I will be presenting at the Miami Book Fair, Sunday, November 24, at 12:30 p.m. I’m on a great panel of fellow music scribes:
LYNN GOLDSMITH on Rock & Roll Stories, DAVID N. MEYER on The Bee Gees: The Biography, EVELYN MCDONNELL on Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways and MARK KURLANSKY on Ready For a Brand New Beat. Location: Room 8202, Building 8.
It will be great to be back in the 305!
Photo by Brad Elterman
Kim Fowley, Lita Ford, and Cherie Currie recently spent four days in the studio, according to postings on Kim’s Facebook page. This is pretty incredible, given how intensely the producer and the singer hated each other for decades. While Cherie has been publicly saying that she had forgiven him, Kim has been nowhere near as forgiving of her — until now, apparently. And of course, it was a fight between Lita and Cherie that sent Currie packing from the Runaways in 1977. I’m very happy to see that after 36 years, this trio is not only able to sit in a room together; they apparently spent four days recording. This is all the more remarkable given Kim’s recent cancer surgery. If these three can bury the hatchet, can’t our government get back in business? And is Joan going to finally come around?