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ROCKIN’ IS FUNDAMENTAL

Cherie Currie
THE RUNAWAYS’ CHERIE CURRIE TALKS BOOKS & BEATS, JUNE 6 IN SANTA MONICA

The RunawaysOn June 6 in Santa Monica, the night will not be all about “Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!” when The Brady Bunch star Susan Olsen, who played Cindy on the classic TV show, interviews rock icon Cheri Currie of the groundbreaking all-girl rock band The Runaways (pictured right in 1977).

Beginning at 2 p.m. at the Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club Ballroom, the showcase is part of the Santa Monica Library‘s 2015 Adult Summer Reading series and will focus on Currie’s best-selling 1989 memoir, Neon Angel.

Dakota FanningThe special event is free to fans and will also feature a showing of the 2010 movie The Runaways, which stars Dakota Fanning as Currie (right) and is based on Neon Angel, followed by a chat between pop culture legends Currie and Olsen.

Currie is also celebrating the release of her rockin’ new album, Reverie, her first full-album release since 1980’s Messin’ with the Boys.

Get more information about the Santa Monica event here.

LOVIN’ THAT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

Billie Joe Armstrong - Joan Jett

“I’M SO HAPPY FOR HER…THE WAY THAT SHE IS JUST THIS BADASS WOMAN AND PROBABLY THE SH*T SHE HAD TO DEAL WITH IN A MALE-DOMINATED ROCK SCENE, IT’S JUST AN HONOR TO BE SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH HER.”

— BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG on fellow 2015 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee & Sunset Strip-launched music legend JOAN JETT (Rolling Stone)