Blog Posts - Steve Lukather

Toto - 2016 Summer Tour “An Evening With Toto”

Toto is back on tour this summer with a new string of shows beginning August 12th in Riverside, IA with confirmed appearances at New York’s Town Hall, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Denver’s Paramount Theatre and other markets, concluding Sep...

Toto, “Lion” from Isolation (1984): Toto Tuesdays

Lyrically direct yet with a playful turn on the word "lion," this Fergie Frederiksen-sung Toto song is sharp, funky and precise.
by Something Else Reviews on Aug 2, 2016

Refinishing A Music Man Luke Part 2 | The Final Reveal

In Part One of refinishing this Music Man Luke guitar, we talked about the many stages and the many days it took to get the guitar to its final state.Reggie, the owner of this guitar, spent many hours with our patient Italian friend, luthier Luca Qua...
by The Guitar Column on May 4, 2016

Música que inspira – ‘Cause we’ve ended as lovers

Estrenamos una nueva sección en este blog para compartir música que nos inspira cuando estamos buscando nuevas ideas tanto para nuestras consultorías como para escribir los posts que publicamos. Hoy compartimos 3 versiones distintas del tema ̶...
by Aprendizaje y Organizaciones on Jan 22, 2016

Toto IV found Toto at an early career crossroads: ‘We wanted to make something great’

The story of Toto can be divided to before April 8, 1982, and after. That's when they released 'Toto IV,' still the biggest album of their lengthy career.
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 8, 2015

Steve Lukather on Toto’s overlooked Yes connections: ‘Shameless nods to our heroes? Sure’

As a 2015 summer tour featuring Toto and Yes is announced, Steve Lukather talks about how two seemingly very different bands overlap.
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 6, 2015

Toto, “Georgy Porgy” from Toto (1978): Toto Tuesdays

Most usually focus on Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro's turns on "Georgy Porgy." But Toto's secret weapon turns out to be David Hungate.
by Something Else Reviews on Mar 10, 2015

Toto – Toto XIV (2015)

“Running Out of Time,” my ass. With 'XIV,' Toto has shown they're not running out of time. In fact, they've gotten a second wind.
by Something Else Reviews on Mar 7, 2015

Toto – XIV (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

With 'XIV,' Toto has produced a visceral, entirely present return, one that acknowledges their best moments even as it builds upon them.
by Something Else Reviews on Jan 17, 2015

Gimme Five: Stanley Clarke, Steve Gadd, Steve Lukather, Dave Mason + Brian Ray celebrate Paul McCartney

Collaborators from across his solo career talk about what McCartney has meant to them.
by Something Else Reviews on Jun 18, 2014

Toto – Live in Poland: 35th Anniversary Tour (2014)

Toto’s Live in Poland: 35th Anniversary Tour is the story of family — and, like most of them, that includes arrivals and departures, good times and and bad, anecdotes you’ve heard a million times mixed with those only shared with th...
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 25, 2014

‘Never thought this was going to happen’: Toto begins tour ahead of concert release, long-awaited new album

A completely rejuvenated Toto begins its 2014 tour in Japan this week, even as a new concert film is set for release. They’re continuing work on a studio project too, the band’s first since 2006. “Very exciting times for us,”...
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 22, 2014

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell – Wild Things Run Fast (1982)

I’ve always loved the six degrees of separation concept as it relates to my musical discoveries. The career of Joni Mitchell is a perfect example of that. I didn’t discover Joni because of her much-revered albums Blue or Hejira. I came across...
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 8, 2014

‘The songs are starting to come’: Steve Lukather updates new Toto studio project

Now that Steve Lukather’s latest round of shows with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band have come to an end, he’s focused on work toward Toto’s first studio effort since 2006′s Falling in Between. And a familiar name — b...
by Something Else Reviews on Dec 5, 2013

Wilson Phillips (Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson)

Please check back in a few days for the Wendy & Carnie Wilson post...Wilson Phillips - Shadows And LightSBK Records CDP-98924 (1992) - US CD1 - I Hear You (Prelude)2 - It’s Only Life3 - You Won’t See Me Cry4 - Give It Up5 - This Doesn’t Hav...

‘I’m just doing what I dig doing’: A respected guitarist, Toto’s Steve Lukather focuses on singing

Steve Lukather ends his terrific new solo album Transition with the one-take instrumental “Smile,” and he recently appeared on the G3 tour with players who regularly put out entire albums of improvisational music. The Toto-co-founder says...
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 6, 2013

‘It’s electric’: Fresh off Ringo Starr tour, Journey/Santana co-founder Gregg Rolie heads back to studio

Just back from another well-received round of shows with the All-Starr Band, Gregg Rolie continues working on a new solo release — the Santana/Journey co-founder’s first since 2011. Rolie posted a new photo with Frenchie Smith and Sean Ro...
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 3, 2013

‘The dream came true’: Boasting a new Top 20 album, Steve Lukather remembers days as a sideman

Steve Lukather, once one of the busiest sidemen in pop history, has seen his new solo album chart in the Top 20 in seven different countries. Transition is the guitarist’s seventh project away from Toto, the band he co-founded in the 1970s. Iss...
by Something Else Reviews on Feb 2, 2013

New Music Monday: Steve Lukather, Camper Van Beethoven, Jorn, Aaron Neville, Journey, Billy Joel

Steve Lukather steps away from tours alongside Toto, Ringo Starr and Steve Vai to issue one of his most bitingly confessional solo recordings yet, while Aaron Neville goes way back for doo wop. Elsewhere in this intriguingly varied grouping of New Mu...
by Something Else Reviews on Jan 21, 2013

Steve Lukather - Transition - New Album

Lee is the bass player on 2 of the 9 tracks in the new Steve Lukather album “Transition”, produced by Steve Lukather and CJ Vanston and out on January 21, 2013.  “Transition” features the following lineup of musicians:Steve Luk...

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