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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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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

simple minds

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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THE LOST BOYS MUSIC VIDEO ANNIVERSARY

It’s hard to believe how time flies… It was 10 years ago this month that Houston’s Ultimate 80s Dance Band- The Lost Boys- were booked for quite a gig: helping to save lives on Texas roads and highways.

The band was picked by the Texas Department of Transportation (TX DOT) to write and record a new theme song for a campaign to encourage Texans everywhere to “Buckle Up” on Texas roadways.

Andrew Richardson, Keyboards & Vocals

Andrew Richardson, Keyboards & Vocals

Lead Singer Renee Edd

Lead Singer Renee Edd

The band then set out to come up with a song that would fit the campaign’s theme and goals. Keyboardist Andrew Richardson and guitarist Michael Lee co-wrote the tune, “Edge of Danger,” with an eclectic Latin pop influence. The track was recorded at Backstage Music Studio in Cypress, TX...

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