Today, Cherie Currie releases a new album, Blvds. of Splendor.
The album, released via Joan Jett’s Blackhearts Records, is a new release from Currie, formerly of the Runaways — though it was in the works for quite some time. Produced by Matt Sorum of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, Blvds. of Splendor features appearances from Smashing Pumpkins kingpin Billy Corgan, ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum (who produced the album), current GnR stars Duff McKagan and Slash, actor/singer Juliette Lewis, Brody Dalle of the Distillers and the Veronicas.
“Cherie’s voice tells it all, she is the real deal. And now more than ever that voice tells the story of where’s she’s been in her life,” explained Sorum in a statement. “This record is about who Cherie Currie is now. We’ve waited a long time to hear this icon of Rock N’ Roll do what she does best. I’m very proud to be a part of this album by one of the best female singers of all time.”
Here’s a behind-the-scenes video of Currie, Corgan and Sorum working on the title track:
There’s also a remake of the Runaways classic “Queens of Noise” featuring Currie, Brody Dalle of the Distillers, the Veronicas and Juliette Lewis, which also has a behind-the-scenes clip:
The album hit a road block in 2016 when Currie, a noted chainsaw artist in the Los Angeles area, suffered a major injury:
In 2016, Cherie 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 Cherie with partial facial paralysis and severe head trauma for over 10 months.
It’s here now, however, and you can stream it via Spotify: