Saturday, October 23, 2010

Artist Vortex classes approaching

Michele Rundgren has launched Artist Vortex, a four-week ongoing educational program which draws from her own expertise, as well as that of friends who are legendary in the performance and recording industry.
Artist Vortex is a panel-based workshop program that provides feedback and educational tips from the most successful producers, musicians, educators and industry executives the music business has to offer.

Classes will be held at Musician's Institute and Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood on Tuesday nights, over four consecutive weeks beginning November 2, 2010. The program will subsequently be offered three times each year.

Michele created this program out of a desire
to educate, inspire and motivate
talented artists who are looking to develop
the necessary skills to succeed in today's
entertainment industry.

Video: fan cover of "baby lets swing" from the cd TODD/TRUE STAR

this is a track off of a fan based cd released a while go.
If you havent heard of it try to find it on ebay its actually really good.
upped on youtube by denknee
Junichi Moriwaki - Baby Let's Swing

Friday, October 22, 2010

Free Halloween PPV broadcast

SCOOP from your friends at! Todd's October 31 8:00pm ET concert will be streamed live and for free on the Indiana University School of Music website !! Solo show with educational discussion! The gig is being dubbed as a Halloween-night recital titled "CLUSTER: The Birth of the T Chord".

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cars reforming with out Rundgren

The Ric Ocasek-led new wave band the Cars have reunited to record their first album in 23 years and may support it with a tour, has learned.

The sessions were first confirmed by veteran engineer Paul Orofino in posts on the Pro Sound online message board that have since been deleted, and follow the late July posting on Facebook of a photo with the band's four surviving original members together in a Boston recording studio.

Last week, the Cars revealed a 73-second snippet of a new song, "Blue Tip," on their Facebook page, but provided no additional information about the album.

Orofino's posts previously indicated that the band, which features Ocasek, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson, recorded only new songs for the album at his studio in Millbrook, N.Y. Orofino added that Hawkes played and/or programmed all the bass parts, filling the role served during the Cars' original 1976-1988 run by Benjamin Orr, who died of cancer in 2000.

Sources tell Billboard the group is strongly considering touring, but dates have yet to be confirmed.

The Cars rose to fame out of Boston in the late 1970s with a string of classic hits such as "Just What I Needed," "Best Friend's Girl" and "Let's Go." The group's sound was sleek and keyboard-heavy without sacrificing crunchy guitar chords, and its look was unique thanks to the lanky Ocasek, one of the least stereotypical rock stars of the era.

In 1981, the Cars reached a career-best No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Shake It Up," from the album of the same name. After a two-plus-year break, the group scored No. 3 on The Billboard 200 with 1984's "Heartbeat City," which spawned the major hits "You Might Think," "Magic" and the Orr-sung "Drive."

The Cars split in 1988, with members moving on to solo careers and other pursuits, such as Ocasek's stint as senior VP of A&R at Elektra Records and as a producer for artists such as Guided By Voices, Nada Surf, No Doubt and Weezer.

Long resistant to reuniting and having gone so far as to tell a journalist in 1997 that it would never happen, Ocasek declined in 2005 to join Easton and Hawkes in a group called the New Cars, which also featured Todd Rundgren, Prairie Prince and Kasim Sulton. That project fizzled after a couple years of touring, which produced the 2006 concert album "It's Alive!"


The Video On Demand (VOD) of the Todd Rundgren Todd/Healing albums show in Glenside, PA at the Keswick Theatre has been updated including an audio remix. If there is one Todd product you buy this year this needs to be it! For only $19.95 you can see this fantastic concert online and the video/audio is superb. The VOD also has bonus footage of the Toddstock Movie Premiere Party and some of the interview featuring Todd and Roy Firestone. The viewing cutoff date has been moved out to somewhere around November 10th so there’s still plenty of time left to watch it multiple times and if you love those albums you will want to see it over and over again. The site is Rundgren Radio does not get any of the proceeds from the sale of the VOD so if you are skeptical of our recommendation it’s time to let that go and purchase this incredible piece of art.

