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'The Voice' Season 11 Advisers Include JOAN JETT, Bette Midler
from: usmagazine.com

low resolution image Not Enlargeable Put another dime in the jukebox! JOAN JETT is headed to The Voice for season 11, a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

Before They Were on The Voice!
Jett, 57, is one of four music industry pros who will serve as advisers to coaches Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys on the next round of the NBC sing-off. The "Bad Reputation" singer will share her love of rock 'n' roll with 23-year-old newbie coach Cyrus' post-blind audition contestants when the series returns this fall, reveals the show source.

It's no surprise that the "Wrecking Ball" singer chose Jett. Last year, she joked about wanting to have sex with the JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS frontwoman when she inducted Jett into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cyrus called the "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" singer an "inspiration" and "what Superwoman really should be."

Stars Who Got Their Start on Reality TV
But Jett isn't the only rocker slated to join The Voice. Van Halen's lead Sammy Hagar has signed on to aid three-time victor Levine, 37. "Adam loves inviting rockers he admires," says the source. "He's a big fan of classic rock."

The Maroon 5 frontman and Hagar, 68, also share a history prior to teaming up for the show. Last year, the pals spent time together in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and even performed a duet of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" at a local bar.

Shelton, 40, who previously enlisted then-wife Miranda Lambert and current girlfriend and former Voice coach Gwen Stefani, will feel a different kind of wind beneath his wings. This time around, Bette Midler hopes to help the vet snatch his fourth victory.
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Spider--Man: Homecoming villain revealed at Comic--Con
from: dailymail.co.uk

low resolution image Not Enlargeable "Hey everyone," said Tom Holland, the new Peter Parker in Spider--Man: Homecoming, as he greeted the Hall H audience at San Diego Comic--Con -- after joining his director Jon Watts to present the very first footage from the film as part of the Marvel panel.

According to reports coming out of Hall H, the footage has a fresh, young, high--school movie tone, but also includes a reveal of the baddie who has been rumoured for some time.

Now it is definitely happening -- the Vulture is going to feature as one of Spidey's main antagonists.

The footage begins with JOAN JETT's 'Bad Reputation' on the soundtrack as we see old high--school yearbook shots of Tony Stark and Rhodey.

We then see Peter in school watching footage of himself fighting Giant--Man (as he did in Captain America: Civil War) and overhearing some of his female classmates discussing which of the Avengers they fancy (in a game of 'F**k, Marry, Kill').

Parker struggles with hiding his super suit, makes web fluid in science class and has to juggle the worries of a school kid as well as those that come with being a secret superhero.

The inclusion of a shot of the Vulture at the end indicates his stress levels are about to increase.

In Homecoming, he's strongly rumoured to be played by Michael Keaton, who's no stranger to the superhero genre -- obviously he was Batman in Tim Burton's films but more recently he played a delusional former superhero actor in Birdman.

Spider--Man: Homecoming is currently shooting and will open in cinemas on July 7, 2017


Spider--Man: Homecoming villain revealed at Comic--Con
from: digitalspy.com.com

low resolution image Not Enlargeable "Hey everyone," said Tom Holland, the new Peter Parker in Spider--Man: Homecoming, as he greeted the Hall H audience at San Diego Comic--Con -- after joining his director Jon Watts to present the very first footage from the film as part of the Marvel panel.

According to reports coming out of Hall H, the footage has a fresh, young, high--school movie tone, but also includes a reveal of the baddie who has been rumoured for some time.

Now it is definitely happening -- the Vulture is going to feature as one of Spidey's main antagonists.

The footage begins with JOAN JETT's 'Bad Reputation' on the soundtrack as we see old high--school yearbook shots of Tony Stark and Rhodey.

We then see Peter in school watching footage of himself fighting Giant--Man (as he did in Captain America: Civil War) and overhearing some of his female classmates discussing which of the Avengers they fancy (in a game of 'F**k, Marry, Kill').

Parker struggles with hiding his super suit, makes web fluid in science class and has to juggle the worries of a school kid as well as those that come with being a secret superhero.

The inclusion of a shot of the Vulture at the end indicates his stress levels are about to increase.

In Homecoming, he's strongly rumoured to be played by Michael Keaton, who's no stranger to the superhero genre -- obviously he was Batman in Tim Burton's films but more recently he played a delusional former superhero actor in Birdman.

Spider--Man: Homecoming is currently shooting and will open in cinemas on July 7, 2017


Ladies ruled, with JOAN JETT and Heart rocking Burgettstown
from: timesonline.com

low resolution image Not Enlargeable BURGETTSTOWN â€" JOAN JETT was flawless.

