57 years old (Born on January 26, 1961)
American, Musician; He is famous from Cinderella.Led Zeppelin`s John Paul Jones was involved in the making of Cinderella`s Heartbreak Station album . He did the string arrangements for Heartbreak Station and Winds of Change. On November 17, 1989, Tom made an appearance at his old high school, in Springfield, PA, as a guest speaker to speak out against drug and alcohol abuse. Tom`s first new car was a 1983 Subaru GL. He got it in 83. This is the same car that was used by him and Eric to deliver film for a local film processing company. In four years Tom put on over 104,000 miles on it! This is also where some Cindersongs were born! On the Long Cold Winter tour, Cinderella had 254 shows. Jeff went to Upper Darby High School, along with Lori, Eric`s ex-wife, and Emily, Tom`s ex-wife.
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Fun Facts About Tom Keifer
Emily Pember, Tom`s former wife, designed the Cinderella logo.
Gene Simmons of KISS had tried to work out a deal with Cinderella and his record company. It fell through, although they did learn from him.
Cinderella`s cover of Move Over was featured on the Make A Difference Foundation s benefit album. Tom also sang it at Farm Aid.
Tom was fifteen years old when he started growing his hair out.
Tom`s first car was a Plymouth Duster. It was used, but it had a sunroof!He got it when he was 18.
Tom once "hurt" his double neck at a show on the Hearbreak Station tour. He says that so many things went wrong that night, starting with the monitors being bad, the generator was bad, lights and sound were going on and off. The guitars were out of tune all night and the presets in the keyboards were changing in the middle of the songs, both an effect of the power. The sustain pedal on his piano didn`t work, and that was the last straw. He got up on the stage riser and threw his double neck on the main stage.
Tom was not at his high school graduation because his band "Shove" was performing at a club that night. His parents went and recieved his diploma for him.
Tom Keifer`s real name is Carl Thomas Keifer
Tom studied guitar, piano, and voice. The rest of what he knows he either taught himself or learned from other musicians.
Tom was in several bands before Cinderella, including Fascination, Shove, Telepath, and Diamond. They were mostly glam cover bands (I don` remember.)
He started playing when he was 8 but got his first Les Paul guitar when he graduated high school as a bribe from his mother to stay in school.
Tom and Eric worked with a band called Bad Romance. Tom sang on one song - a cover of `Love Hurts`- and both he and Eric co-wrote `Love Is Blind` with the singer, Joanna Dean, and the guitarist, Steve Eriks. This song had the same riffs and stuff Cinderella`s `Hot N Bothered`.
Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were featured in the Somebody Save Me video.
The picture for the cover of the Night Songs album was shot at Headhouse Square in Downtown Philadelphia.
Jon Bon Jovi saw Cinderella at the Empire rock club. He liked what he saw/heard, and so he went to his label. Schulman, the A & R guy at PolyGram had mixed feelings. They were signed, but to a six-month development option contract.
Tom`s sister Georgene plays piano as a hobby. His sister Liz used to play guitar, and his other sister Adie used to play the cello.
Tom uses to work for a photo delivery service with bandmate Eric Brittingham. (Metal Edge magazines may 1987.)
Tom and Eric were in a band together before Cinderella called Saints in Hell. There was another person in this band that didn`t quite last long enough to be in Cinderella. He was, however, later in a band that sounded alot like our boys. He was also married to one of Tom`s sisters. This man was Michael Kelly Smith.