Musician launched debut solo album, One for the Road, in 2014
Jeff LaBar, finest generally known as the guitarist for glam steel band Cinderella, has died. His son Sebastian confirmed the information on Wednesday by way of a social media submit. He was 58. The reason for dying was not disclosed.
“My father, my hero, my idol, passed away today. I’m currently at a loss for words. I love you pop!,” Sebastian wrote by way of Instagram. “If you could, please share pictures or video of all the fun times we all had with my dad. It would be greatly appreciated.”
LaBar linked up with Cinderella in 1985, after founding guitarist Michael Schermick departed. He joined the Philadelphia band as they have been signing to Mercury/Polygram and remained within the band by means of 2017. In 1986, they launched their debut album, Night Songs. The LP’s breakthrough single “Nobody’s Fool” reached Number 13 and the album hit Number 3 on the Billboard 200. They subsequently toured with Poison, David Lee Roth, and Bon Jovi.
Their sophomore album, 1988’s Long Cold Winter, contained their largest hit, “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone).” The energy ballad hit Number 12 on Billboard Hot 100. The LP tipped to frontman Tom Keifer’s penchant for blues rock, which continued to taste their remaining two albums, 1990’s Heartbreak Station and 1994’s Still Climbing. In between, Keifer misplaced his voice as a result of vocal twine points. Cinderella went on hiatus in 1995.
A yr later, they returned for a tour and a best hits compilation. They continued to tour within the early 2000s and in 2006, they marked their twentieth anniversary of their debut album, alongside Poison. Keifer’s vocal twine points derailed one other deliberate tour in 2008, however they resumed hitting the highway just a few years later, which included a twenty fifth anniversary tour in 2011, and a rock cruise in 2013. In 2017, after years of inaction, Keifer introduced that Cinderella wouldn’t reunite.
LaBar additionally labored on aspect tasks, together with one with Cinderella bandmate Eric Brittingham referred to as Naked Beggars, although he parted methods with the group in 2007. LaBar launched his debut solo album, One for the Road, in 2014. He performed all the devices besides the drums on the LP.
“Heavy hearts cannot begin to describe the feeling of losing our brother Jeff. The bond between us over decades of creating music and touring the world is something that we as a band uniquely shared,” Cinderella bandmates Keifer, Brittingham and Fred Coury stated in an announcement. “Those memories with Jeff will be forever alive in our hearts. It’s unimaginable that one of our band brothers has left us. We’re sending his wife Debinique, his son Sebastian, family, and friends our deepest condolences.
“Jeff’s memory and music will be with us forever. We all… band, family and management appreciate the overwhelming outpouring of love. Rest In Peace Jeff.”