80s Music

Remembering Donna Summer in the 1980s

With the news of the tragic passing of Donna Summer, we thought we would take a look back at the great music she put out in the 80s.  The Disco Queen was one of the few performers who made the successful transition from the 70s disco scene into the new wave and rock sounds of the early 80s. Her first big hit of the 80s was On the Radio, which was one of

A Music Fan Enlists 80s Vocalists’ to Help Bring Back Rock

Resurgence of Rock Ken Savage was a huge fan of all the great rock songs that came out of the 70s and 80s.  He had pretty much worn out all of his old albums and CDs and wanted something new.  Not finding anything in today’s music scene, he decided to take matters into his own hands.  He sat down and wrote the lyrics to a bunch of 80s style rock songs, but

Wendy Dio Plans Re-release of All-Star 80’s Metal Collaboration

Wendy Dio tells Rolling Stone that she wants to re-release the All-Star 80’s metal collaboration put together for charity in the mid 80s by her late husband Ronnie James Dio. I’m going to rerelease [‘Stars’] because it only ever came out on vinyl and cassette. So it’ll come out on DVD and CD,” she says. “I have loads of outtakes for the video. The year is 1985 and Dio band members Jimmy

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, What do you think of Blake Shelton’s version of the classic Kenny Loggins’ theme song? In other 80s Movie News: Tulsa World put together a quiz on lines from famous

Classic 80s Metal Bands sign up for Monsters of Rock Cruise

Wow, what a great lineup they have on tap for 80s Metal Fans on this cruise!   If you are a fan of the old Headbanger’s Ball on MTV, this is a must. Created for fans of 80s Hard Rock music, the Monsters of Rock Cruise sails from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Key West and Nassau, Bahamas from February 25-28, 2012, showcasing legendary bands including Cinderella, Tesla, Kix, Stryper, Y

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 ask two things: Your articles be unique to this site – no copying an existing post from your own website/blog Your articles be about the 1980s or celebrities from the 1980s

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 America to talk about her new tour with fellow 80s teen star Tiffany: They both then appeard on The View Sade talked to Thomas Conner of the Chicago Sun-Times about

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 Gibson and Tiffany joined forces for a summer tour starting with a performance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Summer Concert series, Friday, July 29. Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers rocked out