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(Joan) JETT IN BATTLE OF THE EX-BAND (Runaways)
New York Post ^ | August 23, 2009 | By JANON FISHER

Posted on 08/25/2009 10:57:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

Edited on 08/25/2009 11:04:01 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Joan Jett has a black heart for a former bandmate.

The hard-rocking frontwoman is suing a bassist of her first band, the Runaways, for blocking a film about the all-girl hard-rock group.

Jacqueline Fuchs, a k a Jackie Fox, who played for the band from December 1975 to June 1977, claims to own a piece of its trademark and has gone out of her way to disrupt the biopic, titled "The Runaways."


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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: joanjett; movie; punkrock; runaways
So there will be no bass player in this movie about a band?
1 posted on 08/25/2009 10:57:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; cgk; ...

rock and roll...


2 posted on 08/25/2009 10:58:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Coming to Marxists' Vineyard this 2009 - Wee Wee's Big Adventure.)
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To: a fool in paradise

worked for The Doors


3 posted on 08/25/2009 10:58:53 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Runaways had not organist.


4 posted on 08/25/2009 11:01:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Coming to Marxists' Vineyard this 2009 - Wee Wee's Big Adventure.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“The film, which stars Dakota Fanning ...”

Christ.
Somebody get rid of this kid.


5 posted on 08/25/2009 11:03:11 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: a fool in paradise

In 1976 I had a poster of The Runaways (from Circus Magazine) hanging on my wall.

Oh yes I did.


6 posted on 08/25/2009 11:05:34 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I cringe whenever I see the name Dakota Fanning, because there is something about her that makes Hollywood want to express its statutory rape fantasies. “She looks innocent. We *have* to have somebody in the movie molest her! It will be *dramatic*, and is *essential* to the plot development!”

No, it isn’t, you disgusting deviants.

Ick. Feh. Pervs.


7 posted on 08/25/2009 11:07:21 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: SJSAMPLE
Who's going to play Kim Fowley? Crispin Glover??

No. According to IMDB, it's Michael Shannon.

Kristen Stewart ... Joan Jett
Dakota Fanning ... Cherie Currie
Scout Taylor-Compton ... Lita Ford
Stella Maeve ... Sandy West

8 posted on 08/25/2009 11:08:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Coming to Marxists' Vineyard this 2009 - Wee Wee's Big Adventure.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Needs pictures!


9 posted on 08/25/2009 11:09:21 AM PDT by Churchjack
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To: Skooz

10 posted on 08/25/2009 11:09:40 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

It wasn’t that one, but it would have been a nice addition.

I had a thing for Cherie Curry.


11 posted on 08/25/2009 11:10:50 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: a fool in paradise

If this movie is not made, it will decrease the odds of my seeing it by an almost infinitesimal amount.


12 posted on 08/25/2009 11:11:48 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: a fool in paradise; Hegewisch Dupa
Runaways had not organist.
Neither did the Cramps. (For the uninitiated, imagine Ed Wood and Joe Bob Briggs in his drive-in critic years doing punk-type rockabilly, and that was the Cramps. Whose leader/singer/guiding force, Lux Interior, died recently, by the way . . .)
13 posted on 08/25/2009 11:12:06 AM PDT by BluesDuke (The waste is a terrible thing to mind . . .)
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To: BluesDuke

I always get The Slits and The Cramps mixed up.


14 posted on 08/25/2009 11:13:11 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

What a happy gang.


15 posted on 08/25/2009 11:16:52 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: a fool in paradise
*WARNING*



It's the Ono syndrome.

16 posted on 08/25/2009 11:21:26 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: a fool in paradise
From the article: "Fuchs tried to have the film halted and has demanded to see the script, even though there is no character based on her," says a lawsuit filed by Jett in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Kind of makes you wonder why Jett thinks it's kosher to tell the Runaways' story without a "character based on" the former Jackie Fox, even granted that the latter left the Runaways after a tour of Japan (where they were actually phenomenally popular, compared to the mostly indifferent reception they got in their native U.S.) and eventually became an attorney.

