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Will Cinderella be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


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I am so sorry this bunch ever found the hairspray aisle at Duane Reade. Their music was bluesy and kick ass. It is too bad this band along with Tesla took that ride because they both could flat out rock. They will never make it, but I have no problem defending their music and abilities.

Posted by Frankie on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 09:42am

It is Oscar Night; who cares!

I agree with you Frankie, except that Tesla never found the hairspray aisle. They were just a bunch of long hairs playing good rock and roll. I do agree with your opinion of Cinderella - those boys could play, especially Keifer. He is very much an underrated musician. Obviously they will never be inducted, but they were a good band.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 02.24.08 @ 18:52pm

if tom's voice gets better, they should do a new album. that might spark a revival for them. i saw them in concert back in 2001, & it was fantastic. tom was top notch with his vocals, & all were playing multiple instruments. i'd love to see them get a newfound respect from the rock community.

Posted by thomas johnson on Thursday, 08.7.08 @ 03:57am

This was an excellent band and should have had a great career. Too bad they found the Aquanet Pink in Walmarts. They got lumped into the same category as Poison, Winger, Warrant and the rest of the crew.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 08.7.08 @ 07:00am

Cindy get's slammed a lot, but they do veer a little too close to the glam element visually to be comfortable removing them from that category. Keifer was fine on vocals and the band did have a rougher sound compared to the Warrant's & Winger's, but I personally think it's a case of wrong place, wrong time.

"Night Songs" is a fine record, but look at the timing (1986). Jovi hits w/ "Slippery", Poison does "Look w/ the Cat Dragged In". One takes the bar band style, the other is ultra glam. GNR hits a year later w/ "Appetite", takes the bluesier end away, and where does that leave Cindy?

Too glam for the Guns crowd, too bluesy for Poison... closer to Bon Jovi, but w/out the inherited Springsteen working man angle....

Posted by Cheesecrop on Thursday, 08.7.08 @ 16:06pm

I don't have any group in mind that stands out in that era, but a song from then that really struck a nerve with me was "Rock Me" by Great White. Good vocals, nice guitar work (which in my book of Rock is a MUST), a long song that didn't get boring, which is tough to do. "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" sounded like a lot of other stuff from that period and outside of that, I'm not too familiar with Great White.

There was a lot of good music from that era, and it spawned some pretty good guitar players.

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 08.7.08 @ 18:45pm

The one band that managed to keep themselves was Tesla.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 08.7.08 @ 19:34pm

Best 80's band, together with Europe, Twisted Siter and White Lion!!

Posted by CINDERELLA on Wednesday, 12.10.08 @ 23:07pm

There isn't one doubt in my mind that Cinderella's Tom Keifer is among the finest songwriters of that last 30 years. It's just too bad that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a history of not inducting worthy musical artists, such as Badfinger and, when Cinderella becomes eligible for induction in 2011, they'll follow the same path as Badfinger by not being inducted...all courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Imagine if it was called the Rock and Roll Hall of Talent--then it'd be a complete lie! As long as "Fame" is in the title, they don't need to induct the truly talented artists like Badfinger and Cinderella!

Posted by Tim on Monday, 03.23.09 @ 00:34am

Tim - I have to agree with you as far as the ability and talent of Keifer. But he allowed his band to get stuck in the hairspray aisle and that will forever diminish how people view them. And it is too bad, musically, they were an excellent Rock and Roll Band.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 03.23.09 @ 05:23am

I'm with you lot. I listened to Long Cold Winter yesterday; excellent album. Clearly they listened to some old bluesmen in the studio, and Kiefer and La Bar could definitely play. It would be cool if they did get in, but they won't, and they're not really Hall worthy anyhow.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 04.24.10 @ 14:36pm

Yes They deserve to be in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. i dont care what ppl say about them. they were a Great band.So Come on and induct these guys!

Posted by James on Monday, 07.19.10 @ 16:53pm

I will vote for ALL the big hair bands of the unforgetable era.....

Posted by Eyecandy on Monday, 11.29.10 @ 03:14am

"I will vote for ALL the big hair bands of the 80s"

You lack real knowledge of the proceedings, I see.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 12.2.10 @ 16:28pm

I think they do deserve to be in. Doesn't matter if they were Glam to begin with. They were instrumental in bringing out the rock scene in Philly to the attention of the rest of the US. Their music was original, bluesy, gritty and sung with that one of a kind voice we hadn't really heard since Led Zepplin..
For their contributions of bringing blues influenced rock up a notch, yes, they deserve to inducted!!

Posted by Deb on Wednesday, 09.28.11 @ 03:29am

I was a huge 80s fan, Motley, Ratt, Great White among others. What kills the 80s is the excess, big hair and spandex. Cinderella was a solid band. Somebody Save Me is a great rocker. Other than Motley and Bon Jovi, I dont see any of these bands getting in. Certainly a decade loaded with talent.

Posted by Eddie Dobzanski on Friday, 12.9.11 @ 19:28pm

Greatest rock voice of all time...period.

Posted by Gabe on Wednesday, 05.23.12 @ 21:58pm

they should be inducted soon come on the hall of fame induct people who arent even rock n roll related come on skrillex. skrillex aint rock n roll friends Cinderella should be in there just like L.A. Guns who become eligible next year. Cinderella should be inducted for songs like night songs,gypsy road, nobodys fool... and many others

Posted by wahoo on Sunday, 06.24.12 @ 17:53pm

BTW - I just heard a single from Tom Keifer's new solo album. It is very, Very good. It sounds a little like Cindy's old style, but w/a heavy dose of the Black Crowes (can't go wrong there).

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 04.26.13 @ 06:30am

NO to Cinderella's induction. Similar to many bands. Had a great opening CD with Night Songs. Somebody Save Me & Nobody's Fool. They were great hits. With the success,they went back to their bluesy roots with Long Cold Winter.Got pushed back to summer.Like the song Coming Home & Don't Know What You Got.

Soon,Nirvana & Pearl Jam arrived & Cinderella's popularity as well as many bands of the metal variety got pushed into the back closet.

These guys were outstanding musicians. Can't say they were very innovative since many groups did metal/blues before them. KING

Posted by KING on Friday, 02.21.14 @ 19:56pm

Cinderella should definitely be in the hall of fame. Their bluesy rock sound and Tom Keifer's vocals made them one of the greatest 80's rock bands. Tom Keifer is such a talented musician and songwriter - his solo album is brilliant and you can hear strains of Cinderella in his songs. Songs like Nobody's Fool, Gypsy Road, Shelter Me, Don't Know What You've Got and Heartbreak Station amongst others all deserve to recognised. This multi talented band deserve their slot!

Posted by Nikki on Tuesday, 09.16.14 @ 18:20pm

Just another hair metal band. I enjoy their music, but I can't see them getting into the Hall any time soon.

Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 09.16.14 @ 19:59pm

By far, the most bluesey rock band of that era and only went glam because that was the thing to do back then. Tom Keifer has one of the greatest voices in Rock n Roll next to Mick Jagger. Parylized vocal chord shut them/him down for over 20 years. Now he's back with a kick ass solo album. 7 top 30's and millions of records sold. HALL OF FAMERS!

Posted by Joey on Tuesday, 07.28.15 @ 20:44pm

Should have at least one essential song.

Posted by Brian on Tuesday, 10.18.16 @ 23:38pm

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