Joan Jett

The Drummer Doubles as a Lawyer?: Joan Jet In LA, April 2011 (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Founding [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Runaways[/lastfm] [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Joan Jett[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Cherie Currie[/lastfm] have sicked their legal beagles on Main Man Records, trying to bar the release of a new tribute album.

Main Man’s plans to release a collection of 36 Runaways covers — by the likes of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Johansen[/lastfm] and the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dandy Warhols[/lastfm] — has been interrupted by legal proceedings initiated by the two former riot grrls.

The pair’s mouthpiece, Oren Warshavsky, says: “This isn’t about money – it’s strictly about preserving reputation and quality that both Joan and Cherie are known for.”

Meanwhile, Main Man peeps are bumming, “We find it terribly sad that a charitable record could be deemed to be sullying anyone’s image.” The label says the proceeds are pledged to the American Institute of Cancer Research in memory for Runaway Sherrie West, who died of cancer in 2006.

Called Take It or Leave It: A Tribute to the Original Queens of Noise is due out on June 28. We’ll see…

Meanwhile, here’s a clip from the movie that didn’t sully their (good, bad or profitable) reputation.


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