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Alternative Name City Kidd
Earthshaker (1981–1982) City Kidd (1982–1986)
Group Members Jeff Keith
Frank Hannon
Brian Wheat
Troy Luccketta
Dave Rude
Past Group Members Tommy Skeoch
Steve Clausman
Bobby Contreras
Colleen Lloy
Brook Bright
Jeff Harper
Joey Murrieta
Curtis Chapman
Stefano Pasta
Tommy Armstrong-Leavitt
Music Genre(s) Hard rock
heavy metal
blues rock
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Origin Sacramento, California, USA
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Year(s) Active 1981–1996, 2000–present
Record Label Geffen
Tesla Electric Company Recordings (Ryko Distribution)
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Associated Acts Bar 7
Phil Collen
Moon Dog Mane
Sofa King
The Frank Hannon Band
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Tesla is an American rock band formed in Sacramento, California in late 1981 by bassist Brian Wheat and guitarist Frank Hannon Lead vocalist Jeff Keith, drummer Troy Luccketta, and guitarist Tommy Skeoch joined them by 1984. By 1986, the band had changed from its glam-derived sound to a 'rootsier' direction under a new name: Tesla. In 1996, the band disbanded, with members devoting themselves to solo projects. In 2000, they reformed, but Tommy Skeoch departed the band in 2006 and was replaced by Dave Rude. They have sold 14 million albums in the United States.

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