Whos your favorite band from the 80's
Fishbone, The Suburbs, The Descendents, and The Stray Cats were my favorites. I hope some of their stuff makes it into Rock Band.
My favorite band from the 80's is Queensryche, but Iron Maiden is a close second.
Helloween, I think formed in the 80s.
X, the Stray Cats and the Dead Kennedys along with Maiden and Anthrax on the metal side.
I realize that most of those bands actually formed in the 70s but I am focusing on their 80s body of work. If you go with the US release for London Calling I'd have to put the Clash on this list as well.