quarta-feira, 20 de novembro de 2013


Oi gente! Quanto tempo né... Mas não desisti do blog não...
Vou postar hoje um vídeo ao vivo do Tom Keifer. The Flower Song. Há vídeo novo, no entanto o link tá quebrado. Então vamos nos divertindo com uma versão ao vivo, enquanto ele não vai para o Youtube.

quinta-feira, 13 de junho de 2013


Para não falarem que eu não posto nada dos outros membros do Cinderella e só falo do novo álbum do Tom Keifer (a propósito já estou com minha cópia autografada em mãos e prometo a vocês uma série de posts sobre isso), meu amgo Wagner, do blog John Corabi, encontrou esse vídeo aqui e compartilhou comigo. Nele aparecem três feras, Eric Brittingham, Jeff LaBar e Gary Corbet, além de Mark Slaughter (?????????????????????????????????). Fotos durante a gravação com Phil Monti e John Corabi e em outros momentos.

For those who say that I don't post anything about the other members of Cinderella and only talk about Tom Keifer's new album (by the way I'm already with my signed copy and I promise you some posts about it), my friend Wagner, from the blog John Corabi, found this video and shared it with me. On the video, three monsters: Eric Brittingham, Jeff LaBar and Gary Corbet... and Mark Slaughter (?????????????????). Pictures taken during the record sessions with Phil Monti and John Corabi and in other moments.

quinta-feira, 9 de maio de 2013

Happy Birthday Eric Brittingham

Bom, com um dia de atraso devido a problemas de saúde, deixo aqui meu desejo de feliz aniversário para o grande baixista do Cinderella!

Well, one day late due to health problems, I wish happy birthday to the great Cinderella bassist!

quinta-feira, 2 de maio de 2013

Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes


Standing on the corner watching all the pretty girls go by. 
And I'm trying to play it so cool as I'm tryin to catch their eyes. 
And I know sometimes my wandering eye has brought some rain 
Ooo baby 
So I'm standing out here on this corner trying to find the words to explain 

A pretty girl's like a flower, you just gotta stay close to 
They come and go like the hour 
Whats a guy to do 
But when it comes to forever, you know my heart is true 
Of all the pretty flowers 
Baby I picked you 

Many blossoms line the streets a thousand colors that I could choose 
And I'm trying to imagine the taste of all the petals I must refuse 
And I know there's nothing I can say to ease your mind, but i'll try 
The days I spend here on this corner are all just passin time 

A pretty girl's like a flower you just gotta stay close to 
They come and go like the hour 
What's a guy to do 
But when it comes to forever, you know my heart is true 
Of all the pretty flowers, baby I picked you. 

And I know there's nothing I can say to ease your mind 
But I'll try 
The days I stand here on this corner are all just passin time 

A pretty girl's like a flower you just gotta stay close to 
They come and go like the hour, whats a guy to do 
But when it comes to forever you know my heart is true 
Of all the pretty flowers, baby I picked you. 

Standing on the corner watchin all the pretty girls go by.

