Tom Keifer has once again shot down the possibility of a CINDERELLA reunion, saying that “it’s a situation that doesn’t work anymore.”
Although CINDERELLA hasn’t released a new studio album since 1994’s “Still Climbing”, the band started playing sporadic shows again in 2010 but has been largely inactive for the last few years while Keifer has toured as a solo artist.
Asked in a brand new interview with WRIF‘s Meltdown what is standing in the way of a CINDERELLA reunion, the 58-year-old singer responded (hear audio below): “I’m not gonna weigh in on the dynamics of CINDERELLA and what caused that to go south. The only thing I’ll say is what I’ve said in the past, and that is, there’s been issues for decades between us, and they’ve gone years unresolved. And when issues go unresolved, they usually fester and get worse.”
He continued: “I’m not gonna weigh in. We’ve never aired our laundry, ever, and I’m not about to now. It’s a situation that doesn’t work anymore.”
Back in 2016, CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar accepted blame for the group’s prolonged period of inactivity, explaining that his “drinking problem” caused a rift between him and his bandmates. He told “Another FN Podcast With Izzy Presley”: “I can only speculate, but I believe it’s all my fault. It’s no secret that I’ve had a drinking problem. And it showed its ugly face on one of those [cruises that CINDERELLA played]. I guess that’s what caused a rift… When I fell out on one of those cruise ships in front of everybody — like, basically O.D.’d — that’s when the band, and mostly Tom, took notice and was, like, ‘What the fuck?'”
Asked if he is sober now, LaBar said: “No, I’m not. Which is the problem. Which is probably the problem. Like I said, I can only speculate, because I don’t talk to the other guys anymore. I talk to Fred [Coury, drums] every now and then. Eric [Brittingham, bass] lives twenty minutes from me. We haven’t talked lately, but Eric and I have been the most consistent of all my bandmates throughout the past thirty-two years. It’s just Tom and I that don’t talk anymore. And I can only speculate that he’s very disappointed and doesn’t wanna see me die. He doesn’t wanna witness me dying.”
“The Way Life Goes – Deluxe Edition”, an expanded compilation of Keifer‘s critically acclaimed solo debut album, “The Way Life Goes”, was made available in 2017 via Cleopatra Records.