Tesla To Begin Working On New Single
June 4, 2013
Tesla will be getting together tomorrow to record a brand new song. Guitarist Frank Hannon states, “Jeff Keith and I made a demo in my studio, its called “Taste My Pain” and it ROCKS HARD! This will be the first real original song recording session for the band since ‘Forever More’ or ‘Twisted Wires’. We are pumped to put it out this summer!”
Tesla’s previous studio album of all new original material, 2008’s ‘Forever More’, reached #33 on the Billboard Charts and placed on the Sleaze Roxx Reader’s Choice Top 20.
The band — Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Dave Rude (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass) and Troy Luccketta (drums) — are also selling special t-shirts to help raise money for disaster recovery relief in Moore, Oklahoma, a town that was recently ravaged by a tornado. Details on purchasing the ‘Working Together for Moore’ shirt can be viewed at www.teslatheband.com.
Tesla is a multi-platinum selling rock band from Northern California known for their melodic songs and down to earth appeal. Thanks to their die-hard, loyal fan base and their younger generation offspring, Tesla continues to tour to sold-out crowds around the world. After playing several showcases in Los Angeles, Tesla quickly scored a deal with Geffen Records and released their debut album, ‘Mechanical Resonance’, in 1986. The album produced the hard rock hits and crowd favorites, “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Little Suzi”. ‘Mechanical Resonance’ reached the Top 40 on the album charts, and eventually went platinum.
It was the follow-up, 1989’s ‘The Great Radio Controversy’, which truly broke the band. The first single, “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out)”, was a hit with hard rock audiences, setting the stage for the second single, a comforting ballad called “Love Song” which substituted a dash of hippie utopianism for the usual power ballad histrionics. “Love Song” hit the pop Top Ten and made the band stars, pushing ‘The Great Radio Controversy’ into the Top 20 and double-platinum sales figures 00 the follow-up single, “The Way It Is,” was also a hit.
In keeping with their unpretentious, blue-collar roots, Tesla responded to stardom not by the glam theatrics of their tour mates and peers of the era, but by stripping things down. The idea behind 1990’s ‘Five Man Acoustical Jam’ was virtually unheard of — a pop-metal band playing loose, informal acoustic versions of their best-known songs in concert, plus a few favorite covers. Tesla’s music was sturdy enough to hold up when its roots were exposed, and one of the covers, “Signs”, became another Top Ten hit, as well as the band’s highest-charting single. Not only did ‘Five Man Acoustical Jam’ reach the Top 20 and go platinum, it helped directly inspire MTV’s “Unplugged” series, both with its relaxed vibe and its reminder that acoustic music could sound vital and energetic. This album is credited for starting the whole “Unplugged” craze of the ’90s which included artist like Eric Clapton, Nirvana, and many others following suit with acoustic live albums.
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