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In Which Tom Keifer Releases New Music

Holy Glam! Out of the blue, Tom Keifer just released new music! Tom released two songs, "Solid Ground" and "The Flower Song" via his website and also his new Facebook page.

There weren't any YouTube clips of the song yet, so you'll have to go to Tom's website to listen. basically both songs sound like Heartbreak Station-era Cinderella. There's also a bit of a country twang as well (just a little, not too much).

It's interesting that Tom decided to release a couple solo songs instead of working on something with Cinderella, but I'm just happy for the new music. Maybe a solo album will actually see the light of day. It's been promised to us for years now. A couple months ago, Tom officially announced his solo record would be released (but I remain skeptical). Here's that press release from back in August:

August 20, 2012 -- Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tom Keifer is finally releasing his long-awaited and highly anticipated solo album in the Spring of 2013 after entering into a partnership with Merovee Records (a joint venture with Worldwide Pants, Inc.). The as-yet-untitled collection of 14 new songs ranges from intimate, organic, acoustic tracks to driving hard rock. It embraces the blues, rock and country roots that have always been present in his unique sound that has generated the sale of over 15 million records worldwide.

The upcoming release is a raw, introspective look at the roller coaster ride that has been Keifer's life for the past 15 years. From being told that he would never sing again as a result of a partially paralyzed left vocal cord, to the emotional and personal battles that followed, his solo debut is a story of perseverance, a testament to the power of passion and will, when combined with a true love of music.

Cinderella will play the Monsters of Rock Cruise March 2013.

Reader Comments (31)

I love what I hear, but I hate teaser clips! Release the whole song or just let us wait!
October 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJT
About time but I sure wish he'd put out a new Cinderella album. Apparently he's got stuff in the can he's been holding onto for years. C'mon, Tom! We wanna hear it!
October 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I love the new songs and it's London overdue! I personally love Still Climbing their last release, would love to hear some songs from that album on The cruise. I might have to give Tom a call from my Obaaaaammmma Phooooone and ask him to sing Talk is cheap!
October 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCyberPunk
Long overdue!
October 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCyberPunk
Guy is an incredible songwriter.Just wish he'd do a little more of it!!
October 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
I like what I hear so far! It's about freakin' time. Does anyone know who's playing with him?

Completely agree about Still Climbing. Good album, poor timing.
October 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohnny Mac
I like the 2 new songs very much, Still Climbing is a kick ass album. I would love to hear anything off that album Live but it probably won't happen. Hey Cyberpunk, I love the Obama Phone video on you tube also. I've watched it everyday since it came out. Whenever I'm feeling blue, this video makes me laugh! Whenl Obama loses we can forget all about him but the Obama phone can stick around forever! Whoever hasn't seen it, your in for a treat!
October 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevon
Obama will protect your rights, guys and Tom Kiefer is a Democrat.
October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metal boy, maybe Keifer can write a song Called Obama Phone! Did you see this hilarious YouTube video?
October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevon
Metalboy, Iam a Democrat And voted for president Obama 4 years ago, but Iam not voting for President Obama in November. I really believed and had HOPE that this man would succeed. I have not seen a growth in our economy, unemployment is at an all time high, the defecit has grown tremendously and I really feel he has weakened our Military. Other countries do not fear the U S. I never thought that was necessary but sadly in this climate it is! Keifer might be a democrat like myself but he is probably voting with his brain instead of his heart and That vote is for Romney! I read an interview that Tommy Lee who was a huge Obama supporter is singing a diffrent tune these days. Maybe it's because everyone is broke and can't afford to go to his shows!
October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCyberpunk
You guys are drinkin' the Kool-Aid. Never fear, we will protect you from yourselves. Rock On, Brothers and get ready to Rock even harder when you are thankful Obama got back in. A Woman's right to choose protected. A moderate and fair Supreme Court all but guaranteed. Social Security and Medicare protected. The Affordable Health Care Act taking full effect, ensuring 30,000,000 children have health insurance. People with preconditions guaranteed healthcare. More Education. A less Wasteful Military. The End of The War in Afganistan. A mandate for a more progressive Congress free to implement The Jobs Act and most importantly, your bosses finally paying their fair share.
October 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I rarely do this (and I have been tempted), but . . .

