Renowned multi-faceted artist Todd Rundgren will be featured on the Thursday, January 10 episode of Daryl Hall’s Live From Daryl’s House, which debuts at 11pm EST on Palladia. The special one-hour episode was shot at Todd’s house in Kauai, Hawaii and features a rousing seven-song set from Todd and Daryl that includes Daryl Hall and John Oates’ “Beanie G and The Rose Tattoo” and a cover of the Delfonics’ 1970 hit, “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time,” along with Todd Rundgren classics.
The episode will re-air multiple times. Visit http://www.palladia.tv/schedule.php for details.
Later this year, Todd will celebrate his 65th birthday (June 22) with family, friends and fans at Toddstock II v6.5, held at the historic Nottoway Plantation & Resort in White Castle, Louisiana from June 17-22, 2013. Toddstock II v6.5 will offer fans a rare opportunity to spend quality time with Rundgren and enjoy nightly musical jam sessions while relaxing on Nottoway’s vast 22 acres on the Great Mississippi River Road in the heart of Louisiana’s historic plantation country. For more details on Toddstock II v6.5packages and to make reservations, visit: www.toddstock2v65.com.
Here are some photos from Todd’s Live From Daryl’s House performance:
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About Todd Rundgren
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. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential `60s psychedelic pop 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 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 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 the hit singles “Set Me Free,” “One World,” and “Love Is The Answer,” and albums Oops! Wrong Planet andAdventures in Utopia. Along the way, Utopia combined technical virtuosity and creative passion to create music that, for millions, defined terms “progressive rock” in Utopia’s early configuration, and “power pop” in its latter years.”
Rundgren’s myriad production projects include albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, Hall And Oates, and one of the best selling albums of all time, Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell. 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 composed the score for Dumb and Dumber as well as a number of television series, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story.
Todd will release his new studio CD on April 9, 2013. His tour in support of the release will begin in April and continue throughout 2013. More details will be announced early next year.