It’s been almost 6 months since the release of your first solo album The Way Life Goes and the reviews have been very positive both of the record itself and the shows in support of it. Was it a scary concept to go out and be just Tom Keifer having been a part of a band setting with Cinderella for all of your career up to this point?
Yes, there is a safe feeling being part of a band for that long. The thought of stepping outside of it and starting something new with each step that I took was a little nerve racking and something to get used to. It’s felt pretty natural so far. We worked so long on this record and have been real pleased with how it came out. It feels really good also to be out touring in support of it. It’s cool. But it did take a minute to get used to the idea. Read more
Wow, can you imagine that 1994 was the last time we heard any new original material from Cinderella with Still Climbing? Well Mr. Keifer, the 19 year break was well worth the wait with The Way Life Goes. On his new solo release, Tom takes the listener on a journey through all of what made Cinderella great – whisky soaked vocals, crunching guitars, bluesy hard rock, and kick-ass menacing anthems aimed to please. Tom took his best shot and hit the target with a resounding BULLYSEYE. The songs are so strong it truly rivals anything on Night Songs or Long Cold Winter – two classics in my collection. Keifer has come up with some his most memorable lyrics, really painting a picture with each track while keeping me tapping my best air drums at the same time with a solid backing band. Read more
Cinderella, in their original line-up, just finished up a leg of The Scorpions farewell tour and are now out on some headlining dates. You can catch the full list of tour dates here and catch out our photos from their recent stop at the Club Casino in Hampton Beach, NH below.
July 15, 2010
Club Casino – Hampton Beach, NH
Photos by: Mary Ouellette