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Kathy Valentine on life with The Go-Go’s: ‘My addiction stopped me feeling like a sad mess’

It’s New Year’s Eve, 1980, and Kathy Valentine is on stage and on a high. “We were five girls barely into our 20s, propelling the crowd into near delirium with our music. People started throwing money on stage, and it just kept coming. Belinda scooped up a handful of bills and stuffed them in her bra... By midnight, the Whisky walls could barely contain the energy of the show... It felt like a rocket ship countdown, and I was ready to blast off.”
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All I Ever Wanted: A Rock ’n’ Roll Memoir by Kathy Valentine review – 10-legged hell-raising machine

From out-partying Rod Stewart to sobriety and therapy… the bassist of seminal all-female band the Go-Go’s tells her enthralling story with candour and clarity. The most successful all-female band of all time – according to the US Billboard charts – remains to this day the Go-Go’s, an irreverent and combustible new wave five-piece formed in the crucible of the LA punk scene who went to No 1 in the US in 1982 with their debut album, Beauty and the Beat. This excellent memoir from their bassist, Kathy Valentine, forms part of a charm offensive that includes a much-praised 2020 documentary and dates supporting Billy Idol in the UK in June.
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guitargirlmag.com

LIVE in LA – Jan. 27-30 – Melissa Etheridge, Nancy Wilson (Heart), Kathy Valentine (Go-Go’s) & Orianthi at Women Only Rock Camp

(Los Angeles, CA) – January 13, 2022 – The Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp‘s first EVER WOMEN ONLY Rock Camp is less than two weeks away! This inaugural camp will be taking place in Los Angeles, CA beginning on Thursday, January 27 and continuing through the weekend before concluding with a live finale event at The Whisky on January 30, 2022. This exciting camp features special headlining mentors: Melissa Etheridge, Nancy Wilson, Kathy Valentine, and Orianthi. Catch all four ladies as they sit down to chat with SiriusXM’s Lori Majewski for the Volume Channel’s “Fierce: Women in Music” segment, debuting at 7pm ET /4pm PT on Thursday, January 13.
Guitar Player

Kathy Valentine Talks Reconnecting with the Guitar After the Go-Go’s

Kathy Valentine is well known for her years as bass player for the Go-Go’s, but in 1992 she stepped up to play lead guitar for the BlueBonnets, which eventually became the Delphines. And though the Go-Go’s have a fascinating history, this dancing bass player is a cool guitarist with a vision all her own.