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He used to be well respected, not so much famous.


That sounds like a pretty accurate description of not just Tommy's status as a professional guitarist, but also Tesla as a band.


They were successful during their time, but they were never what I'd call famous.


In the 80's/90's rock music scene they would have been to commercial rock what majority of the Shrapnel Records roster was to shred - lots of guys who were on the same skill level as more famous peers like Malmsteen, Satch and Vai, but just hadn't become household names. Mind you, with the exception of Satch and Malmsteen, most of the famous shredders got there by becoming a sideman to an already famous frontman or joined bands that had a more commercial sound.

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