Television AppearancesTodd's made quite a few appearances on television, and I'm attempting to collect them here. For now, here are some of the most recent:
Todd will be sitting in with the band on The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.
Todd on American IdolTodd will be appearing in a producer role on American Idol on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Check your local listings for time and channel of this Fox network show. Keep an eye out for Todd in the audience on the April 6, 2011 show as well.
Todd and Daryl Hall once again team up for a Live from Daryl's House, but this time it's Live From Todd's House in Hawaii. Check out the story at Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren reunite for live televised show and the webcast on http://www.lfdh.com/ (making its debut on March 14, 2011.)
TR Live From Daryl's House, September 15 - http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/ - begins its one month airing online
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FELLOW PHILLY SOUL LEGENDS DARYL HALL AND TODD RUNDGREN HARMONIZE ON A BRAND-NEW LIVE FROM DARYL’S HOUSE SEPT. 15
23rd edition of acclaimed web show features the duo performing an eight-song set of originals and classic covers, including songs by The Soul Survivors, Average White Band
NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2009—Both Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren shared a love of the street-corner doo-wop harmonies and soulful R&B they grew up listening to from the groups in their hometown of Philadelphia, and now the two will join their equally distinctive voices for the 23rd and latest edition of the acclaimed, groundbreaking web series Live From Daryl’s House on Sept. 15 at www.livefromdarylshouse.com.
Says Daryl: “Todd and I grew up almost in the same neighborhood and as kids we listened to and were influenced by pretty much the same musicians that were part of the creation of the sound of Philadelphia.”
The two join forces on an eight-song set that includes Daryl Hall’s War Babies song “Better Watch Your Back” (a 1975 live version from London of the War Babies track is included on the Sony Legacy four-CD box set, Do What You Want Be What You Are, coming Oct. 13 – the original 1974 LP was produced by Rundgren) and “Wait for Me” (a fans favorite from their 1979 album, X-Static, also featured on the compilation). In addition, Daryl and Todd perform Rundgren originals “Sweet,” “Want of a Nail,” “Sometimes I Don’t Know What to Feel” and “Can We Still be Friends” and must-see versions of the Soul Survivors’ hit, “Expressway to Your Heart” and Average White Band’s “You Got It.”
"It was great working with Daryl again, bookending the 37 years since my producing War Babies," says Rundgren of the Live from Daryl's House experience.
Rundgren also produced the recent New York Dolls album, Cause I Sez So, on Rhino/Atco, 37 years after he did the honors on the mythic band’s debut. Four of his current first-ever A Wizard, A True Star performances were streamed on the web, with one being shot for a live DVD/CD. In addition, Rundgren just attended the opening of a Celebrity Spotlight Exhibit featuring highlights of his career in Cleveland on Sept. 7.
Past episodes of Live from Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers like Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Gym Class Heroes’ Travis McCoy, Finger Eleven’s James Black and Rick Jackett and the Bacon Brothers, along with newcomers such as Philly soul singer Mutlu, Canadian techno-rockers Chromeo, MySpace pop-rock phenom Eric Hutchinson, Cash Money rocker Kevin Rudolf, Wind-up Records’ Chicago rockers Company of Thieves, Bay Area singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson, Charlottesville, VA’s rising Parachute and Chicago rock band Plain White T’s.
Live from Daryl’s House started with Daryl’s “light-bulb moment” idea of “playing music with my friends and putting it up on the Internet,” and the show has subsequently been praised by such varied media outlets as Rolling Stone, Spin, Daily Variety, CNN, BBC, Yahoo and the influential Lefsetz Letter.
For a photo of Todd Rundgren and Daryl Hall from the episode, please click the link below:
Photo credit: Mark Maglio
Todd appeared on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman on December 22, 2008.
- Todd's HDNet live concert special ran beginning January 11, 2009.
Todd and the gang took some time out from the tour to appear on Late Night with Conan O'Brien Thursday night, April 28, 2005.
The IMDB has a comprehensive listing of Todd's TV and film appearances.
Todd has a couple of appearances in VH1's Behind the Music - 1972. Behind the Music is regularly rerun, watch for a repeat.
Todd's song "Bang The Drum All Day" was featured on the 2/28/2001 episode of "Ed" on NBC. In recent times, it has popped up on a number of TV commercials in the US and Canada (Toyota commercial).
- Multiple showings - Segment on Discovery Channel's "Next Step."
- March 5, 1996 - Appeared on "Politically Incorrect" (Comedy Central). Here's a few shots from the show.
- March 15, 1996 - Henson Productions' "Aliens In The Family" premiered on ABC (and was cancelled only 2 weeks later). Todd wrote the theme song.
- A commercial access TV show called High Tech Heroes produced a segment on Our Hero (and David Levine).