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Neon Angel

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Neon Angel

The Definitive Oral History of Metal

By Cherie Currie; Tony O'Neill

It Books, Hardcover, 9780061961359, 368pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2010

Description
In this candid autobiography, Cherie Currie the original lead singer of 70s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways powerfully recounts her years in the band, her friendship with guitarist Joan Jett, and her struggle with drugs. An intense, behind-the-scenes look at rock music in the gritty, post-glam era, Neon Angel is a must-read for anyone whose heart beats to the rhythm of David Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Nick Gilder, and the Sex Pistols, and for every fan of the movie it inspired: The Runaways, starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart as Cherie Currie and Joan Jett.


Praise For Neon Angel

“What truly amazes me is what a fine, honest, introspective author Cherie is, with an incredible tale about an incredible life, and a fascinating personal odyssey.”
-Joan Jett

“I don’t think a lot of people know the story of Cherie Currie. It’s an amazing story and she’s an amazing woman and performer. ”
-Dakota Fanning on The Tonight Show

“Raw and riveting.”
-LA Weekly

“Details the band’s short, messy history and the struggle with addiction that nearly claimed her life.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“[NEON ANGEL] reveals how the liberated life of a 16-year-old rock star in Los Angeles included many dark moments.”
-Spin

“Unflinchingly honest.”
-Boston Globe

“The striking thing about The Runaways, is how authentic it feels… One reason may be that the movie is partly based on Neon Angel, a newly revamped autobiography by the group’s lead singer Cherie Currie, whose chillingly quick self-destruction is relived through Dakota Fanning.”
-New York Times

“Currie is looking forward to giving Neon Angel its second life…the new version, with a foreword by [Joan] Jett, adds the sex, drugs and darkness that were missing from the first edition.”
-Reuters