Saturday, April 3, 2010

CES 1993 3do booth

Video: Candy 0 and i saw the light 9/8/06 atlanta

upped on youtube by EllensEyes05 — March 26, 2010 — Todd Rundgren fronting The New Cars, recorded 09-08-2006 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta. Todd Rundgren (vocals & guitar,) Kasim Sulton (vocals & bass,) Prairie Prince (drums,) Elliot Easton (guitar & vocals,) and Greg Hawkes (keys.)

set list photo from NJ show

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todds new fender

Lois Romano Filek's Photos - Englewood

Friday, April 2, 2010

set list

this may not be complete and the order as of now is incorrect but these songs were played last night

is there nobody else but you
lights out
black maria
open my eyes
mystified and broke down and busted
unloved child
went to the mirror
Kiddie Boy!
Hamburger Hell!
Black Maria!
soul brother
Tiny Demons,
Born To Synthesize,

first 2 TODD / HEALER dates announced

9/14: Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA near PhiladelphiaTickets will go on sale May 1st at noon ET (on sale date subject to change, more info to follow soon).

9/15: Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, New JerseyTickets will go on sale May 8th at 1pm ET from the venue box office (on sale date subject to change)

Article: Celebrity traveler baltimore,0,609080.story

Celebrity traveler: Todd Rundgren
Kauai was home for singer
Todd Rundgren suggests that people visiting Hawaii give local delicacies a try, including something with Spam in it. “That's a holdover from the days when Hawaii's principal function was as a military outpost,” he said.

There's no place like home for musician Todd Rundgren, who enjoys exploring the islands of Hawaii. (Courtesy of Todd Rundgren / March 23, 2010)

By Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Media Services
April 4, 2010

Rock legend Todd Rundgren, 61, has been performing for more than 40 years. Best known for hits such as "Hello It's Me," "I Saw the Light" and "Bang the Drum All Day," Rundgren is again on tour. The Pennsylvania-born musician now lives in Hawaii. "I used to live in upstate New York, where we got incredibly bitter cold for weeks on end," Rundgren said. "And I remember the winters from growing up in Pennsylvania. I have no desire to relive them."Rundgren suggested that people visiting Hawaii should give local delicacies a try, including something with Spam in it. "That's a holdover from the days when Hawaii's principal function was as a military outpost," he said. "I still eat Spam. I just made a Spam sandwich last night. It was delicious."Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?A: Kauai has always been my favorite destination, so I made it my home in the mid-'90s. I travel a lot for work, so it's nice that my favorite place to travel to and my home are now one and the same. We don't have a city the size of Honolulu. The biggest city is just a town, but I like that. People will visit us as time permits, but it's almost like going to another country. Kauai is not the kind of place where people just drop in unexpectedly.

Q: Where are your favorite weekend getaways?

A: Los Angeles is relatively easy to get to, and Chicago is also high on my list, but I really enjoy island hopping and seeing the active volcanoes and such. They're natural wonders. I'll go to Honolulu (on the island of Oahu) when I need to get to a big city. It reminds me a little bit of Miami. People are always surprised to find that I'm not really a big fan of Maui. It's not all that it's cracked up to be. For locals, Maui doesn't have a huge appeal.

Q: When you go away, what are some of your must-have items?

A: Some clean clothes, music and something good to read.

Q: Where would you like to go next?

A: Some place exotic, like Japan, which I love. I had been there, but it was for work and I was so busy I hardly had any time to enjoy the surroundings. Unfortunately, the dollar is so weak that that could be a very expensive trip. I need to find a way to make it part of my work routine — with a little less work! Then someone else can cover the expense. (Laughing.)

Q: What advice do you offer vacationers going somewhere for the first time?

A: Be aware of your surroundings. You get a lot of people coming to Hawaii from landlocked states who've never seen the ocean before. They get all giddy about how beautiful the water is and just jump right in, without realizing how dangerous it can be. I'm actually a poor swimmer myself. I like Kauai and find the ocean to be inspirational and spiritual — cleansing — but I rarely go in it.

