TESLA drummer TROY LUCCKETTA joins Mitch for episode 230 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
In the show’s only interview, drummer Troy Luccketta discusses the band’s current tour with Def Leppard & REO Speedwagon, the upcoming 30th anniversary Mechanical Resonance LIVE album, working with Def Leppard’s Phil Collen on new music, Whitford/St.Holmes, Keith Emerson and so much more.
Quotes from the interview:
Joining Tesla (time 2.30): “Back in 1985, when I hooked up with the band and I heard Jeff’s voice. I always knew there was something really special about the band.”
The upcoming MECHANICAL RESONANCE Live album (time 6.02): “We knew our anniversary was coming up. Phil Collen of Def Leppard really spearheaded this thing. So, what we did… We would open the show with a couple Mechanical Resonance songs, change it every night and we did that over a couple of weeks and we managed to get the record. Phil Collen wrote a song called ‘Goodness’ (it’s a beautiful awesome song). It’s a bonus track for the record.”
Are you locked in to the ‘Tesla sound’ (time 13.13)…
Def Leppard (22.11): “The band all of us (speaking for all of us not just myself) we all love that band and respect that band so much. We’ve been blessed over thirty years to do different things and dates… We spent fifteen months on Hysteria. Every time we’ve crossed paths, it’s always felt like family.”
Keith Emerson (27.47)…