The female singer/ guitarist’s heyday may have been in the 80’s with hits like “Kiss Me Deadly” and “Close My Eyes Forever.” However, Lita Ford has been making a comeback for herself since returning with 2009’s Wicked Wonderland. And today, not only did the former Runaways guitarist/ metal icon revealed details about her follow up, but also announced that she has signed a new recording deal with SPV/ Steamhammer Records.
Ford had the following to say about her new label home and working with guitarist Gary Hoey on her new album Living Like A Runaway:
“SPV gets who I am, my work, and what it takes to bring this project to life. I’m very excited to have them on my team.
Gary Hoey and I wanted to approach this record by getting back to basics. We want to strip away all the electronics and plug-ins and keep it to vocals, guitar, bass, and drums. Going back to basics is going back to what punk, metal and The Runways was for me.”
This continues SPV’s trend of signing already established bands or big names’ new groups (more recently being Kill Devil Hill). SPV A&R Representative/Product Manager Olly Hahn had the following to say about signing Ford:
“When I bought Dancin`On The Edge back in 1984 I never thought that I would ever sign Lita Ford to a label. But a dream of mine came true and it`s a huge honor for us at SPV/Steamhammer to have one of the leading women in Rock n`Roll on our label.”
Lita Ford’s eight solo album Living Like A Runaway is tentatively due out in May of this year.