Rick Springfield Weekend

toddfbsquare01It’s back to work on my own music after a fun weekend checking out the Rick Springfield show at the Emerald Queen Casino. He put on one hell of a show for being 62 years old. It gave me a ton of inspiration to get my latest music finished up and out there. Many of you either don’t know or don’t believe me that Rick was one of my main influences since I was little to write and play music. It was fantastic to see him and remain inspired to create.

Vocals For Rick Springfield Record

I was really excited yesterday to record vocals for the chorus of a Rick Springfield song. I know it’s a cheesy little contest that anyone can enter, but I’ve been a fan of his for 30 years and having a little part on a record of his is totally cool in my book! Now we’ll see if I’ll even be able to hear myself anywhere on it when it comes out. Either way, good times! Here’s a link to my submitted video…

A Personal Message From Todd

20120209-065855As many of you already know, I work part time at my son’s elementary school in between recording with the Steel Toe Mafia and my own projects. Recently there was a terrible tragedy involving two young children, one who attended first grade in our school.

Needless to say, the last few days have been extremely difficult for everyone in our school and the entire community. I have had a very hard time dealing with and accepting the fact that something like this could happen, let alone to a child I knew and played with almost daily at recess.

IMG_6506For the next few days, I’m going to avoid the social media and news sites on the Internet as much as possible. New information about the case being released daily and people arguing about this information is not helping our grieving process. Here is my Facebook post from yesterday:

Okay… Enough is enough!

I’m seriously having social and news media sensory overload. We can all point fingers but ultimately the ONLY one to blame is their dad for this horrific crime.

Those of us who were directly involved with the Powell and Cox families are having a really hard time with everything, only to have additional information released daily adding additional emotions to the ones that we already can’t control or contain… We’re human. We are just trying to accept this.

With that said, I’m signing off of Facebook for a few days or more to get my life back and my head straight with all of this…

I would like to thank everyone for their support and concerns for me as I work this through. Your messages, posts and texts have meant the world to me! I’m going to lose myself in my music and get some releases out there… For me, and for you to enjoy. Take care.

Shotgun Betty’s First Single Released

sgbanothersingleSteel Toe Mafia is proud to be part of the much anticipated first single from Shotgun Betty released for purchase and stream today. Currently available exclusively through Reverb Nation, ‘Another Night In Hell’ is the first track on the upcoming debut album titled Flat Black Shine.

The New CD Is Here

toddcowboycover01Just got the physical copy of my CD and it looks great! No store is set up just yet to purchase, just online… but if you’d like an actual copy and can’t wait, hit us up with an email and we’ll get back to you!

Have a wonderful Christmas, and I look forward to bringing you some Shotgun Betty music the first part of 2011!

Off To Press

toddcowboycover01Yes! I can finally say that the physical CD for my solo project is out and on it’s way to the duplicator! After a few delays and other projects and commitments… Finally!

Should be back and available a few days shy of Christmas! No online store available for my music and merchandise just yet, but plans are in the works…

My New Tattoo

toddtatsq01Here’s a shot of my newly tatted arm! Yeah!

I think most things have been added and links have been fixed! Just looking for a cool online photo gallery that we can used to start posting picks of all we do… Shots from recording, Shotgun Betty stuff… you know! Anyways, I think I’m done on here for the new few days as I get the physical CD of ‘The One Thing’ wrapped up and out to the CD maker people.

Enjoy the rest of the week. I’ll be enjoying my cold! *cough, cough, sniffle, sniffle*

‘Boom Boom Yeah!’ Single Released

boomboomyeah-single011One of the more upbeat, hip-rock tunes off of Todd Hayden’s album, ‘Boom Boom Yeah!’ was released for free streaming today.

‘This song throws in a mix of where I was, where I am, and where I want to be in my life within the lyrics.’ Says Todd ‘It’s a rockin’, groovy, hip kind of song. If you don’t tap your foot or sing along you are most likely dead.’

‘Boom Boom Yeah!’, along with all the other tracks off of ‘The One Thing’ are available at most online music retailers. A current list is available at http://www.toddhayden.com or by Googling ‘Todd Hayden.’

‘Liar’ Single Released

liar-single01-2The latest track ‘Liar’ was released today by Todd Hayden. The fourth track off his solo debut ‘The One Thing.’ ‘This track is about a woman who is totally classy in public and probably wouldn’t give me the time of day, but a total freak in the bedroom when no one is looking. Acting all innocent in public when all along loving what I’m telling her. It’s just a great sexy track.’ Says Todd.

Digital purchases of each song or entire CD available at most online music retailers.