During an interview with Marko Syrjälä of Metal Rules and SySi Media, Cherie Currie
“I played with all the girls. I played with Lita… And just in the last decade. Lita, Joan… I always played with Sandy [who died of lung cancer in 2006 at the age of 47], God rest her soul. Jackie… I played with every member of The Runaways individually.
”And even Lita will say, ‘Oh, I can work with Cherie.’ I mean, I’m easy to work with. I just wanna have fun. But they… Lita hates [Joan‘s longtime manager] Kenny Laguna; that’s never gonna change.” […]
Currie also reflected on The Runaways reunion that almost happened about 25 years ago, saying:
”Joan wanted to do it. Lita approached me and Sandy back in 1997 and had us get Joan on board, and Joan said, ‘Okay. Let’s do it.’ And Kenny went out of his way, got a record deal; we were gonna book a tour. And then the first telephone conversation with all of us, Lita just went completely off the rails and said, ‘Nah, I’m not doing this,’ because she hates Kenny so much.
”And then they made me call Lita, and Lita just said, ‘I’m a household name. I don’t need this bullsh*t.’ I said, ‘Please do it for Sandy West, Lita. Do it for Sandy.’ And she wouldn’t. And for that, I will never forgive Lita. Because Sandy really, really could have used a boost.
”But people are selfish in this life. I don’t know why people are so self-consumed and so selfish. But Lita was very selfish when she did that and did not consider Sandy whatsoever. And here we lost her just seven years later.”