Richie Sambora to Tom Keifer: “When I walked in that club in Philly, I knew u were a star” – 2023 – Bon Jovi – Cinderella
Hey my brother! How ya doin? When I walked in that club in Philly, I knew u were a star and still are. And a great friend and human being! We’re still killin’ it! Big love man!
In a 2014 interview, Tom Keifer stated that Kiss bass guitarist Gene Simmons first took interest in the band and tried to get them a deal with PolyGram, but they were not interested. After seeing Cinderella perform at the Empire Rock Club in Philadelphia, Jon Bon Jovi talked to his A&R man, Derek Shulman about seeing the group. Shulman was not convinced at first either and wanted to sign the band to a six-month development deal. But after extensive negotiations, he finally signed the band.