Jeffrey Philip LaBar (March 18, 1963 – July 14, 2021) was an American guitarist most famous for playing in the glam metal band Cinderella, in which he replaced original guitarist Michael Schermick.
|Birth name||Jeffrey Philip LaBar|
|Born||March 18, 1963|
|Origin||Darby, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Died||July 14, 2021 (aged 58)|
During Cinderella's temporary break-up in the mid-1990s, LaBar supported himself by running a pizza shop with his brother and by doing assorted construction jobs.
LaBar was also in a side band with Cinderella bandmate Eric Brittingham called Naked Beggars. In April 2007 LaBar and his wife parted ways with Naked Beggars. They hosted an internet radio show "Late Night with the LaBar's" on Realityradio.biz.
LaBar's debut solo record "One For The Road" was released August 2014. Jeff toured in support of his solo record with his son Sebastian and Jasmine Cain.
Personal life and deathEdit
LaBar was born in Darby, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Upper Darby, just outside Philadelphia. LaBar had part Japanese ancestry via his mother June. He was inspired by his brother Jack LaBar to pick up the guitar.
In an interview from 2016, LaBar admitted to having a substance abuse problem with alcohol for years, and blamed the substance abuse for Cinderella's inactivity.
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