Todd Rundgren’s Utopia was a major part of Rundgren’s iconic and lasting career, but up until a few months ago it wasn’t one of his more active projects.
That extended time away ended with a triumphant reunion tour this past spring that saw Rundgren and cohorts Kasim Sulton, Willie Wilcox and Gil Assayas (filling in for keyboardist Roger Powell) play songs to fans across the country — songs that many likely figured they wouldn’t ever get to see performed live anymore.
The tour was a dream, in that regard, and for our latest RockCellarTV Ken Sharp sat down with Rundgren, Sulton, Wilcox and Assayas for a look back on the tour, what went into it and much more. This serves as a bookend, of sorts, to Sharp’s pre-tour interview with the band.
With this group interview, the members of Utopia now join the ranks of those we’ve spoken with in this capacity over the past few months, a list that includes Stewart Copeland, Judy Collins, Rita Coolidge, Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits, Steve Hackett, John Oates, Rick Springfield, Gene Simmons of KISS, Steve Lukather of Toto, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren, Ringo Starr and more.
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