Jim: Lita (Ford) and Jim Gillette. Lita’s been making music since she was 16 and was one of the founding members of The Runaways. She’s had many top 40 hits including a duet with Ozzy (Osbourne) “Close My Eyes Forever”. She was also nominated for two Grammy’s. Lita’s the Queen of Metal! I’m the largest selling vocal coach and also the guy who use to shatter glass with his voice. I sing with Lita on the new album and at the live shows. We have our own record company called JLRG Entertainment.
You have been a part of the music industry for awhile now. How would you say things have changed since you started?
Lita: Every single thing is different. From the way you record to the way people get the music. Stores that carry CD’s are almost a thing of the past. It’s wild how things are changing.
Your newest album, Wicked Wonderland, came out in October. Tell us what made you want to release a brand new album and what can people expect to hear on it?
Lita: Well the time was just right. We have two boys and wanted them to be old enough to learn and have fun while we toured. They’ve been all over the world now. We home school them so their field trips are the coolest. They get to hang out with rock stars!
Wicked Wonderland is our sexual autobiography. It’s about our sex, fetishes, kink, bondage, love, hate, pain and pleasure. It’s from our hearts and our crotches. It’s heavier than anything I’ve done and it’s full of energy. Some people might have expected me to have mellowed out after being gone for so long but it’s just the opposite. The Bitch is back!
You have also hooked up with Stockroom.com for a contest to give away a guitar. How did this relationship happen? Did they come to you or was it the other way around?
Lita: We’ve been customers of Stockroom for years. We love all their toys, and latex. When we did a video with Twisted Sister we asked them to make us a cool outfit and they were excited. We really hit it off with them and have a wonderful relationship.
So the two of you use the Stockroom products at home.
Lita: Our bedroom looks like a showroom for Stockroom! I think we’re the first public couple to be endorsed by a bondage/fetish company! At least we’d like to think we are. We actually just got back from a tour with Queensryche and if you could have seen our room in the back of the bus you’d laugh your ass off. Toys and restraints all over, it was our dungeon on wheels!
Speaking of in the bedroom, what would you say is your favorite position?
Oh boy. We do so many different things. I guess our fall back position is kind of a modified missionary. I’m on my back and Jim’s on top but stays upright so he can get a good view of me working my clit. My legs are bent back slightly for deep penetration but not too deep.
Have you ever had sex anywhere really crazy?
Lita: Let’s see, we’ve done the deed backstage and in public bathrooms. Actually the coolest place was when we were at my girlfriends wedding and Jim bent me over a toilet while everyone was dancing. That was fun as we could hear the wedding party going on and they could hear us as well! Oh yeah, I gave Jim some quality time in a parking lot once and we got caught!
Jim: Everything. Obviously Lita’s a gorgeous woman. I knew on our first date that I was going to marry her. It was real strange. I put my arm around her and it felt like electricity was going all through me. I knew the moment I put my arm around her that she was the one. We got married two weeks later on Friday the 13th! That was 15 and a half years ago! We’re soul mates and have the most amazing sex life. It’s so cool to be in a long-term relationship and be having better sex now than we had in the beginning. We’re very open with each other and aren’t embarrassed to tell each other our weird, kinky desires. I think that’s the secret, trusting your partner enough to totally bare your soul so you can enjoy your deepest and darkest fantasies.
What kind of advice would you give someone who is looking to break into the music industry?
Lita: I’d say to believe in yourself and don’t let anyone hold you back.
What do you two like to do in your free time? Any hobbies?
Jim: We don’t have any free time! Lita home schools the boys and is always in the kitchen; between our two boys and me we eat a ton. She’s an awesome cook so that’s one of her hobbies. I train in Gracie Jiu Jitsu and boxing. I also teach our boys. They’ve been training since they were two years old. They’re 8 and 12 now. There’s also the nighttime aerobics that Lita and I do. We’re really into our mommy and daddy time. I try to keep dreaming up new things for us to try. It’s funny to see Lita’s face when I tell her my newest idea. Sometimes it’s the look of “WHAT THE FUCK?”
Can you share a silly or embarrassing story for your fans and my readers?
Lita: Jim likes to tell everyone about our stay at the Marriot in Miami. We were there for two months and we hold the record for the most complaints and the most unusual complaint!
Every night without fail we’d be going at it and the phone would ring. Jim would answer and explain that no one was being killed that we were just enjoying each other. They informed us after a few weeks that we were the record holders for the most complaints ever! The most unusual was when they called and told Jim that this was a new one on them. Jim said “why what’s up” and they told him that this complaint had actually come from our room! The kids had called the front desk and asked them to get mommy and daddy to quiet down so they could sleep! We about died! That’s a bit embarrassing for me but I think Jim’s proud of it!
The new album Wicked Wonderland is out. Amazon.com is your best bet as all the stores that carry CDs are disappearing. We’re working on a Docu Series TV show right now called “The Gillettes: An Extreme American Family”
Thanks for the fun questions and we hope to see everyone next year when we’re touring next summer.
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