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,
Posts From The Great 80s
A group of comedians are making E! True Hollywood spoofs of 80s and 90s cartoon characters. Rainbow Brite is their first target. Check out her “True Probable Story”!
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 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
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 sounding rendition. Now the only question left.. is this the English or German version?!
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 on the hit song “It Takes Two”
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
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
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 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,