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Michael Lee’s Notes From The Road: EIGHTIES ADVENTURES IN HOLLYWOOD!

For the Love of 80s…

The Lost Boys were born in La La Land, while I was working at E! Entertainment Television and soaking up the So Cal lifestyle.

It was there that I was exposed to incredible 80s cover bands all over the place. Every week I hit the clubs and saw the bands that were rockin’ The Strip and rollin’ out the 80s to the masses.

Metal Shop aka Metal Skool aka Steel Panther aka one totally badass band!

My all-time favorite cover band there was Metal Shop, originally called Danger Kitty. Metal Shop used to play every Monday night at The Viper Room, that dark enclave notoriously known for what happened to River Phoenix on the sidewalk outside after a drug overdose. In later years, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae rocked the room relentlessly.

But in the early 2000s, Metal Shop ru...

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Michael Lee’s Notes From The Road: ‘THE CURSE OF ANNA NICOLE’

Back when I was first formulating The Lost Boys, I was working as a producer at E! Networks in Los Angeles. My boss—Robert Bentley, a native Houstonian, had produced what is still the second highest-rated E! True Hollywood Story of all time: Anna Nicole Smith. Consequently, the network had just turned down a pitch about an outrageous rock-n-roll family led by the ‘Prince of Darkness’ himself. Instead of being scooped up by E!, the producers of that project shopped around and landed a deal at MTV for a new show called ‘The Osbournes.’ The rest is Reality TV history.

But with the sting of turning down an historic Cable TV hit, executives at E! felt they had to do something big to strike back...

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A TOTALLY Awesome Night Opening & Closing For A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS!

We had a blast entertaining a huge Flock of 80s fans as we opened for A Flock of Seagulls in Houston. Can’t wait to share the show video…stay tuned!

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The Lost Boys Remember Gordie Howe…

We were honored to perform for Gordie Howe when he visited Houston to have his Aeros hockey jersey retired in the rafters… We played plenty of 80s tunes for him to enjoy.

Mr. Hockey...may he Rest In Peace.

Mr. Hockey…may he Rest In Peace.

And of course, Gordie’s Red Wings jersey will live in the hearts of 80s movie fans forever…thanks to ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.’

Thanks for the memories, Gordie.

Thanks for the memories, Gordie.

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LOST AT FIRST BITE

This time of year always takes me back to the 80s… Afterall, did any decade give us better horror? But of course…NOT! Think of it: the Big Eighties delivered a plethora of Big haunts like The Shining, Poltergeist, The Howling, and Ghost Story, to name a few. Scream screen icons like “Michael Myers” and “Norman Bates” continued their terrifying adventures during the decade…and then we met some iconic horror characters for the first time, like “Jason,” “Freddie,” and even Michael Jackson’s Thriller zombie.

But perhaps the greatest horror-comedy came in 1987… Long before ‘Twilight‘ started the teen vamp craze, “The Lost Boys” took a bite out of everyone with a film you could really sink your teeth into.

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If you had any doubts going in, this movie made you see the light: it really is fun to ...

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Glory Daze: The Astros Give Us OCTOBER Deja Vu

As The Lost Boys celebrate 10 years on the Houston nightlife scene, it’s hard to believe it’s been that long a playoff drought since the Astros were playing meaningful ball in October. But who could forget the last time Houston was in the playoffs: it was the World Series!

The Houston Astros celebrate their big win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS to propel them to their first World Series.

The Houston Astros celebrate their big win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS to propel them to their first World Series.

One of the big heroes of that ’05 Astros team was catcher Brad Ausmus, along with hometown favorites like pitchers Andy Pettitte and “The Rocket”- Roger Clemens. (Mike had just completed a TV interview with “The Rocket” at his Memorial home in Houston earlier that spring, so it was great to see Clemens lead the Astros to some real glory...

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EIGHTIES FLASHBACK: ANDREW’S 80s HEROES UP CLOSE & PERSONAL!

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Reflections of an 80s Keyboard Player: Andrew’s 80s Music Concert Experiences and Meeting Heroes

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10/15/13              Waited my whole life to see Simple Minds in concert and finally got to see them at the amazing Orpheum Theatre in Lost Angeles, California!  The show was amazing – they played all the hits and worked the crowd like it was an 80,000+ soccer stadium.  During “Don’t You Forget About Me”, I saw a gentleman run down to the foot of the stage from his seat and Jim Kerr exclaimed, “Keith!!”  I immediately knew who he meant and made a mental note of where he was sitting.  After the concert we walked over and introduced ourselves and got to meet the legendary songwriter, musician and producer, Keith Forsey...

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