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Todd Rundgren, “Love in Action” from Back to the Bars (1978)

Todd Rundgren, “Love in Action” from Back to the Bars (1978)

I’ve owned Todd Rundgren’s ‘Back to the Bars’ — released in December of 1978 — longer than any of the other albums. The thing is, it feels new.

The story behind Hall and Oates’ most misunderstood album

The story behind Hall and Oates’ most misunderstood album

Hall and Oates may not have had a more abrupt shift than the one between ‘Abandoned Luncheonette’ and what followed in October 1974.

Todd Rundgren’s Arena was a cool return to football stadium-sized rock

Todd Rundgren’s Arena was a cool return to football stadium-sized rock

With ‘Arena,’ released on Sept. 29, 2008, Todd Rundgren again created music best heard cranked to 10 – loud enough to hear on the very back row.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 14:  Musicians (L-R) Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton and Prairie Prince pose at a press conference to announce an upcomming tour and performance by "The New Cars" at the House of Blues on March 14, 2006 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Todd Rundgren jumpstarted the New Cars’ surprisingly fun It’s Alive

The New Cars, who released their lone album on June 6, 2006, made a canny choice in replacing Ric Ocasek with the multi-talented Todd Rundgren.

Todd Rundgren, “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” (2015): Exclusive advance stream

Todd Rundgren, “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” (2015): Exclusive advance stream

Here’s an exclusive advance stream of Todd Rundgren’s new take on ‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away,” from ‘Keep Calm And Salute The Beatles.’

Todd Rundgren, “Rise” from Global (2015): One Track Mind

Todd Rundgren, “Rise” from Global (2015): One Track Mind

The sweeping, deeply inspiring “Rise” keeps the synths, even as Todd Rundgren begins looking outward rather than inward.

Ringo Starr – Postcards from Paradise (2015)

Ringo Starr – Postcards from Paradise (2015)

His current All-Starrs buoy everything that surrounds them — including, it’s clear, Ringo Starr himself. The ultimate bandmate, Starr sounds whole again.

Todd Rundgren – At the BBC: 1972-1982 (2014)

Todd Rundgren – At the BBC: 1972-1982 (2014)

‘At the BBC’ finds Todd Rundgren in a particularly fizzy moment, as he moves from classic pop structures to prog and then into psychedelia.

Rock is Dead! Songs by Todd Rundgren, the Knack, Elvis Costello, others: Gimme Five

Rock is Dead! Songs by Todd Rundgren, the Knack, Elvis Costello, others: Gimme Five

To celebrate October, autumn and U2’s recent marketing fiasco, here’s a few songs about the death of everyone’s favorite bad penny, rock ‘n’ roll.

Billy Sherwood’s new all-star tribute to the Beatles: Something Else! sneak peek

Billy Sherwood’s new all-star tribute to the Beatles: Something Else! sneak peek

Listen in as Ann Wilson of Heart takes on “Across the Universe” from ‘Let It Be.’

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