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Tesla's Jeff Keith On Touring/Recording New Album With Phil Collen

Thursday, 9th June 2016

Jeff Keith/Phil Collen 2016.
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Tesla singer Jeff Keith has been interviewed by Pollstar and talked about touring with Def Leppard and working with Phil Collen.

Tesla will return as the opening act for the June to October North American tour which starts on the 22nd n Mansfield/Boston, MA.

Their new live album Mechanical Resonance LIVE! is due out soon and will feature one new studio song co-written and produced by Phil.

In between tour legs and their own solo shows the band continue to work on their next studio album with Phil as producer.

Read a few quotes below from Jeff's interview where he also talks about his hip surgery, Tesla's history and various other topics.

Some photos were recently posted of Phil in the studio working with the band on their next album.

View some of these below and a recent solo setlist which saw the band play 'Song And Emotion' (from their 1991 album 'Psychotic Supper' and dedicated to Steve Clark).

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

Jeff Keith - Pollstar Interview Quotes

What can you tell us about the new live album?

"We recorded Mechanical Resonance LIVE! last year when we were out with Def Leppard and Styx. It came out really great. We’re really excited to be releasing it [later] this month. We had a blast doing all those songs, playing songs we haven’t played in quite a few years.."

Touring with Def Leppard

"Absolutely. It’s good to be out with them again. … They’ve always been like our big brothers. We’re doing it again this year until the end of October. Phil Collen is going to produce a new record with us. So the live album comes out later this month and we’re going to try to have something [new] recorded and in the can later this year. So far it’s coming out great. It’s sounding good. We’re really excited about it. … When we were out on the road with [Def Leppard] last year, he said, “I think you guys really deserve to be going up to that next level” and he’s doing his best to do that for us.."

"Always. It’s great to be playing the arenas again. Especially with Def Leppard. Just having a ball. When people come to the show, by the time we’re done playing, a lot of the seats are full in the arenas, which means people are there to give us a listen to, too."

Buy Mechanical Resonance LIVE! Online

  • Buy @ - Amazon - (CD Version)
  • Buy @ - Amazon - (Digital MP3 Version)
  • Buy @ - Amazon - (CD Import)

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