Extended Versions (Cinderella album)
Extended Versions is a live album by American hard rock band Cinderella. It was recorded on July 21, 2005 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville and released in 2006 by Sony BMG; the album was re-issued in 2009 by Frontiers Records in Europe and Japan under the title Live at the Mohegan Sun, with bonus tracks and a different cover. Gary Corbett was a touring keyboard player for Kiss and Paul Stanley. "Night Songs" – 3:31 "The Last Mile" – 3:32 "Somebody Save Me" – 3:45 "Heartbreak Station" – 5:17 "Coming Home" – 5:30 "Shelter Me" – 6:50 "Nobody's Fool" – 6:35 "Gypsy Road" – 4:45 "Don't Know What You Got" – 5:53 "Shake Me" – 6:34 "Fallin' Apart at the Seams" "Push Push" "Still Climbing" "Drum Solo" Cinderella Tom Keifer – lead vocals, piano, saxophone Jeff LaBar – guitar, background vocals Eric Brittingham – bass, background vocals Fred Coury – drums, background vocalsSupporting Gary Corbett – keyboards, background vocals
Jaime St. James
Jaime St. James is the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the glam metal band Black'N Blue, he served in the mid-2000s as the lead singer of Warrant, but he left upon the return of the band's original lead singer Jani Lane in 2008. He sang on Warrant's 2006 album Born Again. Born James Pond, St. James started out playing drums, as he had fantasized about being a rock drummer during his youth, he began his professional music career while a student at Cleveland High School, where he and classmates Dan Kurth, Barry Pendergrass, Ray Malsom formed the Molly Hatchet-inspired combo Jet. Pond and Jet are featured prominently in the yearbook of Cleveland High School; the band was a favorite among Portland's high school crowd, his version of the ZZ Top song "La Grange" was an early hint of his future fame. It was during high school that Pond met his then-classmate and fellow musician, Tommy Thayer, creating a friendship that has lasted to the present, he and Thayer formed a band that evolved into Black'n Blue, which gave the two their first taste of mainstream success.
Following Black N' Blue, St. James performed with the bands Freight Train Jane, The Glorious Things, his own band St. James, which Billy Morris guested with. Jaime St. James played drums for the Kiss tribute band called Cold Gin, playing the role of Peter Criss. Tommy Thayer, band mate of St. James in Black'N Blue was in Cold Gin, playing the role of Ace Frehley. There was/is at least one other Kiss tribute band called Cold Gin, he co-wrote one Kiss song with Gene Simmons and Scott Van Zen: "In My Head", which appeared on their album Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions. Aside from Black'N Blue, St. James was a member of the now defunct Hard Rock All Stars with Juan Croucier of Ratt, Stacey Blades and Pete Holmes of Black'N Blue / Michael Schenker, their set list includes songs from their own respective bands Black'N Blue, Ratt & L. A. Guns. In late 2013, St. James joined the live show Let It Rawk with Stacey Blades, Oz Fox, Scot Coogan, Eric Brittingham and Sean McNabb; the band performs in Las Vegas, at various rock festivals.
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Glam metal is a subgenre of heavy metal, which features pop-influenced hooks and guitar riffs, borrows from the fashion of 1970s glam rock. Glam metal is performed by music acts like Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Van Halen, it arose in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the United States on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip music scene, pioneered by bands such as Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Dokken. It is popularity has risen since the early 2010s with bands like Steel Panther and was popular throughout the mid-late 1980s, early 1990s bringing to prominence bands including Poison, Skid Row and Warrant. Glam metal is associated with flashy clothing and notable for an overall androgynous aesthetic. Poison, for example, have long shaggy or backcombed hair, metal studs and make-up during their live performances. Glam metal lost mainstream interest in the early 1990s as the perceived excesses of glam metal created a backlash against the genre. A factor in the decline of glam metal was the rise of grunge in the early 1990s, which had a stripped-down aesthetic and a complete rejection of the glam metal visual style.
Glam metal has returned since the late 1990s and mid 2000s with reunions of many popular acts from the genre, as well newer bands from the 2000s/2010s including the Darkness, Santa Cruz, Reckless Love and Steel Panther. Musically, glam metal combines a traditional heavy metal sound with elements of hard rock and punk rock, adding pop-influenced catchy hooks and guitar riffs. Like other heavy metal songs of the 1980s, they feature shred guitar solos, they include extensive use of harmonies in the characteristic power ballads – slow, emotional songs that build to a strong finale. These were among the most commercially successful singles in the genre and opened it up to a wider audience that would not have been attracted to traditional heavy metal. Lyrical themes deal with love and lust, with songs directed at a particular woman. Aesthetically glam metal draws on the glam rock or glitter rock of the 1970s with long backcombed hair, use of hair spray, use of make-up, gaudy clothing and accessories.
The visual aspects of glam metal appealed to music television producers MTV, whose establishment coincided with the rise of the genre. Glam metal performers became infamous for their debauched lifestyles of drugs and late-night parties, which were covered in the tabloid press. Sociologist Deena Weinstein points to the large number of terms used to describe more commercial forms of heavy metal, which she groups together as lite metal; these include, beside glam metal: melodic metal, false metal, poodle bands, nerf metal, pop metal or metal pop, the last of, coined by critic Philip Bashe in 1983 to describe bands such as Van Halen and Def Leppard. AllMusic distinguishes pop metal, which refers to the whole pop-tinted hard rock and heavy metal scene of the 1980s, from hair metal, the characteristics of which are flashy clothing and heavy makeup. Use of the derogatory term hair metal started in the early 1990s, as grunge gained popularity at the expense of 1980s metal. In the "definitive metal family tree" of his documentary Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, anthropologist Sam Dunn differentiates pop metal, which includes bands like Def Leppard and Whitesnake, from glam metal bands that include Mötley Crüe and Poison.
Music journalist Stephen Davis claims the influences of the style can be traced back to acts like Kiss, Cheap Trick, the New York Dolls. Kiss and to a lesser extent Alice Cooper, were major influences on the genre. Finnish band Hanoi Rocks influenced themselves by the New York Dolls, have been credited with setting a blueprint for the look of hair metal. Van Halen has been seen as influential on the movement, emerging in 1978 from the Los Angeles music scene on Sunset Strip, with a sound based around the lead guitar skills of Eddie Van Halen, he popularized a playing technique of two‐handed hammer‐ons and pull‐offs called tapping, showcased on the song "Eruption" from the album Van Halen. This sound, lead singer David Lee Roth's stage antics, would be influential on glam metal, although Van Halen would never adopt a glam aesthetic. Def Leppard categorized with the New Wave of British heavy metal, released their second album High'n' Dry in 1981, mixing glam rock with heavy metal, helping to define the sound of hard rock for the decade.
In the early 1980s, bands from across the United States began to move towards what would become the glam metal sound. In 1981, Mötley Crüe released their first album Too Fast for Love, Dokken released their first album, Breaking the Chains, Kix released their first album, Kix. In 1982, Night Ranger released their initial album Dawn Patrol which reached the top 40 in the United States.1983 was the breakout year for glam metal: Quiet Riot's Metal Health was the first glam metal album, arguably the first heavy metal album, to reach number one in the Billboard charts. It helped open the doors for mainstream success by subsequent metal bands. Additionally, Night Ranger's second album in 1983 Midnight Madness was a breakthrough that included the top five single "Sister Christian". In 1983, a larger wave of glam metal albums began appearing.
Cinderella was an American rock band formed in 1982 from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation. Cinderella had a heavy metal and glam metal sound before shifting into a more hard rock and blues rock based sound. By the mid-1990s, the band's popularity declined due to personal setbacks, break-ups, changes in the music industry. After a brief hiatus, Cinderella reunited in 1996 and to continue to perform live, but never released any studio material after their 1994 album Still Climbing; the band has sold 15 million records worldwide, according to Tom Keifer's official website. After participating in the 2014 "Monsters of Rock Cruise", Cinderella again became inactive and in November 2017 Keifer declared that "there won't be any reunion." Cinderella was formed in 1982 in Philadelphia suburb, Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania by singer-songwriter and guitarist Tom Keifer and bassist Eric Brittingham.