Heart hit a few uneven patches outnumbered by triumphant ones, with the power ballads sounding better than ever.

And Cheap Trick curiously crafted its setlist to load up all the hits in the end, which at least meant a strong finish.

Here's more of an overview from Thursday night's "Rock Hall 3 For All" show at First Niagara Pavilion:

The headliners, Heart, expertly mixed the old with the new. The classic rock band played its banging new song about hot messes, "Beautiful Broken," and an interesting new one, "Two," written by Ne-Yo (seriously) about a mismatched couple persevering. Heart's Nancy Wilson did a nice job on the lead vocals of "Two" and the preceding ballad, "These Dreams," one of those dentist's office tunes that took on extra emotional heft Thursday. It's aged well.

As always, sister Ann Wilson handled most of the lead vocals, and she soared magnificently on another big power ballad "Alone." Her full voice also shined on "What About Love."

The harder-rocking songs were more the issue, with tune No. 2, the mighty "Magic Man," lacking guitar firepower. Guitarist Craig Bartok and Nancy Wilson made up for it on the blistering "Bebe Le Strange."
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Concert review: Heart, JOAN JETT, Cheap Trick rock loud and proud at Pavilion
from: post-gazette.com

low resolution image Not Enlargeable Heart, Cheap Trick and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS -- bands that entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame long after their eligibility period -- showed why they belong there Thursday night on the Rock Hall 3 for All Tour at the First Niagara Pavilion.

It was three hours and 45 minutes of classic-rock heaven with a few surprises and a sprinkling of new tracks to allay the nostalgia factor.

While the bands were generous with the songs, one thing they did not do was let us get close to them. Cheap Trick played in the bright sunshine, so it wasn't an issue, but when the screens kicked in for Jett and Heart, there were no close-ups. Jett used he'r back screen for old film and video clips and graphics. The side and lawn screens for Heart were fixated on a static long shot of the band, so the overall effect was a feeling of distance from the artists.

The passion had to come from the music alone, and that was not a problem. Chicago power-pop icons Cheap Trick were up first with a 13-song set focusing on the golden era between 1977 and 1982. Frontman Robin Zander hit the stage in his white, glammed-out Dream Police garb, joined by Rick Nielsen in black suit and cap, original bassist Tom Petersson and Nielsen's son Daxx on drums (in place of Bun E. Carlos).

Nielsen, strapping on one oddly shaped guitar after another, including the five-neck black and yellow Hamer, was way up in the mix, but so was everyone else, making Cheap Trick's sound like a blaring radio. They warmed up with deeper singles like "Way of the World" and "She's Tight," new entry No Direction Home and the Petersson-led drug-run through "I'm Waiting for the Man"/"Heroin" before getting around to their calling cards, starting with chart-topping power ballad "The Flame."

They barrelled to a thrilling finish with "I Want You to Want Me," "Dream Police" and "Surrender," the last one coming with a surprise guest spot from one of their biggest Pittsburgh fans: Mayor Bill Peduto. Our rock mayor has been on a summer swing that included an appearance with Guster at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in June. This time, he got a full-fledged duet with Zander on the iconic teen anthem, which we can say was fun while also making us really, really appreciate the vocal talents of Cheap Trick's Hall of Fame frontman.
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Sound Advice: JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS with Heart and Cheap Trick (July 22)
from: citybeat.com

low resolution image Not Enlargeable JOAN JETT continues to burnish her image as a feminist icon, remaining a figure as singular as any the 1970s has produced.

JOAN JETT was my favorite Rock star -- and my second favorite famous person after Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mario Soto -- when I was a kid. I listened to side one of I Love Rock N' Roll on my crappy little box turntable almost every day -- often multiple times a day -- for more than a year. I turned the volume up on my equally crappy radio every time the title song came on Q102 or WEBN, which, at the height of its popularity, was about once an hour.

The collision of simple, classic guitar chords, Jett's tough-girl voice and her goth-informed visage staring out from the album's cover left me endlessly fascinated. As an early--'80s Cincinnati suburbanite, I'd never experienced anything like her. (It's hard to fathom today that she was only 22 at the time.) She seemed simultaneously glamorous and kind of dangerous (maybe it was the leather pants and I've-experienced-more-than-you sneer?).

