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Friday freakout: ‘Against All Odds’ was a remake?!?

Who doesn’t love the 1984 flick Against All Odds? The story of an aging football player (Jeff Bridges) - playing in the real-life uniforms of the very ‘80s L.A. Express of the USFL - who is sent looking for a shady friend’s missing girlfriend (Rachel Ward) only to fall in love with her when he finds her …

Can you name the one American band that recorded with Band Aid?

Band Aid was considered the best collection of popular musicians that Britain had to offer but not every artist in Band Aid was from across the pond. So who was the answer to the trivia question of what American group participated in Band Aid? It was Kool & the Gang.

New Gremlins soundtrack also subject to Mogwai care rules

Do you remember the three rules for caring for a “Mogwai” from the classic '80s flick Gremlins? Avoid bright light. Don’t get them wet. And never feed them after midnight. Turns out two of those rules apply to the movie’s soundtrack as well.

One band was the status quo in Britain for six decades

If you were to ask an American to name the biggest Brit bands of the rock 'n' roll era, you'd get responses like The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks and the Rolling Stones. But in England, a band that lasted just as long and produced as many hits in their native country was Status Quo, who were successful all through the '80s with songs like …

Eddie Murphy was almost in Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home?!?

There are some days in the ‘80s kingdom when we think we know it all. And then there days when your world crumbles because you learn Eddie Murphy was THIS CLOSE to appearing in 1986’s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

One of U2's best albums only had two singles ... including this lost classic

Band Aid was a call to conscience for many musicians in the '80s. It was Band Aid that ignited the humanitarian efforts for U2's Bono and started his Unforgettable Fire.

When the world calls, Bob Geldof still answers

It's was on this date in 1984 that Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas was released and always at center stage of its anniversary is the visionary of the project: Bob Geldof. As a solo artist, Geldof attempted to reach out to all of us again, this time with This Is The World Calling.

Rick Astley’s U.S. tour includes stop in Clearwater

Make all the jokes you want about Rickrolling and that he’ll never give you up or let you down: Rick Astley was a pop music god in the ‘80s. So when we heard he was planning a U.S. tour to promote his new album 50, all we could do is hope he wouldn't let Florida down with his travel plans.

The story of Sting's forgotten tribute to a slain engineer in Nicaragua

Many '80s anniversaries go unnoticed, but the anniversary of Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas always draws plenty of attention this time of year, so Lost and Found will join the fray this week profiling some of the artists, like Sting, that participated on the king of charity songs.

Look inside Pat Benatar's Hawaii home - or buy it for only $3.2 million

How would you like to buy the home of Pat Benatar and her husband/music partner Neil "Spyder" Giraldo located in an off-the-path hamlet in Maui, Hawaii. And it, of course, includes a recording studio. On the con side, it will set you back - are you ready to be hit with their best shot? - about $3.2 million.

The story behind the enduring appeal of 'The Power of Love' by Frankie Goes to Hollywood

One of the more unusual power ballads of the '80s is 1984's The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. For a band that had previously topped the UK charts with a song about sex (Relax) and another about politics (Two Tribes), to land a third No. 1 single by honoring love was either the most expected or …

A Thanksgiving message from the '80s: Maybe we all 'Live in Peace'

A refrain heard frequently in the past few weeks is for us all to live in peace. That plea has been going on since the first war and in the '80s it was no different. During our favorite decade, it was not just youthful bands like U2 trying to spread the message of peace, but also seasoned rock 'n' rollers too, like The Firm and their …

Shannen Doherty joins Heathers series for TV

Some '80s remakes have been in the works for so long, we'll have to pass along the rumor mill on news to our grandchildren. Heathers definitely fits that category.

There can be more than one (director) for Highlander reboot

There's no small sense of irony that a movie about immortality continues to see life well beyond its original death. And so it is that Highlander, long a target for rebooting by Hollywood, now has another director tapped for the pro...

Red Scare meets 'Red Car' in this forgotten classic by The Trees

Even though '80s kids in America didn't face getting drafted into the miliary, the threat was still there and many of us males might still have our Selective Service Card. The mystery of the military is always ripe for song inspiration like Red Car by The Trees.

XTC gave a protest song you could whistle to

Protesting as a form of disapproval is still alive and well these days as every news day greats us with headlines about organized protests. Back in the '80s, marching in the streets was not our choice method of protest. For us, it was the message in our songs that inspired change. In the '80s we preached against military fanaticism, nuclear war …

Donny Most – Swinging Down the Chimney Tonight [Album Review]

Donny Most – Swinging Down the Chimney Tonight 2016, Summit Records The Man With the Bag It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Santa Baby The Christmas Song C’est Si Bon I never would’ve known that Ralph Malph from Happy Days released an EP of Christmas tunes if not for Me-TV’s Facebook page posting a […]

Musical remake of 'Valley Girl' has a director

Oh, barf me out. Hollwood is remaking Valley Girl? Like I'm so sure.

Did you know 'Oxford Blues' was a remake?

You know all the guff we give Hollywood for giving us remakes of our '80s classics? What if I told you that dozens of movies we loved in our decade were actually remakes themselves?

An '80s anthem for Cubs fans - both here and departed

Cubs fan or not, it was great theater when the cursed Chicago franchise broke its 108-year old drought of World Series championships. No doubt if you watched any of the post-game celebration, you heard Bill Murray and the rest of Chicago sing the unofficial team song Go Cubs Go. Today let's learn about Steve Goodman, the man behind Go …

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