Joan Jett and Cherie Currie recently re-recorded “Cherry Bomb” for the upcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock game, due out this September 28th.
Many of the older songs, including “Cherry Bomb,” had to be re-recorded to fit the technology of the game and make it easier for gamers to play. “Cherry Bomb” is featured in the game in a classic venue that holds many memories for Jettheads: CBGB’s.
Read more about the game here and GuitarHero.com.
Check out this new video announcement for the game and features Joan and Cherie talking about the song and the importance of CBGB’s to The Runaways’ career:
Thanks to the always awesome @jettrocker for the tip!
If you haven’t visited the official website for The Runaways movie recently, GO NOW. I’ll wait. 🙂
The site has been redesigned, and it is full of WIN. They’ve added:
- Links for the new Twitter, MySpace, and YouTube pages
- A link to soundtrack info (which I won’t click on until after I see the movie).
- Downloadable wallpapers and chat icons.
- New production stills.
- Video clips of the real Runaways
- Bio pages for each cast member, including one for Joan as executive producer. (The only bad part of the site is that they spelled Scout Taylor-Compton’s name wrong. I hope they fix that soon!)
But the best part is that Dakota Fanning’s version of “Cherry Bomb” plays on a continuous loop on the site. (You can mute the audio on the page if you don’t want to listen to it for two hours straight like I have. :))
Back in December, Cherie Currie herself confirmed, on this blog, that Dakota Fanning sang “Cherry Bomb” in the movie, without any enhancements from Cherie’s voice. After hearing the whole track, there should now be no doubt. While Dakota’s voice captures Cherie Currie’s attitude and power perfectly, it definitely has its own tone that is distinguishable from Cherie. I LOVE IT.
I think I’ve said this before, but as a long-time Runaways fan, I feel so…honored by all of this.
Thanks to @kstewadmirers for Tweeting this:
Fandango has published an edited version of an interview that Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart did at Sundance about The Runaways. Here’s a short snippet:
Q: We talked to Cherie, who said she feels like she’s living in a dream because you’re playing her, and Joan said you guys had very similar energy. How much time did you guys spend with them before and during the production?
Dakota: A lot. They were there pretty much every day and I spent a lot of time with Cherie before we started filming. I think it was important that they were there… because it’s their life, you know?
Kristen: There wasn’t a period of ‘let’s feel this out and see how much we’re willing to delve into personal aspects of your lives and how much we’re willing to expose ourselves’…but we really liked each other…there was just something really special.
Q: Was part of your attraction to the role the fact that this is about something that’s still very taboo…women doing certain things?
Kristen: Yeah, that was a huge thing and especially for Joan, it’s still such a huge [thing].…we’re girls that have both been brought up thinking we can do whatever we want and there are a lot of very empowered females [now], but it just wasn’t like that then. And I think that people don’t really realize that The Runaways were the first girls to play music like that and it could have been someone else, but it wasn’t. It was them.
Read the rest HERE.
And here is the full audio from that interview. It contains some foul language. (Go Stew!) This is the “p*ssy” to the wood” interview. 🙂
Here are all of the new video clips about The Runaways since the last time I posted some. There have also been a lot of online interviews, but I will only post the ones that are not re-hashes of interviews that I’ve already posted the video or audio of.
Just to inform you: I am completely serious about not wanting to be spoiled for The Runaways movie, so I’m not going to read or post any of the reviews. It makes no difference to me if this film is a critical success or not. The band itself never was, so I don’t care what critics think about them now.
On with the show! Continue reading
Kristen Stewart Fans has an UHQ version of the teaser poster for The Runaways. It’s huge:
And here are some more interviews from Sundance. Continue reading
I have decided to not read any reviews of the film until after I see the movie. I don’t need the spoilers or the opinions of so-called “journalists”. All I need is my rock and roll. If you want to read the articles and reviews, check them out at the Joan Jett Fanclub website (joanjettbadrep.com), Kristen Stewart Fans, or any of the wonderful people I mentioned in my “Jetthead’s Guide to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival” post. They will all take good care of you.
The folks at the Kristen Stewart Fans site have summarized Day 1 and Day 2 of the festival HERE (day 1), HERE (day 2 part 1), and HERE (day 2 part 2).
I’ll continue to post video or audio interviews, especially any of Joan. Here are some more: Continue reading