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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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Whitney Houston Dies Aged 48

80s mega star singer Whitney Houston has been found dead, aged 48, in Beverly Hills, California. Whitney was one of the biggest selling artists of the decade, with 7 number 1 hits, and more in the 90s when she also … Continue reading

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80s movie star Elisabeth Shue is joining CSI

Elisabeth Shue is moving to the small screen.  She will be replacing Marg Helgenberger later this season on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.  The Las Vegas based police forensic program is part of the CBS Wednesday night lineup. 80s fans will remember … Continue reading

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80s In The News – 80s Movie Edition

Time to take a look at news items related to our favorite decade, the 1980s! Hollywoods obsession with remaking movies from the eighties continued with the release of new versions of Footloose, Fright Night,  and The Thing. Speaking of Footloose, … Continue reading

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Guest post on The 80s Blog

We are now allowing guest postings on our 80s Blog. If you want to drive traffic back to your own 80s site or simply love the 1980s, feel free to apply to be a contributing author on The 80s Blog.  We just … Continue reading

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80s In The News – Summer Edition

Ok 80s Fans, time to take a look at what has been going on this summer related to our favorite decade.. The 1980s! The Smurfs are back!  This time on the big screen. Debbie Gibson appeared on ABC’s Good Morning … Continue reading

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80s in the News – May Roundup

A look at 80s related news and events that happened in the month of May, 2011: The Vancouver Sun determined that Corey Hart was no longer “The Boy in the Box” Duran Duran kicked off a Summer UK Arena Tour Debbie … Continue reading

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Tom Cruise Closing Deal to Co-Star in ‘Rock of Ages’

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Tom Cruise is in final negotiations to co-star in Rock of Ages, New Line’s adaptation of the hit stage musical about 1980s rockers.  He will be playing the role of “Jaxx”, who sings Bon Jovi’s Wanted … Continue reading

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80s Singer Teena Marie Dead at 54

Teena Marie, a celebrated R&B singer-songwriter, was found dead Sunday at her California home, her manager said. Born Mary Christine Brockert in Santa Monica, California, the 54-year-old artist famously paired with late funk legend Rick James and was nominated four … Continue reading

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