RockNLive recently conducted an interview with CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On how writing solo material is different from composing music for CINDERELLA:
“It’s creating music. I write from the same place, whether it was with CINDERELLA or with this [Keifer‘s debut solo debut, 2013’s ‘The Way Life Goes’]. I try to write from real-life experiences and emotions and things I’ve gone through or observed other people going through. And that’s really the start of all of it. The songs are the foundation of everything. So I work very much in the same way in terms of the writing. And then, you get into the studio and the process is the same; you’re trying to get out of the studio monitors what you heard in your head when you first got that song inspiration. So, yeah, it’s very much the same.”
On his plans for the coming months:
“This tour’s gonna continue through next year. We are taking a break the middle of November. When we get back to the States, we have a couple of weeks of dates, and then we’re gonna take a break through the winter and start back up next spring and tour behind this record and with this band next year. And in the meantime, I’ve been starting to write. The plan is to do a follow-up record to ‘The Way Life Goes’.”
Keifer‘s wife, Nashville singer-songwriter Savannah Snow, had an emergency appendectomy on September 20 after suffering abdominal pains prior to Tom‘s concert in Houston. Tom told Eddie Trunk during a September 21 appearance on Trunk‘s SiriusXM satellite radio show, “Eddie Trunk Live”: “It’s crazy, man. We had a really, really bad scare. We were down touring through Texas and Oklahoma, and she started to feel very sick and have a lot of pain on [September 19]. By the time we got on the bus [after the Houston show that night], she looked so bad, I said, ‘We’re going straight to the emergency room when we get back to Nashville.’ And sure enough, she had appendicitis. It had ruptured, and she went under emergency appendectomy. So really, really scary. She’s doing better now, though. The surgery went well.”
Savannah wrote and co-produced some of “The Way Life Goes”, which sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 78 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on in April 2013 via Merovee Records (through Warner Music Group‘s Independent Label Group).