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Watch Brand New Bon Jovi Video For "Legendary"

Watch Brand New Bon Jovi Video For “Legendary”

Bobby CaughronApr 7, 20242 min read

BON JOVI, Grammy Award@-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, and oneof history’s most iconic acts, continue their 40th-anniversary celebration, withthe release of “Legendary,” new single + video out now via Island Records. The song is Bon Jovi’s biggest…

Listen To INXS' Michael Hutchence's Previously Unreleased Song "One Way"

Listen To INXS’ Michael Hutchence’s Previously Unreleased Song “One Way”

Bobby CaughronApr 5, 20244 min read

In the great pantheon of musicians transcending above mere “celebrity” status, the late MICHAEL HUTCHENCE towers over most. A consummate “rock star” if there ever was one, he embodied the spirit and smoldering swagger of rock ‘n’ roll while possessing…

'80s POP HITMAKERS WANG CHUNG, MEN WITHOUT HATS, THE MOTELS, AND NAKED EYES ANNOUNCE THE “ABDUCTED BY THE '80s” TOUR

’80s POP HITMAKERS WANG CHUNG, MEN WITHOUT HATS, THE MOTELS, AND NAKED EYES ANNOUNCE THE “ABDUCTED BY THE ’80s” TOUR

Bobby CaughronMar 24, 20244 min read

The 1980s were a unique, fun-filled era of music shaped in no small part by the emergence of MTV and the genre of New Wave. Fans will soon have a chance to step back in time to the electrifying era…

Watch Kevin Bacon Perform The Song "Losing The Night" With His Band The Bacon Brothers

Watch Kevin Bacon Perform The Song “Losing The Night” With His Band The Bacon Brothers

Bobby CaughronMar 20, 20242 min read

The Bacon Brothers, featuring Michael and Kevin Bacon, are excited to announce the release of their new video, “Losing The Night”, from their forthcoming album, Ballad Of The Brothers. The album will be released on April 19th via Forosoco Music…

How Many Of These One Hit Wonders From 1980-1981 Do you Remember?

How Many Of These One Hit Wonders From 1980-1981 Do you Remember?

Bobby CaughronDec 19, 20231 min read

Take a trip down memory lane with this list of one-hit wonders on the U.S. charts from the years 1980 and 1981. How many of these did you remember and how many had you forgotten about? The Vapors-Turning Japanese (1980)…

Legendary 80s Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces 2024 American Tour

Legendary 80s Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces 2024 American Tour

Bobby CaughronDec 5, 20236 min read

Adam Ant is pleased to announce his ANTMUSIC 2024 U.S. tour, which commences March 21st in St. Louis, MO. The English Beat will be supporting on all of the dates.In the mid-seventies, Adam Ant joined the band Bazooka Joe as a…

Foreigner And Styx Announce Renegades And Jukebox Heroes Tour With John Waite

Foreigner And Styx Announce Renegades And Jukebox Heroes Tour With John Waite

Bobby CaughronDec 4, 20233 min read

Foreigner has announced the following: This summer we’re hitting the road with Styx! “We always look forward to being with our buddies in Styx,” Foreigner vocalist Kelly Hansen told UCR as the two bands prepare for their first tour together…

April Wine Singer Myles Goodwyn Dead At 75

April Wine Singer Myles Goodwyn Dead At 75

Bobby CaughronDec 3, 20231 min read

Goodwyn was not only the singer but also the guitarist and main songwriter for the band. https://youtu.be/xG0HUm8f56A Goodwyn was widely revered as a great songwriter and received The National Achievement Award From The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers…

80s Pop Icon Tiffany releases new single “Angels All Around”

80s Pop Icon Tiffany releases new single “Angels All Around”

Bobby CaughronNov 28, 20231 min read

Just in time for the Holidays Tiffany is set to release the new single “Angels All Around” and the Limited Edition NEW Shadows cover. Order the vinyl now and get a free download of “Angels All Around” included. PLUS, the…

Daryl Hall Gets Restraining Order Against John Oates

Daryl Hall Gets Restraining Order Against John Oates

Bobby CaughronNov 23, 20234 min read

There’s big drama in the Hall & Oates camp as an ongoing legal battle between Daryl Hall and John Oates continues with Hall gaining a temporary restraining order against Oates. The court case is sealed so little information is known…

Missing Persons - A Night In San Francisco Album Review

Missing Persons – A Night In San Francisco Album Review

Bobby CaughronNov 20, 20232 min read

Dale Bozzio and The Missing Persons are one of my favorite new wave bands from the 80s and still get heavy rotation in my music playlists. The band’s first two albums were simply stunning and this newly released live performance…

The Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos Of The 80s

The Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos Of The 80s

Bobby CaughronNov 2, 20234 min read

The 1980s saw the invention of the music video thanks to MTV and it wasn’t long after that many of the videos started using sex as a selling point. Of course, everyone has their opinion, but here’s our list for…

Watch Brand New Video By Bananarama For "Feel The Love"

Watch Brand New Video By Bananarama For “Feel The Love”

Bobby CaughronOct 30, 20231 min read

Banarama have released their brand new video for the song “Feel The Love” from their upcoming album ‘Glorious-The Ultimate Collection’ https://youtu.be/y7pFCIlbCr8 Glorious – The Ultimate Collection is available to pre-order now on Double CD, Triple vinyl, Deluxe editions with Book,…

80s Music Video Of The Day: Tone Loc-Wild Thing

80s Music Video Of The Day: Tone Loc-Wild Thing

Bobby CaughronOct 25, 20231 min read

From the album Loced After Dark, “Wild Thing” was released in January of 1989. The video was made on a shoestring budget but garnered airplay on MTV in heavy rotation. It quickly climbed the Billboard charts to #2. The album…

80s Music Video Of The Day: Dead Or Alive-You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

80s Music Video Of The Day: Dead Or Alive-You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)

Bobby CaughronOct 18, 20231 min read

Dead Or Alive hit the big time with their single “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”, taking the #1 spot in the UK and reaching #11 on The US Billboard charts in 1985. https://youtu.be/fpmTe3TDdVU?list=PLkqz3S84Tw-Qjyd_zHSVH_Xj6ge7yrgYI MTV played the song in…

80s Music Video Of The Day: J. Geils Band-"Centerfold"

80s Music Video Of The Day: J. Geils Band-“Centerfold”

Bobby CaughronOct 16, 20231 min read

From the album “Freeze Frame” released in October 1981, “Centerfold” landed at the #1 spot on The Billboard Charts in February of 1982 and kept that spot for four weeks! https://youtu.be/BqDjMZKf-wg The album and singles from “Freeze Frame” put the…

Listen To 80s Icons Missing Persons Brand New Song "Ice Blue Eyes"

Listen To 80s Icons Missing Persons Brand New Song “Ice Blue Eyes”

Bobby CaughronOct 11, 20232 min read

One of the most quintessentially ‘80s rock groups is back with a brand new studio album of all original material that revives the band’s vintage sound and edgy, melodic songwriting. Founded in the ‘80s under the stewardship of Frank Zappa,…

Watch And Listen To Duran Duran Video For Brand New Song "Danse Macabre"

Watch And Listen To Duran Duran Video For Brand New Song “Danse Macabre”

Bobby CaughronSep 15, 20238 min read

Duran Duran have revealed the official music video for their latest track and album namesake Danse Macabre. With creative director Linc Gasking at the helm, this stunning new clip showcases cutting-edge, AI-driven techniques, some of which were only launched as recently as last weekend. The…

MISSING PERSONS See Their First Ever Commercially Released Live Album!

MISSING PERSONS See Their First Ever Commercially Released Live Album!

Bobby CaughronAug 14, 20232 min read

Relive the pinnacle of ‘80s new wave with this fantastic vintage concert from icons, Missing Persons! Recorded during a single night at a club in San Francisco, this special concert finds the band at the peak of their popularity and…

Bonnie Tyler Releases Biography Called “Straight From The Heart”

Bonnie Tyler Releases Biography Called “Straight From The Heart”

Bobby CaughronJul 31, 20232 min read

You know the name and you can’t mistake the voice. Now you can read the incredible story of how a shy, music-loving teenager called Gaynor Hopkins morphed into legendary international superstar Bonnie Tyler, and carved out an extraordinary career that…

The Go-Gos Jane Wiedlin Bares It All In New Photo On Her 65th Birthday

The Go-Gos Jane Wiedlin Bares It All In New Photo On Her 65th Birthday

Bobby CaughronMay 21, 20231 min read

The Go-Gos guitarist and backing vocalist Jane Wiedlin happily shows of her birthday suit in a new photo on her 65th birthday. On Jane’s Facebook Page, where she posted the photo, She had this to say: This is sixty five.…

Belinda Carlisle Releasing Surprise Album Called Kismet

Listen To Brand New Belinda Carlisle EP “Kismet”

Bobby CaughronMay 12, 20231 min read

The Go-Go’s and solo artist Belinda Carlisle has just released a brand new EP, her first new solo music in six years! Kismet has a nice balance between playful fun with tracks like “Big Big Love” and “If U Go”…

Who is Kate Bush, The New Rock Hall Of Fame Inductee?

