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Throwback Thursday: The First Ever Performance of ‘Purple Rain’ [Video]

When Prince showed up at his hometown Minneapolis club The First Avenue back in August of 1983, he had a new guitarist, Wendy Melvoin, and a new song he debuted, a ballad he said was inspired by Bob Seger.

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Flashback Friday: Want To Be An ’80s Model? Just Watch This Video!

This stunningly time warped and silly montage video features clips from 1980s modeling videos, where you'll learn such techniques as mouthing the vowels to appear to be smiling, and drinking Pepsi with the can 4 to 6 inches from your mouth.

Ask yourself, would you take modeling advice from that guy in the photo?

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Duran Duran Releases Title Track of New Album [Video]

Duran Duran just released the title track off their upcoming album, and we hope you have some time to listen to it. The track, “Paper Gods,” featuring Mr. Hudson, is more than seven-minutes long, which likely means you won’t be hearing it on the radio any time soon.

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Bryan Adams Announces New Album

Bryan Adams will release his 13th studio album, Get Up, on October 16th. And if you're thinking that it's been a hot minute for new music, you're right - this'll be his first album of original material since 2008’s 11.

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NBA Team To Wear Uniforms From The Movie ‘Hoosiers’ [Video]

Who among us didn't get a little misty eyed when Jimmy Chitwood got nothing but net on that jumper to give his fictional Hickory High team the Indiana State basketball title?

So this coming season, the NBA's Indiana Pacers will don Hickory's red and gold to celebrate the movie 'Hoosiers' 30th Anniversary. And this gives me an excuse to play my favorite clips from the movie for you. 'I love you guys'

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30 Years Ago: U2 Rocks Live Aid, Achieves Super Star Status [Video]

Thirty years ago this week, U2 went from a good rock band to a great one, thanks to a performance they hated at Bob Geldof's massive Live Aid show. In fact, they thought it was so 'bad', they almost broke up over it.

It also is the best document remaining of Bono's strange, complicated mullet hairstyle.

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Vivian Campbell Doesn’t Want Donald Trump Introducing Him

Vivian Campbell is not a fan of Donald Trump. CNN reported the presidential candidate is going to introduce Def Leppard at their Iowa State Fair performance next month and the band's guitarist is not happy about that. 

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Were You A Metalhead In The ’80s? Now You’re A Responsible Adult!

Remember the big lyrics scare of the late '80s prompted by Tipper Gore and her political friends? They were afraid that listening to all that heavy metal music was corrupting our youth.

As it turns out, metalheads wound up being pretty well rounded adults. 

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Was 1982 The Best Sci-Fi Movie Summer Ever? [Video]

Blade Runner. ET. The Wrath of Khan. 1982 may have been one of the best summers ever for Sc-Fi movies ever, and now you can relive it with this preview screener from that year.

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Songs You Never Knew Were Covers: ‘Mickey’ [Video]

In 1982, Choreographer Toni Basil stunned the world by selling millions of copies of her fun romp of a song called 'Mickey'. Buoyed by its iconic video of cheerleaders dancing a routine to the song, it became a number one hit in 17 countries.

But it wasn't the first incarnation of that song.

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Duran Duran Takes the ‘Pressure Off’ With Snappy New Single [Video]

The first single off Duran Duran’s upcoming album Paper Gods hit the Internet this weekend. The track, 'Pressure Off,' features R& B star Janelle Monae and is reminscent of classic Duran Duran.

Bravo, guys!!

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Songs You Never Knew Were Covers: ‘Got My Mind Set On You’ [Video]

The latest installment in our weekly feature takes us to 1988 when former Beatle George Harrison had one of his biggest selling singles ever with 'Got My Mind Set On You'. 

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