By the late 80’s keyboard-led music became a necessity. TESLA came out of such an era but stayed simple just as Led Zeppelin, Early Deep Purple, or Whitesnake. They recreated straight Rock’n roll based on guitars and passionate vocals. Their style honors Nikola Tesla, legendary inventor, where the band name came from. Borrowing Nikola Tesla’s 1943 invention, a machine cracking a nut, as the jacket image, the band fulfills the hard-rocking yet dynamic and acoustic rock to the edge. Bust a Nut is the fourth studio album by Tesla, released in 1994. It was their final studio album on Geffen Records before the band split. The album was certified gold on March 16, 1995. In November 2011, Bust a Nut was ranked number ten on Guitar World magazine's top ten list of guitar albums of 1994.
TESLA guitarist Dave Rude delivers the goods with his latest hard rock offering, "The Key". Due on June 4 via Rat Pak Records, this 10-song, riff-laden extravaganza captures the true spirit and essence of American rock and roll music!Produced by Marc Kapetan, "The Key" showcases both Dave's solid guitar playing skills and unique songwriting ability. Along with bassist Marco Guzman, drummer Josh Schmidt and Dave's signature guitar style, this release offers up a straight-forward mix of hard-rockin' cuts that will satisfy any and all fans of the genre.
After 25 years, 12 albums and over 16 million sales worldwide, Tesla really have been going from strength to strength ever since the guys regrouped in 2000. And it's encouraging to see the band recognise Europe's importance in all of this, via this release on Frontiers Records
100 tracks. Status Quo, Uriah Heep, Slade, The Allman Brothers Band, Thin Lizzy, The Guess Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Atomic Rooster, The Moody Blues, Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult, Santana, Rainbow, Lou Reed, Kiss, Toto, Ted Nugent, Electric Light Orchestra, Iggy Pop, Rush, Motorhead, Cheap Trick, Judas Priest, REO Speedwagon, Yngwie Malmsteen, Soundgarden, Accept, Alice Cooper, Dio and more, and more…