NOVEMBER 11, 2009

http://www.rockwired.com/CapitalRTimes.jpgock vixen LITA FORD was metal’s one and only bad girl. Rock n roll has seen its share of female guitar slingers and singers from HEART’s WILSON sisters to COURTNEY LOVE’s full on angst but FORD’s heavy metal thunder was as sharp and jagged as the stiletto heels she sported. Hers was a package made in heaven – a busty blond chick in heals with an axe to grind and her six string assault was one that could put most male players to shame. There weren’t any schematics for a young CARMELITA ROSANNA FORD (CORRECTION: I learned later that contrary to what WIKIPEDIA had stated at the time, CARMELITA is not her name. It is simply LITA) to follow in pursuing that often times elusive rock n roll dream. She picked up her first acoustic guitar at seven and after witnessing her first rock concert decided to go for something “…big and beefy and mean sounding”. She found it in a GIBSON SG and in short order was approached by KIM FOWLEY to join an all-girl band of his called THE RUNAWAYS. For four years, she served as the bands lead guitarist and shared the limelight and the tears with fellow band mate and future BLACKHEART - JOAN JETT. When the band fizzled, LITA went solo to prove to the world that she was a front woman and a guitarist to be taken seriously. Initially, acceptance proved to be slow with the albums OUT FOR BLOOD (1983) and DANCIN’ ON THE EDGE (1984). It wasn’t until 1988 when the world would catch up with FORD’s vision. Her third, MIKE CHAPMAN-produced album LITA was a gritty rock n roll gem that boasted the breakout hit KISS ME DEADLY and the stirring OZZY OSBOURNE duet IF I CLOSED MY EYES FOREVER. It was then that the British-born FORD became an all-American, heavy metal icon. Sales remained consistent with 1990’s STILETTO and 1991’s DANGEROUS CURVES but with the advent of grunge and the rejection of anything metal in the nineties, FORD’s 1995 release BLACK received a bruising reception. Before the rock world could blink, FORD did the unexpected – she walked away and stayed mum until now. LITA FORD – the metal queen – is back with a whole new album and a whole new set of priorities. Armed with a rock solid marriage to musical collaborator and former NITRO front man JIM GILLETTE and raising two children, FORD is on the road promoting her new release WICKED WONDERLAND – a delectable heavy metal stab at polite society and political correctness. “When we made WICKED WONDERLAND, it was something that we made because it was what was in our hearts and not trying to appeal to society’s taste.” says FORD of her latest offering “After we wrote and recorded the record, the hard part was putting together a band and trying to find the right guys and right rehearsals. We were trying to find the right people to live with basically. That was pretty weird. We’ve hired and fired a few people and that was the hardest part of everything – that and a couple of sore muscles.”

ROCKWIRED spoke with LITA FORD and husband JIM GILLETTE over the phone as they were on the road to New Orleans. Here is how it went.

How the hell are you LITA
LITA: BRIAN from ROCKWIRED! An American!

What do you mean?
LITA: It means I can understand you. I just did an interview with a guy from Berlin, Germany and it was like talking to somebody on the moon. It was really difficult. We’re driving right now which is making it worse and there’s not a lot of cell phone service here. Where are you calling from?

LITA: No way! We spent the night in Albuquerque!

Get out of here! We could’ve had some drinks and done this.
LITA:We drove through town. We were coming from Lake Tahoe. We drove down to Albuquerque and pulled over and spent the night.

Where did you stay?
LITA: We stayed in a bus actually but we pulled off on Coors Boulevard right at the beginning of town. The driver went to a QUALITY INN or a LA QUINTA or something and we stayed in the parking lot. Right now we’re cruising on our way to New Orleans.

