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Runaways Bassist Responds to Joan Jett Rape Denial

Jackie Fuchs says she understands why Jett, other bystanders didn't take action

(Newser) - Jackie Fuchs' bombshell claim that she was brutally raped in 1975 by the Runaways' manager while bandmates Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, and a host of other people watched was met with immediate denials by both Jett —who said she "was not aware of this incident"—and Currie,... More »

Joan Jett Disputes Story She Witnessed Bandmate's Rape

'I wish her peace and healing'

(Newser) - Joan Jett is disputing a former bandmate's account that she witnessed her friend being raped and did nothing to stop it. "Anyone who truly knows me understands that if I was aware of a friend or bandmate being violated, I would not stand by while it happened,"... More »

Runaways Bassist: I Was Raped as Joan Jett Watched

Jackie Fuchs recounts traumatic ordeal to HuffPo

(Newser) - The allegations of sexual assault plaguing Bill Cosby have inspired a former member of the all-girl rock band the Runaways to come forward with her own story of rape. Bassist Jackie Fuchs, aka Jackie Fox, says male band manager Kim Fowley raped her at a motel party in 1975 when... More »

Green Day Enters Hall of Fame in 1st Possible Year

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces inductees

(Newser) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the artists to be inducted next year at the April 18 ceremony in Cleveland, and Rolling Stone has reactions from most of them:
  • Green Day: "I had to go for a walk when I heard the news," says frontman
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5 Huge Hits That Were Actually Covers

'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' was originally about ... a guy

(Newser) - If you're a fan of any of these 10 songs rounded up by the BBC , you may not know they're actually cover versions. A sampling:
  • "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," Cyndi Lauper: The 1983 song was originally sung by Robert Hazard in 1979; he wrote it
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South Dakota Ranchers Fired Up About ... Joan Jett

They don't want her on state's Macy's Thanksgiving parade float

(Newser) - Joan Jett may love rock 'n' roll, but she does not love meat—a stance that has resulted in a very strange controversy in South Dakota. Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen chose Jett as the star of the state's Mount Rushmore float in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving... More »

20 Iconic Songs That Are Actually Covers

Cyndi Lauper didn't come up with the idea that girls just want to have fun

(Newser) - Next time you find yourself belting along to Cyndi Lauper singing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" or Joan Jett singing "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," know this: Cyndi and Joan didn't originate those songs, they just made them famous. Huffington Post rounds up 20 hit... More »

Joan Jett Sues Over Runaways Tribute Album

Cherie Currie isn't a fan of the homage, either

(Newser) - Joan Jett loves rock and roll, but not on a tribute album she says an ex-employee put together without her permission. The "I Love Rock N' Roll" singer-guitarist and ‘70s bandmate Cherie Currie sued yesterday to try to stop the June 28 release of Take It or Leave ... More »

Top Sundance Buzz Generators

Twilight star Kristen Stewart has two breakout films

(Newser) - With the Sundance Film Festival under way in Park City, Utah, the Daily Beast takes a look at the ones generating the loudest buzz:
  • Howl: James Franco turns in a Milk-caliber performance as counter-culture poet Allen Ginsberg as he faces obscenity charges in 1957.
  • Kristen Stewart: Gets well beyond Twilight
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The 10 Sexiest Tomboys

Amelia Earhart was just the first of many

(Newser) - In honor of Amelia’s celebration of the tough girl, James Brady Ryan of Nerve takes a look at the top 10 sexy tomboys onscreen and off:
  • Nancy McKeon as Jo Polniaczek, The Facts of Life: Her entrance (on a motorcycle) and eventual career choice (police officer) speak for
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Ad's Choice of Song Sparks Debate on Artists' Lives

HP yanks tune by pedophile Gary Glitter

(Newser) - HP's decision to change an ad because it featured a song by convicted child molester Gary Glitter has Charlie Moran in Advertising Age wondering about how far we should go in drawing the line between the artist and his art. The ad for the TouchSmart PC drew complaints because it... More »

Kimmel's Revenge Scores Big

Video rebuttal to squeeze Silverman is star-studded sensation

(Newser) - Take that, Sarah. A star-studded—and very much tongue-in-cheek—ode to Jimmy Kimmel's lust for Ben Affleck has become an Internet sensation, Billboard reports. The late-night host's video is a rebuttal to girlfriend Sarah Silverman's "I'm F---ing Matt Damon." The latest salvo, with Kimmel and a host of... More »

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