The Runaways: Queens Of Noise

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Cover of The Runaways album "Live in Japan"

The Runaways were an all-girl rock group that formed in L.A. in 1975, turned heads in New York at CBGBs, became stars in Japan -- and then crashed and burned after four short years. The group, which included Lita Ford, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, has seen its story told before -- on screen and in print. Now, the music writer Evelyn McDonnell has released a book called Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways. She joins us to discuss the lasting legacy of the short-lived but influential band.