KITTIE, TOILET BOYS, RICHIE SCARLET Featured On RUNAWAYS Tribute Album

Before HOLE, before THE PRETENDERS, before THE SLITS, there were THE RUNAWAYS… Whether you consider them to be proto-punk rockers or heavy metal guitar heroes, there is no doubt that they helped to change the shape and perception of women in the male-dominated field of rock 'n' roll forever. Cherie Currie, Lita Ford, Joan Jett, Sandy West, Jackie Fox, Vicki Blue; these teenagers spoke to a whole new generation — some of whom consequently turned to playing rock 'n' roll, too. THE RUNAWAYS arguably kicked down the door for future female-fronted bands such as THE GO-GO'S, THE BANGLES, L7, BIKINI KILL, SLEATER-KINNEY and THE DONNAS, but they have also been named as an influence by numerous male-fronted acts like REDD KROSS, THE GERMS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE BEASTIE BOYS, THE ADOLESCENTS, GUNS N' ROSES and SMASHING PUMPKINS, to name a few.

On June 7, Main Man Records will release "Take It Or Leave It: A Tribute To The Original Queens of Noise: The Runaways". This two-disc collection features 36 tracks and over two hours of music which spans the entire RUNAWAYS catalog. Their best-known songs like "Cherry Bomb", "Queens of Noise" and "California Paradise" are all represented as well as obscure fan favorites like "Dead End Justice", "Born To Be Bad" and "Yesterday's Kids". "Take It Or Leave It" also features two songs from original RUNAWAYS band members Cherie Currie ("American Nights") as well as Sandy West in her last recording ("Dirty Magazines").

In honor of Sandy West, who lost her fight with cancer in 2006, Main Man Records will be donating a portion of the proceeds from "Take It Or Leave It" to the American Institute For Cancer Research. The AICR was the nation's first charity to support research into the role of diet and exercise as it relates to cancer prevention. Since 1982, it's been their mission to fund, support and promote research as well as expand public knowledge through educational programs to bring its message of cancer prevention to millions of Americans. To date, the Institute has committed more than $82 million for research and education.

Artists from numerous musical backgrounds participated on "Take It Or Leave It", each donating his/her time and resources to help honor THE RUNAWAYS and raise money for a great cause. The album features well-known rock and punk bands from the '70s to the present as well as young, up-and-coming bands.

"Take It Or Leave It: A Tribute To The Original Queens of Noise, The Runaways" will be available in stores and via online distribution (iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon). Licensing for the release is being provided by RightsFlow, leading experts in music licensing. RightsFlow powers Limelight, an online mechanical licensing utility providing the simplest way for musicians, bands, and labels to clear any cover song.

"Take It Or Leave It: A Tribute To The Original Queens of Noise, The Runaways" track listing:

01. THE DONNAS - "Queens of Noise
02. SHONEN KNIFE - "Black Leather
03. THE BINGES - "I Love Playin' With Fire
04. BEBE BUELL BAND - "Heartbeat
05. DEENA & THE LAUGHING BOYS - "Lovers
06. FRANKENSTEIN 3000 - "California Paradise
07. DELIRIUM TREMENS - "Wasted
08. RICHIE SCARLET - "Wild Thing
09. BLUE FOX - "Neon Angels On The Road To Ruin
10. THE EASY OUTS Featuring THE DOUGHBOYS' GAR FRANCIS - "Is It Day Or Night
11. LAURA WARSHAUER - "Little Lost Girls
12. WHITE FLAG - "C'mon
13. CALI GIRAFFES Featuring THE FASTBACK's KIM WARNICK - "You're Too Possessive
14. TARA ELLIOTT & THE RED VELVETS - "You Drive Me Wild
15. PLANET SORROW - "Thunder
16. ROBBIE RIST - "Yesterday's Kids
17. SERPENTEENS - "Little Sister
18. THE ADOLESCENTS - "School Days
19. BLUE FOX Featuring SANDY WEST - "Dirty Magazines
20. THE DANDY WARHOLS - "Cherry Bomb
21. RICHARD BARONE - "Hollywood
22. CARE BEARS ON FIRE Featuring EARL SLICK - "Saturday Night Special
23. DERWOOD ANDREWS - "Gotta Get Out Tonight
24. DAVID JOHANSEN - "Blackmail
25. THE RIBEYE BROTHERS - "Trash Can Murders
26. DIGGER PHELPS - "Rock N' Roll
27. TOILET BOYS - "Born To Be Bad
28. THE SWALES - "Midnight Music
29. FRANKENSTEIN 3000 Featuring CHERIE CURRIE - "American Nights
30. F-13 - "I Wanna Be Where The Boys Are
31. THE STAY AT HOMES - "Gettin' Hot
32. KITTIE - "Fantasies
33. STARZ - "Waitin' For The Night
34. JACK BRAG - "Secrets
35. CLINICAL TRIALS - "Don't Go Away
36. KATHLEEN HANNA, PEACHES & AD-ROCK - "Dead End Justice

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