When Will TESLA Release Follow-Up To 2019's 'Shock' Album? JEFF KEITH Responds

October 24, 2023

In a new interview with The Bladtcast, TESLA singer Jeff Keith was asked about a possible follow-up to the band's 2019 album "Shock", which was produced by DEF LEPPARD's Phil Collen. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, we've released a couple of singles — 'Cold Blue Steel', 'Time To Rock!' — and we're gonna work on one that we're gonna release sometime next spring. But I guess once we get enough songs or the time… I think the hardest thing is having the time, because when you put a record together, it takes, like, a year and a half to put an entire record together. So I guess it would just be having the time to take the time off to make a record. So right now we're just content with putting out a single here and a single there and having fun going out there. The fans are still there — we just appreciate 'em so much — and we're still having fun with it. So once we get up enough songs and enough time to put together another record, that's when we'll do it."

Last month, TESLA bassist Brian Wheat told Raul Amador of Bass Musician Magazine that he and his bandmates would "go in the studio in February and record a couple of new TESLA songs and maybe a couple covers."

In August 2022, TESLA released a standalone single, "Time To Rock!" A year earlier, the band issued another new track called "Cold Blue Steel".

Last month, TESLA released the official music video for its cover of AEROSMITH's "S.O.S. (Too Bad)". The song is a bonus track on TESLA's live album, "Full Throttle Live!", which arrived this past May. The LP includes the band's "Time To Rock!" single, plus other songs, all recorded in August 2022 at Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota.

In September 2021, TESLA drummer Troy Luccketta announced that he would "take a little time from the road" to spend with family and friends. He has since been replaced at TESLA's gigs by Steve Brown, the younger brother of former DOKKEN drummer Mick Brown.

TESLA's debut album, 1986's "Mechanical Resonance", went platinum on the strength of the hits "Modern Day Cowboy" and "Little Suzi". The 1989 follow-up album, "The Great Radio Controversy", produced five hits, including "Heaven's Trail (No Way Out)" and "Love Song", which hit the pop Top Ten.

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