Foreigner takes on the Cars in the final round of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame for July.
The metal giants take on the New Wave hitmakers in the semifinals of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.
The Cars take on Dire Straits in the first round of the UCR Hall of Fame.
The Cars released 'Candy-O' on June 3, 1979.
A '60s-inspired garage band formed by members of Blondie and the Cars will come out with their debut on Aug. 5.
They started the '80s on a relative low note, with the critical and commercial comedown of 1980's poorly received 'Panorama' album, but the Cars bounced back with 'Shake It Up' the following year -- and then they really hit their stride with their next release, 1984's 'Heartbeat City.'
Released on March 13, 1984, the band's fifth studio LP
By most accounts, Ric Ocasek and Ben Orr's first band was a total failure. In 1976, the duo -- which actually went by the name Ocasek & Orr at first -- picked up a few members, became Cap'n Swing and gigged around Boston. But they didn't really catch on. By the end of the year they had a new name, and on New Year's Eve, they made their public debut. It was only a matter of time before the Cars would drive straight onto radio playlists.