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Two Of Rock’s Most Innovative Artists, TODD RUNDGREN & RIVERS CUOMO, Team Up For A Brand New Single

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Two Of Rock’s Most Innovative Artists, TODD RUNDGREN & RIVERS CUOMO, Team Up For A Brand New Single

Los Angeles, CA – Music hipsters of the world UNITE and celebrate what is sure to be one of this year’s most talked about musical collaborations. Multi-hyphenate Todd Rundgren, famously heralded by Rolling Stone as Rock’s Renaissance Man, meets up with the equally iconoclastic Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo on “Down With The Ship,” a new song that is being released today on all digital platforms. The duo share writing duties as well as trading vocal roles on the track, which draws inspiration from reggae and African rhythms not unlike Rundgren’s evergreen 1983 hit “Bang The Drum All Day.” Lyrically, however, the song cuts with a much sharper edge, as Rundgren puts it, “It’s just a little parable about what happens when you align yourself with a treacherous leader.”

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/todd_rundgren_rivers_cuomo_down_with_the_ship

“Down With The Ship” is the second installment from Rundgren’s forthcoming album Space Force, which is being released to digital platforms as individual singles, each with its own unique artwork, every 3 or 4 weeks with the entire album coming in early 2021.

Todd Rundgren photo credit: © Lynn Goldsmith

Listen to the initial installment from Rundgren, featuring Muslim hip hop artist Narcy, here: https://orcd.co/todd_rundgren_narcy_espionage

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Rock Legend Todd Rundgren Releases First Single “Espionage” From His Forthcoming Album ‘Space Force’

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Rock Legend Todd Rundgren Releases First Single “Espionage” From His Forthcoming Album Space Force

Following his critically-acclaimed album of collaborations, White Knight, released in 2017 on Cleopatra Records, rock legend Todd Rundgren is releasing a new single “Espionage” from his forthcoming album Space Force. In contrast to its futuristic title, Rundgren returns to the days of yesteryear when artists would release several singles first before releasing an “album,” or collection of singles. Thus, Space Force will be released to digital platforms as individual singles, each with its own unique artwork, every 3 or 4 weeks with the entire album coming in early 2021.

First up is a song as adventurous as Space Force suggests, the ambitious collaboration “Espionage” with Muslim hip hop artist Narcy.

“The song is actually an orphan of White Knight. Narcy and I began the colab in the final days of that album and we couldn’t get it finished in time, so in a sense it’s the first song of Space Force.” – Todd Rundgren

Keep an eye out for more Space Force singles including collaborations with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo and idiosyncratic pop stars Sparks as well as a video for “Espionage.”

Stream the track here: https://orcd.co/todd_rundgren_narcy_espionage

In other news, now that the convention has wrapped, Todd’s new re-record of his 1973 anthem “Just One Victory” has been provided to the Democratic National Committee for gratis use by all candidates running for public office this fall, from top of ballot down to dogcatcher .

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front Nazz, the quintessential 60’s psychedelic group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, Runt. But it was 1972’s seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him “Rock’s New Wunderkind.” It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and A Wizard, A True Star;  evergreen hit singles include “I Saw The Light,” “Hello It’s Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”

photo credit: © Lynn Goldsmith

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Todd Rundgren Live Virtual Television Series “The Todd’s Honest Truth” Episode #3 Friday, July 17

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Todd Rundgren Live Virtual Television Series “The Todd’s Honest Truth” Episode #3 Friday, July 17

Todd Rundgren, dubbed “Rock’s Renaissance Man” in 1972 by Rolling Stone, will be airing Episode #3 of his bi-weekly live interactive virtual television series “The Todd’s Honest Truth” on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 6pm PDT/9PM EDT. The virtual box office is at: https://onlocationlive.com/category/honesttruth .

Famously outspoken and opinionated (he was among one of Bill Maher’s most frequent guests on the original “Politically Incorrect”), Rundgren will host the show live from his Kauai property, interlaced with his throwing to pre-recorded packages shot in front of a green screen to provide mood-appropriate settings (a recurring segment dubbed “The Word of Todd”, in which he will be waxing eloquent on any number of topics). He will also be answering audience questions in real time, there will be a live chat window open for viewers to interact, and Todd will encourage audience members to submit content which he will curate in between shows and select standouts for inclusion on upcoming episodes.

