Saturday, March 10, 2012

Video: Hello Its Me / The Wheel City Winery NYC

"Open My Eyes" live from IN THE POCKET. Recorded @ World Cafe Live

Video: Endless Prarie . City Winery NYC 3/2/12

Photo: Meet Olive Martini Rundgren

Rex and Randy's Rescue dog  ..Her name is Olive Martini Rundgren

another Rumor: west coast party is canceled

 Toddstore postponed that April 5th party deal.

Video: City Winery, NYC, 3-2-12, Friday Night Encore.

RUMORS : RundgrenRadio is working on adding Jesse Gress as the guitarist with Todd and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra shows

RundgrenRadio is working on adding Jesse Gress as the guitarist for the Rockford Symphony Orchestra for the TR and Rockford Symphony Orchestra shows in Rockford. This is going to a amazing set of shows. Doug and Mel have always put on great EVENTS... dont miss out on this one..
LIVE IN ROCKFORD, IL 06/1 and 06/2

Tickets available NOW:

and a pre-event party

RR Family Reunion PartyCome join us for the RundgrenRadio Family Reunion Party on May 31st, most probably at the Lexington Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort in Rockford, IL. We will have a cash bar, appetizers, music and good ole "family" fun.

Rundgren Radio Family Reunion Party
Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Lexington Hotel @ Cbreakers Resort
Rockford, IL

download : 1972 promo LP Todd Rundgren Radio Show. companion piece to S/A lp

This is from my rare Bearsville  cd box set released may years ago and is almost impossible to find.. The rarest part of this set was this remaster of the original LP released in 1972 to help promote the S/A album.  Rumors are that it wont ever be released again because of a snippet on it from a MARX Bro movie.

Video: It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference - city winery

Video: 96 Tears @ City Winery show NYC

Video The Wheel Live from the City Winery in NYC on 3/2/2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Video: Robert Johnson at 100. Grand Finale, Apollo Theatre, 3-6-12

The Roots, Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, Chuck D, Macy Gray, Todd Rundgren Allen Toussaint, Keb' Mo', Otis Taylor, Bettye LaVette, Living Colour, Corey Glover, Shemeka Copeland, Dough Rollers, Pedrito,

VIDEO: Apollo Theater NYC, March, 6th 2012 'OREO'

Robert Johnson at 100.
Stop Breakin' Down

Video: Apollo Theater NYC, March, 6th 2012

Robert Johnson at 100.
'Kindhearted Woman'


The Unpredictable Todd Rundgren

Nevessa is proud to present Todd Rundgren in a completely new show from the very intimate City Winery venue in New York City on March 12, 2012 at 9PM EDT . Todd will play a few favorites but takes a deep dive into the eclectic end of his musical pool for this tour. The band will include Jesse Gress, Kasim Sulton and Gregg Bendian. Tickets to these shows sold out very quickly but now you have the chance to join us from the comfort of your home. Your $19.95 webcast ticket includes admission to the webcast on March 12th and VOD access for 30 days after the event. This is a not to be missed show for every Todd Rundgren fan.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hermits of Mink Halloween w/ Heartsville -Long Flowing Robe

from the Ballad album, John Powhida & Jody Moore perform Long Flowing Robe with the famous Todd album cover art wedding train.

Apollo Theater tribute to Robert Johnson Tonight



Details - Robert Johnson @ 100 


Robert Johnson @ 100


The Blues Foundation Presents ROBERT JOHNSON @ 100 Featuring The Roots, Shemika Copeland, Bettye LaVette, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Sam Moore, Todd Rundgren, Macy Gray, Chuck D, Savion Glover, Pedrito Martinez Group, Living Color A Blues Hall of Fame Benefit Tuesday March 6, 2012 at 8PM


Todd's new record deal

Todd Rundgren Signs With Esoteric Antenna For New Album

Todd Rundgren has signed with Esoteric Antenna, a division of Britain's Cherry Red Records Group, for the release of a new album.

The following announcement was made on their Facebook page:
Cherry Red Records’ frontline label Esoteric Antenna is proud to announce that the legendary TODD RUNDGREN has signed to the label for a worldwide deal for the release of his next studio album.

Todd Rundgren is a true original in popular music. A highly creative and diverse musician, his work has earned him a vast and loyal global following and immense respect from his musical peers. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist, Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. His production work with such stylistically diverse artists as MEAT LOAF, NEW YORK DOLLS, PATTI SMITH, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, THE TUBES, XTC, CHEAP TRICK, PSYCHEDELIC FURS, AND HALL & OATES has firmly placed him among the gifted elite of musicians and producers.

It really is an honour for all of us at Esoteric and Cherry Red to be given the chance to work with such a ground-breaking icon as Todd Rundgren on his next studio album. Throughout his career Todd has continually thrilled and surprised with his music and I’m sure his next album will continue this fine tradition and legacy.

Recording sessions for the as yet un-named album are underway and a projected release date of February 2013 is expected.

photos from Practice show for Robert Johnson Tribute

Video: City Winery ..Todd Opening the show with Rebbeca Blacks FRIDAY

Monday, March 5, 2012

download : Orpheum Theater 1991 FM broadcast

Orpheum Theatre
Minneapolis MN
May 5 1991
(96 Rock FM Atlanta.)

