Grunge icons L7 were supposed to tour Australia and drop this cover song live for us but stupid COVID-19 ruined everything (more on that in a sec) but yes, they’ve signed to Blackheart Records and teamed up with the legendary Joan Jett for a new take on her song ‘Fake Friends‘ which she also plays guitar and sings on!
Frontwoman Donita Sparks was obviously stoked with the collaboration (who wouldn’t be) revealing:
“To have Joan’s vocals on this track along with mine is super surreal and cool… 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.”
Just cut em and run I say… As mentioned before the band were supposed to debut the song in Australia and New Zealand on their tour which has now been pushed back to May 2021. The band are obviously kicking themselves over not being able to play the track for us:
“When the tour got cancelled due to this horrible virus, we decided to release the track as a way to keep our fans’ spirits up a bit, as well as our own… New material gets everyone excited and happy and maybe gets them dancing around their cribs. That’s something positive the band can do for our fans in these uncertain times. When rock n’ roll duty calls, L7 answers.”
L7 Touring Australia throughout May 2021 via SBM Presents
L7 – Australian Tour 2021
May 19 at The Triffid, Bris
May 21 at Metro Theatre, Sd
May 22 at Forum, Melb
May 23 at The Gov, Adel
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