Joan Jett and Cherie Curie Suing to Stop Release of Runaways' Covers Album
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 12:02:12
Joan Jett and Cherie Currie of The Runaways are suing to try to stop the June 28th release of Take It or Leave It: A Tribute to the Queens of Noise, a homage to the Runaways, the punk band that both women launched their careers with.
The two-disc album features Runaways songs covered by artists ranging from the all-girl Japanese pop-punk band Shonen Knife to the legendary David Johansen of the New York Dolls.
Billboard reports that the lawsuit says the independent Main Man Records label used Jett's and Curie's names to promote the album without their approval and that a Main Man staffer who once worked at Jett's record label used that connection to imply the project had her blessing. Yikes. This is a mess.
Are you a fan of The Runaways? I love them. LOVE! Did you see the movie starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart as Curie and Jett?