CINDERELLA MEMBERS ERIC BRITTINGHAM AND JEFF LABAR FORM CHEAP THRILL

cheapthrillband Cinderella bassist Eric Brittingham and guitarist Jeff LaBar along with vocalist/guitarist Brandon Gibbs (formerly of The Gibbs Brothers) and drummer Troy Patrick Farrell (White Lion, Gilby Clarke) in a new band called Cheap Thrill.

Cheap Thrill brings you a sound flavored with Cinderella tunes such as Nobody’s Fool, Heartbreak Station and Hello Or Goodbye from LaBar’s soon-to-be-released CD, along with the newest song from Brandon’s solo record, This Town, which is currently featured on ESPN 2 for the NHRA season. This show is littered with popular covers and stadium rock songs.

When Cinderella isn’t touring, Gibbs and Brittingham have always found themselves working together off and on over the last five years. With the recent addition of LaBar, the Nashville-based group CHEAP THRILL made its debut on the Monsters Of Rock cruise in March 2013, with two more rock and roll cruises immediately following.

Brittingham and LaBar are pumped about Cheap Thrill and the opportunity to work together again and alongside Gibbs.

“Being able to transition from a three-piece acoustic show to a full band keeps the project fun and versatile,” says Brittingham. “It’s all about the music,” adds Gibbs. “We have finetuned a product that will appeal to audiences of all ages.”

Comments

  1. Honestly, why not just put Cinderella in the grave once and for all?

  2. I agree…….either kick Cinderella back into full gear and release some new material rather than re-releasing and rehashing the hits and every other live performance…or put it to rest.

  3. …and you will never hear of them again after this article.

  4. Cinderella was the best hard rock band to emerge from the 2nd wave of American mainstream hard rock/metal bands in 80′s. Their image aside, the music transcended the genre they were labeled in. This is a band that could be firing on all cylinders today if they wanted to. All members are living, in the music business, and seem to get along well. My understanding was they were gun shy recording new music after getting burned by their former record labels. They should’ve gotten past that and capitalized on the resurgence of classic hard rock and metal we’ve been fortunate to experience in the past several years. I wish these guys well, but I really don’t see it being much since Tom Keifer was 90% of the band from a creative perspective. Tom’s new solo album is ok, but lacks that extra something the other guys brought to the band chemistry. I would much rather see Cinderella or any full band than all of these pet solo projects and quasi supergroup situations made up of bits and pieces of what were once great bands that inevitably end up being watered down substitutions of the real thing.

  5. Nevermind the music, lets get down to important business – Eric Brittingham had that best Pop Metal Hair of the entire 80′s. Do you remember the Night Song’s album cover? Dude must’ve taken 2 hours and 8 cans of spray to get that look. I’ll always admire him just for that alone.

  6. LOL! You’re right, Eric had the gold standard of hair in the 80′s. By the looks of things, it might be making a return. In the photo, I noticed he went from the short black hair he’s had over the past several years to the blond and growing his hair long again. His hair reputation has far and beyond surpassed any of his individual achievements since the glory days as sad as that is, so he should just go with it and play up the “guy with the best 80′s glam metal hair” rep. After all it is a business and marketing helps it sell. Steel Panther does good business and they’re a contrived so called 80′s “hair metal” band. It’s time for the master to return and show the posers how it’s done.

    • We can only hope Nic that Eric returns to proper form and as you suggest, resort back to the glory days of great Cinderella music and even greater Hair!

  7. scott gul says:

    jeffs playing on Freakshow S/T album was awesome…..very old school Cinderella, looking forward to this…and Tom Keifers new solo album is freakin awesome…it’s not Cinderella and it’s not supossed to be!!

  8. eighties says:

    eddie trunk’s radio show is sooooo…boring and hard to listen to with all the new music he plays..
    now i understand that new music is important, for one we hopefully one day may get a classic guns n roses’ record,, but until then the radio listeners have to endure terrible new music.. the fans, know it’s how they make their living,,but eddie you are dumbing us that with that crap..with exception of new sabbath, and new ac/dc..everything else you play is not good at all…i bet the pay is good but the radio fans pay a heavy price..we get DUMBER ON EACH OF YOUR RADIO SHOWS….thankyou

  9. talktopete says:

    There sure a lot of angry, opinionated losers in this comment section. If the members of Cinderella choose to do what they do because they’re friends, then that is their business. No one here has a right to tell them to quit. If you don’t like what Cinderella is doing…then don’t participate. Most of you commentors are overweight, bald males in mediocre jobs with ugly wives…does that give me the right to tell you to quit life??

  10. cricket says:

    I love Cinderella, they are a very talented band. also tom keifer’s solo album is awesome!!!!

  11. Well said Don. Eighties dude doesn’t have a clue what he is talking about

  12. cricket says:

    love Cinderella, and tom kiefer is awesome!!!!

  13. If I were Tom I’d hold off Cinderella til a major label and no more clubs or 3-4 on a bill crap. A lot of wigs and extensions ruled that era.

  14. saner person says:

    Just wanted to say, the negative commenters here should go see these guys live, I will take a mish mash of several bands any day if the original members can’t stay together forever….I’m over it, and I am grateful to these guys for keeping the music coming! They are awesome together, apart, or shuffled! Just saw them last weekend, friggin great!

  15. I took the pic at the top of the page. FYI that’s Cheney Brannon from Collective Soul. After shooting many shows with them along with their promotional photos and bts stuff, I can assure you that the boys are back!! Don’t worry about Tom, he’s here in Nashville too and things are just fine. Never say never, but in the meantime, check out “cheap thrill” its a great show and it will only take one song to make you aware these guys are better than ever!

  16. Wow! So many vitriolic comments! I never have understood people’s needs to speak negatively of others. (Yeah yeah, freedom of speech…) I saw Cheap Thrill twice, this past weekend and loved the show! I loved hearing the Cinderella songs along with other covers and I loved the new stuff. Plus, all of the guys were great on stage and very entertaining! Not to mention, they were gracious and friendly to chat with, before and after the shows.

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