Published Jun 09, 2011Back in April, we reported that Main Man Records would release Take It or Leave It, a star-studded tribute to iconic female punk rockers the Runaways. The 36-track compilation features some big names, such the Donnas, Shonen Knife, the Adolescents, Kathleen Hanna, Peaches and Ad-Rock, among others, but not everyone approves of the release, including Runaways co-founders Joan Jett and Cherie Currie.
The Associated Press reports that Jett and Currie filed to sue Main Man Records over the project in an NYC court on Thursday (June 9), hoping that they could put a stop to the June 28 release of the album.
Jett cites that Main Man Records used her and Currie's names to promote the album without their permission. Worse yet, the label allegedly implied that Jett had given the project her blessing when she had done no such thing.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, but Jett and Currie ultimately just "want them to stop," AP quotes their lawyer, Oren J. Warshavsky, as saying. "This isn't about money. This is strictly about preserving the reputation and quality that both Joan and Cherie are known for."
As of press time, Main Man Records has not replied to the allegations and the release is still planned to drop on June 28.