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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TESLA Announces 'Las Vegas Takeover' For April 2024

Veteran rockers TESLA will return to the House Of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino Las Vegas in 2024 with their "Tesla: The Las Vegas Takeover". Shows will be held on April 5, 6, 10, 12 and 13, 2024, and are scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. During this exclusive five-day run of shows, TESL...
December 11, 2023

DEE SNIDER 'Won't Be Surprised' If TWISTED SISTER Reunites This Election Year 'To Champion Some Important Causes'

Nearly a year after TWISTED SISTER's one-off onstage reunion at the Metal Hall Of Fame in Agoura Hills, California, Dee Snider has confirmed to Canada's The Metal Voice that the band will likely come back together in 2024 for special performances at different political rallies that need TWISTED SIST...
December 8, 2023

TESLA Announces 2024 'Keepin' It Real' Tour Dates

Veteran rock band TESLA has announced U.S. tour dates for early 2024. Titled "Keepin' It Real", this electrifying musical journey promises to captivate audiences with TESLA's signature sound and unparalleled stage presence. "Keepin' It Real" is slated to kick off on January 11 in Immokalee, Florida,...
December 2, 2023

Sequel To Iconic Mockumentary 'Spinal Tap' To Start Filming In February 2024

The sequel to the iconic mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap" is set to start filming in February 2024. Rob Reiner will return to direct and write, and original stars/writers Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer will reprise their roles as Nigel Tufnel, David St Hubbins and Derek Smalls,...
November 28, 2023

GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Post On X Social Network

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has announced that he is leaving X, the Elon Musk-owned social network formerly known as Twitter. On Saturday (November 18), Gene took to his account the platform to write: "Friends, I've decided to end my X/Twitter posting. From now on find me on: http://inst...
November 19, 2023

FRANK HANNON: TESLA Wasn't 'Trying To Compete With The Glam Bands' In 1980s

In a recent interview with My Weekly Mixtape, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was asked if he and his bandmates received any pressure from their record company, Geffen, in the 1980s to compete with the so-called "hair metal" bands that were popular at the time or if Geffen was "100 percent" in TESLA's...
November 16, 2023