Toto

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2003 (The 2004 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Hold the Line (1978)
Africa (1982)
Rosanna (1982)

Toto @ Wikipedia

Toto Videos

Will Toto be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

Comments

56 comments so far (post your own)

Toto is highly deserving (especially when several Hall members are "bands" who've solely used programmed rhythm tracks & sampling -- where's the musicianship in that?). Notwithstanding their multiple 1982 Grammy wins, their talent is unmistakable. Toto blended jazz, blues, soul, rock and pop in innovative ways; a variety of styles most bands cannot emulate or have the flexibility to do so. Late drummer Jeff Porcaro and guitarist Steve Lukather are legends and phenomenal influences on many past & present musicians. Songwriter/pianist David Paich's talent for crafting great melodies and lyrics has always been highly underrated. They were a great keynote of the 80's sound, and their arrangements, musicianship and flexibility are renowned. Vote Toto into the Hall!

Posted by Tim Daren on Wednesday, 01.10.07 @ 11:17am


hell yeah toto deserves its spot

Posted by martin on Sunday, 06.10.07 @ 22:53pm


Overproduced trash...Bo-Ring!

Posted by Get Real on Monday, 12.10.07 @ 09:26am


Toto came together during the recording sessions for Boz Scaggs' landmark album "Silk Degrees" Keyboard player Daved Paich wrote or co-wrote six or seven songs on the album including "Lido Shuffle" which has has one of the best keyboard solos in rock

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 03.20.08 @ 14:36pm


Now somebody at FRH needs to explain this one.

How can a band like Toto with a string of semi-major hits be given a 14% chance of induction with 53% yes votes and 47% no, but then a band like Journey with a huge following and many hits be given a 10% chance with 75% yes votes and 25% no. Not that hits have anything much to do with it but..I don't see any difference in innovation between the two bands.

I don't like either band by the way.

Posted by prognosticator on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 20:07pm


Maybe you can ask Thomas Dolby. Of course he was "Blinded By Science", not math...yuk, yuk!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 20:21pm


Ex Toto Guitar Legend Steve Lukather : "The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Has Lost Its Cool"


Nightwatcher's House Of Rock : You've won 5 Grammys, sold over 30 million records, are well respected by your peers as a musician... is there anything yet that you haven't accomplished that you'd still like to achieve, musically?

Steve Lukather : I'd like to stand on my own as a solo artist. I'm always going to be attached to Toto, that was a major part of my life. I have known those guys since I was just 15 years old, the ones who are still alive. And I miss Jeff every day now that he's gone, he's been gone for 15 years now. But all the rest of the guys are still my closest friends. When each of them left the band, they left for reasons very much like my own. They just weren't feeling it anymore. But we've always remained very very close, and still are to this day.

Nightwatcher's House Of Rock : So we shouldn't expect Toto on a 'Behind The Music' type show any time soon then...

Steve Lukather : No, they're not interested in talking with us. Which is ironic, because we have more stories than all of the bands they featured combined. With all the different artists we worked with, all the major 'Album Of The Year' type people, all the superstars we worked with, you'd think that MTV would want to talk to us. But they're not interested. They'll do one on A Flock Of Seagulls but they won't do one on us.

Nightwatcher's House Of Rock : I don't see them as being that interested in music anyway anymore for the most part...

Steve Lukather : No, but it's just ironic because we were the 4th video ever played on MTV when they first started. We were there from the beginning. And they just shit on us. We also were the only band in history to turn down being on the cover of Rolling Stone. We told Jann Wenner to stick it up his ass.

Nightwatcher's House Of Rock : I guess that answers the question on whether or not Toto will ever be in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame...

Steve Lukather : We were never getting in anyway. It's amazing some of the people they're letting in now, and the people who have been left out. They put Patti Smith in there but not Deep Purple? What's the first song every kid learns how to play?

Nightwatcher's House Of Rock : "Smoke On The Water"...

