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TROY LUCCKETTA Doesn't Know If He Will Ever Play With TESLA Again

Troy Luccketta says that he doesn't know if he will ever play with TESLA again. Last September, the 62-year-old drummer, who lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, announced that he would "take a little time from the road" to spend with family and friends. He is being replaced at TESLA's gigs by Steve...
September 29, 2022
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TESLA Announces 2023 Las Vegas Residency At House Of Blues Las Vegas

Legendary rockers TESLA are returning to Las Vegas for a special five-night residency, in celebration of their 36 years of entertaining rock audiences around the world. Kicking off Friday, March 17, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. inside House Of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the famed Las...
September 27, 2022
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FRANK HANNON On TESLA's Pandemic-Related Break From Touring: 'It Was A Very Bizarre Time'

In a new interview with Rock Show Critique, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was asked if he and his bandmates used the coronavirus downtime to stay creative and work on new music, as many other groups did during the same period. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "For us, COVID was an i...
August 30, 2022
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TESLA's FRANK HANNON On Drummer TROY LUCCKETTA: 'He's Got Things That He's Dealing With'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon has once again said that he doesn't know when drummer Troy Luccketta will return to the band. Last September, Luccketta announced that he would "take a little time from the road" to spend with family and friends. He is being temporarily replaced at TESLA's gigs by Steve...
August 23, 2022
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Watch LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Sing METALLICA's 'Fight Fire With Fire' With BAY AREA INTERTHRASHIONAL

LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe joined the BAY AREA INTERTHRASHIONAL project — featuring Matt Camacho (FORBIDDEN),Craig Locicero (FORBIDDEN) and Chris Kontos (MACHINE HEAD),among others — at this year's Dynamo Metalfest in Eindhoven, Netherlands on Sunday, August 21 to perform a cover of the METALLICA...
August 22, 2022
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TESLA Releases Music Video For New Single 'Time To Rock!'

TESLA has released the official music video for the band's new single, "Time To Rock!". Check it out below. Last month, TESLA vocalist Jeff Keith told "The Chuck Shute Podcast" about "Time To Rock!": "We've been playing it live since June 11th when we played our home show here in Sacramento. So we p...
August 9, 2022
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TESLA Releases New Single 'Time To Rock!'

TESLA has released a new single, "Time To Rock!". The official music video for the song, which can be streamed below, will make its online debut on Tuesday, August 9. Last month, TESLA vocalist Jeff Keith told "The Chuck Shute Podcast" about "Time To Rock!": "We've been playing it live since June 11...
August 5, 2022
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TESLA's JEFF KEITH Reveals Lyrical Inspiration For Upcoming Single 'Time To Rock!'

TESLA vocalist Jeff Keith spoke to "The Chuck Shute Podcast" about the band's upcoming single, "Time To Rock!", which is scheduled to be released in August. He said: "We've been playing it live since June 11th when we played our home show here in Sacramento. So we played it live and we just kept it...
July 20, 2022
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JEFF KEITH Explains Why TESLA Decided To Perform New Single 'Time To Rock' Live Before Song's Official Release

In a new interview with the "Metal From The Inside" podcast, TESLA vocalist Jeff Keith discussed the band's decision to debut its new single, "Time To Rock" during a live performance in early June — weeks before the song's official release. "We wanted to play it live for our hometown crowd," he expl...
July 3, 2022
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TESLA, MICHAEL SCHENKER, WINGER, QUEENSRŸCHE, SAXON, Others Confirmed For 2023 'Monsters Of Rock Cruise'

The annual Monsters Of Rock Cruise is returning for its eleventh year in 2023. On The Blue Cruises has announced the five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail April 29 - May 4 aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas and depart out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Dubbed They Came Fro...
July 1, 2022
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Watch: TESLA Performs New Song 'Time To Rock' In Des Plaines, Illinois

Fan-filmed video of TESLA performing a new song called "Time To Rock" on June 26 at Des Plaines Theater in Des Plaines, Illinois can be seen below. The studio version of "Time To Rock" is expected to be released in July. TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon spoke about the track earlier in the month in an i...
June 27, 2022
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STYX, TESLA And LOVERBOY To Headline ROKISLAND FEST 2023

RokIsland Fest 2023 is set to return to the island of Key West, Florida, January 17-21. Hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, the second annual music festival has added an additional day of music to its schedule that will feature a raucous lineup of legendary hitmakers and hard roc...
June 27, 2022
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TESLA To Release New Single 'Time To Rock' In July

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Sonic Perspectives, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was asked if DEF LEPPARD's Phil Collen, who produced TESLA's latest album, 2019's "Shock", will return to helm the band's follow-up effort. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The 'Shock' album...
June 13, 2022
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CHUCK WRIGHT Says His Latest Departure From QUIET RIOT 'Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time'

Longtime QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright spoke to Tulsa Music Stream about his latest departure from the band. Last summer, it was announced that Wright would be leaving the group to make way for the return of Rudy Sarzo, who was coming back to QUIET RIOT after an 18-year absence. Asked if he was su...
June 5, 2022
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GREAT WHITE Parts Ways With Singer MITCH MALLOY, Recruits LAST IN LINE's ANDREW FREEMAN

GREAT WHITE has parted ways with singer Mitch Malloy and has replaced him with Andrew Freeman (LAST IN LINE). Malloy had been in GREAT WHITE for nearly four years, having joined the group in 2018 following the departure of Terry Ilous. GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall commented: "Andrew brings ano...
May 31, 2022