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Todd Rundgren: "I have three albums' worth of Kanye stems on my computer"

The musician / producer weighs in on his negative Donda experience – "There’s so much junk in that record!"
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Todd Rundgren Says He Worked on Kanye West’s ‘Donda,’ Too, to No Avail: ‘As a Musician, He’s a Shoe Designer’

Todd Rundgren, who’s about to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, doesn’t sound like he hopes to ever see Kanye West joining him there. “I’m one of the few artists not on Kanye’s album,” Rundgren says in a new interview — but it wasn’t for lack of being asked. The rocker […]
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Todd Rundgren Details His Frustrations Working With Kanye West

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...
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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

Why Sparks has spent 50 years making famous fans of Beck, Neil Gaiman, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and more

By Dan DeLuca There’s a scene in “The Sparks Brothers,” director Edgar Wright’s movie about the hugely influential art-pop duo Ron and Russell Mael, in which the siblings are asked why they had never before agreed to do a documentary film about their fabulously unpredictable 50-year-plus career. “We didn’t want to do the standard documentary full of talking heads,” says Ron Mael, the brother with the mustache who’s the band’s principal songwriter. His singing sibling Russell concurs: “It would b...
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Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Go-Go’s in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on first try

By DAVID BAUDER | Associated Press NEW YORK — Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and the Go-Go’s were elected Wednesday to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot, leading a class that also includes Tina Turner, Carole King and Todd Rundgren. Each will be honored during an induction ceremony in Cleveland on Oct. 30 before what organizers hope is a full house of fans enjoying live music again. The hall will also welcome LL Cool J, Billy Preston and Randy Rhoads with musical excellence awards...
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to Induct Jay-Z, Carole King, Go-Go’s, Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren and Foo Fighters

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has pulled the curtain back on six inductees who’ll be formally ushered in as the class of 2021, with Jay-Z, the Go-Go’s, Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren, Carole King and Foo Fighters all invited to make the trip to Cleveland this October. Notably, the hall will also welcome several […]
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Tina Turner, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Go-Go’s, Lead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Class

Carole King, Todd Rundgren, LL Cool J, and Kraftwerk also enter the Cleveland institution
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announces class of 2021: Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Go's, JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, Todd Rundgren

This will be the second trip to the Rock Hall for three of this year's inductees, including Dave Grohl, Tina Turner and Carole King.        [Author: Akron Beacon Journal]
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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...
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Ralph Schuckett, Keyboardist on Todd Rundgren and Carole King Classics and a Composer for Animation, Dies at 73

Ralph Schuckett, a keyboard player best known as a member of Todd Rundgren’s Utopia as well as an in-demand session player and producer and, later, composer for “Pokemon” and other animation projects, died Sunday at 73. No cause of death was immediately given, although he was known to have been ill. When a Utopia reunion […]
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Festival Pass: Daft Punk’s Coachella legacy and new music from Kiss’ Paul Stanley

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. With the news of stadiums and theme parks reopening to the public and the increasing number of vaccines, I’m starting to have some hope that we’ll be together at concerts again in the coming months. Southern California venues and festivals are staying pretty quiet, but I imagine we will learn more soon. At the very least, Ohana keeps showing up in ads in my...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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How a Montebello DJ spent years tracking down rare Armenian music of the ’70s and ’80s

Darone Sassounian gasped when he finally found the record. For years, Sassounian had been on the hunt for “Sunrise,” a 1979 album from Armenian musician Avo Haroutiounian. The album was recorded and released through a local label, Parseghian Records, after Haroutiounian had settled in Los Angeles. But when Sassounian, a Montebello-based DJ, stumbled upon it, he was far from home. At the time, Sassounian was digging through records at a friend’s shop in Bourj Hammoud, a Lebanese town outside of B...
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Todd Rundgren predicts virtual concert tour will be ‘the new normal’

