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Todd Rundgren Details His Frustrations Working With Kanye West On Donda

Ahead of his induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next month, Todd Rundgren is airing it all out. He just said that he won’t attend the induction ceremony, despite performing a show the same night a few hours away. And now he’s detailed his frustrations over working with Kanye West on Donda.
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Todd Rundgren, Donda

Todd Rundgren Will Not Attend Rock Hall Induction, Which He’s Called A “Scam”

Todd Rundgren will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next month alongside Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner, Carole King, and the Go-Go’s. He won’t be at the induction ceremony in Cleveland, because he’ll be playing a show a few hours away in Cincinnati, but he does say that he’s willing to participate in some form.
Tags: Music, News, Cleveland, Jay, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cincinnati, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner Carole King

Jim Steinman, master of the power ballad, gave pop an operatic energy

The brilliant songwriter for Meatloaf, Céline Dion and Bonnie Tyler, who has died aged 73, reminded us that pop music should involve fantasy and a sense of the ridiculousIn 1989, the NME interviewed Jim Steinman. The late journalist Steven Wells found him on fine, very Jim Steinman-ish form. He was presiding over a video shoot for a single by his new project Pandora’s Box, directed by Ken Russell, a man who shared Steinman’s zero-tolerance policy towards subtlety and good taste. Amid Russell’s e...
Tags: Music, Pandora, Culture, Pop and rock, Nme, Celine Dion, Todd Rundgren, Bonnie Tyler, Russell, Cathy, Emily Bronte, Ken Russell, Jim Steinman, Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Steinman

Gwen Stefani drops new single ‘Slow Clap’ after teasing fans with cowgirl getup

She’s engaged to country superstar and fellow “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton, but Gwen Stefani still hasn’t “gone country.” At least musically. The 51-year-old No Doubt frontwoman has been teasing fans on social media with photos of her donning a lot of silver fringe, bedazzled cutoffs and a shimmery cowboy hat. The look has been stirring up fans with anticipation. Instagram user jenlovesgwen posted “Queen you look amazing OMG,” while kirstyn_blaked commented “Not ready if it’s country. Bring b...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gwen Stefani, Voice, Blake Shelton, Concerts, Todd Rundgren, Eric, Stefani, Paul Stanley, Stephen Bradley, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley talks COVID-19 vaccine, R&B classics on new Soul Station album

Kiss co-founder and vocalist Paul Stanley can’t wait to hit the road again. Like most, he’s been hunkered down at home due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but Stanley, who turned 69 in January, said that he’d received his first COVID-19 shot and was getting ready to rock when the world reopens. “I feel like there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel,” he said during a recent Zoom interview. “Maybe we’ll be getting yearly COVID shots like we do flu shots to specifically deal with whate...
Tags: Music, Japan, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dubai, Smokey Robinson, Concerts, Todd Rundgren, Leon Huff, Stanley, Queens New York, San Fernando Valley, Smokey, Rafael

Drive-In OC announces French electronic artist CloZee will headline in April

City National Grove of Anaheim announced that French producer Chloé Herry, better known as electronic music artist CloZee, will headline the venue’s Drive-In OC on Saturday, April 17. CloZee will be joined by LSDREAM and Rome in Silver. Tickets are $255-$350 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 12 at In 2015, CloZee dropped her debut album “Evasion,” and its lead single, “Koto,” which caught the attention of a global audience. Here in the States, she was invited to play sets...
Tags: Music, La, Sport, Rome, Things To Do, Soccer, States, Ticketmaster, Concerts, Todd Rundgren, Anaheim, Grove, City National Grove of Anaheim, San Fernando Valley, Serj Tankian, Drive-in

Todd Rundgren on Rolling Stone's "The First Time"

I really enjoyed this episode of "The First Time," a video series that Rolling Stone has been doing where they ask musicians a series of "first time" questions.In this one, they ask Todd about his first instrument (a Korean-made acoustic guitar that retailed for $25 ), his first performance (Ricky Nelson's "Lonesome Town" at an elementary school talent show), and his first synth (an EMS)One of the cool stories he tells was about producing Grand Funk Railroad's We're An American Band ...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Stories, Rolling Stone, Rock And Roll, Todd Rundgren, Todd, Ricky Nelson, Lonesome Town

