Former Tesla guitarist Tommy Skeoch working on studio album
Ex-Tesla guitarist Tommy Skeoch is working on a studio album and apparently drummer Dave Parks will be playing on it.
According to Wikipedia, Skeoch played with Tesla from 1984 to 1994, 1995 and 2000 to 2006. The guitarist opened up about his departure from Tesla to Eddie Trunk back in July 2016. When asked whether he was fired from the band, Skeoch stated: “It was ummm. I bet I was fired. I would say. It was like at that time, I was being vocal about. I didn’t know if I wanted to go on being in — because we were turning into a nostalgia act at that point. And that’s OK. There’s nothing wrong with that…. Something about me knew that me being out there with all their down time, and then doing a show, and then down time, and then doing a show the next night and then a day off. Just a lot of down time. It was not easy. For whatever reason, my head just couldn’t take the down time. It was killing me.”
In terms of when things turned for him, Skeoch stated: “They did everything they could. They wanted to keep me around of course. But I just wasn’t there yet and wasn’t having it. But yeah! During the whole life of Tesla, oh! We were [laughs] crazy man! I mean smoking, drinking, snorting, doing but it didn’t get out of control ’til sometime like in the middle, the middle ’90s for me, I started going off deep. And I mean doing some really. At first, it just started doing some heavy pharmaceuticals and then by the time I left that last time, those guys have no idea how bad it got. It got worse. I mean, I was sticking needles in my arm the last time I left. I wasn’t even doing that the last time. So it got way worse before it got better.”
The following message was posted on Skeoch‘s Facebook page earlier today:
Last three days in the studio getting drum tracks
This guy Dave Parks got a hold of me excited about this record after he heard a song I had posted
Was so into it
I had to check him out
Ive met him before
A amazing drummer
He fucking killed it
Record would not be as great with out him
I’m so grateful he reached out
Great energy !!
Here’s some clips of exciting studio life ?”
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