DAVID PAICH - Racehorse on course for victory

06. September 2022

DAVID PAICH - Rennpferd auf Siegeskurs

In recent years, Toto keyboardist David Paich has been plagued by health problems from time to time. In the interview with eclipsed, however, there is no sign of this: The 68-year-old appears at midday with a baseball cap, but without the obligatory sunglasses for the interview and seems very tidy. He covers a wide range of topics, from his solo debut "Forgotten Toys" to his childhood, when his father, the arranger Marty Paich, took him to the large recording studios of Los Angeles - an experience that was formative for the rest of his life

eclipsed: I recently read in a biography about the late Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro that you wanted to record a solo record called "That's The Way I Am" back in 1974. What became of those songs?

TOTO - You have to have friends!

31. July 2021

TOTO - Freunde muss man haben!

"I just lost one of my closest friends in our longtime tour manager and Al Schmitt, the legendary engineer who worked with us on 'Toto IV', has also passed on. Sorry, that brings me down." With these words, Steve Lukather apologises for his tardiness. Quickly, however, he switches gears. Because the actual reason for the conversation is quite a positive one, after all, with "With A Little Help From My Friends" the first sample of the new Toto line-up is released

eclipsed: Why did you do a streaming event? There is not necessarily a concert atmosphere.

eclipsed No. 169 / 4-2015

09. December 2015

STEVE HACKETT - Die Stunde des Wolfs

Lange Steve Hackett has held up the flag of progressive rock of the seventies with his releases, to finally celebrate this high phase in his own cause once again with "Genesis Revisited" and at the same time reap the deserved harvest of his steadfastness. For this and above all to the new album, the concept album "Wolflight", the smart Brit is our question and answer.

TOTO - contract is contract


14. April 2015

XIV" is actually the fourteenth studio album of the Californians, if you count the soundtrack to "Dune". It is declared that they want to follow on from "IV", which was their most sustainable fragrance brand to date with the megahits "Rosanna" and "Africa" in 1982.

TOTO - contract is contract

26. March 2015

TOTO - contract is contract

With their new studio album "Toto XIV", the first in nine years, Toto want to continue their great deeds in the eighties. And on paper the chances are not bad, after all there are three founding members in the current line-up as well as singer Joseph Williams, who once refined the albums "Fahrenheit" and "The Seventh One". Nevertheless, the US band doesn't remain in the past with their sound, rather they have delivered a multi-layered work that easily stands up to comparison with younger groups. But it could have been her last record.

TOTO "35th Anniversary Tour - Live In Poland"

28. April 2014

Toto went to Lodz. Their anniversary tour to the 35th not only offers plenty of material from these 35 years, also some band members who had left the band in the meantime, like keyboard player and singer David Paich and lead singer Joseph Williams, are back. Williams, son of the famous film composer John Williams, was Toto's lead singer on the albums "Fahrenheit" (1986) and "The Seventh One" (1988). From these albums and from Toto XX (1998) - a compilation with hitherto unreleased songs - is available with the anniversary set.

eclipsed No. 112 / 7/8-2009

10. April 2014

The Great Rock Latinum

Very few musicians manage to create a completely independent brand with their sound - Carlos Santana is one of them. 40 years ago he and his band named after him put Latin rock on the map with their debut album. We follow the traces left by Santana in the sixties and seventies.

"We're under pressure with every new album."

eclipsed No. 101 / 5-2008

10. April 2014

Shuffling madness

Four decades as a long runner in the limelight, so many concerts on the hump as hardly any other band, in addition a loyal following in the back: Jethro Tull have seen many musical fashions come and go, have made a number of artistic turns themselves and now, on 30 May, start their "40 Years Anniversary Live Tour" in Berlin. A tribute to the indestructible rock band and its headstrong boss.

Glacier melt of consciousness

eclipsed No. 79 / 2-2006

09. April 2014