Posts From The Great 80s

5 Unexpected Michael Jackson Influences

MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson by Steve Knopper Everybody knows James Brown and Fred Astaire were MJ obsessions from the time he watched a tiny black-and-white television in the middle of the night at the Jacksons’ family home in Gary, Indiana. But he also loved the following cultural heroes (among many others). More than one source in Steve Knopper’s “MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson,” due June 28 in paperback,

80’s sitcom Full House reboot is coming to Netflix

Netflix is bringing back the 80s sitcom Full House.  The series will star the now grown up kids from the series.  Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodi Sweetin and Andrea Barber will reprise their roles of DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy.   John Stamos is set to co-produce and also bring back his Jesse character.  Also, The original series producers will return for the reboot.  Negotiations are under way with the rest of the stars of the original sitcom. Watch John Stamos

Mötley Crüe adds more US dates to their Final Tour

Mötley Crüe has added more dates to their Final Tour in 2015.   The group has previously announced that they will retire as a band at the conclusion of this tour.  Their final show will be in their home city of Los Angeles on New Years Eve at the Staple Center.  Below are the other announced dates: THE FINAL TOUR 2015 Japan 2/11/15 – Kobe, JP – Kobe World 2/12/15 – Nagoya, JP – Nagoya Gaishi Hall

The 80s makes a comeback in TV Commercials

Companies are increasingly turning to the 80s to help sell their products.  While commercials have often used 80s music in the background, ad agencies are now taking it a step further by including 80s TV and movie stars in their productions.  Alf in particular has been showing up a lot lately.  Below are some of the 80s related commercials getting the most attention. Radio Shack has an entire series dedicated

Jackson Browne and Richard Marx are joining Rita Wilson for a night of entertainment in LA

  Rita Wilson and Friends, featuring Jackson Browne, Richard Marx, Kara DioGuardi, Mickey Dolenz and The Tenors November 5 at 8:00PM Walt Disney Concert Hall Along with her famous friends, including 80s Artists Richard Marx and Jackson Brown,  Rita Wilson reveals her expressive, denim-and-suede vocals in a nostalgic throwback to L.A.’s soft rock scene of the 1970s and early ’80s, seen from a point of grown-up serenity and knowing humor. Each

The Pop-Up Video Version of a-ha’s Classic 80s Song Take on Me

The video for Take on Me by a-ha was one of the most innovative videos of the 1980s.  The video was filmed using a technology called Rotoscoping and combined live action with pencil sketch animation.  It won 6 awards at the 1986 MTV music awards, including “Viewers Choice”.  The video was also a major impetus in propelling the song to the top of the US Billboard Hot 100. Get More: a-ha,