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‘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.

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.

Gimme Five: Toto’s Steve Lukather and David Paich on ‘I Won’t Hold You Back,’ ’99,’ others

Gimme Five: Toto’s Steve Lukather and David Paich on ‘I Won’t Hold You Back,’ ’99,’ others

Back in the studio for its first new album project since 2006, not to mention on the cusp of a major world tour with Michael McDonald, Toto has made a dramatic return to the spotlight.

‘Sometimes change is good’: Toto’s Steve Lukather on departure of drummer Simon Phillips

‘Sometimes change is good’: Toto’s Steve Lukather on departure of drummer Simon Phillips

A standard news release announcing Toto’s long-awaited new studio project, as well as a forthcoming tour, had a shocking piece of news embedded inside: Drummer Simon Phillips is departing. Now Steve Lukather is commenting.

‘His legacy lives on’: Former Toto frontman Fergie Frederiksen loses cancer battle

‘His legacy lives on’: Former Toto frontman Fergie Frederiksen loses cancer battle

Fergie Frederiksen, who fronted Toto for 1984′s Isolation and rebounded despite a cancer diagnosis to release two recent albums, has died

‘I’m deeply honored’: Toto’s Steve Lukather to join Ringo Starr for Grammys

‘I’m deeply honored’: Toto’s Steve Lukather to join Ringo Starr for Grammys

To paraphrase a Fab Four favorite, it’s getting better all the time for Beatles nut Steve Lukather. He’s already performed with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and (most recently) Ringo Starr

Video exclusive: Toto’s David Paich on the long-awaited all-star debut from Nathan East

Video exclusive: Toto’s David Paich on the long-awaited all-star debut from Nathan East

David Paich has been involved with his share of million-selling projects, from Michael Jackson’s Thriller to Boz Scaggs’ Silk Degrees to Toto’s IV. There’s a similar atmosphere surrounding Nathan East’s forthcoming first-ever solo studio effort