He's good, I'll give him that. but I can think of many far more talented musicians. Looking back I'd say John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin was pretty amazing....he was way more than just a bassist, he played keyboards, mandolin and other things for Zepp.
anyway, I like Cinderella, and Tom,,, but genius? Nope, sorry, I can't agree. the last show I saw by theme (in March) was good....just good...not amazing, genius, or mind blowing....just good.
i kinda have to agree with you guys too... as much as i love him, i never thought of him as a genius. yeah, him and all his gorgeousness is amazing and super talented, but he's not quite a 'genius' like other musicians once were or still are
I think he is very talented also but not a genius. Now I believe Steve Vai is a genius and I am not saying that because of his ability with a guitar. Have you ever heard that guy speak about music and writing styles? The guy is from another planet!
But Tom and Cinderella are very good at what they do and deserve more credit than they have gotten.