Joan Jett sues over Runaways tribute album

By | Published on Monday 13 June 2011

Joan Jett

Joan Jett last week joined with former bandmate Cherie Currie to launch litigation to try to stop US indie label Main Man Records from releasing an album paying tribute to their first band, The Runaways. The two musicians claim that the label has used their names to promote the album, called ‘Take It Or Leave It: A Tribute To The Queens Of Noise’, without permission.

But on Friday a spokesman for Main Man Records said that, while they are yet to see Jett and Currie’s lawsuit, they plan to “vigorously defend” themselves against any allegations, adding that they made the homage to the late 70s punk band in good faith as part of a project to raise funds for cancer research.