“Forty years ago I reserved a transponder on a satellite, hoping to broadcast to homes across the world. Apparently, that satellite got lost or blew up or something so a dream was put on hold… until now! And I don’t even have to leave my house!!!”, Rundgren explained.

The virtual box office to purchase tickets for “The Todd’s Honest Truth” episodes is open as of today: https://onlocationlive.com/category/honesttruth .

The series is being produced in partnership with Future Beat, the leading company producing VIP package experiences for concert tours — futurebeat.com. Todd’s longtime manager, Panacea Entertainment chairman Eric Gardner, is executive producing. In addition to an unlimited number of “general admission” tickets priced at $15 per episode (which includes access via VOD for anyone who missed a live stream), forty virtual one-on-one meet & greet packages will be available for $95 per episode, which will include shipping of an item of exclusive series-related merchandise.

The Todd’s Honest Truth + Video Meet & Greet
Fri Jul 17 | 6pm PDT, 9:00 PM EDT

Live Q&A

Exclusive 1-on-1 video meet & greet with Todd Rundgren after the live stream concludes

Personal snapshot photo with Todd Rundgren directly to your phone

Specially designed Todd’s Honest Truth merchandise item

Limited availability

In other news, Todd Rundgren and some well known guest artists are re-recording his 1973 anthem “Just One Victory” and giving it away for free to the Democratic National Committee for use by candidates throughout the US running for public office this fall. Participants include Joe Walsh and Paul Shaffer, along with Don Was, who is co-producing with Todd.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front Nazz, the quintessential ’60s psychedelic group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, Runt. But it was 1972’s seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him “Rock’s New Wunderkind.” It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and A Wizard, A True Star;  evergreen hit singles include “I Saw The Light,” “Hello It’s Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”

Full bio and Producer Discography below.

photo credit: © Lynn Goldsmith

TODD RUNDGREN

A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential ’60s psychedelic group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary Runt. But it was 1972’s seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him “Rock’s New Wunderkind.” It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and the above mentioned A Wizard, A True Star, as well as such hit singles as “I Saw The Light,” “Hello It’s Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”

In 1974, Todd formed Todd Rundgren’s Utopia (renamed and reconfigured in 1976 as Utopia), an entirely new approach to the concept of interactive musicianship, and embarked on an extensive round of touring and recording. Standout Utopia offerings included Oops! Wrong Planet, Adventures in Utopia, and Oblivion. Along the way, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia combined technical virtuosity and creative passion to create music that initially, for millions, defined the term “progressive rock,” and subsequently, as Utopia, the term “powerpop.”

Rundgren’s myriad production projects include albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, Meat Loaf, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, and Hall And Oates. Rounding out his reputation as rock’s Renaissance Man, Rundgren composed all the music and lyrics for Joe Papp’s 1989 Off-Broadway production of Joe Orton’s Up Against It (the screenplay commissioned by The Beatles for what was meant to have been their third motion picture). He also has composed the music for the hit film Dumb and Dumber, as well as a number of television series, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story.

In 2009 Rundgren performed his iconic 1973 album A Wizard, A True Star in concert in its entirety for the first time ever, and several years later did the same with a double bill: Todd & Healing. He has toured with Ringo Starr as an erstwhile member of the AllStarr Band since 1989, and continues to perform with symphony orchestras both domestically and internationally. In 2018 he toured North America with original Utopians Kasim Sulton and Willie Wilcox for the first time in 33 years. His long-awaited autobiography The Individualist, was recently released; he’s currently in the second year of the world’s first hybrid concert/book tour highlighting music across his 50-plus year career.

In 2017 on successive weekends he was awarded honorary doctorates from both the Berklee School of Music and DePauw University.

In 1998 Todd debuted his new PatroNet technology which for the first time allowed fans of a musical artist to subscribe directly to the artist’s musical output via the Internet. This caps a long history of groundbreaking early multimedia “firsts,” including:

