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Episode 50 - Steve Lukather

Episode 50 - Steve Lukather

In our 50th episode, we feature our first non-drummer; the legendary Steve Lukather. In this very special episode, Steve talks about his bandmate and friend, the late great Jeff Porcaro. Luke was in NYC with his band Toto, who are celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band this year. Toto had a full day of press when we met, and it was made clear to me the day of the interview that I would have to keep it short because it was the last interview of the day. I originally aimed for an hour, then pushed for 45 minutes, and in the end was told I'd get 30 minutes. Luke's publicist was in the room, and I'm grateful he let it go a little longer than 30 minutes. Luke talks about meeting Jeff, What Jeff was like, Working in the studio with Jeff, Recording Michael Jackson's "Beat It," which features Steve, Jeff Porcaro, and Eddie Van Halen as the only musicians on the track (Steve Porcaro overdubbed synth later on), Jeff's health issues, and a very raw, emotional, and personal account of the da