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The New Cars is a reunion of some of the original members of The Cars, with Todd Rundgren on vocals, replacing Ric Ocasek.

In 2006, with opening act Blondie, the band went on the “Road Rage Tour.” Due to a shoulder injury from a motor vehicle accident, Elliot Easton was forced to cease touring with the band in latter 2006. This resulted in the cancelation of the remaining tour dates during that period.

After his recovery, the band resumed touring in the first quarter of 2007, mostly playing casino venues.

They have released one album, a live recording entitled “It’s Alive”. The album is a live show featuring classic tracks by The Cars, followed by 3 brand new studio tracks.


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  • imdwalrus05

    Not sure how to feel about this. Rundgren doesn't do a bad job, but now that the actual band is back together this just seems like an unnecessary detour.

    4 May 2012 Reply
  • cadaver11

    This is disappointing. I rather not even listen to this.

    11 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Rissacakes

    Jesus Christ, Todd. Shame on you for this shit.

    25 May 2010 Reply
  • epi_gee

    New Cars with old songs? LAME !! Why even bother? They could have just started a new band with Todd and wrote original material. Looks like it would have got equal exposure. (none) - E

    12 Nov 2009 Reply
  • reagan0

    Ric didn't want to participate, so the only other option was to replace Ocasek. All things considered, I'd rather hear The (New) Cars, with Rundgren, than not hear The Cars, at all. Outside of The New Cars, Rundgren's a top notch musician. I've got several of his solo records.

    17 Jun 2009 Reply
  • bowie_fan87

    ...seriously regret not taking a vicodin before seeing this clown try and pretend that he could sing the intelligent songs of Ric Ocasek.

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
  • bowie_fan87

    Wanna give me a heart attack, Todd? Try shutting up! U R LAME! I'd rather have Jack Black take over The Cars!

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
  • my_throat_hurts

    Todd's no Ric, but he does a good job.

    24 Nov 2008 Reply
  • cosmiccharlies

    Gotta love em!!!

    26 Oct 2008 Reply
  • dmaxRadio

    Really kicked major ass. This was a great idea. Kasim handles Drive well, with respect to Ben. Recommended.

    30 Apr 2008 Reply
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    6 Jun 2007 Reply
  • arridano

    Hell yes they are.

    17 Dec 2006 Reply
  • turnthatshitup

    fucking amazing live, no joke.

    26 May 2006 Reply

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