• 1978: The first interactive television concert, broadcast live over the Warner/QUBE system in Columbus, Ohio (the home audience chose each song in real time during the concert by voting via QUBE’s 2-way operating system).
• 1978: The first live nationally broadcast stereo radio rock concert (by microwave), linking 40 cities around the country.
• 1979: The opening of Utopia Video Studios, a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art facility. The first project produced by Todd there is Gustav Holst’s The Planets, commissioned by RCA Selecta Vision as the first demonstration software for their new videodisc format.
• 1980: Creation of the first color graphics tablet, which was licensed to Apple and commercially released as The Utopia Graphics Tablet.
• 1981: Time Heals, the first music video to utilize state-of-the-art compositing of live action and computer graphics (produced and directed by Todd), becomes the eighth video to be played during the launch of MTV on August 1, 1981.
• 1982: The first live national cablecast of a rock concert (on the USA Network), simulcast in stereo to over 120 radio stations.
• 1982: The first two commercially released music videos, one of which was nominated for the first-ever Grammy awarded for “Best Short Form Video” in 1983.
• 1992: The first commercially available music downloads via CompuServe.
• 1993: The release of No World Order, the world’s first interactive record album on CD-i.
• 1994: The release of The Individualist, the world’s first full-length Enhanced CD.
• 1994: The world’s first interactive concert tour.
• 1998: Launches PatroNet, the world’s first direct artist subscription service – predicts that someday “music will be sold by the pound.”
• 2016: The production of the world’s first full length concert shot with multiple Virtual Reality 360º cameras.

TODD RUNDGREN PRODUCTION DISCOGRAPHY

ARTIST ALBUM TITLE YEAR
The American Dream The American Dream 1969
Great Speckled Bird Great Speckled Bird 1969
The Band Stage Fright 1970
The Butterfield Blues Band Live 1970
The Butterfield Blues Band Sometimes I Feel Like Smiling 1971
Jericho Jericho 1971
Half Nelson Half Nelson 1971
James Cotton Blues Band Taking Care Of Business 1971
Jesse Winchester Third Down, 110 To Go 1972
Mark “Moogy” Klingman Moogy 1972
Badfinger Straight Up 1972
The New York Dolls The New York Dolls 1973
Grand Funk We’re An American Band 1973
Fanny Mother’s Pride 1973
Grand Funk Shinin’ On 1974
Felix Cavaliere Felix Cavaliere 1974
Daryl Hall & John Oates War Babies 1974
Hello People The Handsome Devils 1974
Hello People Brick 1975
Steve Hillage L 1976
Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell 1977
Mark “Moogy” Klingman Moogy II 1978
Tom Robinson Band TRB2 1979
Rick Derringer Guitars and Women 1979
The Tubes Remote Control 1979
Patti Smith Group Wave 1979
Shaun Cassidy Wasp 1980
New England Walking Wild 1981
Jim Steinman Bad For Good 1981
Psychedelic Furs Forever Now 1982
The Rubinoos Party of Two 1983
Cheap Trick Next Position Please 1983
Jules Shear Watch Dog 1983
Will Powers Dancing For Mental Health 1983
The Lords Of The New Church Live For Today 1983
Zerra Zerra I 1984
The Tubes Love Bomb 1985
What Is This What Is This 1985
XTC Skylarking 1986
Hunter Dreams Of Ordinary Men 1987
Bourgeois Tagg Yoyo 1987
The Pursuit Of Happiness Love Junk 1988
La Ppisch Karakuri House 1989
Jill Sobule Things Here Are Different 1990
Hiroshi Takano Cue 1990
The Pursuit Of Happiness One Sided Story 1990
Hiroshi Takano Awakening 1992
Paul Shaffer World’s Most Dangerous Party 1993
Splender Splender (Mar ’99 release) 1998
12 Rods Separation Anxiety 2000
Bad Religion The New America 2000
New York Dolls untitled 2009
Lindstrom untitled 2012
Tame Impala Elephant remix 2012
Nine Inch Nails All Time Low remix 2013
Andy Bull Baby I Am Nobody Now 2013

CONTACT: paul@panacea-ent.com (805) 491 9400

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Todd Rundgren To Launch Live Virtual Television Series “The Todd’s Honest Truth”

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Todd Rundgren To Launch Live Virtual Television Series “The Todd’s Honest Truth” 

Todd Rundgren, dubbed “Rock’s Renaissance Man” in 1972 by Rolling Stone, will be premiering his bi-weekly live interactive virtual television series “The Todd’s Honest Truth” on his 72nd birthday, June 22, 2020 at 6pm PDT/9PM EDT. A new episode will then go live every other Friday beginning July 3 in the same time slot.

