RockCellarTV: Todd Rundgren’s Utopia


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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 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.

Enjoy:

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 Todd Rundgren’s UtopiaStewart CopelandJudy CollinsRita CoolidgePeter Noone of Herman’s HermitsSteve HackettJohn OatesRick SpringfieldGene Simmons of KISSSteve Lukather of TotoMike Love of the Beach BoysTodd RundgrenRingo Starr and more.

RockCellarTV was introduced a few years ago as an effort to allow larger-than-life music icons to get up close and personal, discussing whatever they want — for however long they want, resulting in some candid conversations about hits, successful albums and music legacies … as well as misses, scandals and anything else they were comfortable discussing.

Some of these chats took place at Rock Cellar HQ in California, while others were filmed on-location at venues (like the world famous Troubadour in Hollywood, in the case of our chat with John Oates) as the artists prepared for a gig. They’re all up on our YouTube channel.

With that introduction out of the way, here’s an easy access point to some of our best RockCellarTV conversations — click here for the full list, and happy viewing!

This is just a collection of some of our RockCellarTV highlights — be sure to visit the full archive for hours of entertainment you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home.


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