17 posted on 08/25/2009 11:24:02 AM PDT by BluesDuke (The waste is a terrible thing to mind . . .)
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To: Liberty Valance

Aaarrrrggh! My eyes! My eyes


18 posted on 08/25/2009 11:24:06 AM PDT by Churchjack
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To: a fool in paradise
Jacqueline Fuchs, a k a Jackie Fox, who played for the band from December 1975 to June 1977

I'm guessing Fuchs' post-Runaways career has not been quite as lucrative as Jett's.

19 posted on 08/25/2009 11:26:34 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: BluesDuke

One of the women who is portrayed is already dead. It’s easier to get people to sign on when they aren’t around.

I guess a Joan Jett and The Blackhearts movie wouldn’t have had the same appeal. But she still thinks it’s all about her.


20 posted on 08/25/2009 11:27:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Coming to Marxists' Vineyard this 2009 - Wee Wee's Big Adventure.)
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To: Churchjack

Now, now ...

That’s one of the (if not THE) most flattering picture of Yoko I’ve ever seen.


21 posted on 08/25/2009 11:27:18 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: a fool in paradise
This movie will be a bomb...

a "ch ch ch ch ... ch ch ch ch cherry bomb..."

22 posted on 08/25/2009 11:28:17 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: a fool in paradise
So there will be no bass player in this movie about a band?

According to Wiki, The Runaways had five different bass players during their brief tenure.

23 posted on 08/25/2009 11:28:45 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: GSWarrior

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMDn6V7ZLhE
The Runaways - Cherry Bomb (in Japan)


24 posted on 08/25/2009 11:33:59 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Skooz
I always get The Slits and The Cramps mixed up.
I'll make it easy for you . . . ;) . . . :

1) The Slits were an all-female band.

2) The Cramps were three gentlemen and a lady guitarist. (Ivy Rorschach, not coincidentally the wife of Lux Interior.)

3) The Slits were English.

4) The Slits actually had a bassist. The fact that she could barely play the instrument was a mere technicality.

5) The fact that the Slits as a band could barely play their instruments was a mere technicality.

6) The Cramps had absolutely nothing to do with Sid Vicious at any time, in any place. (The Slits came together after three of them had been in a pre-Sex Pistols band into which they invited him---as a drummer---only to get kicked out of that band by him.)

7) The Cramps actually could play.

8) The Slits wouldn't have had the imagination or the chutzpah to conceive of the Little Willie John/Peggy Lee chestnut "Fever" as a drive-in dirge. The Cramps did.

The Cramps respected rock and roll and its roots.

The Cramps were actually listenable as well as funny.

25 posted on 08/25/2009 11:36:09 AM PDT by BluesDuke (The waste is a terrible thing to mind . . .)
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To: Drew68

75-77 would be the key and original years.


26 posted on 08/25/2009 11:38:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Coming to Marxists' Vineyard this 2009 - Wee Wee's Big Adventure.)
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To: dead

A corollary would be that a movie about the Go Gos or the Bangles (Girl bands that had actual hits) might be more interesting by an infinitesimal amount.


27 posted on 08/25/2009 11:41:12 AM PDT by xp38
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To: a fool in paradise
One of the women who is portrayed is already dead. It’s easier to get people to sign on when they aren’t around.
That would be drummer Sandy West (cancer, 2006).
28 posted on 08/25/2009 11:41:38 AM PDT by BluesDuke (The waste is a terrible thing to mind . . .)
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To: BluesDuke
...and eventually became an attorney.

Ahh... That explains a lot.

29 posted on 08/25/2009 11:41:43 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: BluesDuke
The Slits actually had a bassist. The fact that she could barely play the instrument was a mere technicality.

LOL, that sounds like the original Beatles!
"Here's a bass guitar, Stu. Just play with your back to the audience."

30 posted on 08/25/2009 11:43:45 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: GSWarrior

That song is supposed to be in some commercial, or movie these days. I don’t know. I’m out of touch with the pop culture these days. No tv, don’t go to theaters.

But Kim Fowley blogged about it. He always is into self-promotion.


31 posted on 08/25/2009 11:43:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Coming to Marxists' Vineyard this 2009 - Wee Wee's Big Adventure.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Jacqueline Fuchs, a k a Jackie Fox

YEAH... FOX is definately how I would pronounce that last name....

32 posted on 08/25/2009 11:44:50 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: BluesDuke

Well you’ll never catch me arguing with a man smart enough to have a link to Bob & Ray on his blog...


33 posted on 08/25/2009 11:45:29 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: xp38

To be fair, Joan Jett and Lita Ford both went on to have MTV hits in the days of Go Gos and Bangles.

They were huge in Japan (as in couldn’t walk down the street).


34 posted on 08/25/2009 11:45:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Coming to Marxists' Vineyard this 2009 - Wee Wee's Big Adventure.)
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To: xp38
A corollary would be that a movie about the Go Gos or the Bangles (Girl bands that had actual hits) might be more interesting by an infinitesimal amount.
The Bangles had actual hits, but the Runaways had a considerably more notorious story. In some ways, so did the Go-Gos, but the Runaways were there ahead of them, for better or worse, and from what I've read of the band it's arguable whether better or worse applies the most, which may be another compelling reason why the Runaways might make an interesting film subject.

(The Runaways and the Bangles share a member, by the way: before she landed in the Bangles, Micki Steele was the Runaways' founding bassist---they launched as a power trio in Los Angeles, with Cherie Currie and Lita Ford joining later; Steele was replaced first by a short-lived bassist named Peggy Foster and then by Jackie Fox, who'd originally tried out as the band's lead guitarist.)

35 posted on 08/25/2009 11:46:35 AM PDT by BluesDuke (The waste is a terrible thing to mind . . .)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
Well you’ll never catch me arguing with a man smart enough to have a link to Bob & Ray on his blog...
Awww, you peeked!

(I had the pleasure of being able to play one of their old shows on my own weekly radio show a few weeks ago. My trick for playing old-time radio shows, which I do in the final half of my show---I play them on the date they aired in the first place, back in the year, including a choice installment of Bob & Ray's absolute best show, Bob & Ray Present the CBS Radio Network from 1959-60.)

36 posted on 08/25/2009 11:51:21 AM PDT by BluesDuke (The waste is a terrible thing to mind . . .)
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To: BluesDuke

EXCELLENT!


37 posted on 08/25/2009 11:53:50 AM PDT by LibertyGrrrl ("First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Mahatma Gandhi)
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To: Liberty Valance

That was awesome. Between Joan Jett on the Les Paul and Lita Ford on her Explorer Custom (I think, hard to tell in the video), that is one seriously cool vid.


38 posted on 08/25/2009 2:26:50 PM PDT by Terabitten (Vets wrote a blank check, payable to the Constitution, for an amount up to and including their life.)
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To: Skooz
In 1976 I had a poster of The Runaways (from Circus Magazine) hanging on my wall.

LOL. That makes two of us. I was a Runaways fan back in the day too.

39 posted on 08/25/2009 7:18:02 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: a fool in paradise

ping for later


40 posted on 08/26/2009 2:11:25 PM PDT by SoDak (Molon Labe)
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To: a fool in paradise

I still have my 2 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts albums from the 1980’s. I was in college when these albums were produced. I still like her music when it’s on the radio. I always turn it up.

OWWWW! (you know, like she screams it in “I Love Rock ‘n Roll).


41 posted on 08/26/2009 8:42:35 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("I am Sarah Palin." and "I am the NRA.")
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To: TheConservativeParty

I have to wonder how much our “vision” of what rock was in the 1970s and 1980s comes from Mick Rock.

He shot album covers for Blondie, Queen, Joan Jett, David Bowie, and Iggy Pop. He also shot Syd Barrett’s album cover but it wasn’t as iconic.


42 posted on 08/27/2009 8:26:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: TheConservativeParty

I forgot “Lou Reed” too.


43 posted on 08/27/2009 8:26:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: a fool in paradise

Album covers were so great. I have almost every album I ever bought(1975 and later), and I inherited dozens of others from my Uncle 2 years ago. What great covers. He had great taste in music, and was only 10 years older than me so we liked most of the same classic rock. Of course it wasn’t classic when we first heard it! Now we’re all classic, eh?


44 posted on 08/27/2009 1:44:17 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("I am Sarah Palin." and "I am the NRA.")
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