Famously outspoken and opinionated (he was among one of Bill Maher’s most frequent guests on the original “Politically Incorrect”), Rundgren will host the show live from his Kauai property, interlaced with his throwing to pre-recorded packages shot in front of a green screen to provide mood-appropriate settings (a recurring segment dubbed “The Word of Todd”, in which he will be waxing eloquent on any number of topics). He will also be answering audience questions in real time, there will be a live chat window open for viewers to interact, and Todd will encourage audience members to submit content which he will curate in between shows and select standouts for inclusion on upcoming episodes.

“Forty years ago I reserved a transponder on a satellite, hoping to broadcast to homes across the world. Apparently, that satellite got lost or blew up or something so a dream was put on hold… until now! And I don’t even have to leave my house!!!”, Rundgren explained.

The virtual box office to purchase tickets for “The Todd’s Honest Truth” episodes is open as of today: https://onlocationlive.com/category/honesttruth .

The series is being produced in partnership with Future Beat, the leading company producing VIP package experiences for concert tours — futurebeat.com. Todd’s longtime manager, Panacea Entertainment chairman Eric Gardner, is executive producing. In addition to an unlimited number of “general admission” tickets priced at $15 per episode (which includes access via VOD for anyone who missed a live stream), forty virtual one-on-one meet & greet packages will be available for $95 per episode, which will include shipping of an item of exclusive series-related merchandise.

In other news, Todd Rundgren and some well known guest artists are re-recording his 1973 anthem “Just One Victory” and giving it away for free to the Democratic National Committee for use by candidates throughout the US running for public office this fall. Participants include Joe Walsh and Paul Shaffer, along with Don Was, who is co-producing with Todd.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front Nazz, the quintessential ’60s psychedelic group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, Runt. But it was 1972’s seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him “Rock’s New Wunderkind.” It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and A Wizard, A True Star;  evergreen hit singles include “I Saw The Light,” “Hello It’s Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”

Full bio and Producer Discography below.

photo credit: © Lynn Goldsmith

TODD RUNDGREN

A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential ’60s psychedelic group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary Runt. But it was 1972’s seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him “Rock’s New Wunderkind.” It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and the above mentioned A Wizard, A True Star, as well as such hit singles as “I Saw The Light,” “Hello It’s Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”

In 1974, Todd formed Todd Rundgren’s Utopia (renamed and reconfigured in 1976 as Utopia), an entirely new approach to the concept of interactive musicianship, and embarked on an extensive round of touring and recording. Standout Utopia offerings included Oops! Wrong Planet, Adventures in Utopia, and Oblivion. Along the way, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia combined technical virtuosity and creative passion to create music that initially, for millions, defined the term “progressive rock,” and subsequently, as Utopia, the term “powerpop.”

Rundgren’s myriad production projects include albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, Meat Loaf, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, and Hall And Oates. Rounding out his reputation as rock’s Renaissance Man, Rundgren composed all the music and lyrics for Joe Papp’s 1989 Off-Broadway production of Joe Orton’s Up Against It (the screenplay commissioned by The Beatles for what was meant to have been their third motion picture). He also has composed the music for the hit film Dumb and Dumber, as well as a number of television series, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story.

In 2009 Rundgren performed his iconic 1973 album A Wizard, A True Star in concert in its entirety for the first time ever, and several years later did the same with a double bill: Todd & Healing. He has toured with Ringo Starr as an erstwhile member of the AllStarr Band since 1989, and continues to perform with symphony orchestras both domestically and internationally. In 2018 he toured North America with original Utopians Kasim Sulton and Willie Wilcox for the first time in 33 years. His long-awaited autobiography The Individualist, was recently released; he’s currently in the second year of the world’s first hybrid concert/book tour highlighting music across his 50-plus year career.

In 2017 on successive weekends he was awarded honorary doctorates from both the Berklee School of Music and DePauw University.

