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  • 40 YEARS AGO: FOREIGNER CHANGE GEARS WITH ‘WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU’

    10/01/2021 9:38:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | October 1, 2021 | Nick DeRiso
    "Waiting for a Girl Like You" wouldn't have happened if Foreigner hadn't gone from a six-member to a four-piece band. They could take their foot off the proverbial pedal, leveraging the new space in their songs. "The part I liked was that it wasn't really that slow," former singer Lou Gramm told the Canton Repository in 2016. "It had a semi-slow beat to it and had a lot of dynamics. I think that being the first ballad that got any attention, we saw it as a big plus." It also wouldn't have happened if founding guitarist Mick Jones didn't experience...
  • 40 YEARS AGO: AIR SUPPLY HIT THE TOP WITH ‘THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE’

    07/25/2021 9:27:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | July 25, 2021 | Rob Smith
    You don’t hear Air Supply’s hits on classic rock radio and you’d probably have a problem getting, say, an AC/DC or Black Sabbath fan to admit liking the Australian group’s music. Such is the guilt inherent to guilty pleasures, silly as that is. But you can’t knock the fact that the band’s chief members have been performing and recording for 45 years, playing thousands of shows in that time to audiences of all sizes and at one time the group had a string of seven Top 5 singles in the U.S. The people who remember those songs (and who love...
  • Belinda Carlisle on punk, cocaine, body image and Buddhism: ‘I was born a little bit of a rebel’

    07/03/2021 4:16:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Guardian ^ | Mon 28 Jun 2021 | Emine Saner
    It hardly matters – who really cares about these things? – and yet it does. This year the Go-Go’s will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and earning a place at the museum in Cleveland, Ohio, for all its naffness, is still a mark of influence and recognition. “I always said: ‘**** them, I don’t care,’” says Belinda Carlisle, the band’s lead singer. “But when it actually happens, it’s: ‘Oh, this is not so bad.’” The Go-Go’s have had a reappraisal in the past year, thanks mainly to a documentary by the film-maker Alison Ellwood. It...
  • Behind the Song: Eurythmics, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by Dave Stewart & Annie Lennox

    05/16/2021 1:38:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    American Songwriter ^ | 5/12/21 | Paul Zollo
    Eurythmics are two: Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox. They wrote all Eurythmic songs together, and Dave produced every one. As the world knows well, they created an expansive songbook of great songs, many of which became major hits, such as “Would I Lie To You,” “Here Comes The Rain Again,” “Missionary Man,” “There Must Be An Angel” and many others. But no song ever became more immensely ubiquitous, beloved, covered and iconic than their first real song as a duo, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).” It has been covered on records 182 different times, and that includes only official...
  • Tawny Kitaen, Ex-Wife of David Coverdale and Star of Whitesnake’s Iconic “Here I Go Again” Video, Dead at 59

    05/08/2021 8:19:17 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 133 replies
    MetalSucks ^ | May 8, 2021, 10:56 am
    Tawny Kitaen, the actress and model best known for starring in Whitesnake’s iconic music video for “Here I Go Again,” has died. She was 59-years-old. Variety reports that Kitaen died at her home in Newport Beach, CA yesterday, Friday, May 7. No cause of death has been revealed. Kitaen’s music video debut came in RATT’s 198x clip, “Back for More.” She went on to appear not only in Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” video, but several of the band’s other clips as well, including “Still of the Night,” “Is This Love” and “The Deeper the Love.” She was also married...
  • In Defense Of: Starship’s ‘We Built This City’

    04/26/2021 5:52:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | April 25, 2021 | Jed Gottlieb
    Everybody says they hate “We Built This City.” But… everybody doesn’t — even if it really seems like they do. In 2004, Blender magazine and VH1 ganged up on “We Built This City” and placed it at No. 1 on their list of The 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs...Ever. In 2011, Rolling Stone’s readers named the Starship tune the worst song of the ’80s, and did so by a huge margin. GQ called it “the most detested song in human history.” In The New York Times, Stephen Holden called the album that spawned the song, Knee Deep in the Hoopla,...
  • Vanity: 2020s Sucks So Back to the 80s: A Flock of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song

    04/23/2021 7:06:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 6, 2018 | Flock of Seagulls
    A Flock of Seagulls is a band reunited on Record for the first time since 1984. All four original members Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley and Paul Reynolds play on the single "Space Age Love Song", released prior to the their reunion album 'Ascension'
  • BEHIND THE SONG BEHIND THE SONG: “THE BEST OF TIMES” BY STYX

    04/19/2021 9:00:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    American Songwriter ^ | 4/19/2021 | Jim Beviglia
    “‘The best of times, the worst of times,’ that’s me stealing from Dickens,” Dennis DeYoung explains about the dichotomy at play with “The Best of Times,” the ever-resonant 1981 hit he wrote for Styx. “And, really, aren’t all times that way?” In 1981, Styx, a blue-collar Chicago band that steadily rose to elite rock status by mixing progressive-style album cuts with savvy pop sense, were looking to switch things up. “There will always be fans that will be miffed that you make any changes,” DeYoung tells American Songwriter. “A lot of fans lock into one thing. They like it, and...
  • Q&A: Graham ‘Suggs’ McPherson On 40 Years Of Madness, Ska, The Clash, ‘Our House’ And More

    03/24/2021 10:09:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | MARCH 24, 2021 | Steve Baltin
    U.K. band Madness have had several lives in their more than 40 years together, from ska superstars on their 1979 debut, One Step Beyond, to top 10 success with 1982's smash "Our House," to breaking up in 1986, reuniting in 1992 and continuing on the last two decades as a successful touring band. All of those eras are covered on the new U.S. only compilation, Our House: The Very Best Of Madness. The 12-song collection goes from the band's first hit, "The Prince" to 2019's "Bullingdon Boys," which the band's Graham "Suggs" McPherson calls a sort of protest song. I...
  • Glenn Medeiros Says Some Fellow 80s Pop Stars 'Traded Sex for Hits' - Look at Him Now

    02/19/2021 6:32:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Exp ^ | Feb 19, 2021 | Stefan Kyriazis
    GLENN MEDEIROS was a global star at 17 with debut hit Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You. In a new interview, he says he saw fellow singers trading sex for hit songs and being "pimped out" for drugs by the Mafia. But what happened to the 1980s pop icon? Look at him now as a high school headmaster.When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they'll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You...
  • Joe Clark, High School Principal Portrayed in 'Lean on Me,' Dies at 82

    12/29/2020 11:37:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/29 | Mike Barnes
    Morgan Freeman picked up his bullhorn and baseball bat to star in the 1989 Warner Bros. movie. Joe Clark, the uncompromising New Jersey high school principal who employed a bullhorn and baseball bat to round his students into shape en route to becoming the subject of the inspirational Morgan Freeman film Lean on Me, has died. He was 82. Clark died Tuesday after a long illness at his home in Gainesville, Florida, his family announced. Soon after taking over as head of Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, Clark expelled 300 students for fighting, vandalism, abusing teachers and drug...
  • Todays musical break from the Covid and the Kraken, the 80's

    11/25/2020 7:53:46 AM PST · by mylife · 122 replies
    youtube ^ | ll/25/20 | mylife
    Say what you will, the 80's were an interesting time musically, post up your memories of the 80s.Killing Joke~ 80's
  • Best STYX song?

    11/22/2020 7:40:42 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 90 replies
    I’ve grown an affinity for them over the past few years and feel that while they’re know for decades, they are still greatly undervalued and under appreciated as a band especially with their mixture of different musical styles with synthesizers and organs I like Renegade
  • Bruce Swedien, Grammy-Winning Audio Engineer of ‘Thriller,’ Dies at 86

    11/17/2020 10:06:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | Nov 17, 2020 | Ellise Shafer
    Bruce Swedien, a five-time Grammy-winning audio engineer best known for his work on several Michael Jackson albums, died on Monday night. He was 86. Swedien’s daughter, musician Roberta Swedien, shared the news via Facebook, writing: “My dad, Bruce Swedien, passed away peacefully last night, November 16th. He was 86. A legend in the music industry for over 65 years and 5-time Grammy winner, he was known for his work with Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson and many more. He had a long life full of love, great music, big boats and a beautiful marriage. We will celebrate that life. He was...
  • Tony Lewis, Singer of '80s Pop-Rock Band The Outfield, Dies at 62

    10/30/2020 6:38:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | October
    "Lewis and the late John Spinks took the '80s by storm with The Outfield's infectious pop songs, including 'Your Love,'" according to a statement.Tony Lewis, the singer of '80s pop-rock band The Outfield, has died at 62. SNIP "Tony Lewis, singer of the '80s rock band The Outfield, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away," reads the statement. "Tony's music touched people around the globe for decades. Lewis and the late John Spinks took the '80s by storm with The Outfield's infectious pop songs, including 'Your Love,' 'All The Love' and 'Say It Isn't So.' 'Your Love' reached No. 6 on the...
  • Two teenagers discover how much Phil Collins kicks A*S and the video is EVERYTHING (watch)

    08/07/2020 7:22:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 7, 2020 | Sam J.
    This. Is. Everything. Honestly, we can’t stop watching this video of two teens ‘discovering’ how kick-a*s Phil Collins really is. There is so much awful out there right now, so much stupid, we thought we’d give you all a break and share this. Watch. Trust us.
  • Combining Film Scores And Pop Rock, Wall Of Voodoo Was Not Just A One-Hit Wonder

    04/10/2020 11:24:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | April 9, 2020
    In this installment, Alexandra Patsavas, a Hollywood music supervisor for shows like Grey's Anatomy and Mad Men, argues on behalf of Wall of Voodoo. Fans of MTV in its earliest days might remember "Mexican Radio," which became an underground hit in 1983 for being one of the first music videos played in heavy rotation. Read Patsavas in her own words below, and hear the radio version at the audio link. One of the great '80s bands, Wall of Voodoo, came out of the punk/alternative scene in Los Angeles in the [late '70s]. Stan Ridgway founded Wall of Voodoo. His company...
  • Why do I feel like I'm back in the the mid-1980's?

    01/03/2020 12:41:26 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 67 replies
    1/3/2020 | Dallasbiff
    Ronald Reagan bombed Libya, after quadaffi bombmed a Berlin nightclub.
  • Roxette star Marie Fredriksson dies aged 61 after a 17-year battle with brain cancer [It Must Have Been Love] [ed]

    12/10/2019 6:28:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2019 | Rebecca Davison
    Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has died aged 61 after a 17-year battle with cancer. The Swedish pop star, whose most iconic hits included It Must Have Been Love and Listen To Your Heart, passed away on Monday morning and her bandmate, Per Gessle, said 'things will never be the same.' The musician retired from touring three years ago on doctor's orders, and is survived by husband Mikael Bolyos and their two children, daughter Inez Josefin, 26, and son Oscar, 23.
  • ‘THIS is how it’s done!’ Billy Idol becomes US citizen

    11/15/2018 8:52:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 15, 2018 | Doug P.
    There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks (and months) about people entering the country illegally, but it’s important to remember that there are many who still do it the right way: Legally. Among the new U.S. citizens this week is Billy Idol: