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Archive: 2008

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  1. Guitar stars pay tribute to Les Paul

    - By Arend, Nov 16, 2008 12:00 AM
    A guitar star-powered, sold-out concert in Cleveland in honor of Les Paul, the original guitar hero, turned out to be a lot more exciting than any video game!
  2. Nightwatcher - Ever Changing Times and life after Toto

    - By Arend, Oct 24, 2008 12:00 AM

    In October 2008 Nightwatcher had the wonderful opportunity to catch up with Lukather at home in California during a break in the tour schedule to discuss the new album, the breakup of Toto, his thoughts on the current state of the music business and much more.

  3. Lukather & tour band after ECT touring 2008

    - By Arend, Oct 10, 2008 12:00 AM
    By the end of September 2008, right before the LA and Japan concerts, Reggie Boyle talked with Steve Lukather and his tour band about the 2008 leg of the ECT tour in Europe and the US.
  4. Steve Lukather: Les Paul loyalist

    - By Arend, Sep 12, 2008 12:00 AM
    Steve Lukather is among the artists paying tribute to the inventor of the guitar they play the most, Les Paul. On Les Paul & Friends: A Tribute to a Legend, Steve Lukather and Chieli Minucci are featuring on I saw the light. Aerosmith'Joe Perry, Les Paul and Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall tackle Al Kooper's I love you more than you'll ever know. Peter Frampton, Les and Johnny Rzeznik from the Goo Goo Dolls cover U-2's All I ever want is you. Other artists on the album include Richie Sambora, Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Joan Osborne and the late Hiram Bullock, in his last recording. The album will be out on September 30th. Note: This album is different from the 2005 tribute album Les Paul & Friends: American made world played! On November 15th, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will hold a star-studded tribute concert to Les Paul.
  5. Reggie Boyle - Travis Toy (Rascal Flatts)

    - By Arend, Sep 12, 2008 12:00 AM
    Steve Lukather guested with Rascal Flatts at the Susquehana Center in the Philadelphia area on September 12th 2008. Luke sang the Toto hits "I'll be Over You" and "Rosanna" and jammed on the RF hit "These Days" . The RF guys are huge fans of Steve Lukather,Toto and classic rock in general. I had the chance to talk to RF bandmember Travis Toy who plays guitar and pedal steel guitar for RF.
  6. Lukather appearance with Rascall Flatts

    - By Arend, Aug 30, 2008 12:00 AM
    On Friday September 12th 2008 Steve Lukather will be making a "special guest" appearance with country giants Rascal Flatts at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Philadelphia-Camden NJ. Steve Lukather has recently performed at the historic Red Rocks near Denver supporting Jethro Tull. This historic show on September 12th will feature Steve performing some Toto hits along with Steve playing with Rascal Flatts on some of their biggest hits.
  7. An official announcement from Toto

    - By Arend, Jul 15, 2008 12:00 AM
    After a 31 year career, the current line up of Toto (Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro, Simon Phillips, Bobby Kimball and Greg Phillinganes) have decided to go their separate ways and begin new chapters in their lives.
  8. Darrin Fox - 50 Essential Guitar DVDs

    - By Arend, Jun 21, 2008 12:00 AM
    In January 2008 the Guitar Player staff went about choosing the top 50 essential guitar DVDs. Among these 50 DVDs is The Paris Concert DVD by Larry Carlton & Steve Lukather.
  9. Reggie Boyle - ECT Tour rehearsal and band introduction

    - By Arend, Jun 15, 2008 12:00 AM
    On Friday June 13th our site backbone Reggie Boyle attented one of the last ECT Tour rehearsal days of Steve Lukather's new band in North Hollywood. Reggie made a personal report and some cool interviews to introduce all the band members.
  10. Steve Lukather - The end of Toto

    - By Arend, Jun 8, 2008 12:00 AM
    In several interviews and blogs Lukather made some (little) allusions to the end of Toto. The die heart fans got the message, BUT a lot of people didn’t got the clue and wouldn’t believe that Toto is over before they read it loud and clear from Steve Lukather himself. Here's Luke's announcement about the end of the Toto era.
  11. Reggie Boyle - Talking with Fee Waybill (Tubes)

    - By Arend, May 21, 2008 12:00 AM

    In December 2007 I met Fee Waybill the lead singer of The Tubes at a Richard Marx/Vince Gill Charity Event in Palm Springs, Ca. I thought with his longtime musical relationship/friendship with Steve Lukather Fee would be great for an interview. We ended up getting together at The Tubes show at the Canyon Club in Agoura, Ca. So here's a word from Steve on the road with Toto in Indonesia about his friend Fee and my interview with some pictures from that Agoura,Ca. Show.

  12. Reggie Boyle - Lukather on Rockline Radio

    - By Arend, May 19, 2008 12:00 AM
    Rockline and it's host Bob "B.C." Coburn are an institution in the Rock Music Radio world. The syndicated show is aired across the nation and is heard by as many as 2,000,000 listeners. B.C. has hosted well over 2,500 shows with guests such as Rod Stewart, The Who, Jeff Beck, Ringo, George,Paul, Elton John, Bob Dylan and Robert Plant just to name a very few! Steve Lukather called him a legend. Luke was B.C.'s guest the night I was lucky enough to attend Rockline. Luke was there to promote his latest solo C.D. "Ever Changing Times" and touch on his historic past work.
  13. Michael Molenda - Steve Lukather

    - By Arend, May 1, 2008 12:00 AM
    During a NAMM 2008 diner earlier this year, Michael Molenda (Guitar Player Magazine) had a chat with Steve Lukather about his new solo album and his future plans.
  14. My brother Jeff Healey gone

    - By Arend, Mar 3, 2008 12:00 AM
    Lukather: "I got the bad news this morning. I spoke to him YESTERDAY! I got to say everything I wanted to and even made him laugh. We have been dear pals for many years. I loved him very much. I am gutted to say the least. I knew he was real sick with cancer again but I think everyone was praying for a miracle.
  15. Luke winner best rock guitarist poll

    - By Arend, Feb 28, 2008 12:00 AM
    Steve Lukather turned out to be the winner of the Best Rock Guitarist competition at VoteNumber1.com. In the final lap he got more votes than his peer Brian May (Queen).

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