The initial lineup included guitarist Michael Schermick and drummer Tony Destra. In 1985, Shermick and Destra left to form another Philadelphia-based glam metal band. Cinderella practiced in the attic of the American Legion building in Wayne, PA. In a 2014 interview, Tom Keifer stated that Kiss bass guitarist Gene Simmons first took interest in the band, tried to get them a deal with Polygram, but they were not interested. Jon Bon Jovi saw them perform at the Empire Rock Club in Philadelphia and talked to his A&R man, Derek Shulman about seeing the group. Shulman was not convinced at first either, wanted to sign the band to a six-month development deal, but after extensive negotiations, he signed the band. In 1985, with a recording contract with Mercury/Polygram Records in the works, guitarist Jeff LaBar and drummer Jim Drnec joined the band. During the recording of the band's debut album, Night Songs, studio session drummer Jody Cortez was brought in to help with the recording. After the recording was completed, Drnec was replaced by Gloucester City, NJ drummer, Albie "Al" Barker, who just missed making the album's cover and the band's album line-up.
Fred Coury was in all MTV music videos and played in the upcoming tours. Night Songs was released on August 2, 1986 and achieved triple platinum status, selling 50,000 copies per week at one point; the heavy metal album reached No. 3 on the Billboard charts in February 1987. By the end of 1987, the band released a video compilation called "Night Songs" to accompany the album, featuring the promotional videos from the album plus three live songs recorded on their 1986 tour. Cinderella's first tour was in 1986 with glam metal rockers Poison, opening for Japanese heavy metal band Loudness. Further tours into 1987 were spent playing to large arena audiences: five months opening for then-former Van Halen lead singer David Lee Roth, seven months with Bon Jovi, taking the opening slot for their Slippery When Wet tour; that year, the band went overseas, appearing in Japan, at the Monsters of Rock festivals in United Kingdom and Germany. Cinderella's second album, Long Cold Winter, was released in 1988.
The new album signified a shift towards a blues rock sound, though it could still be described as glam metal. A 254-show tour to support the album lasted over 14 months, in August 1989, the band performed at the Moscow Music Peace Festival alongside other metal acts, such as Ozzy Osbourne, the Scorpions, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Skid Row; the tour's stage show included Tom Keifer being lowered to the stage while playing a white piano during their radio hit "Don't Know What You Got". On April 17, 1990, the band released a video compilation called Tales from the Gypsy Road featuring four promo videos from Long Cold Winter plus two live medleys, the second of which contained a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's famous "Sweet Home Alabama". Cinderella's third album, Heartbreak Station, was released in 1990, it featured more songs than Long Cold Winter. Following the accompanying tour, Fred Coury left the band and joined former Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy in the band Arcade. In 1991, Keifer lost his voice due to a paresis of his vocal cords.
He underwent several surgeries to hemorrhage. This added to delays in the recording of the band's fourth album, it was released in 1994 with Kenny Aronoff on drums, but the album disappeared from the charts. Mercury Records dropped the band which went on hiatus in 1995. Cinderella resumed activity in 1996, a year Mercury Records released a greatest hits compilation titled Once Upon A... and a video compilation containing all the bands promo videos from the first three albums. The group toured the United States in 1998, with one concert stop captured on the live album Live at the Key Club, released in 1999 through Cleopatra Records. Around 1999, the band was signed by John Kalodner to Sony Records. However, the band was dropped by the label before a new album could be released, plunging the band into three years of litigation. Cinderella toured again in 2000 and 2002. Cinderella headlined the VH1 Classic Rock Never Stops 2005 summer tour. In 2005, Cinderella toured with FireHouse, RATT, Quiet Riot.
Mercury Records released the compilation Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits on CD and DVD. In 2006, Cinderella toured with Poison. Both bands celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut albums, Night Songs and Look What the Cat Dragged In. Cinderella planned to tour in 2008 with Warrant, Lynch Mob, Lynam, but on June 13 that year, Tim Heyne, the band's manager, said in a press release: “It is with
Night Songs (Cinderella album)
Night Songs is the debut studio album by American rock band Cinderella. It was released in 1986 through Mercury Records in Vertigo Records in Europe. Night Songs sold several million copies due to a combination of Cinderella's breakthrough single "Nobody's Fool", MTV airplay, an opening slot on labelmates Bon Jovi's tour, in support of their album Slippery When Wet; the album peaked at #3 on the US charts on February 7, 1987, was certified double platinum for shipping 2 million copies there twelve days later. In May 1991, it was certified triple platinum. Leadoff single "Shake Me" failed to chart, but "Nobody's Fool" cracked the Top 20, reaching #13. Third single "Somebody Save Me" went to #66. On May 4, 1987, Cinderella filmed parts of their concert in Philadelphia; these live songs were, along with their three MTV videos, released on home video in August 1987 on Night Songs: The Videos. On the VH1 program That Metal Show, Night Songs was rated #5 on the show's "top five worst album covers on great albums" list.
