Books

    David Byrne unveils an audio book of his Bicycle Diaries, where he takes an intriguing approach instead of using a simple narrative.

      Here are the five winners of a copy of Belinda Carlisle’s book Lips Unsealed

        Revenge of the 80s Radio is giving away five copies of Belinda Carlisle’s memoir, Lips Unsealed. Our review of the book is here

          Fans knew little of the demons that Carlisle explains in Lips Unsealed. She describes the challenges with her weight problem and how her obsession with staying thin led her to binges and serious mental stress.

            Today, October 10th would have been Kirsty MacColl’s 50th birthday. The sad news of her tragic accident in 2001 while vacationing in Cozumel struck music fans around the world and continues to be a story of corruption and injustice that led to a fight which her family continues today.

              Thomas Dolby, the man who brought new wave synth-pop to a new level, has a newly-released CD/DVD compilation out. It’s called The Singular Thomas Dolby, spanning his illustrious solo career.

                This week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show features a conversation with actress Sally Kellerman, best known to 80s fans as Rodney Dangerfield’s English Professor/love interest in the movie Back to School and the Judge in Moving Violations. She has a new CD out: “Sally.”

                  Friends and fans of former Plimsouls singer and band founder Peter Case have put together a fund and are working on a benefit concert to raise money for him as he recovers from his emergency heart surgery in January. The Hidden Love Relief Fund has been established to help pay for Case’s heavy medical bills as he is one of the millions of Americans without health insurance.

                    Tonight’s guest on Revenge of the 80s Radio will be Louise Robey, best known for her 1980s dance hits “One Night in Bangkok” and “Killer Instinct” as well as for the TV role of Micki Foster on Friday the 13th – The Series (Season 2 DVDs have been recently released). We will play some of Robey’s classic tracks, one from her band Louise and the Creeps and something from her soon-to-be-released collection. My conversation with Louise Robey leads off the second hour of the show.

                      As Depeche Mode fans are gearing up for their long-awaited new studio album, “Sounds of the Universe,” the band announced the North American release date for their single, “Wrong” will be April 7th (April 4th in Europe)

                        This will be a new feature, which will sporadically appear on our Revenge of the 80s Radio website, highlighting some of the interesting posts form other bloggers

                          The podcast is up for this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio Show. During the program, Andy Taylorand I having a brief discussion on his new book: Wild Boy: My Life In Duran Duran. Our review can be found here; our discussion leads off the second hour of the show. We also play a new […]

                            Former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor‘s recently-released memoir, Wild Boy: My Life in Duran Duran, tells not only of his life and career, but his side of what went on between himself and his band mates before and after each of their breakups. Industry publications and internet discussions put out several conflicting reports based on […]

                              When Terri Nunn talked with Revenge of the 80s Radio a few weeks ago, we talked a bit about her contribution to the book Cherry Bomb: The Ultimate Guide to Being a Tougher Chick and a Hotter Girlfriend, and to Living Like a Rock Star by rock journalist/author Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna. It is now out and […]


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