Saturday, December 16, 2017

Stuck in the 80's

Steve Spears

‘The Dark Crystal’ returning to theaters in February 2018

‘The Dark Crystal’ returning to theaters in February 2018

Jim Henson fans are going to love this: His masterpiece The Dark Crystal has been restored to 4k glory and will be re-released to theaters in February 2018, according to Movieweb.com.The 1982 fantasy-adventure flick was directed by Hen...
Published: 12/14/17
Updated: 12/15/17
Here’s hoping the fire’s not still burning for the Heart sisters

Here’s hoping the fire’s not still burning for the Heart sisters

'Tis the season for another '80s music lesson from Kevin Wuench: With the holidays approaching, it's a tense time for families that don't always get along. Unfortunately one family that isn't quite getting along these days is the Wilson sisters ...
Published: 12/14/17
Mason Ruffner’s career reached ‘Crossroads’ with this memorable tune

Mason Ruffner’s career reached ‘Crossroads’ with this memorable tune

Our '80s historian Kevin Wuench goes to the Deep South today with his music lesson: Like your AOR with a touch of Texas/Louisiana blues swamp? Then you should try some Mason Ruffner with his sweltering Gypsy Blood.Mason Ruffner grew up in Texas ...
Published: 12/13/17
Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens dies at age 62

Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens dies at age 62

Pat DiNizio, the lead singer/guitarist for '80s power rockers The Smithereens, passed away Tuesday, the band announced overnight. He was 62."It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pat DiNizio, lead singer and songwriter of the influ...
Published: 12/13/17
In the early ’80s, this duet kept Steve Winwood still in the game

In the early ’80s, this duet kept Steve Winwood still in the game

Our Stuck in the '80s historian Kevin Wuench returns with this report on Steve Winwood: Pop music has enjoyed all sorts of duets between husband and wife. Some that come to mind are Sonny and Cher, James Taylor and Carly Simon and lest we forget...
Published: 12/12/17
‘80s Holiday Gift Guide: Here’s what to buy your friends this season

‘80s Holiday Gift Guide: Here’s what to buy your friends this season

The holidays are almost here, and as a proud fan of the '80s, you no doubt want to represent the decade in your gift-giving again this year. But how many A Christmas Story leg lamp ornaments can you really give out? Here are some fresh ideas to ...
Published: 12/11/17
Watch: New ‘Ready Player One’ trailer is instant classic

Watch: New ‘Ready Player One’ trailer is instant classic

Have you seen the first full trailer for Ready Player One? Here it is. It debuted Sunday, and a million '80s nerds all cried out in joy. Like the book by Ernest Cline, it just dazzles. It looks like Steven Spielberg is back in top form again. (Sorry,...
Published: 12/11/17
Hey Jenny, Tommy had another number in the ’80s

Hey Jenny, Tommy had another number in the ’80s

Today, columnist Kevin Wuench sets the record straight on Tommy Tutone:Without any argument, 867-5309/Jenny is perhaps the one of the most iconic and beloved songs of the '80s. Most have never heard any other song by Tommy Tutone, so for those who ar...
Published: 12/06/17
Updated: 12/07/17
Sure, David Warner was great in ‘Times Bandits’ but …

Sure, David Warner was great in ‘Times Bandits’ but …

I did it again. On the most recent episode of Stuck in the '80s, I made a quick and unplanned comment about Time Bandits, and I've been bum-rushed by the '80s intelligentsia, demanding I retract any negative feelings toward the 1981 flick. Stop the e...
Published: 12/06/17
REO Speedwagon, Styx reunite for 2018 spring tour

REO Speedwagon, Styx reunite for 2018 spring tour

You gotta give it up for REO Speedwagon and Styx. Once fierce rivals in the late '70s and early '80s, they're practically bosom buddies nowadays. The two Illinois-born bands have joined forces for tours (and live DVDs) through the years, and the...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/06/17