Todd Rundgren has spent more than 50 years being ahead of the curve as a recording artist, a producer and video pioneer. So it should come as no surprise that his Clearly Human Virtual Tour, a 25-date affair that launched on Valentine’s Day, comes from an idea he’s been cooking up since well before a global pandemic shut down the live music industry. But it took that, and several postponements of Rundgren’s own planned tour dates during 2020, to take the concept off the drawing board and onto sc...
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Todd Rundgren Kicks Off Virtual Tour in Chicago… Or Is It Buffalo?: Testing a New ‘Road’ Model in Quarantine

“Buffalo, you’ve been so kind to us,” Todd Rundgren said toward the end of his tour-opening show Sunday night. He was actually performing in Chicago, as most fans watching the pay-per-view livestream knew, but this was not a senior/Spinal Tap “Hello Cleveland!” moment. The current Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee’s entire 25-date “tour” […]
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6 things to know about Todd Rundgren's 'Clearly Human' virtual tour, 'visiting' 25 cities with 25 different shows, all online

Rundgren is doing 25 live virtual shows in February and March, with each one catered toward a different city, including Milwaukee and Madison Feb. 28.          [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
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JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, Kate Bush, RATM Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame 2021

Mary J. Blige, Fela Kuti, Devo, Tina Turner, Iron Maiden, the Go-Go’s, Chaka Khan, and Todd Rundgren are also being considered for induction
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Daily Crunch: TikTok will downrank ‘unsubstantiated’ claims

TikTok announces additional steps to fight misinformation, Myanmar’s military cracks down on Facebook and Google’s subsea cable goes online. This is your Daily Crunch for February 3, 2021. The big story: TikTok will downrank ‘unsubstantiated’ claims TikTok had already said it would try to reduce misinformation by removing videos flagged by fact checkers for including false information. Today it announced that it will go a step further by flagging videos where the fact checkers’ findings are inco...
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Todd Rundgren is about to launch a geofenced virtual tour

The idea of a virtual concert tour might seem tailor-made for the pandemic, but musician Todd Rundgren said he’s actually been thinking about something like this for years. Rundgren told me that he’d become frustrated with our “collapsing” air travel system — exacerbated by hurricanes and climate change — that increasingly left him “sitting somewhere, unable to get to my next gig.” So he was already convinced that he needed to “start imagining other ways” to reach audiences. But it was in the co...
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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 ...
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New York Dolls co-founder Sylvain Sylvain dies at 69

Sylvain Sylvain, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of legendary early 1970s proto-punk quintet the New York Dolls, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer, according to a social media post by his wife and multiple media reports. He was 69. While often lambasted in their era — either as Rolling Stones knock-offs or for their shocking-at-the-time androgynous look — the Dolls were one of the single greatest influences on punk rock, on both sides of the Atlantic. Their vast influence can be heard in...
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Here's how rock icon Todd Rundgren will 'play' Phoenix on his upcoming virtual tour

Todd Rundgren sees his virtual Clearly Human tour as "setting the gold standard" for what he predicts will become a new touring paradigm post-COVID.          [Author: Arizona Republic]
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Todd Rundgren to play 'geo-fenced' virtual show geared to Austin audiences in March

Todd Rundgren will be presenting a "virtual concert tour" in early 2021 that will include a March 10 show specifically geared toward the Austin area.          [Author: Austin 360]
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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
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Todd Rundgren 'playing' Phoenix on a virtual 'Clearly Human' tour. What you need to know

Todd Rundgren sees his virtual Clearly Human tour as "setting the gold standard" for what he predicts will become a new touring paradigm post-COVID.          [Author: Arizona Republic]
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Todd Rundgren Plots 25-Show Virtual Tour Targeted to Different U.S. Markets

Todd Rundgren has a virtual road trip on the books for this winter, although the literal part of it will take him and his 10-piece band only as far as Chicago, and leave them there. The legendary singer-songwriter/producer is announcing a 25-city “tour” that will target different cities around the country and, through, geofencing, make […]
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