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TESLA To Record 'A Couple Of New Songs' In February

In a new interview with Raul Amador of Bass Musician Magazine, TESLA bassist Brian Wheat spoke about the band's plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'll go back at the end of this month and I'll be all refreshed, ready to tackle the second [Las] Vegas residenc...
September 25, 2023
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TESLA Has No Plans To Retire: 'We're Gonna Keep It Up And Go As Long As We Can'

Just days after KIX played its final gig, singer Jeff Keith of fellow veteran rockers TESLA was asked by Dawn Osborne of TotalRock if there are any plans for him and his bandmates to eventually retire. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Hey, as long as my voice is holding up and eve...
September 21, 2023
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'Tuning Down Has Helped Me A Lot To Get Through The Sets'

Michael Sweet has elaborated on his recent announcement that he and his STRYPER bandmates no longer attempt to perform the group's songs in the original key. In a social media post more than a year ago, the now-60-year-old guitarist/vocalist revealed that and the rest of STRYPER are playing their mu...
September 16, 2023
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TESLA Releases Music Video For Cover Of AEROSMITH's 'S.O.S. (Too Bad)'

Veteran California rock band TESLA has 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 reco...
September 7, 2023
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TESLA's JEFF KEITH Says New Drummer STEVE BROWN Is 'Working Out Great': 'He's A Great Guy'

TESLA singer Jeff Keith says that he doesn't know if there are still plans to release an official statement regarding drummer Troy Luccketta's status with the band. In September 2021, Luccketta announced that he would "take a little time from the road" to spend with family and friends. He has since...
August 7, 2023
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DEE SNIDER Insists He Is 'A Moderate': 'We Are The Majority' And 'We Decide, Not The Crazies On The Extremes'

In a new interview with the Hal Sparks radio program, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider explained why he calls himself neither liberal or conservative but moderate. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "People ask me, 'In 2023, what is a moderate?' They know what a moderate used to be. But...
July 7, 2023
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Never underestimate a diehard metalhead. Despite all the ups and downs of his three-decades-and-counting career, BLAZE BAYLEY has proved himself to be close to indestructible. Emerging back into the spotlight after major heart surgery last year, the former IRON MAIDEN and occasional WOLSFBANE man is...
July 6, 2023
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JEFF KEITH Says TESLA Is Tuning Down 'A Whole Step' On Some Songs To Accommodate His Aging Voice

During a new appearance on the "That Metal Interview" podcast, TESLA frontman Jeff Keith was asked for his secret to keeping his voice in such magnificent shape. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I'll tell you one secret. We started dropping things down to — instead of in E,...
July 4, 2023
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Former TESLA Guitarist TOMMY SKEOCH Quits RESIST & BITE, Joins BAD MARRIAGE

Former TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch has quit RESIST & BITE, the band hew launched more than three years ago. Joining him in the group were ex-LYNCH MOB lead vocalist Nathan Utz, guitarist Steve Stokes, drummer David Parks and bassist Brian Powell. Parks was later replaced by Michael Foreman (PAN...
July 3, 2023
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DEE SNIDER On 'Cancel Culture': 'You Don't Have To Cave, You Don't Have To Apologize If You Did Nothing Wrong'

Dee Snider spoke to Fox News Digital about refusing to "fold" to cancel culture after the TWISTED SISTER singer voiced his support for Paul Stanley's controversial comments criticizing gender-affirming healthcare for children. San Francisco Pride, which is scheduled to take place June 24-25, was abo...
June 19, 2023
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TESLA's JEFF KEITH: 'When We Play Live, We Don't Roll No Tape'

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Sonic Perspectives, TESLA frontman Jeff Keith confirmed that his band doesn't use any backing tracks in its live shows these days. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When we play live, we don't roll no tape; we don't roll no Pro Tools or nothing....
June 16, 2023
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TESLA Releases Music Video For 'Miles Away' From 'Full Throttle Live' Album

Veteran rockers TESLA released their new live album, "Full Throttle Live", on May 26. The LP includes the band's latest single, "Time To Rock!", plus other songs, all recorded last August at Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota. Independently recorded, mixed and produced by guitarist Frank...
June 8, 2023
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DEE SNIDER Remains Defiant: 'You're Not Canceling Me' And 'You're Not Shutting Me Up'

During a new appearance on "The Chuck Shute Podcast", Dee Snider discussed the cancelation of his planned performance at San Francisco Pride because the TWISTED SISTER singer voiced his support for Paul Stanley's controversial comments criticizing gender-affirming healthcare for children. San Franci...
June 8, 2023
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Former DOKKEN Drummer MICK BROWN: 'I Haven't Touched A Drum Stick In Two Years'

Former DOKKEN drummer "Wild" Mick Brown has opened up about his decision to retire from touring in 2019. At the time Mick said that he was "taking a break" from the road but implied that he would resume playing shows at a later date. Brown, who turned 66 last September, reflected on his decision to...
May 31, 2023
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TESLA: 'Full Throttle Live' Album Details Revealed

Veteran rockers TESLA will release their new live album, "Full Throttle Live", on May 26. The LP will include the band's latest single, "Time To Rock!", plus other songs, all recorded last August at Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota. Independently recorded, mixed and produced by guitari...
May 16, 2023