What is it like to be on stage again after all of these years?
LITA: It is awesome. We did a show for ROCKLAHOMA and that was kind of the welcome back show for me. You know about the ROCKLAHOMA FESTIVAL? People were walking around the festival like someone was there from a higher planet or a higher ground and I’m thinking ‘Wow! Really? Cool! I wonder who it is?’ and then everyone was like ‘LITA, it’s you, you ass! It’s you!’ After I heard that, I really felt like a queen. The crowd was amazing. This massive tornado came through ROCKLAHOMA and completely leveled two of the stages. They’ve got three stages in ROCKLAHOMA. They have the main stage and they have two side stages. The storm leveled the two stages on the side. The lighting trucks were coming down and people were going to the hospital. The dirt turned into mud. There was this huge torrential down pour and I had to go onstage. This is my welcome back, right? I played for a sea of umbrellas. It was pretty weird. There were tons and tons of cameras. It was total insanity. Now, we’re doing the QUEENSRYCHE tour and we’re actually a special guest on their tour. We play with QUEENSRYCHE on stage. GEOFF TATE walks off the stage and I come on to start CRAVE – one of our new songs – and QUEENSRYCHE plays it. Then JIM comes out and sings background vocals on it and then we do PATRIOTIC S.O.B and when JIM leaves, GEOFF TATE comes out and we sing IF CLOSED MY EYES FOREVER.

LITA: It’s really cool. It’s only really three songs. It’s in the middle of their set and we’re the special guests. It’s really badass.


Now how easy or difficult was it to get back into the swing of things musically after being away for a while?
LITA: Honestly, it was really a challenge because we live in the islands. We have our own little island in the Caribbean. We’re really isolated out there. We are away from television and we’re away from radio. We’re really not into the new bands and we don’t watch TV so we really weren’t aware of what was going on out there. When we made WICKED WONDERLAND, it was something that we made because it was what was in our hearts and not trying to appeal to society’s taste. After we wrote and recorded the record, the hard part was putting together a band and trying to find the right guys and right rehearsals. We were trying to find the right people to live with basically. That was pretty weird. We’ve hired and fired a few people and that was the hardest part of everything – that and a couple of sore muscles.

How did this project evolve specifically? Where the songs written over a lengthy period of time or specifically for WICKED WONDERLAND?
LITA: I had the itch to play rock n roll again and I said to my husband ‘Let’s go on tour! Let’s go make some records and make some songs and write some music!’ He sits around a while and thinks about things and then all of a sudden he will see the picture and when he does, its like there is no stopping him. He makes things happen. We hooked up with GREG HAMPTON. CARMINE APPICE was the one who hooked us up actually. The three of us put together WICKED WONDERLAND in about six or seven months. I had a lot to say after being gone for fifteen years.

Where are you coming from as a songwriter these days?
LITA: The new stuff is uptempo and it’s got a lot of energy. It also has a lot of depth to it. The production on this album – which my husband JIM worked on – is very detailed. There is a lot going on and it’s interesting to the ear. If you listen to it carefully you are going to hear things the second time that you don’t hear the first time like backwards vocals and different effects which is very different for a LITA album. It’s not just bass, drums, guitar and background vocals.

How do songs get written?
LITA: We come up with a riff and work with it. JIM works PRO-TOOLS and GREG works with it also. We were able to e-mail each other back and forth song ideas which was awesome because we didn’t have to leave our house. GREG would come up with an idea and zap it over to us and we would start writing lyrics and melodies to it. Sometimes they’d be great and other times they could’ve used some tweaking. With PRO-TOOLS you can cut and paste and move stuff around. That was pretty much how the album was written. There is probably a lot of subliminal heavy breathing on it and stuff like that.

It’s all about sex, you can’t avoid the heavy breathing.
LITA: Yeah that’s right! JIM says that’s the pleasure of recording at home.

Is WICKED WONDERLAND the first time you’ve ever worked with your husband?
LITA: Pretty much.

