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    Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:14:28

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    Congrats to legendary musician, groundbreaking record producer and electronic music revolutionary Todd Rundgren. He will be honored with the prestigious Les Paul Award at the 29th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards.

    The awards recognize outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production and will be presented Friday, January 24, at the Anaheim Hilton during the 2014 NAMM Show held in Anaheim, California.

    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. Instituted in 1991, the honor has been granted to such luminaries as Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Peter Gabriel.

    A personification of creative musical experimentation and mastery, Rundgren often performed multiple tasks on his solo albums - writing, playing, singing, engineering, producing and distributing - and has been a pioneer of interactive and online distribution. Between his solo work and his creative output with his progressive band, Utopia, Rundgren has released more than 25 critically acclaimed albums.

    So, yes, he is MORE than deserving of this accolade.

    What is your favorite Todd Rundgren song or album?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    10.03.13



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