Fans of INXS and Michael Hutchence are campaigning to give the former frontman a special posthumous 50th birthday present on January 22nd: a #1 hit song
A new DVD, Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s, attempts to right the wrongs of music history outside the confines of the Great White North, exposing some of the great sounds out of the Canadian New Wave movement to classic alternative fans today.
Tonight, we will have our first new show of 2010. We will kick off the new year by featuring two previously unreleased tracks by August Darnell of Kid Creole and the Coconuts.
August Darnell and Adriana Kaegi announce video and mix contests for 18 previously unreleased Kid Creole and the Coconuts songs.
We are also working on other improvements to our website. We have recently switched our podcast program from PodPress to Blubrry and had to make several adjustments to Revengeofthe80s.com to accommodate.
Following up on her brilliantly-elegant TAG album, Kid Creole and the Coconuts Co-Founder Adriana Kaegi captivates us once again with her stunning “I’ve Been Going Out.”
The new video from Gorevette, with Nikki Corvette of Nikki and the Corvettes on vox partnering with rocker Amy Gore (Gore Gore Girls).
Dave Wakeling, of English Beat and General Public fame, is back on tour. He is leading his newest English Beat lineup through North America for a concert series that ends 2009 with a New Year’s Eve concert in Redondo Beach, California.
MTV reports former Bauhaus lead singer Peter Murphy will appear in a cameo role in the sequel to teen-angst-vampire movie Twilight entitled Eclipse.
The World Premiere of Louise Robey’s “A Woman Scorned” will be this coming Friday night, 11/6/09, on Revenge of the 80s Radio.
Revenge of the 80s is inviting listeners to offer their input for an upcoming list of the Top 50 Cover Songs of the 1980s.
Adriana Kaegi’s documentary, Kid Creole and My Coconuts, is officially on the schedule to be screened at the CMJ Film Destival in New York City. It is scheduled to run 9:15pm, October 22nd at the Clearview Theater on 23rd Street
If you are a fan of The Coconuts, or a fan of great classic alternative music, please sign this petition that is being sent to EMI record company asking them to re-release Don’t Take My Coconuts.
The Pogues announce their Fall 2009 tour dates in the US.
Louise Robey, best known to 80s fans as “Micki Foster” from Friday the 13th – the Series and fro m her hit song “One Night in Bangkok,” will appear at Chiller Theatre on Halloween weekend 2009.
From the superbly elegant solo album by Adriana Kaegi. TAG, comes this sultry, bedazzling track with a new video to match.
Berlin and The Motels are putting on some very exiting shows this weekend.
One of the all-time great concert films, thought to be lost in the annals of the Warner Brothers archives, is now available for new wave fans on DVD
Martha Davis of The Motels is our guest on the next Revenge of the 80s Radio. We will talk about her career from the first Motels band through the newer formation, the lineup changes, Davis’ solo work and all-new Motels band.
According to her website, Toni Basil will receive the Living Legend of Hip-Hip honor at the Hip Hop International awards ceremony on August 2nd in Las Vegas.
Legendary new wavers the Psychedelic Furs recently announced they will be teaming up with Happy Mondays on a North American tour this fall. Furs lead singer Richard Butler has also been fueling the flames of scuttlebutt about a new album from the band in the near future.
Reflections on Michael Jackson after his sudden passing. His influence transcended music genres; his charity helped many people.
Regeneration Tour 2009 kicks off June 17th at the House of Blues in Boston. This year’s tour features Terri Nunn & Berlin (most dates), ABC, Wang Chung, Cutting Crew and Missing Persons (some dates).
A festival marking the 30th anniversary of the Secret Policeman’s Ball concert series begins soon in New York and Los Angeles.
This week, our guest on Revenge of the 80s Radio will be Jack Hues. He and Nick Feldman partnered up with drummer Darin Costin to form Huang Chung, which later became known as Wang Chung. Hues and Feldman will be on this year’s Regeneration Tour with Terri Nunn and Berlin, ABC, Cutting Crew and Missing Persons.
Due to some financial considerations, Heaven 17 will not be on this year’s Regeneration Tour, according event organizers. The band was to have been included in a lineup featuring Terri Nunn and Berlin, ABC, Cutting Crew and Wang Chung (with Missing Persons for some shows)
Alt-Synth-Pop Pioneers Depeche Mode’s long-awaited new studio album, Sounds of the Universe, is now available in North America. The band released its first single from the composition, “Wrong,” earlier this month