Cherie Currie: Return of a Runaway | Cuepoint | Medium

feat_slider_cherieA terrific interview by Evelyn McDonnell with Cherie Currie, lead singer of legendary all female band The Runaways that also had in its line-up, Lita Ford and Joan Jett.

 

When I began interviewing (Kim) Fowley for Queens of Noise, The Runaways and Neon Angel had already been released. He cooperated with the movie, in which he is engagingly portrayed by Michael Shannon, but Fowley felt hurt and betrayed by the way he was demonized in both narratives, and by the way in which he was sidelined at promotional events for the movie. Mostly he was aggrieved by a chapter Currie added to the second edition of her book. “Kim Fowley’s Sex Education Class” describes an incident in which Fowley masturbated an inebriated young woman with a hairbrush in front of Currie, West, and others. Fowley denied the incident and became angry and agitated when I asked him about it. Almost every time we talked, he would offer me choice words about Currie, calling her, for example, “Courtney Love on steroids” or “an ignorant, uninformed, hateful hillbilly who happened to look like Brigitte Bardot in a trailer park 30 years ago.”

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