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’80 Hair Flashbacks — What Were We Thinking?

I've been known to tease my tresses and use massive amounts of hair spray as a self-proclaimed "'80s reject," but the results are tame in comparison to -- dun dun dun -- '80s hair!

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Rick Nielsen, Cheap Trick Exhibit Opens in Band’s Hometown Museum [AWESOME '80S WEEKEND]

Cheap Trick‘s Rick Nielsen isn’t ready to be relegated to relic status just yet. Still, fans will be happy to know that the man, his legendary band — and yes, all those guitars — are the subject of a special exhibit at the Burpee Museum Of Natural History, located in the band’s hometown of Rockford, Ill.

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Blue Oyster Cult Announce 17-Disc ‘Columbia Albums Collection’ Box Set [AWESOME '80S WEEKEND]

Blue Oyster Cult will release a 17-disc box set entitled ‘The Columbia Album Collections’ through Sony Legacy on Oct. 30 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.

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Did a Bad Hot Dog Inspire Eddie Van Halen to Write ‘Jump’? [AWESOME '80S WEEKEND]

Getting Eddie Van Halen to talk about the inspiration behind any of his songwriting efforts is rather difficult, in part because he refuses to take much credit for his work. “I’ve said plenty of times, I can’t claim to ever have really written anything. Because I don’t really feel like I’m responsible, it comes through me.”

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Confessions of an '80s Reject
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Confessions of an ’80s Reject [AWESOME '80s WEEKEND]

I have a confession to make: I am an '80s reject.

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ZZ Top to Receive Living Legend Awards [AWESOME '80S WEEKEND]

Rock legends ZZ Top will be honored with the Living Legends award at Classic Rock magazine’s Roll of Honour awards ceremony. The event will take place at London’s Roundhouse Theater on Nov. 13.

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What’s Your Favorite Song from the Awesome ’80s?

Chances are pretty good that if you listen to Jack FM's Awesome '80s Weekend starting tomorrow, and you have a favorite song from that decade, we're going to play it. Just don't request it.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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Depeche Mode Reuniting With Former Keyboardist Alan Wilder?

Rumors that former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder is rejoining the band are running rampant on the internet after a still of the keyboardist from their ‘Policy of Truth’ video was posted Thursday on the Mode’s Facebook page. The picture was accompanied by the line “Never again / Is what you swore,” which, of course, is from ‘Truth.’ The post has already racked up more than 45,000 “likes” from excited Facebook fans, although neither the band nor Wilder himself have commented one the matter. The whole thing is mere speculation could easily be nothing more than a big tease.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images / YouTube
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Eddie Van Halen Admits ‘Back to the Future’ Guitar Work was His [AWESOME '80S WEEKEND]

It’s long been speculated that Eddie Van Halen makes a musical cameo in the 1985 classic film ‘Back to the Future.’ Now the guitarist has confirmed it. TMZ reports that Van Halen has confirmed it’s him playing on the cassette Marty McFly scares his father with.

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Alice Cooper Opens a ‘Sanctuary for Troubled Teens’ [AWESOME '80S WEEKEND]

He rose to fame as a makeup-sporting shock rocker whose music, stage name, and concert shenanigans gave parents nightmares and drove kids wild — but we’ve known for awhile now that Alice Cooper, a.k.a. Vincent Furnier, is actually a nice, normal, golf-loving guy, and he just proved it again with the grand opening of his long-planned Rock Teen Center in Phoenix, AZ.

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