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Interview: Cherie Currie

Interview: Cherie Currie

Thursday 19th May, 2016 5:22PM

Cherie Currie has had a pretty colourful life. She was launched into the music scene at 15 years old as the lead vocalist for groundbreaking rock group The Runaways where she experienced the adult world very early on, not to mention the sometimes seedy side of the music industry. Since those days the vivacious singer has tucked a number of experiences under her belt, including taking up a serious career as a chainsaw artist 15 years ago, and becoming a mother 25 years ago. 

However, in the scheme of things 2015 was a huge year for Cherie as she released her first solo album in roughly 35 years. Titled Reverie, the record was produced with the help of Kim Fowley, the Svengali-like manager of The Runaways who died shortly before the album's release, and was subsequently accused of rape by Runaways' bassist Jackie Fuchs. 

With Currie about to hit these shores for three shows this weekend, we talked to her about the new record, working with Fowley after such a long and tumultuous relationship, and then dealing with the aftermath of his death. And on top of that she also told us about a special duet with Glenn Danzig in the works...

Click here to read the interview, and get nostalgic with a clip of 'Cherry Bomb' below...

Cherie will be performing The Runaways fan favourites along with her solo material at her three New Zealand shows over the weekend, head over here for details and to buy tickets.


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