Q: How do you try to fit in when you're a tourist?

A: I try not to be pushy or

another sold out show

Salisbury, MA (Blue Ocean Music Hall) has been sold out since last week.

Video Paradiso Amsterdam, oooh baby/ la la means/ cool jerk

upped on youtube by mosax35 — February 09, 2010 — Todd Rundgren Live in Paradiso, Amsterdam (NL) February 8, 2010. Good quality video.Part of Ohh Baby baby / La La Means I love you / Cool jerk.

tribute band Nutopia > last ride great job guys!!

Nutopia The last ride, live at Boerderij, Zoetermeer: Todd Rundgren Tribute evening, March 27, 2010.Marcel Singor (vocals/guitar), Arto Boyadjian (vocals/bass), Robin van Vliet (vocals/keyboard), Oscar Kraal (vocals/drums). The full performance has been recorded, more information available soon. See also: by Mo Sax, watch the pictures of the evening on her website

sold out shows for this tour

Todd Rundgren. 4/5. 8 pm. Sold out. Sellersville Theater

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Another announcement on the PPV web event

Please note the following announcement from Nevessa Production Woodstock:
Todd brings a completely new show on the road this spring featuring many Robert Johnson classics and many other rarely performed Todd songs. This not-to-be-missed event will be broadcast live from The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut and available only to fans who subscribe. Todd’s band will include Kasim Sulton on bass and vocals, Prairie Prince on drums and Jesse Gress on guitar.Each $24.95 webcast ticket includes 6 hours of viewing for the live event and video on demand for up to one month. The webcast will be available in a 400k stream for those with slower machines or connections and an 800k stream for near HD quality. You can switch easily between the streams to see which works best for you. Our 24/7 customer support can assist you with any connection issues.
You can purchase your tickets at
If you live in a timezone for which the live event is inconvenient or wish to view it again and again the video on demand is perfect for you and will be available a few hours after the live performance finishes.
The webcast is produced by Nevessa Production Woodstock. If you have further questions please contact us at the show!

short video commercial for todds upcoming ppv and tour


Todd Rundgren | MySpace Music Videos

Happy Anniversary to EJ's site "Hot Toddies"

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to EJ's Hot Toddies website! 7 years

Preshow article 4/2/10 show at Bergan PAC

Todd Rundgren will perform at bergenPAC in Englewood
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The Record
"Rundgren likes to keep things fresh on stage";
WHO: Todd Rundgren.
WHAT: Pop-progressive rock.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday.
WHERE: Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood; 201-227-1030 or
HOW MUCH: $29, $39, $49, $69.
Todd Rundgren remembers a diner near Ninth and Spruce, right in the heart of Philadelphia, close to the houses where he would crash. One dollar got you breakfast – an omelet, usually – ideal comfort food for a musician's stomach and wallet.
"So if you were making $25, $40 a week and had no other expenses," Rundgren said, "all you had to do was feed yourself, which you did through frugal street dining and the occasional kind of hippie potluck."
As bands from his neighborhood fought to find their footing, many descended on Wildwood, filling the bars in the hopes some talent scout would spot them.
"I remember us getting one of those gigs," Rundgren said. "It was so far away from what I imagined my life as a musician would be like. … Fortunately we got discovered not too long after that."
Good or bad, he tries not to let memories hem him into a corner. He wants to make a living off his current albums, his current projects, his current passions.
And when he steps onto the stage at bergenPAC Saturday, those passions will take the audience on a trip into blues country.
"I was kind of pleasantly surprised that blues, while not exactly like a bicycle, was one of those things if you embedded yourself in it at a certain point in your musical career, it tends to come back to you," Rundgren said. "The hardest part about it is keeping it simple."
A student of guitar gods Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, Rundgren dabbled in blues, but made his mark as a pop star. He cracked the pop charts more than once ("Hello It's Me" and "Bang the Drum All Day" are two of his better-known songs), but unlike other artists who feel shackled to their hits, Rundgren does not feel compelled to play his at live shows.
"If somebody comes to the show and all they want to hear is a song I recorded 35 years ago, then I would just as soon they kind of stayed home," Rundgren said.
Portions of Saturday's set list will pay homage to those blues guitarists who influenced him. Rundgren said that when he recorded his most recent album (2008's "Arena"), he agreed to also put out an album of Robert Johnson covers.
At first, Rundgren was hesitant.
"He's been covered by everybody," Rundgren said. "Most recently, the artist who has done the most to revive Robert Johnson was Eric Clapton."
Rundgren didn't want the Clapton comparisons. So he tried to put his own spin on Johnson's work. He hopes fans notice the effort that went into the production of those songs, along with the energy Rundgren pours into his gigs.
"For the most part, I still depend on a certain ability to entertain people musically," Rundgren said. "Once they get in and hear how much commitment there is behind the performance of music, they will drop their preconditions and just get into the show."

