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.
Hear Steve Lukather's New Song With Ringo Starr, 'Run to Me'
Track from upcoming solo album was co-written with Toto bandmates.
Watch Steve Lukather Battle Leaf Blowers With His Electric Guitar
"This is my response to my dickhead neighbor and his gardeners' 120 dB blowers at 7AM!" explains Toto guitarist.
Steve Lukather’s Surprise at Pain-Free Session With Don Henley
Toto guitarist recalls one-take shot at “Dirty Laundry” under Eagle’s “serious” eye.
Steve Lukather Amazed at Plan to Play Toto’s ‘Africa’ All Night
Guitarist jokes that endurance fundraiser could be “worse than waterboarding.”
Toto's Steve Lukather 'Took the High Road' in New Autobiography
Toto guitarist explains why he resisted temptation to use new memoir to settle old scores.
Steve Lukather Announces Memoir, 'The Gospel According to Luke'
'The Gospel According to Luke' to arrive in the fall, with foreword by Steve Vai.
Toto's Steve Lukather Loves Weezer's 'Africa' Cover
"No one is laughing harder than me," the guitarist said of Weezer's version of Toto's No. 1 hit.