Todd Rundgren’s ‘Space Force’ Album Delayed To 2022
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He Already Finished The Album In July
Todd Rundgren announced his upcoming album “Space Force” in 2021. Because of production issues, its release has now been pushed back to early 2022. He previously teased the record by dropping four tracks. The LP features some of Rundgren’s musical friends like Yes keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and guitarist Steve Vai.
“The album is delivered and we had hoped to have it out this year,” Rundgren told UCR in an exclusive interview. “The issue is, if I were on a different label, it would be out this year. But I’m on Cleopatra Records, and they’re very much into the material releases. They’re an old-fashioned label, in a way.
“They don’t want to stagger the releases of the various formats,” he continued. “They want online, CD and LP – vinyl and everything – to all happen at once.”
“So, even though I delivered it in plenty of time – I delivered it July 4th weekend or something like that,” he added, “there would have been plenty of time to get it out this year under normal circumstances, even in the old days of vinyl. But I don’t know, somehow, when they tried to schedule a vinyl release, they couldn’t get it in time to release this year. Essentially, as far as record releases are concerned, the year ends in mid-November.”
Meanwhile, Rundgren said he will not be attending the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony which takes place next month.