Go-Go’s Go Global

Jane was just so cute and sweet and bubbly and her little voice. 
We both had crushes on each other, I guess you could say, but we were
girlfriends for a while.  She was the boss in the relationship. 
I was the new kid in town and it made me feel comfortable. 
Jane broke up with me.  It wasn’t like either one of us were heartbroken or anything. 
You think something like that’s going to fuck with the band?  No way.”
Gina Schock recounts the early days of her relationship with Jane Wiedlin in the new documentary, The Go-Go’s.

Get ready for a BIG announcement about Billy Masters – the man and the column.  Back in August 1995, I wrote my very first installment of this column.  Now, I’m no math whiz, but I believe that’s almost a quarter of a century ago.  I know what you’re thinking…and it’s true – I really do look incredible!

In that very first column was a story about The Go-Go’s doing one of their reunion tours:  “What most people didn’t know, however, was that their most loyal fan was none other than Roseanne‘s little girl, Sara Gilbert, who traveled with them city to city and did not miss one performance.  Her connection to the group?  All we will say is that she was spotted accompanying the mother of Gina Schock, The Go-Go’s fab drummer”.  Here we are, 25 years later, and Gina’s finally doling out details of her heretofore shrouded life – courtesy of the new documentary, The Go-Go’s, currently playing on Showtime.  That Gina and Jane once dated (see the opening quote) is a detail glossed over.  However, it is the first time Schock has ever talked about dating a woman.  The doc is a perfect overview to solidify the band’s place in history.  However, it’s not nearly as comprehensive as director Alison Ellwood’s previous two-part documentary about the Eagles.

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