JEFF LABAR Explains Why CINDERELLA Hasn't Released New Studio Album In 20 Years

JEFF LABAR Explains Why CINDERELLA Hasn't Released New Studio Album In 20 Years

In a recent interview with BigMusicGeek.com, CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar was asked if he thinks there will ever be an all-new studio album from the band.

"The last time we had a label behind us was back in 2000 and those are the demos that turned into Tom's [Keifer, guitar/vocals] solo record," he responded.

"I don't know. Record labels these days... I don't think anybody is signing.

"We could make a record ourselves and present it to a label, but it's probably not going to happen. We could do all kinds of records on our own.

"I would love to record as a band... as CINDERELLA again. I would imagine that some record labels would dig it and come try to sign us, but I just don't know. That's a very tough question. I don't know how that would work."

Regarding whether fans can expect to see CINDERELLA touring on a more frequent basis as the nostalgia for the '80s continues unabated. LaBar said: "The problem is when we tour, we are essentially a nostalgia act.

"In reality, it's the older people that love the old records that come out.

"I've seen REO SPEEDWAGON, JOURNEY and all of them in concert and it's always the older people that come out and want to hear the old hits. Unfortunately, we are kind of in the same boat, but at the same time, there are several bands from our genre, like POISON, RATT, WARRANT and WINGER, that still put out records. But how many people actually buy them? That's the problem. Who's actually going to buy them? That's the rub.

"We would absolutely love to put out a new record and get lumped in with all of the other '80s bands out there that still record and put out records that nobody really buys.

"I know it's terrible, but it's true, ain't it?"

Labar released his debut solo album, "One For The Road", on August 26, 2014 through Rat Pak Records. The CD was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with longtime friend and noted engineer Ronnie Honeycutt, and was mixed and mastered by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (KXM, LYNCH MOB, LITA FORD).

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).