As many of you already know, The Cars have re-formed, sans Ric Ocasek. But it's not like they started a reality show and ended up with someone like JD Fortune fronting the band - instead, they got the legendary Todd Rundgren to take the mic. There's a new album in the works, and the first taste of it is "Not Tonight". You can get the video here:
Not Tonight (video)
First thoughts: A pretty good song, definitely has the classic Cars sound. The references to Blackberry and e-Mail are a bit cheesy and date the song, but otherwise it's a blast. There's been some controversy about this version of The Cars among the die-hards, but I'm keeping an open mind.
And for readers in the USA: they're slated to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this evening.
Thanks to Bob M. for the link to the video and the Leno news.
UPDATE: "Not Tonight" is now available as a download from eMusic, along with the New Cars' version of "Just What I Needed".