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Old 06-06-2008, 10:30 PM
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Default 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

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Old 06-06-2008, 10:41 PM
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Really?

What was the reason? Do you know?
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:55 PM
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Their site says nothing about it an dthere is a new post from today

http://www.toto99.com/blog/updates.php
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:14 PM
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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.

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Old 06-07-2008, 11:37 PM
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Sounds like the chemistry just wasn't there anymore. It's amazing they stuck around for as long as they did.
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:50 PM
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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
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:19 AM
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Toto died when Jeff died IMHO.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:46 PM
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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.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:36 PM
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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. :)
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:24 AM
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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.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:31 PM
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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.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:47 PM
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What Steve Lukather says: much ignorance in the USA - but in Europe they are still very huge and a big arena-band..

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Old 06-15-2008, 05:30 AM
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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.
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:38 AM
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What Steve Lukather says: much ignorance in the USA - but in Europe they are still very huge and a big arena-band..

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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?

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Old 06-16-2008, 11:14 PM
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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.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:45 PM
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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.

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Jeff died BEFORE the Kingdom Of Desire tour. That tour was the first with Simon on the drums.
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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?
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:32 AM
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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".
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:31 AM
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:13 PM
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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.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:22 PM
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Toto died when Jeff died IMHO.
Yep, Toto has been room temperature since we lost Jeff.
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:55 PM
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couldn't disagree more on that last statement. and am happy I followed the bands music after Kingdom of Desire s well...!
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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.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:18 AM
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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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