Former Runaways singer Cherie Currie has confirmed a release date for her latest solo project, which features a bevy of rock’s finest on her new album, “Blvds of Splendor.” The album is set to be released digitally April 28, via Blackheart Records and features guest collaborations with Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Slash and Duff from Guns N’ Roses, as well as Juliette Lewis, Brody Dalle, The Veronicas and ex-Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum, who also produced the album.
Currie and Sorum originally began work on the album in 2010 when Currie was promoting The Runaways movie (currently streaming on Netflix) which stars Dakota Fanning as Currie and Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett. The tracks languished in the vaults for years while Currie went back to work on her chainsaw carvings and did other studio work for 2015’s “Reverie” release, which features some of the last works of legendary Runaways manager/producer Kim Fowley.
Currie was set to release “Blvds of Splendor” in 2016 when she had a near-death accident while chainsaw carving falling when she fell more than 12 feet to the ground off of a hilltop scaffolding. The accident left her with partial facial paralysis and severe head trauma for more than 10 months. After her recovery, she met and went in the studio with Fanny drummer and vocalist Brie Darling, and in 2019 they released their critically acclaimed “The Motivator” album via Blue Elan Records.
“Blvds of Splendor”was released on 180 Gram Translucent Red Vinyl for Record Store Day in 2019 with a limited run of 3,000 copies. This will be the first time the album is available worldwide digitally for the fans. The digital release features three bonus tracks (including a remake of The Runaways classic “Queens of Noise” featuring Dalle, The Veronicas, Juliette Lewis and Sorum paying homage to late Runaways drummer Sandy West) that were not included on the Record Store Day vinyl release. “Queens of Noise” will be offered as an instant grat track by pre-ordering the album at https://presave.io/t/cheriecurrie.