Lita Ford has been a professional musician since she was a teenager. As the tough lead guitarist with L.A. all-female hard rockers the Runaways, the statuesque California blond held her ground onstage and shredded as ferociously as heroes Ritchie Blackmore and Jeff Beck. The group recorded four studio albums (and a live disc during a rapturously received tour of Japan) before disbanding due to creative differences. Guitarist (and, on the last two albums, lead vocalist) Joan Jett wanted to pursue a bare-bones, punky sound, while Ford's interest in the heavier, more metallic side of... More >>>