80s Music

Duran Duran Remind Us Why '80s Music Deserves More Respect

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Unlike the Boomer-backed rock and folk scenes of the 1960s and 1970s, or the alternative '90s return to guitar-based authenticity, 1980s new wave has always been seen as style over substance, superficial synthpop that pales next to the... classics that came before and after. It was considered by music critics and other cultural gatekeepers to be as fluffy as a Valley girl's feathered hair.... For those of us who were kids in the '80s, who had no preconceived notions that rock was supposed to be better than pop or that dance music shouldn't be taken seriously or even that being on the cover of "Tiger Beat" killed your credibility, the music was just really good. And Duran Duran's summer tour is a reminder of why.

What Should Happen To Prince's Unreleased Music?

Reggie Ramone | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Music
Reggie Ramone

What truly sets Prince's estate apart from most deceased musicians is what he left behind: a personal vault of 2000 works of unreleased music. To put it in perspective, there is enough music to release one album every year for the next century. I know what you're thinking: What will happen to all of this music, and will we ever hear it?

A Lifelong Duran Duran Fangirl's Hunt For Her Dream Interview

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Music
Jennifer Pellegrini

I had it all figured out. I was going to move to New York or L.A., or wherever TB HQ was located, and I was going to stake my claim as the confessor and confidante to the stars. I was going to be besties with the Brat Pack. I was going to go clubbing with the Culture Club. I was going to discuss the literary merits of The Magus with Simon LeBon and be one of the few to know what The Reflex really is. Or not.

Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour Is Broken

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

This was my first Madonna concert and, having grown up on her music, I was very excited. Of course, I was also very excited to go see "The Matrix Reloaded."

WATCH: Twisted Sister's Dee Snider Reveals The True Trump

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Politics

"Should he be president? Oh, I don't know about that."

40 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Blondie

The Huffington Post Canada | Juliette Jagger | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Music

Blondie have had much to celebrate this year as the New Wave icons turned 40. Having headlined at SXSW, released a double-disc package titled "Blo...

Boy George Defends Jared Leto, Reflects On His 80s Impact

HuffPost Canada Music | Liisa Ladouceur | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Music

"No one gives a shit about Boy George." So says Boy George. The English singer's new album "This is What I Do" comes out March 25, marking a return...

'80s Revival Revived By The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs And Matthew Sweet

HuffPost Canada Music | Ken Kelley | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Music

The '80s. For those who lived through that, like, totally awesome decade, a mere mention is likely to conjure up memories of big hair, MTV, Live Aid a...

WATCH: Worst Rap Songs By White Non-Rappers Who Try To Rap

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Music

Pop music's most popular singers, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, have recently been climbing the charts by... rapping. Bieber, who unofficially int...

80s Stars Unite? Corey Hart Wants To Work With Bonnie Tyler

Huffington Post Music Canada | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Canadian pop heartthrob Corey Hart turned down some pretty lucrative offers at the height of his fame in the '80s. After Steven Spielberg himself s...

80s Music Fandom: Confessions of an Old New Romantic

Marc Skulnick | Posted 08.24.2011 | Canada
Marc Skulnick

A friend of mine recently suggested that my taste in music is getting worse as I get older. I beg to differ, but will admit to being (somewhat) stuck in the '80s, musically, at least.