Lita Ford: "I Wasn't Going to Put Down My Guitar"

Lita Ford is a bitch.

Her words, not ours: She's touting the title track of her new album, The Bitch Is Back . . . Live. "I heard [the original version] on the radio and it just came tumbling down on me like a ton of bricks: 'Hello! Please record me, you dumb bitch. This is your song!'" she says from her Los Angeles home. "It was a no-brainer."

The Elton John song -- revved up with nasty guitar power chords in place of John's boogie-infused piano -- opens the album. Ford says she typically opens shows with it, as it helps bridge the generation gap in her audience.

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Glenn BurnSilver
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