TOTO: Steve Lukather Solo
Toto singer-guitarist Steve Lukather will release his eighth solo album, Transition, on January 22nd.
Toto singer-guitarist Steve Lukather will release his eighth solo album, Transition, on January 22nd. He explains, "I equate recordings to paintings and I wanted to make Transition a big, beautiful album with lots of fine details and shadings and colors. That’s what my favorite albums — Sgt. Pepper’s, Dark Side of the Moon, Electric Ladyland, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road — are all about. So if it’s a sin to make massive-sounding records with huge production values, then I’m going to hell.”
He calls the title track "a turning point for the album and a turning point for me. As we were writing the songs, I was thinking about everything I’ve seen — all the people I’ve lost in my life, the great and the difficult experiences I’ve had, and how ultimately it was time to get it together and embrace things for what they are, because we’ve only got one life to live and we’ve got to make the most of it.”
Guests on Transition include Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen and drummer Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers.