Toto XIV is the 13th studio album by the American rock band Toto, released on March 20, 2015. The album marks the return of Joseph Williams on lead vocals, Steve Porcaro on keyboards, and David Hungate on bass. Toto XIV is the first album with Keith Carlock on drums, replacing the long standing drummer Simon Phillips. Toto XIV is the band's first album of new material since 2006 s Falling In Between. However, the band personally considers the new album to be the true follow-up to Toto IV, which made the band global superstars. The album is a realized vision three plus decades in the making, exhibiting world-class musicianship, masterful arrangements, topical lyrical commentary, and melodies that the collective genius of Lukather, Paich, Porcaro, Williams and their assembled band-mates bring to life…
Toto was formed in Los Angeles in 1978 by David Paich (b. June 21, 1954, Los Angeles; keyboards, vocals), Steve Lukather (b. October 21, 1957, Los Angeles; guitar, vocals), Bobby Kimball (b. Robert Toteaux, March 29, 1947, Vinton, LA; vocals), Steve Porcaro (b. September 2, 1957, Connecticut; keyboards), David Hungate (b. Texas; bass), and Jeff Porcaro (b. April 1, 1954, Hartford, CT; d. August 5, 1992, Hidden Hills, CA; drums). Paich was the son of arranger Marty Paich; the Porcaros were the sons of percussionist Joe Porcaro.
The Los Angeles-based band Toto formed from a disparate group of session musicians who decided to come together and write original music. For years they have prospered, writing catchy hits like the love lament "Rosanna" and "Africa." PAST TO PRESENT includes the band's best music videos from 1977 to 1990, including the aforementioned hits and a dozen others.
Robert Troy "Bobby" Kimball (born March 29, 1947) is an American singer, best known as the original and longtime frontman of the rock band Toto.
Two CD edition of the Classic Rock/Soft Rock band's Essential collection containing 18 more tracks than the U.S. single disc pressing. Even in the '70s, a group made up of L.A. studio musicians was frowned upon by the music industry, but someone forgot to tell the public, who fell in love with the band's slick, AOR Pop and Toto sold millions of records over the next few decades. This double disc set features 32 tracks including 'Hold The Line', 'Africa', 'Rosanna', 'I'll Supply The Love' and many more.
The 2009 compilation Africa: The Best of Toto is a double-disc set that contains all of Toto's big hits – "Africa", "Rosanna", "Hold the Line", "I Won't Hold You Back", "99", "Georgy Porgy" – and a bunch of album tracks. This is too much for most casual fans, the kind who just want the aforementioned hits, but for those who want to dig a little deeper this is a good, affordable way to do so.