Wednesday, January 5, 2011
TODD RUNDGREN (RE)PRODUCTION
Gigatone Entertainment, a next-generation entertainment company, has announced special guest artists appearing at the myRecordFantasy event January 17-19, 2011 alongside headlining rock superstar Todd Rundgren.
Joining Rundgren, who’ll be simultaneously working on his latest album project, (re)Production, will be David Johansen of the New York Dolls, Starship lead vocalist Mickey Thomas and Brent Bourgeois of the Sacramento-based 1980s pop band Bourgeois Tagg.
myRecordFantasy, held at Gigatone’s headquarters at the Track Shack Studios in Sacramento, will feature Rundgren’s fans from around the world vying for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of auditioning to perform on his new album. In addition, fans will be attending and participating in nightly jam sessions and a grand finale concert with Rundgren and the guest artists. The live performances will be streamed on the internet and available via pay-per-view at http://www.todocast.tv/gigatone/.
Rundgren, whose innovation as a producer and recording artist has spawned one of pop music’s most devout followings, will find himself in familiar company. He was at the controls for punk rock pioneer Johansen and the New York Dolls’ eponymous debut album . And, he produced Bourgeois Tagg’s second album, Yoyo, in 1987, which included the Top 40 hit, “I Don’t Mind At All.” Rundgren will be appearing with Gigatone stablemate Thomas, vocalist on No. 1 Starship hits “We Built This City,” “Sara,” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” for the first time.
On (re)Production, Rundgren will be performing songs from his impressive body of work as a groundbreaking producer. Among the titles he’s recording originating from myRecordFantasy guest artists are “Love My Way” from the Psychedelic Furs, “Better Than You,” by the New York Dolls and Bourgeois Tagg’s “Out of My Mind.” Other album tracks will include “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” from Meat Loaf’s epic Bat Out of Hell, Grand Funk Railroad’s “Walk Like a Man” from We’re An American Band, “Dear God” from XTC’s Skylarking as well as various cuts from albums he produced for Badfinger, Patti Smith, Hall and Oates, Rick Derringer and The Tubes, among others.
As with previous events, myRecordFantasy is filmed in high definition, with reality episodes airing on Gigatone’s Channel Page on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/gigatonerecords. Jam sessions and the finale concert will be streamed live and made available by pay-per-view. Gigatone Entertainment was founded by music and digital entertainment pundit and Grammy Governor Mitchell Koulouris
Can we get a US release for Todd Rundgren's Johnson?