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  1. Reggie Boyle reviews Nerve Bundle at the Baked Potato

    - By Arend, Dec 15, 2015 10:08 AM

    "Nerve Bundle" formerly known as "Sphinctersaywhat" played six shows at The Baked Potato in Los Angeles, Ca, December 11, 12 and 13. The band is Steve Lukather guitar & vocals (Toto, Ringo Starr's All Starr's), Jeff Babko keyboards (Jimmy Kimmel Band, Larry Carlton, James Taylor), Toss Panos (Rosi Draco Rossa, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Michael Landau) drums and Jorgen Carlsson bass (Gov't Mule).

  2. Hello 2016, goodbye 2015

    - By Arend, Dec 9, 2015 8:36 PM

    "My dear friends...
    I wish to send you all a HUGE Thank You for all the support and friendship you have all given me this year.
    As it has also been a scary end of the year... my only wish for this Holiday is a safe and peaceful 2016!
    May you all he happy and safe enjoying the Holidays with your loved ones as I am."

  3. ToneConcepts Inc. launches the “Win What Luke Plays” Contest

    - By Arend, Nov 13, 2015 3:08 PM

    TORONTO, CANADA – ToneConcepts Inc. is pleased to announce the “Win What Luke Plays” contest in collaboration with Steve Lukather, Ernie Ball, Sterling by Music Man and TOTO.

    The contest is open to entrants worldwide and offers Luke’s fans the chance to win what one of the world’s most respected and versatile guitarists plays, including:

  4. Ringo starting off the American Tour, show #2

    - By Arend, Oct 6, 2015 12:09 PM

    The 12th edition of the Ringo Starr All Starr band is by far the longest tenured version of this ensemble. This group is more of a band than any other edition which was started by Ringo in 1989. Some of the All Starr editions were only together over one calendar year. These All Starr's have been together since 2012. (by Reggie Boyle)

  5. Toto at the Greek in Los Angeles

    - By Arend, Sep 8, 2015 7:33 AM

    Toto played a homecoming show at the Greek Theatre, on Sunday September 6th in Los Angeles Ca. with Yes. Family and emotions were the key going into the show but musicianship and raw power took over. Reggie Boyle was there, as usual, to make a report for Luke's website.

  6. Steve Lukather talks session work

    - By Arend, Sep 7, 2015 9:43 AM

    During their conversation about the new Toto album and the USA tour with Yes, Matt Wardlaw took the opportunity to ask Lukather about some of the classic rock-related highlights from his lengthy career of session work outside of Toto and he was happy to share some of his favorite memories.
    (By Matt Wardlaw, Ultimateclassicrock.com, August 19 2015)

  7. TOTO: The Synth Statesmen of progressive pop return

    - By Arend, Jul 23, 2015 7:24 PM

    Their stats are staggering. The members of Toto have collectively performed on over 500 albums over the course of 38 years, amassing over half a billion unit sales and 200 Grammy nominations. Few popular groups feature even a single keyboardist-meets-producer as accomplished as either David Paich or Steve Porcaro, let alone the one-two punch of both such titans collaborating seamlessly in the studio and onstage. By Jerry Kovarsky, Keyboardmag.com, July 13, 2015

  8. Steve Lukather Talks About His Most Shocking Studio Sessions

    - By Arend, Jul 9, 2015 3:02 PM

    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.

  9. Photo report Toto at the Ziggo Dome Amsterdam

    - 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!

  10. CJ Vanston strikes again: There's a thirst for real music

    - 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.   

  11. Toto sounding at the very top of their game

    - 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.

  12. XIV most successful Toto studio album in over 25 years

    - 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.

  13. Steve Lukather talks about Toto XIV, Mike P. and much more...

    - 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!

  14. Steve Lukather looks back on his bandmate Mike Porcaro

    - 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.

  15. David Hungate: I'm so glad to be playing Toto music again!

    - 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.

  16. Andrew McNeice's review Toto XIV on MelodicRock.com

    - 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.

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