Lee Sklar on tour with Toto

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by PilbaraBass, May 26, 2007.


  1. I was checking out the Steve Lukather website...apparently Toto99 (the rebirth of Toto) is on tour...apparently original Toto bassist, Mike Porcaro is recovering from some sort of illness, and they've seconded Lee Sklar to fill in...how cool is that?

    in addition, the Toto99 website lists the drummer of the band as Simon Phillips (replacing, of course, the late legend, Jeff Porcaro). Simon Phillips is a kick-butt drummer who's done a lot of work with Pete Townshend in the past (e.g. "You better, you bet", and "Slit Skirts" feature Simon).

    We don't get access to any of this good stuff over here :(
     
  2. jady

    jady

    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    Lee Sklar is the friggen man!!!!!! some of his stuff with Genesis blew my mind years ago!!!!!
     
  3. moogboy

    moogboy Inactive

    Mar 1, 2007
    Moog Artist in Rock/Pop 5th down
    actually, Simon Phillips played with Pete Townshend on Pete's solo stuff, and in 1989 went on tour with the Who.
     
  4. Mr. Boo

    Mr. Boo

    Mar 29, 2004
    Over-rated
     
  5. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    Sklar is a killer, kick ass. player.
    Great time, groove.

    I would put he up there with Pino Palladino.
    For his ability to play multi-styles of music.

    Jamer Taylor
    Billy Cobham
    Crosby & Nash
    Jackson Brown
    Lyle Lovert
    Phil Collins
    Barefoot Servant

    Just a few live acts I seen Sklar play with.
     

  6. correct...he's a monster player with a great groove...

    I'd love to see him with Sklar...
     
  7. Rune Bivrin

    Rune Bivrin Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Huddinge, Sweden
    Duh!

    Simon Phillips has been a permanent member of Toto since 1992 when the great Jeff Porcaro died. That means he's been in Toto almost as long as Jeff.

    But yeah, Lee Sklar is way cool. He's definitely the most characteristically looking bass player :)
     
  8. Pan

    Pan Lowdown User

    Aug 8, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Simon Phillips is my favourite UK drummer - Steve Gadd the US equivalent.
     
  9. Kurtmon

    Kurtmon

    Dec 1, 2005
    I have tickets to see them on June 7th, 3rd row seats for 45.00, what a deal in these days of over priced concerts.....can't wait:cool:
     
  10. DocBop

    DocBop

    Feb 22, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I heard and interview Lee did after getting the Toto gig. I thought it was funny he was saying he was listening to the tunes to figure them out. They offered him charts, but refused. Said charts are like heroin for him, you give him one you'll never get it back. :D

    Also of interest it was said he had cleared was clearing his schedule for a year. So it seems he thinks this gig will last for awhile.
     
  11. mvw356

    mvw356

    Mar 2, 2006
    Brussels
    yeah toto is a great band, i've seen them 3 times already. apparently sklar got the call 5 days before the tour started.
     
  12. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    That was obviously a troll post, but what the heck...

    Lee Sklar is overrated? Or Toto is overrated?

    I have a hard time with either assertion.

    Toto, if anything, is underrated.

    I wonder what your basis would be to say that Lee Sklar is overrated?
     
  13. Flamestarter

    Flamestarter

    Feb 20, 2007
    dont say that....

    anyway here is a partial listing of mr sklar's sessions and records:

    Air Supply — The Vanishing Race (1993)
    America — Alibi (1980)
    Peter Allen — I Could Have Been a Sailor (1979)
    Hoyt Axton:
    Road Songs (1977)
    Pistol Packin' Mama/Spin of the Wheel (1998)
    Barefoot Servants:
    Barefoot Servants (1994)
    Barefoot Servants 2 (2005)
    Carole Bayer Sager:
    Carole Bayer Sager (1977)
    Too (1978)
    Sometimes Late at Night (1981)
    Laura Branigan — Branigan (1982)
    Regina Belle — Passion (1993)
    Barbi Benton — Something New (1975)
    Stephen Bishop — Bish (1978)
    Clint Black:
    Hard Way — (1992)
    No Time to Kill — (1993)
    Looking for Christmas — (1995)
    Nothin' but the Taillights — (1997)
    Christmas With You — (2004)
    Ronee Blakley — Ronee Blakley (1972)
    Suzy Bogguss:
    Aces (1991)
    Voices in the Wind (1992)
    Something Up My Sleeve (1993)
    Simpatico (1994)
    Give Me Some Wheels (1996)
    Nobody Love, Nobody Gets Hurt (1998)
    Karla Bonoff — Karla Bonoff (1977)
    Sarah Brightman — As I Came of Age (1998)
    Jackson Browne:
    Jackson Browne (1972)
    For Everyman (1973)
    The Pretender (1976)
    Running on Empty (1977)
    Peabo Bryson/Roberta Flack — Born to Love (1983)
    Jimmy Buffett — Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (1992)
    Steve Camp — Consider the Cost (1991)
    Glen Campbell — Bloodline (1976)
    Eric Carmen — Change of Heart (1978)
    Kim Carnes:
    Kim Carnes (1975)
    St. Vincent's Court (1979)
    View from the House (1988)
    David Cassidy:
    The Higher They Climb (1975)
    Home Is Where the Heart Is (1976)
    Ray Charles — My World (1993)
    Billy Cobham — Spectrum (1973)
    Leonard Cohen — The Future (1992)
    Phil Collins:
    No Jacket Required (1985)
    ...But Seriously (1989)
    Serious Hits... Live! (1990)
    Rita Coolidge:
    Lady's Not for Sale (1972)
    Fall into Spring (1974)
    It's Only Love (1975)
    Anytime, Anywhere (1977)
    Crosby & Nash:
    Graham Nash David Crosby (1972)
    Crosby & Nash (2004)
    Crosby, Stills & Nash:
    Daylight Again (1982)
    Live It Up (1990)
    Carry On (1998)
    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
    Replay (1980)
    David Crosby:
    Thousand Roads (1993)
    Catie Curtis — Catie Curtis (1997)
    Jackie DeShannon — New Arrangement (1975)
    Neil Diamond:
    Lovescape (1991)
    Christmas Album (1992)
    Dion — Streetheart (1976)
    Thomas Dolby — Astronauts and Heretics (1992)
    Donovan:
    7-Tease (1973)
    Cosmic Wheels (1973)
    Slow Down World (1976)
    The Doors — Full Circle (1972)
    Chris Eaton — Wonderful World (1995)
    Randy Edelman:
    If Love Is Real (1977)
    You're the One (1979)
    England Dan & John Ford Coley — Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive (1978)
    Yvonne Elliman:
    Night Flight (1978)
    Yvonne (1979)
    Lara Fabian — Wonderful Life (2004)
    Mimi Fariña — Mimi Fariña & Tom Jans (1971)
    Kinky Friedman — Kinky Friedman (1974)
    Richie Furay — I Still Have Dreams (1979)
    Ana Gabriel — Vivencias (1996)
    Art Garfunkel:
    Breakaway (1975)
    Songs from a Parent to a Child (1997)
    Garou — Seul (2000)
    Vince Gill:
    Way Back Home (1987)
    Let There Be Peace on Earth (1993)
    High Lonesome Sound (1996)
    Andrew Gold:
    What's Wrong With This Picture? (1976)
    All This And Heaven Too (1978)
    Amy Grant:
    Legacy...Hymns and Faith (2002)
    Simple Things (2003)
    Tami Gunden — Celebration (1987)
    Arlo Guthrie — Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys (1973)
    Alejandra Guzman — Algo Natural (1999)
    Merle Haggard — Chicago Wind (2005)
    Hall & Oates:
    Daryl Hall & John Oates (1975)
    Bigger Than the Both of Us (1976)
    Beauty on a Back Street (1977)
    Don Henley — I Can't Stand Still (1982)
    Faith Hill — Cry (2002)
    Hook:
