Joan Jett and The Darkness Announce Auckland Tour Date
... Iconic American rocker Joan Jett
and her band The Blackhearts will join forces with English glam rock band The Darkness for one New Zealand date, on Tuesday April 9th. The Darkness released their third studio album Hot Cakes last year, while Joan Jett
and The Blackhearts are best known for earlier, international hits like "I Love Rock 'n Roll'. Check out the one-off date as well a video from each artist, below. Joan Jett
and The Blackhearts with The Darkness: Tuesday April 9th, Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland Tickets available from Ticketmaster from February 7th Joan Jett
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Lita Ford blames Joan Jett for Runaways delay
... Lita Ford did a lot of work over the summer to bring the original members of the Runaways back together, including a dinner with Joan Jett
, the first time the two had talked in three decades. Ford talked to Bravewords.com about her plans for 2013 including the possibility for that reunion: "I can't get a yes or no out of Joan. So I've kind of thrown in the towel. It's now or never. I would love it, but for some reason, I don't know why, it's Joan's camp. The ball is in her camp. It's up to them." Even if it doesn't come together, Ford will have a very busy year with the publication of her autobiography, Living Like a Runaway, a live album and a tour. "We've got the Monsters of Rock Cruise (Monstersofrockcruise.com) - that's going to be pretty awesome. That's March, and it's through the Bahamas. And then we're going to be playing in Scandinavia in the summer of 2013, and the US." To read the whole interview, including Lita's encounter with Led Zeppelin, go to Bravewords. More from VVN Music Have Your Say Buy theatre, film and gig tickets here now! Lita Ford blames Joan Jett
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Rush, Deep Purple, Heart and Joan Jett are People's Choice for the Rock Hall
... 300 other industry people who are also voting. This is being done through a poll on the Hall of Fame's site where you can select your five choices from the 15 nominees. Voting closes on Monday for the poll and, based on the current results, the public has deemed Rush, Deep Purple, Heart, Joan Jett
and the Blackhearts and Albert King as the five acts that get their vote. That leaves ten other out in the cold, as far as the general public is concerned. Those acts, in their current place in the vote: •Kraftwerk •Public Enemy •Donna Summer •Procol Harum •N.W.A. •Randy Newman •Paul Butterfield Blues Band •Meters •Marvelettes •Chic There's no guarantee that the five public selected acts will actually make the hall (and what's up with all the dislike of Chic?). We'll have to wait for the official announcement in the next two weeks. More from VVN Music Have Your Say Buy theatre, film and gig tickets here now! Rush, Deep Purple, Heart and 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.
The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"
Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.
Bass Player Scott Edwards
Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."