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Queens Of Noise: The Real Story Of The Runaways Book Interview With Evelyn McDonnell

Posted by on Sep.10, 2013, under Current Shows No Comments

 

The Runaways book Queens of noise

In 1975, Joan Larkin took a bus to Huntington Beach to meet with Sandy West.  Two kids jamming in a suburban Southern California rec room, didn’t seem unusual, but what was about to happen would become a transformational moment in music history. It was the beginning of The Runaways.  And in four short years, it would all be over.

Evelyn McDonnell tells the complete story of The Runaways for the first time in her new book Queens of Noise: The Real Story of The Runaways.  Four years in the making, the book was at times difficult to put together as the story of the band continues to be one of urban legends and myths that beg to be dispelled.  But, the lingering history and musical contributions of the band are undeniable.  As Joan Jett said, “There’s historians who come and say , ‘Well, this band did exist before you.’ And I’d say you’re right, but they didn’t do what we did.  I’m talking about playing sweaty, crotch-grabbing rock ‘n; roll the way the boys do.”

In this interview we talk about the always controversial Kim Fowley, whether the band were feminists and if a reunion of the band is necessary or could even satisfy fans at this point.

Buy Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways. Read Evelyn’s blog. Read an excerpt from the book.


New Book Releases: Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, The Runaways, AC/DC And More

Posted by on Jul.08, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

 

Al Jourgensen book cover Ministry

 

Officially out tomorrow, Al Jourgensen’s Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen is an epic rock memoir that co-author Jon Wiederhorn (Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal) doesn’t oversell when he says” it will make Motley Crue’s The Dirt Look Like Goodnight Moon”. (Okay, it’s a little oversold, but not much). This one is a must.

The Runaways book Queens of noise

The narrative biography, Queens of Noise: The Runaways will be the first time the band’s story has been told in its entirety. Most of the surviving members participated in interviews for the book and Kim Fowley will add his two-cents, too.

AC/DC Book Cover The Youngs
A new book on AC/DC will be out in November. According to the book’s description The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you’ve read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making.”  Read more about the book on author Jesse Fink’s website.