metal talk
Type band name, album name, artists name etc here...
Search all our articles by typing band name, album name, artists name etc here...
metal talk

'Living Like A Runaway'
(Steamhammer /SPV)


lita ford living like a runaway

Lita Ford was a teenage Runaway being part of one of the first ever successful female rock bands long before we had ever heard of Girl Power. In the eighties she was solo and put on the bondage gear of leather and studs and I have to admit that I spent a lot of my teenage youth holding the 'Out For Blood' album cover in my left hand.

She really struck gold dust when Sharon Osbourne became her manager just as the explosion of glam hair Metal was at it's peak, resulting in a smash hit album with the simply titled 'Lita' and a European tour on the first leg of the 'New Jersey' tour with Bon Jovi, the last time Lita Ford actually toured the UK. The girl could do no wrong, releasing two more albums that were hits on both side of the Atlantic.

Article continues below...

Then it all went wrong. Grunge was in flavour. Ford had a relationship with Tony Iommi who produced her 'The Bride Wore Black' album which to this day remains unreleased. She married Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P for a brief period, followed by a two week romance with Nitro singer Jim Gillette which resulted in them getting married, starting a family and seeing both retire from the music business to live happily ever after in eternal married bliss. Well... that was the plan.

Everything was not hunky dory behind closed doors despite Lita Ford making a bizarre return in 2009 with the album 'Wicked Wonderland' in which she says is about what she and Gillette get up to in their boudoir once the children are asleep!

More recently Lita Ford has been in the news for all the wrong reasons with the divorce of her and Gillette who got custody of their children with Ford not shying away from what she really thinks about the whole nasty affair.

With so much going on in Lita Ford's private or rather public life, she has used all that negative energy to make a positively angry album where she really does wash her dirty laundry for everyone to see (F'narr f'narr!).

The music itself sounds very much where she left off on the 'Dangerous Curves' album from 91 but this new album is full of lyrics fully directed at her former husband and one song written for her children, 'Mother', really pulls at the heart strings.

The songs titles says it all - 'Hate', The Mask', 'Devil In My Head', 'Love 2 Hate U' and 'A Song To Slit Your Wrists By', a song written by her buddie Nikki Sixx which originally appeared on Sixx's 58 album 'Diet For A New America'.

There's even a bonus track on some editions with an Elton John approved 'The Bitch Is Back'. This is Lita Ford's best work in two decades. It's because of the lyrical content that this album really rocks. Feminists will love it, as will single guys who still hold a passion for the still lovely Lita Ford, but I'll be the first one to ring her doorbell with a bunch of roses...

Kiss me once... Kiss me twice... Kiss Me Deadly... Ooh yer baby!




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



Your Email Address:

Travelling To Wacken From:

Your Telephone Number:

Your Enquiry:


metal talk © All written site content is copyright 2008-2017, unless otherwise stated, and is not to be used without prior permission.