Attendees of the Chiller Theatre expo were in for a surprise treat when some living legends took the stage on October 25 in Parsippany, New Jersey to perform their classic hits. THE RUNAWAYS' Cherie Currie and Lita Ford, Marky Ramone of the RAMONES, along with LIFE OF AGONY's Alan Robert rocked out to THE RUNAWAYS' smash "Cherry Bomb" followed up by the RAMONES' "Rock 'N' Roll High School". Fan-filmed video footage of the "Cherry Bomb" performance can be seen below.
Currie and Ford reunited on stage for the first time in 37 years on October 19, 2013 at the sixth annual Malibu Music Awards at Smothers Theater at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California to perform "Cherry Bomb".
In 2010, the movie "The Runaways" was released starring Kristen Stewart of "Twilight" fame as singer Joan Jett. The band formed in 1975, with Ford on lead guitar. She was 16 at the time.
"The Runaways" was directed by Floria Sigismondi, who is best known for directing music videos by such artists as David Bowie, Marilyn Manson and Sheryl Crow.
In an interview with Metal-Rules.com, Lita stated about the possibility of a RUNAWAYS reunion: "Well, Cherie and I talk all the time. We're all for it both of us. You know I'm friends with Vicki [Blue, bass] and I'm friends with Jackie [Fox, bass]. Of course, Sandy [West, drums], unfortunately, is not around, but Joan is the only missing link."
For the first time since 1977, Joan Jett, Cherie Currie and Lita Ford were in a room together on April 23, posing for cameras backstage at the Revolver Golden Gods awards where Joan was the first female recipient of the Golden God Award.
Ford last fall partnered with Currie to record a special holiday song. "Rock This Christmas Down" marked the first time Lita and Cherie recorded new music together since 1977.
The single was released on iTunes on December 3, 2013.