Tom Keifer thinks that ‘hair metal’ term is just ridiculous
Cinderella frontman and solo artist Tom Keifer was recently interviewed by Katy Kroll for Billboard on the occasion of the release of his second solo record titled Rise, which was released via Cleopatra Records yesterday (on September 13, 2019).
In terms of how he would describe his music, Keifer indicated: “I don’t consider my music metal — and the ‘hair metal’ term is just ridiculous — I like the term ‘hard rock… As I teenager, I got into Muddy Waters, Son House and Johnny Winter, and learned the roots and the blues. It always has been a part of my music. So I see myself as a blues-inspired or American roots-inspired hard-rock musician.”
Keifer continued: “On tour, we play both Cinderella songs and new songs, and they go side by side really well because I was the writer, the lead singer and did most of the guitar work in Cinderella. On this new album, I’m involved in all the writing, I’m the singer, and I play guitar and piano. The stamp of my voice and guitar style is pretty much on anything I perform as an artist. I don’t really have to think about [catering to Cinderella fans]. It’s just there.”
You can read the rest of the article / interview with Tom Keifer at Billboard‘s website.
Tom Keifer‘s “Rise” video:
“Rise” the title track from the brand new Tom Keifer #keiferband release “Rise” http://www.tomkeifer.com/preorder/ https://orcd.co/tomkeiferrise This collection of 11 brand new songs which includes the raucous first single “The Death of Me” rocks with a fury and passion that is sure to make critics and fans take notice!