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Morgenthaler 06-06-2008 10:30 PM

Toto R.I.P.
 
Yesterday, Steve Lukather officially pulled the plug on the band that has inspired thousands and thousands of musicians world wide.

1992: Jeff Porcaro RIP
2008: TOTO RIP

http://www.stevelukather.net/Article.aspx?id=55

mikei 06-06-2008 10:41 PM

Re: TOTO RIP
 
Really?

What was the reason? Do you know?

rmandelbaum 06-06-2008 10:55 PM

Re: TOTO RIP
 
Their site says nothing about it an dthere is a new post from today

http://www.toto99.com/blog/updates.php

Drummer Karl 06-06-2008 11:14 PM

Re: TOTO RIP
 
Is this Steve`s official site? God...that would be damn sad. I`m a huge Toto fan, whether Jeff or Simon, doesn`t matter.

But indeed, I prefer their 2003 DVD to the Falling in Between one...I don`t know but I personally feel that something negative is going on there. It looks like less passion, more show, especially Lukather...I just thought about those bad vibrations when I watched the new tour DVD.

What is written down there is certainly right, where is TOTO? There`s not even Mike Pocaro...

So if it`s true I can understand it. Although it`s sad and something will be truly missing.

Karl

burnthehero 06-07-2008 11:37 PM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Sounds like the chemistry just wasn't there anymore. It's amazing they stuck around for as long as they did.

Jeff Almeyda 06-07-2008 11:50 PM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
It's amazing how badly they were sandbagged by their record company. Being kept out of the US for 10 years is a huge setback for anyone

drummer wannabe 06-10-2008 06:19 AM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Toto died when Jeff died IMHO.

Bart Hodge 06-10-2008 06:46 PM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Sounds like a lot of whining on Lukather's part.

Toto's been pissed on in the US for over 20 years. This is nothing new. Toto never kept up with the tastes of the average American consumer anyway. I like you Steve, but all I hear is sour grapes.

Robin 06-10-2008 07:36 PM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
What's funny about this is the fact that Luke thinks he'll make it as a soloartist. He's going out with a mediocre soloalbum and an unknown band. Tony Spinner who toured with TOTO was going to tour with Luke's band has to leave. Toto fans haven't even heard of the other guys. He need TOTO more than he thinks. Trust me, in 2-3 years, we'll see TOTO again. :)

nhzoso 06-11-2008 05:24 AM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Huh, I did'nt even know they were still together. Was never a big fan to begin with, then when Jeff Died I totally lost interest in the band.

Leadfoot 06-12-2008 05:31 PM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nhzoso (Post 447602)
Huh, I did'nt even know they were still together. Was never a big fan to begin with, then when Jeff Died I totally lost interest in the band.

That's really a shame, you've missed out on some great music. I recently picked up Toto's Tambu & Falling in between, two outstanding cd's. Simon Phillips is a monster drummer, I think he's from another planet. Most of Toto's best music has never recieved radio play.

Bernhard 06-12-2008 05:47 PM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
What Steve Lukather says: much ignorance in the USA - but in Europe they are still very huge and a big arena-band..

Bernhard

harryconway 06-15-2008 05:30 AM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
I'm glad I got to see them 3 times, all with J.P. behind the drums. Last concert was the Kingdom of Desire tour, just a few months before Jeff passed on. Good memories.

nhzoso 06-16-2008 04:38 AM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bernhard (Post 448078)
What Steve Lukather says: much ignorance in the USA - but in Europe they are still very huge and a big arena-band..

Bernhard

Oh well if Steve said that than I change my mind, Toto is the greatest band ever and I agree that you must be ignorant if you don't like them. PPPPlease. I hate them even more now how ya like that?

Robin 06-16-2008 11:14 PM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by harryconway (Post 448742)
I'm glad I got to see them 3 times, all with J.P. behind the drums. Last concert was the Kingdom of Desire tour, just a few months before Jeff passed on. Good memories.

Jeff died BEFORE the Kingdom Of Desire tour. That tour was the first with Simon on the drums.

Bart Hodge 06-17-2008 04:45 PM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
There is video of Porcaro playing KoD live. Not sure of the timing of the writing of the tune and the release of the CD.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin (Post 449254)
Jeff died BEFORE the Kingdom Of Desire tour. That tour was the first with Simon on the drums.


slingerland755 06-22-2008 08:23 AM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nhzoso (Post 449031)
Oh well if Steve said that than I change my mind, Toto is the greatest band ever and I agree that you must be ignorant if you don't like them. PPPPlease. I hate them even more now how ya like that?

What in the world are you talking about?

harryconway 06-22-2008 09:32 AM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin (Post 449254)
Jeff died BEFORE the Kingdom Of Desire tour. That tour was the first with Simon on the drums.

Kingdom of Desire was released in 1992. In June of 92, I saw Toto play at Perkins Palace, a venue here, in Pasadena. My buddy and I even ate at the same restaurant (Mexican food-yum) that the band had dinner at. We ate inside, they ate outside, on the terrace. Jeff passed away (sadly) on Aug. 5th. I remember a conversation with my bud right after that. And it was like "damn, we just saw those cats 2 months ago".

Skitch 07-08-2008 08:31 AM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by drummer wannabe (Post 447285)
Toto died when Jeff died IMHO.

Here, here! They were never the same!


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Robin 08-01-2008 07:13 PM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bart Hodge (Post 449490)
There is video of Porcaro playing KoD live. Not sure of the timing of the writing of the tune and the release of the CD.

That was a summer tour, before the release of the record and before the actual world tour.

Muckster 08-01-2008 07:22 PM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by drummer wannabe (Post 447285)
Toto died when Jeff died IMHO.

Yep, Toto has been room temperature since we lost Jeff.

Philippe 08-01-2008 10:55 PM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
couldn't disagree more on that last statement. and am happy I followed the bands music after Kingdom of Desire s well...!

The Groovekat 09-02-2008 10:54 AM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Skitch (Post 456631)


That's not true at all. Simon's influence on the band was positive and any change in Toto was due to natural progression, not the drummer.

drumgeek93 06-29-2009 04:18 AM

Re: Toto R.I.P.
 
We will always miss the great Jeff Porcaro, he is my all time favorite drummer. Buuuut Toto was still the number one band after he died, The guys, including the newer members, are musical geniuses, even though the band is done, they will still live on. They were always the most creative and brilliant band ever!


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