Set list:
01 Love Science
02 Real Man
03 Love of the Common Man
04 Who's Sorry Now
05 Johnee Jingo
06 Mighty Love
07 Parallel Lines
08 Can't Stop Running
09 Unloved Children
10 The Smell of Money
11 Change Myself
12 Kindness

01 Secret Society
02 Something to Fall Back On
03 Rock Love
04 Lost Horizon/Marvin Gaye Medley
05 Feel It
06 2nd Wind
07 The Want Of A Nail
08 Hello It's Me
09 Jesse
10 Public Servant

Video: Macintosh ..Power "Todd Rundgren, Interactive Artist" (1995)

new album info...

Todd Rundgren has signed a deal for release of a new album next year.

The legendary musician and producer is now on the Esoteric Antenna label, and has already started work on the next album. Expect this to be released in 2013.

Video: "Shot in the Dark" Hermit of Mink Halloween w/ Heartsville @ RBar NYC

from the R Bar in NYC, party with Boston based Todd Rundgren tribute band
Hermits of Mink Halloween and vocal trio Heartsville from New Jersey.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Robert Johnson Got the Blues 100 Years Ago and Reaped a Fortune: Forbes Article

Robert Johnson Got the Blues 100 Years Ago and Reaped a Fortune
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You may or may not know this: someone actually invented the music we call the Blues. It was Robert Johnson, born in 1911 and died in 1938. He left 29 recorded original songs that comprise the foundation of all the music we know as the Blues. On Tuesday night, a bunch of stars will celebrate his 100th birthday at the Apollo Theater– Elvis Costello, “Soul Man” Sam Moore, Todd Rundgren, Macy Gray, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo and Bettye Lavette, among others. More on the show in a minute. (Read about it at
John Titta is the visionary music publisher who saw the gold in Robert Johnson. An industry vet at Warner Chappell, Titta started his own company–MPCA–in 2006. The first catalog he went after had over 25,000 titles. But 29 of them were the songs by Robert Johnson. They’d already been covered over and over by the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Led Zeppelin. Clapton and Rundgren had done whole tribute albums. Titta told me on Sunday that the Johnson songs are “the gem” of his business. “Just in the last year, Cyndi Lauper, Big Head Todd, John Mayer, Bob Dylan have all covered him, Laurence Fishburne‘s character on “CSI” was obsessed with him.”
It was only February 23rd when President Obama sang “Sweet Home Chicago” at a political fundraiser. This is the strongest evidence that Obama was born in America, by the way. (I consider that his birth certificate.) . On Tuesday night, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sam Moore will really take on “Sweet Home Chicago,” which promises to be a show stopping mind blower.
Tonight- Monday, that is–you can catch a dress rehearsal of this show at the City Winery down on Varick Street. The producers of the whole thing are actor Joe Morton, Michael Dorf, Steve Berkowitz, and Patricia Watt. Steve Jordan is the musical director. Actor Geoffrey Wright is participating. So is Robert Johnson’s grandson, the Rev. Steven Johnson. The reverend’s 80 year old father, Claude, the only child of Robert Johnson, may be there as well.
It’s hard to think of Robert Johnson as a human being. He lived a short time, wrote the canon of blues, and lived mostly in mythology. His death was a result of being poisoned by a jealous husband. For years while he was alive he was not considered a great musician. The myth is that he met the Devil in a graveyard, and learned to play guitar from him. The 29 songs came fast and furious.
If you go to John Titta’s website, you can hear the songs and see some cool videos they’ve put together– And royalties? Titta can’t even give a ballpark figure, but suffice to say the Johnson heirs are quite happy. And the legacy has been preserved beautifully.

Unpredictable show City Winery FRIDAY reprise!/video/video.php?v=10150649096422579

Remember tickets are on sale for the Symphony shows

06/1 and 06/2 2012

Todd Rundgren & The Rockford Symphony Orchestra
Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, 2012 8:00 PM

Tickets on sale Saturday, March 3rd at Noon.
Ticket prices range from $17 - $77

International purchasers experiencing difficulties purchasing tickets can call the box office directly at 815-968-0595. We are unable to ship tickets internationally, but will be happy to hold the tickets at will call. is proud to announce two concerts featuring Todd Rundgren, accompanied by the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, on June 1st and 2nd, 2012 at the historic Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford, IL.

These will be Rundgren's first ever symphonic shows in North America; in September of last year, Todd performed two sold out concerts in the Netherlands backed by the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, and was smitten by the genre.

Among his myriad hits are "Hello It's Me", "I Saw the Light", "Can We Still be Friends", "We Gotta Get You A Woman", "Open My Eyes", and "Bang the Drum ", the latter a mainstay on ESPN and in television commercials. Rundgren's prolific producer's discography includes such classics as Skylarking by XTC, We're an American Band by Grand Funk Railroad, War Babies by Hall & Oates, Wave by Patti Smith, and Meat Loaf's auspicious debut Bat Out of Hell, the fifth best selling album of all time (42 million).
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Upcoming Shows....

Next shows coming up after the City Winery :

3/20/12 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant

3/22/12 Tulsa, OK -Cain's Ballroom

3/23/12 New Braunfel's TX -Gruene Hall

3/25/12 Houston, TX - House Of Blues

3/26/12 Dallas , TX - House Of Blues

3/28/12 Austin, TX -La Zona Rosa

3/29/12 Longview, TX- Belcher PAC

3/31/12 Santa Fe, NM -Lensic PAC

4/1/12 Tucson, AZ- Rialto Theatre

Apr 3 Anthology - San Diego, Calif.

Apr 4 Canyon Club- Agoura Hills , Calif.

April 5 - TR Fan and Friends party in West Hollywood..details coming SOON !!!

Apr 6 Coach House -San Juan Capistrano, Calif