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Heading back home to New York today! A very productive trip! I think it’s fair to say the majority of the writing for the new TNT album is now very close to being complete and the recording is also well underway…there is much left to do but it feels like it’s going to be a really great album:)
Ronni Le Tekrø and I are feeling good about it…stay tuned!
Also a lot of touring news will be coming soon and I think US fans will be happy. Don’t ask me what cities we’re playing yet cause I don’t know and I don’t decide:) xo T
TNT is a Norwegian heavy metal band from Trondheim, formed in 1982. The band has released twelve studio albums, three EPs and two live albums while going through numerous line-up changes since its formation. Guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø is the only consistent member of TNT. However, Tony Harnell has been the lead singer for longer than anyone else.
In 1984, American vocalist Tony Harnell became TNT’s new frontman, making his debut on their album Knights of the New Thunder. His unique and powerful 4 octave range was the final element the band needed to break out of Norway and into the world market. The album was a huge success in Scandinavia and the band then was offered a worldwide deal with Mercury/Polygram worldwide out of New York. Knights was then released in the U.S. in 1984 and the video for “Seven Seas” got heavy rotation on MTV and the album entered the billboard charts.
That line-up recorded Tell No Tales in 1987, before Diesel Dahl parted company from TNT the following year after some turbulent times within the band. Tell No Tales produced TNT’s biggest hit, the single “10,000 Lovers (In One)”. Tell No Tales marked a slight change in sound from melodic Euro-metal to a more palatable hard rock style, with Le Tekrø and Harnell gaining a reputation as a talented duo. The album was the best selling release in Norway and Sweden that year (outselling hugely popular artists like Michael Jackson and Def Leppard). Tell No Tales also saw the band establishing a mainstream following in Japan and the U.S. Promotional Videos for “Everyone’s a Star” and “10,000 Lovers (In One)” were featured on both European and American MTV. They were also featured on Headbangers Ball. The band supported Stryper on a sold out arena tour in the U.S. followed by a tour with Twisted Sister and Great White as well as headlining shows in large clubs in the U.S.