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Steve Porcaro, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Porcaro, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Porcaro has always been considered an ace songwriter, a trusted sideman, the ultimate team player. Now, he’s ready to step out.

Toto, “Lovers In The Night” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Lovers In The Night” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

‘Toto IV’ follows the Steve Lukather rocker “Afraid Of Love” with an even more potent song from David Paich.

The Beatles, “Devil in Her Heart” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Devil in Her Heart” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Devil in Her Heart” exemplifies the early Beatles, representing their eclectic song selection, willingness to take risks and ability to transform a cover.

The Beach Boys – Sunflower (1970): Shadows in Stereo

The Beach Boys – Sunflower (1970): Shadows in Stereo

‘Sunflower’ was the Beach Boys being a band for one last moment in their eternal endless summer.

The Beatles, “Boys” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Boys” from Please Please Me (1963): Deep Beatles

For the next few columns, Deep Beatles spotlights some of their best covers – beginning with Ringo Starr’s rousing rendition of the Shirelles’ “Boys.”

DELIRIOUS: Our Ultimate Prince Deep Cut Playlist

DELIRIOUS: Our Ultimate Prince Deep Cut Playlist

Lesser-known Prince songs – including deep cuts, b-sides and sometimes-overlooked singles – give us new perspective on his vast talents.

George Martin’s Death Apparently Wasn’t All That Interesting to Entertainment Weekly

George Martin’s Death Apparently Wasn’t All That Interesting to Entertainment Weekly

The stunning decision by ‘Entertainment Weekly’ to essentially ignore George Martin’s passing – and with it, his legacy – is insulting to Martin, the Beatles, and anyone interested in major music news.

Toto, “It’s a Feeling” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “It’s a Feeling” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s “It’s a Feeling” could just as easily be talking about a changing relationship or Steve Porcaro’s place in the band he cofounded.

Night Songs by Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, others: Odd Couples

Night Songs by Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, others: Odd Couples

Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello + others have tackled the great existential empty void over the years. But who did it best?

Toto, “Good For You” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Good For You” from Toto IV (1982): Toto Tuesdays

Co-written by Tot’s Steve Lukather and Bobby Kimball, ‘Good For You’ was one of the strongest songs not to be issued as a single from ‘Toto IV.’