Runaways reunite, kinda, for the holidays!
It’s been 36 years since Lita Ford and Cherie Currie recorded new music together as members of the legendary all-female rock band, the Runaways.
Two of the most influential women in Rock and Roll have reunited in 2013 for a special holiday song. Ford has partnered up with her former Runaways band mate for what is sure to be a new Christmas Classic. The song “Rock This Christmas Down” was released today on iTunes.
“I thought the world could use a new Christmas song,” said Ford. “The song was Written by Mitch Perry, my guitarist and Michael Dan Ehmig, my lyricist, along with Marty O’Brien on bass, and Rodger Carter on drums. We so rocked it!”
While plans had gone underway for the song, Ford admits that she was not fully aware of the details of the reunion.
“What I didn’t know is that I’d be singing it as a duet with my long lost sister, CHERIE CURRIE,” she said. “I am blessed to have her back in my life, and what an appropriate time and song to rehash an old friendship. CHRISTMAS!!!
“Currie hopped a plane from Chicago to L.A., and drove straight to the studio and threw down her vocal track on this rocking song! Needless to say, it was magic and history in the making. We were left with such a smoking track for everyone to hear, every Christmas, every year! Let’s ROCK THIS CHRISTMAS DOWN!!!””
Currie is equally as excited about the song’s release, but moreso about being reunited with Ford.
“I have dreamed, literally, of seeing Lita again for over three decades,” she said. “Even after all that time I still thought of her often. The Runaways was something that was always left unfinished to me. Especially when it came to Lita, but I only knew her as a child. What floored me more than the unbelievable gift of working with her again was the woman she had become. She is the bravest, kindest, strongest, most loving human being I have met.
“Lita asking me to be a part of this amazing song and a part of her astonishing life has filled that void, that hole I had in my heart that maybe we both shared. It is now filled with love, support and admiration for a dear and wonderful friend whom I am so proud to say is LITA FORD.”
Currie believes that, despite all the years, the new song captures the essence of their band which also included Joan Jett.
“Rock This Christmas Down” has the flare of our Runaways legacy,” she said. “But its pure Lita. It rocks like only she can. We took a dim, negative and unfinished past and turned it into a positive future. It doesn’t get any better than that. I know this will be the best Christmas I have had in decades. Thank you sister!”