Todd Rundgren

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Todd Rundgren: ‘It’s hard to find sincerely musical artists nowadays. The music is just mediocre’
As the cult musician and producer releases a new collaborative album, he reflects on 50 years of experimentation – including his forays into psychedelics – his obsession with the new, and the recent Rundgrenaissance

Laura Barton

13, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Jim Steinman obituary
Composer and songwriter who masterminded Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell, one of the biggest-selling albums of all time

Adam Sweeting

22, Apr, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Jim Steinman, master of the power ballad, gave pop an operatic energy
The brilliant songwriter for Meat Loaf, Céline Dion and Bonnie Tyler, who has died aged 73, reminded us that pop music should involve fantasy and a sense of the ridiculous

Alexis Petridis

21, Apr, 2021 @1:47 PM

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Todd Rundgren review – nostalgic tour from the Zelig of rock
From Philly soul to avant-jazz, no genre is left untouched as Rundgren guides us through his musical career

Mark Beaumont

07, Apr, 2019 @11:32 AM

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Radiohead, Stevie Nicks and the Cure among 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees
The Ohio institution will select its 2019 cohort at a ceremony in Brooklyn next March

Laura Snapes

09, Oct, 2018 @12:05 PM

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My first love song: musicians remember the soundtracks to their teenage crushes
A shaggy Texan, a firebreathing dancer, Liz Taylor … stars relive their first loves – and the tunes that bring them back

Interviews by Paul Lester

14, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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New band of the week: Kairon; IRSE! (No 137) – Nordic funk, freakout jazz and shoegaze
Finnish prog band whose dexterous music ranges from dreamy pastoral passages to angular metallic surges

Paul Lester

31, Jan, 2017 @11:26 AM

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Five albums to try this week: Django Django, Andreya Triana and more
From Palma Violets’ indie to My Morning Jacket’s rock, hear new albums out this week and tell us what you’ll be listening to

Tshepo Mokoena

04, May, 2015 @9:47 AM

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Todd Rundgren/Emil Nikolaisen/Hans Peter Lindstrom: Rundanns review – trippy and transcendental pop
Veteran pop-rock experimentalist Todd Rudgren returns with a trippy, transcendental collaborative album that’s not easily comparable to anything else

Tim Jonze

30, Apr, 2015 @8:44 PM

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Powerpop: 10 of the best
In the 1970s, US powerpop musicians turned away from jamming and noodling in favour of concise, 60s-inspired songcraft – here are 10 classics

Paul Lester

11, Feb, 2015 @1:16 PM

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Cult music heroes: artists on their unsung idols

Who inspires Faris Badwan, New Order and Jake Bugg? From a north London rapper to a Turkish protest singer, these are the musicians who influence the stars

Interviews by Paul Lester

03, Jul, 2014 @5:33 PM

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Readers recommend: songs with odd noises and instruments – results | Peter Kimpton

Battles over bagpipes, to autoharps and axes? Whale song and washboards to saws and seagulls? It's all been electrifying, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

21, Nov, 2013 @1:00 PM

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