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Formed: 1985 in Sacramento, CA
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633 Ratings
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Frank Hannon, Jeff Keith, Troy Luccketta, Tommy Skeoch, Brian Wheat, Dave Rude
Biography: Although Tesla emerged during the glory days of hair metal, the band's music was equally indebted to contemporary blues and '70s-style hard rock, a fusion that helped differentiate albums like The Great Radio Controversy from its contemporaries. Despite the refreshing lack of posturing, Tesla was hit ...Read full biography
Standing Room Only
Released: 2002
Label: Sanctuary
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Although Tesla was often lumped in with all those unbearable glam metal bands during their first go round in the late '80s/early '90s, they were always a cut above the hairspray set, especially live. Despite ...Read full review
RePlugged Live
Released: 2001
Label: Sanctuary
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Like so many of the pop-metal outfits that were huge in the 1980s, Tesla found itself enjoying a lot less MTV exposure when -- thanks to Nirvana and Pearl Jam -- alternative rock became rock's primary ...Read full review