's solo career since the band she joined at age 15, The Runaways
disbanded in 1979 has had its ups and downs. Arguably, one of the "downs" was her 2009 release, Wicked Wonderland
, produced by her then-husband, Jim Gillette (ex-Nitro vocalist.) How was her 2012 album, Living Like a Runaway
different? "The last album was really out of my control, and [this one] is completely in my control," she told About.com Heavy Metal's Chad Bowar in a recent interview
. "It's my songwriting, it's my playing, it's my vocals. It was really wonderful making this record." For her fans, the new album is a welcome return to her hard rock roots, containing a suite of songs that tell very personal parts of her life story. Whatever ground she lost with her last album, she has more than made up with her new one.