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Steve Lukather of Toto Tells The Story of Love in His Book; "The Gospel According To Luke"

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I have had this book for more than a month before it's release in September.
Why wait so long to post my review if I've had the book so long???

As I got toward the last few chapters, the book being so good, I haven't wanted to finish it!!

Plus, I found myself listening to the recordings Luke played on as well as recordings he talks about done by other artists that he loved and admired. That all took time!

"The Gospel According To Luke" with Paul Rees by Simon & Schuster, is an autobiography by Toto's co-founding member; guitarist extraordinaire, Steve Lukather. Released at the same time that Toto toured this summer celebrating their 40 years together, it is more than what fans may expect. In fact, it's more than I expected!

I consider myself to be a long time fan of Toto. Growing up in the California desert of Palm Springs in the 1970's, my friends and I would cruise along Palm Canyon Drive blasting our favorite Toto tunes; screaming to…

Son of Famed Drummer of Toto Passes Away

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Miles Porcaro, the son of the late famed drummer; Jeff Porcaro of the band Toto, has passed away at the age of 31.



Sharing these photos, Miles' mother, Susan Porcaro Goings took to Facebook this evening to post a beautiful public tribute to her son saying, "My heart is broken. I am devastated. My Miles is gone. He's now in heaven with his Daddy."

No explanation was posted as to the cause of his death. Soon after the post, family and friends began to pour in, sharing their grief and condolences to Susan and her family.

Unfortunately, the Porcaro family has had their share of grief with the loss of Miles' father, Jeff Porcaro, who passed away at the age of 38 from a heart attack in 1992. Jeff was not only a respected studio musician within the recording industry, but was a founding member of the 1980's rock band Toto, which continues to write, record and tour.

Another sad loss within the Porcaro family was Jeff's younger brother and Mile's uncle…

Do You Remember the 21st Night of September!?

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The music of Earth, Wind & Fire is forever a part of my soundtrack of life! The loss of Maurice White, founding member, still leaves me with a hole in my heart. I'm sure many of us feel the same way. Paying my respects, here is a reprint of my tribute; which appeared on Vinyl Radio when the world suffered the loss of a this great man.





This last week, another icon in music left this world. I can’t help but feel that this season, we’ve lost more artists / musicians than at any other time. This year has not started off very well, folks.

As most of you might have heard, Maurice White, who founded Earth, Wind & Fire passed away on February 3rd. He was 74 years old. Maurice had been ill since the late 80’s when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. For myself, I was not surprised by the news. But it hurt nonetheless.

Maurice’s brother and founding member, Verdine White broke the news by posting on the group’s Facebook page with a simple and beautiful tribute: “My br…

Tears For Fears / Hall & Oates Postpone US Shows

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Sad news for Tears For Fears / Hall & Oates fans.

Representatives announced late this afternoon that their remaining 4 US shows are postponed due to a family emergency with the band of Tears for Fears.

Good news. . . shows will be rescheduled with dates to be posted.

Tears For Fears took their Facebook page to make the announcement:

"Tears for Fears regretfully announce the postponement of their last four US tour dates, due to a family emergency. All dates will be rescheduled with details to follow shortly. Please see below dates and venues"

Representatives from Hall & Oates posted soon after:

"Due to a Tears For Fears family emergency, the Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears For Fears upcoming dates - have been postponed. "

Tuesday, July 25
SAP Center, San Jose, CA (with Daryl Hall & John Oates)

Wednesday, July 26
Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA (headline)

Friday, July 28 & Saturday, July 29
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA (with Daryl Hall & John O…

Happy Birthday, America! You're 241 Years Old Today!!

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Well it's that time of year again! People all over this nation will be celebrating the birth of America! And let's face it, no celebration is complete without music!

So turn your speakers up and let's celebrate the Fourth of July!!

A perfect song for a day outside.

WAR's "All Day Music"


"People Got to Be Free" by The Rascals


Have to throw in a couple of Trini Lopez classics.
His cover of West Side Story's "America."


"This Land Is Your Land"


Jay & The American's - "Only In America"


Seattle's own Jimi Hendrix tearing the "Star Spangled Banner" up at Woodstock


No list is complete without this classic by Don McLean
"American Pie"



“America the Beautiful” by The Great Ray Charles


Like Jimi and Ray, Stevie Wonder puts his spin on an American Classic. What I love is the integrity of the songs are not compromised but nothing less than memorable. “Blowin’ in the Wind”

"America" by Nei…

A Radio Station for Lovers of WestCoast AOR

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Podcasting site; Inside MusiCast which boasts accurately that it takes music lovers deeper into music "one podcast at a time," is taking the music listener to an even deeper level - RADIO!

IMC founders Rick Such and Eddy Cabello have launched Inside MusiCast Radio, where lovers of West Coast AOR, Jazz, Fusion, Pop and Funk can hear tracks that may not be found on any radio station, satellite or any of the streaming services.

What's really cool about Inside MusiCast Radio is that it includes music from past guests of Inside MusiCast. Which I think is great because although I love the tracks IMCRadio is playing, especially my favorite cuts by my favorite artists, I kind of feel "forced" in a good way to listen to other tracks from former IMC guests whom I'm not too familiar with and may not have taken the time or have the time to listen to new stuff.

What you're guaranteed to hear is music from Eagles, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, Toto, Snarky Puppy, Gino …

Summer Concert Recap at The WA State Fair

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So what's a reviewer to do when you know you have to be honest, especially when what you're reviewing is of some legendary people? You write it how you see it. Or in this case how you hear it.

Sometimes I wish I could just be like most of the music listeners out there in the world and just appreciate music for what it is. But, it's not to be.

I recently went to see several great shows at The Washington State Fair this past month.

I saw Heart, Patti LaBelle, Nile Rodgers with Chic, Duran Duran, En Vogue and Kool and the Gang! With the exception of Nile Rodgers / Chic, this would be my first time seeing these great bands and artists.

The majority of the acts I saw were amazing and memorable. There was at least one, that I can honestly say I'm okay not attending another one of their shows.

You can read all about it here at Vinyl Radio's page.