Dave Rude Info
Since joining the legendary, multi-platinum rock band Tesla in early 2006, Dave and the band have toured the US and overseas countless times. His first studio release with the band was 2007's critically acclaimed double album of covers, Real To Reel, followed the next year by the top selling live DVD, Comin' Atcha Live 2008. Rude co-wrote the 2008 original studio album Forever More (including co-writing all three singles, all of which made the Top 20 of Billboard's Active Rock Chart). He was featured on the live album Alive In Europe, released abroad in 2010 as well as on the July 2011 Tesla worldwide release, Twisted Wires and The Acoustic Sessions. Dave is currently writing with the band for Tesla's next original studio album. Tesla is continually touringselling out theaters, amphitheaters, and festivals across the US and Europe.
Along with all his work in Tesla, Dave also pursues his interests in other genres of music: He writes songs for pop and country artists in Nashville and California, working with many writers currently at the top of the charts. In 2011 he wrote and recorded the entire score to the independent documentary feature film, Running With Demons. And he's fronted his own hard rock power trio, Dave Rude Band, since 2005.
"The new Dunlop Slash Octave Fuzz screams! I haven't been this excited about a pedal in years. It's got one of the most unique sounds I've heard and there are tons of different tones you can get out of it. Badass." - Dave Rude
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