Rock star Lita Ford is to be honoured with Guitar Player magazine's Certified Legend Award at an all-star charity gig in Los Angeles later this month (Mar14).

The rocker will take part in the second annual Rock Against MS All-Star Benefit at the Whisky a Go-Go on 26 March (14), alongside Steve Stevens, Gilby Clarke and Cherie Currie - and she'll pick up a very special accolade at the event.

Guitar Player magazine bosses will be there to present Ford with their top award, inspired by Chet Atkins' phrase 'Certified Guitar Player'.

The first award was handed to Les Paul in 2003 and recipients have included Duane Eddy, DICk Dale, Lee Ritenour and Joe Perry, among others.