Tesla is an American rock band formed in Sacramento, California.
Bassist Brian Wheat (at the age of 20) and guitarist Frank Hannon (at age 15) formed the band City Kidd in 1982.
They renamed the band to Tesla during the recording of their first album, 1986's Mechanical Resonance, on
the advice of their manager ( there was already another band going by City Kidd at the time).
They have sold 14 million albums in the United States.
Also known as
Sacramento, California, USA
Hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock
The band derived their name, certain album and song titles, and some song content from events
relating to inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla.
guitar, keyboards, piano, organ, backing vocals
bass, piano, backing vocals
guitar, backing vocals
guitar, lead vocals (Joined band with Brook Bright as City Kidd in 19811983)
guitar, vocals (Formed band as City Kidd in early 1980s) (19811983)
lead vocals (original lead vocalist for Earthshaker and City Kidd thru April 1983)
guitar (before the breakout of Tesla) (1983)
guitar (before the breakout of Tesla, when they were still called City Kidd) (19831984)
guitar, backing vocals (19841994, 1995, 20002006)
guitar, backing vocals (2013, fill-in for Dave Rude)