Andy Chapman does a fine rendition of an Ol’ Favorite Rab tune called ‘London Town’. Nice cover Andy…Thanks a Million for doing this. Rab

March 17th, 2013

Hey all, it’s a sad day for my cat Ritzy…He just died after a long illness and old age. Say goodbye to Ritzy,

February 14th, 2013

Ritzy died at 6:45 this evening. I salute a one off angel of a cat. Bye Ritzy, and I love you buddy.

Thanks to the Audience

January 11th, 2013

…Rabbit, I have been a fan for many years. I came to be aware of you thru you
brilliant work with the Who and Pete Townshend solo works. You are truly a
master musician. I have enjoyed reading about you in Pete’s book. Will you
be writing a book of your own? I plan on seeing at least one Who performance
on the Winter schedule. Thank you for all the wonderful music you have given
me .and the rest of the world! Cheers

…I’m so sorry.  We’ll miss you out there.  Get healthy, ok?

…I was really saddened to see you weren’t on the current Quadrophenia tour.  I’ve always had an admiration for your playing (especially Hammond playing).  You were really missed on the Endless Wire tour during the passing of your wife…and I know I speak for many of your fans now, that you will be missed this tour.

     I saw your most recent message.  I don’t know what happened…and I’m not asking.  All I know is that sometimes in life, there is a reason.  The frustrating thing is…most of the time we don’t know the reason until well after it’s over.  Is it our Creator’s will?  Do we have some sort of amends to make?  If anger is the second part of grieving a loss, it’s a necessary (albeit shitty) part of the process.

     I wish you peace and good energy.  I’ve been lucky enough to see you play with The Who 13 times…I hope for more.

…Sounds like life is grim- count on Jesus- read the Bible- any Gospel chapter in the New Testiment. I can’t speak or understand your situation but there is always Hope and I’ll be praying for you- God Bless!

…Hi Rabbit..thinking of you and hope you are ok..missing seeing you on this tour..

…Look to the future. This will have plenty of fun and beautiful things produce.

…Oh man!! I don’t know what is worse, getting paid not to play, or having a height complex at his age!! Sounds like some of the Prima Donna’s I have dealt with over the past years, from these 20 something year olds!

…That’s fucking nuts! Why can’t he realize how fortunate he really is, and just let it flow.
I was going to something much ruder but decided to not put the negativity out into the universe.
It’ll sort itself out, Pete knows what is best and Roger will be subdued.

…Oh for fuck’s sake!! That IS insane!! Stupid idiot Roger is.
I’m so sorry, I bet you’re really fucking pissed off!!

…I would assume the reason you won’t be there is MONEY. You cost and they can pay someone else less and if they are miming it won’t matter. Miming is probably a good idea as Rogers voice is fucked. He hollers for the first couple of songs and then he’s done – just like at the 02. Its a shame but its the way it is. The Who is dead as a band and has been for years.

…Why in the world are you not on the Who’s tour this year?  I am really bummed about that.  You have been the glue holdin’ those boys together on stage for so long, man I am stunned.

…There is a lot of talking about The Who’s tour. Also a lot of musicians except you. Why you are not been playing on The Who’s tour?

…The who announced a tour and you are not listed as the keyboardist!
What’s up?

…How come you won’t be with The Who? Is everything ok? I sure will miss you.

…I’m really sorry to hear that you are no longer with The Who. To me (and many others) you were a big part of The Who. I think everyone will feel your absence at the concerts. I’ve heard lots of stories of Roger being mean/rude to people. He’s fired other great musicians like yourself for no reason. I don’t understand why he keeps doing that. I’m actually surprised that Pino and Zak are still in the band. Anyways The Who aren’t coming anywhere near Edmonton Alberta plus your not going to be there and Pete’s probably playing acoustic guitar, so I won’t be seeing them this time.

…I’m a big fan of your work and I find your style of playing very fascinating. You sure have worked with lots of people. Do you have a favorite musican/band that you have worked with? Also The Who announced their Quadrophenia tour today but they didn’t list you in the lineup. Will you be playing with them?

…I’m a great fan of your work. Thanks for your talent. I just saw the announcement of The Who North American tour – are you not going to play on this tour? Hope To see you perform soon.

…John why are you not on the new Who tour?  I’ve seen you with them so many times over so many years I consider you the third member of the band after Pete and Roger.  I know many other Who fans feel this way.

