Lita Ford has just signed a worldwide deal with SPV/Steamhammer. The rock queen's new album, entitled 'Living Like a Runaway,' is tentatively set for a May 2012 release. Best known for her work with The Runaways and her solo career, featuring hit singles 'Kiss Me Deadly' and the Billboard charting duet 'Close My Eyes Forever' with Ozzy Osbourne, Ford is ready to make a return to the throne as the queen of metal.

"SPV gets who I am, my work, and what it takes to bring this project to life. I'm very excited to have them on my team," says Ford.

The rocker also spoke about her work with Gary Hoey on the record and the meaning of the album's title:

"Gary Hoey and I wanted to approach this record by getting back to basics. We want to strip away all the electronics and plug-ins and keep it to vocals, guitar, bass, and drums. Going back to basics is going back to what punk, metal and The Runaways was for me.

"Living Like A Runaway" means freedom and empowerment. To do what I want and to pursue my dreams while answering to no one."

Watch Lita Ford and Paul Stanley's 'Lick it Up' Rehearsal Video
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