quinta-feira, 21 de julho de 2011

Notícias/News - Entrevista/Interview - Eric Brittingham

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Cinderella is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its debut album “Night Songs” this summer with a world tour that has already taken the band to Chile, Germany, Spain, Norway and parts of the United States.
On Friday, the ’80s rock band behind the hits “Nobody’s Fool,” “Gypsy Road,” “Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone” and “Coming Home” continues the tour with a headlining slot at Half-Way Jam.
Although bassist Eric Brittingham jokes that it’s tiring playing “Shake Me” for the 10,000th time, he said the band has come up with ways to keep the songs feeling new after all these years.

“We try to do things within the songs that changes it up and makes the songs fresh to us,” Brittingham said.
Cinderella has been touring steadily since 2010, playing a number of festivals and sold-out headlining gigs, and is already looking ahead to touring in 2012.
Brittingham said the biggest change for the band after all these years is that they’re much more mellow and focused on family.
“We’ve replaced the Jack Daniels on our rider with energy bars,” he said.
While the members of Cinderella all have had their side projects, Brittingham said, Cinderella is still home base for everyone in the band.

In the mid-1990s, drummer Fred Coury left the group to focus on his supergroup Arcade with singer Stephen Pearcy of Ratt (who performs Saturday at Half-Way Jam). Cinderella replaced Coury in the studio on “Still Climbing” with Kenny Arnoff, but the album quickly dropped off the charts.
“It just wasn’t the same,” Brittingham said.
While the band regrouped after a reunion for a show in 1998, Brittingham and guitarist Jeff Labar spent time in the band Naked Beggars with Brittingham’s wife, Inga, on vocals. Labar also spent time in the band Freakshow with Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot. (Quiet Riot performs tonight at Half-Way Jam.)
Coury continued with Arcade and focused on studio work as a producer, composer and drummer. He has since worked on everything from mastering ’80s rock compilation albums to playing drums for “Hannah Montana: The Movie” and “High School Musical 3.”

Following a handful of reunion shows, Cinderella was back in it in 2006 with a tour alongside Poison. Each band was celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut albums.
Cinderella planned to tour in 2008 with Warrant, Lynch Mob and Lynam, but an illness left Tom Keifer voiceless and their slot on the tour was canceled.
It wasn’t the first time Keifer lost his voice.
In 1991, Keifer lost his voice due to a paresis of his vocal cords, which resulted in several surgeries.
Brittingham said Keifer’s voice has remained strong throughout the past two years of touring, although he was sick with a bout of bronchitis during last week’s tour stop at Rock Fest in Cadott, Wis. Keifer has been working with a new vocal coach who works with “American Idol.”
“Over the summer (in 2010), we were doing five songs a week and he didn’t have a problem at all. This year he’s even stronger,” Brittingham said. “Right now, he’s got bronchitis. He still sounds good, he just feels like crap. I’m sure by the time we get there he’ll be hale and hearty.”
For the 25th anniversary tour, Cinderella is focusing on songs from “Night Songs,” with about half of the album in the set mixed in with other hits.
“You’ve gotta do those,” Brittingham said.
Cinderella hasn’t released a new studio album since 1994, and there are no immediate plans to record a new disc, Brittingham said. (However, Keifer is working on a solo release.) For now, fans seem to be pleased with hearing the hits.
“We put the show first and foremost and let everything else kind of fall into place,” Brittingham said.

Eric Brittingham of Cinderella Q&A

Q: What keeps Cinderella coming back?
A: Fred and I were even talking and wondering why we don’t still have the original bus driver. (Laughs) We tried adding a new member back in ‘95 on the “Still Climbing” record and it just wasn’t the same. The album wasn’t successful and the record label dropped us and the band, we split up for a few years. We got together in ‘98 to do a one-off benefit show and we were like, “Wow, this feels pretty good. Maybe we should rethink this whole split-up thing.” So we did another tour and we try to go out every other year since and just have fun doing it. We’re old enough to put some of the past things behind us and we just have fun with it.

Q: What has changed for Cinderella in the last 25 years?
A: Not much has really changed. We still do what we do; we put on a straight-ahead rock show and we put a lot into our production. We don’t try to go out on a shoestring budget and try to do things as cheaply as possible to make the most money. We like to go out to put on a good show so fans want to come back to see us next time. That’s always been our philosophy.
Q: Are there plans to record a new Cinderella album?
A: Not at this time. I know everyone’s done their side projects ... . In the musical climate these days and the way we like to do things, it’s not really worth doing it anymore. But that’s not to say it won’t happen; it may. I’m sure Tom has a couple hundred songs ready to go. Our last record cost $1.2 million to make and the cheapest record we’ve ever made was $400,000. You can’t do that these days because no one even sells $400,000 worth of records, CDs or downloads. Everything’s changed. Everyone makes records in their bedrooms basically for next to nothing and in my opinion, most of them sound like it. That’s not what we’re about.


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