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  1. Arend Slagman - Toto and WorldWest Communications

    - By Arend, Nov 11, 2004 12:00 AM

    Since the production of Toto's 1995 album Tambu, Toto and Steve Lukather worked together with WorldWest Communications for the design and artworks of the album sleeves. For this article we collected some background information about the artwork of Tambu and the following albums.

  2. Robert Knight - My buddy Luke

    - By Arend, Oct 9, 2004 12:00 AM

    Robert Knight is a long time fan and buddy of Steve Lukather. As a photographer he worked with Luke on several Luke and Toto projects. Here's Roberts own story on Luke.

  3. Simon Badham - SL Essential Guitarist interview

    - By Arend, Oct 6, 2004 12:00 AM
    Recently Simon Badham interviewed Steve Lukather for EssentialGuitarist.com. We're happy to present a sneak preview of this hilareous interview. Luke: If I stop, I really don't know. I just love the live scedule. I love the life. It seems insane, I’m a middle aged guy… I'll be 47 in October and I'm still like a little kid... it keeps me young. Jetlag... I don't even know what that is anymore, I’m terminally jetlagged! I'm on the road 9 months a year; I have a great bunch of people around me to hold me up... I’m a small part of a big team. I think if anybody has a life worth a shit, they have people around them to help prop them up. I can't imagine anybody who's ego is that big that they'd say “I did it all myself”.
  4. Clemens Steenweg - The Steve Lukather interview

    - By Arend, Aug 2, 2004 12:00 AM
    On July 1st 2004 Clemens Steenweg did an interview with Luke in Hardenberg for Classic Rock Start Page. For Luke's website we made a summary with the most striking quotes. Luke: "We wanna give our fans. Without them, I mean, what the hell are we? Nothing! After 27 years, man, they still keep coming back! Man, we've got to make sure these people are happy! 'Cause they gave me a great life!"
  5. Andrew McNeice - Steve Lukather

    - By Arend, Aug 1, 2004 12:00 AM

    Steve Lukather and Toto have both had illustrious careers and Toto continues to tour heavily throughout Europe and beyond. Their work schedule is at time grueling and life on the road can take its toll. Steve talks candidly about the life of a rocker on the road and the ups and downs of the loss of a stable routine. That's here in the now - Steve also delves into the past for some more brutally honest and at times, hilarious insights into his career and life with Toto. Lukather: "If something's really successful people think it's great. It doesn't mean it's great it means the perception is, it must be great if millions of people are buying it. Millions of people buy shit too, doesn't mean it's great. And that shit is subjective."

  6. Luc de la Ruelle - Lukather gets a Nether lute

    - By Arend, Jul 4, 2004 12:00 AM
    On July 1st 2004, after the last Toto concert in Hardenberg, Don Willard, Lucky Luc de la Ruelle and Kim Lagarde went over to the hotel in Ommen and offered Luke a custom made Nether lute (Nederluit).
  7. Reggie Boyle - Lukather & Landau benefit

    - By Arend, Jun 14, 2004 12:00 AM
    It was a laid back night at the Baked Potato in West North Hollywood, Ca. There were no set lists just Luke & Landau playing whatever struck them as to their mood at the time.The combination of two amazing artists in such an intimate setting is always a nice treat.
  8. Robert Lloyd - Time of the Session

    - By Arend, Apr 1, 2004 12:00 AM
    When the music was fast, and the players anonymous. Most of the music you will ever hear will be played by people you will never see and whose names you will neither know nor think to ask. It will be recorded in windowless rooms, witnessed sometimes only by an engineer or producer, the now-ancient technology of the overdub making the presence even of other musicians unnecessary. For every superstar singer or guitar heroine whose name adorns a T-shirt or tattoo, there are hundreds whose work is done anonymously, or as good as. Who play their part, collect their pay and go home.
  9. Kenneth Sherman - Daryl Hall & John Oates, Suprising, amazing, experimental: WOW!

