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.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).