How is working with him different from everyone else other than the obvious difference?
LITA: It’s completely different. Today’s technology is different. It’s not the same old big old forty-eight channel console and two-thousand-dollar-a-day studio bills and all that crap. It’s all just sitting home in front of your computer with your guitar and a little pod. It’s very simple. JIM learned how to use PRO-TOOLS so he could record me. Me, I don’t know how to work that kind of stuff. I’m so old school it’s ridiculous.

So it’s just a guitar and notebook for you?
LITA: Yeah. Definitely. That and a good vocal mic.

From the start of your career up until now, what has been the biggest surprise for you? What didn’t you expect?
LITA: I’m the queen! I didn’t expect to still be the queen. It’s good to be the queen! It’s great to be the queen! I say that everyday of my life. In my interviews I say that fifteen years ago, I left a pair of shoes sitting there unfilled, and I’m back fifteen years later and the same pair of shoes are sitting there unfilled. Why hasn’t anybody filled these shoes yet?

Since you bring that up, it seemed like in the eighties, women were kind of on their way with rock music and it kind of ended there at the same time. What are your thoughts on that?
LITA: There are a lot of women out there now. There are probably more than we realize. I think they just haven’t risen yet. I think we’re going to see a lot of chick bands coming up. I know there are a lot of female vocalists but you don’t see any female guitar players but I know they’re out there. They’re gonna rise up soon.

With that being said, there is one band that I really want you to know about called SCARLET SINS from TORONTO.
LITA: (To her husband) Hey JIM! Write down SCARLET SINS, we’re gonna Google it. Are they a cover band?

No, they are all original, all girls and the lead singer SYLVYA sings rough.
LITA: Aw wow!

She almost sounds like JAMES HETFIELD.
LITA: Wow! She sings like a dude. A long time ago I had a dream when I was living on the island and not doing any music that I was in an all-girl band and my name was KAY in the dream and the name of the band was IF YOU SEE KAY – Hahahahahhhahaa!!!

I love it!
LITA: I woke up and I was like ‘Wow! That was interesting!’ You know how you wake up and you forget your dreams and you just brush them off? This one I kind of put on the backburner and I thought one day, this is going to be something. (To her kids) Hey JAY sit down! You’re gonna fall - My son is standing in the middle of the bus playing a Les Paul as the bus is slopping from side to side.

So touring is a family affair. You bring the whole family.
LITA: I do.

Twenty years ago that was unheard of. Now, everybody does it. Describe what that is like for you.
LITA: Oh my God! Can I swear?

LITA: This just happened today. This is the longest drive that we’ve had on the tour so far so we’ve been on the bus for quite a few days now. We drove all day yesterday. We left after the show in Lake Tahoe and drove all through the night – twenty two hours straight. We parked for ten hours and we’ve been on the bus since eight a.m. this morning. Anyway, you can’t crap on the bus right?

You can’t?
LITA: No, you can’t. It’s got this septic tank and it gets all clogged up and it makes the bus stink. I’ve got my dogs with me so my twelve-year old comes up to me and he says “Mom! We’ve gotta pull over, I’ve got to poop real bad!” For some reason, he really had to go, so I came up with the idea of lining the bottom of the toilet with one of the dog’s potty patches and told him to crap on it and when he was done to throw it in a bag. So my twelve year old goes in there and craps and he takes the potty patch out of the toilet and throws it in the bag but he doesn’t close the bag. The bag is sitting in the bathroom opened and the whole bus starts to smell. I’m thinking ‘Oh my God! It reeks in here!’ My eight year old ROCCO is in the top bunk and he has an ELMO puppet so he takes the ELMO puppet and pokes it over the top of the bathroom door because he is up on the bunk. The puppet is literally up against the ceiling. ELMO is peeking over the door and my eight year old says in this ELMO voice ‘Hey asshole! It smells like shit in here!’

Your twelve year old is never going to forgive you or me for this.
LITA: He’s actually looking at me right now. That was my day today. We also picked some cotton out of a cotton field and that was educational. I’m like ‘JAMES, this is the shit they make your underwear out of!’ and the kids are like ‘It’s got seeds in it!’

LITA: You know it’s funny that you should ask. We are really trying to make a reality show. As a matter of fact, I’m gonna let JIM tell you about it.

JIM: We’ve been approached for quite a while to do a reality show, but I’ve turned everybody down because of the editing. In a nutshell, if you fart one time when the cameras are around you and they think that is what is going to sell the show then they are going to rerun that fart three or four times every episode for the entire season. Sometimes it can be something funny like that but they could also get you on a bad day and for an entire season you’re going to have the reputation of being a hothead. We’ve had a lot of friends like the guy on THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER TV show. We’ve talked to him and he says it’s nothing like what you see. We want the portrayal to be real. Everyone we know that is involved with reality television tells us the same thing. It’s six weeks of filming twenty four hours a day just to get eight or ten hours of film. They can make you look anyway they want in editing. One guy on this one show looked like the biggest jerk for an entire season and was actually the nicest guy in the house. Somehow, they pushed the guy to a breaking point and they somehow made him look like a jackass for the whole season. It’s whatever they think is going make their ratings go up. We’re finally working with someone that wants to make an honest portrayal. We would be involved. We would be a part of the production company and would own part of the rights. We would control the editing so that no one can make us look like assholes.


Too bad no one was there when your twelve year old did a number two on the potty patch.
JIM: You see? That would’ve been fun. We’ve got stuff like that going on all the time. It’s an everyday thing here. No weird editing needed here.

Describe working with your wife LITA.
JIM: We’re soul mates man. We got married two weeks after we met. We got married on Friday the Thirteenth. Three years later on our anniversary we had our first boy. We’re soul mates. We work together all the time whether it’s with our boys and home schooling. We are probably the tightest family on the planet. I’ve never seen anybody as tight as us. For us it’s just normal. We’re best friends and people have said that we’re like twins. We finish each others sentences. It’s kind of a weird link that we have. I think people are wanting to hear some dirt but that’s not the case. We recorded the album at the house and it was an amazing experience for the both of us because back in the day – twenty years ago – you were in a two-thousand-dollar-a-day studio. I don’t care who you are or how big your are, two thousand bucks a day is a lot of money and you just feel like you have to go in no matter what. If you’re not feeling good, you bite you upper lip and go in anyway. If you’re not feeling the vibe, you’re trying to force yourself into the vibe. With LITA and I – if we started and the vibe wasn’t there, we’d look at each other and go ‘let’s do it tomorrow!’ That was so cool! We’ve never had that luxury. It was an awesome, loving, sexual, erotic, guitar playing experience. It was great. On the song PIECE I told her to give me a good GEORGE THOROUGHGOOD slide type of thing. She got the Les Paul Junior out that is close to thirty years old. She broke out her slide and went for it. We weren’t worried about wasting time in the studio. We just tried stuff. We did want we wanted to do and we had no pressure or some outside idiot telling us to do this or that.

LITA: (Singing to the tune of SWEET CHILD O’MINE) “She got thighs of the largest size and flapjack sloppy tits!”

You know you’re being recorded right?
LITA: Oh my God!!! No way Jose!!! I really love GUNS AND ROSES. My twelve year old keeps playing that damn riff and he’s played it so much that we’ve made up our own words to it.

Of the songs off of WICKED WONDERLAND, which ones stand out for you the most and why?
LITA:I like S.O.B., I like CRAVE and I like THE TRUTH and I like SACRED – that one was written by my husband and it’s really from the heart. PATRIOTIC S.O.B. – this whole thing with America now after this whole 9/11 thing and doubts about what happened with it and who did it and why it happened and we’ve got our first half-black President - things are freaky right now. In America, we’ve got the best of everything. We’ve got money, we’ve got warfare, we’ve got soldiers, we’ve got freedom of speech – except on some radio stations. We’ve got beautiful women, pornography, guns – we’re hot stuff so that’s PATRIOTIC S.O.B. It’s pretty badass. CRAVE has got the coolest bass line. As soon as I hear that bass line, if I’m driving my truck, all of a sudden my speed limit goes up. It’ll go from forty to ninety or something like that. Everybody I talk to says the same thing. They’ll look down at the speedometer and all of a sudden, they are going over the speed limit. I think that’s a good thing. This is what we want. You know the actress SCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON – the actress?

