LITA FORD To Appear At South Florida's 'Rock The Cure' Benefit

According to South Florida's, '80s hard rock queen Lita Ford will make an appearance at tonight's Rock for the Cure event, which is being held at the Seminole Hotel and Casino Hard Rock Café beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The event is in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation's Miami/Fort Lauderdale Chapter. This year, Hard Rock will honor Isabella (Lisa) Ford. Ford, a London-born rocker who played lead guitar for THE RUNAWAYS, lost her mother to breast cancer in 1990 at the age of 67.

In addition, guests will have the opportunity to bid on a Pink Fender guitar signed by Lita Ford, as well as another signed by Paul Castronovo, of the "Paul and Young Ron" morning show, on BIG 105.9 FM.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma's 97.5 KMOD radio station posted video footage of Lita Ford's July 12, 2008 press conference at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. Watch the six-minute clip below.

Lita Ford's current band consists of the following musicians:

Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.) - Drums
Teddy Cook (DIO) - Bass
Michael T. Ross (HARDLINE, ANGEL) - Keyboards

Lita Ford recently signed a deal with Coallier Entertainment, the New York-based company whose list of clients includes such artists as TWISTED SISTER and SEBASTIAN BACH.

In a June 2008 interview with Rock Confidential, Lita Ford stated about her lengthy absence from the music scene and her decision to return to performing and recording, "I married Jim Gillette (former NITRO singer) about 14 years ago and we pretty much checked out of the U.S. We moved to the Caribbean and have lived there for quite a long time. That's why nobody knows where I am. Literally, we're on a deserted island. Like Nihm's Island — that movie with Jodie Foster. We've been living in the islands and I had two kids and we've just been raising our sons. That's it. . . The music scene got so weird I just didn't know what the heck I was doing. It was almost like anything from the '80s was a dirty word. I thought it was good time to check out. . . I just checked out completely. I think one of the hardest gigs in the world is being a parent. It takes all of me. It also takes all of you to be in a rock band. I just couldn't do both. When I had my kids they were priority over everything else. My kids are getting older and they're starting to rock! My son got a gold top Les Paul for his 11th birthday. My other son is playing QUEEN on the drums and he's only six. They're ready to rock! They want me to rock. When they were after me to play I knew it was time!"


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