Though I didn't follow her career closely post--I Love Rock N' Roll -- nor did I really get into her pre-solo '70s group, The RUNAWAYS, like I did other bands of the Punk Rock era -- I've had a soft spot for Jett ever since. And while a lot has happened over the last quarter century, the recording of much new material hasn't been one of them; Jett, now 57 and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, has dropped only three albums in the last 22 years.

Yet she continues to play live and to burnish her image as a feminist icon and remains, despite shifting cultural trends, a figure as singular as any the 1970s has produced.




Heart, JOAN JETT and Cheap Trick Kick Off 'Rock Hall Three for All' Tour -- Videos, Set Lists
from: ultimateclassicrock.com



One of the most eagerly awaited package tours of the summer has begun. On Thursday (July 14), three of the most recent inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- Heart, Cheap Trick and JOAN JETT -- began the "Rock Hall Three for All" tour at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Mich.

Heart's 14-song set saw them eschew some of their biggest hits -- "Magic Man," "Never" and "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You," for example, were nowhere to be found -- in favor of four songs from their new album, Beautiful Broken, "Two", "Sweet Darlin'," "I Jump" and the title track. After closing the main portion with "Barracuda," they performed two Led Zeppelin songs, "Immigrant Song" and "Misty Mountain Hop."

JOAN JETT wasted little time in getting started, opening with "Bad Reputation" and delivering songs from all phases of her career, from the RUNAWAYS ("Cherry Bomb" and "You Drive Me Wild") to glam-influenced rocker ("I Love Rock 'n' Roll," "Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah)") to pop metal ("I Hate Myself for Loving You"). Her encore was a cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "Everyday People."
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JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS Shred In This Exclusive Virtual Reality Video
from: youtube.com



Watch a live performance of “Cherry Bomb” in 360 degrees.


Updated: Rock Hall package sends Heart, Cheap Trick, JOAN JETT on the road together
from: macombdaily.com

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Heart, Cheap Trick and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS have shared myriad concert bills since all three began touring during the 70s.

But each of the veteran acts' recent inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame provided a hook for this summer's Rock Hall Three For All tour, a triple-bill that kicks off Thursday, July 14, at the DTE Energy Music Theatre and has more than 30 dates booked into September.

Heart's Ann Wilson says the tour name and concept came into place after the three groups were already lining up for the trek. "I think the three together was such a natural for the people putting this tour together," Wilson says by phone from her tour bus. "We all know each other and like each other, so it's cool.

"And the Hall of Fame hook is something that was sort of put on the tour after the fact. If one or both or all three of us had never been inducted, it would still be the same. But if people are on the fence and they go, 'Well, all three bands are in the Rock Hall...,' if that's going to make them come to the thing, it's worthwhile."

Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen expects a night of "male AND female testosterone," acknowledging the hard-rocking approach of his tourmates. But he's also confident the whole will be greater than the sum of its parts for fans trooping out to the shows.

"Y'know, it's all good bands, bands that have stood the test of time," says Nielsen, 67, whose band was inducted in April and will be going on first each night, with Heart closing the shows. "We're all still making records, too, and that's almost unheard of."

With that in mind, here's a rundown of the three groups' Rock Hall experiences, and what they've led to.

HEART
Inducted 2013

What It Means To Them; "The Rock Hall to musicians is something that is kind of like going into a museum," explains Wilson, 66, who co-founded Heart with her sister, guitarist Nancy Wilson, during 1973 in Seattle. "So you sort of accept the induction with gratitude, and it's flattering to be recognized by your peers or by the rock intelligentsia, whatever it is.

"But really, it's just about going to work and just loving the music. So we're not all going, 'Hey, we're Rock and Roll Hall Famers!'"
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Butcher Billy Reimagined Iconic Artists as Comic Book Superheros
from: trendhunter.com

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Butcher Billy is a renowned freelance designer and illustrator based in Brazil whose recent 'Guitar Heroes' series shows iconic artists in the form of retro comic book characters.

His series features musicians like JOAN JETT, Prince, Bob Dylan and more. He also uses lyrics and song names from some of the iconic artists' most well-known releases to go along with each image.

Each of the musicians is likened to their superhero counterpart in terms of appearance, style or personality. This means that Kurt Cobain is depicted as Thor with his long blonde locks and JOAN JETT is shown as Wonder Woman along with The Runways song "I Wanna Be Where The Boys Are" next to her.


On Tour: The Rock Hall Free for All w/Heart, JOAN JETT, & Cheap Trick
from: playbackstl.com

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What a ticket! Three legendary rockers celebrating their respective 40-plus years in the music industry.