Eddie Trunk stated that the cover was not that bad, it was just misleading, as it put forward a glam metal image, but the songs inside were classic hard rock and heavy metal. According to some rock/metal critics, Night Songs is considered a heavy metal album. After Night Songs, the band went in a more hard rock/blues rock direction. In the episode "How I Met Everyone Else" of the How I Met Your Mother series, Ted is seen wearing a Night Songs album T-shirt during flashback scenes. In October 2014 for her birthday, guitarist Tom Keifer presented Lzzy Hale of Halestorm with the costume jewelry pin he wore on his right shoulder for the Night Songs album cover. Hale subsequently wore the pin on her right hip on the album cover for Halestorm's 2015 Into the Wild Life, to include a touch of tradition. All songs written by Tom Keifer Tom Keifer - lead vocals, piano Jeff LaBar - guitar, vocals Eric Brittingham - bass, vocals Fred Coury - drums Barry Bennedetta - lead guitar on "Back Home Again", "Nothin' for Nothin'" and "Push, Push" Jeff Paris - keyboards Jody Cortez - drums on all tracks Tony Mills - Background vocals Jon Bon Jovi - Background vocals on "Nothin' for Nothin'" and "In From the Outside" Bill Mattson - Background vocals on "Shake Me" Produced and Engineered By Andy Johns Assistant Engineers: David Glover, Joe Hauserman, Mark McKenna, Nick Didia, Paul Wertheimer Mark "Weissguy" Weiss - Photography/ Cover Concept Night Songs Album Review at Rockpedia.co
Carl Thomas Keifer is an American vocalist and guitarist for the band Cinderella. Tom Keifer began playing guitar at a young age. Keifer soon fell in love with the blues and was influenced by this kind of music. Keifer joined his first rock band while in junior high school, he soon learned to play the electric guitar. The young musician struggled with drug and alcohol abuse in high school, considered dropping out of school to pursue a music career. However, his mother Adrienne bribed her son to stay in school by promising him a Gibson Les Paul guitar upon graduation. Keifer received the coveted instrument. After graduating Keifer played guitar in bands such as Saints in Hell and Diamonds. Soon, Keifer conquered his addictions, began to focus on a career as a musician, he had started writing original material. He found financial support by walking race horses at tracks and delivering film to developing outlets. Keifer came closer to his dream of being a successful artist by forming the hard rock band, Cinderella with good friend and bassist Eric Brittingham, whom he met on Halloween night in 1980 in a bar bathroom, and, in Saints in Hell.
Despite being shy, Keifer took on the role of lead singer because they could not find anyone they liked to sing for the band. In articles, Keifer has said, "I don't feel comfortable when I'm up there singing and not playing guitar. I feel naked when it's just me and the microphone." Cinderella was discovered by Gene Simmons of Kiss who attempted to get the band signed to no avail. It was Jon Bon Jovi in 1985, at the Empire Rock Club in Philadelphia, that convinced his Mercury A&R manager Derek Schulman to sign the band. Bon Jovi has been quoted as saying "I saw Tommy Keifer onstage delivering some pretty nifty, growling vocals, he whipped out this Les Paul and proceeded to lay into some astounding sounds. This guy struck me as a star right and there." Keifer and company experienced much success with their albums, Night Songs, Long Cold Winter, Heartbreak Station. Keifer enjoyed the reputation of being a prolific songwriter with hits such as "Shake Me",'"Nobody's Fool", "Gypsy Road", "Don't Know What You Got", "Coming Home", "Shelter Me", "Heartbreak Station".
He enjoyed spending time with his wife, whom he had married in 1987 after years of dating. She designed the band's unique logo and accompanied her husband on tour. After the Heartbreak Station tour Keifer lost his voice, he underwent several operations to no avail. It was determined that he had paralysis of the left vocal cord. To make matters worse, his mother died of cancer. By 1994, Cinderella had managed to release their fourth album, Still Climbing, which received little attention; the band broke up in 1995. Keifer continued to undergo surgeries on his vocal cords, he battled depression. He was forced to learn how to sing again because of the paralysis of his left cord, but he began working on material for a solo album, he and Emily divorced, he settled in Nashville, where he continued to work on his solo album. The album was put on hold after Cinderella reunited in 1997 and toured in 1998, they were dropped a few years later. They released a greatest hits album. Cinderella toured the United States in 2000 and again in 2002.
Keifer has a daily regimen, including warm-ups and exercises, that may last longer than some of his shows. Cinderella was the headliner of the 2005 Rock Never Stops Tour. Keifer and Cinderella completed their 20th anniversary tour with fellow rock veterans Poison in 2006, who were celebrating twenty years in the music business; the tour was a rousing success and swiftly became one of the most successful tours of 2006, averaging about 12,000 people in attendance per night. Keifer said that his solo album will be released shortly, a new album from Cinderella is possible somewhere down the road, though not immediately. Cinderella had planned to tour in 2008 with Warrant, Lynch Mob, Lynam; the tour had to be postponed after Keifer's left vocal cord hemorrhaged again, thereby making it impossible for him to sing in the immediate future. Keifer has worked with country artist Andy Griggs, he appeared on an episode of Extreme Makeover, where he helped a fan write a song. Keifer has finished his solo album, released on April 30, 2013.
As of May 2, 2013, Keifer has been touring his solo album The Way Life Goes, moving from California, to across the Midwest, culminating in Chicago. The tour visited many countries, including Russia. On Sunday July 22, 2017 Keifer was an act featured in Loud-N-Lima's 3-Day Music Festival in Lima, Ohio fеaturing many artists for the hair metal era's peak; the most recent news from Tom Keifer on an interview last November 23, 2009 with Metalzone said they have never gone away. They've been kind of on a break because he injured his voice a few years back and has been trying to rehabilitate his vocal cords and train it back to where he can be able to perform a Cinderella show again. "I thought that I was there in the summer of 2008 for the tour for the States here, we ended up having to cancel that tour because I re-injured my voice. Since I've been working on trying to get it strong again, which I am glad to say it's strong now and we're looking to be back out on the road in 2010." When asked about his solo record, he said "It’s pretty much finished.
I’m booking a mastering date in May sometime, before we hit the road for the summer. I w
Robert Harry Kuykendall known as Bobby Dall, is an American musician best known as the bassist for the multi-platinum selling hard rock band Poison. The band has sold over 45 million records worldwide and has sold 15 million records in the United States alone; the band has charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the Hot 100 number-one, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Dall had ambitions of studying law, but turned to music instead, he began playing guitar but switched to bass at the age of 15. Dall moved to Los Angeles with Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, Matt Smith to play with the band Paris, which became known as Poison. Dall is the youngest of three children, he lived in Palm Bay, Florida with his family from the age of 9 to age 17, but relocated to Harrisburg when he was still young. Dall has two children: Zoe Brianne. During a Poison show in Atlanta on August 25, 2006, Dall and Bret Michaels had to be separated by members of the road crew and the rest of the band after the two came to blows right before the encore, with Michaels throwing his mic at Dall, Dall retaliating by slamming his bass into Michaels, injuring his knee.
Michaels apologized and stated, "You may have just seen the last concert by Poison in its current formation." The altercation happened before the band's set ended with "Talk Dirty To Me." After some tense moments and Michaels' apology to the crowd including his explanation that "like brothers, sometimes you have to air things out," the band did finish the set. Dall left the stage immediately. There have been many physical conflicts within the band over the years, but this altercation was the first onstage incident since the fistfight between Michaels and Poison guitarist C. C. Deville at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1991, although that took place after the performance, not during; the band took time out. Look What the Cat Dragged In Open Up and Say... Ahh! Flesh & Blood Swallow This Live Native Tongue Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986-1996 Crack a Smile...and More! Power to the People Hollyweird Best of Ballads & Blues The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock Poison'd Live, Raw & Uncut Seven Days Live CD Poison - Box Set Double Dose: Ultimate Hits Official Poison website