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Los Angeles all-female rock quartet Cherri Bomb take their name not from the classic Runaways song, but the Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna book Cherry Bomb: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and a Hotter Girlfriend -- and to Living Life Like a Rock Star. Led by singer/guitarist Julia Pierce, the band features drummer Nia Lovelis, bassist Rena Lovelis, and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Miranda Miller. Pierce found Nia and Miller through holding tryouts for like-minded young women who wanted to rock out like her influences Garbage, Foo Fighters, and My Chemical Romance. The trio ended its search for a bassist when Nia's sister Rena learned how to play, and the band soon began playing live gigs, including one for Chelsea Girls, the project of drummer Samantha Maloney, who has played with Hole, Peaches, Mötley Crüe, and the Eagles of Death Metal. Maloney was so impressed by Cherri Bomb's multi-part harmonies and hard riffs that she became their manager, helping them secure gigs opening for Filter, Smashing Pumpkins, and Foo Fighters, whose song "The Pretender" Cherri Bomb covered on Stark, their 2011 debut EP for Hollywood Records. The band's debut album, This Is the End of Control, arrived the following May. ~ Heather Phares