The Cars were an anomaly in the '70s, when they first came out of Boston: a synth-driven New Wave group that was fully embraced by traditional rock radio. It helped that their songs were based on familiar pop hooks often powered by rock 'n' roll muscle. Singers Ric Ocasek and Benjamin Orr injected the songs with both robotic coldness and human warmth. As MTV reached its cultural impact in the mid-'80s, the Cars became even bigger, scoring four Top 10 hits before they disbanded in 1988. (Some of the members reunited with Todd Rundgren as the New Cars 17 years later.) Orr died of cancer in 2000 at the age of 53.
Ric Ocasek Is Selling His New York Townhouse for $15 Million
After splitting with Paulina Porizkova in 2017, band's frontman is selling home they shared.
Cars, ZZ Top, Jethro Tull Join William Shatner's Christmas Album
Classic rockers line up to help Captain Kirk sing holiday favorites.
The Cars’ Ric Ocasek ‘Peacefully Separated’ From Wife Last Year
The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek “peacefully separated” from his wife Paulina Porizkova last year, she revealed in a new social media message.
Brandon Flowers on Inducting the Cars and Honoring Tom Petty
Killers frontman Brandon Flowers got to induct the Cars into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14 — after opening the ceremony with a performance of "American Girl" in honor of the late Tom Petty.
Brandon Flowers Inducts the Cars Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Forty years after their debut seamlessly blended rock guitars, pop hooks and New Wave chic, the Cars finally entered the Hall of Fame.
Watch the Cars' Last-Ever Appearance With Ric Ocasek
The Cars' reunion at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 would prove to be historic.
New Rock Hall Inductees Get Their Own Garbage Pail Kids Stickers
The Cars, Bon Jovi, Moody Blues, Dire Straits and Nina Simone are the subjects of a new series of Garbage Pail Kids stickers.
Listen to the Cars’ Demo Version of ‘Drive’
The Cars have unveiled a demo version of their classic track “Drive.”
Cars Announce 'Shake It Up' and 'Heartbeat City' Reissues
A couple of classic Cars albums are coming back to stores with remastered sound.