Tom Keifer states that he did most of the guitar work on the Cinderella songs
In a recent interview with Ralph Sutton on The SDR Show, Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer explained why his solo band plays so many Cinderella songs live and how he’s not interested in playing in that group at this time.
When asked why not call his solo band Cinderella since they play so many Cinderella songs, Keifer advised (as transcribed by Blabbermouth with slight edits): “It’s not Cinderella. This band is new. Obviously, we play Cinderella songs, ’cause people wanna hear them. I was the singer. I wrote the songs. I produced the records and co-produced some of the records. I did most of the guitar work. Those songs are a part of me and people wanna hear them. The first year we went out, when ‘The Way Life Goes‘ [Keifer‘s solo debut] came out, we were touring, we weren’t doing as many [Cinderella songs] — we were focusing more on the record — and people wanted to hear both. The show is a hybrid of the solo music and the Cinderella stuff. But no, I would never do that. There’s a lot of acts out there now touring under the banner of a particular name. Some of them have a few original members. I get that. If it’s kind of morphed over the time, I guess that’s okay. But the solo thing was kind of overnight. To call this Cinderella, it’s just disingenuous.”
In terms of whether he has any interest in doing Cinderella again, Keifer indicated: “I don’t air any of our differences, but there’s been many over the years, like all bands have. And, unfortunately, the wheels fell off of that — slowly. And it just is what it is. It’s not where I wanna be anymore.”
You can read the rest of the article including comments from Cinderella lead guitarist Jeff LaBar from a 2016 interview at Blabbermouth‘s website.
For Cinderella‘s sophomore album Long Cold Winter released back in 1988, Wikipedia credits LaBar with playing lead guitar on only two songs — “Falling Apart At The Seams” and “Coming Home.”
Tom Keifer‘s second studio album Rise will be released via Cleopatra Records on September 13, 2019.