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Nitro Is Bonkers

nitro.jpgBy now you probably know that Glam queen Lita Ford will play during this summer's Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. According to a press release, Ms. Ford hasn't performed 15 years! Lita has kids with husband Jim Gillette. You might know that name...from Nitro.

What if Nitro played Rocklahoma? Good night, can you imagine? Talk about...nutty.

I wonder if ol' Jim can still hit the highest of the high notes? You know, some say he has a vocal range of six octaves (I think four is more realistic). At any rate, that's pretty impressive if you ask me.  

Nitro had some bonkers videos back in the day - the guitarist playing the four-neck axe...Jim breaking wine glasses with his screams...and the hair.

Seriously, Jim had better hair than Lita during the Sunset Strip days. I mean, 1) it was way more bleached and 2) it was so much fuller. I bet he used really expensive shampoo to get that kind of body and bounce out of everyday tresses.

Do you think Jim and Lita ever jam at home? You know, she grabs her six string, he grabs a microphone and they see how long it takes to shatter every piece of crystal in the house? Good times. I wonder if their kids can scream - er - sing like daddy?

Here's one of those bonkers videos I mentioned above: "Long Way from Home." The video girl looks familiar to me. I wonder if she's the blonde chick in Winger's "Headed for a Heartbreak" clip?

Reader Comments (17)

I know this has nothing to do with Lita, OR Nitro, so delete this post at will. The bus driver in the video... is that Ron Jeremy??? It sure looks like it.
March 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlepfan
Eek. What a horrible video. Anyone else notice Jim doing "the Axl"?

The chick in the video is "actress" Julie McCullough. She used to bang Scott Baio. (It's a totally different girl in the Winger video.)

Nice little cameo of Jani Lane in this video.

March 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
I remember an interview with a guy who was trained by Gillette just a few years ago on how to sing and break glass. The link is below and the last picture I saw of Jim Gillette he had his hair cut very short and he was huge because he is big on working out these days.
March 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Mark
Lepfan - Yes, that is Ron Jeremy.

Vicky - Good catch. Didn't that Julie girl also guest star on Growing Pains?

Mark - I knew Jim was into body building...but good grief!

March 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
wow Lita Ford is one lucky woman! lol he even looks hot with his hair down. man i hope i can find a guy that looks like that!
March 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChey
Is that Steven Adler in the helicopter part?
March 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNikke Sixx
ouch i hate seeing them with their hair short. ugh espicially someone that was that good looking. lol
March 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChey
Did anybody know that Jim Gillete was the original singer of Tuff, before Stevie Rachelle took over?
I actually have the demos, funny stuff.
March 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Yes, "the guitarist" is Michael Angelo Batio.
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfullshred
I'm pretty good friends with Lita's old bass player. He was with her back in the "Kiss Me Deadly" days. You can even spot him in the video. ;) It blows my mind that he's from Columbus and still lives here.
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristine
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterALEXX
Anyone know who the girl in the Headed for a Heartbreak video is?
March 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJ Lucas
nitro rules!!
August 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermyk
Nitro great sing along band!
the girl was from married with children in the front row
lots of cameos.
The girl in Winger's Headed for a Heartbreak video was called Sandy. I found this on She apparantly went to Woodbury Junior High in Salem, New Hampshire.Other than that, I don't know.
That video and song is good though. Great chord change in the middle..
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February 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelblagdj
Christine, I saw Lita on that tour. That bassist was wild, the most rocking one of the group up there on stage. slapping hands with audience and just having a ball.

Give him our regards.
July 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

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