The influential rocker and artist behind "Bang A Drum All Day" (you know that song - it has been played at every damn game at every major and minor league baseball stadium every summer since the 80s) will be in Bloomington in late October for the two-week teaching spot. Rundgren will teach a class for students who attend IU as part of the Wells Scholars program. He will also participate in an Oct. 28 lecture and a songwriter/storytellers concert, according to the web.
The reason Rundgren is coming to IU instead of somewhere else? Undoubtedly because IU rock history professor Glenn Gass has a summer home in Hawaii, near a home the Rundgren owns.
→ On guitarist/songwriter/singer Jason Wilber's new radio show "In Search of a Song", his guest this week is his boss, John Prine. It is part two of a three-part interview Wilber did with John. Hear the show here
→ Drummer Bun E Carlos has stopped touring with Cheap Trick and word is he is not playing on the band's new album. According to online sources, they're almost finished with a follow-up to 2009's album The Latest.
Carlos retired from touring in March. Rick Nielsen's son Dax has been playing drums with the band on the road.