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  1. Steve Lukather on new album Christian Tolle Project

    - By Arend, Oct 10, 2016 12:22 PM

    Last Friday, October 7th, German composer and guitar player Christian Tolle released his 4th solo album Now & Then for Fast Ball Music. Steve Lukather appears on 5 of the 13 album tracks, among a selection of fine musicians from Germany, Holland and the USA.

  2. Nerve Bundle in December, Jeff Babko talking now with Reggie!

    - By Arend, Sep 15, 2016 2:45 PM

    Extra, extra from Steve Lukather: "By overwhelming request a 3rd night has been added on Thursday December 1st. Two shows!"  

    Jeff Babko is a very talented multi instrumentalist who is probably most well known for being the keyboardist, musical arranger and composer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live". He tours with Steve Lukather/Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, James Taylor, Martin Short/Steve Martin and Sheryl Crow just to name a few. He even toured Europe with Toto in 2000. He is also part of "Nerve Bundle" where Jeff is joined by Steve Lukather (g,v), Toss Panos (d) and Jorgen Carlsson (b). Nerve Bundle is playing the legendary Baked Potato on December 2nd and 3rd two sets each night. I thought it was a great excuse to talk to Jeff and get an update from him as to what's going on in his musical life and beyond. 

  3. Reggie Boyle on 9/11 American Tour Ending Show Toto

    - By Arend, Sep 13, 2016 11:22 AM

    Toto was playing the last show of their American Tour that had criss crossed the States to sold out and nearly sold out venues. Mid State California at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre was the landing spot for this very successful jaunt. This was the first time in ages that Toto had hit the U.S. by themselves and it was with much triumph!. It had also been a long time that the Toto fans were treated to such a lengthy set list Stateside. The Toto machine has been gaining momentum in recent years.

  4. Reggie Boyle about the Toto gig in Music City Nashville

    - By Arend, Aug 29, 2016 9:00 AM

    It was very appropriate that Toto was playing in "Music City", Nashville, Tennessee. It was even more appropriate that they were playing at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Thoughts of Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Elvis Presley, Louis Armstrong, Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft and even Charlie Chaplin danced in my head. All of those people had performed or spoken in these hallowed halls. 

  5. Toto Live at Montreux 1991 on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and Digital Video

    - By Arend, Jul 12, 2016 8:22 PM

    At the personal invitation of Quincy Jones and legendary Montreux Jazz Festival founder Claude Nobs to perform at the famed Swiss festival, Toto couldn’t resist the opportunity, resulting in Toto: Live At Montreux 1991. “From the perspective of the members of Toto,” states guitarist Steve Lukather, “the Montreux Jazz Festival is amongst the most revered events staged in the world. Our association, as a band, and individuals, is something we are deeply proud of. So much fun, and so much history has graced the ground in and around the lake.”

  6. Ringo's All Starr Band in Denver and Los Angeles: Reggie was there!

    - By Arend, Jul 1, 2016 11:49 AM

    The 2016 edition of Ringo Starr's All Starr band is continuing to set historic records. The same version of the Starrs has toured for 5 years now. The next longest edition only lasted over portions of 2 years. This 12th All Starr Band chosen by the former Beatle Ringo is again Steve Lukather (Toto g,v), Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey k,v), Richard Page (Mr. Mister b,v), Todd Rundgren (Utopia, Nazz g,v), Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth d) and Warren Ham (v, sax, k). Ham is the only change having jumped on board in 2014 to replace Mark Rivera. 
    Reggie Boyle was there in Denver and L.A. to report both shows.

  7. First album Steve Porcaro with Jeff, Mike & Luke a.o.

    - By Arend, Jun 18, 2016 10:31 AM

    Co-founding member of Toto, Steve Porcaro released his first ever solo album, Someday/Somehow, on June 10th 2016.

    Porcaro’s first album has actually been in the making since 1983. With “Back To You” first being worked on by Toto in 1983 and “More Than I Can Take” being the most recent track he finished.

  8. Shawn Perry - The Steve Porcaro interview (vintagerock.com)

    - By Arend, Jun 18, 2016 10:11 AM

    If you don’t know who the Porcaro brothers are, just peruse any popular album from the 70s and 80s, and chances are Jeff (drums), Mike (bass) and/or Steve (keyboards) played on it. Paul McCartney, Steely Dan, Peter Frampton, Pink Floyd, Boz Scaggs, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Yes, even Michael Jackson — they all called one or the other of the Porcaros to join them in the studio. When they weren’t busy doing sessions or writing songs for others, the brothers played together, at various points, in Toto.

    Tragically, Jeff and Mike passed away in 1992 and 2015, respectively, leaving their youngest brother Steve to carry the legacy. The keyboardist has been in and out of Toto over the years, but since returning in 2009, he’s become a more integral part of the band. At the same time, the man who wrote Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” developed a desire to release a record of his own. His 2016 debut solo effort Someday/Somehow is the perfect vehicle for Porcaro, whose keyboard prowess has often been an overlooked component of the Toto sound (listen to his work on “Africa”).

     

  9. Steve Porcaro to release first ever solo album

    - By Arend, Apr 15, 2016 12:07 PM

    Steve Porcaro will release his first ever solo album, Someday/Somehow, on June 10th.
    Porcaro’s first album has actually been in the making since 1983. With “Back To You” first being worked on by Toto in 83’ and “More Than I Can Take” being the most recent track he finished.

  10. 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).

  11. 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."

  12. 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:

  13. 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)

  14. 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.

  15. 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)

  16. 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

  17. 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.

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