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Lita Ford: Mother's Day, the hard way

By May 10, 2013

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Lita Ford

From the beginning (with The Runaways) Lita Ford's name has been synonymous with hard rock and heavy metal. Although she has often written songs based on her own experiences, her song, "Mother" (from her 2012 album, Living Like A Runaway) is about as personal as it gets.

The "Mother" music video was released this week, not coincidentally, a few days before Mother's Day. One of the video's many interesting aspects is that it was directed by Victory Tischler-Blue, who, as Vicki Blue, was The Runaways bass guitarist in 1977-78.

The song was written for and about Ford's two teenage sons, from whom she has been estranged since her divorce in 2011. Ford told USA Today that she hopes her sons see the video, and that the song's message reaches other parents who are in the same situation, and that "it will give them belief and faith and strength to get through whatever it is that they have to go through in order to have their children safe and sane." Even if you are not an alienated parent, and even though it will probably not cheer you up, it's well worth watching.

Watch Lita Ford's "Mother" music video

Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images


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