Monday, October 27, 2008

U2

U2 are the new 80s Forum Star of the 80s.

Not a fan, not in the slightest, but they were a huge part of the 80s set up and should be included here.

U2 are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin, featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals, rhythm guitar and harmonica; The Edge (David Howell Evans) on lead guitar, keyboards and backing vocals; Adam Clayton on bass guitar; and Larry Mullen, Jr. on drums and occasionally backing vocals.

Formed in 1976, U2 has consistently remained among the most popular acts in the world since the mid 1980s. The band has sold approximately 50.5 million albums in the U.S., according to the RIAA, and upwards of 170 million worldwide, has had six #1 albums in the US and nine #1 albums in the UK and are one of the most successful bands of the rock era.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Homepage for The 80s website

A new (Beta) homepage for the all80s has just been created, check it out and let us know what you think.

It is XHTML and CSS compliant, this took a long time to sort as the original homepage was filled with errors.

As it states, it's only in Beta stage at the moment and will not go live until I am completely satisfied with it.... which will probably be never, but what can you do.

Hope you all like it.

Happy Birthday Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd is 70 (yes 70) years young today, Happy Birthday.

Most remembered for his role as Emmet 'Doc' Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, he also starred as Reverend Jim Ignatowski on television's Taxi, classic TV.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ne-Yo: 'I hung up on Michael Jackson'

R&B singer Ne-Yo has revealed that he once hung up the phone on Michael Jackson by mistake.

Ne-Yo, real name Shaffer Chimere Smith, did not believe that Jackson would personally call him on his mobile, so switched off his phone thinking it was a prank.

He told GMTV: "It was my personal cell phone - Michael Jackson doesn't call people on their cell phone - at least I didn't think he did!

"His people called back a few minutes later... I actually had to lie because I was so embarrassed. I was like, 'Yeah, I was driving through a tunnel, and then it... disconnected?'"

Read more at The 80s Forum.

Bon Jovi to be sued for $400 billion

Rock group Bon Jovi is apparently being sued a massive $400 billion (£216 billion) after an American musician accused its frontman of stealing his lyrics.

The Boston Herald reports that Massachusetts-based musician Samuel Bartley Steele claims Jon Bon Jovi plagiarised his 2004 song '(Man I Really) Love This Team'.

Steele alleges the rocker heard the song and used the track's lyrics to create 'I Love This Town'.

He said: "I know I’m the little fish and they’re the big fish, but they f**ked with the wrong piranha. I want credit, acknowledgement and an apology. I know that I’m right."

Bon Jovi's spokesman was not available for comment, the paper reports.

Read more at The 80s Forum.

Tickets flop forces Boy George to axe gig

Boy George has been forced to axe a gig on his latest tour amid reports that less than 100 tickets sold.

The 1980s icon was due to perform at the Portsmouth Guildhall tomorrow night as part of his 'The Boy Is Back In Town' tour.

However, venue organisers confirmed that the date has been cancelled and that full refunds will be given to anyone with a ticket.

Just 89 seats were sold the for the event, which could have drawn an audience of 2,200, reports WENN.

The blow comes just months after the former Culture Club frontman had to cancel his US tour because officials refused to grant him a working visa.

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Zac Efron in line for Footloose

Kenny Ortega has been invited to "re-imagine" Footloose for Paramount.

The High School Musical director told Newsbeat: "There's some genuine enthusiasm coming from the Paramount side."

The 58-year-old said that Zac Efron is likely to star in the film, adding that he would be "perfect" for the role.

Efron said: "I'll always be open to more musicals. I think they're fun and I think it's our responsibility as performers to try and keep them alive. I love Footloose - it's a great movie."

Kevin Bacon starred in the original 1984 musical, which also featured Sarah Jessica Parker.

"It looks like there's a real good chance that this may be a movie that we're going to do next year," Ortega added.

Read more at The 80s Forum.

Unknowns assemble for 'Fame' remake

A host of unknown actors have signed up for MGM's remake of Fame, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The studio and director Kevin Tancharoen have cast Kristy Flores, Paul Iacono, Paul McGill, Naturi Naughton, Kay Panabaker, Kherington Payne, Collins Pennie, Walter Perez and Anna Maria Perez de Tagle in the new version of Alan Parker's 1980 musical.


More info at The 80s Forum.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New Whitney album

There is a new album on the way from Whitney Houston, according to internet news.

The new album, which includes her new single "Like I Never Left" is set to be released some time before the end of this year.

Not before time, cannot wait to see her return hopefully to the way she originally was, not this 'Watchulookinat' rubbish. More of the 'It's Not Right, But It's Okay' or 'Your Love Is My Love' or even better the original stuff from the 80s, @How Will I Know' and 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).

Come on Whitney, how the world you are still as good as we think you are.

Read more and join in at The 80s Forum.

No 1 This week in the 80s.


Number 1 singles from this week in The 80s


1980 Police- Don't Stand So Close To Me (4 weeks)

1981 Adam And The Ants- Prince Charming (4 weeks)

1982 Musical Youth- Pass The Dutchie (3 weeks)

1983 Culture Club- Karma Chameleon (6 weeks)

1984 Stevie Wonder- I Just Called To Say I Love You (6 weeks)

1985 Midge Ure- If I Was (1 week)

1986 Communards- Don't Leave Me This Way (4 weeks)

1987 M A R R S- Pump Up The Volume (2 weeks)

1988 Hollies- He Aint Heavy He's My Brother (2 weeks)

1989 Black Box- Ride On Time (6 weeks)

Some superb songs in there, but also some bad ones.

Read more and see the #1's from every week in The 80s at The 80s Forum.

Friday, October 3, 2008

We have a winner.

The 80s Forum.

Our first TEFA awards were a huge success. The Eighties Forum Awards (TEFA) 2008 were split into 7 categories for member's to vote for their favourites, in all over 250 votes were cast.

The winners have been revealed and will receive their trophies in our awards ceremony on Sunday evening.

Celebrate with us in typical 80s style with all the glitz and glamour you would expect from an 80s forum.

The 80s Forum team.

The Autumn Quiz League returns

Today we welcome back The Autumn Quiz League to The 80s Forum.

There are 4 different categories this year, General 80s, 80s Films, 80s Music and Non 80s. There will also be an 'On th spot' quiz for extra bonus points along the way.

Our unique Forum League will also highlight who has done well and who has not done so well in the battle to reach the top and stay there for the whole year, the rewards are a trophy and title of Autumn Quiz League champion in your profile for all to see.

Come in and have a look, you may see some questions you know the answer to that no-one else knows, you could even be our new League Champion.

The 80s Forum Team.