quarta-feira, 1 de maio de 2013

Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes - Interview


The more things change for Tom Keifer, the more he appears to be on the gypsy road to permanent vocal recovery. For any fans of theCinderella singer and guitarist worried that Keifer's surgically repaired (multiple times) voice can't possibly hold up these days, take a listen to the first time he opens his mouth on debut solo album The Way Life Goes, which releases today.
"YEAHHHHHHHHH-OW!" Keifer belts out on new single and video "Solid Ground" (click on box, below left).
Naturally, the true test comes over the long haul, especially on stage. That's where Keifer will continue the second leg of his inaugural solo tour Sat. May 11 at Backstage Live(details at bottom). Former Ratt and Motley Crue replacement vocalist John Corabi, himself on a solo trek, provides support.
Keifer's new record has a mixture of the rock, blues and ballad compositions Cinderella faithful have come to know him for throughout that group's first three albums: Night Songs(1986), Long Cold Winter (1988) andHeartbreak Station (1990). However, Keifer's 14-song effort with a 21st-century feel is no fairy-tale. Featuring the bluesy "Fools Paradise," rockers "Solid Ground" and "Mood Elevator" and piano ballad "Thick And Thin," Keifer's debut independent effort took a decade to complete and is a welcome return to the scene for a musician who hadn't put out any new material since 1994's Still Climbing.
For the second time in three years, Keifer, 52, graced theSan Antonio Metal Music Examiner with an exclusive interview by phone from his home in Nashville, Tenn. But more so than our conversation in 2010 (see link in blue below), this one tugged at the heart a little more for Keifer when he discussed everything that went into his solo effort:
Q: Did you do everything on the record, or did the guys in the "Solid Ground" video help out?
 The guys from the video, that's the touring band. The tracks were cut for this by session players here in Nashville, quite a few years ago, actually. This record's been in the making for 10 years. I did not play everything. I did most of the guitars on the record, probably about 95 percent of the guitars. I had a few guest guitarists on the record. The rhythm section is the same guys on the record for every song. Greg Marlow played drums and Michael Rhodes played bass. So yeah, it was a group of guys that I was working with.
Q: Who are the guys in your touring band, and what can you tell me about their pedigrees?
 Tony Higbee is the guitar player. He's made a couple records with a local band here named Caprice. That's a band that he's toured around this area with. Paul Simmons is the drummer. He's played with Black Oak Arkansas. And Bill Mercer on (bass). He has played with Ryan Adams. Paul Taylor on keyboards, who I've known for many years. He played guitar and keyboards with Winger but also played with Steve Perry, with Alice Cooper. He's toured with a bunch of people.
My personal favorites are "Solid Ground," "Mood Elevator" and "Babylon Life." Is . . .
That song's called "Babylon." I don't know why every interviewer I've talked to calls it "Babylon Life."
Because that's the way it's listed on the link we received.
(Laughs) I was just curious about that.
Q: Is there one song on the record most meaningful to you and why?
 No, I like them all for different reasons. The most personal one is probably "Thick And Thin." I wrote that for Savannah, my wife, for when she was going through a difficult time. It's just my way of saying that I'll always be there for her. So that's probably the one most personally meaning, one of the most personal songs I've ever written.
Q: Well, that's a good segue, Tom, because I had read that your wife was involved in the making of the record, but I'm not sure how much. Can you break down what she contributed to the record, and what was it like to make a record with her as opposed to your normal bandmates?
 She co-wrote a lot of the songs on the record and co-produced it with me and our friend Chuck Turner, who's a producer engineer here in Nashville. She sang some background too, so she brought quite a bit to the record between writing and singing. We work together pretty well. We approach music and writing very much the same way, so it was pretty easy.
Q: Because the record was made more or less over a decade like you mentioned, how much adjusting or reworking of songs did you have to do toward the end of the process as opposed to from the start years ago?
 There was a lot done every step of the way. It was a learning process as we went. We were working with Pro Tools, which I'd never made a record with Pro Tools. The options in there are endless. You could make a guitar sound like a kazoo if you want. Not that you should, and we probably tried that once and hit "undo," but yeah, that was a whole new format from the recording format that, you know, you could really play around. First time I ever made a record where you could really affect and change arrangements after the fact, and you could move guitar parts and move things around. That was a lot of fun to learn that. Each step of the way, we were improving different things. Towards the end, it was more about the mixes. A lot of arrangement changes at the end, where earlier in the process, it was more about the performances and grooves. We really took our time with the record because there wasn't any pressure from the label. We didn't plan on taking 10 years, but when you don't have somebody saying you've got a deadline, and you want the record to be as good as it can be, if you take a break from it for a few months and you come back and hear things you think can be better, you're going to try and make them better. That was pretty much the process for 10 years. We work hard and play hard (laughs). I'd go on tour with Cinderella for a few months and get away from it. That's just how we work, until it was finished.
Q: When we interviewed back in 2010, you spoke about what it was like making an album in, and living in, Nashville, and that was shortly after the floods. Can you tell me now just how different, and maybe even similar, the Nashville scene may be as opposed to being based in Philadelphia with Cinderella?
