TESLA Frontman Discusses 'Phoenix Rising' Benefit Concert

On Monday, February 25, some of the biggest bands in rock and country music united to play a benefit show for the victims of the Station nightclub fire. Hard rockers TWISTED SISTER, TESLA, STRYPER and BOSTON's Tom Scholz rocked the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence Rhode Island to an enthusiastic crowd. Glam-Metal.com caught up with TESLA lead singer Jeff Keith for a quick chat about the event. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:

Glam-Metal.com: TESLA was the first band to volunteer for The Station Family Fund, how did you become associated with this cause?

Keith: "My personal assistant Jeff Rader perished in the fire. I remember we were in the studio recording Into the Now working on a song called 'Miles Away' talking about people have a misconception that everything goes right for you when your in a band, when we got the news."

Glam-Metal.com: Do you remember The Station?

Keith: "I played that club three times. I had no idea there were two exits back by the bathroom. No Clue! I played pool on the pool table. Just having a great time, not having a clue about where to run. I would've run to the same places the other people did."

Glam-Metal.com: Do you think this should be a yearly event?

Keith: "Yes, with all the people involved. All this media, all the awareness, this is great! I could see a big event like this happening every year. That's what I’m thinking when I see this. To be here and be a part of this and all this stuff. Everybody involved here is a superstar. The guys walking around with the headsets that are behind the scenes that nobody gets to go 'hey look!' they were a part of it. They're all superstars in my eyes, in their own right."

Read the entire interview at Glam-Metal.com.

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