TESLA’s JEFF KEITH Says AC/DC’s BON SCOTT Was His ‘Biggest Inspiration’

In an interview with Larry Mac on 96.1 KLPX, Jeff Keith, the lead singer of TESLA, discussed his musical inspirations. He recalled his first concert experience at the 1978 ‘Day On The Green’ in Oakland Coliseum, highlighting performances by Van Halen and AC/DC, especially Bon Scott’s commanding presence, as his primary influence. Keith also mentioned being inspired by artists like Pat Travers, FOREIGNER, and particularly Steven Tyler of AEROSMITH.

TESLA is set to perform a series of concerts at the House Of Blues in Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino, Las Vegas in April 2024. They recently released a single, “Time To Rock!” in August 2022, followed by a cover of AEROSMITH’s “S.O.S. (Too Bad)” and the live album “Full Throttle Live!” in 2023. This album featured recordings from their performance at Full Throttle Saloon in South Dakota.

In a significant lineup change, TESLA drummer Troy Luccketta took a break from touring in September 2021, with Steve Brown stepping in as his replacement. TESLA’s notable discography includes their platinum debut album “Mechanical Resonance” and the successful follow-up, “The Great Radio Controversy”, which produced several hits.

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