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Hear Todd Rundgren’s New ‘This Is Not a Drill’ Featuring Joe Satriani

Todd Rundgren and Joe Satriani
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Todd Rundgren has released a new song, “This Is Not a Drill” featuring Joe Satriani, from his upcoming album White Knight.

TeamRock.com premiered the track from the new LP, which arrives on May 12. The album also features guest appearances by Joe Walsh, Trent Reznor, Daryl Hall, Donald Fagen and others. “It’s easy to get used to playing to your own audience, even if you’re absorbing and experimenting with new ideas,” Rundgren said. “I wanted to collaborate not just for the musical possibilities, but also to play for new audiences, and expose my fans to the range of artists I enjoy working with.”

You can listen to “This Is Not a Drill” below.

According to a press release issued by Cleopatra Records, “The songs on White Knight – all Rundgren originals or co-writes with some of the album guests – range from hip-hop-flecked funk and dystopian synth-rock to soaring ballads and crisp power-pop. Album opener ‘Come’ swirls with oscillating rhythms and sweeping layers of synths. More squiggling synths drive the feature with Daryl Hall, ‘Chance for Us,’ giving way to a rich sax solo and a punchy, squelching bass line.”

You can see the full track listing, along with the album’s guest stars, below.

“This Is Not a Drill” follows the release a couple weeks ago of another White Knight song, “This Could Have Been Me,” featuring Robyn. White Knight is available for pre-order now. Rundgren has confirmed a run of U.S. shows commencing on April 29, with further dates to be added later.

The current list of tour dates is below.

Todd Rundgren, ‘White Knight’ Track Listing
“Come”
“Got Your Back” – featuring KK Watson w/Dam Funk
“Chance For Us” – featuring Daryl Hall w/Bobby Strickland
“Fiction”
“Beginning (Of The End)” – featuring John Boutte
“Tin Foil Hat” featuring Donald Fagen
“Look At Me” – feat. Michael Holman
“Lets Do This” – with Moe Berg
“Sleep” – with Joe Walsh
“That Could Have Been Me” – featuring Robyn
“Deaf Ears” – with Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
“Naked & Afraid” – feat. Bettye LaVette
“Buy My T”
“Wouldn’t You Like To Know” – feat. Rebop Rundgren
“This Is Not A Drill” – featuring Joe Satriani with Prairie Prince, Kasim Sulton

Todd Rundgren 2017 Tour
April 29 – St. Louis, MO – River City Casino and Hotel
May 2 – Burnsville, MN – Ames Center
May 3 – Waukegan, IL – Genesee Theater
May 5 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
May 8 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
May 10 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theater
May 11 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
May 13 – Kingston, NY – Ulster PAC
May 14 – East Greenwich, RI – Greenwich Odeum
May 17 – Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Music Hall
May 18 – Portland, ME – Aura
May 25 – Ft. Myers, FL – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
May 27 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Mahaffey Theater
June 10 – Syracuse, NY – OCC Campus 35th Syracuse Jazz Festival

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