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One Hot Mama


Happy Mother's Day, dear readers.

In honor of the holiday, a look at the career of one of the hottest moms in glam rock: Lita Ford.

Born in the U.K. as Carmelita Rosanna Ford, "Lita" started playing guitar young and was a teenage member of the all-girl group, The Runaways (Joan Jett was also a member).

Starting an unsuccessful solo career at the dawn of the 80s, Lita bopped around the Sunset Strip and was involved with many other glam musicians, including Nikki Sixx. [For eight degrees of separation, future Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo actually introduced Nikki to Lita]. She also dated Joe Lynn Turner and Tony Iommi and married crazy Chris Holmes. She's currently married to Jim Gillette of Nitro, and they have two kids together.

Her most successful album is the 1988 self-titled release on the RCA label. That album featured "Kiss Me Deadly."

Most recently, Lita lent her voice to "I'll Be Home for Christmas" on the Twisted Sister Christmas album.





Reader Comments (5)

I wish Lita would put out some new tunes!
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHard Rock Hideout
Lita Ford is very talented. My favorite song from her would have to be "Shot Of Poison"!
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Didn't Lita Ford fire Sharon Osbourne after Sharon arranged that horrible yet commercially successful duet between Lita and Ozzy? That song was only the best thing to ever happen to her career and then she turns around and dumps the person who sets it up. She's clearly as witless as she is talentless.
May 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
Lita is one of the greatest female rockers ever!!! In my opinoin her best album is the underrated Dangerous Curves...

Hope she get her shit together and releases some new music soon....The rock world would be much more fun with Lita back in the game!!!
May 14, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterseabloom
shes not talentless. The only song i really like from her though is Kiss Me Deadly. can't really get into her other stuff. oh well.
October 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChey

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