You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Lita ford is back on stage in italy at slaughter club in milano after more than 10 years and yours truly barbara caserta was so excited to welcome her back and to interview lita, finally, for. Wicked wonderland, lita fords first album of new original material in 14 years, was, without a doubt, 2009s worst album of the year. Lita ford is the undisputed queen of heavy metal, and after reading her longawaited autobiography, living like a runaway, i can say one things for certain. Lita rossana ford born 19 september 1958 is an englishborn, american heavy metal guitarist, actress, vocalist and songwriter who was the lead guitarist for the runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a successful solo career in the 1980s. I would look at my old videos and listen to my old interviews, trying to. I was really hoping that our last interview would stop lita ford from continuing her relentless public smear campaign. Lita ford contact info booking agent, manager, publicist.
The troubled relationship of lita ford and tony iommi. Lita ford accused of child abuse by her own children. She ran away from an allegedly abusive relationship, fearing for her life, to the point she had to leave her two sons with their father. Lita ford slept with a lot of rock n roll guitar players. Lita ford shredded stereotypes of female musicians throughout the 1970s and 80s. Lita ford explains why she hasnt spoken to her sons in. One lineup of the the runaways in 2010, the band received a selftitled, biopic film featuring dakota fanning as cherie currie along with kristen stewart in the only role i can. Lita ford reveals trysts with bon jovi, van halen in tell. Soon youll be able to sample her highenergy performances on the bch is backlive, a cd featuring classic as well as newer favorites. The 1989 single close my eyes forever, a duet with ozzy osbourne, remains fords most successful song, reaching no. Originally, ford played for the rock band runaways before she went solo. Lita ford will perform at the starland ballroom in sayreville, sept.
Lita ford slams the runaways filmand sharon osbourne. Living like a runaway by lita ford, paperback barnes. Lita ford, the original queen of metal, is back and working hard to make up for lost time after living on a deserted island for 15 years with her now exhusband and two sons. Lita ford talks new memoir, living like a runaway guitar world.
Lita ford started as lead guitarist for the runaways, a band of kickass chicks that changed the face of rock n roll, then became an icon of 1980s metal. In a january 2014 interview with, ford stated about her book. Lita ford of the band the runaways along with her successful solo career has her first memoir book titled, living like a runaway. Lita ford living like a runaway book release february 22, 2016. The official website of legendary rocker lita ford. Lita ford has been through living hell over the last several years. If youre new to lita, she started in the 70s allgirl rock band the runaways along with joan jett. Gillette and his eldest son james were guests on the opie show with jim norton siriusxm tuesday march 2nd. Lita ford, the shredding lead guitarist for the worlds first allfemale rock band, the runaways, tells her remarkable tale in living like a runaway, a wildride musical memoir.
The 1989 single close my eyes forever, a duet with ozzy osbourne, remains ford s most successful song, reaching no. Lita ford has worked hard forging a comeback after missing in action for 14 years. We didnt want to but we had to in order to get the book out that we wanted. Hi lita the bitch is back is your first live release since 2000. D the reality of amy dumas is the stirring tale of one young womans amazing journey to the top of the wild, wonderful world of wwe. Yeah, i was hoping to have an advance copy of the book to read before the interview, but ive got a pretty good idea of whats in it. This book is within the scope of wikiproject rock music, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of rock music on wikipedia. When 17yearold lita ford showed up to audition for her first rock band, she was sporting a recently broken nose and an eye brightred from a burst blood vessel. Lita ford talks sex, drugs and hanging out with the sex pistols in an exclusive excerpt from her new memoir, living. Lita ford contact information name, email address, phone number. Indeed, this 12song record, produced by gary hoey, is a return to form for the guitarist and singer.
What made you decide to write a book at this stage of your career. Parade jam packed with stories of a truly eventful and impressive rock and roll life. Lita ford has a new live album coming november 5th called the bitch is back, a career spanning, ballbusting, hard rock platter which showcases the former runaway and her killer band in fine form. Ford hadnt been in touch with her kids since shortly after her divorce in 2011, when she was. The runaways singer and guitarist lita ford was a pioneer in music her band led the way for female stars the bangles and courtney love in new book she tells all about sex, drugs and partying in. Its an autobiography about, well, my life, the paths ive taken, all the different.
Lita ford is the undisputed queen of heavy metal, and after reading her. In the middle 1980s, the legendary runaways guitarist lita ford had a brief love affair with black sabbaths riffmaster tony iommi. Lita ford on her killer new live album,upcoming book. See more ideas about lita ford, ford and joan jett. Living like a runaway is lita fords epic storythe dramatic chronicle of a pioneer who became heavy rocks first female guitar hero washington post, of a fierce woman who kicked ass in the maledominated rock scene, and of a returning queen who has reclaimed her soul and stormed back to the stage as badass as ever guitar. Its been noted that the allgirl metal band was groundbreaking in the industry during that time. Lita ford blames joan jett for ruining runaways reunion. Lita rossana ford, popularly known as lita ford, is a britishborn american guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist in the allgirl hard rock band, the runaways, in the late 1970s. Lita ford wants you to know her new book isnt just about sex.
Theres a revealing moment early on in lita fords memoir, living like. Lita ford kisses, rocks and tells in her longawaited memoir living. New album living like a runaway available now at itunes and amazon. Lita ford booking agent, manager, and publicist contact info. Exclusive interview with lita ford, a glance in the life. Lita discusses her efforts breaking the male barriers in the. In an interview with womens international music network, the 80s rock queen said she is an activist for parental alienation despite the fact that she cant get through to her own children. Dustin jack lita fords new memoir, living like a runaway, is jam packed with stories of a truly eventfuland impressiverock and roll life. A few years ago, we sat down with guitarist lita ford and talked about many different subjects, including her song mother which deals with the subject of mental abuse in children and how parent alienation affects them, turning her into an avid advocate with her own facebok page the song arose from the difficult times she had since the end of her marriage. As she affirms over and over in her book, ford a guitar player.
Mother of metal lita ford is 57 and still living like a runaway vice. Ford revealed that she had been hanging out with the new jerseybased rockers at the nightclub traxx when she invited them back to her hotel room. Yet the author who wrote the book i enjoyed the most over this past year is lita ford. Lita ford reveals her drugfueled trysts with rocks. Her fairytale marriage to rocker jim gillette ended badly. The runaways rocker lita ford on living like a runaway. You could say 2009s wicked wonderland is technically her comeback album. Lita ford has not spoken to her two sons in almost seven years, and it doesnt sound like they will be reuniting anytime soon. Exclusive interview with lita ford, the queen of metal. Lita ford details alcoholfueled flings with jon bon jovi. Inspired by guitarists ritchie blackmore, johnny winter. Asked if pop superstar madonna is someone she would consider to be one of the sexiest performers out there, lita said.
Heavy lies the crown as the lead guitarist in the pioneering allgirl teenage glamrock band the runaways, ford had a lot of critical eyes on her. Lita ford schedules booksigning appearances february 9, 2016 0 comments dey street books formerly it books, an imprint of harpercollins publishers, has set a. Book this book does not require a rating on the projects quality scale. Lita ford is putting the finishing touches on her longawaited new solo album, tentatively due in 2020 the followup to 2012s living like a runaway is once again being helmed by guitaristproducer gary hoey, who contributes some guitar playing to the disc, alongside the rest of fords backing band, which continues to consist of guitarist patrick kennison, drummer. Lita ford says that she was recently able to see her sons for the first time in nearly 10 years. From lead guitarist of the allgirl teenage rock band the runaways produced by kim fowley in the mid 70s to todays solo artist, this iconic singer, songwriter and guitarist helped pave a way for female musicians in the rock and metal scene. Born on september 19, 1958, lita ford came from london, england, united kingdom. In the autobiography, ford details her years as a teenager with the runaways, getting caught with a young eddie van halen in a bathroom, her battles with management and trysts with guys like nikki sixx, tony iommi. At the young age of 16 she became the guitarist for the runaways. Living like a runaway is lita ford s epic storythe dramatic chronicle of a pioneer who became heavy rocks first female guitar hero washington post, of a fierce woman who kicked ass in the maledominated rock scene, and of a returning queen who has reclaimed her soul and stormed back to the stage as badass as ever guitar.
Lita ford was born on september 19, 1958 in london, england as lita rossana ford. The first true girl band of the 1970s, the runaways which also featured lita. Lita ford kisses, rocks and tells in her longawaited memoir living like a runaway. Seymour duncan conducted an interview with 80s hard rock queen lita ford at this years namm show, which took place january 2224 in anaheim, california. The pair were on the show speaking out about the most recent claims from gillettes exwife lita ford after she appeared as their guest back on. Lita and her band have had considerable bite since the release of her latest studio record, living like a runaway so its absolutely the right time to document her. Lita ford posters adorned my walls, and her videos were on heavy mtv rotation. The new york post detailed excerpts from lita fords new memoir, living like a runaway, in which the former runaways rocker wrote about a tryst with the bon jovi lead singer and his guitarist richie sambora in the mid1980s. Because lita refuses to stop with her odious and defamatory allegations and due to the fact that im not a fan of he said she said, it is my sincere hope that the attached sheriffs report will remove.
Magazine that there is a certain bad relationship between tony iommi and. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. Otherwise it would have been a half assed lita ford book. Lita ford says she was able to see her sons for first time. Joined the runaways as their lead guitarist in 19761980. When she started her solo career, she was free to explore the music she. Iommi coproduced the album the bride wore black, an album that was never released. Lita ford talks about her children and follow up on the situation from opie with jim norton. At the age of 11, lita ford received her first guitar and never looked back. Last year lita returned to the music scene with the release of a studio album, and now in 20 is out on the promotional circuit in support of a new live release titled the bitch is backlive. I said, how many pages of lita fords book am i going to get through before its mentioned that shes a female guitar player.1453 1052 1302 385 1603 359 1439 558 137 285 900 963 686 993 503 43 1152 994 558 370 1361 45 972 513 811 1295 1175 308 1124 668 668