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?!
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,
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 forces to new and invigorating levels that year. Or maybe MTV, which celebrated its third birthday in summer ‘84, had a little something to do with it — or at
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, our lists are based on the US Billboard Charts and not based on our personal preferences. Also, since this is based on US charts, it might not translate well to
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 Rum Runner. Eight Best Bits of John Taylor’s Duran Duran Tell-All
The movie “Dirty Dancing” had some great music on it’s soundtrack. It ranks up there with movies like Top Gun, Footloose, and The Breakfast Club for the top movie soundtracks of the 80s. Sony’s Legacy Recordings is now re-releasing this great album and including some extras to boot. From their announcement: Responding to the feedback from loyal fans around the world, Legacy Recordings presents DIRTY DANCING: THE DELUXE ANNIVERSARY
We were in a bit of a mellow mood today, so we decided to take a look at the soft side of the 80s. Below are the top ten Adult Contemporary Songs of the 1980s. This list is based on the US Billboard Charts and is based on actual performance of the songs on the weekly Adult Contemporary chart. Feel free to embed this list on your site. Just click
Two seriously iconic 80s bands – Blondie and Devo – have announced they will be co-headlining a 13-date tour this September. They’ll play in major cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco. If you’re an 80s-music lover you won’t want to miss the chance to see the great Deborah Harry and the eccentric Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh in the same show! September 7 Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste.