Lita Ford says she’s hoping for a reunion of her old band The Runaways next year. The singer and guitarist, who is preparing to launch a new solo album, Living Like a Runaway, made the statement to Metal Underground in response to a question about whether she’d consider performing in an all-female festival or tour lineup.
“I would if it was the Runaways,” Ford said. “There’s all kinds of lineups you can have and all kinds of wonderful musicians. Unfortunately Sandy’s not around anymore, the drummer, and she was such a huge part of the band. I don’t know if Joan Jett would do the band without Sandy. I would, I love Sandy and nobody will ever take her place, but there’s still me and Joan and Cherie. The Runaways had a couple of bass players and they were both great. I would love to do the Runaways again, maybe next year, 2013 would be a good time.”
Ford’s immediate plans include the Def Leppard/Poison tour that begins in Salt Lake City in June, and the release of Living Like a Runaway, which features guitarist Gary Hoey. “I hope everyone enjoys it,” Ford said. “It’s a lot to digest. It’s a very deep album and it’s not something you can just throw on and listen to once …You have to sit down and listen to the record and take in the lyrics, because each song will take you on a journey. They are some of the best lyrics and songs I’ve written, and I don’t want them to go unnoticed.”