Steve Lukather (October 21, 1957, San Fernando Valley, California) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger and producer, most famous as a member of the group Toto.
When Lukather was 17 years old he auditioned for Zappa. He was told to read a score with complicated time signatures, but felt it was too complex for him. In the March 2001 issue of the Japanese magazine "Young Guitar" Lukather recalled that he said: "I can read it, but I have to take it home and learn,", which put Zappa in a bad mood. Lukather was instructed to replay what Zappa played on the spot, but struggled to do that. In the end, Frank Zappa told him: "I guess you lack the skill of musical comprehension. You should learn some more." Lukather later was one of the guitarists who played on Dweezil Zappa heavy metal cover-version of The Bee Gees Stayin' Alive. The song features a long guitar solo in the middle, where 5 guitarists rip the song totally apart.
Lukhater is also interviewed in the documentary Cry Baby:The Pedal that Rocks the World.