Who is Kate Bush, The New Rock Hall Of Fame Inductee?

Bobby CaughronMay 5, 20233 min read

While I rarely agree with The Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame and many of the inductees that it chooses, (even more so, the ones that don’t get chosen that truly belong), I was happy to see the Hall induct…

80s Singers George Michael, Kate Bush, And Chaka Khan Inducted Into Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame...Cyndi Lauper Left Out After Receiving Most Votes

80s Singers George Michael, Kate Bush, And Chaka Khan Inducted Into Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame…Cyndi Lauper Left Out After Receiving Most Votes

Bobby CaughronMay 4, 20231 min read

The always controversial Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame has shockingly ignored the fan vote for 2023 nominees and entirely left Cyndi Lauper out of the inductees. While it was a good class for 80s singers that includes George Michael,…

Belinda Carlisle Releasing Surprise Album Called Kismet

Belinda Carlisle Releasing Surprise Album Called Kismet

Bobby CaughronApr 25, 20231 min read

Belinda Carlisle, singer for The Go-Go’s has announced a surprise release of a new solo album called “Kismet”. Belinda has posted the following info regarding the album: We are now making 5,000 copies of #Kismet in CD format and it will be…

Listen To The First New Single By Billy Squier in 25 Years “Harder On A Woman”

Listen To The First New Single By Billy Squier in 25 Years “Harder On A Woman”

Bobby CaughronMar 9, 20231 min read

Often reclusive rock star Billy Squier has returned with his first new song in 25 years. The new track called “Harder On A Woman” can be heard below. https://youtu.be/3zfYmCL_e_I Hopefully, there’s a new full album to follow soon!

80s Superstar Lionel Richie Announces Tour With Earth Wind And Fire

80s Superstar Lionel Richie Announces Tour With Earth Wind And Fire

Bobby CaughronMar 8, 20232 min read

Lionel Richie has announced the tour of a lifetime performing his solo hits on tour along with Earth Wind and Fire. https://youtu.be/QErqfJEkJK8 Lionel Richie / Earth Wind And Fire 2023 Concert Dates: Aug 4 Fri • 7:30pm Lionel Richie and…

80s Singer Kenny Loggins (Known For Footloose, Top Gun) Announces Final Tour

80s Singer Kenny Loggins (Known For Footloose, Top Gun) Announces Final Tour

Bobby CaughronMar 6, 20232 min read

Kenny Loggins has announced his final concert tour.  The “This Is It” tour will kick off on March 10 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, FL, and will include stops in New Orleans, Chicago, and Los Angeles metro…

Debbie Gibson Pays Heartwarming Tribute To Her Late Mother

Debbie Gibson Pays Heartwarming Tribute To Her Late Mother

Bobby CaughronFeb 20, 20232 min read

80s Icon Debbie Gibson recently shared this post on her Facebook page in a moving tribute to her Mother: We covered a lot of ground me and this FABULOUS Lady Her legacy and greatest joy was her 4 girls and…

Watch Hilarious New Commercial For Chex Mix Starring Sir Mix-A-Lot

Watch Hilarious New Commercial For Chex Mix Starring Sir Mix-A-Lot

Bobby CaughronJan 11, 20231 min read

Sir Mix A Lot has returned to spoof his own song and parody the video for “Baby’s Got Back” in this brand new Chex Mix Commercial! But don’t say we didn’t warn you….those snacks you got, make me so hungry!…

80s Music Video Of The Day: Wall Of Voodoo-“Mexican Radio”

80s Music Video Of The Day: Wall Of Voodoo-“Mexican Radio”

Bobby CaughronDec 12, 20221 min read

Wall Of Voodoo released their hit single “Mexican Radio” in 1982 and MTV and Alternative/Progressive Radio Stations at the time gave it ample airplay. The band released four albums during the 80s, but nothing would ever be as big as…

The Top 5 Worst 80s Music Videos By Good Artists

The Top 5 Worst 80s Music Videos By Good Artists

Bobby CaughronNov 27, 20225 min read

Let’s start by stating that we don’t hate these songs or the artists. However, the videos that accompanied these songs were just plain awful. Music videos exposed many of these artists to a broader audience when MTV took over the…

Watch The Music Video That Killed Rock Super Star Billy Squier's Career

Watch The Music Video That Killed Rock Super Star Billy Squier’s Career

Bobby CaughronNov 21, 20222 min read

Billy Squier’s career caught on fire with the release of his second album “Don’t Say No”, which would ultimately achieve Triple Platinum status in record sales. The album featured such hits as “Lonely Is the Night”, “In the Dark”, “My…

Watch Pat Benatar And The Eurythmics Performing At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Watch Pat Benatar And The Eurythmics Performing At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Bobby CaughronNov 7, 20221 min read

Unless you were at the concert, these fan-filmed clips are the only way to see these performances until the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concert for 2022 is aired on HBO Max later this month. The Eurythmics ripped through…

Duran Duran Guitarist Andy Taylor Diagnosed With Incurable Prostate Cancer

Duran Duran Guitarist Andy Taylor Diagnosed With Incurable Prostate Cancer

Bobby CaughronNov 6, 20221 min read

Duran Duran was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame last night, but the night turned somber when Andy Taylor, who was supposed to join the band for a live performance was unable to attend after announcing he…

80s Singer And Model Samantha Fox Offers Autographed Fox Box Set

80s Singer And Model Samantha Fox Offers Definitive Autographed Fox Box Set

Bobby CaughronOct 14, 20226 min read

Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box is the long-awaited, first-ever definitive retrospective of Samantha Fox’s musical career to date. This lavish 2CD + 2DVD box set is replete with a fold-out double-sided poster, a set of button badges, and…

80s Music Video Of The Day: Nena-99 Red Balloons (99 Luftballons)

80s Music Video Of The Day: Nena-99 Red Balloons (99 Luftballons)

Bobby CaughronOct 13, 20221 min read

In 1983 German singer Nena recorded her hit single “99 Luftballons” which was also recorded the same year as “99 Red Balloons” for English listeners. The song was a smash hit thanks to MTV and radio airplay and landed at…

80s Music Video Of The Day: Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

80s Music Video Of The Day: Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Bobby CaughronOct 3, 20221 min read

Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) is actually from the 2nd Eurythmics album, but it was the one that made them a household name. The song went all the way to #1 on the Billboard Charts and helped the band…

Devo...Where Are They Now?

Devo…Where Are They Now?

Bobby CaughronSep 25, 20224 min read

Devo proved that it’s never too late for you to “Whip It” and with that song, they reached #8 on The Billboard Charts which also propelled the album “Freedom Of Choice” to be a Platinum seller. The band became a…

80s Music Video Of The Day: Eddie Murphy - Party all The Time

80s Music Video Of The Day: Eddie Murphy – Party all The Time

Bobby CaughronSep 24, 20221 min read

In 1985 comedian Eddie murphy was on top of the world. He was already a successful television actor, movie actor, and stand-up comedian, and with the release of his album “How Could It Be”, a singer with a song that…

80s Music Video Of The Day: Falco -"Rock Me Amadeus"

80s Music Video Of The Day: Falco -“Rock Me Amadeus”

Bobby CaughronSep 23, 20221 min read

Released on Falco’s album Falco 3 in 1985. Not only was it Falco’s only #1 hit in the U.S. And the U.K., but it was also the only German-language song to make it to the number one position on the…

80s Music Video Of The Day: Hall & Oates - Maneater

80s Music Video Of The Day: Hall & Oates – Maneater

Bobby CaughronSep 15, 20221 min read

“Maneater” by Hall & Oates landed on the #1 spot in December 1982 and held that spot for four straight weeks. It was the most successful single of the duo’s career and helped the album H20 reach double platinum status.…

80s Music Video Of The Day: Devo - "Whip It"

80s Music Video Of The Day: Devo – “Whip It”

Bobby CaughronSep 14, 20221 min read

Devo released their third studio album “Freedom Of Choice” in 1980. Leading the album was the first single “Whip It” which quickly became a Top 40 hit and helped Devo become a household name. “Whip It” is still considered one…

Belinda Carlisle Announces First U.S Tour Dates In Over Six Years

Belinda Carlisle Announces First U.S Tour Dates In Over Six Years

Bobby CaughronSep 14, 20221 min read

Go-Go’s frontwoman and solo artist Belinda Carlisle has just announced the following: It seems like I’ve hardly got home and it’s time to start thinking about leaving again. For my first US dates in over six years. Mostly West coast…

80s Music Video Of The Day: Missing Persons - "Words"

80s Music Video Of The Day: Missing Persons – “Words”

