Tag Archives: Steve Lukather

Album review: TOMI MALM – Coming Home

TOMI MALM – Coming Home

Website [Release date 16.10.20] “Coming Home” is the second album from Finland’s classically trained writer/ producer/ musician, Tomi Malm. Three years after his highly successful “Walking On Air” album, he again recruits some of the best in the Westcoast Rock … Continue reading

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Feature: Gigs of the Millennium – Steve Tilston, Argent, Camel, The Tubes

Fee Waybill - The Tubes

David Randall surveys a near-20 year period, reflecting on what constitutes a great gig… What makes a good gig?  It can often be the events surrounding it – a pre-gig meal or drink for example -  your fellow gig-goer(s), the … Continue reading

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Album review: RINGO STARR – What’s My Name

RINGO STARR - What

Universal Music Group [Release date 25.10.19] The world’s most famous drummer doesn’t need to keep bringing out new albums and could rest on his laurels and enjoy the fruits of his past labour but no, here is a man who … Continue reading

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Gig review: TOTO – Royal Chelsea Hospital, London, 13 June 2019

TOTO- Royal Chelsea Hospital, London, 13 June 2019

In the ever more crowded gigging season, a fresh trend over the last few years has been for London’s finest historic settings to be used for concerts. Following in the footsteps of Hampton Court and Greenwich is now a short … Continue reading

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Album review: AMERICA – Classic Album Collection

AMERICA - Classic Album Collection

Caroline International [Release date 24.05.19] Formed in London, UK in 1970, this Anglo American group originally consisted of Deway Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley, who met as of US Air Force personnel stationed in London, where they began performing … Continue reading

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Album review: VARIOUS – Pure Fire – The Ultimate KISS Tribute

Cleopatra [Release date 19.10.18] There was a trend in the late 90’s/2000’s where tribute albums were popping up left, right and centre, each one boasting a host of musicians that had not so long before been the staple of MTV, radio … Continue reading

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Album review: BOB DAISLEY AND FRIENDS – Moore Blues For Gary – A Tribute to Gary Moore

BOB DAISLEY AND FRIENDS - Moore Blues For Gary

earMUSIC [Release date 26.10.18] The main thing to glean from this album is that no-one did it quite like Gary Moore.  He left us way ahead of his time in February 2011 after a long and sometimes under-rated journey first … Continue reading

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Album review: STERLING BALL, JOHN FERRARO, JIM COX – The Mutual Admiration Society

STERLING BALL, JOHN FERRARO, JIM COX  – The Mutual Admiration Society

Mascot [Release date 19.01.18] Guitarist Sterling Ball, bassist John Ferraro and drummer Jim Cox explore a musical lineage which their label tells us, is: “A celebration of up to forty years of friends making music together.” The label in this … Continue reading

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Album review: SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE – Californisoul

SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE – Californisoul

Provogue [Release date 20.10.17] The all star Supersonic Blues Machine’s second album ‘Californisoul’ isn’t so much a concept as a feel and attitude, as revealed by the album title. It’s all there in the sparkling interplay on a subtle melange … Continue reading

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Album review: RINGO – Give More Love

Ringo Starr - Give More love

UMC [Release date 15.09.17] Ringo’s ‘Give More Love’ -  he’s dropped his Starr moniker on the album credit – is better than you might imagine, for an artist who has been known to ration his appearances on his own all … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE LYNN TURNER – The Sessions

JOE LYNN TURNER - The Sessions

This is the first part of the three-part Joe Lynn Turner special broadcast by Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in March 2016.  (Part 2 is also available at Mixcloud with a link to Part 3) Joe Lynn Turner is a … Continue reading

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Quick plays: FOREST FIELD, CTP (Christian Tolle Project)

FOREST FIELD - Lonely Desert

FOREST FIELD Lonely Desert Rock Company [Release date 21.10.16] Thankfully this time the band have an album cover more suited to their prog rock leanings than last year’s ‘Angels’ cover. The band is focused around Peter Cox who wrote all … Continue reading

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DVD review: TOTO- Live At Montreux 1991

TOTO- Live at Montreux 1991

Eagle Vision [Release Date 16.09.16] Few bands can have had such a revolving cast of musicians, many joining and rejoining, as Toto, which makes the history of the AOR giants such a fascinating one. One interesting period of their career … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN WETTON – Anthology The Studio Recordings Vol.1

JOHN WETTON - Anthology The Studio Recordings

In this interview extract from April 2009 John Wetton tells David Randall about his early influences, and the immediate aftermath of his departure from Asia in 1991 which led to the release of his second, and favourite, solo album ‘Battle … Continue reading

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Album review: TOTO – XIV

TOTO - XIV

Frontiers [Released 20.03.15] Toto are back for their first new studio album since 2006′s ‘Falling In Between’. Since then the band have undergone a few changes with Joseph Williams back in the band since 2010 (he sang on their  mid/late … Continue reading

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Album review: SIMON PHILLIPS – Protocol II

Simon Phillips - Protocol II

Inakustik [Release date 13.10.14] It’s been fourteen years since the release of ‘Vantage Point’, Simon Phillips’ last solo album.  This is understandable given that for most of that period he’s been tied up drumming for Toto.  But of course in … Continue reading

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News: STEVE LUKATHER chats to GRTR!

Steve Lukather, photo by Rob Shanahan

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio: “The Guitarists” Sunday 18 May, 22:00 GMT (repeated Mon 19 and Fri 23, 22:00 GMT) Legendary guitarist Steve Lukather chats about his career, including sessions, solo and Toto.  GRTR!’s David Randall caught up with him … Continue reading

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DVD review: TOTO – 35th Anniversary Live In Poland

Toto - 35th Anniversary Live In Poland

Steve Lukather interview on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio Sunday 18 May 2014, 22:00  See website for details Eagle Rock [Release date 28.04.14] Having sold over 35 million records across 17 studio albums, Toto toured last year to celebrate their … Continue reading

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Album review: TOTO – 35th Anniversary Live In Poland

Toto - 35th Anniversary Live In Poland

In May 2014 Steve Lukather chatted to David Randall in the Guitarists series on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  In the extract (above) he talks about the influence of The Beatles and how he’s just received a text from Ringo … Continue reading

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Album review: DEREK SHERINIAN – Reissues (Inertia,Black Utopia,Mythology,Blood Of The Snake,Molecular Heinosity)

Derek Sherinian - Inertia

Armoury Records (re-issues) [Release date 10.02.14] Sherinian came to wider attention with Dream Theater in 1994 and since he left that band in 1999 the volume of his session work has grown along with stints in Black Country Communion and … Continue reading

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