In 1998 Todd debuted his new PatroNet technology which for the first time allowed fans of a musical artist to subscribe directly to the artist’s musical output via the Internet. This caps a long history of groundbreaking early multimedia “firsts,” including:

• 1978: The first interactive television concert, broadcast live over the Warner/QUBE system in Columbus, Ohio (the home audience chose each song in real time during the concert by voting via QUBE’s 2-way operating system).
• 1978: The first live nationally broadcast stereo radio rock concert (by microwave), linking 40 cities around the country.
• 1979: The opening of Utopia Video Studios, a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art facility. The first project produced by Todd there is Gustav Holst’s The Planets, commissioned by RCA Selecta Vision as the first demonstration software for their new videodisc format.
• 1980: Creation of the first color graphics tablet, which was licensed to Apple and commercially released as The Utopia Graphics Tablet.
• 1981: Time Heals, the first music video to utilize state-of-the-art compositing of live action and computer graphics (produced and directed by Todd), becomes the eighth video to be played during the launch of MTV on August 1, 1981.
• 1982: The first live national cablecast of a rock concert (on the USA Network), simulcast in stereo to over 120 radio stations.
• 1982: The first two commercially released music videos, one of which was nominated for the first-ever Grammy awarded for “Best Short Form Video” in 1983.
• 1992: The first commercially available music downloads via CompuServe.
• 1993: The release of No World Order, the world’s first interactive record album on CD-i.
• 1994: The release of The Individualist, the world’s first full-length Enhanced CD.
• 1994: The world’s first interactive concert tour.
• 1998: Launches PatroNet, the world’s first direct artist subscription service – predicts that someday “music will be sold by the pound.”
• 2016: The production of the world’s first full length concert shot with multiple Virtual Reality 360º cameras.

TODD RUNDGREN PRODUCTION DISCOGRAPHY

ARTIST ALBUM TITLE YEAR
The American Dream The American Dream 1969
Great Speckled Bird Great Speckled Bird 1969
The Band Stage Fright 1970
The Butterfield Blues Band Live 1970
The Butterfield Blues Band Sometimes I Feel Like Smiling 1971
Jericho Jericho 1971
Half Nelson Half Nelson 1971
James Cotton Blues Band Taking Care Of Business 1971
Jesse Winchester Third Down, 110 To Go 1972
Mark “Moogy” Klingman Moogy 1972
Badfinger Straight Up 1972
The New York Dolls The New York Dolls 1973
Grand Funk We’re An American Band 1973
Fanny Mother’s Pride 1973
Grand Funk Shinin’ On 1974
Felix Cavaliere Felix Cavaliere 1974
Daryl Hall & John Oates War Babies 1974
Hello People The Handsome Devils 1974
Hello People Brick 1975
Steve Hillage L 1976
Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell 1977
Mark “Moogy” Klingman Moogy II 1978
Tom Robinson Band TRB2 1979
Rick Derringer Guitars and Women 1979
The Tubes Remote Control 1979
Patti Smith Group Wave 1979
Shaun Cassidy Wasp 1980
New England Walking Wild 1981
Jim Steinman Bad For Good 1981
Psychedelic Furs Forever Now 1982
The Rubinoos Party of Two 1983
Cheap Trick Next Position Please 1983
Jules Shear Watch Dog 1983
Will Powers Dancing For Mental Health 1983
The Lords Of The New Church Live For Today 1983
Zerra Zerra I 1984
The Tubes Love Bomb 1985
What Is This What Is This 1985
XTC Skylarking 1986
Hunter Dreams Of Ordinary Men 1987
Bourgeois Tagg Yoyo 1987
The Pursuit Of Happiness Love Junk 1988
La Ppisch Karakuri House 1989
Jill Sobule Things Here Are Different 1990
Hiroshi Takano Cue 1990
The Pursuit Of Happiness One Sided Story 1990
Hiroshi Takano Awakening 1992
Paul Shaffer World’s Most Dangerous Party 1993
Splender Splender (Mar ’99 release) 1998
12 Rods Separation Anxiety 2000
Bad Religion The New America 2000
New York Dolls untitled 2009
Lindstrom untitled 2012
Tame Impala Elephant remix 2012
Nine Inch Nails All Time Low remix 2013
Andy Bull Baby I Am Nobody Now 2013

CONTACT: paul@panacea-ent.com (805) 491 9400

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


TODD RUNDGREN’S UTOPIA Benefit For Moogy Klingman 2011 Reunion Concert Recordings Now Available In A Special Limited Edition 6-Disc Box Set!

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TODD RUNDGREN’S UTOPIA Benefit For Moogy Klingman 2011 Reunion Concert Recordings Now Available In A Special Limited Edition 6-Disc Box Set!

