Steven Lee Lukather is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and record producer. He is best known as the sole continuous founding member of the rock band Toto.
Eddie brings you another double shot this week! First, guitar god Slash phones in to discuss juggling two bands, the new Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators 'Living The Dream' box set and DVD, having to find temporary members, Guns 'n' Roses, and more! Then, Toto's Steve Lukather drops by and discusses his book, 'The Gospel According to Luke,' celebrities he has played guitar with, and more!
Steve Lukather (Toto, 5x Grammy Winner, The Gospel According to Luke) shares some legendary behind the scenes stories during his time playing with Toto and many other icons in the music industry like Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Van Halen, Quincy Jones, and more! Steve opens up about his childhood growing up with a young mother who exposed him to rock music early on, how he overcame an absolute tornado of life events to find sobriety , and just how much the industry has changed both technologically and critically. Thanks to HotelTonight for sponsoring today’s show. HotelTonight partners with the best hotels to help sell their unsold rooms, and more importantly, to help give you amazing deals on a wide range of cool top rated locations. Start scoring amazing deals by visiting or downloading their app today!
For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, TOTO guitarist and legendary session musician Steve Lukather, and Leah Van Dale, the Capo Cagna wine founder who you may also know as WWE Superstar Carmella.More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via:,, and
500th Episode! Founder of Toto & Los Lobotomys, 5-time Grammy winner & one of the most prolific LA Session guitarists in the history of music, Steve’s played with: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Alice Cooper, Elton John, John Mayall, Lee Ritenour, Bill Champlin, Larry Carlton, Peter Frampton, David Crosby, Van Halen, Greg Lake, Joe Cocker, Todd Rundgren, Ringo Star, and hundreds more Luke opens up about getting sober and the most difficult thing he’s had to do… stories galore about playing with Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Carlos Santana, Roger Waters, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson walking around with Bubbles the Chimp… turning down Miles Davis when asked to join his band, his top 3 musical experiences (NOT what you might think), how he came up with specific parts in the studio - and what happens when people can’t do this… a brief history of LA session players, the difference in his thinking now and before getting sober, and tons of interesting stuff. This man is a warrior, and this is a MUST listen: Subscribe Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:
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Oct 21st, 1957
Los Angeles, California, USA
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7 hours, 25 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 592629