Can you identify ALL of these 20 album covers that are turning 30 years old this year? If so, head on over to PlayBuzz if you’re up for the challenge. Good luck!
By the way, I got 18 out of 20 correct. Not too shabby!
Here is some exciting news for 80s music fans! Remember the Britpop synth band New Order, who recorded the chart-topping song “Blue Monday“? Well, they are back in the studio getting ready to record their 10th studio album.
If you grew up in the 80s, you will definitely remember hits like “Karma Chameleon“, “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” and “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” from the Boy George-fronted ’80s group Culture Club. They are also currently in the studio recording their first album as a band in more than 15 years!
Faith No More, the band behind 1989’s hit “Epic” are back together and in the studio getting ready to release their first full-length album in 18 years. Their album will be available sometime in 2015.
“Survivor is very shocked & saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison,” the band wrote on its Twitter page. “Our thoughts, love & prayers go out to his friends and family.”
Survivor is very shocked & saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughts,love & prayers go out to his friends & family.
— Survivor Official (@survivorband) September 2, 2014
According to Wikipedia, Jimi Jamison was born in rural Mississippi on August 23, 1951. Jamison is best known as the longtime frontman of rock bands Cobra and platinum-selling Survivor and as the voice and co-writer of the theme song for Baywatch.
RIP Jami. We are losing too many great talents from the 1980s, including recently Robin Williams (also 63 years of age).
In case you missed this (as we did), CNN reported that actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Anthony Bouvier on the CBS sitcom Designing Women (1986) passed away June 28, 2014. He is also known for his portrayal of Hollywood Montrose, a flamboyant window dresser in Mannequin (1987).
Taylor had fought a terminal illness and faded markedly in recent days. His wife, children, grandchildren and mother surrounded him as he passed away.
“It is with love and gratitude that we sorrowfully announce that our darling, amazingly brilliant and dynamic, Meshach, the incredible father, husband, son and friend has begun his grand transition,” the family said in a statement.
Robert Downey Jr. known for his roles in movies such as Weird Science and Less Than Zero of the 1980s and Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes and the Avengers in recent years has topped Forbe’s annual ranking of the highest paid actors for the second year in a row. Robert Downy Jr. earned an estimated $75 million in the last year.
This is a remarkable feat considering Downey only released one movie over the June 2013 to June 2014 timeline: Jon Favreau’s festival film Chef. So most of Downey’s money comes from the backend of the incredibly successful Iron Man 3—the highest grossing movie of 2013 with a $1.2 billion box office—and a reported pay hike for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Are you a natural leader like He-Man or a quirky individual like Rainbow Brite?
Here’s something fun to see which 80’s cartoon series you are based on the questions you answer on BuzzFeed Rewind. Just so you know, I got “GI Joe: ‘A Real American Hero”.
At the end of the questionnaire, you can share your results via Facebook, Twitter or Email.
His death was caused by complications related to autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a condition Ramis battled for four years, according to United Talent Agency, which represented Ramis for many years.
For more than 40 years, Ramis was a leading figure in comedy. A veteran of the Second City troupe in his hometown of Chicago, he was a writer for “SCTV” and wrote or co-wrote the scripts for “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978), “Caddyshack” (1980), “Stripes” (1981), “Ghostbusters” (1984), “Groundhog Day” (1993) and “Analyze This” (1999).
The films often featured members of his generation of comedy talents — veterans of the National Lampoon’s recordings, “Saturday Night Live” and “Second City TV” — most notably Ramis’ old comedy colleague and fellow Chicagoan Bill Murray.
One of the best 80’s-inspired Super Bowl XLVIII commercials has to be the one from Radio Shack.
Radio Shack mocks and reinvents themselves all in one swoop. Since most people think they still carry only outdated electronics and batteries, it’s great to see them show the world they’re not the same Radio Shack people think of from the 1980’s.
They did a great job calling their nay-sayers out, in a fun and entertaining way, featuring famous eighties stereotypes such as Mary Lou Retton, Hulk Hogan, Alf and a host of other 80’s characters. Q*BERT even makes an appearance along with the California Raisins and Chucky.
Bravo Radio Shack! Thank you for bringing back 80’s nostalgia in your 60-second ad spot during the Super Bowl this year!
Jennifer Jason Leigh played the inexperienced sister Stacy Hamilton — opposite Judge Reinhold — in the 1982 comedy “Fast Times At Ridgemont High.” Guess what she looks like now — Plus 99 more 80’s stars you might not recognize today.
Check them out over at TMZ: http://tmz.me/1jhKZVB
Tiffany will perform some of her hits and will take part in a VIP Meet & Greet before The Rusty Ball for VIP guests only.
Organized by The Spirit of Cincinnatus, a non-profit founded by ’80s party band The Rusty Griswolds, the event also features music by that band and Suits That Rock, silent and live auctions, and more.
The event distributes proceeds to participating charities based on each charity’s percentage of ticket sales; this year, a record-breaking 161 beneficiary groups have signed up to participate.
Last year, event raised $402,000; in five years, it has raised more than $1.4 million.