Los Angeles, CA – Todd Rundgren’s cult prog/art rock outfit Utopia released a mere handful of studio albums in several incarnations starting in 1974 before retiring in the early ‘80s. Yet the band has managed to maintain an intensely devout fanbase that enthusiastically flocked to sold out performances when Rundgren revived the act for a national tour in 2018. The seed of that extraordinarily successful reunion lay in a charitable act years earlier when Rundgren’s longtime friend, songwriting partner and founding member of the original Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Moogy “Mark” Klingman, fell ill. As Klingman’s health deteriorated and his medical bills began to pile up, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia reformed for special benefit engagements to raise money for their dear friend. The result was an astounding coming together in music and a spirit of compassion as former Utopia members, including Mr. Klingman himself, stepped on the stage behind their leader, Todd Rundgren, and gave the fans an incredible concert, one they wouldn’t soon forget.

Now, a new box set collects together both the audio and video of the January 2011 Todd Rundgren’s Utopia reunion show as well as the November show later that year recorded just a few days after Klingman’s passing. The entire box, titled Benefit For Moogy Klingman, is a multi-media treasure trove featuring 4 audio discs and 2 DVDs with special features that include interviews with the band members and a gorgeous booklet with extensive liner notes and photos. The box is set to be released on May 1 courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc.

To purchase: https://orcd.co/benefit-for-moogy-klingman

Track List:
DISC 1: CD Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – January 29, 2011
1. Moogy’s Boogie
2. Never Never Land
3. Crying In The Sunshine
4. Lady Face
5. Dust In The Wind
6. Utopia Theme
7. Freak Parade
8. Another Life
9. The Ikon

DISC 2: CD Highline Ballroom – New York, NY – January 29, 2011
1. Heavy Metal Kids
2. The Wheel
3. Set Me Free
4. Do Ya
5. Last Ride
6. Just One Victory
7. Sons Of 1984
8. (You Got To Have) Friends

DISC 3: CD Peekskill Performing Arts Center – Peekskill, NY – November 18, 2011
1. Utopia Theme
2. Freak Parade
3. Heavy Metal Kids
4. Another Life
5. Something’s Coming
6. The Seven Rays

DISC 4: CD Peekskill Performing Arts Center – Peekskill, NY – November 18, 2011
1. Do Ya
2. The Wheel
3. The Ikon
4. Freedom Fighters
5. Just One Victory

DISC 5: LIVE CONCERT DVD from Highline Ballroom
DISC 6: LIVE CONCERT DVD from Peekskill Performing Arts Center

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Todd Rundgren Recruits Guest Artists for Democratic Campaign Anthem

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Todd Rundgren Recruits Guest Artists for Democratic Campaign Anthem

Todd Rundgren and some well known guest artists are re-recording his 1973 anthem “Just One Victory” and giving it away for free to Democrats throughout the US running for public office this year. So far Joe Walsh, Daryl Hall, and Paul Shaffer have already agreed to join the effort along with producer Don Was. The idea was suggested by former Bearsville Records executives Paul Fishkin and Marc Nathan.

“Just One Victory” originally appeared as the final track on Rundgren’s critically acclaimed 1973 album, A Wizard, a True Star.

Rundgren hopes that other notable artists sign on as well. “Let’s go for ‘We Are the World,’” he recently told Andy Greene of Rolling Stone. “Not many people know about it at this particular moment, especially because just as we were getting into the project this huge distraction [of the virus] came along. We are waiting for everyone to settle down from that before we refocus on the political and start actively soliciting some performances.”

Guest artists on the song don’t need to be musicians or even musically inclined. Once the song is recorded any Democrat will be able to use the song for free. “It’s really the kind of thing to get people hyped up and ready to go out and vote,” Rundgren says.

Read the recent interview Todd Rundgren did with Andy Greene of Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/todd-rundgren-victory-democrats-973903/

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Prog Rock Luminaries Join Forces To Pay Respects To Two Eternal Legends On A Very Special TRIBUTE TO KEITH EMERSON & GREG LAKE!

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Prog Rock Luminaries Join Forces To Pay Respects To Two Eternal Legends On A Very Special TRIBUTE TO KEITH EMERSON & GREG LAKE!

Appearances by Todd Rundgren, Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel), David Sancious, Thijs Van Leer (Focus), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre) and more!