Steve Lukather : And they're not in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? The glaring omissions...Yes, Genesis...they don't like prog rock. They don't like anybody who has any chops, basically. All of the people who SHOULD have been in there were in the first couple years. It's not like the baseball hall of fame, where it's based on stats. If you have the stats, they don't have to like you. You deserve to be in there based on what you brought to the table. But I'm not going to get too much into it, because ultimately it's a boring conversation. You know what? I've got awards. I've got two houses full of gold records. I've got to start taking them down because it starts becoming ridiculous, like my own personal mausoleum. I'm not saying it wouldn't be cool to be in there, but at the same time, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has lost its cool because of the glaring omissions. Alice Cooper's not in there? They were the first theatrical band out there. When I was in junior high school, I went from 8th grade until 9th grade listening to 'School's Out.'

I could make up my own hall of fame that would have more credibility. It's also like Rolling Stone's 'Top 100 Guitar Players', where they leave anybody out who has any chops. Somebody even wrote a letter to them, "How come Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Lukather etc. aren't on there, and Kurt Cobain is?" Kurt Cobain was a great songwriter, but a great guitar player? I don't think so. Eddie Van Halen at #78? Gimme a break. (Laughs)

I'm just happy to have a job. I'm a musician, not a rock star. Anybody can be a rock star, apparently. It's manufactured, hyped, and that's how you become a rock star. But if you can really play, then people are actually threatened by you.

http://nightwatchershouseofrock.blogspot.com/2008/10/repost-ever-changing-times-and-life.html


Posted by Nightwatcher on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 12:39pm


They suck

Posted by Tourettes Guy on Saturday, 11.15.08 @ 19:45pm


And why do you feel that way Tourettes Guy? (Not that i like Toto, I'm just curious as to why you think they suck)

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 11.15.08 @ 19:47pm


Toto is a musician's band. Their music is way over the head of the average know nothing three chord joe or jane. Toto deserves the recognition, but the youth of today are told what to like by corporate funded hype and they naively swallow it.

Posted by Michael on Thursday, 12.11.08 @ 12:01pm


Lukather rocks! Toto has many awesome songs!

Posted by Hairmetal99 on Thursday, 12.11.08 @ 18:00pm


it would be an outrage if toto is not voted into the hall of fame. this band is one of the most highly respected and talented group of musicians that has ever graced us with their beautiful lyrics and unusually great rhythmic tunes. their trademark sound is unmistakable and when one of their songs comes on the radio, one knows exactly what the song is and who the group is. they are absolutely my favorite band of all time and lesser bands (by far) have been voted in already. thank you.

Posted by liz on Tuesday, 01.27.09 @ 08:48am


Yes Toto should get in-Their music is pure rock/pop fusion, and their music is timeless.

Posted by David on Thursday, 10.29.09 @ 15:38pm


I get sick of fanboys. "Hold the Line" and "Africa" are perfectly respectable pop-rock songs, but WHAT did they bring along that was new? WHO did they influence? What kind of impact did they have? Try and think about it rather than just complaining.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 02.11.10 @ 16:00pm


The Porcaro's at their best YES

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 02.12.10 @ 22:10pm


Can Lukather stop beating around the bush? Tell us who you really feel. Do you feel you deserve to be inducted or not, and if so why?

Posted by Sam on Monday, 05.10.10 @ 21:43pm


"but WHAT did they bring along that was new? WHO did they influence? What kind of impact did they have? Try and think about it rather than just complaining."

What does that have to do with anything? The music Toto produced destroys 95% of the bands that ever played, and the majority of the bands in the Hall of Fame. Just because your taste in music stinks, doesn't mean you have a clue what the you are talking about.

For your info, Hold the Line and Africa are just a few of their great songs. Rosanna, 99, I Won't Hold You Back, I Will Remember, Without Your Love, and I'll Be Over You are a few you forgot.

I despise people like you who have no clue what good music actually is.

Posted by joe on Sunday, 08.1.10 @ 22:17pm


joe, I have no idea who you were replying to but your imperious comment needs to be responded to. First off you said "what does influence and impact have to do with anything." Well in case you didn't notice, THAT is what criteria for consideration into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is or maybe you missed this?

"Will Toto be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
Criteria include the influence and significance of the artist's contributions to the development and perpetuation of rock and roll."

"I despise people like you who have no clue what good music actually is." - joe

"Good music?" What one man loves is another man's poison. What you're suggesting is to discard more objective criteria in favour of criteria that says "An artist should be inducted because they played good music." Did you even read your post before you posted? Do you have any idea what the criteria is?

