February 2002 News
Page updated on February 28, 2002
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CONCERT: JOAN JETT, Feb. 14, The Big Easy Concert House
from: The Idaho Statesman
From the opening strains of 'Bad Reputation' to the closing sounds of 'Everyday People', JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS held the near-capacity audience in the palm of her hand. Jett proved once again why she has been around for so long. If you wanted to go to this show and didn't, don't miss her next time. It's well worth the price of admission.
Special Show Added
Thursday, March 28, 2002 - NEW YORK NY
NYU SPECIAL EVENT CONCERT IN CONJUNTION WITH WOMEN'S HERSTORY THEME MONTH AT NYU. ADVANCE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO NYU STUDENTS ONLY, AND ONLY THEY CAN PURCHASE FOR NON-STUDENTS.
TICKETS WILL BE SOLD THROUGH THE NYU BOX OFFICE
JOAN JETT to receive award 3/2/02
from: Adelphi Univeristy
Adelphi University will be presenting JOAN JETT with a plaque thanking her for her tireless service locally and worldwide at their 2nd Annual Live Music Benefit on March 2, 2002 in the Ruth S. Harley University Center. Joan will not be performing but is scheduled to say a few words, and there will be lucky winners that will have an opportunity to meet Joan backstage, sign autographs, and take photos! The local bands scheduled to perform that night are Outlet and Fullhouse and are sure to create some excitement! There will be raffle prizes and a silent auction! Come out and support our favorite rock star, while taking part in raising money for two worthy charities, Friends of Karen (helping terminally ill children), and the NYPD/PA/FDNY Widows and Orphans Fund (helping the families of our fallen heroes)! Tickets are $15 and can be charged by calling 516-244-0282.
Diamond Jewelry Glamorizes Top Runway Looks During New York Fashion Week
Three-stone necklaces and earrings decorated the Spanish-styled, sexy black lace gowns at Cynthia Steffe's show. Being the style gurus that they are, both JOAN JETT, who wore a fabulous three-stone lariat, and Cynthia Steffe, radiant in a diamond solitaire, exuded both understated elegance and rocker chic. Badgley Mischka adorned his stunning evening gowns with a selection of vintage diamond bracelets and classic earrings, always a style favorite.
JOAN JETT: Hard rock poster girl
from: The Idaho Statesman
JOAN JETT was the only girlie poster my mother allowed me to hang on my bedroom wall -- except that it really wasn't a girlie poster at all.
This wasn't the same as the Bo Derek and Catherine Bach pin-ups my junior-high pals drooled over. (My mom wouldn't let her 13-year-old son objectify women. Sheesh, what a drag, huh?)
But Mom saw this poster as an acceptable compromise with her boy's erupting hormones. Jett stood ominously, dressed in ever-present black. She wore enough dark eye makeup to out-scowl an army of raccoons. She was somehow provocative, but also looked like she might hop off the wall and kick my teeth in.
Pop culture: Nelly Furtado show mixed bag, but JOAN JETT sticks to potent rock 'n' roll
...In contrast, there was no identity crisis Saturday night at the Emerald Queen. JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS were there to deliver straight up, butt-kicking rock, end of story.
Dressed in a red latex tank top and low-riding leather pants, the smoky voiced Jett ripped through hit after hit for the packed house of nearly 2,000, including "Do Ya Wanna Touch Me?" "I Love Rock 'N Roll," "Crimson and Clover" and "I Hate Myself For Loving You."
During her encore, she even tossed in the rockin' version of Sly & The Family Stone's "Everyday People" she scored with in the early '80s.
Interview With KENNY LAGUNA
JOAN JETT started the New Year doing something she's done all the other years: playing in front of live crowds. 2002 started with The Stan Tour, so called because: "We were all over the place, and every place ended in "stan," (Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan... AFGHANISTAN????) according to Jett's manager/partner and in this case, fellow performer, KENNY LAGUNA. These were very exclusive shows: to get into one, you had to be a member of the Armed Forces deployed far from home.
Now Jett is back home, prepping for a number of live dates, writing material for a new album, and taking part in several other projects. Laguna gave some details on where they've been and where The BLACKHEARTS are headed.
Click here to read the entire interview.
ROCK LEGEND JOAN JETT INKS WORLDWIDE ADMINISTRATION DEAL WITH BMG SONGS
from: BMG Music Publishing
Song Catalogue Includes Major Hits "I Hate Myself for Loving You," "Little Liar," "Don't Surrender," "Bad Reputation" and "Fake Friends"
LOS ANGELES January 28, 2002 - Scott Francis, President of BMG Songs, has announced the signing of multiplatinum rocker JOAN JETT to a long-term, worldwide administrative agreement. The deal includes Jett's catalogue of hit songs from her years with the BLACKHEARTS, her successful solo career and future releases.
Under the deal, BMG Songs will administer Jett's catalogue, which includes songs written by both Jett and her producer/co-writer KENNY LAGUNA, and has non-exclusive rights to license masters for synchronization. Just a few of the Jett/Laguna-penned hits include 1981's "Bad Reputation" (from Jett's breakthrough debut album) and the JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS classics "Victim of Circumstance," "(I'm Gonna) Run Away" and "Love Is Pain" (all from 1982's multiplatinum I Love Rock & Roll). The catalogue also includes the 1989 top 10 smash "I Hate Myself For Loving You" and "Little Liar" (both from Jett's Up Your Alley); the 1991 top 10 alternative rock hit "Backlash," co-written by Jett with Paul Westerberg; as well as Alice Cooper's international hit "House of Fire," co-written by Jett and Desmond Child. Included in this venture are several personal favorites which Jett and Laguna have acquired in their catalogue, such as "I Need Someone," a hit by the Belmonts (of Dion and the Belmonts fame), and "Make Believe," a hit for Tony Orlando.
JOAN JETT set for Emerald Queen Show
She started out as a Runaway and ended up one of the stars of rock.
JOAN JETT - born Joan Larkin and known to some as "the girl Elvis" - will perform with her band, the BLACKHEARTS, at the Emerald Queen Saturday night.
Expect to be rocked by hard-hitting tunes such as "Cherry Bomb," "I Love Rock 'N Roll" and "Do Ya Wanna Touch Me?"
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