Los Angeles, CA – 2016 has been nicknamed “The Year The Music Died” as it saw the passing of such musical giants as David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen (not to mention George Michael, Leon Russell and Alan Vega of Suicide, among many others). Two more names that should absolutely be mentioned in the same breath as these legendary figures are keyboardist Keith Emerson & singer/songwriter/bassist Greg Lake both of whom passed away in 2016 and both of whom had a massive impact on modern rock music not only collectively as part of the brilliant Emerson, Lake & Palmer but individually as well with Emerson as part of pioneering English prog band The Nice and Lake as a founding member of juggernaut King Crimson.

Now a pantheon of well-respected musicians, vocalists and performers have come together, under the watchful ear of highly celebrated producer Billy Sherwood, to offer new interpretations of some of the best loved songs from the careers of these two towering figures of prog rock. From King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man” to ELP’s incredible “Karn Evil #9” and of course the mainstream hit single “Lucky Man,” A Tribute to Keith Emerson & Greg Lake offers a fresh and comprehensive look into some of the 20th century’s most daring compositions re-imagined by a the likes of Todd Rundgren, Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel), Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre),  and Arthur Brown plus a very special performance from Emerson’s son Aaron & grandson Ethan!

Producer Billy Sherwood shares his thoughts about the project, saying “The music these guys created is timeless. And is there for future generations to discover. I’m honored to be a part of this project which displays an amazing collection of songs as well as artists contributing to the record. I think fans of the original will appreciate the attention to detail, love and care that went into the production of this project.”

A Tribute To Keith Emerson & Greg Lake will be available starting April 10 on both digital, CD and vinyl (limited edition ORANGE) courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc.

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1. 21st Century Schizoid Man feat. Todd Rundgren & Brian Auger
2. A Time And A Place feat. Leslie Hunt & Derek Sherinian
3. The Sheriff feat. Billy Sherwood & David Sancious
4. C’est La Vie feat. Jon Davison & Larry Fast
5. From The Beginning feat. Thijs Van Leer & John Wesley
6. Hoedown feat. Patrick Moraz
7. Still…YouTurn Me On feat. Sonja Kristina & Steve Porcaro
8. Lucky Man feat. Martin Turner & Geoff Downes
9. Fanfare For The Common Man feat. Aaron & Ethan Emerson
10. Karn Evil #9 1st Impression Part 2 feat. Arthur Brown & Jordan Rudess
BONUS TRACK [CD ONLY]
11. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ELP Suite: Tarkus / From The Beginning / Tarkus (Reprise)

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TODD RUNDGREN & L. SHANKAR Join HAWKESTREL For A Cover Of POST MALONE’s “CIRCLES!”

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TODD RUNDGREN & L. SHANKAR Join HAWKESTREL For A Cover Of POST MALONE’s “CIRCLES!”

Los Angeles, CA – Hot on the heels of their debut release, The Future Is Us, the Hawkwind-themed supergroup returns with a brand new single, “Circles” featuring the extraordinary guitar work of legend Todd Rundgren and gorgeous violin soloing by musical genius Lakshminarayana Shankar (L. Shankar) who has worked with Frank Zappa, U2, Peter Gabriel, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend and many, many others! The song, which will be featured on the forthcoming Hawkestrel album (coming in 2020), is an historic first for Prog Rock as it is the first Prog Rock-style cover version of a song originally performed by a hip hop artist!

Check out the new single and its accompanying video (directed by Jared Cohn): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7eGZD_p0LQ&feature=youtu.be

To listen: https://open.spotify.com/album/1ZOvsOSciGDK7hIUoNASWo?si=9hEBADvkQNahkJGIhdiHAA

To purchase: https://music.apple.com/us/album/circles-feat-todd-rundgren-l-shankar-single/1485894376

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Todd Rundgren Presents Braille Copy of His Autobiography “The Individualist” To The Library of Congress

Todd Rundgren Presents Braille Copy of His Autobiography “The Individualist” To The Library of Congress

Longtime fan of Todd Rundgren Julie Dye attended his show in Cleveland on May 6th and presented Todd with a Braille version of his book “The Individualist” that Chelsea, her blind daughter, had made by hand.

As the first leg of the current White Album Tribute tour featuring Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross, Joey Molland and Jason Scheff was ending in Washington, DC on October 20th, Todd thought of presenting the book to the Library of Congress (specifically the National Library Service For The Blind And Disabled division).

A presentation at the Librarian of Congress Ceremonial Office was held the morning of October 21. Todd flew Julie and Chelsea to Washington to attend the DC concert and the ceremony the following morning.

