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

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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 dabbled in acting. Whitney married RnB star Bobby Brown in 1992 and though it seemed at first to be a magical pairing, by the late 90s it became clear that

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Original Star Wars Trilogy to be Released in 3D

You’ve likely seen that the Star Wars prequel trilogy has been released theatrically in 3D this year. I don’t know too many people who love the prequels, but the great news is that George Lucas has confirmed that the original trilogy will be released in 3D too! That includes arguably the 2 best Star Wars movies in existence, the Empire Strikes Back (1980) and the Return of the Jedi (1983).

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Fans of the 80s

Here are some last minute gift ideas for the 80s fans in your life.  We have everything from a rocking guitar shirt that really plays to a tie straight out of an early Leisure Suit Larry game!   8-Bit Tie by ThinkGeek Rubik’s Cube Salt & Pepper Mills Rock N Roll 45 RPM Clock ’80s Cellphone Case Voltron 8GB USB Flashdrive I Rocked The 80’s 2012 Wall Calendar Electric Rock

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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 Elisabeth in movies such as Karate Kid, Cocktail, and Adventures in Baby Sitting.  She also took over the role of Jennifer from Claudia Wells in the sequels to Back to

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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

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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, 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

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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

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The 80s Makes a Comeback

I can’t even describe how powerful of an influence the 80s has had on me – and surprisingly still has on pop culture. Here are a few ways the 80s has snuck back (or up) into the 21st century: Journey’s 1981 hit “Don’t Stop Believin” has made several poignant appearances over the past handful of years, rejuvenating our spirits with its powerful and trademark 80s positive, uplifting, and energetic riffs.

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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 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

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