John Eaton Joins The Fabulous Miss Wendy on Stage at Churchill’s!

The Fabulous Miss Wendy

The Fabulous Miss Wendy

The Fabulous Miss Wendy, who is just on the verge of releasing her debut album, was in town doing a show at the legendary Churchill’s, was joined onstage by Skum lead guitarist John Eaton.

Wendy, the Princess of Punk who hails from West Hollywood and a sage veteran of the Sunset Strip having sold-out shows at venues such as the legendary Whiskey and The Viper Room, is known for her blazing guitar riffs, rock and roll voice and pin up looks is on the verge of hitting it big.

Her album was produced by none other than Kim Fowley, who of course produced such acts as the Runaways and Joan Jett. Fowley recently called Wendy ‘the twenty first century Joan Jett.”

It is no surprise that many on the scene are comparing Wendy to Joan Jett herself. Fowley knows what he is doing, so it is no surprise he is heavily involved in her album. “She is the future of female rock and roll,” said Bobby Newcastle of US Rockstar Magazine.

Before Wendy hit town she called John to see if he could come out and join her on stage  for a song and John was of course there. “I knew she was coming to town and was planning on heading out there anyway, but when she called and asked if I would get up there for a song or two, I was stoked,”  said John. “She sent me a couple of tracks to learn and I couldn’t wait. She is a star on the rise.”

“I have been lucky enough to share the stage with some amazing guitar players, Slash, Vinny Moore, and now John Eaton. My life is blessed!”

After a rousing first half of a set to a sold out crowd, Wendy brought up John and the place went wild. “We played here back in the day and the fans obviously remember us, but are excited about it happening,” said John. “Wendy and I blew it away.”

Wendy and John jammed on an impeccable version of MC5’s “Kick out the Jams” which had the crowd delirious.

“Great show!” added Wendy.

“What a great night,” John added backstage. “Wendy is super cool and a great rock and roller. Can’t wait to get her on stage with us in LA.”

There have also been discussions of Wendy playing on a bonus track for the album “Lost at the Circus”  in which lead bassist Pat Burke says will be an “epic track.”

CHERIE CURRIE TO APPEAR IN SKUMROCKS!

The film SkumROCKS! has gotten even better. cherie currieart561971_621413557901476_1514730799_n

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. runawaysThe 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/ .