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X's Exene Cervenka's Advice to Female Musicians: "Don't Get Married"

X set itself apart from its first-generation punk contemporaries with Exene Cervenka and John Doe's dueling vocals and a serious dose of roots and rockabilly in its sound.

X has a difficult and fascinating history. Cervenka and Doe started the band as a couple, got married, divorced, wrote a few albums together, went on hiatus, reformed X, Cervenka married Viggo Mortensen, both singers started side projects, Doe did some acting on the side, and Cervenka got sick. In spite of it all, the band continues to tour.

X kicks off a winter tour Friday, December 9, with a signing at Zia Records in Chandler, and a performance Club Red in Tempe.

We recently caught up with Exene Cervenka to discuss multiple sclerosis, touring with Pearl Jam, and an ongoing struggle with Warner Brothers.

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