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20 Songs That Defined the 1980s: What Was Your Jam?

The 1980s were a wild time for music fans as disco fell by the wayside and pop, new wave and dance grew in popularity and hip-hop was born. MTV debuted and became the major force […]

08/08/2014

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This ’80s Version Of The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Theme Is, Like, Totally Tubular

This sweet 1980s remix of the Game of Thrones theme song that will make you hop up off of your Iron Throne and tickle that keytar.

06/26/2014

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#TBT: 8 Slang Terms From The 1980s And What They Mean Today

In the 1960s, there was rock. The 1970s had us dancing to disco. The 1980s gave birth to rap. The popular genres of music evolve with each decade, but that is not the only aspect […]

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Couple Argues Over Slash vs. Eddie Van Halen, Ends Up In Jail

Debates over top guitarists usually get pretty heated, but rarely does someone end up behind bars for their viewpoint. According to The Sun News, in early February, police in Cleveland suburb Brook Park were dispatched to a Motel 6 after the staff reported a nasty argument between a couple.

02/21/2013

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What’s In The Box? R.E.M. ‘Document,’ 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Need a last-minute gift for the rock fan in your life? Or do you just need to figure out what to spend that awesome gift card on? We’re here to help, with rundowns of this year’s best box sets.

12/21/2012

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Dee Snider Talks “Rock of Ages,” Tom Cruise As Stacee Jaxx [Video]

When Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider was performing as club owner Dennis Dupree in Broadway’s Rock of Ages, word came through that the hit musical would soon be developed into a blockbuster movie. Snider’s manager was giddy over the prospect of Dee’s big screen casting – a role that eventually went to Alec Baldwin – but Dee had no expectations, thinking instead that the film would cast big names. And he was exactly right.

06/15/2012

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Blondie & Devo Hitting The Road Together

New wave may have peaked in the mainstream 30 years ago, but Blondie and Devo are hoping to bring it back with a new tour together. The ’80s mainstays, both with the majority of their […]

06/13/2012

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“I Love The ’80s”: “Rock Of Ages” Trailer Highlights Decade’s Rock Hits

When the star-studded adaptation of Broadway’s Rock Of Ages hits theaters on June 15, fans will see Tom Cruise give his take on Sunset Strip-style rock star vamping in the decade of excess (which Cruise […]

04/06/2012

Soft Cell - "Tainted Love" (Sire, 1982)

One-Hit Wonders: Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love”

Born of a friendship formed at Leeds Art College, Soft Cell was a project for which Marc Almond and David Ball had less-than-top-ten expectations.

Imagine their surprise when “Tainted Love” hit the top of the U.S. pop charts.

02/15/2012

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One-Hit Wonders: Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen”

A tumultuous band subject to the tumultuous whims of leader Kevin Rowland, Dexy’s Midnight Runners were a hit many times over in the UK. In the US, however, they’ve never managed to break free from the category known as One-Hit Wonders.

02/06/2012

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