Toto: Simon Phillips announces his departure from the band.

Legendary drummer has announced his departure from equally legendary American rock band Toto:

I am deeply touched by this outpouring of expression… … yes, it is true - after 21 years I have called my time with Toto. Being a member of this band was a wonderful experience and I have learned so much. I greatly appreciate how Luke, Dave and Mike welcomed me at such a difficult time in the band's career after Jeff's passing. Together we recorded new albums, played concerts and continued the band's legacy. I want to thank Toto fans around the World for embracing me, for their genuine enthusiasm and their love and support.

Simon Phillips - Jan 24, 2014