The Gospel According To Luke
Steve Lukather with Paul Rees
And you thought session musicians lived boring lives? The autobiography of Toto guitarist Steve Lukather is a lively yet far from libellous read. A-List musicians, actors and supermodels drift through its pages, but despite being infamous for his consumption of “the old sleep repellent” Lukather dishes the dirt only on those who granted permission. All the same, The Gospel reveals some great anecdotes, such as the guitarist being humiliated at an early audition for Frank Zappa’s band, and demanding that Michael Jackson call back at a more civilised hour when he approached to play on Thriller.
The book will be a painful read for original Toto singer Bobby Kimball, who was busted for intent to sell cocaine during the 80s as his voice began to wane. Lukather even fleetingly accuses Kimball, who later got the boot for “smoking the shit”, of lipsynching during a second, illfated spell with Toto.
Clean and sober at 60, Lukather is in a good place right now and this contented memoir mirrors that status.