Move over, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Hall of Heavy Metal History is getting ready for its annual induction gala.
Lita Ford is the most recognizable name in the 2019 class. The guitar goddess was a trailblazer for women in rock at a time when she and fellow former Runaways member Joan Jett were pretty much out there on their own.
Ford is perhaps best known for her arena rock anthem, “Kiss Me Deadly,” and also scored a top 10 hit with her dark duet with Ozzy Osbourne, “Close My Eyes Forever.”
Other inductees this year include Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater, David Ellefsonof Megadeth and Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake – members of Ozzy’s first solo band line-up.
The induction ceremony will take place on January 23rd in Anaheim, CA and is open to the public.
Lita had this to say via her Facebook page:
I have been fortunate that my musical experiences, today, in 2019 and growing up in The Runaways, I have been blessed and surrounded by some of the greatest musicians in rock ‘n’ roll history!
I can honestly say I have learned from the best in the world. Heavy Metal /Hard Rock /Punk music is a way of life, today and every day.
You’ve got to live it, breathe it, eat it, sleep with it, shoot it in your veins, but most of all, don’t ever let it beat you down, great things will come .
This is what we do !!! This is who we are !!!
- LITA FORD
Hall Of Heavy Metal History Award Ceremony - Jan 23, 2019, Anaheim, CA -