Jem is excitement!For any kid who grew up in the '80s, it wasn't about the content of character. It was about the size of Transformer. After school and Saturday mornings, masses of children spent hour after hour parked in front of turn-knob television screens, adjusting rabbit ears, dying to he ... More >>
Mick and Keith might look chummy. But they ain't.Yesterday, Crossfade reported on Steve Albini's recent beef with Odd Future. Here's the gist: After getting stuck on an airport shuttle with the rambunctious hip-hop collective, the notoriously cranky producer and musician wrote a post on his r ... More >>
Bad news for lovers of giant snakes, killing babies, Tiffany, and Debbie Gibson: Burmese pythons have been banned in Florida. On Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission signed new rules that prohibit anyone from owning Burmese pythons and, actually, any other "reptiles of concern" as p ... More >>
We thought 80's teen-pop stars were nearly extinct, but apparently they're actually alive and thriving in the Everglades. Or will be anyway. Former pop-stars Debbie Gibson ("Foolish Beat") and Tiffany ("I Think We're Alone Now") will star as rivals in the upcoming SyFy TV movie Mega Python vs Gat ... More >>
image via Miami New Times archives issue week July 13 - 19, 1988 According to Wikipedia, Debbie Gibson holds the record for "youngest female artist ever to write, produce, and perform on a Billboard # 1 single." That's for her song "Foolish Beat," which is a pretty shitty song.Thanks to a shared pro ... More >>
image via Miami New Times archives week of June 29 - July 5, 1988In the heat of the summer, better call out a plumber This week Archive Diver brings you an excerpt from an old New Times concert calendar from 1988. Look at this damn bill. California hardcore punk rock with Circle Jerks at the Button ... More >>
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.
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