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The Bitches are Back - Lita Ford Shreds Things Up at Rocklahoma

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Known for her arsenal of BC Rich guitars - affectionately called "bitches" by those who play them - and her talent for ripping things up as good as the next guy, Lita Ford shredded things up last night at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK, a four day rock and metal fest featuring bands from the '80s like Queensr├┐che, Warrant and Tesla.

Joining her on stage were Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.) on drums, Teddy Cook (Dio) on Bass, Michael T. Ross (Bent Pussycat) on keyboards, and Tom Cavanagh (Angel) on guitar.

According to Rocklahoma's official website this is Lita's first show in 15 years, not counting the warm-up gigs she did around New York earlier this month under the guise of a Lita Ford tribute act called Kiss Me Deadly.

After gaining notoriety for her guitar skills with The Runaways, Lita left the all-female rock group to forge a solo career in 1979, scoring huge hits with tunes like "Gotta Let It Go," "Kiss Me Deadly," and "Close My Eyes Forever," a duet with Ozzy Osbourne.

At the height of her career, Lita toured with some of the biggest acts in rock and metal, heavy hitters like Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, proving that girls could play guitar and helping introduce a once male-dominated genre to legions of head-banging chicks across the globe.

The Queen of Metal recently signed on with Coallier Entertainment , a New York-based label that also houses Foreigner and Twisted Sister on their roster. Does this mean we can expect a new album from the metal glamazon? This mother of two is keeping mum, but rumours of a press conference on Monday should reveal if her hiatus is finally over.

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1. blessed with hatred writes:

i don't so much wonder how her "shredding" sounds, but, how's she lookin these days??

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2. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

Lita Ford posters may be the leading cause in carpal tunnel in metal guys

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. godlike writes:

Millions of potential children died, because of this womans posters and videos back in the 80s...
Lately she looks pretty rough.... but she would definatly fall in the " Id do her now just because of what she used to look like" category..!!

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 9:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kalis_wrath writes:

You mean Godlike, that the bragging rights would be very worth it?

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5. godlike writes:

Definatly...!!

# Jul 14, 2008 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Dark_Funeral writes:

i hope i wasnt the only one who laughed out loud when "The b****es are back" was read

maybe i'm just too easily amused?

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7. blessed with hatred writes:

yeah i'd prolly bang her.....

# Jul 15, 2008 @ 9:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. SHREDDER13 writes:

Mrs. Ford can definitely still "SHRED" and she is still fukking hot!!....lol...

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9. rk writes:

Man i would go see her if she did some runaways songs.

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10. Kalis_wrath writes:

Dark funeral, uhe headline read "The b**** is back!" but then someone edited it. *LOL*

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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

the*

# Jul 15, 2008 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. TruSeattleite writes:

Half my wall space in my room was just her back in the 80's.....lol

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