Todd Rundgren's faithful translation of classic Dutch Christmas song, Flappie

Here's Dutch comedian, Youp van 't Hek, doing the song in Dutch. H/t Tim Tate Image: Screengra
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Christmas Songs, Todd Rundgren, Flappie, Youp

Todd Rundgren & Rivers Cuomo Made A Ska Song Together

The veteran studio-pop wizard Todd Rundgren has a lot of wacky ideas. Historically speaking, he has usually been able to pull those ideas off. I don't know about this one, though. Rundgren is getting ready to release a new album called Space Force. One track features Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, and it's a damn ska … More »
Tags: Music, Cuomo, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo, Todd Rundgren, Rundgren

Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin talks about the band’s 40 years of punk rock

This was set to be a big year for Bad Religion. The San Fernando Valley-based punk rock band had plans to commemorate its 40th anniversary, but the coronavirus global pandemic forced the cancellation of its 2020 global jaunt. As well, this year marks anniversaries for three of Bad Religion’s biggest albums: Its 1990 album “Against the Grain” turns 30, 2000’s “The New America” turns 20 and 2010’s “The Dissent of Man” celebrates its 10th anniversary. “We’ve always done something important in the y...
Tags: Music, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Neil Young, Things To Do, Soccer, Jesus, Elvis Costello, Cornell University, Ucla, Epitaph Records, Concerts, Todd Rundgren, Peter, Greg

The 2020 NAMM Show will honor Joni Mitchell as well as unleash a slew of new gear

For many Southern California music fans, the most anticipated moment of the new year is getting the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival line-up, but for nearly 120,000 music merchants, industry insiders and musicians, the annual NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center is where the real excitement is. The National Association of Music Merchants has gathered every January in Anaheim since 1976 to show off new innovations in the industry. With thousands of exhibitors from around the world, th...
Tags: Music, California, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Slash, Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Depp, Fred Armisen, Joni Mitchell, Hall of Fame, Grateful Dead, Aerosmith, Jaco Pastorius

Rock Hall Of Fame 2020 Nominees Include 12 First-timers

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its Rock Hall Class of 2020. 16 artists are shortlisted and of those nine are first-time nominees. Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy and Whitney Houston are up for the honor for the first time. Returning nominees are Depeche Mode (already 2X nominees), Judas Priest (1 previous nomination), Kraftwerk (5X), MC5 (4X), Nine Inch Nails (2X), Rufus...
Tags: Music, Whitney Houston, Todd Rundgren, Judas Priest, Bruce Houghton, CLEVELAND Ohio, Rufus, Rock Roll Hall of Fame, Soundgarden, Chaka Khan, Pat Benatar Dave Matthews, Rex Thin Lizzy

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees: Whitney, Benatar, & B.I.G.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for 2020. To be eligible recordings must have been released 25 years prior to the year of induction. The voting board consists of a international body of a 1000+ voting members – fans can also vote on Oct. 15 through Jan. 10, 2020.Nominees include: Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy and Whitney Houston are up for the honor for the first time. Returning nominees...
Tags: Music, Perspective, Kraftwerk, Whitney Houston, Todd Rundgren, Rufus, Rock Roll Hall of Fame, Soundgarden, Chaka Khan, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020, Whitney Benatar, Pat Benatar Dave Matthews, Rex Thin Lizzy

Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, Dave Matthews, Whitney Houston Among First-Time Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

It's that time again! Once a year, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announces a list of 15 artists who may join next year's class of inductees. Only seven artists will make the cut. For artists to be eligible for nomination, it must be at least 25 years since they released their debuts, so … More »
Tags: Music, News, Kraftwerk, Whitney Houston, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Motorhead, T. Rex, Todd Rundgren, Judas Priest, Soundgarden, Pat Benatar, Thin Lizzy, The Notorious B.I.G, MC5

Todd Rundgren’s Advice to Young Artists: Be Free and Fearless, Make Art That Expresses Your True Self, and Never Mind the Critics

The Internet has redeemed graduation season for those of us whose commencement speakers failed to inspire. One of the chief digital pleasures of the season is truffling up words of wisdom that seem ever so much wiser than the ones that were poured past the mortarboard into our own tender ears. Our most-recently found pearls come from the mouth of one of our favorite dark horses, musician, producer, and multimedia pioneer Todd Rundgren, one of Berklee College of Music’s 2017 commencement ...
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The Number Ones: Grand Funk’s “The Loco-Motion”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, Carole King, Todd Rundgren, Gerry Goffin, Little Eva, The Number Ones, Grand Funk

