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Todd Rundgren Named For Next Les Paul Award

by Paul Cashmere on October 15, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

Songwriter, producer Todd Rundgren has will be awarded the Les Paul Award in January.

The Les Paul Award was created in 1991. It has been presented to Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Peter Gabriel.

Les Paul, who died in 2009, last presented the award in person to Al Kooper in 2007 when he was 92-years of age.

The award to Todd Rundgren will be presented at the award at the technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in Anaheim, California during NAMM in January, 2014. In a statement, the producers said, “The Les Paul Award, named for the revolutionary inventor and esteemed musician, is presented annually to honor individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology. Russ Paul, son of Les Paul, will make the presentation on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation, sponsor of the award”.

Todd Rundgren was recently in the news as the producer of Badfinger’s ‘Baby Blue’ which made the US chart last week after it was featured in the final episode of ‘Breaking Bad.

Rundgren has generated his own hits including the classic ‘Can We Still Be Friends’, as well as ‘I Saw The Light’ and ‘Hello Its Me’.

He is also an award-winning producer with Meat Loaf’s ‘Bat Out of Hell’ at the top of his list as well as music for Hall & Oates, Cheap Trick, Dragon, Tame Impala and even Janis Joplin.

Rundgren was last in Australia in July.

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