In an "innovative" music marketing move, heavy metal queen Lita Ford has released a single from "Wicked Wonderland", her first album in 15 years, on Stockroom.com, the world's leading fetish site. It is believed to be the first time a relatively high-profile music release has been launched through a web site catering to the alternative fetish lifestyle.
"Wicked Wonderland"'s erotic song "Bed", which explores themes of bondage, kink and power exchange in a strong and highly artistic style, will be available exclusively on Stockroom.com prior to the album's release.
"My husband Jim Gillette [ex-NITRO singer] and I have carved out our own path to develop a wonderful and close family life," said Lita. "Though we're a long-married couple, we both have very active imaginations, including being kinky with each other, and that's what this album is about. It's sort of a sexual autobiography. We've partnered up with Stockroom.com because it's our favorite outfitter for kink products."
While previewing "Bed", fans of Lita and Stockroom will also be able to view and order from "Lita's Collection", a special selection of some of the fetish gear that Lita and Jim have enjoyed, along with her personal choice of Syren latex fashion styles.
The first 100 orders on Stockroom.com to use the source code "LITA" at checkout beginning Monday, September 28 will receive a free "Wicked Wonderland" CD as well as an additional 10% off their entire Stockroom purchase, a discount offer which will be extended through December 31.
Lita's first new studio album in 14 years, "Wicked Wonderland", is scheduled for release in Europe on October 2 via earMUSIC/Edel. The set will be issued in the U.S. on October 6 through Lita's own JLRG Entertainment label as a regular CD and limited-edition vinyl with different artwork.
Ford will be interviewed on DJ Junkman's KNAC.COM show today (Monday, September 28) at 4 p.m. PST. You can listen to the program live via the Internet at www.knac.com.
As previously reported, Ford will take part in an in-store signing session on Saturday, October 24 at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey beginning at 1:00 p.m. Pre-order her new CD, "Wicked Wonderland", to obtain a wristband that will grant you access to the event.
For more information, visit www.vvinyl.com.
QUEENSRŸCHE will take Lita Ford on the road with them for over two dozen dates beginning October 15.
Ford will hit the stage during the QUEENSRŸCHE set to perform three songs including her Top 10 Billboard hit (performed with Ozzy Osbourne) "Close My Eyes Forever", which she will duet with QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate.
For all songs, Lita will be backed by QUEENSRŸCHE — Geoff Tate on vocals, Michael Wilton and Parker Lundgren on guitars, Eddie Jackson on bass and Scott Rockenfield on drums.