Watch Todd Rundgren Cover Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” Live In Studio

Todd Rundgren has been covering Weezer's "Hash Pipe" for a couple of years now, long before it was even a twinkle in Toto's eye. And yesterday, before he heads out on his Individualist tour, Rundgren and his band again performed "Hash Pipe" during a live in-studio session for SiriusXM. Watch below. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Weezer, Todd Rundgren

Kindness feat. Robyn: Cry Everything

Kindness has returned with “Cry Everything,” their first new solo tune since 2014. Sampling Todd Rundgren‘s gorgeous 1985 track “Pretending to Care,” the song encapsulates the concept of bittersweet—it’s simultaneously upbeat, solemn, funky and bleak. Kindness is currently on tour with Robyn, who co-wrote and features on the track. They’re also playing solo shows at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right and LA’s Zebulon over the next …
Tags: Music, Design, Kindness, Culture, Brooklyn, Listenup, Electronic, Collaborations, New Music, Todd Rundgren, Robyn, Synthpop, LA s Zebulon

Soul Serenade: The Capitols, “Cool Jerk”

  The summer of 1966. I spent it on the beach and Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Incredible music poured out of tinny sounding transistor radio speakers everywhere I went. The songs of that summer included “Paint It, Black” by the Rolling Stones, “Hanky Panky” by Tommy James and the Shondells, “Sunny” by Bobby Hebb, “Sweet Talkin’ Guy” by the Chiffons, “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge, and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by the Temptations.” But the Tempts and their Motown colleagues were not th...
Tags: Music, Atlantic, Atlantic City, Detroit, Jerk, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Todd Rundgren, Berry Gordy Jr, Motown, McLaughlin, Percy Sledge, Shondells, Tommy James, Bootsy Collins, Samuel George, Bobby Hebb

Hunt Sales Sings About Love, Hate in "Angel of Darkness" (premiere + interview)

None Hunt Sales returns with a new album, Get Your Shit Together, on January 25 via Big Legal Mess through Fat Possum. The album, released under the name Hunt Sales Memorial, may be pre-ordered now. In addition to work with Todd Rundgren and Iggy Pop (he provides the unmistakable intro to "Lust For Life"), Sales was a founding member of Tin Machine with his brother Tony, David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels. He has also worked with Lowell Fulson, Bootsy Collins, Los Super Seven and has fronted a vari...
Tags: Music, New York, Texas, Interview, America, Rock, Austin, New Orleans, Tigers, Art Blakey, Premiere, Memphis, Iggy, Motorhead, Compton, Todd Rundgren

2018’s 50 Best Albums: An Apocalypse Survival Guide

While it’s safe to say most of us want to forget all about 2018, there are hundreds of incredible albums by stellar artists across the complete spectrum of genres that are worthy of soundtracking your 2019 and beyond. After writing and ranking this year’s list, I noticed an ominous theme; welcome to your survival guide for the end of days — here’s hoping we make it to 2020. As you may notice, I actually bought these albums on CD. A few publicists sent me digital advances and I still wound up buy...
Tags: Music, England, Taylor Swift, Nbc, Nicki Minaj, Africa, America, Chicago, The Strokes, Egypt, Bradley Cooper, Eminem, Paul Mccartney, Davis, Madonna, Amy Winehouse

Christine, Meredith and Shirley

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed actress Christine Lahti for my "House Call' column in the Mansion section (go here). Christine currently is playing Gloria Steinem in Gloria: A Life, an Off-Broadway play in New York. Christine talked about growing up in Michigan and the power of her mother's smile and what it masked in terms of frustration. [Photo above of Christine Lahti at her home in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village by Brad Trent for The Wall Street Journal] Here's Ch...
Tags: Europe, New York, Ebay, Fox, Broadway, Davis, Manhattan, Jazz, Philadelphia, Michigan, Shirley, Mansion, Chanel, Meredith, Frank Sinatra, Wall Street Journal

