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Cinderella
Cinderella is an American Glam Metal and Hard Rock band from Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. Cinderella was formed in 1983 by singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and guitarist Tom Keifer, bassist Eric Brittingham, guitarist Jeff LaBar and  drummer Fred Coury.
 



They emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation. They were famous for being a glam metal band, but then shifted over towards a more hard rock/blues-rock sound. By the mid-1990s, the band's popularity declined severely due to personal setbacks, break-ups, and changes in the music industry. Nonetheless, after a hiatus the band reunited and is still active at present. The band has sold 15 million albums worldwide, according to Tom Keifer's official website.In 1985, Smerick and Destra left to form Britny Fox, another Philadelphia-based glam metal band that later relocated to Los Angeles. Cinderella got their big break when Jon Bon Jovi saw them perform at the Empire Rock Club in Philadelphia and recommended that his A&R rep Derek Shulman who knew of the band, see them as well. In 1985, with a recording contract with Mercury/Polygram Records in the works, guitarist Jeff LaBar and drummer Jim Drnec joined the band.Further tours into 1987 were spent playing to large arena audiences: five months opening for former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, and seven months with Bon Jovi, taking the opening slot for their Slippery When Wet tour. Later that year, the band went overseas, appearing in Japan, Scandinavia, and at the Monsters of Rock festivals in United Kingdom and Germany.

Current members
Tom Keifer – lead vocals, guitars
Eric Brittingham – bass guitar, backing vocals
Jeff LaBar – lead & rhythm guitars, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Fred Coury – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Former members
Michael Smerick – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Tony Destra – drums, percussion
Jim Drnec – drums, percussion
Kevin Conway – drums, percussion
Kevin Valentine – drums, percussion

 
Discography
Night Songs (1986)
Long Cold Winter (1988)
Heartbreak Station (1990)
Still Climbing (1994)

 
Compilations Albums
Once Upon A... (1997)
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cinderella (2000)
Winning Combinations (Special "Split Disc" with L.A. Guns) (2002)
Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits (2005)
Gold (2006)
Best Ballads (2008)

Live albumsLive Train to Heartbreak Station (1991)
Live at the Key Club (2001)
Live - From The Gypsy Road (Same content as Live at the Key Club CD) (2004)
In Concert (2004)
Live (2005)
Extended Versions (2006)
Gypsy Road: Live (2006)
Nobody's Fool Live Format: Vinyl (2008)
Authorized Bootleg: Live / Tokyo Dome - Tokyo, Japan Dec 31 1990 (2009)
Live at the Mohegan Sun (2009)
Live in Moscow (2012)

Cinderella
Cinderella es una banda estadounidense de Glam metal y Hard Rock. Su formación original es Tom Keifer (voz y guitarra), Eric Brittingham (bajo), Jeff LaBar (guitarra) y Fred Coury (batería).
Cinderella fue descubierta por Jon Bon Jovi en 1985, cuando los escuchó tocar en Filadelfia, y posteriormente realizaron una gira juntos por todo el país; ese mismo año la banda firmó contrato con Mercury. Su primer álbum fue Night Songs (1986), de estilo Glam Metal, que vendió tres millones de copias y alcanzó el tercer puesto en las listas estadounidenses.

Integrantes actualesTom Keifer - voz y guitarra
Eric Brittingham - bajo
Fred Coury - bateria
Jeff LaBar - guitarra


Ex integrantesMichael Smerick – guitarra, coros
Tony Destra – bateria
Jim Drnec – bateria
Kevin Conway – bateria
Kevin Valentine – bateria

 
Discografía
Night Songs (1986)
Long Cold Winter (1988)
Heartbreak Station (1990)
Still Climbing (1994)

RecopilacionesOnce Upon A... (1997)
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cinderella (2000)
Winning Combinations (Special "Split Disc" with L.A. Guns) (2002)
Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits (2005)
Gold (2006)
Best Ballads (2008)

Álbumes en vivoLive Train to Heartbreak Station (1991)
Live at the Key Club (2001)
Live - From The Gypsy Road (Same content as Live at the Key Club CD) (2004)
In Concert (2004)
Live (2005)
Extended Versions (2006)
Gypsy Road: Live (2006)
Nobody's Fool Live Format: Vinyl (2008)
Authorized Bootleg: Live / Tokyo Dome - Tokyo, Japan Dec 31 1990 (2009)
Live at the Mohegan Sun (2009)
Live in Moscow (2012)

References: Wikipedia
Referencias: Wikipedia