…This is mainly me being nosey- but I saw the announcement about the Who’s Quadrophenia tour. and no Rabbit! Are you retiring or something? 🙁 I hope you are okay anyway!! I’ve seen all the various versions of the group since 1980, and it won’t be the same without you there!
Hope you are well, and thanks for all the enjoyment your playing and music has given me over the years,

… am really surprised
I’m sure it’s just roger trying to be cheap and pocket more money

…That’s really insulting considering you’ve been in the band 20 years before them
They are being cheap

…Hello, Rabbit! Or Mr. Bundrick, I suppose I should say. I’ve been fortunate enough to see you perform with The Who for four different live concerts, in addition to the online videos. I’m deeply saddened that you are not listed as touring with The Who this coming tour. Once Entwistle passed away, there was at least the comfort that you, stood steady with Pete and Rog and in my eyes were more that a touring member, but an integral part of the band. I hope all is well in your world and hope to see you perform again in some form or fashion. After all, us Texas folk need to stick together! 😉

…I had the pleasure of meeting you with some friends in LA after the VH1 show and you were a real gentleman. I noticed that you are not touring with The Who on Quad tour in the fall. Some of the fans are wondering if you are okay. I hope all is well.

…Hi Rabbit, I don’t know the circumstances surrounding these decisions but I just wanted to let you know I have been a long time fan of your work and I am saddened to hear you won’t be preforming with The Who on their next tour. I hope all is well.  Thanks for all you’ve done.

…Rabbit, just heard you wont be on this tour. Cant tell you how disappointed I am. If what I read is true I’m really very surprised at Roger.

…didn’t see you at the olympics ….. how come ….?   will you be touring the US with Roger and Pete this fall ……?

…I have a question. Are you present at the tour of the Who in the States? Thank you and good luck

…Hey Rabbit, Long time Who fan big fan of your playing. I bet you are getting this question a lot in the recent weeks but I was wondering how come you aren’t touring with the Who in the fall. You’ve been with them in 79′. It’s sad that you won’t be joining them. I did get a chance to see the show in Boston in 2008 and you guys were on fire that night. Best of luck with your other projects! Thank you for your time.

…Probably the best career move you will ever make! Or have made for you.
This just draws a line under so much uncertainty and in so many ways, releases you from musical bondage.

…I don’t know what Rogers’s problem with you is.  I don’t know how you tolerate the band’s crazy on again/off again routine.  Roger has always been a hot head type of personality.  Now he is abusing you thinking firing you is the ultimate power trip & he hopes Pete will stand behind him.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY……HAVE A GREAT YEAR……rab

December 31st, 2012

Merry Christmas to all of you lovely people out there in the World

December 23rd, 2012

Thank all you guy’s and gal’s for your support at my Who situation.
I really appreciate it and miss seeing all of you from the Stage, as I have done for so many years in the past. Have a lovely Christmas.

luv

John Rabbit Bundrick

‘LIFE HAS TAKEN A WEIRD TWIST FOR THE RAB’…….WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LAST 30 GLORIOUS YEARS OF MY LIFE’

November 4th, 2012

I TRULY APOLOGISE TO THE BOSS,
I OWE A LOT FOR THE LESSONS
I’VE LEARNED OVER
THE PAST 30 YEARS….

I AM BITTER,BUT IT’S ALL DOWN
TO MY OWN FAILURE TO SUCCEED AT
THE HIGHEST LEVEL I HAD SET FOR MYSELF
AT THE BEGINNING OF MY CAREER.

THANKS FOR THE RIDE

JOHN RABBIT BUNDRICK

BUNDRICK DRIVE – RAB HAS HAD A STREET NAMED AFTER HIM IN FOLSOM CALIFORNIA, NEAR FOLSOM PRISON……..pics courtesy of john neumann

September 10th, 2012

JUAN van EMMERLOOT VIDEO PLAYING DRUMS ON RAB TUNE ‘WHAT THE MAN HAS TO SAY’

June 2nd, 2012

Drum recording “What A Man Has To Say” – YouTube.webarchive

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RAB Entertains at ST MARGARETS Summer Fair

June 1st, 2012

John “Rabbit” Bundrick, The Who’s keyboard player will choose one song from the top five Contestants’ Choice selections to win mobile recording prizes in Sonomawireworks RiffRumble 19 Song Contest

May 26th, 2012

RiffRumble 19 Song Contest Prizes How To Enter Rules Voting RR19 Songs

Record a road trip themed song with RiffWorks (Mac/Win) or FourTrack (iPhone) on your own, or collaborate with up to 4 friends worldwide using RiffLink. Enter to win mobile recording prizes like a Taylor GS Mini guitar, iPod touch, GuitarJack and more! Entries accepted June 12 – 25. Public Voting June 12 – July 2.
Prizes • How to Enter • Rules • Voting • Entries

1st Prize
Judge’s Choice

John “Rabbit” Bundrick, The Who’s keyboard player, will choose one song from the top five Contestants’ Choice selections to win mobile recording prizes including:
• Taylor GS Mini guitar* ($499)
• Taylor ES-Go Pick Up ($98)
• iPod touch 8GB ($199)
• GuitarJack iOS Interface ($149)
2nd Prize
Contestants’ Choice

Contestants will vote for their favorite 3 songs that aren’t their own. The song that receives the most votes from contestants wins 2nd Prize. Prizes to be Announced.
3rd Prize
Public Popularity

The public votes by leaving one shout on each of their favorite songs June 12 – July 2. The song that receives the most shouts wins 3rd Prize.
Prizes to be Announced.

HOW TO ENTER
• Song entries accepted June 12 00:01 – June 25 23:59 PST. (Current time in the Pacific Time Zone)
• Log into RiffWorld.com using the same username you use for RiffWorks. Create your membership page if you haven’t already.
• Record a song with RiffWorks Standard (Mac/Win) v2.6.7, RiffWorks T4 (Mac/Win) v2.6.7, or FourTrack (iPhone).
◦ Create a song on your own with RiffWorks. How to use RiffWorks?
◦ Or create a song on your own with FourTrack. How to use FourTrack?
◦ Or create an “Invite-Only” Collaboration in RiffWorks, invite 1-4 musicians worldwide to collaborate with you. Also invite username rr19. How to use RiffLink?
• If you are using the FourTrack iPhone app, export tracks you recorded using FourTrack to RiffWorks
• When your song is ready to be entered, RiffCast it from RiffWorks or from RiffWorld (How to RiffCast?). Include the genre tag name riffrumble19 (all lowercase and all one word), which will cause it to show up in the list of RiffRumble 19 songs.
• Check that your song appears in the RiffRumble 19 contest entries and in the recent RiffCasts lists. If you don’t see your song right away, wait 1 hour, and if it still doesn’t show up, try again. If it still doesn’t appear,contact support because it is not entered correctly. Don’t wait until the last minute.
• Don’t forget that you must vote in the Contestants Choice category to be eligible to win (see below).
SUBMISSION RULES & DETAILS
• No covers (non-original songs).
• “Road Trip” is the theme for RiffRumble 19, which is up to your interpretation.
• By entering RiffRumble 19, you agree to receive news and updates from the contest sponsors, including Taylor Guitars and others who may agree to sponsor RiffRumble 19.
• Vocals welcome but not required.
• You may use any third party applications, however you must use RiffWorks T4 (free), RiffWorks Standard or the FourTrack iPhone app to record the entry.
• You may use any InstantDrummer, including free InstantDrummers.
• Be prepared to present a RiffWorks song file (.rws) as proof that RiffWorks was used to record your entry. If you use FourTrack to record your entry, be prepared to export your FourTrack song to RiffWorks in order to present a RiffWorks song file, or FourTrack’s session plist.
• Songs that have been posted previously to RiffWorld are eligible, but must be posted again.
• Songs submitted to previous RiffRumbles are not eligible.
• Impolite, offensive, disrespectful, insulting, or inflammatory language toward RiffWorld users, Sonoma staff, or in your lyrics, description, title or shouts may cause you to be disqualified, as it goes against our website terms of use. Do not respond to inflammatory language – contact support with proof, or delete the shout.
• Public accusations of cheating may cause the accuser to be disqualified. If you believe someone may be cheating or violating the website terms of use, contact support.
• Sonoma reserves the right to disqualify any participant or any entry for any reason.
• Sonoma is not responsible for songs not entered properly or in a timely manner.
• Public voting begins June 12th, so the earlier you RiffCast the better. Voting rules below.
• Only one entry is allowed per person, and must be entered June 12th 00:01 – June 25 23:59 PST. If you enter a song prior to June 12 or after June 25, the riffrumble19 tag will be removed, and it will be disqualified. If you would like to delete an entry, contact support to request this before June 25.
• You may enter multiple songs, but only the newest song posted will count as your entry through June 25 (23:59 PST). The previous song(s) you submit will not be eligible, the riffrumble19 tag will be removed, and shouts received on the previous song will not count.
• Entries are placed under Sonoma’s Website Terms of Use.
• Contestants worldwide are eligible, but must be over 13 years of age.
• Contestants must vote in the Contestants Choice category to be eligible to win (see below).
• One entry may only win one category. If one entry “wins” more than one category, it will only receive the higher-valued prize and forfeit the lower-valued prize(s). The runner-up entry in the lower-valued prize category will win that category.
• Collaboration Specifics (Using RiffLink)
◦ You may participate in as many collaboration entries as you’d like.
◦ Make it clear to the other song collaborators that it is a potential entry for RiffRumble 19.
◦ Only the creator of the collaboration may submit their mix of a collaboration to the ‘rumble.
