Tesla

Tesla

Tesla is an American hard rock band originating from Sacramento, California. The band formed in 1984 as City Kidd and was renamed to Tesla during the recording of their first album on the advice of their manager. According to the Love Song Songfacts, their name comes from Nikola Tesla, the legendary Croatian scientist and inventor who quite possibly is single-handedly responsible for the "mad scientist" trope.

Vintage Magazines with Tesla

Screamer Magazine October 1992

Screamer Magazine October 1992
Issue: October 1992. Featuring: Kiss. Also Included Damn Yankees, Faith No More, Hardline, Joe Satriani, Motorhead, Rhino Bucket, Rollins Band, Saigon Kick, Steelheart, TNT, Suicidal Tendencies, Napalm Death, Scorn and Much More.

Screamer Magazine September 1992

Screamer Magazine September 1992
Issue: September 1992. Featuring: Slaughter. Also Included Babylon AD, Black Sabbath, Faster Pussycat, House of Lords, Iron Maiden, Killer Dwarfs, King's X, L7, Little Caesar, Lynch Mob, Soundgarden, Pantera, Body Count, Cro-Mags, White Zombie and Much More.

Screamer Magazine March 1992

Screamer Magazine March 1992
Issue: March 1992. Featuring: Soundgarden. Also Included Agnostic Front, Cannibal Corpse, DAD, Giant, GWAR, Infectious Grooves, Little Angles, Ugly Kid Joe, Yngwie Malmasteen, The Storm, Monkey Paw, Pantera and Much More.

Screamer Magazine January 1992

Screamer Magazine January 1992
Issue: January 1992. Featuring: Tesla. Also Included The Almighty, Bangalore Choir, Big House, Britny Fox, Bullet LaVolta, Fishbone, Grave, Primus, Queensryche, Savatage, Scatterbrain, Smashing Pumpkins, Tall Stories and Much More.

Screamer Magazine November 1991

Screamer Magazine November 1991
Issue: November 1991. Featuring: Motley Crue. Also Included Warrant, Sound Garden, Danger Danger, Fates Warning, Fudge Tunnel, Infectious Grooves, Voivod and Much More.

Screamer Magazine May 1991

Screamer Magazine May 1991
Issue: May 1991. Featuring: Bang Tango. Also Included Poison, Blackeyed Susan, Contraband, Mordred, No Sweat, Queensryche, Southgang, Tattoo Rodeo, Thunder and Much More

Screamer Magazine January 1991

Screamer Magazine January 1991
Issue: January 1991. Featuring: Tesla. Also Included Scorpions, Slaughter, Damn Yankees, Death Angel, Heaven's Edge, Rhino Bucket, Sweet F.A., Vio Lance and Much More.

Screamer Magazine August 1989

Screamer Magazine August 1989
Issue: August 1989. Featuring: Motley Crue. Also Included Gene Simmons, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Great White, Tesla, Kix, Junkyard, Accept, Kreator, Princess Pang and Much More.

Screamer Magazine July 1989

Screamer Magazine July 1989
Issue: July 1989. Featuring: Great White. Also Included Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango, Tora Tora, Leatherwolf, Kix, Faith No More, Extreme, Mother Love Bone, Sea Hags and Much More.

Screamer Magazine April 1989


Articles with Tesla

MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE 2018 Final Public Sale Begins Today (10/19) Updated Lineup Announced

As music fans begin to plan their 2018 vacations, Monsters Of Rock Cruise, the world’s premier hard rock/heavy metal experience at sea, has announced that its final public sale begins today (10/19). Limited cabins are available at MonstersOfRockCruise.com, with prices beginning at $1,299 per person, double occupancy. Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are additional and… Read more »


TESLA Returns to the Canyon Club with Simplicity

Touring in support of their seventh studio release, Tesla performed to a sold out crowd at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA on August 2, 2014. The new album, titled Simplicity, features 14 original songs with two bonus tracks on the Japanese released version of the CD. Gaining immediate traction upon release, the straight… Read more »


PHOTOS – TESLA Live at the Canyon Club

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TESLA – The Art of Simplicity

Love Song, What You Give, Before My Eyes, and Signs; if these songs don’t trigger images of a group of long-haired blue-collar boys from Northern California, helping to change the scene and climate of rock n’ roll in the early 90s, then you need to go back to school and re-read your history.  Nikki Sixx… Read more »


Hard Rock Power House Masters Tesla Are Back With A New Album

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of TESLA brand new studio album entitled “Simplicity” on June 6th in Europe. The Sacramento Rockers are back with 14 new songs offering a ride of energy that doesn’t come easy for a band of rookies much less a band whose been doing this for over 20… Read more »


Interview with Tesla’s Brian Wheat about new album and tour

Credit: Ross Halfin

Tesla is getting ready for a tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s iconic Five Man Acoustical Jam, and the release of their latest CD, Twisted Wires & the acoustic sessions…, which features two new tracks and ten classics. The band will tour across the U.S.’s Mountain and Pacific regions over a five-week… Read more »


Screamer Magazine October 1992

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Screamer Magazine September 1992

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Screamer Magazine March 1992

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Screamer Magazine January 1992

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