"There Is No More Toto" - Luthaker from WJBF.com Toto has decided to call it quits after touring to promote their latest release, Falling In Between. With 3 gold and 2 platinum

"There Is No More Toto" - Luthaker

from WJBF.com


Toto has decided to call it quits after touring to promote their latest release, Falling In Between. With 3 gold and 2 platinum albums to their credit, these guys have been a staple of American culture since their first hit, Hold The Line, in 1978. Here''s a quick story. And here''s what Steve Luthaker had to say on his website.

Send Les Paul A Birthday Card

from IG Blog


Les Paul is celebrating his 93rd birthday this week. Wow! This blogger has the upcoming dates for Les'' birthday related activities. Apparently, M&I Bank will be teaming up with the luthier''s fans to create a virtual birthday card to be displayed at his party. Here is Gibson''s salute to the legend.

Guy''s Album Includes Clapton, Randolph

from Earthtimes.org


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Buddy Guy, has announced the release of a new album. Skin Deep will be available on July 22nd and will include guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi, and Derek Trucks. Here''s the deal on Guy''s latest work. Here''s another article with a track listing.

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