1)Jackie, what's been keeping you busy of late ? I'm going back into private practice as an entertainment attorney and on October 2nd will once again be personally representing actors, directors, writers, authors and bands. So I've been busy wrapping up deals at my current job and packing. Also I just bought a new house … Continue reading From the Rockbrat Archives: Jackie Fox Interview (2000)
The California summer may never end, but tonight in downtown Sydney - it was a cold and chilly wind that greeted me when I arrived at Sydney University's Manning Bar for a dose of Cherie Currie flavoured rock n roll. I never in my wildest dreams, thought Cherie would jet downunder, yet here we are … Continue reading Rockbrat Live Review: Cherie Currie – Manning Bar, Sydney, 27 May 2016
The town of Old Bridge is located in New Jersey, not too far from Staten Island, around 40km from Manhattan. It was also home to a live venue called Birch Hill - which me and the Cowboy made tracks for back in 1996. The reason ? Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. 40km doesn't sound far … Continue reading Rockbrat Road Story: Joan Jett live at Birch Hill – Old Bridge, NJ, 28 Sept 1996
Like many other long-time Runaways devotees, I was ecstatic to hear that former vocalist Cherie Currie was locked in a studio and recording a new album ! This was a couple of years back now. After years of spinning Cherie’s solo albums – such as the one she did with sister Marie ‘Messin With The … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: When Will Kenny Laguna Release The New Cherie Currie Album ?
What: Runaways 1977 European Tour T-Shirt Buy It Now Price: $7,920 US Listing Date: September 2013 Description: VINTAGE TOUR T-SHIRT JOAN JETT 70s OG Original The Runaways concert tee from their 'School Days' European tour '77! THE REAL DEAL AND ONE OF THE RAREST/COOLEST TOUR SHIRTS ON EARTH!!! Pink lipstick kisses print on front! Excellent … Continue reading Guess What Mr Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Runaways: 1977 European Tour T-Shirt
What: Runaways - Waitin For The Night - Acetate Winning Bid: $306 US Starting Bids: $50 US Sale Date: 26 October 2010 Waitin' For The Night is one of my all-time top 10 records. Recently, my good pal Michael Butler focused on this album on his 'Rock n Roll Geek Show' podcast. So I've been … Continue reading Guess What Mr Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Runaways: ‘Waitin For The Night’ Acetate
Tell you what, you could blow some serious money at the moment on the live rock circuit here in Australia. I cannot recall a time when there are so many bands announcing tours - a far cry from those days in the mid-8o's when we had only the likes of Purple, or Queen, or Dio … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Is This The Busiest Year for International Rock Australia Has Seen ?
I am old enough to remember buying Lita Ford albums in 1985. Man, Mr. Rockbrat and I played the ‘Dressed To Kill’ album to death. We had some live footage from Lita of the song ‘Dressed To Kill’ and the video clip of “Gotta Let Go” which we taped off Beatbox back then which we … Continue reading What’s the Rockbrat Listening To Today? LITA FORD – Living Like A Runaway (2012)
What: Runaways 1976 London Concert Poster Winning Bid: 34 GBP Starting Bid: 30 GBP Sale Date: 18 Aug 2007 Description: Very rare RUNAWAYS gig poster from the Roundhouse, Camden, London. 1 October 1976. Size 38"x 28" ( 97cm x 71cm ). Fair / good condition, a few rips on edges, scuffs, creases and a … Continue reading Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Runaways 1976 London Concert Poster
'All you boys way over there, and all you boys way down the back......I wanna be where the boys are !'. These very words were uttered by a tough-rock n roll teenager named Joan Jett - on the Runaways 1977 album 'Live In Japan'. I have worshipped the Runaways for nearly three decades and I … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Tokyo’s Kosei-Nenkin Kaikan Hall
Whilst not breaking any new ground in terms of style or originality (melodic late 80’s AOR hard rock with keyboards) Saraya’s debut album is certainly not without its moments. Having a female front the band made them stand out a bit from the mass of other all girl bands around this time (Poison, Warrant) etc, … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today? Saraya – Saraya (1989)
Who: Divinyls When: Labour Club, Canberra, July 8, 1995 After having witnessed The Divinyls have their backsides well and truly smacked by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts several times on their recent tour together, I decided to give Chrissy and Mark another go. And I’m glad I did. I love The Divinyls, and have seen … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Divinyls (1995)