We catch up with the one and only Lita Ford to talk about her upcoming live record The Bitch is Back…Live, her triumphant return to rock, some surprises she has in store for this Christmas season and even a book in the works she has in the works. What can we say, it’s good to be LITA!
Lita, you have a brand new live record coming out on November 5 titled The Bitch is Back…Live. Having covered “The Bitch is Back” as a bonus track on your last studio record Live Like a Runaway, is Elton John aware of you covering his song or did you seek his blessing in any way prior to or after recording it?
What we did was when Elton was performing in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the Hard Rock Café I had my manager call his manager to let him know I would be in the area at the show and that I would be recording “The Bitch is Back” and wanted his blessing. Elton’s tour manager told us don’t worry I’ll take care of Lita. Make sure she’s here prior to the show so she can come backstage and say hello. So I went and told him I was doing a cover of “The Bitch Is Back” and he said “That’s my song!” and I said “Yes…that is YOUR song and I want to thank you for allowing me to cover it.” He said “Thank you for covering it”. He was a perfect gentleman and very happy that I was recording his song. The tour manager said “That is one rockin’ version of your song Elton!” Read more