Fanny: The Female Rock Pioneers Are At It Again with Help from the Runaways, Go-Go's and Bangles

(from left) Jean Millington, Brie Darling and June Millington.

(from left) Jean Millington, Brie Darling and June Millington. (Image credit: Marita Madeloni)

David Bowie once said that “One of the most important female bands in American rock has been buried without a trace. And that is Fanny… Revivify Fanny and I will feel that my work is done.” So Bowie would have been gratified to see the release of Fanny Walked the Earth, a reunion album that recaptures the fire and fury of Fanny’s early Seventies heyday. It’s a delight to hear three women approaching their 70th birthdays rock this hard.

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Alan di Perna

In a career that spans five decades, Alan di Perna has written for pretty much every magazine in the world with the word “guitar” in its title, as well as other prestigious outlets such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, Creem, Player, Classic Rock, Musician, Future Music, Keyboard, and He is author of Guitar Masters: Intimate Portraits, Green Day: The Ultimate Unauthorized History and co-author of Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Sound Style and Revolution of the Electric Guitar. The latter became the inspiration for the Metropolitan Museum of Art/Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibition “Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll.” As a professional guitarist/keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist, Alan has worked with recording artists Brianna Lea Pruett, Fawn Wood, Brenda McMorrow, Sat Kartar and Shox Lumania.