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bassist lifts the lid on living the rock ’n’ roll life while struggling with anxiety, depression, and other issues seldom discussed by musicians in his new book, ‘Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla,’ which will be released on December 15, 2020 via Hill Press (and co-penned by Chris Epting).

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And before its official release, there will be a signing event on December 9th, with additional info here:
Far from your typical star, as bassist for the band, Tesla, has enjoyed the spoils of success and lived the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll lifestyle to the hilt. But it came at a cost, that took years to repair.

In this deeply honest and utterly revealing memoir, Wheat sheds light on the many challenges he faces, including bulimia, weight issues, and the crippling anxiety and caused by his conditions. Just like the songs his legendary made, this is no-nonsense, blue-collar storytelling at its best. 

While revealing the vulnerable human behind the bass guitar, this autobiography also offers tremendous stories of life on the road, and collaborations and encounters with legendary figures like his pals in Def Leppard, David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, and Paul McCartney. 

 is best known as the bass guitarist of the platinum-selling band, Tesla, which he cofounded in 1982. became of the biggest bands of the late 19–1990s. owns a recording by the name of J Street Recorders in Sacramento, California. Papa Roach, Tesla, Pat Travers, Deftones, Kodiak Jack, Flashfires, and many have recorded there. 

Chris Epting is an award-winning journalist and the author of many books, including ‘Adrenalized’ (co-written with ’s Phil Collen) and ‘Change of Seasons’ (co-written with John Oates). 

Featuring a foreword by ’s and an afterword by renowned photographer Ross Halfin, ‘Son of a Milkman’ will entertain, surprise, and inspire longtime of this enduring band.

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