Friday, February 25, 2011

Interview: Goldmine Magazine march 2011

pick up this months edition of goldmine to read the interview

Todd Rundgren Tribute band The Hermits of Mink Halloween and Road to Utopia

this band will be playing a special show along with another band called road to utopia on Saturday, March 26, 2011

The night before the Todd Rundgren Todd + Healing Albums Live Concert at Berklee Performance Center.

road to utopia

Todd Rundgren w/ The Hocking College Vocal Ensemble todd/healing shows in ohio

Todd Rundgren w/ The Hocking College Vocal Ensemble
Event Details.Time: April 1, 2011 from 7:30pm to 11pm
Location: The Southern Theatre
Street: 21 East Main Street Columbus, OH
City/Town: Columbus, OH
Website or Map:…
Phone: (614) 340-1896
Organized By: Professor George Hertzel

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CD release party News .. tolendo ohio

It's official!! RundgrenRadio to throw a Todd Rundgren reProductions CD Launch Party!

1) TR will be in attendance

2) We have a commitment from Gigatone Records that they will provide us with the first set of reProductions CDs on March 30th in Toledo OH. Most likely this will be a CD autograph signing at a record store in Toledo.
3) We might do a party the night before -- more of a party atmosphere kind of thing. TBD.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Counselors for the Todd summer camp announced

Greg Hawkes
Musician Greg is the keyboard player from The Cars. He has recorded with Paul McCartney
and performs regularly with Flo & Eddie. He was a member of Todd's band for the recent
AWATS and Todd/Healing tours. He also plays the ukulele.

Janet Kirker
Copyright Expert For over 20 years, Janet has been spearheading projects for entertainment giants such as
Warner Bros, Disney & Fox. Since 2005 at EMI, she's become recognized as one of the
leading minds in copyright registration and the flow of rights worldwide.

Jesse Gress
Musician Jesse has been touring and recording with TR since 1991, as well as the Tony Levin Band,
Jim Weider and John Ferenzik. He is also a respected music educator and former music editor
of Guitar Player magazine, with 100s of transcriptions & 6 acclaimed reference books in print.
Kasim Sulton
Musician Singer/songwriter Kas is well known for his work with Todd Rundgren and Utopia,
Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, The New Cars and a host of others. He was Musical Director for
Meat Loafʼs live performances and produced his VH-1 Storytellers special.

Lynn Robnett
Artist-Fan Liason Since 2007 Lynn has been handling day-to-day duties for Panacea Entertainment's
elite client roster, including Paul Shaffer, Richard Belzer, Donny Osmond, and TR.
Her passion is developing artist-fan connections via Myspace/Facebook/Twitter et al.

Michele Rundgren
Entrepeneur Michele lives for the stage (Broadway, The Tubes, TR) and is bringing her experience
to a new crop of artists as Creative Director for DS Vocology developing apps for singers
and musiciansa as well as performance coaching. In July 2011, she opens "LiberTIKI" in LA.

Prairie Prince
Musician Prairie, best known for his drumming with The Tubes, Jeffersons Starship and Todd is also
an accomplished graphic and album cover artist, and along with his creative partner Michael
Cotten, has created set designs for the likes of Billy Joel, Bette Midler & N'Sync.

Rachel Culp

Clothing Designer The daughter of actor Robert Culp, for 25 years Rachel has been creating custom outfits
for clients like The Tubes, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Blue Oyster Cult, Mr. Big,
Elvis Costello Band, and most recently Todd Rundgren's Todd-Healing tour.

Randy Brown
Stage Tech For the last 25 years Randy has been an all-around stage technician for artists such as
Roberta Flack, David Byrne, Bad company, Meat loaf, Blondie and Ted Nugent to name a few.
Randy's been a TR crewman since Liars and now stage manages AWATS & Todd/Healing.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Video: Todd Rundgren - The Daily Show 12-3-98

Article: Techical awards GRAMMY's roger linn by todd rundgren

February 01, 2011 -- 9:49 am
By Todd Rundgren /
In addition to the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy presents Special Merit Awards recognizing contributions of significance to the recording field, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, Trustees Award and Technical GRAMMY Award. Each year, The Academy invites friends and colleagues of Special Merit Awards recipients to pay tribute to the honorees' career accomplishments, while also adding colorful anecdotes and personal accounts. In the days leading up to the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, will present the tributes to the 12 Special Merit Awards recipients for 2011.

My first LinnDrum fascinated and frightened me. I had been pretty unimpressed with the state of programmed drums, the tinny analogue sounds that propelled the disco music that was glutting the airwaves in the late '70s. Yet, here was a device that, in the proper hands, could be a suitable replacement for a real drummer — that most troublesome of all instruments and instrumentalists!

What frightened me was the ease with which I and my contemporaries could perform such a substitution. Soon a recording would not be considered radio-worthy without the fat, precise sound that the LinnDrum provided. We were moving into a world where few could tell the difference between live and programmed performances.

Innovation was nothing new to Roger Linn. In 1979 he introduced the LM-1 Drum Computer, the world's first programmable sampled-sound drum machine. The drum sounds created by his machines were heard on countless recordings, including my own, and those by Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Peter Gabriel, to name a few.

He has since continued to develop cutting-edge products, including the Linn 9000 and more recently a tool for guitarists, AdrenaLinn. Appropriately, he is a fine guitarist and songwriter himself, having co-written songs for Eric Clapton and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and toured with Leon Russell. Based in Berkeley, Calif., he and his wife Ingrid operate Roger Linn Design out of their home and will no doubt continue to churn out high-tech products designed for musicians.

Of course, not telling the difference between a machine and a real person is moot today. The revolution started by Roger Linn and his rhythmical box is complete. Drummers have not disappeared, but you can't listen to the radio for five minutes without hearing a drummer who may not actually be a drummer.

(A singer/songwriter, musician and producer, Todd Rundgren's hits include "Hello It's Me," "I Saw The Light" and "Can We Still Be Friends?" With a career spanning more than four decades, Rundgren was also a member of Nazz, formed the progressive rock band Utopia, and produced for artists such as Badfinger, Grand Funk Railroad and the New York Dolls. He produced, arranged, engineered, and played on Meat Loaf's 1977 album, Bat Out Of Hell, which has sold more than 14 million copies.)

Presented by vote of The Recording Academy's National Trustees, the Technical GRAMMY Award recognizes individuals and companies that have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the field of recording. The Technical GRAMMY was first awarded in 1994. To view a complete list of Technical GRAMMY Award recipients, click here.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Julie Andrews, Roy Haynes, Juilliard String Quartet, The Kingston Trio, Dolly Parton, Ramones, George Beverly Shea
Trustees Award: Al Bell, Wilma Cozart Fine, Bruce Lundvall
Technical GRAMMY Award: Waves Audio Ltd.

Sunday, February 20, 2011