This has nothing to do with Toto being deserving or not but somebody had to reply to such a benighted comment as yours. Good day to you!

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 08.2.10 @ 03:46am


Also someone suggested Toto shouldn't be inducted because they don't fit the criteria and you took this as a personal insult and responded with such abhorrence as "Just because your taste in music stinks, doesn't mean you have a clue what the you are talking about."

All this coming from the same person who asked "what does influence and impact have do to with anything?"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 08.2.10 @ 03:52am


He was responding to me Tahvo. I was quite taken aback... for a second, before I realized what an utter moron he is. Luckily he is gone now, and cannot take up space with his ignorance.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 08.3.10 @ 16:13pm


Did Jeff Porcaro not influence many drummers?
Don`t drum students still learn off his DVD`s, even 18 years after he died?

Posted by Langer on Thursday, 11.11.10 @ 11:17am


Then Jeff Porcaro should be inducted as a sideman.

Posted by Jim on Thursday, 11.11.10 @ 11:39am


I could write the same about Steve Lukather!!!
He is the best Guitarist in the world!!!
Do`nt give a shit about my opinion, but did not Edward van Halen say that Lukather is the best in the world???
Why do`nt you people quit all the bullshit???
Okay, maybe Toto did`nt have a drug influenced suicidal message in their lyrics like Kurt Cobain. But they are just great musicians, and they more than deserve to be in there!!!

Posted by Langer on Saturday, 11.13.10 @ 21:19pm


I'd still say Hendrix was a better guitarist, in fact quite a few are, but Luthaker is quite good.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.14.10 @ 06:00am


"Do`nt give a shit about my opinion, but did not Edward van Halen say that Lukather is the best in the world???"

Citation?

"Why do`nt you people quit all the bullshit???"

Why don't you get some grammar lessons? Why don't you make a convincing argument for Toto while you're at it.

"Okay, maybe Toto did`nt have a drug influenced suicidal message in their lyrics like Kurt Cobain."

I love how people who don't go along with the absurd notion (or at least implied notion) that everyone who ever got some CCR airplay should be inducted listens solely to obscure and dark music, when anyone who's spoken to GFW and I on this site knows that's not true.

Lukather is a very good guitarist, from what I can tell. I think he and Porcaro would do better inducted as Sidemen than Toto in the Hall.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 16:20pm


Toto is not in the Rock Hall because they refused to pose for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Posted by Qaz on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 16:35pm


Toto? Really? If you're gonna present a case for an arena/"corporate" rock band at least make it one that isn't laughable. Some different bands of that era that have much better arguments:

Journey
Heart
Bad Company
Boston
Styx
Foreigner (maybe, but their case isn't DOA, its just weak)

I'm sorry, Steve Lukather may be talented, but he's an idiot if he thinks he should go in for his safe pop rock music that has aged terribly. This is one case that you shouldn't "Hold The Line" for.

Posted by Jim on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 16:43pm


Toto? Really? If you're gonna present a case for an arena/"corporate" rock band at least make it one that isn't laughable. Some different bands of that era that have much better arguments:

Journey
Heart
Bad Company
Boston
Styx
Foreigner (maybe, but their case isn't DOA, its just weak)

Yeah, not to mention KISS, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi and Poison. But what's the difference, they're all shitty bands (Toto included).

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 16:47pm


Gee its a good thing you dont let personal taste get in the way of determining hall status.

Posted by Jim on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 16:49pm


But i have standards myself. I did just vote no on Toto, if it makes you feel better.

Posted by Jim on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 16:51pm


"Gee its a good thing you dont let personal taste get in the way of determining hall status."

I actually don't mind Heart, and Toto had some decent tracks ("Rosanna" and "Africa"), but all the bands mentioned (by both you and I) are on the ash-heap of rock history.

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 16:55pm


Nobody here is comparing Def Leppard to the Stones, but I must ask, why are they on the ash heap of rock history if (some of them) they've been considered by the hall and they're all still remembered.

I also can't stand Toto, but it doesnt help that they don't meet the I&I requirements, plus they had fleeting moments of impact.

