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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 … Continue reading

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80s Hit 99 Red Balloons played with.. Red Balloons!

Normally we don’t like remakes of the great songs from the 80s, but you have to love this take on Nena’s “99 Red Balloons”.  The video maker takes the song literally and uses red balloons to put out a great … Continue reading

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80s Hip Hop Pioneer DJ E-Z Rock dies at age 46

Rodney “Skip” Bryce, also known as DJ E-Z Rock has passed away at the young age of 46. At this time there is no word on the cause.  DJ E-Z Rock is best known for his collaboration with Rob Base … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The 80s’ Most Rotten Villains

Check out this nice graphic detailing the most rotten cartoon villains of the 1980s put together by our friends at Spoilt Rotten Gifts .   Did they miss any? Embedded from Spoilt Rotten Gifts Blog

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The 50 Best Songs of 1984

George Orwell’s predictions included nothing to indicate that 1984 would be one of the hands-down finest years for pop music. Maybe it was, in fact, the terrifying concepts of his dystopian novel floating in our collective consciousness that pushed creative … Continue reading

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Top Ten 80s Hits with an Animal in the Song Name

We love top ten lists here at The Great 80s, and it is time for a new one!  Today we will be counting down the top ten 80s songs that have an animal in the name of the song.  As always, … Continue reading

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Duran Duran – The Clothes, The Hair, and The Drugs.

The Daily Beast has a nice article on John Taylor’s new autobiography.  Information comes out from the Duran Duran bassist’s on the hair, the clothes, the drugs, and the group’s time as the house band for the Birmingham nightclub called the … Continue reading

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