The film SkumROCKS! has gotten even better.
Skum has announced that Cherie Currie, the rock and roll icon who sang lead vocals for the legendary Runaways, filmed a spot for SkumROCKS! on location in Los Angeles this weekend. Director Clay Westervelt of Imaginaut Entertainment says he was thrilled to add such a well-regarded musician to the movie. “Cherie is great. She’s so busy it was a challenge to find time in her schedule to film her, but once it was organized, it all flowed easily. It took longer to drive to the location than it did to shoot. She nailed it.”
The movie already features a star-studded lineup that some are calling titanic. To see the complete list visit IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2434688/.
Cherie will receive the “Prestigious Rock Legend Award” at the Malibu Music Festival and Awards Show on October 19th at Pepperdine University. Grace Slick, Robert Hays and Jake Hays will present. She will perform three songs for this event including “Air That I Breathe” from her upcoming album. Congratulations Cherie!
Currie is the Californian beauty who fronted the first great all girls rock and roll band, The Runaways, who many consider the greatest female rock band ever. The Runaways, with Currie in the lead, established themselves at the forefront of the music scene, headlining major venues and having such acts as Cheap Trick and Van Halen as openers — and all before they were eighteen years old! It’s crazy to look back on that era and see the talent level the Runaways had — Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West, Jackie Fox — and of course Cherie Currie. They left a lasting legacy that paved the way for so many female bands to emulate down the road.
Skum’s lead bass player, Pat Burke, commented, “I am thrilled that Cherie will be a part of SkumROCKS! The Runaways are one of those iconic bands that belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s an honor to have Cherie in our movie.”
Westervelt added that Ms. Currie would be the last artist added to the film before it makes its world premiere in London next week at the Raindance Film Festival.
For more information on the SkumROCKS! Premiere at the 21st Raindance Film Festival, visit http://raindancefestival.org/films/skum-rocks/ .