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Recurrent Events Update: 'Labyrinth' and 'Coming to America' Get Sequels, RIP J. Geils

Welcome to the Recurrent Events weekly news update for retro pop culture headlines, links, videos, and more. So how about that Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer? Actually, the only thing I've seen from it are a couple still images because I'm torturing myself attempting to not watch any trailers before I walk into the theater this December. 

Why, you ask? I guess it's because I basically want to see if it can be done. I'm so plugged into pop culture (for obvious reasons) that I want to see if I can avoid any motion imagery and come into the film right where Episode VII left off. For a fan like me, I'm not sure I can hold out or avoid even the smallest spoiler, but I guess we'll find out!

Here's are some new RD80s articles posted this week in case you missed them:

While I didn't watch the new trailer, I however enjoyed this awesome tribute to Carrie Fisher that was shown at this week's Star Wars Celebration.

Video of the Week

Here are your Recurrent Events links for April 15, 2017!

Guitarist J. Geils Dead at 71 - Rolling Stone
J. Geils Band's Top 10 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits - Billboard
J. Geils, the Prototypical All-Around Guitarist: An Appreciation - Billboard
Universal May Try to Nullify Recorded-Music Deal With Prince Estate - Variety
Artist Illustrates '70s and '80s Love Songs as Stephen King Book - Bloody Disgusting
‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sisters of Mercy go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ in 1988 - Slicing Up Eyeballs
30 Years Ago: Fleetwood Mac's Classic Lineup Releases Last Studio Album - Ultimate Classic Rock
The Top Ten '80s Bangers That Don't Get The Credit They Deserve - Junkee
Watch 30 minutes of The Cure’s rehearsals for The Prayer Tour in 1989 - Slicing Up Eyeballs
This issue of Smash Hits kickstarted my rap career - Retromash
35 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Releases His Only No. 1 Album, 'American Fool' - Ultimate Classic Rock
Steve Perry Says He'll Release a 'Cathartic' New Solo Album in 2017 - Ultimate Classic Rock
Podcast: Favorite Albums of 1987, Part 2 - Stuck in the 80s
Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla Kick Off Summer Tour: Video, Set Lists - Ultimate Classic Rock

Got a link or know any active retro pop culture blogs/websites that are worth including with the Recurrent Events? Leave a comment so I can add it to the mix! If you missed last week's news update, visit the Recurrent Events archive.

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