“Jeff’s memory and music will be with us forever.”
Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar has passed away. He as 58 years old. The band, their families and management request privacy at this time.
“Heavy hearts cannot begin to describe the feeling of losing our brother Jeff,” Cinderella said in a statement. “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”
LaBar released his debut solo album One For The Road in 2014.
Jeff’s son, Sebastian LaBar, found success as the guitarist for Mach22. The band found success with hit singles “Go Ahead” and “Don’t You Give Me.” They played shows with the likes of Godsmack, Halestorm, Black Label Society, Steel Panther, Slash, Staind, and more. More recently, the band opened for Guns N’ Roses on their Not In This Lifetime Tour stop in Philadelphia.
Sebastian is currently the guitarist for Tantric.
Cinderella formed in Philadelphia in 1982. The band shot to superstardom with the release of their debut album Night Songs on 1986. The record peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and went on to sell over 3 million copies.
In 1994, Cinderella released their fourth and final album Still Climbing.
Cinderella toured with Poison in 2006 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their multi-platinum debut album. The band toured intermittently between 2007 and 2012. The performed at festivals like Download (UK), Sweden Rock Festival, and Rocklahoma (US). In 2011, the band hit the road for a 25th anniversary tour.
Cinderella’s last live appearance came in 2013 on the Monsters of Rock Cruise.