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Cinderella

Formed: 1982
From: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Cinderella News

Below is our complete Cinderella news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Rose Ceremony

This week new music and videos featuring an eye-balling, lots of roses, and the Virgin Mary (yes, that Virgin Mary) from The Treatment, Tom Keifer, and The Quireboys. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: An Off-Road Affair

This week rock and roll representatives from the suburbs of Philadelphia, state of Ohio, and Portugal bring us videos. Also, a special bonus video from one of Canada's finest for our viewing pleasure. More...

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Sunday Old School: Cinderella

While most rock bands cite blues music as an influence, Cinderella was one of the few bands from the eighties where you could actually hear it, feel it, taste it.

The band was formed with members Tom Keifer (singer, keyboards, guitar), Eric Brittingham (bass), Michael Smerick (guitar) and Tony Destra (drums). Within two years Destra and Smerick left to form Britny Fox. Using eighties 20-20 hindsight: MISTAKE? I’m sure hanging with the girls while making the video for “Girlschool” had to be a great day it still can’t compare to being in what would become Cinderella.

In 1985 Cinderella recorded their first album, “Night Songs,” with guitarist Jeff LaBar and drummer Jim Drnec. After recording the album, Fred Coury replaced Drnec and joined the band for the supporting tour. The first single, “Shake Me,” from the album featured a girl sitting on her bed with a Cinderella poster behind her. Her wicked (READ: slutty) sisters appear and are off to rock and roll (READ: shoot heroin and sleep with rock guys) while she is left all alone. Then the poster comes alive and she is now at a live Cinderella concert. It should be mentioned that Tom Keifer is wearing the Paul Stanley 1984 permanent hair style throughout the song. When I’m running VH1 someday I will definitely do a WHERE ARE THEY NOW documentary on the Cinderella wicked sisters. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: 1986 M/F/K

25 years ago hard rock and glam albums found regular rotation on the radio and pop culture thanks to MTV, Circus Magazine, and eighties culture. 1986 was riding the fringe of hair band saturation, but also the year Metallica and Megadeth put out timeless efforts. Since 1986 we have seen the grunge era, the boy band era, and the release of St. Anger. We’ve seen it all in the last 25 years.

Here’s a look back at ten of these classic albums in no particular order. There is a twist as Marry/Fuck/Kill rules apply. It’s as simple as it sounds. M (Marry) is a song you want to “save” and listen to forever, F (Fuck) is the song you get one more listen to and that is it, and K (Kill) is the song you want to go away and never be heard from again.

Master of Puppets (Metallica)
M: Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
F: Damage, Inc.
K: The Thing That Should Not Be
(NOTE: It really is the perfect “F” song) More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The Draft

Welcome to the first (and probably last) annual glam rocker draft. I am your moderator for this event; we will meet our four participants shortly, first a look at the rules. More...

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Cinderella Announces 25th-Anniversary Tour

Veteran have metal act Cinderella has revealed the dates for its forthcoming anniversary tour. The following 25th-anniversary tour dates have been announced:

Apr. 14 - Kewadin Casino - Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Apr. 15 - Shooting Star Casino - Mahnomen, MN
Apr. 16 - Medina Entertainment Center - Medina, OH
May 27 - Coliseo Cubierto El Campin - Bogata, Colombia
May 28 - El Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 29 - Movistar Arena - Santiago, Chile
Jun. 05 - Windover Ride For A Cure - Wencover, NV
Jun. 17 - [to be announced] - Moscow, Russia
Jun. 23 - Shepherd's Bush Empire - London, UK
Jul. 02 - Speaking Rock Entertainment Center - El Paso, TX
Jul. 09 - Hard Rock - Biloxi, MS
Jul. 14 - Chippewa Rock Festival - Cadot, WI
Jul. 22 - Half Way Jam - Royalton, MN

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Bored to Death

During a lazy Sunday I found myself catching up on previously recorded episodes of Bored to Death when much to my delight I discovered a couple Metal Mania episodes on queue. Here’s what I found:

In Kiss’s video for “Rock and Roll all Nite,” I wonder what was so bad that the girl coming down the stairs needed her eyes blacked out like they do on the show Cops. Also, is there someplace we can put all of the eighties brick-sized cell phones for display? I would definitely go to the Pre-2K Cell Phone Hall of Fame (maybe located in Indiana?) to see the phone Gene Simmons has while sitting on his throne in this video as well as the one used by Zack Morris on Saved by the Bell. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Cherry Pie Red Wine

While Vince Neil’s (Motley Crue) accuser teams with her lawyer (Neil was accused of attacking a woman in an elevator), Vince is spending time at the grand opening of Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, posing for pictures with porn legend Ron Jeremy and Bunny Ranch head Dennis Hoff. This answers the age old question: Can enough Tequila make you forget all of your problems and make you feel invincible?... More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: The 80’s Album Razor Test

This week I give you my top albums from the eighties hair bands. Essentially a top twenty-five list, with a twist; imagine all of the albums from the eighties disappeared and you could no longer listen to this genre ever again, similar to 1992, but permanent. Unable to own the music, hear the music on the radio, or even listen to a song at a bar…what would you do to change this? Allow me to present the razor blade test. How many times will you cut yourself to bring a particular album back to your life? More...

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Scorpions Announces North American Tour Dates

German heavy metal legends the Scorpions has entered America's Billboard album charts at number 23 with their newest, and final, studio album, "Sting In The Tail" after selling around 18,500 copies of the album in the United States last week. The album has also done well in Canada, reaching the number 22 spot on the Canadian album charts.

