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Cinderella is a glam metal band most known during the 1980s. They were formed in Philadelphia in 1984 by vocalist Tom Keifer and bassist Eric Brittingham. The initial lineup featured Tony Destra on drums and Michael Smerick on guitar. Cinderella was discovered by Jon Bon Jovi in 1985, at the Empire Rock Club in Pennsylvania. In 1985 Smerick and Destra left Cinderella to join Britny Fox (another PA-based metal band). They were replaced by guitarist Jeff LaBar? and drummer Jim Drnec. It was this lineup that recorded their first album, Night Songs (although the drums were played by session drummer Jody Cortez.
Shortly after the recording, Drnec was replaced by (former London drummer) Fred Coury, who joined in time to be included as the drummer of record in the album's liner notes. The album, released in August 1986 went on to become triple Platinum, selling 50,000 copies per week at one point.
During the Night Songs tour, Cinderella were exposed to a very large audience opening for Bon Jovi (on their tour for Slippery When Wet).