Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time Tonight’s show will feature some requests from listeners and a new track from Gorevette, the new band led by Nikki Corvette (Nikki and the Corvettes) and Amy Gore of the Gore Gore Girls.
Just in time for the holidays! The new Adam Ant CD, Live at the Bloomsbury, is scheduled to be released on December 12th in a limited edition pressing, according to his official website. The CD is a recording taken of Ant’s September 2007 one-time performance in front of about 500 at the Bloomsbury Theatre in […]
Due to technical difficulties, the podcast for our 11/21 show is not up yet. We are rectifying the situation and hope to have it up as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Most of the Voice of the Beehive fans that listen to the show and visit this website know Missy Belland now makes hand-crafted fairies in her California studio and is a regular attraction at the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival, which takes place this fall between November 22 and December 14. Her newest line of faeries […]
Our next Revenge of the 80s Raido show will feature an interview with Robin Lane, known in the early 80s as the leader of Robin Lane and the Chartbusters. Their most popular singles were “When Things Go Wrong” and “Why Do You Tell Lies?” While they broke up after a short period of time together, […]
Former Blasters co-founder Dave Alvin‘s new 2-CD set will be released soon. The Best of the Hightone Years is a “best-of” compilation put out by Shout! Factory Records that will also feature one previously unreleased track and three remastered ones. The release date is scheduled for October 28th. [amazonify]B001IZBU28[/amazonify] Alvin and his brother, Phil, formed […]
Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 9-11pm Ea>stern US time Tonight on Revenge of the 80s Radio, we talk with 80s movie icon Eddie Deezen, known to many as “Menlo Schwartzer” from Surf II, “Wesley” from Midnight Madness, “Eugene” from both Grease movies and several other characters. He is also […]
This week, former Duran Duran and Power Station guitarist Andy Taylor checks in for a brief chat about his new book, Wild Boy: My Life in Duran Duran. A review of the book will be posted later this week on this site. We will also feature a new track from Taylor: “Mad Dogs and Englishmen.”
Our guest for this Friday night’s broadcast/podcast of Revenge of the 80s Radio will be Will Powers, who is really Lynn Goldsmith, world-renowned photographer and director who is the brains, voice and driving force behind Will Powers and The Will Powers Institute. Lynn talks about the beginnings of Will Powers as an idea of hers […]
While not the usual bands played on Revenge of the 80s Radio, these three represent very different directions of rock music as the genre changed from the late 70s through early 80s. Cheap Trick, Heart and Journey produced some of the most memorable songs of the 1980s (and in the case of the former two […]
Many new wave fans went out to see the Regeneration Tour over the past month and enjoyed performances from ABC, Naked Eyes, Belinda Carlisle, A Flock of Seagulls and The Human League. On stage, there were also several other talented musicians who backed up the headliners. I had the pleasure of meeting one of them […]
Click here for some pictures from the Regeneration Tour 2008’s stop at Jones Beach on August 22, 2008.
Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time Tonight’s show will feature a re-broadcast of our interview with the great songrwiter/musician/singer/storyteller Stan Ridgway. We will also feature tracks from artists including REM, Amazulu and Kate Bush. Revenge of the 80s Radio airs live every Friday night 7-9pm on […]
Revenge of the 80s host Chris Cordani and Associate Producer/Blog Photographer Elizabeth Lynch will head to Jones Beach tomorrow night to cover the Regeneration Tour’s stop in the NYC-Metro area. We will post a review of the concert on Saturday and a special picture highlight page will be up over the weekend. Ticket information for […]
This week, Revenge of the 80s Radio will feature a re-play of an interview with the legendary musician/singer/songwriter/storyteller Stan Ridgway. Most famous for being a founding member of Wall of Voodoo, Ridgway started in the music business writing scores for movies as his own company. Ridgway talks during the interview about the need for musical […]
Lucky new wave fans in Florida will be happy to know that Dale Bozzio and her new Missing Persons lineup will perform in the August 30 and 31 “Regeneration Tour” concerts. They took part in the Phoenix kickoff concert and will rejoin ABC, Naked Eyes, Belinda Carlisle and A Flock of Seagulls for the dates […]
After announcing a full tour to start in 2007 and playing together into 2008, we all knew it would eventually have to end. The Police will play their last concert together (according to the band) tonight at Madison Square Garden, then Sting, Andy Summers and Stuart Copeland will once again go their separate ways. Whether […]
This week, Revenge of the 80s will features a chat with Mike Score, leader of A Flock of Seagulls. While most of the U.S. associates the band with Score’s flashy hairstyles, A Flock of Seagulls’ music might have been underrated by music fans in the states. Score was careful to offer people a band whose […]
Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature our interview with Terri Nunn, best known as the former lead singer of Berlin. She is also an ex-actress, writer, talk radio personality and mom. We talk about Terri’s career, Berlin […]
The podcast issues following a recent WordPress upgrade have been rectified. Last week’s show was only available as an MP3 download because of compatability problems with PodPress. After a code fix, shows tonight and in the future can be both downloaded and heard on the website via out on-site PodPress program without the need to […]
As a reminder, the 2008 Regeneration Tour, featuring ABC, A Flock of Seagulls, Naked Eyes, Belinda Carlisle, The Human League and Dead Or Alive hits North America Friday, August 1 — a week from today. Ticket information can be found directly on the Regeneration Tour website There is also a Regeneration Tour Discussion Forum.
I was quite happy after first reading about the plan to remake the classic 80s movie “Valley Girl,” a project that is being led by film makers Matt Smith and Sean Bailey. It did not hit me at the time that they were looking to make it a musical. A musical featuring the great new […]
This Friday night, Revenge of the 80s welcmes The Human League’s Phil Oakey. The band is coming to America in August as part of the Regeneration Tour. The Human League started out in the late 1970s as a different kind of band; they were more on the experimental side. [amazonify]B0007X9U7Y:right[/amazonify] Oakey actually joined the band […]
ABC is considered the defining group for the New Romantic style of music that was first popular in the U,K, before sweeping into the states. The style, the smoothness of the sound and (as our guest Martin Fry put it) the big choruses are what drew people to the new wave splinter genre. Fry was […]
The Little Girls will record a track onthe upcoming Jonathan Richman tribute album. Richman, one of the pioneers of the Proto-Punk movement in the 1970s, will be honored by several Southern California-based artists in the CD, which is currently a work in progress. Caron, Michele, Kip and the band will perform “The Beach.” Richman is […]
The man who rendered me only the second-best-dressed 80s guy in the world will be my guest on this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show — Martin Fry of ABC. ABC will be touring the U.S. in August as part of the Regeneration Tour, which kicks off on August 1st. The lineup also includes […]
The podcast for our July 4, 2008 Revenge of the 80s show featuring a re-broadcast of our interview with Rose MacDowall is up. Rose is best known as part of “Strawberry Switchblade,” one of four bands she had helped form through her career. These days, Rose’s beautiful voice can be heard as a fixture in […]
Devo is suing McDonalds fast food chain over their “American Idol Happy Meal” character “New Wave Nigel,” which the band claims is a blatant rip-off of their look and style. This came out in a recent story from the Australian Associated Press. A while back, we posted a story on how McDonald’s new Happy Meal […]
Maritn Brett (also known as “Brett Martini”), who played bass for Voice of the Beehive ln the late 1980s, is now taking his sour-stringer to the band I Ludicrous, an alternative rock band out of the U.K. Brett was most recently the guitarist for Dollshouse, which was featured on a past Revenge of the 80s […]
Considered by many as the top party band of the 1980s, the B-52s are headed to Sullivan County, NY as part of their nationwide tour through much bigger cities to play at the Bethel Woods Center For the Arts, the location of he historic Woodstock concert in 1969. The B-52s, who did videos in the […]