The band also announced the first set of dates for their tour of North America, which will see them joined by Cinderella and Dokken. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Twenty Two More Bands Confirmed For Download 2010

The organisers of Britains Download festival has announced a further twenty two additions to this years lineup. Glam metal veterans Ratt and Cinderella will be performing at the event, as will British heavy metal icons Saxon. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Hellyeah, H.I.M., Airbourne, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Y&T, Unearth, Steel Panther, Job For A Cowboy, A Day To Remember, Lawnmower Deth, Coheed & Cambria, 36 Crazyfists, Dommin, Whitechapel, Taking Dawn, August Burns Red, The Blackout, Rise To Remain and We Are The Fallen.

The festival takes place at Donington Park and will be held from friday the 11th of June to sunday the 13th. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Motorhead, Megadeth, Deftones and Them Crooked Vultures, as well as headlining acts AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine and Aerosmith.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: A Metal Video Marathon

Jon Bon Jovi alone increased acid washed denim sales by 40 percent. In the videos “Living on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name” there are more ass shots of Jon than two years of Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez on TMZ…There is no way the Latin kid playing the drug lord in Motley Crue’s “Dr. Feelgood” rises to the top of the underworld…I always thought it was assumed Poison wore the most spandex until I saw the number of tight changes in David Lee Roth’s “Goin Crazy”…KISS easily has the most body hair of any rock band…The song “You’ve got Another Thing Coming” by Judas Priest takes on different meaning from when I first saw it years ago… More...

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Cinderella Adds More Summer Shows

Cinderella have added some more shows for thei summer tour, the majority of these shows will also feature Warrant and Lynch Mob.

Confirmed dates are:

June
24 - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse
26 - Walker, MN - Northern Lights Casino
27 - Walker, MN - Northern Lights Casino
28 - Maplewood, MN - Myth

July
2 - Stockton, CA - Stockton Arena
3 - Alpine, CA - Viejas
4 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheater
5 - Henderson, NV - Sunset Station Casino
7 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
8 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
11 - Amarillo, TX - Azteca Music Hall
12 - Pryor OK - Rocklahoma
13 - Wichita Falls, TX - Kay Yeager Amphitheater
17 - Houston, TX - Verizon Amphitheater
19 - Cleveland, OH - Time Warner Amphitheater
20 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
21 - Clarkston, MI - DTE
22 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
25 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Forum
26 - Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheater
27 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
29 - Springfield, MO - Ozark Empire Fair

August
1 - Clearfield, PA - Clearfield County Fair
3 - Farmingville, NY - Brookhaven Amphitheater
10 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair

More dates to be announced.

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Cinderella To Tour Next Summer

CINDERELLA bassist Eric Brittingham has confirmed that the band will be touring next summer. The comments were made earlier this evening (October 12th) during an interview on The Mitch Minute on Ottawa's Majic 100 program That '80s Show, hosted by Codi Jefferies.

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Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Slayer, among dozens of others.

Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like Deep Purple, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, Pantera, Alice Cooper, Venom, Testament, Rush and Megadeth; the project will be packaged in a box resembling a Marshall guitar amp.

The liner notes will include extensive photos, track commentary and interviews with Ronnie James Dio and Lita Ford.

Here is the track list for "The Heavy Metal Box": More...

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Mullets Rock! Too!: Mullets In Love Album Details

A follow up to 2003's best-selling double-CD MULLETS ROCK! - inspired by 2001's Mullet-centric movie soundtrack album to Joe Dirt (Columbia/Legacy) - is in the works: Mullets Rock! Too!: Mullets In Love. The collection contains 18 tracks in the theme of "a romance in shag heaven" and comprises a stellar A-list of mulleteers past & present including Ted Nugent, Ace Frehley, Boston, Foghat, Eddie Money, Jefferson Starship, Aldo Nova, Blue Oyster Cult, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, J. Geils Band, Nazareth, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Night Ranger, Bonnie Tyler, Cinderella, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Kansas. This new collection arrives in stores March 6th on Legacy Recordings.

The MULLETS ROCK! TOO!: MULLETS IN LOVE tracklisting is as follows:

Side Pysched
1. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang - Ted Nugent, 1977
2. Do Ya - Ace Frehley, 1989
3. More Than A Feeling - Boston, 1976
4. I Just Want To Make Love To You - Foghat, 1972
5. Baby Hold On - Eddie Money, 1977
6. Jane - Jefferson Starship, 1979
7. Fantasy - Aldo Nova, 1981
8. Burnin' For You - Blue Oyster Cult, 1981
9. I Hate Myself For Loving You - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, 1988
10. Love Stinks - J. Geils Band, 1980

Side Bummed
11. Love Hurts - Nazareth, 1975
12. The Flame - Cheap Trick, 1988
13. Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon, 1980
14. Sister Christian - Night Ranger, 1983
15. Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler, 1983
16. Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) - Cinderella, 1988
17. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1983
18. Dust In The Wind - Kansas, 1977

As if that's not enough, I've included the rest of the press release verbage below purely for its comical value: More...

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Cinderella Management Partner Shot In CA Rampage

Tim Heyne, who works at Union Entertainment Group, which manages rock bands such as NICKELBACK, CINDERELLA, OLEANDER and DEFAULT, was shot in the chest by a 38-year-old man with a violent past, who went on a 16-hour rampage in Ventura County (California), killing three people — including a mother who was pistol-whipped in front of her children — and injuring five others before taking his own life Tuesday morning (May 31) inside a Wal-Mart store, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Read the full article at LATimes.com.

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Cinderella Singer Recording First Solo Release

Tom Keifer is currently putting the finishing touches on a solo release and expects to be finished by this fall. Also, Tom will be launching his own official website.

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