    - By Arend, Feb 12, 2004 12:00 AM
    When you mention Daryl Hall and John Oates, most people snicker while memories of cheesy videos and slick soul-tinged 80s pop dance around in their heads. Too bad no remembers this gem of an album, Along the red ledge. It’s an artistic triumph that reaches heights H and O never quite achieved again (although the two albums the proceeded it, X-Static and Voices came close). I was just a kid when Red ledge came out but even back then, I was blown away.
  10. Steve Lang - Steve Lukather Interview

    - By Arend, Feb 8, 2004 12:00 AM

    Steve Lang made a long and deep interview for guitarhoo.com with Luke, right before he left for the Toto 2004 tour. Lukather on how he would like to be remembered: "HMM... I guess I just want people to say I was a nice guy with a good heart who was funny as fuck and a great father and husband and friend. Probably the same as anyone, and maybe I was a pretty good guitar player for a white guy. Hahaha."

  11. Night of the Proms figures

    - By Arend, Jan 7, 2004 12:00 AM
    The Night of the Proms concerts in 2003 have been very successful. Never before Toto and the rest of the contributing artists were playing for such an amount of people as they did last year. In October-December more then 600.000 people came to see and hear the classical, pop and rock artsists in Belgium (330.953), Holland (147.945) and Germany (129.175). (Thanks to Reggie Boyle)
  12. Arend Slagman - Lukather & Dragon ball

    - By Arend, Jan 5, 2004 12:00 AM
    In January 2004 Luke told us that he, Mike Porcaro and Simon Phillips contributed to the music scores of Dragon ball video games on a regularly base. In this article we present a couple of soundclips.
  13. Andrea Schwarz - Lukather & Friends Christmas album

    - By Arend, Dec 7, 2003 12:00 AM
    Toto... well we are on tour till Dec 22 in Europe. We are writing a new Cd of all original material and its gonna be a killer. We are really gonna go for it and give everyone THE BEST Toto ever. We will take a long time to get it right so dont expect it till late 2004 or early 2005.
  14. Kathy - Interview with Steve Lukather 1 & 2

    - By Arend, Nov 4, 2003 12:00 AM
    Recently Kathy from strikeabalance.net managed a deep and very personal interview with Steve Lukather. At the interviews section we made some striking quotes. Luke: "I mean we have survived: death, drugs, marriages, divorce, money stolen - accountants ripping us off, just you know beaten up by the press, getting older, happiness, elation, awards; all the shit you know, we’ve been through it all. We still love each other, yeah we fight sometimes, not much."
  15. Arend Slagman - Jimi Hendrix Files Tour

    - By Arend, Oct 12, 2003 12:00 AM
    The Hendrix Files Tour 2003, arranged by Phil Bee, took place from October 6th till October 12th in Hamburg (Germany), Harderwijk, Rijssen, Maastricht, Weert and Zoetermeer (Holland). In a three hours show the Swizz band More Experience, Jan Akkerman and Steve Lukather played interpretations of their fav Hendrix songs.
  16. Website launch SteveLukather.net

    - By Arend, Oct 9, 2003 12:00 AM
    On October 9th 2003 the launch of the new version of stevelukather.net took place. After a short introduction and a cool explanation of the techniques behind the site by Kayb Slagman, Lukather launched the site. After the launch he did an overwelming unplugged set with a couple of songs he hardly played live before (Hate everything about you, Swear your love, Extinction blues, Hero with a 1,000 eyes, The gift of faith, The road goes on, Look out for angels and The Christmas song). Later on we'll add some cool pictures from the entire party. It was a blast for us to see how everybody enjoyed this afternoon. Thanks to everyone who participated in this project.
  17. Michael Popke - Toto: Live in Amsterdam DVD

    - By Arend, Oct 4, 2003 12:00 AM
    Anyone who thinks, says or writes that the guys in Toto are a bunch of wussies needs to plop their asses in front of this DVD for 103 minutes and change their minds. It won’t take long, believe me.
  18. David B. - Steve Lukather

    - By Arend, Aug 5, 2003 12:00 AM

    Lukather: "When the record companies got all hip to ProTools, they went fuck it, we'll give you $50K and whatever you don't spend, you can keep. Which makes people greedy. So then they don't want to pay the "A" session guys. So they'll get some kid who has good ideas but who can't necessarily execute them well. And it doesn't matter because they can fix it all. It's a different era, man. The session scene is dead. It doesn't exist!"

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