Imagine Wolfmother in a fistfight with Audioslave at a Raconteurs show. Or Queens of the Stone Age having a drink with Buckcherry after getting kicked out of an AA meeting at Velvet Revolver's house. That just about describes the Dave Rude Band.
Singer/guitarist Dave Rude put together this hard rock power trio in late 2005 with bassist Marco Guzman and a succession of drummers. After gigging heavily around their native SF Bay Area (as well as the rest of the West Coast and New York City) the classic rock band Tesla recruited Dave to play guitar (he's since become a full-fledged member).
Following a break during which he toured and recorded an album with the multi-platinum road veterans, Dave and Marco hooked up with drummer Josh Schmidt in '06 and immediately became all too familiar with the sweaty confines of their tiny rehearsal studio. It was here they developed and refined their unique new twist on classic rock'n'roll--big riffs; fat, dance-able grooves; and very melodic, sing-a-long John Lennon-esque vocals (minus the campy artifice and phony retro-vibe that often accompany such descriptions).
Hitting the studio with Grammy-winning producer Michael Rosen (Metallica, Santana, Rancid, etc.) they recorded 6 new songs that have already been getting airplay on the major SF rock radio station 107.7 FM the Bone. More jam-packed West Coast shows have followed for the Dave Rude Band as they plan tours, continue writing, and look for the right management and label deal. They recently released their new, self-titled EP in December 07.