The producer, musician and rock and roll icon describes what it takes to be a musical wizard and a true star, chats about his stage show and ponders lost opportunities.
Jem Godfrey, perhaps best known in Britain for producing that country’s popular girl group Atomic Kitten, went prog several years ago with a collective known as Frost*. But he looked back more than once, and now — in a brutal, startlingly honest announcement in the band’s online forum — he’s seemingly put Frost* on ice for good.
A Wizard, A True Star was such an abrupt about-face for Todd Rundgren after the 1972 pop classic Something/Anything? that some wondered if he was hell-bent on committing career hari-kari. More than three decades later, Rundgren is, once again, throwing the dogs off the scent with Arena.