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Published on April 15th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Matt Sorum On Producing Cherie Currie’s “Blvds Of Splendor,” His Memoir, Philanthrophy & 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.”

I had the pleasure of speaking with the aforementioned Matt Sorum on April 14, 2020 about Blvds Of Splendor and plenty more. Not only has Sorum served as the drummer of those bands mentioned in the first paragraph, but he has released music as a solo artist and served as the leader of the all-star group Kings Of Chaos. He also keeps busy with a variety of charitable endeavors, including founding Adopt The Arts and Sthorm, serving as a board member of the Dolphin Project and a U.S. ambassador for the Animals Asia Foundation. And that’s beyond his regular participation in benefit shows.

More on Matt Sorum can be found online at www.mattsorum.com, while more on Cherie Currie and Blvds Of Splendor is based at www.cheriecurrie.com and https://presave.io/t/cheriecurrie.

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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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