Guys....
Posted by: Tommy-Denander ()
Date: March 19, 2013 05:58PM

I've known Luke for 25 years and Bobby for 20...they are both humans in a weird business....meaning they have of course done and said a lot of stupid things over the years.

They are like family members with a lot of love for each other but having trouble getting along...simply because they are VERY different people.

I will say on record since it's hardly a secret...that Luke has always been one of the darkest souls i've met...the drugs and alcohol for so many years where not so much there to create a party as they were to soften the demons...he him self have spoken publicly about this and of course told me and many others in private...i'm just happy to see him clean and sober now.

Bobby had his run with drugs...as ALL Toto members did...some used it very little and some A LOT more...the grew up in a time in LA where they worked day and night, 7 days a week doing sessions, drugs was everywhere and people said "have some, it's not bad for you"...they know better now and they are still here to talk about it...

But Bobby is one of the nicest souls you can be around...he cares about everyone he meets, he will stop at NOTHING to help a friend...trust me i know!!!...and he sings circles around most singers on this planet on a bad day!!!!!
It's such bullshit that Toto and some other people have said that he can't sing live anymore...i'm on stage with him all the time and i'm always blown away!
Does he have bad nights?...of course!!!...he is 65 years old and even girl singers in Toto cover band have trouble singing in these keys...but even on a bad night he does NOT suck, he just gets some bad high notes...name one singer with a 40 year career that doesn't :)

I wish you all could experience what is one of the best music moments i know in life....Bobby alone with a piano...then you tell me if the boy can sing or not :D

When we had Steve Perry with us for 2 days in the studio doing Vic Heart's album...he told me a cool story -
"when i moved to LA in the mid 70's i felt like i was pretty good and should have a real chance of going big places...and one night i went to this club and this band came on...and the singer was so amazing that it broke my heart...i said to myself, if this is what i am up against i better pack my shit and head home...that was Bobby Kimball with SS Fools"

SS Fools was Bobby's band before Toto....

Fergie and Joseph are amazing singers...i've played and recorded with them both...Byron is not a bad singer at all...just completely wrong for Toto.

But the soul of Toto...one of THE biggest reasons they made it big..is that amazing soul of Bobby's voice on top of those amazing songs of course.

So...who cares about the "he said" crap...35 years later Toto are touring and sounding really good, Bobby is touring and sounding really good...only thing that matters :)

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