Catching Up with Toto [AUDIO]
We are talking about a band where everybody is a writer, and everybody is a lead singer, and everybody is a player. All involved brought this trio to the table where it could just live on its own. ~ Joe Williams
Toto returns with their first new album in about a decade! Toto XIV , out in stores now, features the band at its very best. Toto has sold over 35 million albums and have been together for almost 40 years now.
Keyboardist Steve Porcaro reveals, "This is opposite of going through the motions. We are treating this like it is Toto V, our follow-up to TOTO IV. We just want to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. Be true to ourselves and make the best music we can. Entertain people which is what we were put on this Earth for." Keyboardist David Paich reflects, "I think of TOTO as a unit and a band that carries a responsibility when it goes out there in to the public consciousness. There is so much negativity and darkness that I think you have to be as Quincy Jones puts it, 'beams of light that blast through the darkness'." Founding bassist David Hungate returns on XIV. Guitarist Steve "Luke" Lukather offers, "When you put us in a room, and everybody brings in their pieces, the next thing you know it all fits together.
Joe Williams took time to sit down and chat with Shawn Michaels about the new project and a new tour ....
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