Posted by Jim on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 16:59pm


*only had fleeting moments of impact

Posted by Jim on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 17:00pm


"Nobody here is comparing Def Leppard to the Stones, but I must ask, why are they on the ash heap of rock history if (some of them) they've been considered by the hall and they're all still remembered."

Right now they're all still remembered and considered by the hall* because they're relatively fresh in public memory. 20, 30 and even 40 years isn't much time in music's history and already each and every one of these groups' so-called "impact" (as you would put it) is waning.

* -- whether or not it's serious consideration or lip service to keep the fanboys happy is up for debate.

"I also can't stand Toto, but it doesnt help that they don't meet the I&I requirements, plus they only had fleeting moments of impact."

Funny, that's exactly the same way I feel about all of the aforementioned bands.

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 17:08pm


"Right now they're all still remembered and considered by the hall* because they're relatively fresh in public memory. 20, 30 and even 40 years isn't much time in music's history and already each and every one of these groups' so-called "impact" (as you would put it) is waning"

I don't care if its the Beatles or KISS, every band has seen their influence and/or impact lessen over time. Constant influence is something thats very hard to attain, and even harder to keep.

"Funny, that's exactly the same way I feel about all of the aforementioned bands."

Difference is that Toto has literally no influence, while KISS, Def Leppard and Motley Crue (for example) influenced a genre you believe is insignificant.

Posted by Jim on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 17:15pm


ALBUMS

01. Hydra
02. Toto
03. Turn Back
04. Toto IV
05. Isolation
06. Fahrenheit
07. The Seventh One
08. Past To Present 1977-1990
09. Falling In Between

SINGLES

01. Georgy Porgy
02. Hold The Line
03. I'll Supply The Love
04. 99
05. Live For Today
06. Afraid Of Love
07. Lovers In The Night
08. Make Believe
09. Rosanna
10. Africa
11. I Won't Hold You Back
12. Waiting For Your Love
13. Stranger In Town
14. Holyanna
15. I'll Be Over You
16. Without Your Love
17. Pamela

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 17:20pm


"Difference is that Toto has literally no influence, while KISS, Def Leppard and Motley Crue (for example) influenced a genre you believe is insignificant."

I'm sure I could do the same as the supporters of those bands do and grab at straws until I come up with a big enough number of pathetic groups to say that Toto influenced a genre you believe to be insignificant.

Respond however you like Jim, but I'm done with the Toto page because this conversation, like all of the aforementioned bands' music, is leading us to the same dead-end as usual.

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 17:24pm


"Yeah, not to mention KISS, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi and Poison. But what's the difference, they're all shitty bands (Toto included)." - Chalkie

See, that's the reason why I don't use personal taste as a test for whether or not someone should be inducted. One could say Pearl Jam, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead, all of whom will definitely be in the Hall someday, were all shit they wanted to, as quality is a subjective matter. In the case of those bands, out of all the people they influenced, I'd struggle to find ones that are really considered relevant. Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Alice in Chains: All great bands, all should be in the Hall, yet their primary long-term contribution is to the formation of post-grunge, which was at best relevant for a brief amount of time, if it ever was at all, and on the whole that movement isn't that good. Do we punish them because they unintentionally sowed, in the eyes of critics at least, seeds of mediocrity?

I don't think Jim has ever actually suggested that Poison should be in the Hall, and I certainly don't think it.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 11.18.10 @ 11:51am


I like a couple of Poison's songs, but in no way, shape or form are they remotely close to being hall worthy.

To me influence is quantity, not quality. Quantity is a much more black and white indicator of influence and bringing up quality will inevitable lead to personal tastes coming up, just like the Jann Wenner-Dave Marsh-Jon Landau hall of fame.

Posted by Jim on Thursday, 11.18.10 @ 13:16pm


"Journey
Heart
Bad Company
Boston
Styx
Foreigner (maybe, but their case isn't DOA, its just weak)

Yeah, not to mention KISS, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi and Poison. But what's the difference, they're all shitty bands (Toto included)."

