Live: Tesla’s Frank Hannon

Frank Hannon, Tesla's lead guitarist, brought the rock to Ramona Mainstage on Jan. 10, with Sledd and the Taz Taylor Band opening.

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Frank Hannon, Tesla's lead guitarist, headlined Ramona Mainstage on Jan. 10.
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Sledd (guitarist Kevin Michael pictured) brought their heavy alt-rock to the stage as well.
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The Taz Taylor Band helped open the show with some hard rock.
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Frank Hannon is best known as the guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of Tesla, and is now established as a solo singer/songwriter.
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Rumor has it that Hannon broke his leg one summer and learned to play guitar while he was in a cast. He started playing guitar and writing songs when he was 10 years old.
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He joined/started the band Tesla at age 19 but had also played with and produced many artists.
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At a young age, Hannon learned to play piano from his mother. He also learned the B3 organ, bass and drums.
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He has played with Dickey Betts, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Moe, Def Leppard, Gary Hoey, Steve Morse and Night Ranger, among others.
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His latest solo album, "World Peace," was released last year.
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Tesla has sold more than 14 million albums worldwide.
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The band scored a huge hit in 1989 with the classic '80s ballad "Love Song," off their sophomore studio album, "The Great Radio Controversy."
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Tesla toured with David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, and Poison -- which resulted in the band being categorized as a "glam metal" band. The band's members, however, resented this labeling.
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Sledd is a local San Diego band that specializes in heavy alt-rock music.
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The Taz Taylor band also hails from San Diego.
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The band's namesake guitarist/singer formerly played with Graham Bonnet, who sang in Rainbow and the Michael Schenker Group.
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