Tag Archives: Toto

Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK – Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 2)

John Verity - GIANTS OF ROCK - Butlins, Minehead, 26-29 January 2018 (Day 2)

Day 2 – Saturday John Verity opened up shop on a damp Saturday with a thoughtful blues rock set, not overplaying his own solo material (new album: Blue To My Soul) and treating us to some familiar standards including ‘Cocaine’ … Continue reading

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News: For Your Listening Pleasure…January 2018 – Toto, Judas Priest, Narrow Plains

JUDAS PRIEST - Firepower

A new monthly page where we give a brief mention and/or review to new lead songs from upcoming albums and more… Judas Priest are back with ‘Lightning Strikes’ off their upcoming album ‘Firepower’ which is due on 9 March via … Continue reading

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Album review: SIMON PHILLIPS – Protocol 4

SIMON PHILLIPS - Protocol 4

Phantom Recordings [Release date 27.10.17] We couldn’t resist ‘Protocol III’ with its fusion flavours and great musicality but arguably it is edged by the latest iteration.  This time Simon Phillips (best known for his work with Toto) brings in guitarist … Continue reading

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Album review: BOULEVARD – IV Luminescence

BOULEVARD - IV Luminescence

MelodicRock Records [Release date 22.09.17] Here’s a band I thought I’d never hear new music from and I am very glad to be proved wrong. Boulevard are a Canadian band who released two albums – 1988′s self-titled debut and 1990′s ‘Into … Continue reading

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Gig review: SUMMERFEST – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 28 June-9 July 2017

In a world of constant change in popular music, for a festival to celebrate its 50th year, as Milwaukee’s  Summerfest did this year, represents a lifetime. I’d been to the festival certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s biggest … Continue reading

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Album review: BOBBY KIMBALL – We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

BOBBY KIMBALL - We

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records [Release date 21.04.17] For many, Bobby Kimball is the definitive voice of Toto and performed with that band during the halcyon years of 1978-1984 (rejoining and touring  1998-2000).  Since that time he has forged a semi-cabaret existence … Continue reading

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Album review: LIONVILLE – A World Of Fools

Frontiers [Release date 24.02.17] Lionville are back after an extended break (their second album came out in 2012) and they are on a new label as well. Lionville’s main man Stefano Lionetti is still on board, plus Work Of Art’s … Continue reading

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Album review: MECCA – III

MelodicRock Records [Release date 14.10.16] It seems ages since the last Mecca album came  out, ‘Undeniable’, although in fact it came out in 2011 and not that long in some bands eyes. However, this third album has been recorded over … Continue reading

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Album review: CULVER KINGZ – This Time

CULVER KINGZ - This Time

Escape Music [Release date 24.06.16] Culver Kingz maybe a new name, however the ideas for the musical pairing started back in 1983 when Michael Thompson and Billy Trudel planned a band called Slang. Sadly this never came to fruition and … Continue reading

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Album review: CHAMPLIN, WILLIAMS, FRIESTEDT – CWF

CHAMPLIN, WILLIAMS, FRIESTEDT - CWF

AOR Heaven [Release date 26.10.15] CWF is a West Coast AOR supergroup teaming up Toto’s Joseph Williams with former Chicago vocalist Bill Champlin and guitarist/producer Peter Friestedt. The trio have released a live DVD already and Williams & Friestedt released … Continue reading

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Album review: RADIOACTIVE – F4ur

RADIOACTIVE - F4ur

Escape Music www.escape-music.com [Release date 17.04.15] This is indeed as the title suggests album number four from Radioactive, the first in nearly ten years. Radioactive is the brainchild of guitarist/songwriter Tommy Denander and on each album to date he has … Continue reading

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News: FRANK ZAPPA, FFS, YES – Monday 6 April 2015

The Radio Sun have titled their upcoming album ‘Heaven Or Heartbreak’ and it is produced by Paul Laine of Danger Danger fame. Johnny Solinger has left Skid Row and former TNT vocalist Tony Harnell has replaced him. Mike Oldfield releases … Continue reading

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News: SLASH, GINGER WILDHEART, MOONSPELL – Monday 30 March 2015

Genesis release ‘Genesis: 1983–1998’ vinyl box set on May 11th on Universal. Room Experience (who feature Pink Cream 69′s vocalist David Readman) release their self-titled album on Melodic Rock Records on May 22nd. Slash releases ‘Live at the Roxy 25.9.14′ … Continue reading

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News: MIKE PORCARO, DAEVID ALLEN, KISS – Sunday 15 March 2015

Dan Reed - Liverpool, 13 March 2013

RIP – Toto’s Mike Porcaro who had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He was bass player in Toto between 1982–2008/2010–2015. In recent years he did not tour due to his illness and the band reformed in 2010 to help raise funds for … 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: KIKI DEE – reissues

Kiki Dee - reissues

Kiki Dee chats to David Randall about her 1970s albums. (6:24)  The full version of this interview is featured in two parts on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  Part 1 on Sunday 5 April 2015 at 16:00 and Part 2 … Continue reading

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News: VAN HALEN, TOTO, DAN REED – Friday 6 February 2015

Van Halen release their first alive album, ‘Tokyo Dome Live In Concert’ featuring David Lee Roth on March 31st. Toto debut their new single ‘Orphan’ on YouTube. Maxx Explosion release ‘Dirty Angel’ in early March on Kivel Records, who release … Continue reading

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News: TOTO, MOTOR SISTER, FURYON – Thursday 8 January 2015

News - Album News

Toto release their new album ‘XIV’ on March 24th via Frontiers. Furyon release their new album ‘Lost Salvation’ on January 26th on Dream Records. The Night Flight Orchestra (featuring members of Soilwork and Arch Enemy) will release their second album … 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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