There's that bunch again, all unfortunately and arbitrarily lumped into the so-called "Corporate Rock" group. A rather misleading name someone decided to label all these bands as due to alleged similarities. First off, calling them all "shitty bands" is way too subjective for my tastes. Realistically though, most people seem to think these bands don't have a shot in Hell at being inducted but since KISS and Bon Jovi have now been nominated the powers at be seem to think otherwise. I guess they do like their ticket sales...

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 01.26.11 @ 10:46am


The band "Van Halen" admires the music of Toto. Van Halen, a band that has written a lot of quality rock music, is in the rock and roll hall of fame. Toto's music never grows old cause the kids of today (2011 to the future) still listen to it. I remember way back in high school that my classmates would rather listen to Toto instead of those pop mainstream hits that flood the radio. Isn't this enough to know that Toto should be in the hall of fame?

Posted by bono on Saturday, 04.9.11 @ 23:39pm


No, no it isn't.
I don't know a single person in high school who listens to them. They'd much rather listen to those mainstream pop artists you mentioned.
And about the Van Halen thing, well George Harrison admired Ravi Shankar, should he be inducted?

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 04.10.11 @ 06:57am


Seconded. No young people (13-21) that I know listen to them, and more of them listen to the mainstream hits, though I don't. In fact, If I've ever met anyone who listens to Toto then I don't know about it.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 04.11.11 @ 12:08pm


From a musicians point of view, Toto is one of the most relevant, sophisticated and diverse bands of all time...But then again, the vast majority of people don't understand about good music, including the critics...
Steve Lukather is a guitar genius and Jeff Porcaro was one of the most recorded drummers in history, there is so much to learn from his incredible playing. You will never be able to say that about many of the clowns inducted into the hall of fame (shame?)...

Posted by Leo Goldfarb on Saturday, 08.6.11 @ 18:50pm


How is Toto "one of the most relevant bands of all time"?
Apart from people who used to listen to them back in the day, basically no one cares about them anymore.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.27.11 @ 13:25pm


Chalkie, as usual, shows his elitist snobbery by using the worn-out cliche "corporate rock." Isn't it funny how these critics can't seem to come to a consensus on what defines "corporate rock?" The term corporate rock implies that the A&R head of a record label found a group of good-looking guys/gals, gave them at least a month or so to practice playing some instruments, signed them to a contract, created a massive publicity campaign, and voila! An instant rock band has been created!

I'm not here to make a case for Toto's induction, but I am here to defend those who like their music as well as other so-called "corporate rock" groups (i.e., Foreigner, Bad Company, KISS, etc.). The likes of Chalkie seem to think it's a bad thing for anyone to even admit to liking some arena rock. I know he said he didn't mind Heart and did like a few Toto songs, but that doesn't excuse his constant bullying of others and trying to impose his views on others. I like some Toto, but I don't feel passionate enough about their music to say they belong in the RRHOF.

Many of the members of Toto had some prior experience. Jeff Porcaro, for example, had plenty of experience working as a session drummer both before the founding of Toto and during its lifespan. Some of the names that Porcaro worked with include Michael Jackson, Steely Dan, Paul McCartney, Miles Davis, Sonny & Cher, Boz Scaggs, and Michael McDonald, a veritable who's who of popular music in the 1970s and 1980s.

Tahvo, I know you disagree with me, but I stand by my assertion that Chalkie is a 24-karat asshole. Despite what you claim, I've yet to see any of his supposed "musical knowledge" on display. What I have seen is a lot of bullying, bloviating, and elitism. Hardly qualities that make one knowledgeable. Now if you want to talk with a person who knows his music, I should get my great-uncle Wayne to come post here. I'd rather trust the opinion of him since he's been a lifelong rock and roll fan since the beginning.

Posted by Zach on Monday, 03.26.12 @ 22:13pm


Fair enough, Zach. My opinion of him is based on my own past experience. My past conversations with him were always for the most part civil, but I certainly respect your view on the matter.

