Lita Ford’s career began in 1975 as a founding member and guitarist of thegroundbreaking all female group the Runaways. The groups hard rock / punk edgespawned hits like “Cherry Bomb” and “Queens of Noise”. Lita and the Runawaysproved their timelessness in 2014 when “Cherry Bomb” was featured in thecritically acclaimed Marvel / Disney Studios hit movie“Guardians Of The Galaxy”andwas nominated for a Grammy Award.In 1983 Lita launched her carrier as a solo artist with her début album“Out ForBlood”establishing her as the premier female performer in rock and Heavy Metal.Lita quickly followed up in 1984 with the release of“Dancin’ on the Edge”whichearned her a Grammy nomination in the Best Female Rock VocalPerformancecategory.The album produced the world charting single“Fire In My Heart”and theU.S. Billboard top 50 charting hit“Gotta Let Go”.The song, along with the video beingin MTV’s top rotation began to make Ford a household name and face.2018 Celebrated the 30thanniversary of the self-titled multi platinum“Lita”album.Released on February 2nd1988 the“Lita”album boasted four charting hit singles.“Back to the Cave”,“Falling In and Out of Love”(co written with Motley Crue’s NikkiSixx) along with the world wide mega hits“Kiss me Deadly”, nominated for the MTVVideo Music Awards Best Female Video of The Year and the certified gold balladsingle“Close my Eyes Forever”featuring Ozzy Osbourne, which remained in theBillboard top 10 for 25 weeks.The “Lita” album solidified Ford as one of the most influential female performers inthe music industry and earning her the title “Queen ofMetal”. Ford released threemore studio albums following“Lita”.Stiletto, “Dangerous Curves”and “Black”. Thesealbums produced the radio and video hits“Hungry”,“Playin’ with Fire”and“Shot ofPoison” again nominating her for a Grammy.In 1995 Lita Ford took a sabbatical from the industry.But in 2008 Ford answered the calling of her fans and after thirteen yearstriumphantly returned to the stage. The excitement generated by Ford’s returnquickly showed the world that the Queen was back.
Alongside her live performances Lita followed up with two new studio albums.“Living Like A Runaway” and “Time Capsule”. With Ford’s long awaited return to thescene, also came the long awaited opportunity by the industry to finally recognizeLita Ford for forever changing the roll of women in music.2014 saw two of these accolades. At the 50th anniversary of the world famousWhiskey A Go Go Ford was presented with the Guitar Player Lifetime AchievementAward. And in the same year Guitar Player Magazine awarded her the prestigiousGuitar Player Certified Legend Award and inducted her in to the Guitar Player Hallof Fame.Besides her renown musical career Lita has also appeared in numerous movie,television and media rolls. In 1991 She portrayed the roll of the Hitchhiker in thefantasy/thriller “Highway To Hell” starring Chad Lowe. On television Ford hasguested on shows such as Fox’s Herman’s Head, Food Networks Chopped andNickelodeon’s Big Time Rush.Ford was also featured along with Bruce Springsteen’s legendary E Street bandsaxophonist Clarence Clemons as band members of The Howie Mandel Show’sStudio One Band. In 2009 Lita was cast to voice the roll of Rima for the actionadventure video game Brutal Legend.In 2016 Ford released her autobiography “Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir”. Thebooks insight and vivid truthfulness so captured audiences that it quickly became anational best seller and awarded 4.7 stars out of 5 by Amazon. The book reachedsuch critical acclaim that Lita was presented the “Outstanding Writer” award in2017 by the Producers Choice Honors.At 2017’s Fifth Annual She Rocks Awards Lita was chosen as the recipient of thecoveted Icon Award. That evening she was also officially bestowed the title of TheFirst Lady of Rock Guitar by Marshall Amplification and Guitar Player Magazine.Laura B. Whitmore, founder of WiMN and producer of the She Rocks Awards,commented: "Whether as a solo artist, band member, or guitar shredder, Lita Ford isa true pioneer who has broken down barriers and inspires today's female guitarists.I am excited to honor her with an award that really sums up the essence of Lita Ford.Ford continues to encourage and inspire aspiring musicians by teaching andmentoring through here work with Rock and Roll Fantasy Camps.
