This week marks the 30th anniversary of the release of one of the iconic teen party movies of the 80s, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Not only is this flick fondly remembered and still quoted by fans, it spawned the careers of several future stars. Fast Times was more mainstream than many of the other […]
Kim is a talented and widely-respected writer, show promoter and story teller. She has been in the center of the Motor City Rock scene for decades (having been born in Ypsilanti, MI and raised on alt-rock, blues, Motown and country music) and works with some of the regionâ€™s top talents, including King, Taylor, Rikki St. James and many more stellar musicians.
Longtime ska musician Andy Keys Clark conveys his longtime admiration for classic rock and soul band Dexyâ€™s Midnight Runners with â€œWhen Dexyâ€™s Ruled the World,â€ a tribute single from his new album, The Prophecy.
In the center of the San Francisco punk scene of the late 70s was Ginger Coyote, who wanted to shine a spotlight on some of the great underground acts of the time.
Alt-rock heavy-hitter Hugh Cornwell today gave fans a preview of the artwork and track list for his forthcoming album, Totem and Taboo
We at Revenge of the 80s Radio welcome our new affiliate: Rock 103FM in Central Illinois. The station plays music of the 70s and 80s (with a little 60s sprinkled in) and is an excellent flashback to the days of great personality radio.
Aimee Mann says she will release a new album later this year. According to her website, Charmer, will be released on Septemner 18th thruogh Superego Records. It will be her eighth solo collection and first since 2008’s @#%&”! Smilers.
Rare footage of The English Beatâ€™s live performance at the U.S. Festival in 1982 and 1983 will be made available in a special 2 DVD set in September.
Nikki Corvette will be heading to Europe for her Summertime Fun 2012 tour. Fresh off recording new tracks “I’m Stronger” and “Hot Sun,” Corvette will perform live for 14 straight days at venues in Norway, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
Two iconic bands of the new wave era will co-headline a tour together. Blondie and Devo will play 13 dates for their â€œWhip It to Shredsâ€ concert series in September.
Longtime alt-rocker Paul Weller is celebrating Sir Paul McCartneyâ€™s 70th birthday by releasing a special tribute a cover of the Beatlesâ€™ classic, â€œBirthday.â€
Months after completing their first North American tour in over 20 years, Men Without Hats releases their first full album in nine years, Love in the Age of War.
Revenge of the 80s Radio welcomes two new radio affiliates: Totally 80s Radio (88.4FM – Benidorm, Spain) and Whaley Radio (107.4FM – High Peaks, UK).
Zadeh, who grew up in the 80s, developed her vocal style from years of listening to singers who influenced her, like Debbie Harry, Tony Hadley and Simon LeBon. In a recent interview on Revenge of the 80s Radio, The Californian singer says she fell in love with early 80s-era new wave
The recent passing of Men At Workâ€™s Greg Ham, who was well-known for his woodwinds work on some of the bandâ€™s biggest hits, inspired me to look back into the classic alternative era for its eleven most memorable sax and horn solos:
Canadian new wavers Men Without Hats and Trans-X are set to release new albums in May.
With several albums and hit songs under his belt, The Beat founder Paul Collins remembers how important the local record store was and still is to our culture and to musicians. Collins and The Beat headlined a lineup of local rockers at Greenwich Villageâ€™s landmark Generation Records to show support as part of National Independent Record Store Day.
Nikki Corvette talks about her new solo tracks (of which we presented the World Radio Premiere), “I’m Stronger” and “Hot Sun.”
Among the various woodwind solos Ham will always be remembered for are the sax interlude from “Who Can It Be Now?” and the flute melody in “Down Under.”
Paul Collins, “The King of Power Pop,” will headline an all-day Record Store Day event at Generation Records on Thompson Street in New York City on Saturday, April 21. It will be the fourth annual celebration of independent record stores at the Greenwich Vilage landmark.
Only Nikki Corvette can get people up and dancing to a song about dealing with people of the despicable sort. The power-punk queen proves that once again with â€œIâ€™m Stronger,â€ the lead track to her first solo release since 2006, which is set to be available worldwide on April 14th.
The Museum of Modern Art is presenting a special time-based artist exhibit, honoring the early electronic avant garde music pioneers Kraftwerk.
With fans eagerly awaiting the bandâ€™s upcoming Love in the Age of War album later this year, Men Without Hats offers a taste with a new mix of their 1988 hit â€œPop Goes the World.â€
This week, we have a conversation with Ginger Coyote, editor of Punk Globe Magazine and lead singer of the White Trash Debutantes.
This week, Songwriter, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist Ron Rogers is our guest. Ron is most well-known for his work with Ze Records, August Darnell (Kid Creole) and his own Matrix Studios in NYC.
Multi-instrumentalist and Camper Van Beethoven co-founder Jonathan Segel today releases his latest solo album, All Attractions. It is Segelâ€™s 13th post-Camper collection, and first since 2007â€™s Honey
Revenge of the 80s Radio is featured in the March 2012 issue of Punk Globe Magazine
Two of punk rockâ€™s early legends will begin a tour of North America on Friday, February 24th. Hugh Cornwell, original vocalist for The Stranglers and Glen Matlock, bassist for The Sex Pistols, will co-headline the concert series, which will run through March 17th.
With a new album in the works, the future of alt-rockâ€™s The Godfathers is uncertain after co-founder and lead singer Peter Coyne threatened to leave today, citing tensions within the band.
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Andy Prieboy makes his fifth appearance on Revenge of the 80s Radio. We will talk abuot his newest EP, Every Lady Gets a Song.