 Well, I first started coming here in the mid-'90s because Cinderella had broken up. Prior to that, I was a member of a band. Cinderella felt there wasn't much need to go outside of that. So when we parted ways, the whole '90s scene was changing, and I was going to do something different. The solo thing was what I wanted to do. I started writing with people here because there are some great songwriters here. The more I came here and worked, I started going to some of the sessions of the people that I was writing with. (Laughs) On every corner, there's amazing musicians, amazing studios, amazing engineers, amazing songwriters. Just such a creative community, which really served as a big inspiration for me. At a time when it felt like the Cinderella thing had crumbled . . . fortunately we got back together and toured -- constantly. And I've had a lot of success with that. But the old career felt a little shaky, and I was looking for something new, and this felt like a great inspiration. And it turns out it has been a really great inspiration. From the time I started working in 2002, 2003, when we started cutting tracks for this record, it was one of the most creative periods of my life in terms of songwriting. Seven years where it was just constantly writing.
Q: Given that the records that followed Night Songs are blues-based, was the heaviness and sound on Night Songs more of an accident per se from the sound you were trying to achieve all along, or was that the progression you were aiming for going forward?
 I think it was a progression. I would describe Night Songs melodically and lyrically as blues-based as well. I just think production-wise, it was a little more flavor of the day. Much simpler instrumentation where it was just mainly guitars, bass and drums and vocals. All the guitar melodies and lyrics and vocal melodies are blues-based. The lyrics are about real things. You know, "Night Songs:" "Working this job ain't payin' the bills, sick and tired rat race taking my thrills. Kickin' down a road, not a dollar in my pocket." "Nobody's Fool" is about falling out of love. So all the lyrics come from that place that my heroes dig up songs. Mainly Zeppelin, Stones. So I think what the band did was grow production-wise, and we tried to grow from that slick process thatNight Songs had, starting out with more instrumentation on Long Cold Winter and Heartbreak Station. And some people perceive that as a change in style. Change in production style, but I think that the root of the music and the writing and the playing was always blues.
Q: How did you mentally get through all the vocal surgeries and grim doctor's prognoses to be where you are today as an artist?
 One day at a time (laughs). That was the diagnosis that no singer wants to hear. My voice just stopped working. Like, literally stopped working. I was told that I had a partially paralyzed vocal cord and that I would never sing again. And there's no cure for it with any traditional kind of medicine or surgeries or anything. The only way you can win is to try and retrain the voice -- which is not an exact science or an easy trick. Fortunately, I've had the benefit of working with some of the best speech pathologists and vocal coaches and teachers in the country. And a very long story short, since the diagnosis, I've been able to get enough just to do this tour. As the years go by, I'm constantly working with new people, reaching out and trying to learn more and more about technique. It's gotten stronger and stronger over the years and more consistent. I thank God every day that I've been able to find a way to get around it. It hasn't always been easy or fun. It's a daily maintenance. At this point, it's really strong now. But that's a small price to pay to get it back.
Q: If it had turned out that you weren't able to sing again, would you have continued as a full-time musician strictly as a guitarist? Or would you have said, "No, it's gotta be all or nothing with me" and done something else?
 Well, I think that's why I continued working so hard at the voice because it really did feel like it needed to be all or nothing. From the time I was 8 years old, when I first started taking guitar lessons, I always said it was more singer/songwriter lessons because I had an acoustic guitar, and the teacher taught me how to strum the basic chords, and he would make me sing while I did it. My very first experience with learning music was doing both of those things at the same time. Whatever I wanted to learn, he would teach me. We did a lot of folk songs, and probably country songs. So that's always been at the root of my music expression. It's hard to say if I wasn't able to get it back, but I do think that the desire to be able to do both of those things, and continue with both those things 'cause they feel like the same thing to me, I think is what really has kept me pushing to fix this problem that I have.
Q: I have a question from one of my social media readers: Michael from Edna, Texas, wants to know if you'll be playing anything from the Still Climbing record on this tour?
 Not on this tour, no.
Q: The last time we spoke in 2010, I asked you what it was like to be on the (1989) Moscow Music Peace Festival playing for all the Soviet Union fans during that period of time. This time, can you share your most memorable story or behind-the-scenes airplane story with the other artists?
 Well, I don't know what I shared with you the last time about it, but the one thing that I always say really stands out to me was the fact that we were told going in there that the government controlled what kind of music they listened to and what they were allowed to wear. They weren't really allowed to have jeans and listen to rock music. What was amazing was that Lenin Stadium was full of about 100,000 rock fans -- all in jeans -- holding up all of our albums. Music finds its way in there. They get it all on the black market. It was cool to see no form of government can really suppress the human spirit and Rock N' Roll attitude. They all got in there, they knew who all of us were, and they loved the music. To me, that's what stood out the most. That's all the more reason that it's impressive that music was able to seep through in everyone.
Well, Tom, I really appreciate you taking the time. I really enjoy the record, and it's always a pleasure to speak with you. I know it's kind of double-edged to say that you're back in a big way because maybe you don't feel like you're back because you've never really stopped working. But to a lot of the fans out there who missed you for a period of time, I know they're going to be happy with this record. I wish you the best of luck with the album and the show here in a couple weeks. Thanks again.
Yeah, thank you. And great talking with you, and you have a great day.
  • WHOTom Keifer with John Corabi and Straight Down
  • WHEN: Sat., May 11 (doors 7 p.m.)
  • WHEREBackstage Live (1305 E. Houston St.)
  • TICKETS: $17 in advance; $20 at the door. Buy here; more info here.
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terça-feira, 30 de abril de 2013

