In the August 2015 issue of Guitar Player, the Toto rocker and session legend, Steve Lukather, dishes on the new Toto record, the blues, YouTube shredders, and the most terrifying recording date of his life. Bonus! Luke tells how he got the gig with Ringo. By Matt Blackett.
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In the media - By Arend, Jul 9, 2015 3:02 PM
Photo report Toto at the Ziggo Dome AmsterdamEditorial - By Arend, Jun 3, 2015 9:29 AM
On Saturday May 30th Toto played the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam for 14.000 people wild to party together with the 9 top notch musicians on stage. Hans Colijn was there to shoot some cool photos you can enjoy here! Thanks alot Hans!
CJ Vanston strikes again: There's a thirst for real musicInterview - By Arend, Jun 3, 2015 7:11 AM
Recently Reggie Boyle talked again with CJ Vanston. Vanston produced, engineered, mixed, played keyboards on, sang, and co-wrote (2 songs) on the new Toto release “Toto XIV.” Reggie talked to CJ before the release of XIV and he wanted to talk to him after the release to get his reaction to it's success. Reggie also wanted to dig a little deeper into this stellar release. CJ was again was kind enough to squeeze him into his vey busy schedule. They met at his Los Angeles area studio where Jeff "Skunk" Baxter was coming in, just after the interview, to work on a new CD with CJ.
Toto sounding at the very top of their gameEditorial - By Arend, May 16, 2015 8:43 AM
Steve Lukather invited Reggie Boyle to the last day of Toto European Tour rehearsals in North Hollywood, CA. This was the last rehearsal stateside before they were leaving for overseas. The 40 date tour will be highlighted by shows at the O2 in Manchester UK, Hammersmith in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest, Rome, and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Original bass player David Hungate is back once again, percussionist extraordinaire and longtime Toto Family member Lenny Castro has returned along with David Paich (k,v ), Steve Porcaro (k,v ), Joseph Williams (v),Shannon Forrest (d), Mabvuto Carpenter (v) and Jenny Douglas (v).
Here's Reggie's report with some cool pics from Alex Kluft.
Lukather on Toto’s overlooked Yes connections: ‘Shameless nods to our heroes? Sure’In the media - By Arend, Apr 6, 2015 2:45 PM
Steve Lukather knows just what your average classic-rock fan is going to say about Toto’s just-announced 2015 summer North American tour with Yes — at least at first. “Really! That’s interesting,” he says, chuckling. “Then they might go, ‘Wow, that’s really cool! I’d go see that.'”
Toto & YES Join Together For Late Summer North American TourNews - By Arend, Apr 6, 2015 2:26 PM
World-renowned recording artists, YES and Toto, today announced they will join forces this summer for a co-headlining North American tour.
XIV most successful Toto studio album in over 25 yearsNews - By Arend, Apr 5, 2015 3:07 PM
After a ten year recording hiatus, Toto has returned with one of their most successful albums ever. Released last week, TOTO XIV charted all around the world showing the true dedication of their worldwide fans. The album landed in the Top 10 on the charts in nine countries (Germany #4, Netherlands #2, Japan #2, Denmark #7, Czech Republic #10, Finland #5, Norway #6, Sweden #4 and Switzerland #3). TOTO XIV also became the first new studio album to chart in the US & UK since 1988’s The Seventh One.
Steve Lukather talks about Toto XIV, Mike P. and much more...Interview - By Arend, Mar 25, 2015 10:16 AM
Melissa Parker made a smashing interview with Luke for Smashing Interviews Magazine on March 21st. They talked about Toto XIV, the passing of Mike and what's happening with the world. She allowed us to add some striking snippets to our website. Thanks Melissa!
Steve Lukather looks back on his bandmate Mike PorcaroIn the media - By Arend, Mar 18, 2015 10:31 AM
Toto lead guitarist Steve Lukather spoke to The L.A. Times (Randy Lewis) on Monday (March 16th) following the death Sunday of the band's longtime bassist, Mike Porcaro, at age 59 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig.
David Hungate: I'm so glad to be playing Toto music again!Interview - By Arend, Mar 3, 2015 7:33 PM
David Hungate is the original bass player in Toto. He has a legendary amount of studio session credits that include Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Shania Twain, Boz Scaggs, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Chet Atkins, Vince Gill, Joe Cocker among countless others. David made a triumphant return to Toto last year after an over 3 decade hiatus. He also contributed to the long awaited Toto studio release Toto XIV. Hungate was kind enough to lend Reggie Boyle some of his time to talk about his return to Toto and many other subjects.
