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TESLA To Release New Single 'All About Love' This Summer

In a new interview with Larry Mac of the 96.1 KLPX radio station, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was asked what fans can expect to see at the band's April 18 concert at the Pima County Fair in Tucson, Arizona. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, as per usual, they can expect an a...
February 29, 2024
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How Much Gas Is Left In The Tank For TESLA? BRIAN WHEAT Responds

In a new interview with "Paltrocast" host Darren Paltrowitz, bassist Brian Wheat of Sacramento rockers TESLA, who celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2021, spoke about when he and his bandmates might eventually retire from performing live. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "One thing I'...
February 28, 2024
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If Al Jourgensen did not exist, we would have to invent him. A perennially essential antidote to political stupidity and dim-witted mainstream thinking, Uncle Al is one of heavy music's greatest subversives, even if MINISTRY's latter-day work hasn't always been as powerful as it was back in their '9...
February 27, 2024
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TESLA 'Won't Get A Replacement' Vocalist If JEFF KEITH Gets Sick And Can't Sing: 'It's Kind Of Sacred Ground'

In a new interview with Scott Itter of Dr. Music, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was asked if he and his bandmates would ever consider getting a temporary replacement if singer Jeff Keith got sick and couldn't play certain shows. The 57-year-old musician, who handles lead vocals in his solo band, resp...
February 20, 2024
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TESLA's FRANK HANNON Releases Music Video For Cover Of GARY WRIGHT's 'Love Is Alive'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon has released the official music video for his cover of "Love Is Alive", a classic song originally written and performed by Gary Wright on his 1976 album "Dream Weaver". Hannon states: "This is such a great song by one of my favorite classic rock artists who recently pass...
February 14, 2024
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Ex-GREAT WHITE Frontman JACK RUSSELL Talks Feeling 'Fortunate' To Survive Addiction Battles: 'I've Lived A Really Lucky Life'

By David E. Gehlke Former GREAT WHITE frontman Jack Russell had yet to learn of KINGDOM COME and ex-SCORPRIONS drummer James Kottak's January 9 passing when he connected with BLABBERMOUTH.NET over a Zoom line. The news clearly affected Russell. Both men are veterans of the 1980s Sunset Strip scene a...
January 31, 2024
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EDDIE OJEDA On TWISTED SISTER's Involvement In PMRC Hearings: 'I Think We Went A Bit Far With It'

In 1985, the Parents' Music Resource Center (PMRC),led by Tipper Gore, was trying to introduce a parental warning system that would label all albums containing "offensive material." The system was to include letters identifying the type of objectionable content to be found in each album (e.g. O for...
January 29, 2024
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TESLA's BRIAN WHEAT: 'If I Had A Son, I Wouldn't Want Him To Be A Musician'

TESLA bassist Brian Wheat, who manages the band and started a company called J Street Entertainment Inc. to help develop young artists, recently spoke to MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio's "Words Of Power With Joey DeMaio" podcast about the importance of being honest with young musicians about the variou...
January 27, 2024
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TESLA's FRANK HANNON: 'I Don't Recommend Drugs Or Alcohol To Anybody'

During a recent appearance on the "TODDCast Podcast", TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was asked to recount a near-death experience that he had during his four-decade-plus touring career. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yeah, I've pressed my luck and I've been very lucky in different situ...
January 14, 2024
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TESLA's JEFF KEITH Says AC/DC's BON SCOTT Was His 'Biggest Inspiration'

In a recent interview with Larry Mac of the 96.1 KLPX radio station, TESLA frontman Jeff Keith was asked to name the artists he listened to early on that made him want to get on stage and be a singer in a band. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, my first concert was 'Day On Th...
January 7, 2024
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TESLA's FRANK HANNON: EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Will Go Down In History As The MOZART Of Rock And Roll Guitar'

In a new interview with Cassius Morris, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was asked why he thinks Eddie Van Halen's death has been so hard for rock music fans around the world to grapple with. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, Eddie Van Halen was very charismatic. His personality,...
January 5, 2024
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TESLA's FRANK HANNON On Concert Experience: 'There's Nothing That Beats That Feeling'

In a new interview with Christian Bladt of The Bladtcast, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon touched upon the fact that while technology has allowed audiences and musicians to get as close to the concert experience as possible, nothing can replace a live performance at a concert hall. Hannon said in part...
December 27, 2023
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Would TESLA's FRANK HANNON Be Open To One-Off Reunion With TOMMY SKEOCH and TROY LUCCKETTA? He Responds

In a new interview with Scott Itter of Dr. Music, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was asked if he would be open to reuniting with former members, drummer Troy Luccketta and guitarist Tommy Skeoch, for a couple of songs at a one-off show at some point in the future. He responded (as transcribed by BLABB...
December 21, 2023
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DEE SNIDER: Wrestler MICK FOLEY Inspired Me To Be A Charitable Human Being

Dee Snider recently appeared on "Side Jams with Bryan Reesman" to talk about his journey into charitable work, which causes and organizations he works with, and how he wants to encourage people to do more. The TWISTED SISTER frontman also recalled how difficult it was initially to raise money and aw...
December 20, 2023
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FRANK HANNON Doesn't Know If TESLA Will Release Any New Music In 2024: 'We're More In Touring Mode Right Now'

In a new interview with RadioBypass, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was asked if there are any plans for him and his bandmates to release new music in 2024. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, from what I know about 2024 is that we are going to release a vinyl version of 'Real To...
December 14, 2023