The Nazz was an American rock band formed in Philadelphia in 1967. The group was founded by guitarist and principal songwriter Todd Rundgren and bassist Carson Van Osten. Drummer Thom Mooney and vocalist/keyboardist Robert "Stewkey" Antoni joined soon after. The group is best known for their debut single "Open My Eyes”, and "Hello It's Me". Their name was derived from the Yardbirds' song "The Nazz Are Blue". Between 1968 and 1969, the Nazz released two albums (Nazz and Nazz Nazz). Following the group's disbandment in 1969, a collection of archival Nazz recordings was compiled and released under the title Nazz III, and Rundgren recorded a solo version of "Hello It's Me" that reached number 5 on the U.S. charts.