LITA FORD Says 'Ugly Divorce' From Ex-NITRO Singer Inspired New Album's Lyrics

'80s hard rock queen Lita Ford revealed during an interview with Frankie DiVita, radio personality for 96.7 KCAL Rocks, that she is presently going through a "really ugly divorce" from her husband of 16 years, ex-NITRO vocalist Jim Gillette. According to Lita, the ordeal has inspired the lyrical themes covered on her forthcoming studio album, "The Healing", which she hopes to release sometime this spring.

When asked what kind of topics she is writing about on the new CD, Lita said, "I'm going through a divorce right now, and it's a really ugly divorce, so the album is based around people and their problems — whether it's divorce or whether it's sickness or whether they lost a job. The album is called 'The Healing', and it's all based around those sorts of things — sickness, cancer, loss, divorce... I mean, it's not gonna be depressing album. So far the songs are very upbeat. . . and it is written with encouragement, and I think a lot of people will be able to relate."

Lita and Jim are the parents of two sons, 9-year-old Rocco and 13-year-old James.

"Wicked Wonderland", the first album in 15 years from Lita Ford, sold around 2,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 31 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart.

"Wicked Wonderland" was released in Europe on October 2, 2009 via earMUSIC/Edel. The set was issued in the U.S. on October 6, 2009 through Lita's own JLRG Entertainment label as a regular CD and limited-edition vinyl with different artwork.

In an "innovative" music marketing move, Ford released a single from "Wicked Wonderland" on, the world's leading fetish site. It was believed to be the first time a relatively high-profile music release was launched through a web site catering to the alternative fetish lifestyle.


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