Cherie Currie’s new album Blvds of Splendor, produced by Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) is out now and features the classic “Roxy Roller.”
For this special, one-of-a-kind “At Home”performance, 17 year old Runaways fan, Isaac Valiente, edited the video. Cherie (vocals) enlisted special quests Suzi Quatro (vocals), Nick Gilder (vocals), her son Jake Hays (rhythm guitar & backing vocals), Perry Farrell guitarist Nick Maybury and Phil Leavitt (drums) & Joie Calio (bass) of the bands Dada & 7 Horse on the standout track “Roxy Roller” (also written by Nick Gilder).
“With life in lockdown and the surprise release of Blvds of Splendor, the first song that came to mind for a quarantine video was “Roxy Roller.” My son Jake and I sat down in front of a camera and singing to an acoustic electric we filmed the building block of the song. I am so lucky and blessed to have amazing musicians as friends to reach out to and all were more than giving of their time for this. I then reached out to my dear friend Suzi Quatro, then Nick Gilder who again were so giving of their time. The cherry on top was meeting Isaac Valiente on FB. He’s a 17 year old self taught video editor who stole my heart with his love for music and a giant ball of humble talent. And there you have it. A great video born of love and support in a time where that’s really all that matters.”
“Was asked by my good friend Cherie to be part of this. After her wonderful contribution to my documentary SUZI Q (premiering in July in the USA), and even writing a song about me, which was the closing song of the film…… well…excuse me… did I have a choice!! I didn’t even have to learn the song because I recorded it myself in 1976. Good old Roxy, she certainly has made the rounds hasn’t she!! (wink, wink).” Suzi xx”
“Making this video with Cherie and Suzi is especially poignant for me. I met Cherie and her twin sister Marie at my very first show in LA back in the day at the iconic Doug Weston’s Troubadour. Having Cherie cover my song “Roxy” on her fantastic new CD Blvds of Splendor is simply wonderful! It really rocks and to have Suzi who also recorded an impressive version help with this video is an absolute treat I hope you all enjoy our efforts, thanks!” Nick Gilder
Blvds of Splendor 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 drummer Matt Sorum. The special digital only release features three bonus tracks (including a remake of The Runaways classic “Queens of Noise” featuring Brody Dalle, The Veronicas, Juliette Lewis and Matt Sorum paying homage to late Runaways drummer Sandy West). Album available on Blackheart Records HERE.