Tesla is a hard rock band from Sacramento, California. They were formed in 1981 by guitarist Frank Hannon and bassist Brian Wheat. In 1989, they released The Great Radio Controversy, which spawned the top ten hit "Love Song" and solidified their reputation. They disbanded in 1996, with their members embarking on solo careers before reforming in 2000. They have released seven studio albums throughout their career. They have sold over 14 million albums in the US.
Band Members (former members in italics)
- Jeff Keith - lead vocals (1984-1996, 2000-present)
- Frank Hannon - guitar, bass, keyboards, backing vocals (1981-1996, 2000-present)
- Troy Lucketta - drums, percussion (1984-1996, 2000-present)
- Dave Rude - vocals, guitar, bass (2006-present)
- Brian Wheat - keyboards, bass, piano, vocals (1981-1996, 2000-present)
- Tommy Skeoch - guitar, backing vocals (1984-1994, 2000-2006)
Modern Day Tropes:
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: "Love Song."
- Ludd Was Right: Downplayed with "MP3," which is about technology leading us to become tuned out from the real world.
- Precision F-Strike: From "Break of Dawn:"
- Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: The middle one is responsible for Tommy Skeoch being kicked out.
- Title Drop: MP3: