Cinderella’s Tom Keifer
Best known as the singer-songwriter/ front man of the Philadelphia based blues- rock band Cinderella, Tom Keifer, is enjoying continued success and touring in support of his solo debut, The Way Life Goes. Though he possesses all the fire and brimstone of Rock’s greatest front men, you would be hard pressed to find the versatility and dimension that Keifer brings to a stage. Whether delivering heart wrenching ballads, such as Don’t Know What You Got ‘til It’s Gone, channeling the soul of the bluesmen of the past with his slide guitar and lap steel, or blowing sax on rockers like “Shelter Me”, Keifer is clearly one of the most unique singers and accomplished musicians in Rock and Roll.
1990 Slaughter hit radio, MTV and the U.S. touring circuit like a tornado- coming seemingly out of nowhere to roll through everything in its path and turn it upside down. Touring the world with bands that they loved, Kiss, Ozzy, and others meant the good times were just a song away , and their first hit single, “Up All Night” certainly fit into that mold, their second chart-topper, “Fly To The Angels” was more representative of the spirituality and awareness that goes into most of the band’s music and lyrics. But never were Slaughter more accurately represented that live onstage in front of their legions of devoted fans over the last ten years.
Vixen quickly built their reputation playing the infamous Sunset Strip and signed a major label deal with EMI. Vixen’s first hit single, “Edge of a Broken Heart” penned by Richard Marx and Fee Waybill (The Tubes) blasted onto the Billboard charts fueled by heavy video rotation on MTV. Their self-titled freshmen LP garnered two more knee droppers with “Cryin'” and “Love made Me” both charting on the Billboard hot 100 top 40. It was the group’s live performances opening for the Scorpions, Ozzy and Bon Jovi that established Vixen as a premiere rock act to be taken seriously.
From Celebrity Rehab to the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame, Adler marks a new beginning for legendary drummer Steven Adler (Guns N Roses). The collective foursome known as Adler is comprised of Steven Adler, frontman Jacob Bunton (Lynam, Mars Electric), guitarist Lonny Paul (Adler’s Appetite), and Johnny Martin (Chelsea Smiles). Adler came together after a chance meeting with Bunton and Paul at The Key Club in Hollywood, CA. “I was in town for a friends memorial” states Bunton. “I was at a club on the strip with my friend Jay Ruston. He told me he wanted me to meet with a couple of the Adler’s Appetite guys to discuss a new project. He introduced me to Lonny and we hit it off immediately. The next day Lonny and Steven came to my hotel room and we sat around and talked music for hours. We got together and jammed a couple of days later and the chemistry was amazing!”
30 years after the billboard charting debut album release, which brought us their first hit The Runaround, Tsunami reunites as a tribute to original lead guitarist Chis Miyazaki.
Haunted by Heroes
Teen bands are not always cute, cuddly, choreographed marionettes bouncing to the sterilized gleam of pubescent pop. Sometimes, you find teenage groups that rock like hurricanes and remind you how thrilling it is to be baptized in screaming guitars, insistent grooves, and impassioned vocals. That’s what Northern California’s Haunted By Heroes is all about. Loud. Proud. Talented. And young. They appeared on America’s Got Talent performing “We’re Not Gonna Take It” with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. As gigging pros, the tireless Haunted By Heroes crew has logged hundreds of shows, and has graced the stages of San Francisco’s historic Candlestick Park, Club Nokia, The Roxy, The Whiskey a Go-Go, Slim’s, the Fillmore, and other venues.