22 November 2005

All Mixed Up

The Cars to reunite?

Without Ric Ocasek?

With Todd Rundgren taking his place?

From the Boston Herald, via Can't Stop the Bleeding:
Boston legends The Cars are finally back together.

Sort of.

After months of speculation, it has been confirmed that the band is prepping for a tour next summer. But it won’t include Ric Ocasek, Cars founder, co-lead singer and main songwriter. His place will be taken by veteran rocker Todd Rundgren.

Only two genuine Cars, guitarist Elliot Easton and keyboardist Greg Hawkes, are involved in the reunion, which will be billed as the New Cars. (Original Cars singer/bassist Ben Orr died in 2000; drummer David Robinson has retired).

Rounding out the new lineup are two of Rundgren’s longtime collaborators: Singer/bassist Kasim Sulton and ex-Tubes drummer Prairie Prince.

Hey, I like Todd Rundgren and all, but this is just a dumb idea.

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