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Todd Rundgren

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Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, multimedia artist, sound engineer and record producer who has performed a diverse range of styles as a solo artist and as a member of the band Utopia. He is known for his sophisticated and often unorthodox music, his occasionally lavish stage shows, and his later experiments with interactive entertainment. He also produced music videos and was an early adopter and promoter of various computer technologies, such as using the Internet as a means of music distribution in the late 1990s.A native of Philadelphia, Rundgren began his professional career in the mid 1960s, forming the psychedelic band Nazz in 1967. Two years later, he left Nazz to pursue a solo career and immediately scored his first US top 40 hit with "We Gotta Get You a Woman" (1970). His best-known songs include "Hello It's Me" and "I Saw the Light" from Something/Anything? (1972), which get frequent air time on classic rock radio stations, and the 1983 single "Bang the Drum All Day", which is featured in many sports arenas, commercials, and movie trailers. Although lesser known, "Couldn't I Just Tell You" (1972) was influential to many artists in the power pop genre. His 1973 album A Wizard, a True Star remains an influence on later generations of bedroom musicians.Rundgren is considered a pioneer in the fields of electronic music, progressive rock, music videos, computer software, and Internet music delivery. He organized the first interactive television concert in 1978, designed the first color graphics tablet in 1980, and created the first interactive album, No World Order, in 1994. Additionally, he was one of the first acts to be prominent as both an artist and producer. His notable production credits include Badfinger's Straight Up (1971), Grand Funk Railroad's We're an American Band (1973), the New York Dolls' New York Dolls (1973), Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell (1977), and XTC's Skylarking (1986). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021.

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June 6, 2022

Todd Rundgren and King Crimson’s Adrian Belew to embark on David Bowie tribute tour

It kicks off in North America this autumn The post Todd Rundgren and King Crimson’s Adrian Belew to embark on David Bowie tribute tour appeared first on NME.

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June 6, 2022

Todd Rundgren Unites With King Crimson’s Adrian Belew For David Bowie Tribute Tour

'Celebrating David Bowie' tribute tour will also feature Spacehog’s Royston Langdon, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, and Jeffrey Gaines

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January 24, 2022

Daryl Hall Announces First Solo Tour in a Decade Supporting Retrospective Album

The album, titled BeforeAfter, will arrive on April 1, the same day the eight-date tour is set to begin with Todd Rundgren as support

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October 31, 2021

Patti Smith Inducts Todd Rundgren at 2021 Rock Hall Ceremony: Watch

Rundgren did not attend, and Smith delivered a pre-recorded video message about her history with the musician and producer

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October 31, 2021

Patti Smith Welcomes ‘Peter Pan Prodigy’ Todd Rundgren Into Rock Hall With Warm Tribute

Smith praised her old friend's brilliance as both an artist and producer and called him "ever curious, ever youthful, ever defiant"

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September 14, 2021

Todd Rundgren says he was “frustrated” working with “dilettante” Kanye West on ‘DONDA’

He also criticised West for rush-releasing the album The post Todd Rundgren says he was “frustrated” working with “dilettante” Kanye West on ‘DONDA’ appeared first on NME.

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September 14, 2021

Todd Rundgren Says He Was Frustrated Collabing With ‘Dilettante’ Kanye

Musician says 88-Keys brought him into Kanye West's orbit, but the rapper's creative process was too much for him

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September 14, 2021

Todd Rundgren will not attend his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction next month

The rocker has been vocal about his indifference towards the Hall of Fame in the past The post Todd Rundgren will not attend his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction next month appeared first on NME.

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June 22, 2021

Todd Rundgren Announces ‘The Individualist, a True Star’ Tour for 2021

Recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee will tour the U.S. this fall

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May 13, 2021

Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers Documentary Gets New Trailer: Watch

Featuring commentary from Beck, Jason Schwartzmann, Jack Antonoff, Todd Rundgren, and more

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May 13, 2021

Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters’ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nod: “I don’t think any of us ever imagined this would happen”

The band will be inducted this year alongside the likes of Jay-Z, Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren and more The post Dave Grohl on Foo Fighters’ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nod: “I don’t think any of us ever imagined this would happen” appeared first on NME.

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May 12, 2021

Todd Rundgren Is ‘Happy for My Fans,’ But Still Not Thrilled About Rock Hall Induction

Just three months after he told Billboard that "it's no secret I don't care about it," Rundgren is at the moment opting for a simple prepared statement.

