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.
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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.
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.
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.
Fergie Frederiksen, who fronted Toto for 1984′s Isolation and rebounded despite a cancer diagnosis to release two recent albums, has died
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
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
Now that Steve Lukather’s latest round of shows with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band have come to an end, he’s focused on work toward Toto’s first studio effort since 2006′s Falling in Between.
It was mentioned, almost in passing, on social media. But this is big news for fans of Toto: The band is at work on an unlikely new studio effort, some seven years after their last one.
The debate over whether this is the greatest All-Starr Band that Ringo Starr has ever assembled can be put off for another time. There is no question, however, that it’s one of the most closely knit