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Archive: 2005

Total articles: 14

  1. Matthias Mineur - Lukather, Bradshaw & Cartaya

    - By Arend, Aug 31, 2005 12:00 AM

    For the September issue of the German guitar magazine Gitarre & Bass, Matthias Mineur made interviews with Steve Lukather, Bob Bradshaw and Oskar Cartaya on July 5th in the Fabrik in Hamburg. Here are some of the most interesting quotes from the interviews.

  2. Reggie Boyle - Lukather in West Hollywood

    - By Arend, Aug 23, 2005 12:00 AM
    Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball and David Paich as well as Heaven & Earth, Howard Leese of Heart and Albert Lee joined others to jam at the House of Blues on Sunset and celebrate over 30 years of music. Bringing them together for one night on August 23rd was the Calabasas Magazine Music Party benefiting The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and celebrating THE MUSIC ISSUE.
  3. Lukather featuring in new Van Halen book

    - By Arend, Aug 12, 2005 12:00 AM

    After two years of research, and a lifetime of being a VH fan, author Abel Sanchez has recently completed a new Van Halen book. Entitled "Van Halen 101," it is currently being published by Author House and slated for release in September 2005. "Van Halen 101" is a comprehensive guide to the amazing history, music, impact & influence of the Mighty VH. No hype, no bs, just the facts.

  4. The making of Falling in Between (Toto)

    - By Arend, Jul 23, 2005 12:00 AM

    The Toto album Falling in Between was released on Februari 10th 2006 in Europe and Asia. The Toto world tour 2006 started on Februari 25th 2006 in the Apollo in London. At this special section you can find all the important info and side stories about the making of this album.

  5. Frank Scheck - Les Paul 90th Birthday Salute

    - By Arend, Jun 23, 2005 12:00 AM
    The JVC Jazz Festival couldn't have picked a more deserving subject for a tribute than Les Paul, feted Sunday June 19th at Carnegie Hall in commemoration of his 90th birthday (which actually occurred June 9).
  6. A.J. Alfaro - Les Paul's 90th Birthday Salute

    - By Arend, Jun 19, 2005 12:00 AM
    On June 19th Les Paul celebrated his 90th birthday with an all star guitarists show at the Isaac Stern Auditorium in New York (USA). A.J. Alfaro (NewportJazz-NYC.com) made a report with pictures of this extra-ordinary event.
  7. Walter Kolosky - Very impressive release

    - By Arend, Jun 12, 2005 12:00 AM
    Tone Center, Mike Varney’s fusion-only label, is not only helping to keep the genre in good shape—it’s pumping it full of steroids. Last year the label released A Guitar Supreme: Giant Steps in Fusion Guitar. Such guitarists as Mike Stern, Larry Coryell, Eric Johnson, Steve Lukather, Greg Howe, Jeff Richman, Frank Gambale and others paid stringed tribute to the spirit of John Coltrane. This time around John McLaughlin and the legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra receive the treatment. Many of the same guitarists appear on this very impressive and important release. The music of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, first played over thirty years ago, provides the perfect material for some of today's greatest guitarists to test their mettle.
  8. J. Hudson & M. Leonard - Have guitar, will travel

    - By Arend, May 1, 2005 12:00 AM
    Legendary players are always cropping up in places you might not expect to find them, whether to pay the bills or help out an old friend. Guitarist delves into the complex world of the celebrity session player...
  9. Walter Kolosky - Lukather & Mahavishnu Orchestra

    - By Arend, Feb 14, 2005 12:00 AM
    For his own fans it's known that Lukather is a big fan of old school fusion, especially the music of The Mahavishnu Orchestra. Walter Kolosky (jazz patriot, reviewer for All About Jazz and writer of the book Girls Don't Like Real Jazz) interviewed Lukather for his new book. Here's Lukather speaking out on The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
  10. Robert Wolff - How to make it in the new music business

    - By Arend, Feb 9, 2005 12:00 AM

    How to Make It in the New Music Business, written by Robert Wolff in 2004, leads both novice and professional musicians into today's digital world, helping them to take complete control over all aspects of their music, from writing and performing to recording and selling. The following excerpt of Steve Lukather’s chapter (chapter 4) is used by permission from Robert Wolff. The book is published by Billboard Books/New York, and is available on amazon.com or in book stores everywhere.

  11. Todd Seely - Steve Lukather

    - By Arend, Feb 7, 2005 12:00 AM
    In February 2005 Todd Seely of The Fuze, an online rock journal, talked to Lukather about the new Toto album, the good old session years, the music industry and more. Here are some striking quotes from that extra-ordinary interview.
  12. Arend Slagman - Steve Lukather & Steely Dan

    - By Arend, Jan 15, 2005 12:00 AM

    From several interviews it's known that Steely Dan was and is one of Lukather's favorite bands of all time. With his high school band Still Life (that started in 1972) he played alot of Steely Dan tunes. Lukather: "When we played those songs, people thought they were great, but they also thought we’d written ’em (chuckles). We were like the Junior Steely Dan; Landau played the part of Denny Dias and I was Jeff Baxter. Donald [Fagen] and Walter [Becker] actually came to one of our high school gigs, and we freaked out! They’re still one my favorite bands."

  13. Pete Whittard - One-to-one with Steve Lukather

    - By Arend, Jan 1, 2005 12:00 AM
    On June 28th 2004, the day that Toto were playing a sell-out gig at London's Royal Albert Hall, Pete Whittard met up with Steve Lukather in his hotel room to give a fantastic insight in his playing and his career. In the January 2005 issue Guitar Techniques started part one of a three part video series with warm-ups, soloing over different chords and harmony examples. In February GT presented part two, with a lesson in emotive soloing. In March 2005 GT released the last part about funky guitar parts.

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