L7 Tap Joan Jett for Cover of "Fake Friends"

They also shared a rework of their 2019 track "Burn Baby"

BY Allie GregoryPublished Apr 21, 2020

L7 and Joan Jett have teamed up for a rework of the Runaways hero's 1983 song "Fake Friends." In addition to their new cover, L7 have also shared a new version of their track "Burn Baby," renamed "Witchy Burn."

Both tracks were meant to be released ahead of L7's recently cancelled world tour. Since they won't be hitting the road anytime soon, the new tunes are out today instead.

"To have Joan's vocals on this track along with mine is super surreal and cool," L7's Donita Sparks said of their "Fake Friends" cover in a statement. "Our band has experienced many fake friends, especially when you're down. Some of these people you thought were your friends are nowhere to be found. Your phone calls aren't returned, etc. It's painful and it sucks. Then you find out who your true friends are."

L7's latest release was 2019's Scatter the Rats.

Listen to the band's cover of "Fake Friends," as well as "Witchy Burn," below.

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