Former THE RUNAWAYS
singer Cherie Currie
was interviewed on the third episode of the "Metal Assault"
radio show on the Los Angeles-based station Razor KXRZ
. You can now listen to the program using the Mixcloud
widget below. (Note: The Cherie Currie
interview begins around the 47-minute mark.)
spoke to the SF Examiner
about the current status of the solo album she made in 2011 — produced by former GUNS N' ROSES
drummer Matt Sorum
and and featuring guest appearances by fellow ex-GN'R
and Duff McKagan
, THE VERONICAS
and Juliette Lewis
. It also includes a duet with SMASHING PUMPKINS
mainman Billy Corgan
and a remake of the old RUNAWAYS
classic "Queens Of Noise"
singer Brody Dalle
After it took over a year for everyone involved to sign off on the CD, Currie
, 53, was prevented from touring by her then-manager Kenny Laguna
, who also represents Currie
's former THE RUNAWAYS
bandmate Joan Jett
"He said, 'Nope, you can't play, it's not time,'" said Currie
. "One summer went by, and then another, and another was coming up, and I said, 'Kenny
, you can't let me sit here. The band's been waiting for two years!' I was trying to tell him that I'm not 20 years old anymore — one year is like five when you hit 50."
has since ended her working relationship with Laguna
, and as a result, "we're not even sure if the record is going to see the light of day," said her son, Jake Hays
, who plays guitar in her band and whom she had with actor Robert Hays
"Because the business didn't work for me when I was young, it's become a dream of mine to come back," she said. "But I can't wait for anybody anymore. I just want to play some RUNAWAYS
songs for all the fans and kind of say goodbye, in a way."
In a recent Facebook
said about her plans for the immediate future: "I'm going to record a single this summer and release it on iTunes
. I'm going to play, play, play, like I wanted to from the beginning. I'm going to give the fans what they want and deserve without management and without a record company.
"[Fellow ex-THE RUNAWAYS
member] Lita Ford
said to me the other day, 'Sister, you're not dead yet!' And she's right. It's time to put faith in the only things I can count on. Myself and the fans. That's really all that matters."
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