Toto’s Steve Lukather says the ’80s band won’t die despite the haters – Orange County Register

Toto has received more than its fair share of criticism and people making fun of the band over the years despite the group’s success and foothold in pop culture.

“This band will not die, and for 40 years we have taken every punch known to man,” singer/guitarist Steve Lukather said during a recent phone interview. “There’s not an anti-Toto spray that will keep us down. The naysayers have tried to kill us and we are living proof that we will have the last laugh.”

Toto will perform at Pala Casino Spa & Resort on Thursday, Aug. 31, and at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, Sept. 1. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo also are on the bill.

Formed by friends in Los Angeles in the late 1970s, Toto made its name in the music world with iconic hits such as “Africa,” “Rosanna” and “Hold the Line.”

And here’s proof of their strong musicianship: the group was the house band on Michael Jackson’s epic record “Thriller,” along with playing on an astonishing 5,000-plus albums as individuals.

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