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Paul Collins, originator and the de facto curator of Power Pop music, is out today with a new guitar-driven album showcasing the genre in its purest form once again.

With a new album in the works, the future of alt-rock’s The Godfathers is uncertain after co-founder and lead singer Peter Coyne threatened to leave today, citing tensions within the band.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Godfathers frontman Peter Coyne says he will leave the band – National Alternative Music | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/alternative-music-in-national/godfathers-frontman-peter-coyne-says-he-will-leave-the-band#ixzz1mnL0KkrY

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.

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.

The new video from Gorevette, with Nikki Corvette of Nikki and the Corvettes on vox partnering with rocker Amy Gore (Gore Gore Girls).

While I am out on vacation this week, we will rebroadcast our 1/9/09 show featuring a conversation with Nikki Corvette on the band she recently formed with Amy Gore (The Gore Gore Girls), Gorevette. We will also have some of the first tracks they recorded on the show.

New music from Alt-County Rockers Jason & the Scorchers will be featured in an upcoming PBS documentary. Thoughts on the band and their new album, slated for release in 2010.

Revenge of the 80s is happy to announce it has been added to the schedule for “The Volt” — a new internet radio station based in Ontario, Canada

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is scheduled to be interviewed on Sunday night at the TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, New York City, but reporter Jon Pareles in front of a live audience.

Ron Asheton’s Stooges bandmates, Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, Mike Watt and Steve MacKay posted a statement on Iggy Pop’s official website on his passing: We are shocked and shaken by the news of Ron’s death. He was a great friend, brother, musician, trooper. Irreplaceable. He will be missed. For all that knew him behind the […]

Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton was found dead in his Ann Arbor, Michigan home. Asheton’s creative riffs will always be remembered by fans and those his axe-handling had inspired. Revenge of the 80s Radio will feature a tribute to Asheton and the Stooges during part of Friday night’s show.

This week on Revenge of the 80s, I will play a recently-taped conversation with Nikki Corvette on her new band, “Gorevette,” which is a collaborative effort with super girl-rocker Amy Gore of the Gore Gore Girls. We will also feature a new single from the band as well as a new track from Andy Prieboy

Gorevette, a collaboration of girl power-rockers Nikki Corvette and Amy Goire, will play their first live show together Friday night at The Magic Bag in Ferndale, MI. They are on as part of the Grand Nationals’ 7-inch record release party as one of the opening acts. The full show begins at 8pm. Nikki Corvette‘s place […]

Robin Lane and several female rockers will serve as a panel for a special symposium hosted by the Institute for Musical Arts (IMA) on December 6th in Goshen, Massachusetts called “I Will $urvive: Making it in the Music Business.” Lane will be the keynote speaker for the all-day event which features a lineup of Rockgirl […]

The leader of the 80s girl band movement has teamed op with one of another top Detroit rocker to form a new superband: Gorevette. Nikki Corvette, known best as the leader of Nikki and the Corvettes, and Amy Gore, who started the Gore Gore Girls are now together with Bassist Lianna Castillo and drummer Al […]

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 Earlier this year, I spoke with Nikki Corvette, former singer from Nikki and The Corvettes and current frontwoman for Nikki Corvette and The Stingrays. We will re-broadcast that interview for this week’s show to lead off the second hour. We […]

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 […]

The podcast for this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up. With the upcoming final Police concert in New York, we invited Lynn Goldsmith, the famed photographer who put together the 2007 book The Police: 1978-1983 featuring a huge collection of her work with the band as well as quotes and insights from […]

Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time This week, we will cover three major new wave stories: MTV’s 27th anniversary The Regeneration Tour kicks off its run through North America The Police’s last concert – August 7 in New York We will talk with famed rock photographer […]

While The Police are embarking on their final U.S. tour, I thought it would be interesting to talk with someone who was with them behind the scenes in their early years. Enter: Lynn Goldsmith, photographer and author of the 2007 book The Police 1978-1983. [amazonify]0316005916[/amazonify]Goldsmith had been with Sting, Andy Summer and Stewart Copeland through […]

One of my favorite early 90s alternative songs was “My Sister” by the Juliana Hatfield Three. Hatfield, of course, is best known to alt-80s fans as the female lead of Blake Babies, who played together 1986-1993 and a few stints in later years. The song was featured as an MYV “Buzz Cut” at the time […]

When the brains behind the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts decided to create their courtyards, pavilion and all-around atmosphere, they likely had the June 29th Doobie Brothers/Chicago concert in mind; it seemed to have been made for such a performance. [amazonify]::omakase::300:250[/amazonify] These great rock music innovators teamed up to tour this year and the […]

Click Here to Listen Live tonight, 6/27/08 7-9pm Eastern US time Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s features an interview with the immensely talented Dale Bozzio of Missing Persons. Dale, Terry Bozzio, Warren Cuccarillo and Patrick O’Hearn came from the Frank Zappa musical projects to form this vastly unique band whose fine musicians set them apart […]

Although this board generally focuses on New Wave, Alternative pop and similar types of music, there was some great other music out there. Much of that comes from bands who were huge in the 1970s whose musicianship led them to be loved in the 80s and, in many cases, still today. Two of those bands […]


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