My parents would not let me go to Japan with The Runaways back in 1977. They wanted to me stay in school at Van Nuys High so I could study for some French class. That was the biggest mistake of my life. Anyways, The Runaways went to Japan and I was stuck at home. When the band returned to L.A. I drove down to the airport with Kim Fowley and Rodney Bingenheimer to greet the girls, camera in hand of course. At the end of the day, I do not think I passed the French class so I really blew it on all levels!