The Runaways

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  1. Joan Jett

    Joan Jett


    Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin; September 22, 1958) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb". The Blackhearts' record "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982. Their other popular recordings include "Crimson and Clover", "I Hate Myself for Loving You", "Do You Wanna Touch Me", "Light of Day", "Love Is All Around" and "Bad Reputation".

  2. Lita Ford

    Lita Ford


    Lita Rossana Ford (born September 19, 1958) is a British-American rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.

  3. Cherie Currie

    Cherie Currie


    Cherie Ann Currie (born November 30, 1959) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actress and artist. Currie was the lead vocalist of the Runaways, a rock band from Los Angeles, in the mid-to-late 1970s. After the Runaways, she became a solo artist. Then she teamed up with her identical twin sister, Marie Currie, and released an album with her. They released a duet "Since You Been Gone" which charted number 95 on US charts. Their band was called Cherie and Marie Currie. She is also well known for her role in the movie Foxes.

  4. The Runaways

    The Runaways


    The Runaways were an American all-female rock band that recorded and performed in the second half of the 1970s. The band released four studio albums and one live set during its run. Among their best-known songs are "Cherry Bomb", "Hollywood", "Queens of Noise" and a cover version of the Velvet Underground’s "Rock & Roll". The Runaways, though never a major success in the United States, became a sensation overseas, e.g. in Japan, thanks to the hit single "Cherry Bomb".

  5. The Runaways

    The Runaways (2010)


    The Runaways is a 2010 American drama film about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name written and directed by Floria Sigismondi. It is based on the book Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by the band's original lead vocalist Cherie Currie. The film stars Dakota Fanning as Currie, Kristen Stewart as rhythm guitarist and vocalist Joan Jett, and Michael Shannon as record producer Kim Fowley. The Runaways depicts the formation of the band in 1975 and focuses on the relationship between Currie and Jett until Currie's departure from the band. The film grossed about $4.7 million worldwide and received generally favorable reviews from critics.

  6. Jackie Fox

    Jackie Fox


    Jacqueline Louise Fuchs (born December 20, 1959), is an American musician and attorney. Under her former stage name of Jackie Fox, she played bass guitar for the pioneering all-girl teenage rock band the Runaways. She is the sister of screenwriter Carol Fuchs and sister-in-law of Castle Rock Entertainment co-founder Martin Shafer.

  7. Sandy West

    Sandy West


    Sandy West (July 10, 1959 – October 21, 2006) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and drummer. She was one of the founding members of the Runaways, the first teenage all-girl hard rock band to record and achieve widespread commercial success in the 1970s.

  8. Michael Steele

    Michael Steele


    Michael Steele (born Susan Nancy Thomas on June 2, 1955) is an American bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and singer. She was a member of the Bangles and the Runaways, along with other bands.

  9. Victory Tischler-Blue

    Victory Tischler-Blue


    Victory Tischler-Blue (born September 16, 1959) is an American film producer, director, writer, musician and photographer. She was born and raised in Newport Beach, California. Tischler-Blue began working in the entertainment industry at age 17, using the name Vicki Blue as the bassist in the American all-girl teenage rock band The Runaways. After the demise of the band, she was cast as Cindy by director Rob Reiner in This Is Spinal Tap. Her film Edgeplay was based on Tischler-Blue's tenure in The Runaways.

  10. Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways

    Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways (2004)


    Edgeplay: A film about The Runaways is a 2004 documentary film that was produced and directed by former Runaways bassist Victory Tischler-Blue. Edgeplay chronicles the history of the all-teenage-girl rock band The Runaways, whose members included future rock stars Lita Ford and Joan Jett. The movie premiered as part of filmmaker Allison Anders' 2004 "Don't Knock the Rock Film and Music Festival".

