An Interview With Tesla: Welcome Back, Gladiators

For over 30 years, Tesla have been creating and touring, gracing the world with their talent and inspiration. Now, members Jeff Keith (lead vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Dave Rude (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass), and Troy Luccketta (drums) are back en route with Def Leppard. For many fans, this combination doesn’t …

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An Interview with Frank Hannon: Getting What They Give

Masters of melodic, optimistic hard rock tunes, Tesla are busy sharing the road with tourmates Def Leppard and REO Speedwagon, making this summer their 30th anniversary of (pretty) consistent touring. Never a band for slacking off, 2016 will also see two new releases from the Tesla factory and a selection …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: June 15 – June 21

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult/Santos Party House/June 15, 2014

Frankie Nardiello met Marston Daley in 1987 in a bar in Chicago, Illinois. They bonded over a shared love of tabloid tales of sex, kitschy horror and exploitation films. Nardiello and Daley conceived a shocking, lurid and trashy B-movie …

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Cool To Be Rude: An Interview with Dave Rude

Someday I’ll tell my grandkids about Myspace, a website that invaded our personal space like a Peeping Tom on a nasty voyeurism bender. I’ll tell them about photos that revealed too much skin, too little decorum, and a heaping mess of regret. As a footnote I might mention that some, …

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Interview with Brian Wheat from Tesla: Fortunate Sons

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Tesla bassist Brian Wheat about their latest record, Twisted Wires And The Acoustic Sessions. The album is a potpourri of Tesla nuggets recorded acoustically in the studio, and the release of the album coincides with the 20th anniversary of their highly …

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