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May 12, 2021

JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner Inducted Into Rock Hall of Fame 2021

Kraftwerk, Gil Scott-Heron, and LL Cool J receive special honors as the Go-Go’s, Todd Rundgren, and Carole King get inducted

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May 12, 2021

Tina Turner, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Go-Go’s, Lead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 Class

Carole King, Todd Rundgren, LL Cool J, and Kraftwerk also enter the Cleveland institution

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April 24, 2021

Sparks reunite with Todd Rundgren after 50 years for new single, ‘Your Fandango’

“It’s been a truly heartwarming experience to once again be working with Todd" The post Sparks reunite with Todd Rundgren after 50 years for new single, ‘Your Fandango’ appeared first on NME.

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February 12, 2021

Todd Rundgren Reacts to Latest Rock Hall Nomination: ‘I Don’t Care About It’

Todd Rundgren isn't excited about the Rock Hall process, though he is thrilled about his forthcoming "Clearly Human Virtual Tour," which kicks off Sunday.

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February 10, 2021

JAY-Z, Foo Fighters, Kate Bush, RATM Nominated for Rock Hall of Fame 2021

Mary J. Blige, Fela Kuti, Devo, Tina Turner, Iron Maiden, the Go-Go’s, Chaka Khan, and Todd Rundgren are also being considered for induction

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Discs

Godiva Girl

October 19, 2021

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State Theater New Jersey 2005 (Live)

June 18, 2021

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Your Fandango

April 23, 2021

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Flappie

December 2, 2020

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A Wizard a True Star...Live!

October 13, 2020

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Down with the Ship

October 9, 2020

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Espionage

September 8, 2020

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Anyway Anyhow Anywhere

July 16, 2020

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I Saw the Light

February 10, 2020

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Bang Bang

January 21, 2020

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Solo in Clearwater (Live)

August 15, 2019

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Saban Theatre 2016 (Live)

August 15, 2019

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Blow Me

January 25, 2019

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I Got Your Back (Dam-Funk Re-Freak)

November 15, 2017

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White Knight

May 12, 2017

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Deaf Ears - Single

April 20, 2017

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This Is Not a Drill

April 18, 2017

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That Could Have Been Me

March 27, 2017

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An Evening with Todd Rundgren - Live at the Ridgefield

August 26, 2016

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Live at the Forum, London, 1994

August 19, 2016

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Box O' Todd (Live)

March 18, 2016

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Live at the Old Waldorf, San Francisco, 1978 (Deluxe Edition)

November 27, 2015

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Runddans (Remixed)

September 4, 2015

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Runddans

May 3, 2015

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Global

April 7, 2015

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Wave of Heavy Red

March 30, 2015

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Live at the Electric Ballroom Milwaukee 23rd October 1978

May 26, 2014

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Todd Rundgren's Johnson Live

November 25, 2013

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State

October 8, 2013

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Live at The Warfield Theater San Francisco: March 10th 1990

December 10, 2012

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Live at Hammersmith Odeon '75

October 9, 2012

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Disco Jets

March 26, 2012

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With a Twist...

November 28, 2011

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One Long Year

November 28, 2011

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[re]Production

September 13, 2011

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Healing

September 6, 2011

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Todd

May 10, 2011

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No World Order (Expanded Edition)

April 11, 2011

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The Genius of Todd Rundgren

January 1, 2011

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Todd Rundgren's Johnson

October 5, 2010

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For Lack of Honest Work

October 5, 2010

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Live in St Louis 1974

October 6, 2009

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Arena

October 7, 2008

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Hello It's Me

May 1, 2007

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Bang On The Drum

January 1, 2007

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Rhino Hi-Five: Todd Rundgren

January 17, 2006

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Liars

October 5, 2004

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Liars Live

October 5, 2004

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Hello, It's Me And My Friends

April 29, 2004

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Live in NYC '78

October 7, 2003

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Live in Chicago '91

October 7, 2003

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A Cappella Tour

October 7, 2003

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Greatest Classics: With A Twist

January 1, 2003

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With A Twist . . .

January 1, 1997

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The Individualist

January 1, 1995

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Second Wind

January 1, 1991

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Nearly Human

January 1, 1989

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A Cappella

September 16, 1985

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Runt

July 19, 1983

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The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect

January 1, 1982

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Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren

January 1, 1979

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Hermit of Mink Hollow

January 1, 1978

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Back to Bars

January 1, 1978

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Faithful

January 1, 1976

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Initiation

January 1, 1975

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A Wizard / A True Star

January 1, 1973

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Something / Anything?

January 1, 1972

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