  11. Queens of Noise

    Queens of Noise (1977)


    Queens of Noise is the second studio album by the American rock band The Runaways. Released in January 1977 on Mercury Records, it is fundamentally a hard rock album, although it also exhibits influences from punk rock, heavy metal, and blues rock. While the album features a range of different tempos, most of it consists of the "heavy" guitar-driven tracks that have come to be seen as The Runaways' signature sound, although it also features two noticeably softer songs that have sometimes been described as early power ballads. While stylistically similar to the band's self-titled debut album The Runaways, Queens of Noise features greater emphases on volume and musical sophistication. The album has received generally positive reviews and has remained the band's best-selling record in the United States.

  12. Peggy Foster

    Peggy Foster


    Peggy Foster is an American bass player.

  13. Live In Japan

    Live In Japan (2010)


    Live in Japan is a 1977 live album from The Runaways. The album was never domestically released in the United States, although it was issued in Canada.

  14. Cherry Bomb

    Cherry Bomb (1976)


    "Cherry Bomb" is a 1976 punk-influenced hard rock single by the all-girl band The Runaways from their self-titled debut album. It is regarded by many as the band's signature song. "Cherry Bomb" was also ranked 52nd on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. Singer/guitarist Joan Jett composed the song with the band's then-manager, Kim Fowley, and would later go on to re-record it with her band The Blackhearts for the 1984 album Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth. Cherie Currie also re-recorded "Cherry Bomb" with her identical twin sister, Marie Currie, on their 1997 re-released version of the album Messin' with the Boys. In the 2005 documentary Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways, Fowley and former Runaways lead singer Cherie Currie claimed that "Cherry Bomb" was quickly written just for Currie to audition for the band, because the band members could not perform the song she originally chose to sing. It reached number 1 on the Japanese chart, and number 106 on the American chart.

  15. The Runaways

    The Runaways (1976)


    The Runaways is the debut album by the American all-female rock band The Runaways, released in 1976.

  16. Flaming Schoolgirls

    Flaming Schoolgirls (1905)


    Flaming Schoolgirls is the all-female rock band The Runaways' fifth and final album, released in 1980, a year after the band had broken up. A compilation of previously unreleased recordings, the album consists of one alternate version and three unreleased tracks from the sessions for the 1977 album Queens of Noise, five live tracks leftover from the 1977 album Live in Japan, and two Cherie Currie demo recordings.

  17. Waitin' For The Night

    Waitin' For The Night (1977)


    Waitin' for the Night is the third studio album from The Runaways released in 1977. This is the first album to feature the group as a quartet, as rhythm guitarist Joan Jett took over lead vocals in the wake of the departure of Cherie Currie for a solo career and Vicki Blue (aka Victory Tischler-Blue) replaced Jackie Fox on bass. Though it failed to chart in the US, it was successful in Europe. The album entered at number 34 on the Swedish Album Chart, and the lead single 'School Days' peaked at no. 29 in Belgium.

  18. And Now The Runaways

    And Now The Runaways (1993)


    And Now... The Runaways is the fourth and final studio album by the American rock band The Runaways, released in Europe in late 1978 and Japan in 1979. This was The Runaways last album before disbanding. The album was issued by Cherry Red Records in the UK and released in the United States on Polydor Records. In 1981 Rhino Records re-issued it as a picture disc under the title Little Lost Girls, with a different cover photo and a different sequence of the songs.

  19. Rock And Roll

    Rock And Roll (1976)


    "Rock & Roll" (sometimes spelled Rock 'n' Roll) is a song by the Velvet Underground, originally appearing on their 1970 album Loaded. The song was written by the Velvets' then-leader Lou Reed, who continued to incorporate the song into his own live performances years later as a solo artist.

  20. I Love Playin' With Fire

    I Love Playin' With Fire (1977)


    "I Love Playin' With Fire" is a hard rock song recorded and performed by the all-girl rock band The Runaways off their 1977 album Queens of Noise. It is considered one of the band's biggest hits, written by the band's rhythm guitarist Joan Jett herself. She would later record it for her 2010 greatest hits album, as an iTunes extra. A cover of the song was done by Kristen Stewart for 2010's The Runaways, though it was not included on the soundtrack.

  21. Mama Weer All Crazee Now

    Mama Weer All Crazee Now (1979)


    "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" is a popular song originally recorded by the British Glam rock band Slade on their album Slayed?.

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