The Steve Lukather Interview: Secrets Behind the Songs

Steve’s a great guitar player…~TS

Rick Beato

Steve Lukather is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Toto. He has also released several solo albums and has played on numerous other artist’s records. Lukather has been with Toto since the band’s formation in 1977 and has also played on many notable albums such as Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and “Bad” and Boz Scaggs “Silk Degrees”. He has been recognized as one of the most respected session guitarists in the industry and has won multiple Grammy awards throughout his career.

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15 days ago

Yes he is a great musican no doubt. All the members of Toto are/were excellent session players. The drummer Jeff Porcaro also played with Box Scaggs and Steely Dan. He could play exotic beat time signatures like the “Rosanna Shuffle.” As well as a great drum teacher.
I really like Steve Lukather’s arrangements and phrasing on “Hold the line” one of my favorite solos of my generation. Plus he could play jazz, pop, hard rock you name it.

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