LITA: She plays me in the new RUNAWAYS movie and she came out to see us and we were in Lake Tahoe and she drove out from Los Angeles which is like a good eight hour drive. She stayed up all night the day before because she had moved into a new house and didn’t get any rest but she still drove out to see us and on the way home, I gave her the WICKED WONDERAND CD and I said ‘Here, take this. It’ll keep you awake.’

You talked about touring with QUEENSRYCHE. I never would’ve put the two of you together because they are one of them ‘concept album’ bands and you are straight ahead rock n roll.
LITA: QUEENSRYCHE is very different from anyone that I have ever known or toured with. Playing with them is like being in a recording studio every night. They are absolute perfectionists. When we come out on stage you know that everything is going to be perfect. It makes me work harder because I don’t want to be the one that is singing off-key or playing the wrong guitar note. It’s wonderful touring with them. We’ve got about four shows left with them and then we go up to New York City to play WALL STREET. We’re ringing the closing bell at WALL STREET and guess who the band is?

TWISTED SISTER. DEE SNYDER won’t be there. He’s going to be doing something else. From there we’re gonna fly to Phoenix where we’ll be doing something with ALICE COOPER – A Christmas benefit show. I love ALICE COOPER we actually recorded a song together once (ONLY WOMEN BLEED from 1990’s STILLETO) but I’ve always loved his stuff. Even my mom loved ALICE. My mom was from Rome and she had this really thick Italian accent and one time I took her to New York City. We were doing a music awards show and it was huge – KEITH RICHARDS, TINA TURNER, DAVID BOWIE – there were all of these massive stars walking around and then you had me and my mom. I took my mom and I had to get my makeup done which took about an hour and my mom got bored and wandered off and left me in the make up chair. When I was done, I went to go look for her. And I found her sitting on a couch with DAVID BOWIE. My mom passed away when she was sixty-seven. She was a full-blooded Roman who was passionately in love with my Dad but she loved DAVID BOWIE. When I found my mom she was like ‘Oh LITA! I was just taking to DAVE. He wanted an orange juice.’ DAVID BOWIE was dressed in this beautiful suit and here I was dressed in these leather pants that were cut off at the hips and this wacky hat and a bra and DAVID BOWIE looks at me and looks at my mom and says ‘Is this your daughter? Do you always let her dress like that?’ and my mother says ‘Yeah DAVE, that is rock n roll!’ That’s my DAVID BOWIE story. I think DAVID BOWIE reminded my mother of my father because they were both British. I think that was why she was drawn to him.

For the longest time, I never knew that you were form the U.K. You always seemed so American to me.
LITA: I grew up in Los Angeles but I was born in England. I moved to Boston when I was four and then to Dallas Texas when I was in first and second grade and then when I was in third grade we moved to Los Angeles where I lived out my life. And now we’re in the Caribbean.