I'd love to hear your great-uncle Wayne's take on rock and roll.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 03.27.12 @ 02:40am


By far they are my favorite; however somehow I must convince generations of music lovers to believe what I believe; or love what I love. TOTO is a great and worthy band for the HOF!! There are dozens of other truly fantastic bands out there, that deserve to join. TOTO will make it, I know! God BlessE

Posted by Thomas L. Holmes on Wednesday, 04.10.13 @ 23:30pm


Why is there so much hate in these tread! If you don't like it, write it once not 10 times. I am for Toto's introduction, but RRHOF has not so much integrity by introducting Public Enemy. I mean why this Hall of Fame even has stil in its name Rock and Roll- I know that most of you here won't admit (and I don't mind for it) that Toto is rock band, but at least it would be more logic choice than Public Enemy.

Posted by Billy B. Gilbert on Friday, 04.12.13 @ 17:07pm


Toto

01. Steve Lukather (1977-Present: guitar, vocals)
02. David Paich (1977-Present: keyboards, vocals)
03. Bobby Kimball (1977-1984; 1998-2008: vocals)
04. David Hungate (1977-1982: bass)
05. Jeff Porcaro (1977-1993: drums)
06. Steve Porcaro (1977-1987: synthesizers)
07. Mike Porcaro (1982-2007: bass)
08. Dennis Frederiksen (1985-1986: vocals)
09. Joseph Williams (1986-1989: vocals)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.27.13 @ 10:29am


A while back I read in a guitar magazine (I don't remember the name of it anymore) of musicians interviewing musicians. Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather were talking with each other and Eddie stated that Steve could play circles around him. Steve could play any style in any band. His discography speaks for him. Eddie stated that Steve could take his place in the band Van Halen and no one would know. I also remember reading a while back that Steve Porcaro played around with his synthesizers and created the digital sound, which influenced the keyboard Yamaha DX7 which was a huge hit. I am sure there are many more influences of Toto in the music industry than any one person knows. Musicians respect them. Simon Philips, one of the great drummers stated that when he was asked to become a member of Toto, he was honored. I say, vote 'em in!!

Posted by Rick on Tuesday, 01.14.14 @ 01:54am


Throwing my two cents on Toto. Africa & Rosanna were 2 decorated & memorable songs of the 80's. They certainly were innovative. I see bongo type drums,brassy horns,electric guitars, piano, dual singers. Interesting fusion of rock jazz elements.

My feeling Toto will not be inducted. When you think of the lack of great artists in the late 90's early 2000 period,then Toto might have a shot. KING

Posted by KING on Thursday, 02.20.14 @ 01:48am


OF COURSE Toto should be inducted into the Rock Hall. They are more than deserving to be included. The members of Toto have been on more albums as session players than any other band in music history! That's a lot of influence in that alone. But Toto is a musicians band. They are beyond talented. And their music has a lot of heart and soul in it and if the haters took a moment to really listen - they would hear it. And their live performances brings their thunderous power to life. No one can leave a Toto show and not declare Luke a guitar god! Toto IV alone warrants their entry. But they are so much more. And, they are a working band who are still hard at it with a new album in the works for 2015.

Posted by Steely Bear on Friday, 05.30.14 @ 03:02am


I just saw Toto in concert last week and they are as incredible as the day they released their first album. One must look at what Toto's contribution is all about...not just the records they released as a band, but the thousands (yes thousands) of other artist's records that Toto musicians played on (and/or help write)...and some of those bands are probably considered HOF caliber. Toto (often pronounced "total") has been a major fabric in pop music since the 70's, and it would be a huge disservice to the R&R music industry to not recognize such artists. They are a collaboration of the total package in music talent.

Posted by Leo on Friday, 08.22.14 @ 13:44pm


I just recently found out that there is a Musicians Hall of Fame: http://www.musicianshalloffame.com/ If it is done right should garner more respect than the R&R hof. By the way, Toto is already a member.

Posted by BrewSwillis on Friday, 01.2.15 @ 10:37am


I don't think Toto really stands a chance of induction. I guess the possibilities of Jeff Porcaro and even Steve Lukanther going in as sidemen are somewhat significant.

Posted by Nicky Joe on Friday, 06.2.17 @ 04:42am


Leave your comment:

Name:

Email:

Comments:


Security Question:

Which letter is Springsteen's band named after?
 

Note: Emails will not be visible or used in any way, but are required. Please keep comments relevant to the topic. Any content deemed inappropriate or offensive may be edited and/or deleted.

No HTML code is allowed.




This site is not affiliated with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.