Bassist Brian Wheat explains Tesla’s inactivity during the Covid pandemic
Tesla bassist Brian Wheat was recently interviewed by Bode James for the Rock N Roll Icons podcast. Wheat was promoting his autobiography Son of A Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla, which was co-written with Chris Epting and was released via Post Hill Press on December 15, 2020.
On Tesla‘s inactivity during the Covid pandemic, Wheat indicated (as transcribed by the Roll N Roll Icons podcast):
In terms of writing Tesla hits, Wheat stated: “Some come easy and some took a long &me. Something like “What You Give” took two albums to finally come to life, and something like “Modern Day Cowboy” came about fairly quickly. It just depends on the song.”
With respect to songwriting and getting older, Wheat indicated: “It’s changed because I’ve developed more skills. I’ve learned how to write songs better than I did when I was young. It’s like going to the gym for 30 years. All of a sudden you’ve got your technique down, you know how to get muscles if you want muscles. When you first go there you don’t know shit and you’ll try anything. That’s kind of how I equate it.”
You can listen to the interview with Brian Wheat on the Rock N Roll Icons podcast below: