Joan Jett Says “No Point” in Runaways Reunion
Joan Jett has told L.A. Weekly she can’t see the point in a Runaways reunion. She thinks there would be more bad than good were it to take place.
Lita Ford reported in 2012 that she, Jett and Cherie Currie had settled the differences resulting from their 1980 split, that she had dined with both her former bandmates. The topic of getting back together was raised.
But, at the time, Ford added: “I don’t know how Joan feels about it. I couldn’t get a solid answer from her. If she decides she wants to put together the Runaways again, I’d be in 100 per cent.”
Now, Jett now tells L.A. Weekly, “I don’t really get why we should do it – the down side is bigger than the up side. It would be fun for people to see, but you’ve got to remember we’re not who we were in 1976. It’s not worth it to me. We had a great band that kicked ass for three and a half years. I’m very protective of it because it was very special to me.
“To come back and have the press judge us… Plus, you can’t gauge the dynamics of the band. I’m just not sure it would be the reunion the fans are looking for.”
Jett releases her new Blackhearts album Unvarnished in October 1. She says, “It’s some of the better writing I’ve done in a long time.”
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