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'80s Group Had One Single. Now, a Record Deal

Zenana's 1986 single, 'Witches,' is finally getting traction after DJ found it in a UK record shop

(Newser) - A rare record-shop find has launched an obscure British '80s band into the spotlight. Zenana was formed in 1983 and released one single, "Witches," in 1986 (give it a listen here ). The synth-pop dance song never charted, the BBC reports, and the group disbanded the following...

'80s Power Ballad Bands Are Going On Tour Together

Def Leppard, Journey will be joined next summer by Heart, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller Band

(Newser) - The '80s seem so far away now—for context, Def Leppard's Pyromania and Journey's Frontiers, the latter of which featured the song "Faithfully," both came out 40 years ago. If you're ready to relive those power ballad days, there's some good news from...

Mystery Song's Origin Stumps Online Sleuths

With only 17 seconds of the New Wave song recorded, no one has cracked where it came from

(Newser) - Can you name this tune in 17 seconds? If so, you'd be the hero to a community of online sleuths who've been tracking down its origin for the last two years. Rolling Stone covers the quest to crack the case of "Everyone Knows That," which has...

To Woo Millennials, 4 Cereals Are 'Kicking It Old School'

Cocoa Puffs, Trix, Cookie Crisp, Golden Grahams are going back to the '80s

(Newser) - If your Cocoa Puffs taste especially chocolatey lately, it's not your imagination. That's because General Mills is tapping into consumer nostalgia in an effort to woo millennials and others via an update on four of its breakfast cereals, Food Dive reports. Or is that a backdate? "Your...

'80s Can't Buy Me Love Star Dies at 43

Amanda Peterson found dead in Colorado of unknown causes

(Newser) - Amanda Peterson, who starred as cheerleader Cindy Mancini in the 1987 rom-com Can't Buy Me Love, has been found dead in her apartment in Greeley, Colo. She was 43. While the official cause of death isn't known, Peterson's dad tells TMZ "she had some illness and...

Steve Jobs' 1983 Time Capsule Uncovered

With some pretty cool stuff inside

(Newser) - A massive time capsule put in the ground during 1983's Aspen International Design Conference earned the nickname the "Steve Jobs Time Capsule" after he dropped his own computer mouse into it. The pod was supposed to be unearthed in 2000, but construction in Aspen caused organizers to lose...

21 Reasons to Be Glad It's Not the '80s

Many involve tape, and all of them save you time

(Newser) - It's almost Thanksgiving, so let's take a moment to appreciate the little things—specifically, the many frustrations of the 1980s that no longer require your attention. Benjamin Solomon provides a handy reminder of 21 of them, via Vanity Fair . The highlights:
  1. You no longer have to stick a

Autopsy Doesn't Show Jani Lane's Cause of Death

Now comes toxicology tests for Warrant singer, 47

(Newser) - It will likely be several weeks before we get an official cause of death for former Warrant singer Jani Lane, who was found dead in his hotel room at age 47. An autopsy wasn't conclusive, and toxicology tests will take up to two months, reports AP . Other developments:
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Greatest John Hughes Movie Moments
 John Hughes 
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Greatest John Hughes Movie Moments

(Newser) - John Hughes was the undisputed king of '80s teen comedy writes Time in a look at the late producer/director's most classic moments.
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off,  "Bueller...Bueller...Bueller?": Matthew Broderick's direct address to the audience on how to fake a sick day, followed by an empty desk

RIP John Hughes: 'Our Generation's Salinger'
 RIP John Hughes: 
 'Our Generation's Salinger' 

RIP John Hughes: 'Our Generation's Salinger'

(Newser) - Long live John Hughes, writes Patrick Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times. The director died "ridiculously young" today at 59, but he leaves an "unparalleled" legacy. "It was hard not to see a piece of ourselves in his films, especially his great '80s teen comedies, which seemed...

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