According to ABC News Radio
, DEF LEPPARD's Phil Collen and CHICKENFOOT/RED HOT CHILI PEPPER drummer Chad Smith will be guesting on founding TOTO guitarist STEVE LUKATHER's seventh solo effort, Transition, due out on January 21.
"When we were writing the songs, I was thinking about everything I've seen - all the people I've lost in my life, the great and the difficult experiences I've had, and how ultimately it was time to get it together and embrace things for what they are," Lukather says.
Adds the guitarist, "I wanted to make Transition a big, beautiful album with lots of fine details and shadings and colors. That's what I do and that's what my favorite albums - Sgt. Pepper's, Dark Side Of The Moon, Electric Ladyland, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - are all about."
Lukather will join RINGO STARR's ALL-STARR BAND on the group's tour of Australia, New Zealand and Japan this February and early March. He's also lined up a series of solo European dates, running from mid-March to late April.
For more details visit SteveLukather.net