TOM KEIFER On Future Of CINDERELLA - "We Haven’t Been In Any Hurry To Jump Back Into A Record Deal After We Got Burnt So Bad"
April 19, 2013, 4 years ago
In a new interview with Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon, CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer discusses his new solo album, The Way Life Goes, his influences, his longevity, the creation of the album over the course of a decade and the possibility of new music from Cinderella. An excerpt follows:
Q: Is there any interest on your part in creating new music for Cinderella?
A: "We would love to but for as much as we would like to, we haven’t really had the right opportunity or deal presented to us. We had the one deal, which I mentioned, that really went south about ten years ago. We worked really, really hard on that and that is when I really started my solo record because we were in a legal battle in the courts over this record deal. The other guys kinda did the same thing to. Everybody went out and started doing their own things. We continued to tour as a band and that has been great for us! We have done some really, really great tours and it is our favorite part of the business anyway! We haven’t been in any hurry to jump back into a record deal after we got burnt so bad. That isn’t to say that we wouldn’t. To answer your question, we never say never. It is not for a lack of desire on our part, it is just has to be the right situation."
Read the full interview at this location.
Keifer will be the featured guest on US nationally syndicated radio show Rockline with host Bob Coburn on May 1st at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with Tom toll free at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For more information on finding a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the internet broadcast go to Rocklineradio.com. The show will be streamed on the Rockline website for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast.
Tom Keifer will release his first solo album, The Way Life Goes, on April 30th via Merovee Records (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group). The collection of 14 new songs ranges from intimate, organic, acoustic tracks to driving hard rock. It embraces the blues, rock and country roots that have always been present in his unique sound that has generated the sale of over 15 million records worldwide for Cinderella.
A video for the album track 'Solid Ground' can be seen below:
The Way Life Goes is a raw, introspective look at the roller coaster ride that has been Keifer's life for the past 15 years. From being told that he would never sing again as a result of a partially paralyzed left vocal cord, to the emotional and personal battles that followed, his solo debut is a story of perseverance, a testament to the power of passion and will, when combined with a true love of music.
The Way Life Goes tracklisting:
'A Different Light'
'It’s Not Enough'
'Cold Day In Hell'
'Thick And Thin'
'Ask Me Yesterday'
'The Flower Song'
'Welcome To My Mind'
'You Showed Me'
'Ain’t That A Bitch'
'The Way Life Goes'
Snippets of five new songs from The Way Life Goes are currently streaming at TomKeifer.com.
Catch Tom Keifer live at the following shows:
May2 - Canyon Club - Agoura Hills, CA
3 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
4 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
9 - Trees - Dallas, TX
10 - Concert Pub North - Houston, TX
11 - Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
13 - KXDG Spring Fling - Joplin, MO
16 - Revolution Music Room - Little Rock, AR
17 - Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom - Monroe, LA
18 - The Station - Broussard, LA
22 - 37 Main - Buford, GA