Steve Lukather's best-known work with Toto yielded some mighty popular pop-rock songs in the '70s and '80s. But his solo offerings -- which began in the '80s when his band was at the height of its popularity -- offer a much broader spectrum of sounds. Lukather developed his endlessly versatile, melodic but very intense playing style around the ace musicians who made up Toto, which he co-founded as a teenager. But he's also worked on hundreds of sessions as a first-call studio guitarist. Along the way, he would collaborate with everyone from Boz Scaggs and Alice Cooper to Chicago and Cheap Trick, among many others. Albums issued under his own name reflect his varied career, including excursions in hard rock, prog, blues and fusion. Over the years, he's worked with Eddie Van Halen, Chicago's Bill Champlin, Chad Smith and Paul Rodgers on his solo recordings. By 2010, with his old band on a temporary hiatus, Lukather began to incorporate more of the classic ballad style into his own music and appeared onstage with artists as diverse as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Ringo Starr.
Steve Lukather: Eddie Van Halen ‘Misinterpreted’ by Guitarists
Toto founder says his friend of 40 years was upset by shredding craze.
Steve Lukather Says Eddie Van Halen Was ‘Humble Little Guy’
Toto guitarist recalls his late friend’s “adventure mentality.”
Steve Perry Guests With New Band Featuring Steve Lukather's Son
Listen to Levara's second single "Chameleon," which Trev Lukather describes as a "spiritual experience."
Listen to Steve Lukather's New 'Serpent Soul' Song
Toto guitarist offers second preview from 'I Found the Sun Again.'
Steve Lukather Says Weezer Should Be ‘More Thankful’ for ‘Africa’
Steve Lukather said Rivers Cuomo refused to talk to him after surprise 2018 hit.
Toto’s Steve Lukather Says Rock Hall ‘Hate Our Guts’
Frontman believes his band has been unfairly blackballed from the HOF.
Steve Lukather Preps New Solo Album: Exclusive Interview
Upcoming 'I Found the Sun Again' is sorta like a Toto record, but it's also not.
Toto's Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams Announce Solo Albums
Bandmates will release LPs simultaneously in February.
What Jimmy Page Told Steve Lukather When They First Met
Toto guitarist thought Led Zeppelin leader wanted to talk to Eddie Van Halen - but he was wrong.