Interest: 1980s


Rock Cellar Magazine
August 20, 2021
Out Now: Angel Olsen Transforms ’80s Classics from Billy Idol, Men Without Hats, OMD, Alphaville and Laura Branigan on ‘Aisles’ EP (Listen)

Aisles is a new covers EP from singer/songwriter Angel Olsen, who tackles some seriously classic 1980s pop songs. But worry not, reader — these are the best sort of cover...


Rock Cellar Magazine
March 16, 2021
Watch Japanese Breakfast’s Energetic Performance of ‘Be Sweet’ on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Back in early March, Japanese Breakfast (the indie/rock project fronted by singer/songwriter Michelle Zauner) debuted “Be Sweet,” a catchy and undeniably 1980s-inspired indie/pop song with a stylized music video (directed...


Rock Cellar Magazine
February 25, 2021
Bonnie Tyler Talks ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart,’ Miley Cyrus, TikTok, the’ 80s, Desmond Child and Believing ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’

The Best Is Yet to Come, the vibrant new album from Bonnie Tyler, is bolstered by dramatic, full-bodied vocals, synths, and some rock guitar solos. Those same elements helped propel...


Rock Cellar Magazine
November 23, 2020
The Go-Go’s Share ‘Club Zero’ Music Video; Acclaimed 2020 Documentary Coming to Blu-ray/Digital Feb. 5

On July 31, Showtime premiered The Go-Go’s, a new documentary film on the trailblazing Los Angeles-based punk/New Wave group of the 1980s — and on Feb, 5, 2021, the film...


Rock Cellar Magazine
August 19, 2020
Tears for Fears: ‘The Seeds of Love’ Super Deluxe Edition Coming 10/9 — Preview/Pre-Order

The Seeds of Love was the third album from Tears for Fears, released in 1989 on the heels of the band‘s mega-successful Songs from the Big Chair four years earlier...


Rock Cellar Magazine
July 28, 2020
The Psychedelic Furs Return: Richard Butler on Early-Era MTV, Post-Punk and ‘Made of Rain,’ the Furs’ First Album in 29 Years (Q&A)

The Psychedelic Furs were gods of the MTV era. But after a ten-year run, and a string of hit songs, albums, and era-defining videos – not to mention having a...


Rock Cellar Magazine
June 4, 2020
6/13: ‘Back to the Basement’ Virtual Concert for COVID-19 Relief, ft. A Flock Of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Tiffany and More

On Saturday, June 13, a number of iconic acts from the 1980s will gather — remotely — for the Back to the Basement virtual concert, an online fundraising concert from...


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...