Mike Porcaro – American Bass Player (Toto) Dies Aged 59


Mike Porcaro dies at home in his sleep aged just 59 Frontiers Music Srl today made the following announcement:

“It is with sincere sadness that we at Frontiers Music Srl share the news of Mike Porcaro’s untimely passing.

May he Rest In Peace. His legacy of music with Toto will live forever.” Frontiers Music Srl Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/frontiersmusicsrl?fref=nf

Michael JosephMike Porcaro dies at home in his sleep aged just 59 Frontiers Music Srl today made the following announcement: “It is with sincere sadness that we at Frontiers Music Srl share the news of Mike Porcaro’s untimely passing. May he Rest In Peace. His legacy of music with Toto will live forever.” Frontiers Music Srl Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/frontiersmusicsrl?fref=nf Michael Joseph Porcaro (29th May 1955 -15th May 2015) (Picture from Frontiers Records Srl) Michael Joseph Porcaro (29th May 1955 -15th May 2015), American bass player died at home in his sleep yesterday. He was famous for playing in the band Toto with his brothers Jeff and Steve. Mike had to retire from the band in 2007 and in 2010 it was announced that he had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Toto, who had split in 2008, reformed in 2010 and did a short European tour for Mike’s benefit. Toto continue to play and their latest album ‘Toto XIV’ is due to be released next week with a short UK Tour see (here). The following statement was made by Steve Lukather on the band’s Facebook page yesterday. “My brother Mike Porcaro is now at peace. I will miss him more than I could ever […]

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Toto ‘XIV’


It has been nine long years between ‘XIV’ and 2006’s impressive ‘Falling In Between’, during that time Toto split up and then reformed. This version of Toto has original members Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and also sees the return of the original bass player David Hungate. Joseph Williams, who lastIt has been nine long years between ‘XIV’ and 2006’s impressive ‘Falling In Between’, during that time Toto split up and then reformed. This version of Toto has original members Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and also sees the return of the original bass player David Hungate. Joseph Williams, who last sang on “The Seventh One” and “Fahrenheit” also returns, however drummer Simon Phillips has now left and has been replaced by Keith Carlock. As with any Toto album, you get a mixture of styles, from pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B and even jazz, and this is what makes Toto such a unique band to listen to. After the first listen, You get the impression Lukather is the main driving force behind “XIV” as it is more of a guitar based album than previous Toto ones, his playing is a lot sharper, more inventive and clearly taking time out to release his solo album “Transition” seems to have worked wonders. “Running Out Of Time” is a real strong opening melodic rock track, with Lukather’s guitar playing strong in the mix. ‘Burn’ is a ballad with glorious keyboard sections and strong melodies, while “Holy War” heads […]

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Toto release new video

Toto XIV
AOR legends Toto have released a video for ‘Orphan’, the first single to be taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Toto XIV’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrnQORhbCWE

‘Toto XIV’ will be released via Frontiers Records on March 20 in Europe, on March 23 in the UK and March 24 in the US.

Toto also will play four dates in theAOR legends Toto have released a video for ‘Orphan’, the first single to be taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Toto XIV’. ‘Toto XIV’ will be released via Frontiers Records on March 20 in Europe, on March 23 in the UK and March 24 in the US. Toto also will play four dates in the UK and Ireland in support of the release: Thursday May 21 – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall Saturday May 23 – Dublin, Vicar Street Monday May 25 – Manchester, O2 Apollo Tuesday May 26 – London, HMV Hammersmith Tickets for all shows are on sale now from usual outlets. Last updated:Saturday, February 7, 2015

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Toto announce new album


Frontiers Music Srl has announced a March 20th release date for TOTO XIV in Europe, with The UK and Oceania on March 23rd and North America on March 24th. The album will hit retail globally, with specific dates for territories in Asia, South America and others to follow.

Configurations include CD, with a deluxe edition featuringFrontiers Music Srl has announced a March 20th release date for TOTO XIV in Europe, with The UK and Oceania on March 23rd and North America on March 24th. The album will hit retail globally, with specific dates for territories in Asia, South America and others to follow. Configurations include CD, with a deluxe edition featuring a “making of” documentary on DVD, expanded booklet that includes an in depth story and interview about the new album alongside exclusive pictures in ecol-book packaging. Additionally Toto XIV will be available as a 2 LP vinyl set, and a Super Deluxe limited edition which includes the Deluxe CD/DVD edition, 2 LP vinyl, an exclusive poster, t-shirt (large size only) and lithograph. The album will be available via all digital retailers. A pre-order has gone live via Amazon for the LP, CD and Deluxe Edition. The new 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 XIV is the band’s first album of new material since 2006’s Falling In Between. However, the band personally considers the […]

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Label boss pays tribute to Dennis ‘Fergie’ Frederiksen


Frontiers Records boss Serafino Perugino has paid a personal tribute to former Trillion, Angel, Le Roux, Survivor and Toto vocalist Dennis ‘Fergie’ Frederiksen, who died at the weekend. Fergie recorded and released his final two studio albums with the Italian label (’Happiness Is The Road’ in 2011 and last year’s ‘Any Given Moment’) while suffering fromFrontiers Records boss Serafino Perugino has paid a personal tribute to former Trillion, Angel, Le Roux, Survivor and Toto vocalist Dennis ‘Fergie’ Frederiksen, who died at the weekend. Fergie recorded and released his final two studio albums with the Italian label (’Happiness Is The Road’ in 2011 and last year’s ‘Any Given Moment’) while suffering from inoperable cancer that he had announced in 2010. Having featured on hit singles such as Survivor’s ‘American Heartbeat’ (1982), Le Roux’s ‘Carrie’s Gone’ (1983) and Toto’s ‘Stranger in Town’ (1984), Frederiksen took a few years out of the music industry, returning in the mid-1990s to release albums such as ‘Frederiksen/Phillips’ (a collaboration with Ricky Phillips) in 1995 and ‘Equilibrium’ ( which featured Phillips, Neal Schon, Steve Porcaro, Jason Scheff and Dave Amato) in 1999. In 2002 he joined the band Mecca, while he also toured with the World Classic Rockers and the Voices of Classic Rock. Frontiers Records label president Serafino Perugino had the following to say about Fergie : “Fergie has always been special to us. Since day one we tried to sign him to the label and while we needed a few more years to finally start working together, all experiences with him have […]

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