Brian Wheat reiterates that Tesla always sounded like Def Leppard and others while dissing Sleaze Roxx
Yesterday, Sleaze Roxx posted an article titled Tesla bassist Brian Wheat’s attitude is “f**k you” about new ‘Shock’ album sounding like Def Leppard based on excerpts from an interview done by UK’s Total MK with Tesla‘s long-time bassist Brian Wheat who addressed the band’s new upcoming album Shock being produced by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen and sounding like Def Leppard.
Wheat‘s comments during his interview with Total MK included:
“For someone to say this new record sounds like Def Leppard and Phil fucked up the band?
“Fuck you is my attitude.
“We’ve always been influenced by Def Leppard, by The Beatles, by Aerosmith, AC/DC and a little bit of Queen.”
Wheat has now posted the following two comments in the last hour below Sleaze Roxx‘s Facebook post about its article yesterday:
Comment #1: “Look folks it’s simple if you don’t like what you hear on the record then don’t buy it…….. I read a lot of the stuff out here and the same people that are hating it are the same people that hate the band with dave in it and say it was better before….
But what you have to remember is things change…..
We’ve tried something new with phil and I’ve had people come up to me and say they absolutely love it
And I have people tell me they hate it
All I’m saying is we always sounded like Def Leppard…..:and Aerosmith and led zeppelin ….. so you can believe a website called “sleeze rock”
Or me about tesla
God bless you all
Comment #2: “And one more thing the guys in tesla happen to love Def Leppard
And some of you haters comments about them isn’t very funny it’s just down right rude……”
In terms of how Sleaze Roxx feels about Tesla, Sleaze Roxx‘s review of the band’s Mechanical Resonance Live says it well:
“Back when I was a young lad fully immersed in heavy metal music, my family had a slightly older lad from Europe come to visit for two weeks. That European visitor brought his favorite albums including U2‘s The Joshua Tree with him to Canada. With only one stereo system in my family’s home, we both grudgingly took turns putting on our albums of choice and listening to the other’s selections. At the time, I must have just bought Tesla‘s debut album Mechanical Resonance (on vinyl) because that is pretty much all I played for the two weeks that my European friend was at our family home. The Tesla versus U2 debates raged on furiously for two weeks and at the end of my European friend’s stay in Canada, he admitted that Tesla had grown on him and they were quite good. I on the other hand, being stubborn and not wanting to acknowledge any music but hard rock / heavy metal, refused to throw any bone towards U2‘s way.
Thirty years or so later, Tesla‘s Mechanical Resonance is still a kick ass album with the songs having withstood the test of time.”
Tesla‘s “Taste Like” song:
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Taste Like · Tesla Taste Like + Shock ℗ A Universal Music Enterprises release; ℗ 2019 Tesla Electric Company Recordings, Inc., under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Inc.