flicks. You know the kind. The 1986 movie had good bones - Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as starts. It had Richard Benjamin as director. But it just fell a tiny bit short of its potential. It also appears to be a remake of movie most of us have never heard of: 1948’s Mr. …

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