It is indeed an honor to be recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Every year, the Cleveland-based Hall inducts several artists of classic status, and now three of those chosen are taking their honor out on tour. The Rock Hall Free for All features legendary rockers Heart, Cheap Trick, and JOAN JETT. What a ticket! Three legendary rockers celebrating their respective 40-plus years in the music industry.

One of the most successful female-fronted hard rock bands, Heart is celebrating four decades making music. Known for the vocal/guitar team of sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson and their chilling melodic rock, the band is on the verge of releasing its 16th album, Beautiful Broken. Worldwide, Heart has sold over 35 million records. With mega hits like "Barracuda," "Alone," "What About Love," and the fiercely popular "These Dreams," the band has never lost its style. Ann Wilson's bombastic vocals never disapoint, and the hard rocking rhythm of sister Nancy's guitar still complements her. When they were inducted into the Hall in 2013, the original members played together for the first time in 34 years. Yet the core of this band is still very much intact and on point. Mixing classics tunes with new, Heart knows what their crowd wants, and gives it to them with an esteemed pleasure.

Formed in Rockford, Ill., in 1973, Cheap Trick were to become not only a major success, but one of the most influential rock bands ever. This is one hard-working band, as they are known for their constant touring, with over 5,000 shows under their belt. Crowds have enjoyed Cheap Trick's albums in the '70s, '80s, '90 s, and the millennium. Over that course of time, they have scored some big hits. Tunes like "Surrender," "The Flame," and the über dreamy "I Want You to Want Me," the band has been cited by such acts as Stone Temple Pilots, Extreme, Green Day, and Foo Fighters, just to name a few, as a major influence. Even C.C. DeVille admitted that Poison's "Talk Dirty to Me" was inspired by "She's Tight." In January 2016, the band announced their first album in five years, Bang, Boom, Crazy…Hello, to be unleashed in April. In 2015, Cheap Trick was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Lead singer Robin Zander, guitarist Rick Nielson, bassist Tom Petersson, and longtime drummer Bun E. Carlos have indeed contributed to rock 'n' roll's timelessness. Live, the band is right on point. Many a hit, plus a few new tunes, are sure to be played.

Originally a member of the all-female '70s band the RUNAWAYS, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and occasional actress JOAN JETT has rocked audiences for more than four decades. It was her solo version of "I Love Rock and Roll" in the early 1980s that put her on the charts in a big way. Years of dedication to her art resulted in quite a few chart-making hits, including "I Hate Myself for Loving You," "Crimson and Clover," "Little Liar," and the theme song from her first film Light of Day (costarring Michael J. Fox). Considered the Godmother of Punk, she celebrates three albums certified either gold or platinum. Jett has also appeared on television 20 times, including an episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. To date, she has released 12 albums, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015. The mezzo-soprano singer is most famous with her backing band, the BLACKHEARTS. She can also add "Producer" to her many credits, as she produced the only album made by legendary punk band the Germs. With so many hits to choose from, plus songs from 2013's Unvarnished, she has much material to choose from. A powerhouse of raw energy, a JOAN JETT show is one not to be missed.

The Rock Hall Free for All hits Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis on Saturday, July 16. Tickets are available at the Amphitheatre Box Office, or at www.ticketmaster.com.Tickets and VIP packages are also available on each band's website. Full tour dates are below.

07.14 | DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
07.16 | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis
07.17 | Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
07.19 | FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island, Chicago
07.21 | First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA
07.22 | Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati
07.24 | Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
07.25| The Dome at Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
07.27 | Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
07.28 | Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY
07.30 | Pavilion Stage at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Liberty, NY
07.31 | BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
08.15 | Starlight Theatre, Kansas City
08.16 | Iowa State Fairgrounds Grandstand, Des Moines
08.18 | Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas
08.19 | The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
08.21 | Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix
08.23 | Forum, Inglewood, CA
08.24 | Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
08.26 | White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
08.27 | Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Ridgefield, WA
08.29 | Usana Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City
08.30 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver
09.08 | Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
09.10 | PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
09.11 | Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
09.13 | Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach, VA
09.14 | Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
09.16 | PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
09.17 | Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta
09.19 | Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville
09.20 | Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, AL
09.22 | MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa
09.23 | West Palm Beach, FL


Vintage 1982 JOAN JETT Australian Tour Ads/Interviews & UK Interviews.
from: youtube.com



Compilation of vintage JOAN JETT TV interviews from Australia during her 1982 tour along with the original December 1982 tour commercials.
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