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

todd interview tomorrow morning

Todd Rundgren interview tomorrow on at 8am ET!

Todd's PPV site for 4/11/show

updates from RundgrenRadio last night

Todd bought a new guitar for April tour!
Todd on tour in Japan in October!
RR to announce a few locations for Sept gigs on next show!
Todd did the Short Johnson album cover!
3-5 songs at Hollywood Bowl Beatles Tribute gig including "WMGGW"!
Online PPV for April 11 Todd Rundgren's Johnson concert !
RR has an e-mail list sign-up to keep fans in da loop!
Todd's peeps are working on a UK area tour!
Kasim played bass on the "Todd Rundgren's Johnson" short and long albums!
The setlist for April includes some of Todd's back catalog songs that haven't been played in either a long time or ever!
The "Todd Rundgren's Johnson" band will not be playing the entire TRJ album.

i will be giving away 4 tickets to the 4/2/10 show

i have been given 4 tickets to this show from the venue.
The first 2 people to email me at will get one pair of tickets to this event.
the tickets will be held at the venues will call the night of the show.

Fri 4/02/10 Engelwood, NJ Bergen County PAC

both sets of tickets taken thank you all for your responses

RundgrenRadio debuts new web page

Tuesday, March 30, 2010



Wolfman Jack on air blurb on Todd Rundgren

upped on you tube by wiztstar this is his comment about this video..
"Here's a sound-bite I recorded in 1973-74 (I was 12 or 13); it was my first introduction to Todd Rundgren other than he's radio hits "Hello", " I Saw" and "We Gotta". So there I was, a 12 yr old kid in North Carolina listening to the great wolfman Jack in NYC, wow that was magic to me. After hearing this, I went out and bought "Something/Anything" and the rest is Utopian history. Here's Wolfman Jack doing a live spot on WNBC-AM"

Todd Rundgren on RundgrenRadio tonight airs TONIGHT at 8:30pmET with special guest TODD RUNDGREN!

Please don't freak out when you go to the URL and see the beginning of our new website :-), just click on the "LISTEN TO RUNDREN RADIO" box on the right vertical menu. If that's too confusing, just go to .

Todd will be on to discuss his upcoming album and April tour (insert Johnson joke here

Monday, March 29, 2010

updates from RundgrenRadio

Todd is our guest tomorrow night on the show so be sure to pencil in 8:30pm ET on Tuesday if you want to hear about TR's Johnson from the man himself :-).

For the Lincolnshire, IL gig we are the only source for the VIP tickets -- early entrance and dinner for $60. We have general admission too for $40 and the conv fee is $1.50 versus Ticketmaster's $6.50.

The reason I'm telling you this today is because we only have 22 VIP left and they are going to be gone pretty soon. Don't want any of you to miss out on VIP if that's the route you want to take and you've been procrastinating :-).

I'm not 100% on this but the TRJ album may be out earlier than June 15th which is the projected date on Amazon. I've heard early April but knowing HiFi it could very well be June even though the album is completely ready.