Thus week ,Cherie Currie is our guest. Cherie, best known as the lead singer for The Runaways and her solo work, is also an actress, author and chainsaw artist. She has a new album coming out later this year and will be playing some live dates including as a headliner for the upcoming Girls Got Rhythm Fest in St. Paul, MN. Our conversation leads off Hour 2 of the show.
After a long fight with breast cancer and Multiple Sclerosis, singer Christina Amphlett of the Divinyls passed away at her New York home yesterday. She was 53.
Nikki Corvette is back on with us before she sets off on her 2013 European tour with her band, Nikki Corvette & The Romeos.
Spandau Ballet announced today on their website that they will be featured in an upcoming movie.
This week, Rodney Anonymous of The Dead Milkmen is our guest. The band recently released their newest track, “The Great Boston Molasses Flood.”
Kate Bush today was honored in a special ceremony as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. A medal was bestowed upon the singer today by Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.
Camper Van Beethoven announced their upcoming spring U.S. and European tour dates to support their newest album, “La Costa Perdida,” The band also released their video for “Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out” today.
Nikki Corvette and her band of young Italian rockers worked so well together during their European tour last year, they have decided to become an official group. Currently, they are gearing up for another tour of Europe beginning on April 23.
Depeche Mode’s 13th studio album, “Delta Machine.” is now available in North America.
Morrissey’s publicist announced that continued health problems have forced the singer to cancel the rest of his U.S. tour.
This week, New Zealand musician Murray Grindlay, known to many as “Monte Video” from his 1982 international smash hit “Shoop-Shoop, Diddy-Wop, Cumma-Cumma, Wang-Dang” as Monte Video and the Cassettes is our guest.
Ears around the world rang after reports of David Bowie’s supermodel wide, Iman, inadvertently hinting of a possible tour during an interview with a UK-based fashion magazine.
80s icons Tony Hadley and Kim Wilde hopped a British Airways plane on Sunday to play an acoustic gig for fliers and staff. They set a world record as they performed at an altitude of 43.000 feet.
This week, we play new 80s song covers from Plan B and Maryam Zadeh. Plus, classics by INXS, New Order, The Divinyls, The Waitresses, Flash & the Pan, The Motels, Midge Ure and more.
The Go-Gos and The B-52 today announced plans to co-headline tour the U.S. this summer.
This week we welcome Trombonist “Big Jim” Paterson of Dexy’s as our guest. Also, new track from Linda Jo Rizzo’s 2012 Day of the Light album, a Dexy’s tribute song from ska musician Andy Keys Clark and classics by Toyah, REM, Mental As Anything, Trio, The Tom Tom Club, Wall of Voodoo and more.
Punk legends The Godfathers and The Stranglers start a month-long UK tour tonight.
The Ron Asheton Foundation announced on Tuesday the DVD for the 2011 tribute concert in honor of the famed guitarist will be released on June 4, 2013 and not April 9 as previously planned.
This week, we re-broadcast our July 2012 interview with Taco Ockerse
Kid Creole and the Coconuts today released the video for their new single, “In a Place Like This.”
This week, we play a new track from Peter Dunne, best remembered by 80s music fans as Peter Bilt of Pearl Harbor and the Explosions.
Big Country announced their May concert dates in Europe as they continue to put together their Journey Tour 2013. After playing throughout April in the U.K. and Ireland, the band will perform 15 shows in 18 days on the mainland beginning on May 14 in Venue, France.
Shortly after releasing “Muchachacha,” Darnell came out of the studio with his latest single, “In a Place Like This.”
Power pop fans from all over the New York-Metro area crowded The Cake Shop on Friday and Saturday night to celebrate the guitar-driven musical genre at Power Pop-A-Licious 2 with The Paul Collins Beat and a heavy-hitting lineup of long-established and up-and-coming bands.
This week, Paul Kelly is back with us to talk about his upcoming plans to tour the US, Australia and other parts of the world, his album Spring and Fall, thoughts on the documentary Paul Kelly: Stories of Me and continued efforts to re-release many of his out-of-print albums. Our conversation takes place during hour 2.
New wave party band The B-52s will lead a star-studded lineup at the Rewind the 80s Music Festival on August 16-18 at Henley-on-Thames in the U.K. Event organizers confirmed the group’s participation today.
Organizers for the Isle of Wight Festival say the Boomtown Rats will play a one-off together at their 2013 event.
Camper Van Beethoven’s Jonathan Segel is back with us to talk about the band’s new album, La Costa Perdida. We will also play a track from that and Adam Ant’s new album, Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunman’s Daughter.
Even though Kid Creole and the Coconuts co-founder Adriana Kaegi has been keeping busy with Dear Addy Digital Media, she recently composed two very cool chill-out electronica instrumentals for the our listening pleasure.