How did music begin for you? A girl picking up a guitar seemed like an unlikely move back then.
LITA: I never thought about that. Sometimes you just do things and you’re not thinking that there aren’t any girls doing this. I never understood why they didn’t. It just didn’t make any sense. It’s not like you need a lot of muscles or a penis or anything. You just pick it up and you play it. You just need fingers, a heart, a soul and a crotch of some sort. At age eleven, I started to play guitar. I really wanted to play. When you’re a kid, you’ve just got to have it. You don’t even know why. For me, it was an acoustic guitar. I saw my first rock concert when I was thirteen. My cousin PAUL took me to my first rock concert and all of a sudden, I didn’t want to play acoustic guitar anymore. I wanted something big and beefy and mean sounding. I went to the hospital where my mother used to work and I lied to the workers and told them that I was sixteen and that I needed a job. I was actually fourteen and I saved up enough money to get a Gibson SG. From there, I would plug into my dad’s SONY reel-to-reel tape player and turn up the echo for effect. I would go into the back house to play because my parents lived in the front house and we had this guest house that I had turned into a little studio. I’d stay out there and play guitar and my family would encourage me. My dad would show up with a six pack of COORS sometimes and hear me play. He got his fingers blown off during World War II so that heavy metal sign where the two middle fingers are pulled down and the two other fingers are pulled up? His fingers looked like that after they were blown off in the war. He was naturally walking around with these fingers. He’d show up to all of the gigs, stand on the tables and talk to all of the girls.

Was THE RUNAWAYS your first band or were there other bands before that one.
LITA: No, THE RUNAWAYS were the very first band that I ever played in. They had booked a show and they didn’t have any musicians. They had a drummer SANDY WEST and they had JOAN JETT on guitar and I think that was it at the time. They had heard that I played bass and they called me up saying that they needed a bass player and I said ‘I don’t play bass. I play guitar’ and they were like ‘We need one of them too!’ So I thought okay then. I drove down to Hollywood which took about an hour from Long Beach and I took out my gear and started jamming out with SANDY the drummer. The first thing we played was HIGHWAY STAR from DEEP PURPLE. You now the guitar solo on that one? I couldn’t believe that SANDY knew it. That was my all time favorite band. I love the whole band. The fact that she was playing drum patterns from DEEP PURPLE and I was doing a guitar solo was just a match made in heaven. JOAN was standing there with a thumb up her ass. She didn’t know what to do. She didn’t know any of that stuff.


In looking back on it now, it seems like you girls came from different places musically.
LITA:KIM FOWLEY was the one that put everything together. In regard to this movie that is coming out – I don’t know if they’re going to capture it properly. I’m a little freaked out about this movie because first of all, I didn’t want to be in it. Second of all they didn’t use me anyway. Third of all, I don’t think they captured the true light of THE RUNAWAYS. I think it’s mostly going to be a story about JOAN and CHERIE CURIE. I don’t know who is going to care much about that. There were so many wonderful things that happened and so many experiences that we went through that made us what we are and it influenced so many women in rock today. I don’t think they are going to capture that on this film. It makes me want to do my own film and make it a true rock film. I think this one is going to be more about homosexuality and how they think they got screwed over. How the hell did they get screwed over? You know what I mean? They’re living legends for Godsake! I just don’t get it.

Is there some animosity between you and JOAN. It sounds like there is.
LITA: You know what happened BRIAN? When I broke away from THE RUNAWAYS in 1980, JOAN and I were really good friends. We were like sisters. She was always good to me and we never had a cross word and we never argued. After THE RUNAWAYS broke up I decided to give her a call and say hello and this man answers the phone – this evil, ugly frickin’ ‘No you can not talk to JOAN’ man. “Who are you and what do you want and I will have her call you when I’m ready!” It turned out to be her manager (KENNY LAGUNA) and ever since then, he has created a war between me and JOAN by saying things to promoters and saying things like “If you put LITA FORD on that tour, you’ll never work with JOAN again!” He would also go to songwriters and say “If you write for LITA, you’ll never write with JOAN again!’ He did this with movie producers and publicist and photographers. This man has tried to destroy me for the last thirty years and I kept my mouth shut until now. I’m sick of his ass and JOAN can kiss my ass for letting him do it. She and I were in one of the greatest bands in the world, but this guy thinks that he was in it too and he is out of his frickin’ tree. It’s terrible. After putting up with this bullshit for thirty years, I am so tired of it. I’ve been gracious enough to keep my mouth shut but as soon as I stepped off that island and as soon as I tried to book a tour, he was on me. He has called my publicist and my promoters. He is already trying to screw me over. What’s really cruel is that we’re blowing his ass out of the water. He’s afraid I’m gonna steal JOAN’s thunder and what is so stupid is that we have a completely different audience. JOAN’s audience is homosexual and my audience is straight, rockin’ – well some of them might be a little homosexual – but hey. She plays glitter rock and I play heavy metal. I’m not out to hurt her. I have no beef with her but this guy insists on screwing with me. It’s ugly. I called JOAN to try and bury the hatchet and her manager would not get her on the phone. I could probably get the President on the phone faster than I can her. It’s just retarded.

