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Squeeze

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Squeeze was part of the New Wave perion in the 70s and cranked out power pop hits like “Black Coffee in Bed” & “Tempted” well into the 90s. Glenn Tilbrook & Chris Dilford authored all their hits.

Slipknot

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When you talk about the New Wave of Heavy Metal, Slipknot is always 1st in the conversation as they really started the genre back in 1995. Their current lineup includes Chris Fehn, Corey Taylor, Craig Jones, Jim Root, Joey Jordison, Mick Thomson, Paul Gray, Shawn Crayhan, & Sid Wilson. Their latest album is expected in August 2008 – All Hope Is Gone.

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He began in the London pub rock scene in the mid 1970s. He then associated himself with the punk rock and new wave scene, before establishing himself as a unique and original voice in the 1980s. Costello’s first album for the band Stiff was My Aim Is True in 1977. He appeared on the cover in his trademark oversize glasses, bearing a striking resemblance to Buddy Holly.

B-52s

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They got their name from the hairstyle that looks like the nosecone of the aircraft. In the early years Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson wore the wigs with the B-52 hairstyle.

Originally the name of the band was spelled with an apostrophe – B-52′s.

Prince

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Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958), known from 1993 to 2000 as prince symbol (or informally, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Tafkap, or simply The Artist), is a popular and influential American musician. His music has spanned myriad styles; though his early material was firmly rooted in R&B, funk and soul, he has constantly expanded his musical palette throughout his career, absorbing many other genres including new wave, pop, rock, blues, jazz and hip hop. The distinctive characteristics of the early-to-mid 1980s work which brought him to superstardom (including sparse and industrial-sounding drum machine arrangements, and the use of synthesizer riffs to serve the role traditionally occupied by horn riffs in earlier R&B, funk and soul music) became known as the “Minneapolis sound,” which proved heavily influential. He has a reputation as a workaholic, having released over a thousand songs both under his own name and through other artists, and is known for having composed and recorded many more songs that remain unreleased. Regarded as a perfectionist, Prince has a reputation as being somewhat difficult to work with, and for being highly protective of his music. He writes, composes and produces most of his music single-handedly, and plays most of the instruments on his albums. He also is a well-known songwriter for other artists, and some of those songs have topped the charts as well.

The Killers

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The Killers are a rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, which formed in 2002. The band comprises Brandon Flowers (vocals, synthesizer), Dave Keuning (guitar), Mark Stoermer (bass), and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums and vocals). The Killers released their debut album Hot Fuss in 2004. Their second album, Sam’s Town, is due out on October 2nd and 3rd in the UK and USA, respectively.

Much of The Killers’ music is based on British influences and on the music of the 1980s, particularly New Wave music. Brandon Flowers has also said in interviews that the larger than life sound of many of the band’s songs is due to the influence of living in Las Vegas, a city where everything is about flash and who can top whom. Despite their appreciation for the wave of post-punk bands that sprung up during the 80s, the band members are also avowed fans of David Bowie, Morrissey, Queen, and Saves The Day, and the influence of these bands can easily be felt in some of their songs. Brandon Flowers occasionally sings with a faux British accent.