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Modern Drummer, August 1987
Industry Happenings (regular feature)
Porcaro Makes Directing Debut
Jeff Porcaro, drummer for Toto, has made his directorial debut as
the guiding force behind the band's most recent video. The video
has been made to support Toto's latest single, "Till The End."
Entering this field "reluctantly," Porcaro claims his band mates
pushed him to direct the Toto video. "I've been involved early on
with doing story boards and coming up with ideas for the
visualization of our songs," he says. "Doing this video has
increased the fun." Porcaro describes the video as "a conceptual
performance piece." It stars the members of Toto, along with
dancer/choreographer Paula Abdul (know for her work with Janet
Jackson and Duran Duran).
How was it for Jeff, directing his own band? "They'd been on me for
so long to do one that they were like clay!" After the experience
of making his own movie, it's pretty clear that Porcaro has been
bitten by the film bug. "I'd like to do more of this if time
permits," he says, "maybe even for other artists." After videos,
can feature films be far behind? "Of course, I've had some ideas,"
says Porcaro. "I'd like to toy with them sometime . . . when I'm
too old to play drums!"