TOM KEIFER - The Way Life Goes

Álbum solo de Tom Keifer, The Way Life Goes! Compre agora!
Tom Keifer's solo debut album, The Way Life Goes! Buy it Now!

Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes

Review da Billboard


Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer's first solo album, "The Way Life Goes," comes out April 30. But it's been in the making for nearly 18 years.
Keifer, who now resides in Nashville, tells Billboard that he got the idea for a solo album "in the mid-90s, when the band broke up after we were politely asked to leave our record company during all those shifts in music trends during the '90s. I started thinking about the record then, but it got put on the back burner" as Keifer dealt with vocal problems (paralysis of his left vocal cord that requires continuing treatment) and Cinderella ultimately regrouped as a touring entity. "I finally got back around to it in 2003," he adds, "and by then I had this big pile of songs and just started recording tracks."
Keifer says he did everything on his own " 'cause I didn't want anybody breathing down my neck. I wanted to take the time and get it to where I wanted to. The idea from the beginning was when it's done, it's done and then I'd shop the finished product. I didn't think it was going to take 10 years, but every record has its path. There were a variety of things that took me away from it and brought me back, and I think that provided some objectivity. It was kind of a piecemeal labor of love process, but it worked."
Fans will notice a characteristically broad stretch of styles on the album, reflected by its first two singles -- the rootsy, melodic "The Flower Song," which went to AAA radio stations in early February, and the swaggering "Solid Ground," which was serviced to rock stations on March 11.
"I always like to try to do that," explains Keifer, who wrote some of the songs with his wife, fellow songwriter Savannah Snow. "I grew up on bands that always had a lot of dynamics on their records and took you on a journey. The (Rolling) Stones and (Led) Zeppelin would go from acoustic music to driving rock and everything in-between. I think that makes for a more interesting album. Even with Cinderella, starting with our second album (1988's 'Long Cold Winter') and even moreso on (1990's) 'Heartbreak Station' we started mixing it up more. Those are the kinds of records I like, so I'm trying to keep that tradition alive."
Keifer is currently on the road previewing "The Way Life Goes," and he hopes to do more touring following its release, though he notes that he's taking the proverbial "one day at a time" approach. Meanwhile, Cinderella is slated to return to active duty after taking a hiatus this year, and Keifer isn't ruling out the possibility of the band recording another album, its first since 1994's "Still Climbing."
"We would certainly welcome the opportunity," Keifer says. "We actually signed a deal in the late 90s to record with one of those big record companies, who will remain nameless. The deal wasn't all that it was cracked up to be and we wound up in the courts, which left a pretty bad taste in our mouths. So we'd be very cautious about entering another deal, but we'd be open to it. I've been part of that band for many years. They're my brothers. This (solo) album is just something else I'm doing."

segunda-feira, 22 de abril de 2013

News - Tom Keifer

Os teasers do novo álbum de Tom Keifer, "The Way Life Goes", estão disponíveis em seu site oficial! Só entrar lá e conferir. O álbum tá demais!!!! Só esperando minha cópia chegar! LANÇA LOGO!

The teasers for Tom Keifer's new album songs, "The Way Life Goes", are available on his official webiste! Just click and check them out!!!! I'm only waiting my copy comes! C'MON!


sexta-feira, 5 de abril de 2013

terça-feira, 2 de abril de 2013

Notícias - Tom Keifer

 Bom, tá tudo bem com ele, novas datas estão sendo agendadas! Fiquei devendo essa informação pq fui viajar! Mas ele está ótimo!

sábado, 23 de março de 2013

Notícias/News - Tom Keifer

Melhora no estado de saúde de Tom Keifer, segundo a página oficial do vocalista no facebook.
Tom Keifer is improving, according to his offical page on facebook.

Just letting you know Tom is on the mend and is improving. Thanks for all the well wishes.
New tour dates will be posted soon!


quarta-feira, 20 de março de 2013

Entrevista / Interview - Tom Keifer

Segue abaixo a entrevista - em inglês - disponibilizada pelo site Blabblermouth.net no link com vídeo. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=187725&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tom Keifer, best known as the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Philadelphia-based blues-rock band CINDERELLA, was interviewed by Terrie Carr for the latest edition of "Box Of Rock" on WDHA-FM 105.5 FM, the rock music station licensed to Dover and Morristown, New Jersey. You can now watch the chat below.

Keifer's debut solo album, "The Way Life Goes", will be released on April 30 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 forCINDERELLARolling Stone praised Keifer as "a gritty, bluesy (rocker) with enough genuine swagger to draw comparisons to Mick Jagger."

"This record was a labor of love," Keifer told TriCities.com. "When I started this record, CINDERELLA was in the middle of a lawsuit with Sony Records. This record is not in any way to be taken as me stepping away from CINDERELLA."

"I took a lot of time making this record," he continued. "I made it over 10 years. I wanted to make something I loved. My wife, Savannah (Snow), co-wrote a lot of the songs with me. It was a blessing to me.

"Each song has something to do with life. It's just life, love, love lost, being crazy, going crazy, being lost. The record, there's no change, really, in style. It has the peaks and valleys.

"I've always approached music, played music that I like. I've never chased trends through CINDERELLA and with this album. It reflects what's in me."

"The Way Life Goes" track listing:

01. Solid Ground
02. A Different Light
03. It's Not Enough
04. Cold Day In Hell
05. Thick And Thin
06. Ask Me Yesterday
07. Fools Paradise
08. The Flower Song
09. Mood Elevator
10. Welcome To My Mind
11. You Showed Me
12. Ain't That A Bitch
13. The Way Life Goes
14. Babylon

"The Flower Song", the album's first single, was serviced to AAA radio stations nationwide on February 4, while "Solid Ground" was serviced to all rock formats on March 11.