Bobby CaughronSep 13, 20221 min read

Today’s 80s Music Video Of The Day comes from the new wave band Missing Persons. The band which was fronted by Dale Bozzio featured a futuristic look mixed with sex appeal…sort of a Barbarella meets Marilyn Monroe. MTV played this…

Watch Billy Idol's Music Video For New Song "Cage"

Watch Billy Idol’s Music Video For New Song “Cage”

Bobby CaughronSep 10, 20221 min read

Official video for the new Billy Idol single “Cage” from the 4-song EP “The Cage” to be released on September 23 via Dark Horse Records! “The Cage” 4-song EP is available now for pre-order on CD and vinyl LP with a…

Debbie Gibson Gets Deluxe Re-Issues Of First Four CDs With Bonus Tracks

Debbie Gibson Gets Deluxe Re-Issues Of First Four CDs With Bonus Tracks

Bobby CaughronSep 9, 202210 min read

Check out these Deluxe Re-Released Editions Of Debbie Gibson’s First Four Albums!   Extensive three CD re-issue of Debbie Gibson’s big selling Atlantic Records’ debut album from 1987 • Featuring the hit singles ‘Only In My Dreams’, ‘Shake Your Love’,…

Listen To Brand New Bananarama Song “Forever Young”

Listen To Brand New Bananarama Song “Forever Young”

Bobby CaughronSep 9, 20222 min read

Banarama has just released a new single from their new album Masquerade called “Forever Young” and it has a definite 80s vibe to it. You can listen to the new song below: https://youtu.be/0wK0Twob6w8 2022 sees legendary pop band Bananarama celebrate 40 sensational years…

BILLY IDOL RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS NOVEMBER 2022

BILLY IDOL RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS NOVEMBER 2022

Bobby CaughronSep 9, 20221 min read

Billy Idol returns to Las Vegas at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan this November! Show dates:Friday, November 11, 2022Saturday, November 12, 2022Wednesday, November 16, 2022Friday, November 18, 2022Saturday, November 19, 2022 TICKET-VIP PACKAGE INFO Venue: The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan – Las…

Re-Live The 80’s By Watching This Full Concert By The Go-Go’s from 1984

Re-Live The 80’s By Watching This Full Concert By The Go-Go’s from 1984

Bobby CaughronSep 9, 20221 min read

The Go-Go’s are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their “Vacation” album and shared the following: WILD AT THE GREEK WAS Recorded live on August 8th, 1984 at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park -Los Angeles, California USA. – the concert…

Bananarama Release New Album "Masquerade" 40 Years After First Single

Bananarama Release New Album “Masquerade” 40 Years After First Single

Bobby CaughronSep 9, 20222 min read

2022 sees legendary pop band Bananarama celebrate 40 sensational years of releasing music,  chalking up an astonishing 30 chart hits and 30 million record sales. To mark this momentous occasion the band will release brand new album MASQUERADE. https://youtu.be/Ho097oBrfuw Sara & Keren reunite with producer Ian Masterson and the result…

Party Like It's 1985 With New Prince Live Album!

Party Like It’s 1985 With New Prince Live Album!

Bobby CaughronSep 9, 20222 min read

James Brown had the Apollo. Jimi Hendrix had Monterey Pop. And Prince had Syracuse, New York’s Carrier Dome—March 30, 1985, The Purple Rain Tour stop that was beamed to millions live via satellite and captured for posterity in the Grammy…

Watch The “One Step Closer” Video From Debbie Gibson’s Latest Album

Watch The “One Step Closer” Video From Debbie Gibson’s Latest Album

Bobby CaughronSep 9, 20222 min read

Debbie says: This song “One Step Closer” is about every challenge bringing you closer to YOU and to all the beautiful things that await! When Tracy Young sent me this incredible track from Paris, the hook instantly dropped in and…

Ranked: Billy Idol's Albums "From Best To Worst"

Ranked: Billy Idol’s Albums “From Best To Worst”

Bobby CaughronApr 4, 20225 min read

To call Billy Idol a rock music icon, might be an understatement. As a Grammy-Nominated and multi-platinum selling artist, Billy Idol reportedly took his stage name after one of his school teachers called him Billy Idle, because he didn’t apply…

Ready For The World...Where Are They Now?

Ready For The World…Where Are They Now?

