Steve Lukather wishes his neighbour good morning with fully-cranked guitar solo

Responding to an unwanted wakeup call from his neighbour’s leaf blowers

Steve Lukather

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Toto guitarist Steve Lukather has shared a candid, early morning exchange between his next-door neighbour and himself over Instagram.

Responding to an unwanted morning call from his neighbour’s loud leaf blowers, a pyjama-clad Lukather directed towards his neighbour a personalised, socially distanced guitar performance at full-volume – complete with tremolo picking and sequenced pentatonic sextuplets runs.

The video was shared to Lukather’s Instagram account, where the guitarist captioned: “What happens when the dickhead neighbour’s [gardener] starts up 10 blowers at 7 AM! #goodmorningsunshine #fuckyou”

Already, Lukather’s performance has already garnered acclaim from his peers, with the likes of Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa, Bumblefoot and Derek Sherinian endorsing the solo in the post’s comments section

“Best thing ever!!,” wrote veteran sessionist and Bon Jovi guitarist Phil X. “We’ve all thought of doing this but YOU did. Hahaha. [sic]”

Zakk Wylde voiced out in strong support of Lukather’s performance, penning the statement: “FATHER STEVE!!! ATTTTTTTTAAACCCKKKKKKK!!!!! tBLSt SDMF [sic]”

Derek Sherinian, acclaimed keyboardist, composer, and former member of Dream Theatre, also responded to Lukather’s performance with a simple “Great!”.

The post was also shared by Lukather’s son, guitarist Trevor Lukather, who lauded his father’s top-echelon performance in an Instagram post.

“This is [too] legendary not to repost,” he wrote. “Pop bringing the full fuck you rockstar mode to his neighbour rivalry. Man, this had me crying.”

“I think this might be Pop’s quarantine gig haha. Send me your neighbour story and let’s see if we can get pop to come over and do this for you”

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