    Hooked (1968)
    Will Grab You (1968)
    Roger Hodgson — Hai Hai (1987)
    Engelbert Humperdinck — After Dark (1996)
    Brian Hyland — Brian Hyland (1970)
    Enrique Iglesias — Vivir (1997)
    Julio Iglesias — Crazy (1994)
    Freddie Jackson — Time for Love (1992)
    Flaco Jiménez — Partners (1992)
    John Kay — My Sportin' Life (1973)
    Casey Kelly — Casey Kelly (1972)
    Carole King — Thoroughbred (1976)
    Danny Kortchmar — Innuendo (1980)
    Kris Kristofferson:
    Spooky Lady's Sideshow (1974)
    Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame (1975)
    Surreal Thing (1976)
    Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge — Full Moon (1973)
    Leah Kunkel — Leah Kunkel (1979)
    Wynonna Judd — Wynonna (1992)
    Daniel Lavoie — Woman to Man (1994)
    Lisa Loeb:
    Firecracker (1997)
    Cake and Pie (2002)
    Hello Lisa (2002)
    Lyle Lovett:
    Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (1989)
    Joshua Judges Ruth (1992)
    Road to Ensenada (1996)
    Step Inside This House (1998)
    Steve Lukather — Lukather (1998)
    The Manhattan Transfer — Offbeat of Avenues (1991)
    Amanda Marshall — Amanda Marshall (1996)
    Yumi Matsutoya:
    The 14th Moon (1976)
    The Gates of Heaven (1990)
    Dawn Purple (1991)
    Tears and Reasons (1992)
    acacia (2001)
    Ricky Martin — Medio Vivir (1995)
    Maureen McCormick — When You Get a Little Lonely (1995)
    Reba McEntire:
    Last One to Know (1987)
    Sweet Sixteen (1989)
    For My Broken Heart (1991)
    Read My Mind (1994)
    Starting Over (1995)
    Greatest Collection (2004)
    Roger McGuinn:
    Roger McGuinn (1973)
    Peace on You (1974)
    Born to Rock & Roll (1992)
    Bette Midler — Broken Blossom (1977)
    Giorgio Moroder — Cat People (1982)
    Miyuki Nakajima:
    Hi: Wings (1999)
    Tsuki: Wings (1999)
    Short Stories (2000)
    Lullaby for the Soul (2001)
    Otogibanashi: Fairy Ring (2002)
    Graham Nash — Innocent Eyes (1986)
    Aaron Neville:
    Aaron Neville's Soulful Christmas (1993)
    To Make Me Who I Am (1997)
    Randy Newman:
    Land of Dreams (1988)
    Randy Newman's Faust (1995)
    Joanna Newsom — Ys (2006)
    Olivia Newton-John — Making a Good Thing Better (1977)
    The Oak Ridge Boys:
    Heart Beat (1987)
    Monongahela (1987)
    Nigel Olsson — Nigel Olsson (1978)
    Twila Paris — Perennial: Songs for the Seasons of Life (1998)
    Van Dyke Parks — Moonlighting: Live at the Ash Grove (1998)
    Dolly Parton:
    9 to 5 and Odd Jobs (1980)
    Dolly, Dolly, Dolly (1980)
    Heartbreak Express (1982)
    Rainbow (1988)
    Laura Pausini Entre Tu y Mil Mares / Tra Te e il Mare (2000)
    Herb Pedersen:
    Southwest (1976)
    Sandman (1977)
    Lonesome Feeling (1984)
    Bernadette Peters:
    Bernadette Peters (1980)
    Bernadette (1992)
    Shawn Phillips:
    Faces (1972)
    Bright White (1973)
    Spaced (1977)
    Transcendence (1978)
    Point of Grace:
    Steady On (1998)
    Christmas Story (1999)
    Steve Poltz — One Left Shoe (1998)
    Bonnie Raitt — Nine Lives (1986)
    Willis Alan Ramsey — Willis Alan Ramsey (1972)
    Helen Reddy — Helen Reddy (1971)
    Turley Richards — (1971)Expressions
    LeAnn Rimes:
    Twisted Angel (2002)
    What a Wonderful World (2004)
    Lee Ritenour — Banded Together (1984)
    Johnny Rivers — Last Train to Memphis (1998)
    Linda Ronstadt:
    Don't Cry Now (1973)
    Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind (1989)
    Winter Light (1994)
    Feels Like Home (1995)
    We Ran (1998)
    Mi Jardín Azul: Las Canciones Favoritas (2004)
    Diana Ross:
    To Love Again (1981)
    Force Behind the Power (1991)
    Jennifer Rush — Heart Over Mind (1987)
    Marta Sánchez:
    Desconocida (1998)
    Soy Yo (2002)
    David Sanborn — Love Songs (1976)
    Véronique Sanson:
