One has to be curious about singers who leave bands. Do they still listen to their old com-padres? Do they dare listen to their replacements? When it comes to former Toto singer Bobby Kimball the answer is yes. After his forced departure from the group at the high point of their career – following the multi-winning Grammy album “Toto IV,” (from 1982) Kimball says he still listened to Toto.
In our exclusive interview with Kimball he tells us how he felt about that next album “Isolation” and his replacement Fergie Frederiksen.
Kimball is set to release his new solo album in the U.S. on April 21 on Cleopatra records. As a tip of the hat and a sign of moving forward from Toto it’s called, “We’re Not In Kansas Anymore.” – by John Beaudin
John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.