Check out the official music video for Tesla’s S.O.S. (Too Bad). The song is a bonus track from their Full Throttle Live album that released on May 26, 2023. The album was recorded live at Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis.
S.O.S. (Too Bad) is an old Aerosmith song that Tesla loves. The 1970s era of Aerosmith plays a huge musical influence on Tesla. Jeff Keith and Frank Hannon list Aerosmith’s Live Bootleg as one of their favorite albums of all time. “As a young guitarist in 1978, I studied Aerosmith’s Live Bootleg album, learning all the raw guitar licks they played live. When it came time to pick a song to top off Tesla’s new live album.. we chose a classic riff rocker from that legendary live album to pay tribute to Aerosmith and the raw realness of such a great guitar riff.” says Frank Hannon.
S.O.S. (Too Bad) is a classic song that translates live with Tesla. Recorded and filmed live in Frank Hannon’s garage, S.O.S. (Too Bad) rocks hard.
Altitudes & Attitude, a collaboration between Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Megadeth’s David Ellefson—two virtuosic bass players who’ve anchored some of the fiercest thrash records of all time – are sharing their new video for Part of Me, filmed on their recent European tour with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. A&A will tour the Midwest this spring, in support of their debut album, Get It Out (Megaforce). Watch the clip below.
Produced by Jay Ruston, Get It Outis a kind of rock ‘n’ roll primal-scream therapy. It’s the result of nearly four years of writing and recording sessions—and decades of touring, searching, striving and living. The album features drummer Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle) with guests Ace Frehley and Nita Strauss, who handles lead guitar on Part of Me.
“I’ve learned that writing songs is very cathartic,” says Bello, who performs at open mics around New York City when Anthrax is off the road. “A lot of these lyrics are about the inner struggles of my life, and about the rage that has built up from my life experiences—my brother’s murder; my father abandoning my family when we were young, leaving us with no funds to pay the bills. … The ups and downs of life in general. I’ve always had an anger inside, and music really helps me deal.”
“Get It Out is very much an important musical statement from Frank and me,” adds Ellefson. “There’s a big musical part of each of us that doesn’t get heard anywhere else.”
Altitudes & Attitude Midwest Tour Dates:
April 3 Chicago, IL Reggie’s April 3 Chicago, IL Shuga Records, 6pm April 4 Ft. Wayne, IN Sweetwater April 5 Dayton, OH Oddbody’s Music Room April 5 Dayton, OH Omega Music, 6pm April 6 Fremont, OH Midwest Rhythm Summit April 7 Flint, MI Machine Shop
Emperor of Sand, the eighth studio album from internationally celebrated heavy rock icons Mastodon, has entered Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart at the #1 position, making this not only the best-selling album of the week over all other entries, but also the band’s biggest sales debut in their history. In addition, Emperor of Sand topped the Billboard Alternative Albums, Rock Albums, Hard Music Albums and Physical Albums charts, plus the #1 vinyl selling album of the week completing Mastodon’s biggest debut of their career. Emperor of Sand debuts at the #7 position on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and marks the band’s third consecutive album to enter into the Top Ten, including Once More ‘Round the Sun (2014) and The Hunter (2011).
Mastodon had the biggest international debut of their career with first week chart position highs in multiple countries. Emperor of Sand also reached the Top 10 in Canada (#2), Australia (#3), Finland (#4), Sweden (#5), Norway (#6), Ireland (#7), and New Zealand (#9).
Mastodon’s new single Show Yourself is currently #8 at rock radio. The band recently performed the hit single on Jimmy Kimmel Live! – Watch the performance, below. They will also perform the song on TBS’ Conan on a later date to be announced soon.
Thrilled with this achievement, the band has offered this statement:
“We want to thank all of our fans for running out and picking up a copy of our new album Emperor Of Sand. The support you guys have shown us has been unbelievable. The album is an important and emotional one for us and it makes us very happy that it is connecting with you. We’re excited to play it for you on tour!! See you soon!” – The ‘Don’
On April 20, the band will perform at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles as part of their upcoming spring U.S. headline tour, which begins on April 14 in Missoula, MT, with support from Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. The band will also perform at several festivals, including the Carolina Rebellion Festival on May 5. Each pair of tickets purchased online (excluding festival dates and the May 6 Philadelphia show) includes a choice of a physical or digital copy of Emperor of Sand. Tickets are on sale now. Please see below for all tour dates and visit mastodonrocks.com/tour to purchase tickets.
4/14 Missoula, MT Wilma Theater
4/15 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater
4/16 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
4/18 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
4/20 Los Angeles, CA The Palladium
4/21 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
4/23 Salt Lake City, UT Complex
4/24 Denver, CO Fillmore
4/26 Kansas City, KS Uptown Theater
4/27 St. Louis, MO Pageant
4/28 Birmingham, AL Iron City
4/29 Jacksonville, F L Welcome to Rockville Festival
4/30 Ft. Myers, FL Fort Rock Festival
5/2 Washington, DC Fillmore
5/3 Toronto, ON Rebel
5/4 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
5/5 Concord, NC Carolina Rebellion Festival
5/6 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
5/8 Boston, MA House of Blues
5/9 Portland, ME State Theater
5/11 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
5/12 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
5/13 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
5/14 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
5/16 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Theater
5/17 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
5/18 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
5/19 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
5/20 Austin, TX ACL Live
Thanks to my many guests and callers that joined my radio show today to remember Lemmy who we lost 1 year ago today. Chris Jericho, Frank Bello, Mikkey Dee, “Lemmy” film director Wes Orshoski and Motorhead manager Todd Singerman all shared great stories and insights. If you missed this show check out the replay tonight 9-11PM ET on SiriusXM 106 Volume. Then starting tomorrow it will be On Demand 0n the SiriusXM app. RIP Lem.
Final live TrunkNation tomorrow before the New Years break. We will look forward to the year 2017 and talk to you guys about what you hope to see and more.
New podcast tomorrow includes Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine joining me to talk about the albums of 2016. Free on Itunes and www.PodcastOne.com
Following a massive summer arena tour with Def Leppard and REO Speedwagon, Tesla is hitting the road once again this winter. Beginning on February 1st in Saint Charles, IL, the band will play shows throughout the mid-west through March 4th. See full tour routing below.
Tesla concluded their summer tour with the release of their new album Mechanical Resonance, Live! (TESLA Electric Company Recordings/Mailboat). The album celebrates the 30th-birthday of the original multi-platinum album and features classic hits as well as a new single, Save That Goodness, written by Phil Collen (Def Leppard).
Over the course of their thirty-year career the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet—Frank Hannon [guitar], Brian Wheat [bass], Jeff Keith [lead vocals], Troy Luccketta [drums], and Dave Rude [guitar]—has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and played to sold out crowds across the globe.
1 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theatre
3 Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino
7 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
8 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
11 Troy, OH Hobart Arena
12 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
14 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
16 Warren, OH Packard Music Hall
17 Battle Creek, MI Firekeepers Casino Hotel
18 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theater
21 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
23 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theater At The Midland
24 Pocola, OK Choctaw Casino-Pocola
25 Durant, OK Choctaw Casino Resort
28 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre
2 Austin, TX ACL Live At Moody Theater
3 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theatre
4 Houston, TX House Of Blues
Hardwired… To Self-Destruct on November 18th through Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings. As previously reported, the deluxe edition will feature live material and cover songs. To read more about this release, please click here.