Since the start of 2018 Lita has been more present than ever in major media andpublications. Filming 24 plus episodes of AXS TV’s hit series “Top 10 Revealed”, NatGeo TV’s “Decades Remixed” and a top BBC series focusing on iconic musiciansplaying styles and their gear. Along with appearances in both the Suzi Quatro andGirls School documentaries. Lita also contributed to two upcoming major releasebooks “The History of Hard Rock” by Tom Beaujour and “No Encore” by DrewFortune.The year finished out with Lita again being bestowed three more prestigious honors.The Hollywood FAME Producers Choice “Icon” Lifetime Achievement Award, the2019 “Legend” Inductee Nomination into the Hall of Heavy Metal History and a lifesized digital portrait of her ionic one of a kind double neck guitar will be on exhibitat London’s Saatchi Gallery presented by “The Art of Capture” photographer KaneHibberd.2021 marked another major milestone in Ford’s career. On July 26th, by request,Lita presented The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland OH, her iconic Morice IIB.C. Rich Warlock guitar. The guitar currently is on exhibit in the main foyer at TheRock Hall.Ford and her band continue to tour and headline major events throughout theUnited States and worldwide.
Jack Russell's Great White
Jack Russell’s Great White represents the next phase of his legacy. In 2017, Frontiers Music Srl will laid the framework for this new phase with the release of “He Saw it Comin”.
“For me this is so much more than a collection of songs, it is the culmination of a lifetime of living. It is about addictions , love, pain and many facets of the human condition. I tend to write autobiographically and on this album I dealt with topics I've never explored,” explains Russell of the new record.
Rather than look backwards and merely attempt to relive the multi-platinum Hard Rock entity’s storied origins, Jack Russell set his sights on the future. In December 2011, Jack Russell’s Great White first bared its teeth. Robby Lochner has been with Jack since its inception, they soon welcomed back longtime bassist and friend Tony Montana—this time as a guitar player and keyboardist— they then added drummer Dicki Fliszar , then bassist Dan McNay. This group has a sharp, soaring, eclectic, hook laden new album ready, boasting the bluesy hard rock stomp that made Russell and Montana icons in the first place.
“It’s a powerful band,” Russell proclaims. “The music is dynamic and I’ve gone where I’ve never gone before. Lochner was a catalyst for moving forward. I wasn’t sure how the writing would go at first but soon realized the chemistry is beyond words. He’s my copilot and one of my best friends.”
This past year the musicians hit the studio to cut their official full-length debut. It taps into the bluesy bombast and heavy energy of Russell’s celebrated material, but it’s a distinctly modern metallic monster.
“We want the new material to blow people’s ears back,” Russell goes on. “It has the elements of the best of Great White, but there’s diversity, vibe and an edge to it. It draws from our 60’s and 70’s roots in a more modern way.”
Montana agrees, “It’s got the classic sound. The first element is Jack’s voice. No other band sounds like this one, ever did or does now. When I was 17-years-old, I remember walking around the UCLA campus listening to the band’s first EP. I was a fan before I ever joined the band. We’re going to maintain that integrity moving forward.”
That integrity became forged over nearly thirty years. In 1984, the band broke out of the Los Angeles scene with its self-titled debut followed by seismic platinum-selling outings such as 1987’s Once Bitten... and 1989’s …Twice Shy. Moving over 10 million copies worldwide, they stood out as tried-and-true rock stalwarts into the 21st century until 2011, when Russell went on to form Jack Russell’s Great White.
Ultimately, the new music is for the millions of fans who stuck by Russell all these years. It’s everything they’ve been waiting for and more.
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