So Kristen Stewart Is Joan Jett, But Just Who Were ‘The Runaways’?

FROM NEWSROOM: Forget Avril Lavigne and Paramore’s Hayley Williams.

Forget Hole, Kittie, Evanescence, Garbage, the Go-Go’s, Be Your Own Pet, Sleater-Kinney, Blondie, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Le Tigre, Breeders, Bikini Kill, Babes in Toyland, the Gossip and the Donnas.

Without the Runaways, many of these bands might never have existed. So now that “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart has been tapped to play Joan Jett in a Runaways biopic, it’s worth asking: Just who were the Runaways?

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