From the Back Cover
At the tender age of fifteen, groundbreaking lead singer Cherie Currie joined a group of talented girlsJoan Jett and Lita Ford on guitar, Jackie Fox on bass, and Sandy West on drumswho could rock like no one else.
Arriving on the Los Angeles music scene in 1975, The Runaways catapulted from playing small clubs to selling out major stadiumsheadlining shows with opening acts like the Ramones, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, and Blondie while riding a wave of hit songs and platinum albums, and touring the world.
A shocking, funny, and touching re-creation of a bygone era of rock and roll that chronicles the Runaways’ rise to fame and ultimate demise,Neon Angel is also an intensely personal account of Currie’s struggles with drugs, sexual abuse, and violence in a decadent, high-pressure music scenea world of uncontrolled excess where she and her unsupervised bandmates had to grow up fast and experience things that no teenage girls should.
About the Author
Cherie Currie has been described as “the lost daughter of Iggy Pop and Brigitte Bardot.” Shortly after the Runaways disbanded, the rock star landed a coveted role in the Jodie Foster movie Foxes, and later went on to appear in a number of other films. Currie is still performing, writing, and acting, and she continues to take on unorthodox endeavors. One of the most prominent chain-saw carvers in the world, she placed in two major competitions in 2005. She lives in California with her son, Jake.