Pat Benatar, is truly a class act. Before it was fashionable for women to be in Rock & Roll, she showed determination and grit to pursue her career.

She kicked off her latest tour on Wednesday and will continue on the road thru the end of August. August 16th will find her in Deadwood, South Dakota at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel and Casino.

When the tour wraps, she'll head into the studio to record a Christmas album of tradnational tunes plus new ones she is writing. The Christmas album will be out in 2012, hopefully!

While show business has killed many marriages, Pat and guitarist husband Neil Giraldo have hung tough thru good and bad times.

Maybe the marriage thing has a connection to her other project, the writing of her first novel. Pat says it's about the second coming of Jesus Christ.