◦ Remember to include both of these tags: riffrumble19 to be entered in the contest, andcollaboration so that it shows up when people are searching for all completed RiffLink collabs.
◦ All Contestants (including all collaborators) must vote in the Contestants’ Choice category in order for their song to be eligible to win any category, therefore it is in the creator’s best interest to get permission from the other collaborators to enter the collaboration into RiffRumble.
◦ Only the person who RiffCasts the song is eligible to win the prize. Sonoma is not responsible for splitting the prize.
◦ Collaborations that were started before May 2012 are not eligible unless you get permission from all collaborators and from marketing@sonomawireworks.com.
◦ Give credit to the contributors’ usernames in the credits and/or description.
• Collaboration Specifics (Non-RiffLink)
◦ RiffLink is recommended, but you may enter a collaboration that is created by sending RiffWorks files back and forth to each other if you follow these rules:
◦ RiffWorks must be used by all participants to record the song. Each collaborator must be prepared to send their .rws files to Sonoma.
◦ No more than 4 collaborators, including the “creator” may be involved in a song.
◦ The person playing the role of “creator” must be decided at the beginning of the collaboration. It must be agreed via email by all collaborators that: “The creator is the only person who may RiffCast the any version of the song into the contest, and is the only person eligible to win the prize if that song is chosen as a winner.” This written consent must be emailed to marketing@sonomawireworks.com before June 25th, including all usernames involved and copying all collaborators involved, in order for it to be a qualified entry. If any collaborator contact support within the entry period that they don’t agree, then it will be disqualified.
◦ Give credit to all contributors’ usernames in the credits and/or description.
◦ All collaborators involved must vote in the Contestants’ Choice category in order for their song to be eligible to win.
VOTING RULES – Judge’s Choice Category
• The top five songs from the Contestants’ Choice Category below will be presented to the guest judge. This judge will subjectively select one song to be the winner of the 1st prize. If there is a tie for the the top 5th song, then all the songs that received that number of votes will be given to the judge.
VOTING RULES – Contestants’ Choice Category
• Each contestant (every contributor) votes for 3 of their favorite songs that they did not contribute to. After listening to all the songs starting June 26, vote by emailing the name of your 3 favorite songs tomarketing@sonomawireworks.com. Vote, even if you do not receive an email from marketing, by July 2 (23:59 PST). All Contestants (including all collaborators) must vote in this category in order for their song to be eligible to win any category. If a contestant participates in more than one entry, the contestant only gets 3 votes total. Contestants’ Choice Votes will remain anonymous unless the voter chooses to tell people themselves. The top 5 songs chosen may be announced in the forum.
VOTING RULES – Public Popularity Category
• The public is welcome to vote by posting one positive ‘Shout’ on each of their favorite songs June 12 (00:01 PST) – July 2 (23:59 PST). All RR19 Song Entries
• Invite people (including other contestants) to add a “Shout” on your song as soon as it is entered. One Shout per person and per individual computer. Emailing friends, and posting your song to your web page, social networks, and forums is encouraged! Make sure people understand that they should “shout” only once per song.
• Because only RiffWorld.com members who are logged in may “Shout” in RiffWorld, each voter must have a RiffWorld username, or create one, and be logged in to RiffWorld.com in order to Shout. Do not create multiple usernames as this can cause technical difficulties for you and may cause disqualification.
• Delete negative or duplicate shouts in your own song entry.
• Negative shouts may also be removed by administrators. Profanity or inflammitory comments will not be tolerated. Contestants should not respond to inflammatory comments, or your song may be disqualified. If you notice offensive shouts, contact support.
• Contestants who receive more than one vote per person or computer, or shout more than once for a song may be disqualified. We have ways to see if individuals vote more than once, even from multiple accounts.
WINNERS
Winners will be announced in the RiffRumble Forum and in the Sonoma Wire Works Newsletter after the voting period is over and after the judge has time to review the contestants’ choice top 5.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Thank you to Taylor Guitars for sponsoring this contest. The prize guitar is a Taylor GS Mini guitar.*
* PRIZE DISCLAIMER
The guitar color and specs may vary from the one pictured. Delivery of prize may be subject to delays due to production schedules. All prize price values from Taylor and Sonoma are estimates and subject to change without notice.
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