Video footage of ’80s hard rock queen Lita Ford performing her ballad “Close My Eyes Forever” at the M3 Rock Festival, which took place May 13-14, 2011 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, can be viewed below.
In a recent interview with Classic Rock Revisited, Lita said that fans can expect to hear her “real comeback album” later this year. She explained, “The last album I did was called ‘Wicked Wonderland’, I put it out with Jim Gillette [ex-NITRO singer], and we were married at the time. It is kind of a Jim/Lita album and not a really true Lita album. I got a lot of spiel about that. A lot of people have told me that they want a real Lita album, and I know what they mean. They are going to get it.
She continued, “I really wasn’t that comfortable with ‘Wicked Wonderland’ — not at all, to tell you the truth. There are parts of it that are good but it doesn’t sound like a Lita record. When it got released, a lot of my fans felt weird about it and said it wasn’t a Lita album. This time I want to do it on my own. The last one turned out to be more of a Jim album. We worked pretty well together. It doesn’t suck, it’s not a bad album; it’s just not a Lita album.”
Lita and Jim are the parents of two sons, 9-year-old Rocco and 13-year-old James.
“Wicked Wonderland”, the first album in 15 years from Lita Ford, sold around 2,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 31 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart.