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
Famed Drummer Shares Memories of Working with George Harrison It's been nearly 2 decades since the younger Beatles passed away. For myself, I’ve been a fan of The Beatles since I was 3 years old and that was a long time ago! I’ve also been a fan of them as individual artists. When John Lennon was tragically killed in 1980, I was devastated. Then to find out that George Harrison would later pass away from Cancer on this day; in 2001, cut me deep. Of course I never had the privilege of meeting any of these wonderful men, but I know someone who has. My friend; famed drummer, Alvin Taylor. Inside cover of 33 1/3 Alvin's skills as a drummer can be heard on one of my personal favorite LP’s. George Harrison's 1976 release of 33 1/ॐ which included, Billy Preston, David Foster, Emil Richards, Gary Wright, Richard Tee, Tom Scott and Willie Weeks. The feedback on 33 1/ॐ was incredible with reviews better than George's "All Things Must Pass" in 1970 with
Sara Niemietz is no newcomer to show business. At 18, she is a seasoned actress who has done Broadway, been in films and is currently on television as the on-screen guitarist for GLEE. And if you've seen any of her videos on YouTube, you've probably noticed that she is quite the singer and musician. Someone else noticed!!!! Ellen DeGeneres!!!!! Do I sound a bit excited??? Imagine how excited Sara was to find out that Ellen had ALSO been watching her on YouTube!!! Ellen was so overwhelmed by Sara, she wanted to meet her "immediately" and invited her to the show, which aired today, May 4, 2011! How cool is THAT, people???? Watching Sara talking with Ellen, you can see she has such a sweet presence about her! But that sweetness was instantly replaced once she got that mic in her hand and started releasing the SOUL within her. THE GIRL CAN SANG!!!! AND WHAT A BAND !! Backing her are some of music's FINEST!