Bobby CaughronFeb 19, 20222 min read

In 1985 the band Ready For The World hit the scene, blending pop. funk, R & B, and electro elements. They scored a huge hit with their single “Oh Sheila” and as a result, found their debut album going Platinum…

Berlin's Terri Nunn "Takes Our Breath Away" Discussing Her Latest Album

Berlin’s Terri Nunn “Takes Our Breath Away” Discussing Her Latest Album

Bobby CaughronFeb 10, 20221 min read

Recently, Terri Nunn, lead vocalist for legendary rock band Berlin was interviewed by The Wild 80s where she discussed recording their latest album “Strings Attached”. Listen to the interview below: https://youtu.be/1AjW-ZA_5RE

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Billy Idol Has To Cancel Tour With Journey Over Health Issues

Bobby CaughronFeb 7, 20221 min read

Billy Idol has posted the following update regarding his health and tour cancellation: I am absolutely gutted. I haven’t felt like myself since mid-December with a sinus infection that won’t respond to medication. It has worsened to the point where…

Ranked: KISS Albums Of The 80s

Ranked: KISS Albums Of The 80s

Bobby CaughronOct 10, 20216 min read

KISS released 8 studio albums during the 1980s. These albums cover a lot of territory including the albums that most likely saved and re-invigorated their career as well as the ones that almost ended the bands’ career altogether. So keep…

John Waite Reveals His Hit Song “Missing You” Was Written About MTV VJ, Nina Blackwood

John Waite Reveals His Hit Song “Missing You” Was Written About MTV VJ, Nina Blackwood

Bobby CaughronMay 26, 20212 min read

Sure, we all know John Waite’s # 1 hit song “Missing You”, but did you know it was written about former MTV VJ, Nina Blackwood. During a new interview where he discusses his brand new album, Wooden Heart Acoustic Anthology…

Exclusive Interview With John Waite

Exclusive Interview With John Waite

Bobby CaughronMay 25, 202140 min read

In the music world, you’ll find lots of entertainers. You’ll also find some great songwriters, musicians, and singers. These days it’s extremely rare for any one person to have all of these qualities. However, singer/songwriter John Waite is one of…

80s Heavy Metal News

Original Great White Singer Jack Russell's Autobiography To Be Released

80s Heavy Metal

Jack Russell’s long-awaited autobiography will be out this summer via Gatekeeper Press. Penned by author K. L. Doty, THE TRUE TALE OF MISTA BONE:...

80s Heavy Metal

Stryper vocalist and guitarist Michael Sweet has shared the following via his Facebook page: I want to take a moment to clarify a few...

Watch First Video "Wrecking Machine" From Babylon A.D.'s Upcoming New Album Watch First Video "Wrecking Machine" From Babylon A.D.'s Upcoming New Album

80s Heavy Metal

Babylon A.D. has premiered their brand new video for their first single from the upcoming album “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day” via Sleaze...

Doro Gets Animated In New Video For "Lean Mean Rock Machine" Doro Gets Animated In New Video For "Lean Mean Rock Machine"

80s Heavy Metal

Legendary heavy metal icon and former Warlock singer DORO is back with a thunderous new single, ´Lean Mean Rock Machine,´ which comes accompanied by an electrifying animated video...

Listen To New Riot (V) Song "High Noon" Listen To New Riot (V) Song "High Noon"

80s Heavy Metal

The wait is almost over! Cult US heavy metallers RIOT (V) will finally unleash their much-anticipated studio album “Mean Streets” upon the world in...

Exodus To Release Live Album From 1989 "British Disaster: The Battle Of '89 (Live At The Astoria) Exodus To Release Live Album From 1989 "British Disaster: The Battle Of '89 (Live At The Astoria)

80s Heavy Metal

Thrash metal masters, EXODUS return with more than exciting news! Listen To the first single released below:  The band announces today their live album British...

Hard Rock & Metal News

Check Out New Metal Supergroup Category 7 Featuring Members From Anthrax, Armored Saint, Adrenaline Mob, Machine Head, Overkill, Exodus, And Shadows Fall

Hard Rock & Metal

Metal Blade Records is pleased to welcome CATEGORY 7, the new band featuring vocalist John Bush, guitarists Phil Demmel and Mike Orlando, bassist Jack...

Scarefield-A Quiet Country Album Review Scarefield-A Quiet Country Album Review

Hard Rock & Metal

The 80’s were one of the best times for both great horror movies and heavy metal music. Now, years later, along comes the band...

Watch First Video "Residue" From Slayer Guitarist Kerry King's New Album Watch First Video "Residue" From Slayer Guitarist Kerry King's New Album

Hard Rock & Metal

With his solo debut album, From Hell I Rise, set for a May 17 release (Reigning Phoenix Music), today Kerry King unveils “Residue,” the...

