During the holiday season, SonicNet Music News is featuring a "Best of '99" series. We are using the occasion to look back at some of the year's best stories, as chosen by our writers and editors. The "Best of '99" series features one of 16 categories each day, through Jan. 2.
In this installment, we remember the return of '80s music.
Just when you thought you'd seen your last angel in the centerfold, the 1980s popped, punked and rocked their way back onto the music scene in a big way in 1999. Blondie, whose triumphant return included a new album, a tour and a #1 single, led the way for countless other '80s favorites to return to their rockin' ways. While the Eurythmics, Guns N' Roses and Don Henley were in the studio discovering their new '90s selves, the Go-Go's, Joe Strummer and Iron Maiden were onstage taking fans on live trips back to the previous decade.
Click on the stories below to read about those highlights, as well as returns from EPMD, J. Geils Band and the Cult, or read the stories directly from the front page of SonicNet Music News.
Previously in the "Best of '99" series: