Lita Ford & Eddie Van Halen

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November 6, 2016 at 11:22 pm Quote #54652

guitard
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I don’t think I’ve seen this here before – another crazy Van Halen story – this time coming from the God Mother of heavy guitar Lita Ford.



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November 6, 2016 at 11:39 pm Quote #54653

Cut2TheCrash
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The story was from her book Living Like a Runaway https://www.amazon.com/Living-Like-Runaway-Lita-Ford/dp/0062270648


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November 7, 2016 at 10:21 am Quote #54655

ron
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Her friends with benefits ¬≠included Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore and Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton, both of whom she describes as perfect gentlemen, and Edward — not Eddie — Van Halen, as she says he actually disliked his commonly used nickname.

Ford shares the time in 1980 that she and Van Halen were drinking vodka and trying on each other’s clothes in her living room. Ford had a T-shirt that read, in part, “Beat me. Bite me. Whip me. F–k me,” among other such sentiments. They were fooling around on the floor when she felt someone kicking her ankle, and found Mark, a large man she had recently broken up with, staring down at them. He had “climbed up the balconies and came through the sliding-glass door.”

Van Halen, drunk, freaked out. He “backed his way toward the bathroom and said, ‘Well, if you’re going to kill me, just bury me with my guitar.’ Then he slammed shut the bathroom door and locked it.”

Ford got Mark to leave, but when she checked the bathroom, Van Halen was gone, despite the only exit being one “tiny, tiny window” over the shower.

He had, in fact, “managed to squeeze his body through that window, scraping up his entire stomach, [and] dropped down four stories.”

At the height of his fame, he had to borrow a dime from a kid on the street — while wearing Ford’s T-shirt — to call 911.


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November 7, 2016 at 11:55 am Quote #54656

guitard
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Cut2TheCrash: The story was from her bookLiving Like a Runaway https://www.amazon.com/Living-Like-Runaway-Lita-Ford/dp/0062270648


Has anyone read any of the Amazon reviews for that book? Wow … they make Lita out to be a serious head case.

Nothing against her per se … but I never jumped on the Lita bandwagon … either for her looks or for her guitar playing. Smart move on her part – she’s almost always had a good second guitar player in her band – to include a guy named Steve Fister who played with her back in her late ’80s hey day. I saw him front row at a bar in 1994 playing in the band Steppenwolf and he blew me away. He’s not particularly well known, but he has taught guitar at Guitar Institute of Technology in LA and you have to be top notch to get that gig.


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November 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm Quote #54657

Cut2TheCrash
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She comes off if something is a miss in lots of interviews , I also read the book to me most things in the book are so over the top in her writings … most are hard to believe imo
Listen here she is a mess and the ex husband and kids call in and refute her whole story

0:00 – 16:22 Lita Ford talks about being unable to see her kids, due to the fact their father is brainwashing them, and forcing them away from her.
16:23 – 44:35 Opie and Jimmy discuss their bizarre interview with Lita Ford, and debate as to whether she was telling the whole truth when it came to the custody of her children.
44:36-END Lita’s ex-husband and the father of her children, Jim Gillette and her son James Gillette are on the phone to explain why exactly Lita can’t see her children anymore.


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December 19, 2016 at 11:21 am Quote #55126

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