Interest: 1980s


Rock Cellar Magazine
May 1, 2020
Watch a New At-Home Performance of ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ from the Members of Crowded House

In April of 1987, the song “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House hit the No. 2 spot on the Billboard charts in the United States, the highest mark the...


Rock Cellar Magazine
March 31, 2020
Listen to an Hour-Plus Interview with Tom Petty, Circa 1985 and the ‘Southern Accents’ Era

In 1985, rock and roll writer Steve Rosen headed to Sunset Boulevard to interview Tom Petty. Southern Accents, Petty’s sixth album with the Heartbreakers, had recently been released and Petty...


Rock Cellar Magazine
February 11, 2020
Cruel World Festival 2020: Morrissey, Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, More Headlining Ultimate ’80s Concert in Los Angeles

How much do you love the music of the 1980s? If the answer is “a lot,” well, Goldenvoice has the festival for you. On Tuesday, the Cruel World Festival was...


Rock Cellar Magazine
December 10, 2019
Rest in Peace, Roxette Singer Marie Fredriksson (1958 – 2019)

Marie Fredriksson, vocalist for the Swedish pop/rock band Roxette, has passed away at the age of 61 after a battle with brain cancer. The news was posted to the band’s...


Rock Cellar Magazine
August 23, 2019
If You Liked the 1980s You’ll Enjoy Incubus’ New Song and Music Video, ‘Into the Summer’

Incubus premiered a new song titled “Into the Summer” on Friday. Everything about it, from Michael Einziger’s funky guitar lick to Ben Kenney’s slap bass rhythm to Brandon Boyd’s soaring...


Rock Cellar Magazine
April 29, 2019
Bryan Adams + Billy Idol Announce Co-Headlining Summer Shows

If you like hits from the 1980s, this one’s for you. In August, Bryan Adams and Billy Idol will join forces for a special limited run of eight co-headlining concerts,...


Rock Cellar Magazine
April 26, 2019
‘The Police: Everyone Stares,’ a Stewart Copeland Film, Hitting Blu-ray/Digital May 31

Social media and mobile phones have afforded us all endless opportunities to document nearly every thought or event that ever happens to us — it’s a big reason we’re all...


Rock Cellar Magazine
May 11, 2018
Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’

A cinematic quality surrounds several songs on The Last Few Beautiful Days, The Motels’ first new studio release in a decade. Its cover art displays a shuttered Troy, N.Y. movie...


Rock Cellar Magazine
January 31, 2017
Hear Rogue Wave Cover Pete Townshend's 'Let My Love Open the Door'; '80s-Themed 'Cover Me' LP Due 2/17

Oakland’s Rogue Wave recently released a special 1980s-themed covers album titled Cover Me for Record Store Day Black Friday back in November. The set found the indie/rock band tackling some classic ’80s...


Rock Cellar Magazine
December 20, 2016
Richard Marx — Yes, THAT Richard Marx — and Wife Daisy Fuentes Subdued a Violent Passenger on Korean Air Flight

So, here’s something you don’t see in the news everyday. Richard Marx, noted songwriter/hitmaker responsible for classics such as “Right Here Waiting” and “Hazard,” was on a Korean Air flight...