Cinderella Members, Famous Metal and Hard Rock Musicians React to the Death of Jeff LaBar
Depending on your time zone, you either went to be with or woke up to the sad news that Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar has died at the age 58. No cause of death has been publicly revealed.
The surviving members of Cinderella — Tom Kiefer (vocals/guitar), Eric Brittingham (bass), and Fred Coury (drums) — have now issued the following statement regarding LaBar’s passing:
“Heavy hearts cannot begin to describe the feeling of losing our brother Jeff. The bond between us over decades of creating music and touring the world is something that we as a band uniquely shared. Those memories with Jeff will be forever alive in our hearts. It’s unimaginable that one of our band brothers has left us. We’re sending his wife Debinique, his son Sebastian, family, and friends our deepest condolences.
“Jeff’s memory and music will be with us forever. We all… band, family and management appreciate the overwhelming outpouring of love. Rest In Peace Jeff.”
Additionally, prominent metal and hard rock musicians — including members of x, y, and z — have been posting tributes to LaBar across the web. You can read some of those below. We will continue to update this post as more tributes roll in.
You can share your own memories of LaBar in the comments section. Please remain respectful.
Tracii Guns, L.A. Guns
Michael Sweet, Stryper
Todd La Torre, Queensrÿche
Mark Slaughter, Slaughter
Jack Russell’s Great White
Tony Harnell, ex-TNT, ex-Skid Row, etc.
Jeff Scott Soto, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Journey, etc.
John Corabi, The Dead Daisies, ex-Mötley Crüe, etc.
Bill Leverty, FireHouse
Todd Kearns, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
[via Bring Back Glam!]