During its ten-year career, Tuff Luck had plenty of success. It shared the stage with metal giants Stryker and Dokken, posed in glossy zines alongside Ozzy Osbourne, scored endorsement deals, and were on the verge of signing with Atlantic Records.
That all changed in 1994 when Klein was shot and killed in North Miami. With the tragic end of Klein's life came the end of the monumental band. Although the guys went on with their careers, the glory days of Tuff Luck became a thing of the past.
Going on what would have been their 30th anniversary, Klein's brother and film producer Andrew Klein is "recapturing a moment" and "showing the world what could have been" with his latest documentary, Tuff Luck, premiering this Saturday at Cinema Paradiso.
"Nobody was a bigger fan than I was," Klein expresses. "I was always right next to my brother. I had a feeling this must be what it felt like to sit behind the Beatles before they went big. When it didn't happen, it was devastating. I felt that this couldn't be the end."