Ex-Runaways Singer Cherie Currie Announces New Solo LP Featuring Slash, Duff McKagan and Others
Ex-Runaways singer Cherie Currie is set to follow her most recent solo release, 2015's Reverie, with a guest star-studded set that's languished in the vaults for years.
Currie shared the news during a recent appearance on the White Line Fever podcast (via BraveWords), saying the sessions fell together with ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum and attracted a number of impressive cameos before ultimately running out of steam.
"[Sorum] was just amazing. He and I made a record together with a bunch of cool stars," said Currie. "In fact, the Veronicas, as well, they sang on a few songs. What great gals they are. Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins wrote a duet, and of course Slash and Duff were on it, as well as Juliette Lewis."
The whole process offered Currie an overdue appreciation for her old band's cultural impact. "Little did I know how much the Runaways had influenced so many people. It made me feel so good," she explained. "But that record was shelved for five years." It's only coming out now, according to Currie, because Blackheart Records took an interest. "I negotiated with them instead of through my lawyer who I had to let go -- two lawyers actually."
Official details from Blackheart have yet to be released, but according to Currie, the record will be out shortly. "It will be coming out in September," she added. "I never though it would see the light of day."
You can listen to the interview below.
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