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On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell – Dog Eat Dog (1985)

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell – Dog Eat Dog (1985)

I mentioned last week in my look back at Joni Mitchell’s Wild Things Run Fast that it was her first album for Geffen Records — and one which left a major impact on me.

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell – Wild Things Run Fast (1982)

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell – Wild Things Run Fast (1982)

I’ve always loved the six degrees of separation concept as it relates to my musical discoveries. The career of Joni Mitchell is a perfect example of that.

‘My first choice was Steve Lukather’: Asia’s John Wetton turned to Toto guitarist when Steve Howe left

‘My first choice was Steve Lukather’: Asia’s John Wetton turned to Toto guitarist when Steve Howe left

John Wetton says Asia approached a familiar name when Steve Howe left to focus on Yes last year: Steve Lukather, who had previously worked with Wetton and Asia in the early 1990s.

‘It seems the news is out’: David Hungate returns to Toto; Keith Carlock will tour with Steely Dan

‘It seems the news is out’: David Hungate returns to Toto; Keith Carlock will tour with Steely Dan

Steve Lukather, in discussing some upcoming personnel moves for his band Toto, also confirmed a previously unannounced summer tour for Steely Dan.

‘It’s just me and him’: Toto’s Steve Lukather on his fun new song with Ringo Starr

‘It’s just me and him’: Toto’s Steve Lukather on his fun new song with Ringo Starr

Steve Lukather says he gained an even deeper appreciation for Ringo Starr’s easy-going brilliance at the drums while collaborating on a new song for the former Beatles’ upcoming solo album. Impishly titled “You Bring the Party Down,” it’s part of an as-yet unnamed followup to Starr’s Ringo 2012.

‘I was actually the ringer’: Bill Champlin on how Chicago, Toto helped the Tubes hit it big

‘I was actually the ringer’: Bill Champlin on how Chicago, Toto helped the Tubes hit it big

“She’s a Beauty” arrived as part of the Tubes’ album Outside Inside on March 14, 1983, becoming not just their biggest hit but also an intriguing intersection between Chicago and Toto. Wait, Chicago and Toto?

‘That’s our foundation’: Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, others talk about Deep Purple’s sweeping impact

‘That’s our foundation’: Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, others talk about Deep Purple’s sweeping impact

Deep Purple began its march into rock history with the addition of Ian Gillan and Roger Glover 45 years ago. Lineups have changed over the years, but the two remain — along with founding drummer Ian Paice — a cornerstone of the Purple sound.

Deep Cuts: Songs Where Toto Sounds Nothing Like Toto

Deep Cuts: Songs Where Toto Sounds Nothing Like Toto

Toto, despite achieving fame as a ballads act, has consistently pushed itself to new heights in the studio.

Ringo Starr begins work on a new studio album, with Toto’s Steve Lukather on board

Ringo Starr begins work on a new studio album, with Toto’s Steve Lukather on board

Ringo Starr is at work on his first studio project since the aptly named Ringo 2012, with Steve Lukather again at his side. The Toto guitarist, a current member of the All Starr Band, tells us he wrote a song for the as-yet-unnamed album.

‘I might have a better ending’: With so much going on, Toto’s Steve Lukather puts book on hold

‘I might have a better ending’: With so much going on, Toto’s Steve Lukather puts book on hold

There had been some talk about an autobiography from Steve Lukather, the co-founding Toto guitarist who’s played on countless sessions. That project has been shelved, however, amidst a flurry of new activity. Lukather had been at work on the book with Lonn Friend, a Grant High School classmate and ex-editor of RIP magazine.