1980s

10 singers whose first band will probably surprise you
10 singers whose first band will probably surprise you
Many of you are no doubt listening to the new Gwen Stefani single and thinking back to when you first heard Tragic Kingdom. Where you were, what you were doing, how long the show Beverly Hills, 90210 could possibly last. Hate to break it to you, ’90s kids, but there are a ton of teenagers listening to the song without a clue that Stefani ever fronted a band, never mind the groundbreaking, genre-fu
QUIZ: Can you tell if these lyrics are from blink-182 or Green Day?
QUIZ: Can you tell if these lyrics are from blink-182 or Green Day?
Whether you’ve known the name Billie Joe Armstrong since his band’s inception in the ’80s or have no idea who Tom DeLonge is, blink-182 and Green Day are arguably two of the most influential bands in modern pop punk.  Fans of their decades-spanning discographies may not be stoked to hear that there won’t be a return of the iconic Pop Disaster tour. Mark Hoppus dropped the maj...
QUIZ: Can you match these ’90s alternative artists to their hit song?
QUIZ: Can you match these ’90s alternative artists to their hit song?
We all love ’90s music in some way. Even if you aren’t blaring “Everlong” on your way to work, artists of the time set the foundation for most, if not all, of your favorite alternative bands.  Still, given the surge of commercially successful artists over the decade, it can be hard to keep them all straight. After all, you can’t really...
My Chemical Romance go totally ’80s in dreamy “Helena” reimagining
My Chemical Romance go totally ’80s in dreamy “Helena” reimagining
My Chemical Romance started in 2001, but that doesn't stop us all from imagining them with a different decade-influenced sound. What if they were a barbershop quintet, or a ska band, or heaven forbid—a jam band? Well, thanks to people better at the internet than us, we can at least imagine what My Chemical Romance would sound like as 80's heartthrobs. Rea...
The Ivory host their own neon disco in new video for “Eat Your Heart Out”
The Ivory host their own neon disco in new video for “Eat Your Heart Out”
Emerging from the realm of echoing synth and tavern-window neon are the Ivory. The Alesana bandmates are now putting their own twinkly twist on ’80s revivalism for modern music buffs. The duo are turning back time with AP to drop their throwback-style track and video for “Eat Your Heart Out.” Reeling back from t...