Brian Wheat says that there is "tons" of unreleased material from TESLA that he would like to make available to the fans. The bassist, who is promoting his upcoming autobiography, "Son Of A Milkman: My Crazy Life With Tesla", told LiveSigning earlier today (Wednesday, December 9): "We've been trying to put out a box set for several years. But there's a question as to who has the ownership of it, whether is us or Universal. So we came close to trying to put something out for the 25th anniversary, which was gonna be a box set, and it kind of stalled. Now, when this COVID thing goes over, or whatever, we'll maybe go back to them and try to come up with a deal that's good for both parties — the band and [the label]. But yeah, there's tons of stuff. There's a whole box set, yeah. And it's one of my personal missions — I want it to come out one day."
"Son Of A Milkman: My Crazy Life With Tesla" will arrive on December 15 via Post Hill Press. In this 304-page hardcover book, Wheat lifts the lid on living the rock 'n' roll life while struggling with anxiety, depression and other issues seldom discussed by musicians.
"Son Of A Milkman" features a foreword by DEF LEPPARD vocalist Joe Elliott, and was co-written with award-winning journalist and author Chris Epting, whose titles include "Adrenalized" (co-written with DEF LEPPARD's Phil Collen) and "Change Of Seasons" (co-written with John Oates).
Wheat co-founded TESLA, which became one of the biggest bands of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Brian owns a recording studio by the name of J Street Recorders in Sacramento, California. PAPA ROACH, TESLA, PAT TRAVERS, DEFTONES, KODIAK JACK, FLASHFIRES and many others have recorded there.
TESLA spent most of last year touring in support of its latest album, "Shock", which was released in March 2019 via UMe. The follow-up to 2014's "Simplicity" was produced by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen.