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Published on April 19th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Cherie Currie On Her “Blvds Of Splendor” Album, Working With Matt Sorum, Chainsaws & More

1970’s icon and former Runaways singer Cherie Currie finally has confirmed a release date for her latest solo project, the new studio album Blvds Of Splendor. Set to be released digitally on April 28, 2020 via Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records, Blvds Of Splendor was produced by famed drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult, Tori Amos). The full-length also includes guest collaborations with Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Slash and Duff McKagan from both Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, Juliette Lewis, The Distillers’ Brody Dalle, and The Veronicas.

In 2016, Cherie Currie was set to release Blvds Of Splendor when she had a near-death accident while chainsaw carving, falling over 12 feet to the ground off of a hilltop scaffolding. The accident left Currie with partial facial paralysis and severe head trauma for over 10 months. After her recovery, she met and went in the studio with Fanny drummer and vocalist Brie Darling and in 2019 the two released their critically-acclaimed The Motivator album via Blue Elan Records. Fortunately, Cherie Currie is back to chainsaw carving again and is ready to finally release Blvds Of Splendor, of which Currie had recently gone on record about with the quote: “I’ve never had so much fun making a record before.”

But there’s plenty to the life and career of Cherie Currie — who was portrayed by Dakota Fanning in a Runaways bio-pic released in 2010 — than Blvds Of Splendor and The Runaways. Beyond her solo career, which began with 1978’s Beauty’s Onyl Skin Deep, Currie embarked on a serious acting career in the 1980s and 1990s. She penned a memoir called Neon Angel in the late 1980s, as re-written with Tony O’Neill and re-released in 2010. Currie has also found success creating chainsaw-helmed artwork.

Just days after interviewing Blvds Of Splendor producer Matt Sorum, I had the pleasure of speaking with Cherie Currie by phone on April 16, 2020. The full chat is embedded below for your listening pleasure as is audio from my August 14, 2020 phoner with Sorum. More on Currie and Blvds Of Splendor can be found online by visiting her official website at www.cheriecurrie.com.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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