California rockers TESLA will release a brand new acoustic recording in celebration of 30 years of their landmark "Five Man Acoustical Jam" album.
Issued in July 1990, TESLA's stripped down "Five Man Acoustical Jam" was an instant success that coincided with the rise of MTV's unplugged format. The set has since gone platinum in the U.S.
Speaking to Eonmusic at this year's Download festival in Donington Park, U.K., drummer Troy Luccketta said that the set helped popularize the stripped back, acoustic approach. "I do know that we had a big hand in the awareness of what happened, because it was such a big record for us, and such a great time," he said.
It was then that the drummer revealed plans to commemorate three-decade milestone with a fresh set. "We just were in Abbey Road [studios in London] a couple of days ago, and that was nice because it's the 30th anniversary for that record next year, so we just went live acoustically, completely live," he said. "So there'll be a new, full record and DVD, I think of that. It's all documented."
TESLA is continuing to tour in support of its eighth studio album, "Shock", which was released in March via UMe. The follow-up to 2014's "Simplicity" was produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen.
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