Lita ford was born on september 19, 1958 in london, england as lita rossana ford. Her cinderella life, living on her own private island, came to and end. I was really hoping that our last interview would stop lita ford from continuing her relentless public smear campaign. 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. 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. 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.
Magazine that there is a certain bad relationship between tony iommi and. Otherwise it would have been a half assed lita ford book. When she started her solo career, she was free to explore the music she. Lita ford of the band the runaways along with her successful solo career has her first memoir book titled, living like a runaway. 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. If youre new to lita, she started in the 70s allgirl rock band the runaways along with joan jett.
Lita ford says her ex husband was the devil himself. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. In the middle 1980s, the legendary runaways guitarist lita ford had a brief love affair with black sabbaths riffmaster tony iommi. Lita ford has not spoken to her two sons in almost seven years, and it doesnt sound like they will be reuniting anytime soon. Lita ford talks about her children and follow up on the situation from opie with jim norton. Lita ford kisses, rocks and tells in her longawaited memoir living. Lita ford slept with a lot of rock n roll guitar players. Lita ford reveals trysts with bon jovi, van halen in tell. 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 ford says she was able to see her sons for first time. You could say 2009s wicked wonderland is technically her comeback album. Originally, ford played for the rock band runaways before she went solo. 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.
Yet the author who wrote the book i enjoyed the most over this past year is lita ford. The first true girl band of the 1970s, the runaways which also featured lita. Living like a runaway by lita ford, paperback barnes. 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.
Kitty in an interview a while back, she claimed that she had been working with a couple of different cowriters, and wasnt happy with any of them. Lita ford schedules booksigning appearances february 9, 2016 0 comments dey street books formerly it books, an imprint of harpercollins publishers, has set a. 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 says that she was recently able to see her sons for the first time in nearly 10 years. 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. The troubled relationship of lita ford and tony iommi. 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. As she affirms over and over in her book, ford a guitar player. New album living like a runaway available now at itunes and amazon. 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. This book is within the scope of wikiproject rock music, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of rock music on wikipedia. 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. Her fairytale marriage to rocker jim gillette ended badly.
Parade jam packed with stories of a truly eventful and impressive rock and roll life. See more ideas about lita ford, ford and joan jett. Indeed, this 12song record, produced by gary hoey, is a return to form for the guitarist and singer. Lita discusses her efforts breaking the male barriers in the. I said, how many pages of lita fords book am i going to get through before its mentioned that shes a female guitar player. 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. Lita ford will perform at the starland ballroom in sayreville, sept. Gillette and his eldest son james were guests on the opie show with jim norton siriusxm tuesday march 2nd. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. 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. In a january 2014 interview with, ford stated about her book. We didnt want to but we had to in order to get the book out that we wanted. 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. Dustin jack lita fords new memoir, living like a runaway, is jam packed with stories of a truly eventfuland impressiverock and roll life.
Lita ford shredded stereotypes of female musicians throughout the 1970s and 80s. Lita ford is the undisputed queen of heavy metal, and after reading her. Exclusive interview with lita ford, a glance in the life. Lita ford has been through living hell over the last several years. Exclusive interview with lita ford, the queen of metal. 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. Lita ford posters adorned my walls, and her videos were on heavy mtv rotation. Hi lita the bitch is back is your first live release since 2000. Lita ford on life as a rock n roll survivor consequence of sound. In a new interview with nme, cherie currie spoke about the possibility of a reunion of iconic rockers the runaways. I would look at my old videos and listen to my old interviews, trying to. Lita ford on her killer new live album,upcoming book.
Lita ford has worked hard forging a comeback after missing in action for 14 years. Theres a revealing moment early on in lita fords memoir, living like. 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. 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. At the young age of 16 she became the guitarist for the runaways. The 1989 single close my eyes forever, a duet with ozzy osbourne, remains fords most successful song, reaching no. 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. Inspired by guitarists ritchie blackmore, johnny winter. Lita ford slams the runaways filmand sharon osbourne. Lita ford of the runaways discusses autobiography, joan. Lita ford explains why she hasnt spoken to her sons in. Asked if pop superstar madonna is someone she would consider to be one of the sexiest performers out there, lita said.
The official website of legendary rocker lita ford. Lita ford booking agent, manager, and publicist contact info. In a red carpet interview with dailymailtv, rock icon lita ford, 60, claims former runaways frontwoman joan jett has destroyed any chance of. Its been noted that the allgirl metal band was groundbreaking in the industry during that time. 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. 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. Iommi coproduced the album the bride wore black, an album that was never released. Joined the runaways as their lead guitarist in 19761980. Lita ford talks new memoir, living like a runaway guitar world. One such pioneer is the legendary lita ford who, along with joan jett, cherie currie, sandy west, and jackie fox comprised the allfemale rock band, the runaways.
Lita ford accused of child abuse by her own children. Born on september 19, 1958, lita ford came from london, england, united kingdom. Lita ford contact info booking agent, manager, publicist. The runaways rocker lita ford on living like a runaway. 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. Lita ford blames joan jett for ruining runaways reunion.
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 reveals her drugfueled trysts with rocks. Lita ford details alcoholfueled flings with jon bon jovi. Its an autobiography about, well, my life, the paths ive taken, all the different. At the age of 11, lita ford received her first guitar and never looked back. Lita ford contact information name, email address, phone number. 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. Ford hadnt been in touch with her kids since shortly after her divorce in 2011, when she was. 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.
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. Lita ford kisses, rocks and tells in her longawaited memoir living like a runaway. The 1989 single close my eyes forever, a duet with ozzy osbourne, remains ford s most successful song, reaching no. Soon youll be able to sample her highenergy performances on the bch is backlive, a cd featuring classic as well as newer favorites.
Lita ford living like a runaway book release february 22, 2016. 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. Mother of metal lita ford is 57 and still living like a runaway vice. Lita ford talks sex, drugs and hanging out with the sex pistols in an exclusive excerpt from her new memoir, living.1092 1018 1385 1467 843 1168 657 879 1517 917 588 759 872 864 57 262 1558 117 1039 256 1552 1327 1413 1424 307 1606 458 1424 1483 1394 573 321 1085 762 1386 903 129 1481 1237 23 113 586