Lita Ford Announces New Bassist

Lita Ford has recruited Marten Andersson as her new bassist. He will be replacing Marty O’Brien, who recently joined Daughtry.

Ford commented:

“Marten brings to the stage a sound and high-energy dynamic style of bass guitar playing like a freight train hauling thunder through a hurricane.”

Andersson continued:

“For those of you who haven’t heard, Yessss I have indeed joined the Lita Ford band. I am super excited to join these awesome musicians and kind souls: Lita Ford, Patrick Kennison, Bobby Rock, and the great team around them. Can’t wait for the upcoming tour dates and to get out and rock!

My special thanks to my dear friend and long time Lita bass player Marty O’Brien for making this transition so easy and smooth. Good luck in Daughtry brother. I will of course miss my Steelheart bros (and all you Steeles out there) but I am planning to stay in your lives and I know Steelheart will continue to slay without me and be better then ever.”

O’Brien added:

“Welcome to the Lita Ford family; Marten Andersson on the bass! Not only a fantastic bass player, but also a great guy and a dear friend of mine! #MartenRules.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Lita Ford Join Sammy Hagar Onstage For Performances Of Montrose’s “Rock Candy” And Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll”

During Sammy Hagar’s March 25 show at The STRAT in Las Vegas, NV, the Red Rocker was joined onstage by Lita Ford for some performances of Montrose’s “Rock Candy” and Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll.” You can find some fan-filmed footage of that below:

Doro Pesch To Guest On Lita Ford’s New Album

During a recent interview with The Metal Voice, Doro Pesch revealed that she will be guesting on Lita Ford’s new album. She said the following:

“I just did something with Lita Ford, like, a year ago. I got this [‘Metal Hall Of Fame’] award… I could give her this award. I got it one year before. Actually, in Wacken [Germany at the Wacken Open Air festival], the American guys came over. They flew to Wacken and I got this beautiful award. Oh, it was so awesome. And then I could give it to Lita Ford one year later. And we said, ‘We’ve gotta do something [together].’ Because we know each other from the early ’80s. We did many photo sessions [together] and had many laughs. And we did actually something nice in the studio. And it will be on her record eventually. Yeah, we did something.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Alice Cooper Announces Tour With Tesla & Lita Ford

Alice Cooper has announced a U.S. tour with Tesla and Lita Ford. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

05/30 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
05/31 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
06/03 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
06/05 Thackerville, OK – Winstar World Casino
06/06 Topeka, KS – Stormont Vail Events Center
06/07 St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
06/09 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
06/10 Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
06/12 Welch, MN – Treasure Island Resort & Casino (with Blue Öyster Cult)
06/13 Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre
06/14 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
06/16 Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
06/17 Wilkes Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena
06/19 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
06/20 Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
06/21 Baltimore, MD – The Hall at Live! Casino + Hotel (no Tesla)
06/23 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach
06/25 Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
06/26 Pittsburgh, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
06/27 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

As previously reported, Alice Cooper and Lita Ford also have an April tour booked.

Lita Ford Putting Finishing Touches On “Dark And Riffy” Concept Album

During a recent interview with The Metal Voice, Lita Ford confirmed that she is currently finishing up a new “dark and riffy” concept album. She didn’t offer too many details, but did say that one of the songs, “Monsters,” focuses on cult leaders like Charles Manson and David Koresh:

“It’s just really dark and nasty stuff — brainwashing people and all the stuff [Koresh] did, and got all those people to drink Kool-Aid. But then again, it could be someone like your attorney, or it could be someone like your mom who is the monster in your life. It could be your manager. You never know who the monster in your life is gonna turn out to be.”

She also added the following about the effort:

“It’s got a cool feel. It’s all done and written and exciting. It’ll be out really soon — really soon. We just have to put pen to paper to a new record deal, and then we can tell [everybody more about it].”

[via Blabbermouth]

Lita Ford To Release “Surprise” Single In July

During an interview with Digital Journal, Lita Ford revealed that she will be releasing a “surprise” single on the 4th Of July. She said the following about that:

“We have a single that is a surprise for the fans, which is really cool. It will be out on 4th of July and it is bad to the bone, and I am really proud of it. It’s a cover tune. It is going to hit home with a lot of people.”

Lita Ford Covers Led Zeppelin’s “The Lemon Song” With Lez Zeppelin

Lita Ford is streaming a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “The Lemon Song”, which she recorded with the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band Lez Zeppelin, via Parade. This song will appear on the She Rocks, Volume 1″ compilation, which is set to be released on January 20 through Steve Vai’s Favored Nations.

Click the LINK to go to the stream.

Lita Ford Premieres New Song “Killing Kind”

Lita Ford has premiered a new song titled “Killing Kind,” via The Wall Street Journal. This song features special guests Billy Sheehan, Rodger Carter, Dave Navarro, and it will be on her new album “Time Capsule” which will be released on April 15.

Click the LINK to go to the stream.


Lita Ford Premieres New Song “Rotten To The Core”

Lita Ford has premiered a new song titled “Rotten To The Core,” via Noisey. This song features special guests Gene Simmons, Rodger Carter, and Bruce Kulick, and it will be on her new album “Time Capsule” which will be released on April 15.

Click the LINK to go to the stream.


Lita Ford To Release “Time Capsule” Album In April

Lita Ford will be releasing a new album titled “Time Capsule” on April 15. The effort is composed of music she started working on in the ’80’s, and it features special guests Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Rodger Carter, Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman, etc.), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), and Gene Simmons (KISS).


“Time Capsule” Track Listing:

01. “Intro”
02. “Where Will I Find My Heart Tonight”
03. “Killing Kind”
04. “War of the Angels”
05. “Black Leather Heart”
06.” Rotten to the Core”
07. “Little Wing”
08. “On the Fast Track”
09. “King of the Wild Wind”
10. “Mr. Corruption”
11. “Anything for the Thrill”