Watch New Video By Anvil For "Feed Your Fantasy" From Upcoming New Album Watch New Video By Anvil For "Feed Your Fantasy" From Upcoming New Album

80s Heavy Metal

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have announced their new studio album, ‘One And Only’, for a release on June 28, 2024 via powerhouse label AFM Records! A first video single, “Feed Your...

Ratt Rarities Album Being Released By Deadline Music On May 31st Ratt Rarities Album Being Released By Deadline Music On May 31st

80s Heavy Metal

From the ’80s metal vault comes this collection of vintage demos and live recordings of one of the scene’s biggest hitmakers, RATT! Features the...

Babylon A.D. Returns With New Album "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day" Babylon A.D. Returns With New Album "Rome Wasn't Built In A Day"

80s Heavy Metal

Babylon A.D. announce their brand new studio album “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day” to be released May 17th on Perris Records. It’s been...

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The Top 20 Hard Rock And Metal Albums Of 2023

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2023 had some really good hard rock and metal albums released if you know where to look and listen. The hard rock and metal...

45 Christian Heavy Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear 45 Christian Heavy Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear

80s Heavy Metal

Angelica Attempting to hit on the sound of guitar slingers like Van Halen and George Lynch, Angelica went for a more glam-sounding singer, similar...

20 Albums Released In 2023 That 80s Metal Fans Should Hear 20 Albums Released In 2023 That 80s Metal Fans Should Hear

80s Heavy Metal

Each year, it seems that the remaining 80s hard rock and metal bands that are still putting out new music seem to get smaller...

Check Out These 80s Metal And Hard Rock Stars' Real Names Check Out These 80s Metal And Hard Rock Stars' Real Names

80s Heavy Metal

Check out these 80’s Hard Rock And Metal Stars’ Real Names! Some of these names are well known to fans, while others might find...

Who Were The Top 15 Most-Glam Mainstream Metal Bands Of The 80s? Who Were The Top 15 Most-Glam Mainstream Metal Bands Of The 80s?

80s Heavy Metal

The 80s were the decade of excess and musically that was absolutely true as well. The hard rock and heavy metal musical landscape exploded...

Who Were The Best Straight Up, No Frills Hard Rock And Metal Bands Of The 80s? Who Were The Best Straight Up, No Frills Hard Rock And Metal Bands Of The 80s?

80s Heavy Metal

The 1980s hard rock and metal scene is widely known as a generation of excess and a lot of over-the-top imagery. In fact, most...

80s Rock & Pop

Watch Brand New Bon Jovi Video For "Legendary"

80s Heavy Metal

BON JOVI, Grammy Award@-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, and oneof history’s most iconic acts, continue their 40th-anniversary celebration, withthe release of...

Listen To INXS' Michael Hutchence's Previously Unreleased Song "One Way" Listen To INXS' Michael Hutchence's Previously Unreleased Song "One Way"

80s Rock & Pop

In the great pantheon of musicians transcending above mere “celebrity” status, the late MICHAEL HUTCHENCE towers over most. A consummate “rock star” if there...

'80s POP HITMAKERS WANG CHUNG, MEN WITHOUT HATS, THE MOTELS, AND NAKED EYES ANNOUNCE THE “ABDUCTED BY THE '80s” TOUR '80s POP HITMAKERS WANG CHUNG, MEN WITHOUT HATS, THE MOTELS, AND NAKED EYES ANNOUNCE THE “ABDUCTED BY THE '80s” TOUR

80s Rock & Pop

The 1980s were a unique, fun-filled era of music shaped in no small part by the emergence of MTV and the genre of New...

Watch Kevin Bacon Perform The Song "Losing The Night" With His Band The Bacon Brothers Watch Kevin Bacon Perform The Song "Losing The Night" With His Band The Bacon Brothers

80s Rock & Pop

The Bacon Brothers, featuring Michael and Kevin Bacon, are excited to announce the release of their new video, “Losing The Night”, from their forthcoming...

80s Music Video Of The Day

Take a trip down memory lane with this list of one-hit wonders on the U.S. charts from the years 1980 and 1981. How many...

Legendary 80s Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces 2024 American Tour Legendary 80s Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces 2024 American Tour

80s Rock & Pop

Adam Ant is pleased to announce his ANTMUSIC 2024 U.S. tour, which commences March 21st in St. Louis, MO. The English Beat will be supporting...

