Todd Rundgren talks teaching, Coachella, reaching a new generation of fans and more
Todd Rundgren is a hero to a generation of rock fans who adore his decades of solo work and legendary production skills. But these days, the studio wizard is figuring out how to reach a younger audience.
The artist, who performs at the Mahaffey Theater on Saturday (click here for details), recently delivered a commencement address at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and before that popped up at Coachella, performing with buzzy New York indie group the Lemon Twigs. And he just released White Knight, a collaborative album that features not only old pals like Daryl Hall, Donald Fagen and Joe Walsh, but unlikely younger stars like Robyn, Dam-Funk and Trent Reznor.
"Sometimes it turns out that when they discover what you've done, they are truly interested in it," he said of the music prodigies he meets. "At this point, where there are actually grandchildren showing up of my original fans, it's almost like a congenital disease, to be passed down from generation to generation to generation."
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