’80s hard rock queen Lita Ford spoke to the Naperville Sun about a possible reunion of her former band, THE RUNAWAYS, which broke up in 1979.
Last year, the movie “The Runaways” was released starring Kristen Stewart of “Twilight” fame as singer Joan Jett. The band formed in 1975, with Ford on lead guitar. She was 16 at the time.
“I would love it [if a THE RUNAWAYS reunion were to happen]. I can’t answer that question, but I would love it,” she said. “We were ahead of our time. Now, people are realizing we were ahead of our time. We inspired so many different artists, and not just girls.”
“The Runaways” was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who is best known for directing music videos by such artists as DAVID BOWIE, MARILYN MANSON, and SHERYL CROW.
Regarding her upcoming album, Lita told the Naperville Sun, “The songs are great. I’m so happy with them. It’s some of the best stuff I’ve ever written. That’s what good songs are made of, real-life stories.”
Although the new material comes from a sad place personally, she thinks people will be able to relate to them.
“A lot of people will be able to relate in many different ways. If you lose a job or a boyfriend or a loved one, of if you’re just having a bad day,” she said. “There are songs about hurtful things, and songs about how to overcome those hurtful things. Musically, everything is just as rocking. . . It’s a very inspiring album for a lot of people. I’m looking forward to people hearing it. It’s an empowering album and it really comes from the heart.”