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Loverboy: guilty '80s pleasure or kick-ass rockers from the Great White North?

(By all means, enjoy your lovely holidays while I slave away at work to give you a new podcast)

Personally, Loverboy gets a free pass here at Stuck in the '80s because they came and hung out with us during our epic We Are The '80s podcast ( a few years ago. And because they clearly still know how to play, how to party and how to podcast.

But still, if I'm going to pick one Loverboy song to put on my Top 25 iPod list, it's Queen of the Broken Hearts ( Anyone else want to share their favorite Loverboy song?

Posted by Steve Spears at 04:17:51 PM on September 6, 2009

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Echo and the Bunnymen's keyboardist dies in accident

Echo and the Bunnymen has had its share of tragedy over the years. A new one struck last week when keyboardist Jake Brockman, 53, died in a motorcycle accident in Britain.

Echo's new album Fountains, due out next month, features Brockman's music. On the band's official website (, bandmates said: "Our thoughts are with his wife, family and friends. Love Ian, Will, Les, Peasy, Pete, Peter and all his fans."

The Bunnymen's original drummer Pete De Freitas died in a similar accident in 1989, says the Liverpool Daily Post ( in reporting Brockman's death.

Posted by Steve Spears at 11:01:22 AM on September 6, 2009