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David Hungate Returns to Toto for its First Studio Album Since 2006

Toto XIVToto’s first studio album in around a decade also marks the return on record of founding bassist David Hungate. Toto XIV, slated for a March 24 North American release, is band’s first record of new music since 2006’s Falling In Between.

Hungate is the guy so many people have learned from and copied over the years, guitarist Steve Lukather said, but “When the real guy does it, there’s something magical about it.” Hungate was in Toto from 1977 to 1982 and he’s well-known session player.

Hungate rejoined the band as a touring member in 2014 after Nathan East, who had toured with the group since 2010, left to pursue other projects. The group’s official bassist, Mike Porcaro, is battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Toto reformed in 2010 after a 2008 breakup to play some European shows to benefit Porcaro.

Listen to the classic rockers, known for hits like “Hold the Line,” “Rosanna,” and “Africa,” talk about the new record:

The album will be available as a two-LP vinyl set, a single CD, a CD/DVD deluxe edition and a Super Deluxe limited edition featuring the vinyl and CD/DVD sets as well as a poster, T-shirt and lithograph.

Toto XIV Track List:

  1. Running Out of Time
  2. Burn
  3. Holy War
  4. 21st Century Blues
  5. Unknown Soldier (For Jeffrey)
  6. The Little Things
  7. Chinatown
  8. All the Tears That Shine
  9. Fortune
  10. Great Expectations

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Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews

I look forward to hearing their new album. Some of their past music is definitely in my top 25 of all time favorites. Love these guys & sorry to hear about Mikes battle.



Toto IV is one of my favorite albums of all time, and knowing that this one could be called TOTO V makes me feel excited to hear it. Can’t wait to get it!