When you got out of THE RUNAWAYS and started your solo career, how did that feel?
LITA: It felt great because I was able to do what I wanted to do and not what everybody else wanted me to do. I was around the people I wanted to be around and not who I was forced to be around. I didn’t have to put up with CHERIE’s drama and her showing up late and screwing the frickin’ management. I didn’t have to put up with any of that. It was so dramatic, no wonder they ‘re going to make a movie out of it. I wanted to be a female HENDRIX. I wanted to play lead guitar and sing vocals. I wanted to be in a three piece band that was LITA FORD, bass and drums. No keys and no second guitar. I wanted to play guitar and not some guy in the background. I wanted people to know that it was me and at that time it was really different. That was what I wanted and it paid off. I got signed.

What kept you away from music?
LITA: Honestly, I got really bored with what I was doing. I started my first album at sixteen and then at thirty-eight years old – which was twenty-two years later – I had been touring the whole time and then I became pregnant. I married JIM of Friday the thirteenth in 1994 and the first thing he did was throw away my birth control pills. It took me three years to get pregnant with JAMES and once I became pregnant, my priorities shifted. I wanted to be a good mom. I had never held a baby in my whole life. I didn’t know what to do with it.

JIM: She is the best frickin’ mom on the planet and I know that is a weird thing for most people to imagine because of the rock star thing and the crazy, sexy guitar playing. I’ll give you a normal day at the house – bacon, eggs sausage, toast, waffles for breakfast. She cleans up the kitchen, throws in a load of laundry, starts home schooling the kids and gets them going, more housework and then makes us a big as lunch. She is the most hands on wife, mom, school teacher. It’s the opposite of what most people would think.

LITA: I just want you to know that you are getting our whole life story here.

I know, I know but it’s going to be awesome. I just got one more question for you. What do you want someone to come away with after they’ve heard WICKED WONDERLAND? What would you like them to feel?
LITA: A huge erection and a wet crotch and if they are driving, hopefully a speeding ticket.


http://www.rockwired.com/CapitalB.jpgrian Lush is a music industry professional and entrepreneur. In 2005 he launched the online music site Rockwired.com to help promote new music artists in conjunction with the weekly radio show Rockwired Live which aired on KTSTFM.COM from 2005 - 2009. In 2010 He launched the daily podcast series Rockwired Radio Profiles which features exclusive interviews and music. He has also developed and produced the online radio shows Jazzed and Blue - Profiles in Blues and Jazz, Aboriginal Sounds - A Celebration of American Indian and First Nations Music, The Rockwired Rock N Roll Mixtape Show and The Rockwired Artist of the Month Showcase. In 2012, Brian Lush and his company Rockwired Media LLC launched the monthly digital online publication Rockwired Magazine. The magazine attracts over 75,000 readers a month and shows no signs of stopping. Rockwired Magazine also bares the distinction of being the first American Indian-owned rock magazine. Brian Lush is an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe. Brian Lush's background in music journalism, radio and podcast hosting, podcast production, web design, publicity, advertising sales, social media and online marketing, strategic editorial planning and branding have all made Rockwired a name that is trusted and respected throughout the independent music industry.

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