Time Capsule track listing:
08/06/16 Detroit, MI Chene Park
08/10/16 Hamburg, NY Erie County Fair
08/11/16 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
08/14/16 Alcatraz Metal Festival
08/26/16 Rock The Valley Music Fest
09/05/16 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Harley
09/09/16 Allegan County Fair
09/17/16 SiriusXM's Hair Nation Fest
09/24/16 Farm Rock
10/06/16 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
10/08/16 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak
10/09/16 Salt Lake City, UT Rockwell
10/11/16 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
10/12/16 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
10/14/16 Reno, NV Silver Legacy Resort Casino
10/15/16 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
10/17/16 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
10/18/16 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
10/19/16 Edmonton, AB Winspear Centre
10/21/16 Billings, MT Shrine Auditorium
10/22/16 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair
10/23/16 Duluth, MN Pioneer Hall
10/25/16 Kalamazoo, MI Kalamazoo State Theatre
10/26/16 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/28/16 Montreal, QC Metropolis
10/29/16 Utica, NY Stanley Center
10/31/16 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
12/10/16 Versailles, OH BMI Speedway
12/11/16 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage
03/11/17 HRH AOR
Lita Ford began her career playing lead guitar for The Runaways. This group was created in the mid-1970s when manager/producer Kim Fowley teamed up with rhythm guitarist Joan Jett and drummer Sandy West to form a band consisting entirely of teenage girls who could really rock.
After the breakup of The Runaways in 1979, Lita became a solo artist and 80s hard rock icon.
In 2014, she received Guitar Player magazine’s Certified Guitar Legend award.
There wasn’t any one thing in particular that made me want to play. Playing was in my blood.
Did you have a teacher, or are you self-taught?
I went to a teacher for a couple of weeks. My mother hired him from a strip mall down on the corner, but he wasn’t teaching me the ballsy things that I wanted to learn.
Were you encouraged to play the guitar by the people around you?
Oh-so very much!
What was it like growing up in Los Angeles?
Los Angeles was very different then. Growing up was a blast, but scary.
How did you deal with Kim Fowley as a manager?
Kim was colorful and without him, there wouldn’t be The Runaways.
How did/do you handle sexism on tour?
Read my book. (Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir by Lita Ford).
What is your fondest memory touring with The Runaways?
Touring with The Ramones and hanging out with the Sex Pistols.
What is your fondest memory touring as a solo artist?
I had some awesome guitars.
Are you still in contact with Cherie, Joan and other surviving members of The Runaways?
We are all living separate lives.
Did you already know you could be a lead singer when you played lead guitar for The Runaways, or did you discover that after the band broke up?
I discovered this the moment I had to become the lead singer, so I reinvented myself.
Did you ever work with Kim Fowley again once you decided to pursue a solo career?
Not until just before he died.
What was it like recording your first solo album?
It was a lot of work. I had to put together an entire team of people, who were going to work together and kick ass on something unique.
What was it like working with Ozzy Osbourne on Close My Eyes Forever?
Ozzy is a character. He is very funny, very talented and a great singer.
photo: Josh Vittek
We were put on tour with each other by Halestorm‘s agents and some promoters, which was a great idea.
What’s it like touring with them?
They are warm and down to earth people, with a lot of energy. ;-)
Are there any female guitarists in today’s music scene that particularly catch your attention?
Lzzy Hale. But her true gift from God is her voice.
Lita is currently touring with Halestorm.