Andrew McNeice's review Toto XIV on MelodicRock.comIn the media - By Arend, Feb 23, 2015 11:00 AM
If Falling In Between and Hydra got it on with The Seventh One and Fahrenheit at a club called Tambu, then the kid would called Toto XIV.
In a word: brilliant.
In several: Toto XIV is a complete change of pace from Falling In Between, but is far more representative of the Toto legacy.
In fact, if someone asked me what Toto sounded like, previously I'd be hard pressed to think of which album best represented who they are as a band. It always depends on my mood. Not anymore.
Toto debut new video's for "Orphan" and "Holy War" singlesNews - By Arend, Feb 6, 2015 5:53 PM
The first three tracks from TOTO XIV, called “Orphan”, "Holy War" and "Burn", are available to view now on YouTube:
CJ Vanston: I wanted to show the World what a great f***ing band Toto isInterview - By Arend, Feb 6, 2015 10:26 AM
CJ Vanston produced the new Toto XIV album (released in Europe March 20 in the US March 24). He is also a keyboard player, film composer and man of many talents. Reggie Boyle ran into him at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show where he kindly agreed to do an interview. Reggie met him at his studio, The Tree House in the Los Angeles area where they chatted about many different things. They sat in the very comfortable control room which was the same exact spot where most of Toto's long awaited album was recorded.
Lenny Castro interview by Reggie BoyleInterview - By Arend, Jan 22, 2015 8:49 AM
Lenny Castro is a first call cat in the live percussion and session percussion game. He has an unbelievable list of sessions and live gigs. He is currently playing with Joe Bonamassa and is also well known for playing with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks among many, many others as well as Toto from the very beginning. He has recently rejoined Toto on their new album Toto XIV due March 24 in America and is joining them for their World Tour 2015. It has been a few decades since he played with them live but he never left the Toto family as he has been a part of their studio albums since back in the day. With original bass player David Hungate rejoining Toto last year and remaining on, this really solidifies Toto for 2015. I asked Lenny if he could spare some time for an interview and he didn't hesitate to agree. Lenny kindly invited me to his home where we basked in the January Southern California warmth and sun and covered many subjects.
ToneConcepts Inc. signature Steve Lukather pedalNews - By Arend, Jan 21, 2015 12:28 PM
TORONTO, CANADA -- ToneConcepts Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Steve Lukather’s signature pedal, “The Luke”, developed in collaboration with one of the world’s most respected guitar players. “The Luke” is the first pedal in our upcoming ICON series of signature pedals developed with the world’s foremost guitarists.
Toto – XIV: Something Else! Sneak peek.In the media - By Arend, Jan 19, 2015 3:16 PM
Every long-hoped-for return from a legacy band brings with it the thorny issue of expectations. They must, alternatively, sound like themselves — and like something brand new. It’s an almost impossible proposition, but one that Toto deftly pulls off with the forthcoming XIV. By Nick DeRiso, somethingelsereviews.com, 2015/01/17.
Toto's first new album in almost 10 years given release dateNews - By Arend, Jan 8, 2015 2:08 PM
Frontiers Music Srl has announced a March 20 release date for TOTO XIV in Europe, with The UK and Oceania on March 23, and North America on March 24. The album will hit retail globally, with specific dates for territories in Asia, South America and others to follow.
Hello 2015, goodbye 2014...Editorial - By Arend, Dec 20, 2014 9:57 AM
Steve Lukather: "Hi everyone. What a year...
I am so very thankful to you all for the support and friendship and thanks for making this a great year for me.
Toto has the new album (Toto XIV) dropping end of March worldwide with a world tour to start in May and will go for the next few years. So don't be bummed if you don't see your city or country as it is a big world and we plan of seeing as many of you all as possible in 2015 and 2016 and beyond..."
David Paich and Steve Lukather honored with "Music Lifetime Legend Inspiration" award".News - By Arend, Nov 24, 2014 4:17 PM
Vegas Rocks! Magazine organized the fifth annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards 2014. This event celebrated Vegas Rocks! Magazine's 10th anniversary as the first-ever all-rock publication produced in Las Vegas. The 2014 awards show was held Sunday, November 23 at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort.
When Sessions Reigned Supreme: The Players, Studios from L.A.’s Golden AgeEditorial - By Arend, Oct 12, 2014 9:20 AM
On October 1st 2014 MixOnLine.com published a great article by Robyn Flans about the golden years of the L.A. session scene. Flans was supported by David Foster, Bob Glaub, Dean Parks, Jim Keltner, John Robinson and Steve Lukather to make this a memorable story.
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