Alternative-Punk-Electronic

Watch "Mercy" Video From Suicide Vocalist Alan Vega's Unreleased Album "Insurrection"

Alternative / Punk

Brooklyn-born master of minimalism Alan Vega is today announcing a previously unreleased new album, “Insurrection,“ and sharing the video for the lead single “Mercy.“ The video, directed by founding member of Jesus...

Alternative / Punk

Classic U.K. punk band Vice Squad has just released a newly remixed version of the song “Spitfire” along with a new video for the...

Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future Bon Harris Says Nitzer Ebb Have No Plans For A New Studio Album Anytime In The Near Future

Alternative / Punk

Electro-industrial legends Nitzer Ebb have released the following message regarding Douglas McCarthy’s health issues and the band’s future:

Face To Face, Save Ferris, Unwritten Law, Zebrahead & More Face To Face, Save Ferris, Unwritten Law, Zebrahead & More

Alternative / Punk

Brew Ha Ha Productions has announced the initial music lineup for the first-ever BRIGHTSIDE Music Festival, presented by WJRR-FM, on Saturday, April 27 at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida.  Summer comes...

Front 242 Singer Hospitalized Front 242 Singer Hospitalized

Alternative / Punk

After an incredible 40-plus-year run on the road, Belgian EBM act Front 242 are setting an end to their live concert career, announcing their...

Alternative / Punk

Toxic misogyny, violence against women, and incels are the latest target Al Jourgensen takes aim at in the song “B.D.E.” (aka “Big Dick Energy”)...

Rock News

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

Rock

Today, legendary rockers BLUE ÖYSTER CULT share a fresh single to celebrate the release of their new album, ‘Ghost Stories,’ out now on Frontiers...

Watch New Black Crowes Video For "Wanting And Waiting" Watch New Black Crowes Video For "Wanting And Waiting"

Hard Rock & Metal

The legendary Black Crowes have just released their latest single and music video for the song “Wanting And Waiting”. The song is from their...

Molly Hatchet Live Photos From Thunder By The Bay Festival, Sarasota, FL Molly Hatchet Live Photos From Thunder By The Bay Festival, Sarasota, FL

Hard Rock & Metal

Legendary Southern Hard Rockers Molly Hatchet played all their greatest hits to a large, enthusiastic crowd that was on their feet throughout the entire...

Hard Rock & Metal

The 26th Annual Thunder By The Bay Music & Motorcycle Festival is a three-day event held Feb. 16-18, 2024 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds that...

Watch AC/DC's First Live Appearance Since 2016 At The Power Trip Festival Watch AC/DC's First Live Appearance Since 2016 At The Power Trip Festival

80s Heavy Metal

You can watch the full live performance of AC/DC from their Power Trip show courtesy of the Riff Raff YouTube channel. The band ripped...

DEF LEPPARD AND JOURNEY ANNOUNCE SUMMER STADIUM TOUR 2024 WITH STEVE MILLER BAND, HEART, AND CHEAP TRICK DEF LEPPARD AND JOURNEY ANNOUNCE SUMMER STADIUM TOUR 2024 WITH STEVE MILLER BAND, HEART, AND CHEAP TRICK

80s Heavy Metal

Def Leppard and Journey are teaming up for the Summer Stadium Tour 2024 with Steve Miller Band, Heart, and Cheap Trick! The Rock &...

Rock Stars…Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

W.A.S.P. was originally known for outrageous antics such as throwing raw meat into the audience and appearing to torture people on a horror-themed stage....

Winger...Where Are They Now? Winger...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

Winger released their debut album “Winger in 1988 and it scored the band its first platinum-selling album. Winger released its second album In the...

Britny Fox...Where Are They Now? Britny Fox...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

Britny Fox was formed in 1985 with “Dizzy” Dean Davidson on vocals, former Cinderella drummer Tony Destra, former Cinderella guitarist Michael Kelly Smith and...

badlands badlands

Hard Rock & Metal

After guitarist Jake E. Lee was fired from Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band, Badlands was formed when Lee recruited bassist Greg Chaisson, former Black Sabbath...

Hurricane...Where Are They Now? Hurricane...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

Hurricane started out in 1983-84 with the original lineup of lead vocalist Kelly Hansen (vocals/rhythm guitar), Robert Sarzo (guitar), Tony Cavazo (bass), and Jay...

Black N' Blue...Where Are They Now? Black N' Blue...Where Are They Now?

Hard Rock & Metal

  Black ‘N Blue was formed in 1981 and released four successful and critically acclaimed albums through Geffen Records including their self-titled debut (1984),...