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Guitar Greats: Lita Ford

For 40 years, Lita Ford has been rocking crowds the world over from her time in the groundbreaking band The Runaways and as a solo artist, and even after all of these years, she's still one of the biggest badasses in the game.

Ford's new album Time Capsule is her first in four years, and she just released her revealing memoir Living Like A Runaway: A Memoir, so if you wanted further proof of her legend, pick up a copy.  As if that weren't enough, Ford is currently on the road with Halestorm, which we hope yields at least a couple of guitar battles on stage between Ford and Lzzy Hale.

Lita Ford of The Runaways performs on stage at the Roundhouse in Camden on October 1st, 1976 in London.

 

Lita Ford of the rock band 'The Runaways' circa 1976.

 

Lita Ford performs with The Runaways With Joan Jett at Atlanta Municipal Auditorium on February 25, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Lita Ford - 1983

Lita Ford performs onstage at the Metro nightclub, Chicago, Illinois, September 30, 1984.

 

Lita Ford performing live at the BMG Distribution Convention on August 23, 1988 in Montreal, Canada.

 

Lita Ford performs with Queensryche at City Block on October 15, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Lita Ford performs at the Pinktober event to benefit Memorial Breast Cancer Centers at Hard Rock Cafe on October 22, 2010 in Hollywood, Florida.

 

Lita Ford performs at DTE Energy Center on July 7, 2012 in Clarkston, Michigan.

 

Lita Ford performs at The Whisky a Go Go on October 17, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.

 

Lita Ford performs at Moorpark Country Club on September 22, 2014 in Moorpark, California.

 

Lita Ford performs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on October 29, 2015 in Hollywood, Florida.

 

Lita Ford performs at Saban Theatre on March 5, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.