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…
I think 2014 is going to be remembered for the year of tours for 70's rock bands. We've got Fleetwood Mac, Kiss and Def Leppard, Journey, REO Speedwagon and Steve Miller, and perhaps more.
The concert of this year for me tho will be Michael McDonald and Toto. I've seen Toto before and they were amazing! I've never seen Michael, but I know he puts on a fantastic show as well. But THIS Toto concert is going to be different.
Because. . .
David Hungate, Toto's original bassist for the band will be ON THIS TOUR!!!!
YES!! You are seeing this news here first, folks!! The last time David went out on the road with Toto was in 1981!!! So do not wait! Get your tickets as soon as you can because according to David, he is retiring after this. I personally don't believe it, but that's what he says. : ) Woohoo!!!
DATES: August: 02 – Grand Ronde, OR – Spirit Mountain Casino Event Center 03 – Marysville, WA – Tulalip Resort Casino – Tulalip Amphitheater 05 – Saratoga, CA – The …
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…