Re: "How a lawsuit brought apart a pair of longtime Toto bandmates"
Posted by: Irwin m fletcher ()
Date: November 25, 2020 12:17AM

Falken Wrote:
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> Steve Lukather outlined the “ugly” legal
> battle that Toto lost against the widow of late
> drummer Jeff Porcaro and said it led to a falling
> out between himself and keyboardist Steve Porcaro,
> Jeff’s brother.
>
> The lawsuit was raised in 2018, when Susan
> Porcaro-Goings claimed that Toto – owned by
> Lukather and semiretired co-founder David Paich
> – “refused to account and pay … for Jeff’s
> interest in the Toto name” since his death in
> 1992. Lukather said the disagreement cost the band
> $1 million and led directly to its latest lineup
> change, which leaves the guitarist as the only
> remaining original member.
>
> “There was a mix-up with the name that goes back
> to our original management,” Lukather
> told Rolling Stone in a new interview. “I was
> victimized by that bullshit, too. And then she
> went public, without any corroboration, to say
> that David and I were stealing from her family.
> Like I would do that! As if I suddenly turned into
> an arch-criminal when I was 60!”
>
> He added that Porcaro "is pissed off because he
> was out of the band for 25 years and he didn’t
> put any money into trying to fight . He wanted a
> part of the name for nothing. He didn’t
> emotionally support us. He didn’t financially
> support us. Why should he get it for free? And so
> now he hates my guts, and that makes this even
> more ugly.”
>
> Porcaro – whose second stint with the band came
> to an end in the turmoil – disagreed with
> Lukather’s position. “I haven’t really
> spoken to Luke in the past year, but I do not hate
> his guts - nothing could be further from the
> truth,” Porcaro told Rolling Stone in a
> separate interview. “When I rejoined Toto, I
> planned on staying for one summer. … I wound up
> staying for 10 years, and I told them I was ready
> for a break. The last tour was pretty rough with
> all the stress and screaming and 14-paragraph
> emails.”
>
> Porcaro confirmed that he signed away his rights
> when he originally left the band in 1987, but
> suggested his late brother did not. "He died
> before that could happen," he said. “To be
> honest with you, I think Lukather and the guys
> were ill-advised. I don’t blame them. I blame
> their representation for not telling them how the
> world works. They were ill-advised by shysters who
> didn’t know what the fuck they were talking
> about.”
>
> The keyboardist sent his best wishes to the new
> version of Toto, which includes the returning
> Joseph Williams on vocals. “If Luke is putting
> together something, it’s going to be amazing,"
> Porcaro said. "It’s going to be fantastic. No
> one plays guitar like Luke – and Joseph is
> singing better than ever.”
>
>  
>
>
>
> Read More: How a Lawsuit Broke Apart a Pair of
> Longtime Toto Bandmates |
> https://ultimateclassicrock.com/toto-lawsuit-break
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If this is all true, then it's a crying shame as I'm sure Steve L and Steve P were best friends in the 70s and it was their friendship that led to Luke joining Toto i think.

Just goes to show, money is always involved somewhere in a fall out.

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