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‘I’m a proud owner of a Toto toilet': Steve Lukather comes to terms with jokes about his band’s name

‘I’m a proud owner of a Toto toilet': Steve Lukather comes to terms with jokes about his band’s name

As Toto prepares for the opening night of its 2013 tour on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Brussels, guitarist Steve Lukather finds himself answering the inevitable questions about the origins of the band’s name. His answer might surprise you.

‘Out plotting the Faces’ future': Talks still moving forward on Rod Stewart reunion

‘Out plotting the Faces’ future': Talks still moving forward on Rod Stewart reunion

Rod Stewart’s hope to reunite with the Faces was thwarted by illness just before their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and then by Ron Wood joining the on-going Rolling Stones reunion concert series. But the idea isn’t dead.

One Track Mind: Queen’s Brian May with Kerry Ellis, “The Kissing Me Song” (2013)

Brian May’s on-going collaboration with Kerry Ellis finds the Queen co-founder adding his iconic guitar sound to “The Kissing Me Song,” a cutesy mainstream pop song with a fan-generated video of people smooching to boot.

One Track Mind: Moody Blues, “Gemini Dream” from Live at Montreux (2013)

One Track Mind: Moody Blues, “Gemini Dream” from Live at Montreux (2013)

While much has rightly been made of the Moody Blues’ prog-defining successes around the turn of the 1970s, a newly released concert performance contextualizes later hits like this one — which in its own way broke new ground.

Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck – The White House Sessions (2013)

If there’s any question as to how off-the-cuff, how gloriously in the moment, this ultra-rare one-off concert collaboration in fact was, one need only hear the lead tune — a fizzy, improv-filled take on “Lullaby of Birdland.”

Deep Beatles: Paul McCartney, “Bluebird” from Rockshow (1976)

Sellout crowds. Onstage marriage proposals. Grasshopper infestations. Paul McCartney’s latest world tour has been eventful, finding him presiding over a successful marriage proposal and fending off insects pelting him as he performs “Hey Jude.”

Streams: Listen as Prince and 3rdEyeGirl cover “Even Flow” by Pearl Jam

Streams: Listen as Prince and 3rdEyeGirl cover “Even Flow” by Pearl Jam

Sporting a three-piece all-girl band, Prince recently asserted that he didn’t have time for collaborating with “old people.” Apparently, however, that doesn’t apply to his cover choices.

Judas Priest – Epitaph (2013)

Judas Priest – Epitaph (2013)

The final performance of Judas Priest’s “Epitaph World Tour” in May 2012 provided the perfect opportunity to offer a live video celebration of 40 years of metal.

‘They didn’t return my call': Sammy Hagar tour won’t include Van Halen reunion, or much Chickenfoot

‘They didn’t return my call': Sammy Hagar tour won’t include Van Halen reunion, or much Chickenfoot

Former Montrose and Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar is providing a glimpse of what’s in store as he gears up for a series of retrospective summer dates. Warning: It won’t entail of lot of music from his current band, which also features Joe Satriani, Chad Smith and fellow Van Halen alum Michael Anthony.

Chicago’s Bill Champlin and Toto’s Joseph Williams – Live in Concert (2013)

Though neither has recently recorded with the groups that made them superstars, Joseph Williams and Bill Champlin remain inextricably linked to Toto and Chicago, respectively, both on tour and in our collective consciousness.