On January 18, 2014, former vocalist Fergie Frederiksen died after a long battle with liver cancer. Originally, the band wanted to reunite with original vocalist Bobby Kimball to record new songs for a greatest hits record, but the record company instead insisted they hire South African singer Jean-Michel Byron. Before Byron was brought in, the band recorded “Goin’ Home” with Kimball. When Byron was brought in (in 1989) he and Toto recorded four new songs which were included on their greatest hits album Past to Present 1977-1990, released in 1990. Toto then embarked upon the “Planet Earth” tour that lasted from September until December 1990. The band didn’t get along with Byron, whose diva-like behavior and flamboyant stage presence caused friction during the tour. On January 2, 2019, Toto kicked off their 2019 leg of the 40 Trips Around The Sun tour in Byron Bay at the Falls Festival. After the 2013 leg of the 35th anniversary tour, it was revealed via the band’s official website on January 23, 2014, that Simon Phillips had departed the band to pursue a solo career. On August 16, 2022, Greg Phillinganes returned to the Toto lineup for the first time since the Falling In Between tour in 2008, filling in for regular touring keyboardist, Dominique “Xavier” Taplin, who was forced to return home shortly before the end of the European leg of the tour, citing family reasons.
At the close of the tour, the band then took a break to pursue individual projects as well as to keep up their session schedules. The new band lineup would feature bassist John Pierce (Huey Lewis and the News, Pablo Cruise, and a long-time session player), drummer Robert “Sput” Searight (Ghost-Note, Snarky Puppy), and keyboardists Dominique “Xavier” Taplin (Prince, Ghost-Note) and Steve Maggiora (Robert Jon & the Wreck), as well as multi-instrumentalist Warren Ham. From March to November 1993, Lukather and Phillips teamed up with friends David Garfield and John Pena on the side project Los Lobotomys and recorded the album Candyman. Phillips was then replaced by Steely Dan drummer Keith Carlock. Steve Porcaro was never replaced and Toto decided to continue with only five members. Leland Sklar, who joined them on their 2007 and 2008 tours, replaced founding member Hungate. This contained the three new tracks already released on 40 Trips Around the Sun plus completed recordings of four other older tracks featuring Jeff Porcaro on drums and either Mike Porcaro or David Hungate on bass plus other new recordings. On February 9, 2018, Toto released their anniversary album 40 Trips Around the Sun.
On September 18, 2018, guitarist Steve Lukather released his autobiography The Gospel According to Luke, a humorous review on his life in music. On April 6, 2015, Toto announced that they would embark on August 7, 2015, in Mashantucket, Connecticut, with the band Yes, on a joint summer tour of North America, due to end on September 12 in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Toto released their fourteenth studio album and their first in nine years titled Toto XIV on March 20 (Europe), March 23 (UK and Oceania), and March 24, 2015 (North America). To promote the newly finished project, the band started a world tour running with an extensive European headline arena tour including appearances at key festivals, along with a North American tour to follow in the summer of 2015 and Asia later that year. It accounts for the infamous Tornado Alley that stretches from Texas to North Dakota and shoots off east toward Ohio. While Keith Carlock was now part of the band, he did not join them for at least the North American tour and his role was filled by Shannon Forrest. If there isn’t Paich or at least one Porcaro how can we even call it Toto?
One main reason is that it takes time for customers to get used to the idea of a washlet. A soft close feature slows the toilet lid down while closing so the lid does not slam onto the seat, or in some models, the toilet lid will close automatically a certain time after flushing. When activated, the device creates a loud flushing sound similar to a toilet being flushed. Fahrenheit brought the band back from the heavier sound of Isolation to their pop/rock roots. A departure from Toto’s sound of the late 1970s and 1980s, Tambu was a very organic release and featured the single “I Will Remember”, which received moderate radio play. Some models will spray electrolyzed water after use to disinfect the bowl. Most high-tech toilets allow water temperature and water pressure to be adjusted to match the preferences of the user. By default, the vulva receives less pressure than the anus. The original bidet — nothing more than a bowl with water that was splashed onto the genitals by hand — cleaned sensitive areas between regularly scheduled baths.