Cris Cohen: I wanted to start off by talking about your current gig. What was the most challenging aspect of immersing yourself in the Toto catalog?
John Pierce, bassist for Toto: The short answer: Learning the songs. That has been challenging. You're expected to have your stuff together. There is no messing around at a Toto rehearsal. That's thanks to our leader, Steve Lukather. He runs a tight ship. I've known the guy all my life and he's always been that way. If I make a little mistake or something, he'll turn around. He'll let me know that he knows.
So I am doing my homework. The toughest parts are the song beginnings and endings that are different than the records.