Friday, April 12, 2013
FRUSTRATED TODD RUNDGREN FAN KICKSTARTS CAMPAIGN-HOPES TO RAISE $20K TO OVERSEE RUNDGREN'S ACTIVITIES
With the recent release of yet another misguided record from rock legend Todd Rundgren, frustrated fan Darby Densmore of Staten Island has decided to take matters into his own hands. He is launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise $20,000. This money will be given to Rundgren to do as he pleases.
"I think the majority of Todd fans will agree, the boy needs to be watched. I don't care what he does with the money. He could buy a car, load up on spam and poi...they like that in Hawaii. Buy new clothes. Doesn't matter. In return, I want a signed notarized document that states he will throw away his laptop and only use real musicians on his next album."
This move by Densmore, a lifelong Rundgren fan and supporter who has seen the artist perform over 300 times, is unprecedented.
"You know I'm following Todd for like 40 years and I'm the idiot because I want to hear The Verb To Love in concert. He brings his A-game to Daryl Hall's house. He brings his A-game to Amsterdam so the orchestra won't get mad. I see him live and he brings a space pod, a helmet, a toaster and he starts rapping. I've had it."
Todd Rundgren's new electronica CD "State" is a collection of tunes recorded on a laptop computer. An exasperated Densmore says, "This is the last straw. I have tickets to see 14 of the 19 shows this tour. But this record sucks so bad, I'm probably only going to go to 11 of them."
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 5:48 AM
Monday, April 8, 2013
Looks like the oft-rumoured reunion of the Brothers Davies has been put back on hold. Dave Davies has just begun production on a new biopic that will run well into 2015, according to the film's producers. Davies has been signed on as the lead in "Tallulah: The Tallulah Bankhead Story."
Ray Davies could not be reached for comment, as he was busy recording bouzouki versions of the songs from "Muswell Hillbillies."
In related news, legendary Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman has just signed on for "The Eleanor Roosevelt Story.
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 4:58 AM
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Unhappy with the mostly negative response to "Lulu," his collaboration with Metallica, Lou Reed is giving heavy metal one more shot. Lou Reed has returned to the studio with another heavy metal monster, GWAR.
It was announced this week that title of the album will be "Yvonne." It has also been revealed that this album will be the second and final part of Lou's song cycle based on the marriages of Maurice Gibb.
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 5:38 AM