Jennifer Herrema's underground rock star bona fides go deep. Often stylized like Janis Joplin in furs and aviators, Calvin Klein's original heroin-chic model interviewed Keith Richards, hung out with Timothy Leary and in the early '90s signed a million-dollar deal with Virgin as part of her first band, Royal Trux. Following its dissolution in 2000, Herrema, now 47, formed hair-metal heavies RTX, and then reincarnated the same lineup over a decade later as sleaze-rock trio Black Bananas.

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