    Comme ils l'imaginant (1996)
    Indestructible (1998)
    D'un papillon à une étoile (1999)
    Leo Sayer — Leo Sayer (1978)
    Joey Scarbury — America's Greatest Hero (1981)
    Darrell Scott — Family Tree (1999)
    2nd Chapter of Acts:
    Singer Sower (1984)
    Roar of Love (1991)
    The Section:
    Section (1972)
    Forward Motion (1973)
    Fork It Over (1977)
    Neil Sedaka:
    Hungry Years (1975)
    Sedaka's Back (1975)
    Steppin' Out (1976)
    In the Pocket (1980)
    Vonda Shepard — Heart and Soul: New Songs From Ally McBeal (1999)
    Carly Simon — Playing Possum (1975)
    Ricky Skaggs:
    Love's Gonna Get Ya (1986)
    My Father's Son (1991)
    Michael W. Smith:
    I'll Lead You Home (1995)
    Christmastime (1998)
    Christmas Collection (2004)
    The Spencer Davis Group — Mousetrap (1972)
    Jimmie Spheeris — The Original Tap Dancing Kid (1973)
    Rick Springfield — Mission Magic (1974)
    John Stewart — Lonesome Picker Rides Again (1971)
    Rod Stewart:
    Atlantic Crossing (1975)
    A Night on the Town Rod Stewart — (1976)
    Stephen Stills:
    Stills (1975)
    Turnin' Back the Pages (2003)
    George Strait:
    Ocean Front Property (1987)
    Strait Out of the Box (1995)
    Barbra Streisand — Love Like Ours (1999)
    Daryl Stuermer — Live & Learn (1998)
    Donna Summer — The Wanderer (1980)
    James Taylor:
    Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon (1971)
    One Man Dog— (1972)
    Gorilla— (1975)
    Greatest Hits— (1976)
    In the Pocket— (1976)
    JT— (1977)
    Flag— (1979)
    Dad Loves His Work— (1981)
    That's Why I'm Here— (1985)
    Never Die Young— (1988)
    Live in Rio— (1991)
    The Best of James Taylor— (2003)
    Kate Taylor — Sister Kate (1971)
    Livingston Taylor — There You Are Again (2005)
    Terence Trent d'Arby — Terence Trent d'Arby's Symphony or Damn (1993)
    Tanya Tucker — Should I Do It (1981)
    Michelle Tumes — Dream (2001)
    Anna Vissi — Everything I Am (2001)
    Clay Walker:
    Clay Walker (1993)
    Live, Laugh, Love — (1999)
    Few Questions — (2003)
    Jennifer Warnes — Well (2001)
    The Weather Girls — Success (1983)
    Jimmy Webb:
    Angel Heart (1982)
    Suspending Disbelief (1993)
    Paul Williams — Back to Love Again (1999)
    Robbie Williams — Escapology (2002)
    Wilson Phillips — Shadows and Light (1992)
    Lee Ann Womack — Something Worth Leaving Behind (2002)
    Trisha Yearwood — Everybody Knows (1996)
    Takuro Yoshida — Long Time No See (1996)
    Jesse Colin Young — Walk the Talk (2003)
    Warren Zevon:
    Excitable Boy — (1978)
    Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School — (1980)
    The Envoy — (1982)
    Sentimental Hygiene — (1987)
    I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology) — (1996)
     
  14. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    ^^ Looks like a couple of people think he's cool...
     
  15. besides, Lee's got the best beard of all bassdom...

    HAND'S DOWN!

    lot's of cool info in this thread...thanks guys for contributing...

    (with the possible exception of the "over-rated" dude...LOL)
     
  16. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    I've posted these before, but here are some recent pics of Sklar from Toto tour.
     
  17. OMFG! :eek: I knew his body of work was extensive but I had NO IDEA.....................:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  18. C.Cat

    C.Cat

    Apr 27, 2007

    Has anyone heard what he did with 801? His playing was amazing!
     
  19. Awesome! The beard really compliments the Dingwall :)
     
  20. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass XBass Cables Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    He is THE MAN!!! :bassist:
     
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