Keifer wrote "The Flower Song" with Jim Peterik, formerly of the bandsSURVIVOR and the IDES OF MARCH

"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. 

"It's pretty scary," Keifer said of his vocal paralysis. "I've had six surgeries to deal with the collateral damage. Performing… has been difficult for me because of the vocal issues I've had. I work several hours every day on that. That's a difficult thing for me every day."

As previously reported, Tom Keifer will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with Keiferby calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). The show will be streamed on the"Rockline" web site for two weeks beginning the afternoon after the live broadcast. 

Video - Tom Keifer - Solid Ground

Bom, sigo sem informações sobre o estado de saúde do Tom Keifer. Mas hoje tive acesso ao primeiro vídeo de sua carreira solo dele, da música "Solid Ground". Achei maravilhoso.

Well, I still don't have new info about Tom Keifer's health. But today I saw the first video of his solo career, "Solid Ground". It's amazing.

segunda-feira, 18 de março de 2013


Hoje é aniversário de um dos meus heróis!

Today's the birthday of one of my heroes!

domingo, 17 de março de 2013


Bom, agora parece ser oficial. Cinderella NÃO VAI SE APRESENTAR COMO CINDERELLA NO MORC. Segundo um determinado blog aí, que não vou citar qual é porque eles roubam reportagens de sites importantes e não citam a fonte, Eric Brittingham, Fred Coury e Jeff LaBar se apresentarão com o Faster Pussycat e com John Corabi. Ainda estou na busca de mais informações. Fiquem ligados.

Well, now it seems to be official. Cinderella WON'T PLAY AS CINDERELLA ON MORC. According to a blog (I won't say which blog is that, because it never does it), Eric Brittingham, Fred Coury and Jeff LaBar will make a jam with Faster Pussycat and John Corabi. I'm still on the run for more info. Stay tuned.

sábado, 16 de março de 2013


Segundo Eddie Trunk, via Twitter, ele conversou com Eric Brittingham, que confirmou que Tom Keifer foi internado com uma pneumonia. Aguardando mais informações.
According to Eddie Trunk, via Twitter, he talked to Eric Brittingham, that confirmed that Tom Keifer was in hospital due to a pneumonia. Waiting for more info.


segunda-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2013

Tom Keifer - Solo Career

Estive meio ausente nos últimos dois meses, mas voltei... Acho que todo mundo tá acompanhando a carreira solo do Tom Keifer... Então posto aqui novamente o link do site oficial dele. Há mais streamings de música lá... O single The Flower Song desponta como o primeiro de seu álbum solo, e sua turnê começa quente!
Acompanhe as datas dos shows pelo site oficial do nosso herói! http://tunein.com/radio/WMMT-887-s21153/

I've been a little bit absent these two last years, but I'm back... I think that everybody is following Tom Keifer's solo career... So I'll post here again his official website link. There are some more streaming songs over there... The single The Flower Song emerges like the first of his solo album, and his tour starts hot! Check the dates out by our hero's website! http://tunein.com/radio/WMMT-887-s21153/

domingo, 10 de fevereiro de 2013

sábado, 26 de janeiro de 2013


EI, EU VOLTEI! Andei desaparecida né? Mas claro que eu não iria perder o aniversário do meu ídolo maior... E, conforme a tradição... VÍDEO!
E... SIM, SOU EU TOCANDO E CANTANDO (cantando não tããããão bem... mas valeu a intenção)

HEY, I'M BACK! I've benn disappeared, dontcha think? But of course I wouldn't lose my greatest idol's b-day... And, it's time for the traditional... VIDEO!
AND... YES... IT'S ME ON ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND VOCALS (singing not that well... but the intention was good)