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Gary Numan and Mary Vango: how we made Are 'Friends' Electric?

<b>Gary Numan, singer-songwriter</b><p>In 1978, I was fronting a three-piece punk band called Tubeway Army. We'd had a couple of unsuccessful singles, but our record company still wanted us to do an album, so they put us in a studio to record it. That was when I saw my first ever synthesiser, a Minimoog. …

From Being Boiled to I Feel Love: Gary Numan’s top electro tracks

The musician chooses his favourite songs – and admits that his own discovery of synths was all down to chance<p>“Recently, one of my friends told me how genius it was that at the start of Cars there is just one note that stays and stays and stays,” begins affable electro overlord Gary Numan, a few …

Duran Duran Drummer Roger Taylor on '80s Nostalgia and Exploring New Sounds

<b>New Times</b><b>: Have you performed in South Florida before?</b><p><i>Roger Taylor</i>: We have. Florida has always been a big market for us, actually. I think it was …

Reviews: Coldplay, Radiohead, Duran Duran, Stevie Nicks And The Pretenders, Vanessa Carlton

Today we’ve compiled critiques of live performances from Coldplay in the Philippines; Radiohead in Kansas City, Mo.; Duran Duran in Hollywood, Fla.; …

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10 More Underrated ’80s Bands You Need to Hear Now

<b>Tones on Tail</b><br>As goth icons Bauhaus were flaming out in the early ’80s, guitarist Daniel Ash launched this stellar side project, which would …

Sakamoto releases album as 'imaginary soundtrack'

Ryuichi Sakamoto, the pioneering Japanese electronic composer, has announced his first studio album in eight years which is inspired by the Russian …

Depeche Mode's Martin Gore: 'The alt-right liking us is baffling'

The band are battling back against an endorsement from right-wing extremist Richard Spencer, says their songwriter<p><b>Afternoon, Martin! A couple of years ago I asked</b> <b>your mate Dave</b> <b>what the next Depeche Mode album would sound like. That, he said, was the million-dollar question. Turns out your new album</b> …

Depeche Mode – 10 of the best

Last week, they were forced to deny being the official band of the alt-right. In fact, from synthpop to sleaze rock, Depeche Mode are a vital group<p>In 1980, Daniel Miller created a virtual electropop band called Silicon Teens, featuring four fictionalised teenagers whose sound derived entirely from …

Inside Michael Jackson’s Mansion: Thomas Dolby Recalls Surreal Visit

<i>Thomas Dolby is still best known for his quirky 1982 electro-pop hit “She Blinded Me With Science,” but as the British songwriter and producer’s new</i> …

Flashback: David Bowie Plays a Haunting ‘Heroes’ in 1978

The European leg of David Bowie’s <i>Isolar II</i> world tour wrapped up with a three-night stand at London’s Earls Court in late June and early July of …

‘God Save Sex Pistols’ Book to Get Deluxe Editions

In close conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols‘ debut “Anarchy in the U.K.,” the original Rizzoli publication of <i>God Save Sex</i> …

Hear Trent Reznor’s Dark, Environmental Ode ‘A Minute to Breathe’

A day after Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross teased a minute-long snippet of their powerful new track “A Minute to Breathe,” the Nine Inch Nails singer …

Depeche Mode Plan New Album ‘Spirit,’ 2017 Tour

<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>Spirit</i> will be released March 17th, with lead single “Where’s the Revolution” arriving Friday.<p>Depeche Mode announced their new album <i>Spirit</i> …

Songs We Love: Empire of the Sun, 'To Her Door'

When Fleetwood Mac released <i>Rumours</i> in 1977, the band's lush instrumentals and melancholic harmonies reignited an obsession with bright, shining California pop. Decades later, modern folk bands like Mumford and Sons, Best Coast and Haim are still channeling the same bittersweet chords and joyful …

David Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto Film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Soundtrack Reissued

In 1983, David Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto (celebrated composer and Yellow Magic Orchestra member) starred in the film <i>Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence**.</i> Directed by Nagisa Ôshima, the film follows a British soldier (played by Bowie) in a Japanese prison camp during World War II. Sakamoto played a young …

Peter Hook Announces 760-Page New Order Biography

Peter Hook, the former New Order and Joy Division bassist who’s recently toured their material as Peter Hook and the Light, has announced a new book. The 768-page, complete biography of New Order, titled <i>Substance: Inside New Order</i>, is out October 6 via Simon & Schuster UK. The book will cover the …

New Order Announce Beer

New Order have announced plans to release a new beer. It’s called Stray Dog, named after a song from their 2015 album <i>Music Complete,</i> and it’s being released in partnership with Moorhouse’s Brewery in Burnley. The beer is a golden ale with “hints of citrus fruit and lychee, all balanced by a subtle …

Documentary On INXS Frontman Michael Hutchence In Works

INXS label Universal Music Group is teaming with <i>Searching For Sugar Man</i> producer Passion Pictures on a feature-length documentary about the band’s …

Nile Rodgers joins Duran Duran at a massive dance party at Starlight

Duran Duran was the headlining act at Starlight Theatre on Sunday, but Nile Rodgers dominated the show.<p>Besides performing a galvanizing opening set …

Flashback: VH1 Fails in Doomed Effort to Reunite the Smiths

For two wonderful years in the mid-2000s, VH1’s <i>Bands Reunited</i> set out to reform half-forgotten 1980s bands like ABC, Dramarama, Haircut One Hundred, …

Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Cure Songs

10<p>“Boys Don’t Cry”<p>Robert Smith was just 18 years old when the Cure recorded their debut album, <i>Three Imaginary Boys.</i> "The pop songs like 'Boys Don't …

10 New Wave Secrets Revealed in Eighties Oral History ‘Mad World’

If you miss the days when the world was made of mesh and lace, you’ll want to check out <i>Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That</i> …

Five thoughts: The Psychedelic Furs and the Church (September 8, Brooklyn Bowl)

<b>1.</b> I have a theory about first wave bands and why it’s now a golden age to see them in concert as they get closer to the end: They’ve been out of the …

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Thomas Dolby’s hit album soared after 3 tries—and one loud “Science!”

<i>Permanent Records</i><i>is an ongoing closer look at the records that matter most.</i><p>What was the golden age of <i>The Golden Age Of Wireless</i>? In 1982, Thomas …

Behind R.E.M.’s Hit ‘Losing My Religion’

It started with a mandolin in Athens, Ga. How R.E.M. came up with ‘Losing My Religion,’ the band’s best-selling single.<p>In early 1991, the release of R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” struck a generational nerve. The angst-driven message song from the band’s seventh studio album “Out of Time” explored …

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