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"The Cars" Touring in 2006?

Tim From Wisconsin

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There is an interesting article on the Pollstar website today about a proposed 2006 tour by The Cars. It references that Ric Ocasek would not like to take part, but Todd Rundgren would join as the lead singer. You probably know already that Benjamin Orr the Bass player / Singer passed away from cancer in 2000, so I guess my question would be... How can they call themselves The Cars? The Cars certainly had some great songs in the 70's and 80's, but as far as I'm concerned you have to have the "Voice" to give the songs their due.

What do you think?


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Hmmm...I don't mind the idea of Todd as the lead singer...there are some similar qualities in vocal style and sound - could be interesting. I agree that they should probably call the band something else but what? Todd Rundgren's Adentures In Cars? Car-topia? (Ouch, that was fun!)

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Todd Rundgren with the Cars? That's as ridiculous as someone replacing Freddie Mercury in Queen--it'll never work.

As always, there's commercial power to using a familiar band name as opposed to a new one. A new group with TR, Elliott Easton, Greg Hawkes and David Robinson would be cool, but would promoters book them and would anyone show up?

Ask Paul Rodgers, Brian May and Roger Taylor.


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Doesn't make any sense at all. With two Utopia members and two ex-Cars, how does this qualify it as "The Cars"? I would have thought that Ocasek would object to them performing under that name. They should just call it "Cars in Utopia" and do songs from both bands.


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