On April 28, Cherie Currie will release a new studio album — and the former standout from the Runaways has put together quite a package with Blvds. of Splendor.
The album features guest appearances from the likes of 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.
The record will be released via Blackheart Records (Joan Jett‘s label), and has been in the works for the better part of the past decade:
“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,” said Sorum. “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.”
Of particular note for fans of the Runaways is the album’s inclusion of a remake of “Queens of Noise.”
The album hit a major 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.
She’s back now, however, and the album will finally see the light of day on April 28.
The track listing:
1. Mr. X
2. Roxy Roller
3. You Wreck Me
4. Black Magic
5. Blvds of Splendor
6. Force To Be Reckoned With
7. Bad and Broken
8. Rock & Roll Oblivion
10. Draggin’ the Line
12. The Air That I Breathe
13. What Do All the People Know? – Bonus Track
14. Gimme – Bonus Track
15. Queens of Noise – Bonus Track