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

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.

The Last Waltz was nearly derailed, time and again: ‘It was like throwing the dice’

The Last Waltz was nearly derailed, time and again: ‘It was like throwing the dice’

‘The Last Waltz,’ released as a triple album on April 7, 1978, chronicled a guest-packed Band concert that overcame one complication after another.

Larry Campbell + Teresa Williams, “Surrender to Love” (2015): One Track Mind

Larry Campbell + Teresa Williams, “Surrender to Love” (2015): One Track Mind

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams’ “Surrender to Love” shares a feel with Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles, but the passionate intimacy is theirs alone.

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

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.

Laurence Juber – Fingerboard Road (2015)

Laurence Juber – Fingerboard Road (2015)

Ex-Paul McCartney and Wings guitarist Laurence Juber returns with a more free-form approach, giving this album a loose, endlessly curious feel.

Boz Scaggs, “Some Change” from Some Change (1994): One Track Mind

Boz Scaggs, “Some Change” from Some Change (1994): One Track Mind

‘Some Change,’ released on April 5, 1994, reestablished everything that made Boz Scaggs the master of both lover-man ballads and roots rock.

Aptly named Evolution nudged Journey closer to pop: ‘I learned a lot from that situation’

Aptly named Evolution nudged Journey closer to pop: ‘I learned a lot from that situation’

‘Evolution,’ released on April 5, 1979, underscored the hit-making promise that Steve Perry brought to Journey on just his second outing.

Pat Martino + Jim Ridl, “The Phineas Trane” from Nexus (2015)

Pat Martino + Jim Ridl, “The Phineas Trane” from Nexus (2015)

Pat Martino was moved to pick up the guitar again after hearing Jim Ridl, and that deep connection is thrown into high relief on this standout track.

Chris Stamey, “Universe-sized Arms” from Euphoria (2015): One Track Mind

Chris Stamey, “Universe-sized Arms” from Euphoria (2015): One Track Mind

“Universe-sized Arms” is a strange-bird of a song, so much like the earliest of Chris Stamey’s triumphs but also like something else entirely.

Unfortunately, Steve Augeri never had a chance replacing Journey’s Steve Perry

Unfortunately, Steve Augeri never had a chance replacing Journey’s Steve Perry

Released this week in 2001, the criminally overlooked ‘Arrival’ showed the places Journey could still go, even with Steve Augeri replacing Steve Perry.