The 80s “Remix Revolution” continues as Depeche Mode will release its newest collection, Remixes 2: 81-11, on June 6th.
Revenge of the 80s welcomes Elwood FM 89.1 in Melbourne, AUS as our newest affiliate.
R.I.P. Polly Styrene, former front-women for and founder of X Ray Spex
There is still time to sigh up for Vivien Goldman’s Punk Rock History course at NYU
Louise Robey is back with her new single/EP, “A Woman Scorned” -produced by Phil Harding
Robin Lane Gary Shane, The Fools tol headline special concert to benefit victims of the Japan earthquake/tsunami disaster.
After being out-of-print for decades, Nick Lowe’s Labour of Lust album will soon be re-released. Yep Roc Records says it plans to re-issue the 1979 new wave classic compilation
One of the most influential punk bands, the New York Dolls, will release their fifth full-length album, Dancing Backward In High Heels, on Marth 14th in the US and UK
New Wave icons Haircut 100 plan to celebrate the release of their debut album 30 years ago with a special reunion performance of the entire Pelican West album on February 28th at the Ingi02 in London
The Legendary ska band Fishbone recently announced their first US tour dates, which will begin on February 16th and 17th at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.
Revenge of the 80s Radio host Chris Cordani officially joins Examiner.com as its national Alternative Music Correspondent. This will expand the reach of Revenge of the 80s and this website in bringing you the latest news and interesting happenings in the classic alternative and modern alternative music worlds.
The social networking movement to make “Fairytale of New York” a number 1 download for this week is underway and going quite strong.
One of the great comedy icons of the 1980s, Leslie Nielsen, passed away yesterday due to complications from pneumonia at age 84.
Heaven 17 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of its epic album, Penthouse and Pavement, with a tour of the UK starting on Monday, November 22nd.
Kid Creole and the Coconuts Co-Founder Adriana Kaegi recently unveiled an aesthetic upgrade for her intriguing Pop Culture Video Magazine.
David Byrne unveils an audio book of his Bicycle Diaries, where he takes an intriguing approach instead of using a simple narrative.
The same fans of the late Michael Hutchence who wanted to give the legendary INXS frontman a number one hit on his 50th birthday and a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame are organizing an effort to get music media outlets in the US, UK and Australia to offer tributes on the 13th anniversary of his death on November 22nd.
Legendary New Wave Rocker Paul Weller announced a very special date added to his current tour:
Martha and the Muffins celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their international hit “Echo Beach” with a new version of the song, released this week.
Tom Tom Club founders Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth will be releasing the band’s upcoming new album, Genius of Love, on September 28th. They will also tour this fall in support of the album.
This week, Andy Prieboy is back for a second time. The former Wall of Voodoo frontman recently released a collection of tracks titled Don’t Tell That Guy Anythig, which Prieboy calls a sketchbook of experiments, forgotten projects and shelved songs.
As a great admirer of the former Haysi Fantayzee singer Kate Garner’s photographic art, I was happy to see the latest update on her website, Kategarner.org.
Friends of Kirsty MacColl will hold a special memorial concert on October 10th in honor of her tragic untimely death ten years ago. Artists performing include Shane McGowan, Billy Bragg, Kim Wilde, Jamie Corr and Allison Moyet. The show will take place at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London
Andy Prieboy releases Don’t Tell The Guy Anything, and album of new music, experiments, quick sketches and shelved songs.
Rock Legend Grace Slick recently announced at the Grammy Museum the recording of a new song written with Michelle Mangione to raise relief money in the aftermath of the BP oil disaster. Terri Nunn, Martha Davis and Billy Zoom are also featured performers
We are saddened to hear of the death of world-renowned photographer Stan Shaffer earlier today. Not only was he a great artist, he was a good man and a devoted husband.
Dr. Demento, announced he will end his syndicated radio show. The final broadcast will air this weekend.
While he will be webcasting on drdemento.com, terrestrial radio will not be the same without him.
2010 is shaping to be a fruitful year for fans of The Nerves as two of the pioneering power pop band’s founding members will have new albums.
U2 is postponing its U2360 Tour until after Bono recovers from back surgery due to an injury he sustained while practicing. They also announced they are forced to cancel their appearance at the Glastonbury Music Festival (UK) on June 25th.
Friends and fans of Joey Ramone will party tonight in celebration of what would have been his 59th birthday. The big bash starts at the Fillmore (Irving Plaza, NYC). The proceeds will benefit the Lymphomia Research Foundation