Todd, Janis and Hawk

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Todd Rundgren on Hello It's Me, a for my "Anatomy of a Song" column (go here). Todd talked about the high-school breakup that inspired the No. 5 hit, which was recorded once in 1968 as a ballad with his group Nazz and again in 1972 as a bouncier rendition for his Something/Anything? solo album. Todd is a 2019 nominee for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here's Todd performing Hello It's Me in 1973. David Bowie wasn't alone.. ...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Los Angeles, David Bowie, Jazz, Herbie Hancock, Mansion, Charles, Janis Joplin, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Ray Charles, Todd Rundgren, Todd, Jeff, Denny

Disq – “Communication” Video

Disq are Isaac De Broux-Slone and Raina Bock, two extremely cool teenagers from Wisconsin who make neat, smart, Midwestern power-pop. The pair -- who count Weezer, Big Star, Todd Rundgren and the Beatles as influences -- released their first album in high school, have already opened for Whitney, Jay Som, and Twin Peaks in Madison, … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Wisconsin, Premiere, Madison, Todd Rundgren, Disq, Frances Lea Tyska, Stella Maris Bock, Isaac De Broux Slone, Raina Bock, Weezer Big Star, Whitney Jay Som

Rage Against The Machine, Radiohead, Devo, The Cure Lead 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations

It's time to start arguing again! The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has announced this year's wave of nominations: 15 artists who will have the chance to join the class of 2019 inductees. We have a whole lot of repeat nominees this year, including notable 2018 snubs Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine. And … More »
Tags: Music, News, The Zombies, Radiohead, The Cure, Kraftwerk, Stevie Nicks, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Janet Jackson, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, Rage Against The Machine, John Prine, Devo, LL Cool J, Def Leppard

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MC5, DEF LEPPARD Among Nominees For Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Class Of 2019

Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, John Prine, Def Leppard, etc. The post RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MC5, DEF LEPPARD Among Nominees For Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Class Of 2019 appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, The Zombies, Radiohead, The Cure, Kraftwerk, Stevie Nicks, Latest News, Janet Jackson, Roxy Music, Todd Rundgren, Rage Against The Machine, John Prine, Devo, LL Cool J, Rock And Roll Hall, Def Leppard

Album Review: The Imperial Sound, “The New AM”

The Imperial Sound’s blithe synthesis of 21st-century irony and bright, unselfconscious AM-radio pop is both brave and unique. This, their debut album, The New (hence, the title), showcases songwriter Frederick Mosher’s hook-driven heritage – with influences from Todd Rundgren and Carole King to The Replacements and Elvis Costello.  They deliver infectious, shimmering songs that celebrate the craft and style of the best pop music. \ Kenn Goodman (keyboards) and Mosher (guitars and vocals) have ...
Tags: Music, Chicago, Popdose, Rob Ross, Album Reviews, Power Pop, Chicago Il, Carole King, Todd Rundgren, Willie Mitchell, Nora, Tom Scott, Dexy, Mosher, Peter Himmelman, Kelly Hogan

The Lemon Twigs – “The Fire”

Long Island duo the Lemon Twigs will release a new concept album later this month called Go To School. The LP doubles as a musical and it follows the band's 2016 debut Do Hollywood. Go To School is an old school rock opera that features Todd Rundgren, and we've already heard singles "If … More »
Tags: Music, Long Island, Todd Rundgren, The Lemon Twigs, Lemon Twigs

The Popdose Interview: Paul Steel

The thing that was so magnetic about Moon Rock, Paul Steel’s second album, was the juxtaposition. He had the pastel colors in place in his grand, highly orchestrated classic pop tunes, but he also had a wicked sense of humor. It came through on the opening cut “In A Coma” where the girl of his dreams is wooed away because, sadly, her rescuing hero is actually in a coma. “I Will Make You Disappear” is a gorgeous, harmony-laden threat of violence. “Hole In Your Heart” is a pitch-perfect kiss off t...
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Allie Rowbottom's Playlist for Her Memoir "JELL-O Girls"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Allie Rowbottom's memoir JELL-O Girls is a the fascinating story of three generations of women and their fight against cultural standards. Kirkus wrote of the book: "Rowbottom del...
Tags: Music, New York, California, David, Connecticut, Ohio, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Whitney, Vermont, Saab, Mitchell, Julia Holter, Todd Rundgren, Jackson Browne, Kirkus

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