Another video of interest is the Toddstock Movie that is now available at Long time Todd fans Ed Vigdor and Bill Chapman did a great job putting this together in a way that makes the viewers feel like they were there even if they were not. You can see Todd and Michele explain the reasoning behind the event and there’s even some behind the scenes concert preparation for the Arena album live premiere. Rundgren Radio highly recommends this top notch informative and entertaining video.

Last night we aired the annual “Best of” show featuring fan picked audio clips from each of our guests from Rundgren Radio’s 3rd year. You’ll get to hear from the likes of Todd & Michele Rundgren, Moogy Klingman, Kasim Sulton, Prairie Prince, Cy Curnin, Thom Mooney, and many more! The archive is now available for your listening pleasure.

Paul Myers book, “A Wizard A True Star Todd Rundgren In The Studio” is hot off the presses and is now being shipped by The reviews have been extremely positive!

Todd has added 3 new “Todd Rundgren’s Johnson” gigs in the USA in December to include New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas. Check out our Todd on Tour page for more information. Rundgren Radio is attempting to present "Michele Rundgren and The Savages" in Vegas the night before the Todd gig if we can find a venue. If you have any Vegas venue connections please contact us ASAP!

Speaking of Todd gigs, he will be doing a FREE one in Bloomington, IN on Halloween night. It’s going to be a unique solo show and is part of his professorship deal at Indiana University. For more information, visit …

Todd is on a roll in the education department as he will also be a guest lecturer at Artist Vortex this November. Artist Vortex is Michele Rundgren's new company. Check it out at .
Our RR merch partner,, has a BRAND new site! Grand Re-opening special in addition to the current sale prices, you can take an extra 15% off a $50 purchase this week using coupon code NEWLOOK. A few new Rundgren Radio items will be listed soon including two of the rare but popular RR robes :-)!

Kasim Sulton will be performing in Joplin, MO this Saturday for the benefit for Animal Adoption and Resource Center tickets on sale or donations can be made at This charity event was put together by Rundgren Radio’s chat room comedian Mark Woodin. Please support this event if you can.

Kasim will be performing live at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ next Saturday the 30 th. Tickets are still available at . Kasim will also be performing live on Dec 4th at The Record Collector in Bordentown, NJ. Tickets are still available at

Kasim is still taking submissions for his next CD cover. You can find all the details at

We received some great news recently concerning our MyRecord Fantasy Scholarship Contest. As you may recall, Roy Swanson’s name was drawn at the Rundgren Radio B’day Bash III and we let him know we raised enough money to send him for at least one day of the three day camp. Well, as luck would have it, the CEO of Gigatone, Mitch Koulouris, decided to comp us the difference in what we raised and what we needed for Roy to attend the full 3 days! Roy will be our onsite musician reporter the entire camp as Todd creates his next album! Congratulations Roy and all the fans that are interested in hearing day by day reports during this special event!

Our friend Greg Hawkes who we all know and love from the New Cars, AWATS, and Todd/Healing tours has been holding out on us until now. The Cars are working on a new studio album and you can get a preview of it right now at …. .

A special thanks from us to all the fans that attended any of the Todd/Healing concerts! You rock!

And last but not least, our friend and webmaster EJ Haas is having a birthday tomorrow. Happy Birthday EEEEEJ!

See you on the road to Utopia,

Doug and Cruisermel

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Todd singing JOV sons of 1984 with his Japanese fan club

upped by DrTohya | at Ginza TACT, Tokyo, on October 12, 2010

RundgrenRadio tonight Best of 3rd Season

go to tonight at 8:30 pm ET for the 3rd annual "best of" show.

Music: a new CARS video

remember a few months back photos of the cars were leaked of the surviving members of the cars.
Here is the new song from the original cars (no todd)