Todd Rundgren’s MOJO! Todd’s “Genius” Influence! New “Runddans” Music! Todd Video Interview!

MOJO portrait Todd Rundgren

Todd’s On A Roll!

This portrait of Todd Rundgren is in the June 2015 issue of MOJO magazine, which includes a terrific profile of Todd!

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Todd Gets HIs MOJO!

Todd’s latest album “Global” is getting him his best reviews in years, as well as a ton of press – including making the cover of MOJO!

“Mescaline, Meat Loaf, Mad Fans & Me”

What a great title for the article, which is full of great insight about Todd…

Todd Rundgren in MOJO

Todd Rundgren Genius At Work

“Genius At Work!”

Look at the first line of the story:

“In the 70’s, Todd Rundgren was a prolific creator of conceptual prog-pop genius. In 2015 he’s at it again.”

Todd Rundgren MOJO

It’s a lengthy article, with great photos…and fun interview bites like this, when he shows the Writer his bedroom:

“Don’t tell Michelle you came up here,” he requests, “because it’s not very neat.”

Todd Rundgren Michelle Rundgren

He tells great stories about his early albums, as well as the importance of his fans:

“Without them,” he admits, “I’m screwed. That’s a good reason to stay humble.”

The Writer, Piper Feguson, visited Todd at his house on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where Todd grilled up sausages, poured great wine, and shared a number of terrific stories about his life and career…

Todd Rundgren Something Anything

In speaking of his commercial success with “Something / Anything”, Todd admitted he chose a more “noncommercial” direction, never delivering on his early commercial promise.

“I can understand”, he replies, with a knowing, toothy grin. “I certainly got enough grief from the record label about it.”

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Thea article is full of candid, fascinating stories and reflections on his career, as well as a great look at the future as well.

“I never wanted to get bored. I still don’t. I have to have new options and new possibilities.”

Todd Rundgren

One of those new options is his new CD with Hans-Peter Windstorm and Emil Nikolaisen of the Norwegian band “Serena-Maneesh”, and the terrific new experimental CD, “Runddans”!

Todd Rundgren Runddans

Todd Rundgren Runddens

Runddans Rules!

They refer to their debut release “Runddans” as “space disco.” And MOJO points out how impressive it is that Todd released TWO new CD’s in the same year!

Here is a great promotional interview Todd gave to support the album:

Todd Rundgren Runddans

Kudos to Todd for the terrific magazine article – it’s great to see new young Artists flocking to him…and don’t forget, Todd had a muse as well:

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The Genius Of Laura Nyro!

Todd spoke many times of his love for the music of Laura Nyro, and you can read the story I wrote about their friendship by clicking here:


https://johnrieber.com/2013/10/25/brilliant-laura-nyro-todd-rundgrens-muse-their-beautiful-musical-history-together/

And speaking of musical friendships, one of Todd’s greatest is with this guy:

Daryl-Hall-and-Todd-Rundgren

Todd’s musical friendship with Daryl Hall has been highlighted twice on “Live From Daryl’s House”, and you can see clips here:

https://johnrieber.com/2013/11/12/todd-rundgren-and-daryl-halls-creative-musical-friendship-bang-on-the-drum-hula/

Let me know if you saw the MOJO article, and what you think of Todd’s latest work!

Todd Rundgren in MOJO



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7 replies

  1. Thanks so much John…I just planned on skimming through Facebook and came upon your writing. Needless to say I have been on here for almost 2 hours now. I really loved the article,and the extra bonus’s sprinkled throughout, (Laura, Daryl)…great reading..😊👏

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  2. Thanks to you, I just ordered a back issue of this. What a well-spent hour I just had traveling through all of your references. Happy time. Thanks.

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    • Thanks so much! I was very impressed with the tone of the article, and I am a big fan of Todd, so sharing fun stories about him, and his influences like Laura Nyro, is fun for me…again, thanks so much for your comment!

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