Tesla’s Brian Wheat Releases Memoir, “Son of a Milkman”

Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla by Brian WheatTesla bassist Brian Wheat has just released a new memoir called Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla, written with Chris Epting. Wheat, who co-founded the band in 1982, details the highs and lows of his life.

“In this deeply honest and utterly revealing memoir, Wheat sheds light on the many challenges he faces, including bulimia, weight issues, and the crippling anxiety and depression caused by his conditions,” a press release explains. “Just like the songs his legendary band made, this is no-nonsense, blue-collar storytelling at its best.”

He also chronicles his run-ins with Def Leppard, David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, and Paul McCartney. In addition to his work in Tesla, Wheat owns a recording studio in Sacramento, California called J Street Recorders that has hosted bands from Papa Roach to Deftones.

Son of a Milkman: My Crazy Life with Tesla features a forward by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and an afterward by photographer Ross Halfin. It’s available now in hardcover and Kindle versions.

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