Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Bad Reputation Nation

September 2001 News

Page updated on September 30, 2001
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Stone Pony Show will benefit Police Disaster Fund

The JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS show this Friday (9/21/01) at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. NJ will now benefit the New York State Fraternal Order of Police: "World Trade Center Police Disaster Relief Fund."

Police officers and Firefighters will be admitted free with ID.

Anyone interested in making an additional contribution on behalf of JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS may make checks payable to: WTC Police Disaster Relief Fund (Please use TAX ID Number11-3207296 ). Mail to:

NYSFOP- Foundation
WTC Police Disaster Fund
911 Police Plaza
Hicksville, NY 11801


Concertgoers love rock 'n' roll -- and U.S.

College students played hacky sack. Shirtless, sunburned guys ate turkey legs, and couples sat together on blankets. Everybody was drinking beer. It was another big rock 'n' roll show at Auditorium Shores on Sunday.

But KLBJ's "Shore Thang," the first big concert in town since Tuesday's terror, was anything but a normal event. The crowd pushed up front and pounded their fists, but in many of their hands were flags.

Red, white and blue were everywhere during that rare rock concert that opened with the Army color guard playing "The Star-Spangled Banner," followed by the Bells of Joy, a local gospel group.


New York Fraternal Order of Police

In a show of unity, Blackheart would like to honor Frank Ferreyra, President of the New York State Fraternal Order of Police. Ferreyra has been a long time friend of JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS. During this time of national crisis, we would like to show our support for all the men and women contributing their efforts in New York City and around the nation.

You can click here to go to their website, and find out how you can help.

America: The Good Neighbor

We are both very proud to be Americans and were touched by this one man's editorial. We would like to share this article with our fans around the world. Gordon Sinclair's comments were orignally broadcast on June 5, 1973:

Widespread but only partial news coverage was given recently to a remarkable editorial broadcast from Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television commentator. What follows is the full text of his trenchant remarks as printed in the Congressional Record:

"This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth.


The Barbarians will learn what America's all about
from: Leonard Pitts Jr, Sindicated Columnist

They pay me to tease shades of meaning from social and cultural issues, to provide words that help make sense of that which troubles the American soul. But in this moment of airless shock when hot tears sting disbelieving eyes, the only thing I can find to say, the only words that seem to fit, must be addressed to the unknown author of this suffering.

You monster. You beast. You unspeakable bastard.

What lesson did you hope to teach us by your coward's attack on our World Trade Center, our Pentagon, us? What was it you hoped we would learn? Whatever it was, please know that you failed.


Backstage Beauty: Cynthia Steffe

"It's a mix between a punk rocker queen and a princess," said Cynthia Steffe before the staging of her Fall 2001 collection backstage at Bryant Park. "I'm calling it Blade Runner meets JOAN JETT and ends up on Park Avenue."

"There's a lot of luxury - bits of mink, fur and lots of leather - in wearable, chic cuts like classic trenches, blazers," she explained. "It's an interesting juxtaposition."

Getting girlie

ROCKER JOAN JETT - who normally favors a butch look - is getting dolled up for today's (9/10/01)Cynthia Steffe fashion show. Jett, who just left a run with "The Rocky Horror Show," will be walking Steffe's runway in the Bryant Park tents at 6 p.m. as a themed "Pretty Girl," in skirts and pretty, frilly blouses.

JOAN JETT comes to Oceanside

She is a vision of the power of rock'n'roll at its most basic level. She is the last of a dying breed of rock'n'roll iconoclasts that can hold a crowd in the palm of her hand. She can purr and growl at the same instant, taking you to Heaven and Hell on the same train. She is JOAN JETT, rock'n'roll icon and Baltimore Orioles fan. She's never played by the rules, and that is what makes her matter. She'll be in Oceanside on July 21st, and if you've never seen her act live; well, it's a cathartic moment.

JOAN JETT Rocks Off Her Pedestal

Proving that "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" is not just a song title, but an anthem for life, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS blasted their way through a rousing set of originals and cover tunes at The Sun Theatre Aug.18 in Anaheim, CA.

Old insurer MassMutual aims to show off new tricks in ads

Rock chanteuse JOAN JETT selling insurance and retirement products?

Early Happy Birthday to Joan

Hello, Daddy! Hello, Mom! It's... JOAN JETT SEPTEMBER 22 From the RUNAWAYS to The BLACKHEARTS to Broadway, Joan keeps rocking. Last fall, our staff saw her impressive debut in The Rocky Horror Show, and we had the good fortune to do the Time Warp with her.

Twisted Forever Panty Winners

Thank you for all who entered our Twisted Sister Panty Contest in celebration of the recent release of "Twisted Forever - A Tribute to the Legendary Twisted Sister" featuring JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS' version of "We're Not Gonna Take It." The winners of the contest are:

Donna Nass, Rockaway NJ
Cathy Wacha, New York, NY
Gloria Temple, Mt Arlington NJ
Debra Harelson, St Louis MO
Kimberly Schneider, Graysville AL

Koch International, the record company that released "Twisted Forever" and sponsored the contest will be sending out the prizes to all the winners. "Twisted Forever" featuring JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS is still available for order by clicking here.

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