Brian Wheat

Brian Wheat

Brian Wheat (born November 5, 1963 in Sacramento, California) best known as the bass guitarist of the band Tesla. He formed the band City Kidd in 1982, with his friend Frank Hannon. After adding Tommy Skeoch, Jeff Keith and Troy Luccketta to the lineup, the band signed with Geffen Records and changed their name to Tesla.

Articles with Brian Wheat

TESLA’s BRIAN WHEAT – Spills The Milk on His Book

Have you ever fantasized about meeting someone you admire, but realize the prospects of that actually happening are pretty slim?  The daydream may go something like this.  You are sitting in a bar and that person just somehow happens to come in and pull up a stool next to you.  You introduce yourself and explain… Read more »


BRIAN WHEAT – Son Of A Milkman, My Crazy Life With Tesla – book review

Being the youngest of six children, my older siblings used to tease me about being the milkman’s son.  Now, if you were born after the late 1960’s, you are probably thinking, what is a milkman?  In the olden days, local dairies used to deliver milk and other dairy products, door to door to households in… Read more »


Brian Wheat Tells His Side of the Story in New Book and Announces Live Signing Event

Tesla bassist Brian Wheat 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 Post Hill Press (and co-penned by Chris… 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 »


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