Woke up this morning on the wrong side of bed
I got this feeling like a train's running through my head
Turned on my radio to the same old song
Some big mouth talking trying to tell us where the world went wrong

But all this talk of peace and love
It's only for the news
Cause everytime you trust someone
You end up getting screwed

The more things change
The more they stay the same
Everyone's your brother till you turn the other way
The more things change
The more they stay the same
All we need's a miracle to take us all away from the pain

Came to this morning I was feeling mighty used
Picked up the telephone but all I got's a major attitude
Turned on the tv to the same old news
Everybody thinks they got the answer to the same old blues

. . . Rock on Tom.
October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHim
@him NICE!
October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevin
@ Metal boy please pass me some of whatever you are smoking! I Want to visit never never land also!
October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevin
You will when Obama legalizes it in his second term.

Not something Wrongney and the squares you're going to stupidly vote for would ever do.
October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world

You may say
I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will live as one
October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
God song, granted, Metalboy! And I am going to stay out of (not above, that is for sure) the fray on all this political back-and-forth.

But I will say this: while presidents have lots of power, they have very little sway given the checks imposed on them by our system. They can nudge trends, even start them, but they rarely carry them through without the backing of social groups and/or bipartisan support of some sort (consider Reagan and Clinton). And it is usually the case that the former (social groups) inform the decisions of the latter (politicians) given that government is largely reactive to, and conditioned by, popular opinion.

That our confirmation biases often obscure those facts is also a given. And the micro-bursts of detritus that emanate from our media centers rarely do anything to champion the generally positive nature of such checks, political and social. Why? It doesn't sell or fit into narratives designed to sell false dichotomies.

I am prepared to be challenged on this, but: very little will change after the elections. The realities of leadership are such that both Right and Left will have to once again yield to compromises small and large. If they don't, they resist at their (and our) peril.

Now back to another spin of the turntable. I am done and probably already wrote more than anyone cared to read. Perhaps both/all sides can agree on that point.

Oh, one last thing: Lennon was capable of imagining a perfect world. Many of us are (even if what we construct differs from one person to the next). But creating that sort of place has, so far as I know, never happened. That is, in fact, the etymological basis for _utopia_.
October 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHim
Very well said, HIM -- easily one of your Top 5 Commentaries but if the idiots of this world, myself included, cannot embrace at least an understanding or better, an appreciation of what Lennon was saying, we're lost -- which we are.

Look, I get it about Presidents as figureheads. But you've got to remember, this election is about getting a more moderate Supreme Court -- this is critical to the protection of Women's Rights and reversing a lot of the f*cked up sh*t foisted on us by the whole Neo-Con Corporate Republican/Military Industrial Fear Mongering that keeps wasting our tax dollars.

Yes, the Democrats are in on it, too, but to a lesser degree and want to spend it more here at home. I'd much rather throw money at the 99% than keep wasting it on the NeoCon's War Machine. Pave the frickin' streets of the U.S. in Gold. That's my style of Patriotism. If we have to have a President, I'd rather hear Obama's B.S. than Squaresville Wrongney's, who's going to owe every right wing nut job a favor if he gets in, especially this kook, Ryan and will continue to screw The Great Unwashed AND The Middle Class at every turn, if by some bizarre circumstance, he actually gets in. Send these clowns packing now!

So Obama will eak it out, which is saying something considering a lot of those voting against him are doing it purely based on Racism and that the Republicans have only let him do so much. His re-election will be a mandate for the continued change he has promised and will continue to deliver, despite the perception of the contrary.
October 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And Led Zeppelin will receive their Kennedy Honours Statues from Obama, someone who was actually listening to Zeppelin records at parties when he was in high school, as opposed to Wrongney, who probably was listening to Pat Boone in high school and has never even heard of Led Zeppelin. But he may have heard them when he was yelling to one of his silver spooned sons to "Turn that crap down!" though something tells me those dudes were more into Counting Crows and dull crap like that. Let's keep the Square Nut Jobs out, shall we? It really is as simple as that.
October 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
The issue of the Supreme Court (like the Electoral College) is ripe for discussion by all who care about politics. It is one of the few areas where there is some direct impact. A great point Metalboy!

. . . and I will leave it at that.
October 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHim

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