Lita Ford Accuses Ex-Husband of ‘Brainwashing’ Their Children Against Her On New Song ‘Mother’
With a new album, ‘Living Like a Runaway,’ hitting stores next month, this should be a very happy time for guitar hero Lita Ford. Instead, she’s dealing with a nasty divorce, claiming on a new song that her ex-husband has “brainwashed” their children and kept her from seeing them.
Speaking to Decibel magazine, Ford explains, “My kids (sons James and Rocco) are with their dad (Jim Gillette, former frontman of the band Nitro). There was a huge divorce that went down. Basically, he brainwashed them and took them from me — not legally, (but by saying), “Oh, you don’t want to go with Mommy, Mommy’s bad. Don’t go with Mommy.”
Ford has fired back with the plain-spoken and vengeful song ‘Mother,’ where she talks directly to her children: “He paints an ugly picture of you and I / So far from truth / It’s so hard to see / The only way to hurt me was through my love for you / I am your mother / Please understand why I have to leave / The pain was deep / He was hurting me.”
Unfortunately, the guitarist isn’t sure her children will get to hear the track anytime soon: “He won’t let them hear it. He won’t let them have anything to do with me. He won’t let them look at any photographs. I’m wondering if they even have a computer… I miss them, I love them. They’re my life.”
Listen to ‘Mother’ by Lita Ford: