Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir

In this long-awaited, emotionally strong memoir,  “HEAVY METAL’S major girl ROCKER” (Rolling Stone) opens up in regards to the ’70s and ’80s tune scene and her trailblazing lifestyles because the lead guitarist of the “pioneering band” (New York Times) the Runaways and her platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated solo occupation. Hailed as “the mom of all steel” (Los Angeles Times) and “one of the best lady electrical guitar avid gamers to ever decide up the device” (Elle), Lita Ford bares her soul in Living Like a Runaway.

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It was once my mother’s favourite hangout. I’d consistently desired to see what was once so cool approximately Las Vegas. As a child I wasn’t allowed within the casinos, yet in overdue 1979 i used to be twenty-one and that i may well get in to work out what they have been all approximately. We hopped into my Firebird and hit the line. to be able to Las Vegas we have been hungry and stopped to consume at a truck cease. I ordered the fish and chips, a dumb factor to reserve at a truck cease in the course of the wilderness. It used to be very greasy and that i don’t do too good with fried meals besides, yet I enjoyed genuine English fish and chips. evidently, we weren’t in England, so i finished up with a stomachache. by the point we received to Vegas, i used to be ailing. Patty checked us into our room simply because I felt like i used to be going to vomit any moment. I went to take a seat within the nook of the foyer on a purple velvet couch, and whereas i used to be looking ahead to Patty, a rock band walked into the inn to envision in. i used to be sitting within the nook so I didn’t imagine the band spotted me watching them. Patty walked over and stated, “Okay, let’s cross, I received the keys. ” I stated, “Patty, examine those men. They’re fascinating, huh? ” Patty’s eyes lit up. “Yeah! might be we will be able to meet them later someplace. ” I stated, “Yeah, that may be cool. ” We have been amassing our baggage whilst one of many band participants walked over to us and acknowledged, “Hello girls,” in a thick British accessory. “I’m Glenn. ” It was once Glenn Tipton, Judas Priest’s guitarist. I stated, “Hi, I’m Lita. ” “What’s incorrect? ” he stated to me. “I have a stomachache from street nutrition. ” He stated, “Oh yeah. ” Glenn thoroughly understood. I had by no means met Glenn or the opposite Judas Priest band participants ahead of and had no inspiration why he might come over to me, except he well-known me from the Runaways. I don’t comprehend. My God, he was once adorable, even though! Glenn acknowledged, “Well, come to my room and I’ll make you are feeling larger. ” i assumed, Huh? quite? It’s in contrast to I’ve by no means heard that line prior to. How is he gonna make me believe greater? yet he was once so scorching I couldn’t face up to, so I acknowledged, “Okay. enable me visit my room and freshen up a bit. I’ll be correct there. What room are you in? ” We exchanged room numbers seeing that he had simply been given his room keys through the travel supervisor. “East Tower, 1784. ” “Let me move see what this Glenn man is all approximately. I’ll be correct back,” I stated to Patty when we received settled. I additionally informed her what room i used to be going to in case anything occurred. I knocked on Glenn’s door. He was once awaiting me, and stated, “Come in, my love, please take a seat. ” He poured me a ginger ale from his minibar. “How considerate. thanks, Glenn,” I acknowledged as i began to take a seat within the chair. He stopped me: “No, no, no, darling, now not there. Please sit down the following, my love, on my lap. ” Ah! ok. Glenn had the sort of splendidly reassuring gentleman’s voice. I enjoyed his British accessory. in fact i used to be greater than ok with it. He placed his hand on my abdominal and acknowledged, “So, inform me approximately this tummyache of yours. ” I instructed him in regards to the fish and chips on the truck cease, that we lived in la, and that we’d pushed 4 hours to Vegas for a few enjoyable. “Fish and chips,” he acknowledged.

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