Jeff LaBar

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Jeff LaBar
Jeff LaBar - Cinderella - 1.jpg
Jeff LaBar at Festivalna Hall, Sofia, June 15, 2011.
Background information
Birth nameJeffrey Philip LaBar
Born (1963-03-18) March 18, 1963 (age 56)
OriginDarby, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician
Instruments
Years active1985–present
Associated acts
Websitejefflabar.com
cinderella.net

Jeffrey Philip LaBar (born March 18, 1963, in Darby, Pennsylvania) is an American guitarist most famous for playing in the glam rock band Cinderella,[1] in which he replaced original guitarist Michael Smerick, also known as Michael Kelly Smith.[2]

During Cinderella's temporary break-up in the mid-1990s, LaBar supported himself by running a pizza shop with his brother and by doing assorted construction jobs.

LaBar was also in a side band with Cinderella bandmate Eric Brittingham called Naked Beggars. In April 2007 LaBar and his wife parted ways with Naked Beggars.[3] They hosted an internet radio show "Late Night with the LaBar's" on www.realityradio.biz.[4]

In 2012, LaBar and Cinderella completed their 20th anniversary tour with fellow rock veterans Poison, who were also celebrating 20 years in the business.[5]

LaBar's debut solo record "One For The Road" was released August 2014.[6] Jeff will be touring his solo record with his son Sebastian and Jasmine Cain.

  • 1985 to 2017 - Cinderella
  • 2004 to 2007 - Naked Beggars
  • 2008 to 2009 - Freakshow
  • 2013 to 2014 - Cheap Thrill
  • 2014 to present - Jeff LaBar Solo

Personal life[edit]

In an interview from 2016, LaBar admitted to having a substance abuse problems with alcohol for years, and blamed the substance abuse for Cinderella's inactivity.[7]

LaBar has a son named Sebastian from a previous marriage. Sebastian is the lead guitarist in a band called Mach22 and Tantric. [8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blush, Steven (2006). American Hair Metal. Los Angeles, CA: Feral House. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-932595-18-5. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  2. ^ Taylor, Carlson T. (June 2014). HAIRcyclopedia Vol. 1 - The Legends. p. 43. ISBN 978-1-312-28618-4. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Naked Beggars Singer Comments on Jeff Labar's Departure". www.blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  4. ^ Engelhart, Kris. "Jef LaBar (Cinderella) Interview". www.backstageaxxess.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  5. ^ Johnson, Laura. "Cinderella back from the ashes of the '80s". www.sandiegouniontribune.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  6. ^ Wood, James. "'One For The Road': Cinderella Guitarist Jeff LaBar Delivers First Solo Album". www.guitarworld.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  7. ^ "JEFF LABAR Says His 'Drinking Problem' Is To Blame For CINDERELLA's Inactivity". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  8. ^ Amorosi, A.D. "The speed of soul: Mach 22 moving up the musical ranks with a great collision of rock, metal and soul". www.philadelphiaweekly.com. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  9. ^ http://www.mach22music.com/#bio

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