The brief ceremony was held in the Librarian’s Ceremonial Office at the historic Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library Of Congress on Capitol Hill. The Library was represented by Karen Keninger, Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Jason Yasner, Deputy Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, and Mark Sweeney, Principal Deputy Librarian Of Congress.

The second leg of the White Album Tribute tour resumes on November 30th in Pittsburgh.

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Utopia Keyboardist GLASYS To Release New Single Feat. Todd Rundgren

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Utopia Keyboardist GLASYS To Release New Single Feat. Todd Rundgren

GLASYS new single “People” featuring Todd Rundgren to be released on July 26th

Portland, OR – GLASYS (Gil Assayas) is a pianist, synthesist, producer and vocalist who delivers intricate virtuosic keyboard parts, electronic soundscapes and impassioned vocals in one package that combines his many influences including Electronic music, Alternative Rock, Jazz and Classical music.

Since relocating to the US from Israel three years ago, GLASYS has been endorsed by major gear manufacturers such as Nord Keyboards, 64 Audio, Sequential and Spectrasonics, has developed a large social media presence with over two million total video views, has been featured on the GRAMMY’s website, and has had his song “The Pressure” played at a Portland Trailblazers NBA game. Recently, he was discovered by Hip-Hop giant T-Pain on reddit and the two are now collaborating. GLASYS is also currently touring with legendary 70s-80s band Utopia (led by Todd Rundgren).

GLASYS released his debut EP “The Pressure” in September 2016. His first full-length album “Defective Humanity” was successfully funded on Kickstarter and will be released on August 2nd, 2019. The new single “People” featuring Todd Rundgren will be released on July 25th.

Says GLASYS, “The inspiration for this song is human nature, and more specifically the way we humans are never truly satisfied with what we have and are always chasing something ‘better’ in life, be it success, more money, a new car, a relationship etc. I personally struggle a lot with living in the moment, and the song addresses that struggle.

“Ever since I wrote this song I thought that Todd would be perfect for it, but I wasn’t sure if he’d have the time to collaborate seeing as he’s so busy. I was very pleasantly surprised when I sent him a demo of the song and he replied 5 minutes later saying that he’d love to do it! He ended up recording his parts on tour (on a cruise ship, I believe). I didn’t give him any specific instructions, just told him to add whatever he feels like adding. He recorded some great vocals, new harmonies and an awesome guitar solo that took the song to a new level. I’m extremely grateful for his support and really happy with the results.”

Check out the premiere of GLASYS new single “People”: 
http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2019/7/24/exclusive-listen-to-new-song-by-glasys-aka-utopia-touring-ke.html

GLASYS forthcoming album “Defective Humanity” (to be released on August 2nd) is self produced and will include his best songs from the past 2-3 years. “I have a pretty active YouTube channel to which I upload improvisations and short musical ideas, so I was able to receive feedback from my viewers and develop their favorite tunes into full tracks. Not all the songs were created that way though, some are extremely personal and have never been heard by anyone, in any form. The album will contain both instrumental and vocal songs.”

GLASYS will also be playing keyboards on the forthcoming Tribute To The Beatles’ White Album tour featuring Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Jason Scheff (Chicago) and Joey Molland (Badfinger)! Musical Director: Joey Curatolo (the musical director of RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles).

Here’s what’s been said about GLASYS:

“I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. Man. PM me if you wanna work together, bro. This is amazing!” – T-Pain

“A master at the keys, Israel instrumentalist Gil Assayas shares animated vocals with faultless keyboard and synth playing to make jazzy electronic you can’t help but dance to.” – The Deli Portland

“From the first bar of the title track of GLASYS’ debut EP ‘The Pressure,’ it is already clear that Gil Assayas is a musician of rare talent and skill. The Portland based Assayas is possessed of rather intimidating piano chops and assembled an impressive collective of musicians for the project.” – Jonathan Wilson, Northwest Music Scene.

“GLASYS, one of the best new acts to emerge out of Portland in quite some time. The brainchild of producer extraordinaire Gil Assayas, Glasys layers gorgeous keyboards on top of poppy, delicate vocals.” – Marissa Abruzzini, Tour Worthy.

Forthcoming shows:
July 27: Jack London Revue, Portland OR
August 2nd: Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
August 10th: Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles CA
August 13th: Hotel Utah Saloon, San Francisco CA

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