Joan Jett Reflects on The Runaways, Breakup Was 'Devastating': Watch
... Jett notes, "They've got a regimented thing; girls can't play rock 'n' roll." Jett delves deeper into the raw emotions still resonating decades after the band's breakup, which she calls "devastating." She reveals that following the last Runaways performance on New Year's Eve 1978, she began partying and drinking to excess. "I was in bad shape," says Jett. Watch a portion of the interview below and tune in for the full performance on Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. on DirecTV's Audience Network. This article originally appeared in THR.com. Joan Jett
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Joan Jett Guitar Center Sessions Preview Goes Online
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and The Blackhearts are featured on this week's broadcast of DirecTV's Guitar Center Sessions series, and a video preview of the program is available. Fans can check out some behind the scenes footage, as well as performances of "Bad Reputation" and the Runaways classic, "Cherry Bomb." Jett joins host Nic Harcourt for the show, which airs Friday, December 6th at 9 p.m. EST and 10 p.m. PST on DirecTV's Audience Network (Channel 239). "Joan was very forthright in our conversation, which made for an exceptionally intriguing interview," Harcourt tells Rolling Stone. "That direct quality is not unlike her music. She is uncompromising in everything she does - rock & roll through and through." Watch the preview here. hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Joan Jett
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Joan Jett Removed From Macy's Parade Float After Ranchers Protest
... tradition." Jett is an outspoken supporter of PETA, appearing in print ads for the animal rights group. "When we learned that about Miss Jett, we were rightly concerned about her representing South Dakota and a state that is so heavily reliant on agriculture and livestock production to drive our economy," the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association's Jodiae Anderson said in a statement. The float to which Jett has moved has not been announced. Another performer -- also unannounced -- will take her place on the South Dakota float. Joan Jett
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Joan Jett (Sep. 22, 1960)
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Many of her commercial successes came from covers of songs originally recorded with male voices: The Arrows' "I Love Rock n' Roll," Tommy James and the Shondells' "Crimson and Clover," Gary Glitter's "Do You Wanna Touch Me," and AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds."
Her teacher once threw her out of her voice lessons. The teacher was an opera singer who didn't like the way Jett was dressed.
The Blackhearts are her backing band.
She began as a member of the all-girl rock group, the Runaways. Future Heavy Metal Queen Lita Ford was a band mate.
Jett starred in the movie The Light of Day with Michael J. Fox. She also appeared in the stage version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show with a bald head, and acted in a movie about the Runaways called We're All Crazy Now, with actresses playing the other band members. It was never released.
In 1979, she released two songs in Holland that she had recorded with ex-Sex Pistols Paul Cook and Steve Jones.
Her first album features Blondie members Clem Snide and Frank Infante. It was originally titled Joan Jett, but the record label (Boardwalk) renamed it Bad Reputation.
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