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Couple Argues Over Slash Vs. Eddie Van Halen, Both Go To Jail

Debates over top guitarists usually get pretty heated, but rarely does someone end up behind bars for their viewpoint. According to The Sun News, in early February, police in Cleveland suburb Brook Park were dispatched […]

02/21/2013

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What’s In The Box? R.E.M. ‘Document,’ 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Need a last-minute gift for the rock fan in your life? Or do you just need to figure out what to spend that awesome gift card on? We’re here to help, with rundowns of this […]

12/21/2012

Artwork courtesy "Whip It To Shreds" tour.

Blondie & Devo Hitting The Road Together: Tour Starts In Seattle!

New wave may have peaked in the mainstream 30 years ago, but Blondie and Devo are hoping to bring it back with a new tour together. The ’80s mainstays, both with the majority of their […]

06/13/2012

Soft Cell - "Tainted Love" (Sire, 1982)

One-Hit Wonders: Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love”

Born of a friendship formed at Leeds Art College, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Soft Cell[/lastfm] was a project for which Marc Almond and David Ball had less-than-top-ten expectations. Imagine their surprise when “Tainted Love” hit the top of the […]

02/15/2012

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One-Hit Wonders: Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ “Come On Eileen”

A tumultuous band subject to the tumultuous whims of leader Kevin Rowland, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dexy’s Midnight Runners[/lastfm] were a hit many times over in the UK. In the US, however, they’ve never managed to break free […]

02/03/2012

Kajagoogoo - "Too Shy" (EMI, 1983)

One-Hit Wonders: Kajagoogoo And “Too Shy”

With a name like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kajagoogoo[/lastfm], it had to be good. At least once, anyway.

01/27/2012

Peter Gabriel - So (Geffen, 1986)

Best Sellers From The ’80s: Peter Gabriel’s “So”

Already a critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and former member of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Genesis[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Peter Gabriel[/lastfm] became an international superstar with the release of his fifth album, So, in May 1986.

11/03/2011

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Matthew Perry Predicted the 2011 Death of Muammar Gaddafi In An 80′s Sitcom [VIDEO]

Ahh, that magical time known only as the 80′s. While some of us like to spend our time omitting selections of the 1980′s from our collective conscience, the decade that introduced parachute pants to a […]

10/24/2011

Keeping It Together: Duran Duran Share The Secrets Of Their Longevity, Discuss Brilliant New Album

[pullquote quote="We've got to be contemporary. That's one of the reasons we're still here 30 years after we started." credit="Simon Le Bon"] Few bands ever get to enjoy the feeling of watching their album move […]

01/04/2011

Where oh Where, has my Mullet Sign Gone?

The most frequently stolen street sign in Green Bay isn’t Lombardi Avenue, Reggie White Way or Brett Favre Pass. The distinction goes to a short street on the city’s southwest side. Its name brings to […]

03/15/2010