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TODD RUNDGREN: An EXCLUSIVE interview!


LET’S DO THIS:
Todd Rundgren talks about WHITE KNIGHT

     Todd Rundgren needs no introduction. His ‘legendary’/‘iconic’ status is  well-deserved. End of story.
     WHITE KNIGHT, Todd’s 2017 release,  finds Rundgren continuing to move forward, but this time he’s brought a few of  his musical friends with him. While technically an album of collaborations, WHITE  KNIGHT is most certainly not a ‘duets’ album… in the traditional sense,  anyway. Every guest on the album – including Daryl Hall, Robyn, Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Joe Walsh,  Trent Reznor, Joe Satriani, Moe Berg (The
Pursuit Of Happiness), John Boutte and  others – brings their own personality to the party, making each track feel  different from the last. While Rundgren may be the name on the album cover, he  allows every collaborator to make their presence known. Totally modern and  relevant, WHITE KNIGHT still features Todd’s distinct musical thumbprint  and is a pleasure from start to finish.
     Stephen SPAZ Schnee was able to track Todd  down while on tour and have a chat about WHITE KNIGHT and the magic behind  it… […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on TODD RUNDGREN: An EXCLUSIVE interview!

MODERN ENGLISH/Take Me To The Trees review!

If your only encounter with Modern English is “I Melt With You,” then you need to sit down, kids, because there is more to this British outfit than meets the ear. The band’s moody and artsy Post-Punk beginnings were a perfect match for 4AD, the label that released their first three albums. However, by the second album, 1982’s AFTER THE SNOW, the band had matured and were writing better songs, moving away from their dark past and gaining a lot more confidence in the process. That second album contained some of their best moments to date including “Someone’s Calling,” “Life In The Gladhouse” and, of course, “I Melt With You.” The latter song became one of the tracks that truly defined the ‘80s and became a blessing and curse for the band. Modern English next album, RICOCHET DAYS, was nearly as good as AFTER THE SNOW but did not contain a hit like “I Melt With You” and the band found itself falling out of fashion. Another album – STOP START – came and went and the band split. Over the years, vocalist Robbie Grey and various line-ups of the band have recorded and toured as Modern English, even releasing some very fine albums along the way, In 2010, four of the five original members – Grey, Gary McDowell (guitar, vocals), Michael Conroy (bass, vocals) and Stephen Walker (keyboards – reunited for a few tours and received a hero’s welcome by fans. Seven years on, have finally delivered TAKE ME TO THE TREES, the first studio album since 1984’s RICOCHET DAYS to feature these four core members. While the band wisely continues to avoid attempting to re-write “I Melt With You,” they certainly haven’t lost the desire to re-explore dark places with melodic flair.

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By |May 22nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on MODERN ENGLISH/Take Me To The Trees review!

AMPED™ 2017 Issue 20 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From
King Crimson
Doyle
Kasey Chambers
Tonite Let’s All Make Love London
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AMPED™ 2017 Issue 19 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From
Maysa
Jamie Saft
Glenn Hughes
Roy Ayers
Gladys Knight & the Pips

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AMPED™ 2017 Issue 18 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From
Morgan Heritage
No Depression
Bill Wyman
Captain Beefheart
Judy Collins

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JUSTIN HAYWARD/Moving Mountains (reissue) reviewed!

     While not the only lead vocalist  in The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward is the most recognizable. His silky smooth voice can be heard on nearly all  of their hits including “Nights In White Satin,” “Your Wildest Dreams,” “Tuesday  Afternoon,” “The Voice,” and many others. One of Rock’s finest front men, Justin  Hayward has also released a handful of fantastic solo albums over the years  that have come and gone without much notice by […]

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AMPED™ 2017 Issue 17 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From
Todd Rundgren
New Kids On The Block
Dion
Janiva Magness
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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AMPED™ 2017 Issue 16 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From
Ozomatli
Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds
Bob Marley
The Turtles
Bruce Robison & Back Porch Band

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AMPED™ 2017 Issue 15 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From
New Found Glory
Metal Church
Ray Parker Jr.
Cuong Vu 4-Tet
Juliana Hatfield

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AMPED™ 2017 Issue 14 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From
Ron Sexsmith
Johnny “Guitar” Watson
J Dilla
Will Sessions
The Wiggles

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