’80s hard rock queen Lita Ford played acoustic versions of three songs on June 25 in the basement of Guitars Etc. in Longmont, Colorado. She also took part in a signing session before her show later that night at the Pepsi Center in Denver with DEF LEPPARD and POISON. You can now watch video footage of the acoustic performance below.
“Living Like A Runaway”, the new album from Lita Ford, was released on June 19 in North America via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort was made available in four configurations: a double LP, limited-edition CD, standard CD and digital download. The artwork for the album was created by famed rock photographer Mark Weiss.
Best known for her work with THE RUNAWAYS and her solo career, including hit singles “Kiss Me Deadly” and the Billboard-charting duet with Ozzy Osbourne, “Close My Eyes Forever”, Lita is ready to make a return to the throne as the queen of metal.
“Living Like A Runaway” represents a return to form for Lita, who drew inspiration from her “ugly divorce” from NITRO singer Jim Gillette.
“Gary Hoey and I wanted to approach this record by getting back to basics,” she said. “We want to strip away all the electronics and plug-ins and keep it to vocals, guitar, bass, and drums. Going back to basics is going back to what punk, metal and THE RUNAWAYS was for me.”
She added, “[The album title] ‘Living Like A Runaway’ means freedom and empowerment. To do what I want and to pursue my dreams while answering to no one.”