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Secrets of “The Runaways”: Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart and Co. on the Wild New Biopic

March 18th, 2010
Photo: Wargo/WireImage What’s the only thing better than becoming the first acclaimed all-female rock band? Becoming the first all-female rock band to get your own biopic. At least that was the feeling during Wednesday night’s premiere of The Runaways, the true story of the five teenage girls who spent the Seventies kicking their way down the Sunset Strip and into the boys’ club. On the red carpet at New York’s Landmark Sunshine theater, the E Street ...

Breaking: The xx

December 2nd, 2009
Who: Britain’s coolest new band the xx, fronted by singer-bassist Oliver Sim and singer-guitarist Romy Madley Croft, who uniquely blend sultry boy-girl indie pop with austere, icy post-punk and dub grooves. After hitting it big back in the UK with their debut xx, the trio — producer/beatmaster Jamie Smith rounds out the line-up — was named the MVP of this year’s CMJ Festival in October. Sounds Like: On their debut, Sim and Croft’s hushed voices ...