The album was originally released January in Japan, but is now getting a release. Toto reconstituted for benefit tours in 2010 and 2011, the prelude to a more lasting reformation that includes brother Steve. Brotherly Love — Mike Porcaro is a reminder that like his father Joe and brothers Jeff and Steve, Mike is more than just a great musician; he is someone who always brings something more — his musical self and a consistently creative spirit — to the music. He was instrumental in getting my Bro. Now that music is for Mike. Unfortunately, when numbing sensations in those hands resulted in him having to tape his fretting hand to the neck of his bass in order to play, it was obvious Mike had a problem.
He met keyboard player David Paich on one such session, and the pair joined with brother Steve, Hungate, guitarist Steve Lukather and singer Bobby Kimball to form Toto in Los Angeles in 1977. With his hands spanning either end of his 5-stringer he played with such intent, musicality and taste that one would be hard pressed to find a more competent, confident or capable keeper of the low end. Mickey was in my old band that opened shows for Kiss. . He retired from performing in 2007, and released his debut solo album, Brotherly Love, in 2011.
Steve Porcaro left Toto in 1987 to continue working on film and television scores. It was recorded in Koblenz, Germany in late March 2002 and features Glenn on some songs among others: Hendrix' 'Manic Depression and Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together'. Hi, Mike Porcaro is releasing a live album in memory of his brother Jeff. I believe Glenn also joined the all-star band with Rosanna and Africa. Get your copy at - Wayne Blanchard. My friend who is a guitar players says that I am over rating Mike porcaro, and that for example gene simons is a bassist of the same caliber.
Very generous person and a great business- man. In September 2012 Classic Rock reported that Porcaro had become confined to a wheelchair, and he died at his home in Los Angeles on March 15, surrounded by his family. The family credentials were impeccably musical. Joe, who is still going strong at 84, played with Frank and Nancy Sinatra, Pink Floyd, Madonna, the Monkees and Stan Getz. Here's a pic of me and Mickey Free back in the day. Mindfields 1999 and Through The Looking Glass 2002 saw Toto slipping towards the kind of stately semi-retirement beloved of the rock aristocracy. I told him gene is an amateur compared to Mike porcaro.
Gene saw him and helped get him the gig as guitar player and front man for Shalamar. I had this discussion with a friend. The album will be released in Japan first. He joined Toto full-time as the replacement for original bassist David Hungate the following year, and outlasted both of his brothers in the line-up, a run that went unbroken until his enforced retirement from performing in 2007. Toto were tempted back for bouts of gigging, and recorded Falling In Between in 2006 for the Frontiers label. .
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