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On February 27, Aniruddh “Andrew” Bansal of Metal Assault conducted an interview with ’80s hard rock queen Lita Ford. An excerpt from the chat follows below.
Metal Assault: You recently did the Dee Snider roast at NAMM (see video below). What was that like?
Lita: I enjoyed being there, I enjoyed being around my friends Eddie Trunk, Scott Ian and just everyone that was involved was really nice. But I think the whole concept behind that roast is terrible. I don’t agree with it, and I personally hope it goes straight into the toilet. That’s my opinion. [laughs]
Metal Assault: Wow, I’m pretty surprised by that! Why do you think it’s a bad thing? Is it just a distasteful way of doing it?
Lita: I don’t like bagging on my friends. I don’t like calling people names. It’s terrible! They’re turning us on ourselves. They’re turning us against each other, and it’s sickening. It’s such a fucked up show. I really had a hard time with it. I could hardly speak. I was really very uncomfortable with it?
Metal Assault: Well, why did you do it then?
Lita: I didn’t know what it was. I wasn’t quite sure. I knew it was something where you make fun of somebody, but I didn’t realize how extreme it was and how terrible it was. They turn you on your friends, so you’re bagging on your friends! To me, that’s just not what I’m about. I don’t like it. It might be good for some people, but for me it was a nightmare and I will definitely never do that one again, nor I think will they have me back.
Read the entire interview at Metal Assault.