April 2002 News
Page updated on April 30, 2002
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JOAN JETT on Rock Show Friday April 26
VH1's Rock Show! - Featured Artists April 26, 2002: JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, Motorhead, W.A.S.P.
Gershon, Jett Bring The 'Rock'
Actress Gina Gershon ("Showgirls," "Face/Off") will star in the film "Prey for Rock & Roll" as the leader of an all-girl band trying to make it big in the Los Angeles rock'n'roll scene. The film also stars Jennifer Esposito ("Don't Say A Word"), Jane Adams ("The Anniversary Party"), Shelly Cole ("Gilmore Girls"), and Marc Blucas ("We Were Soldiers"), and veteran rocker JOAN JETT as herself.
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More about Joan on MPT
The eighth season of MPT's annual showcase of the best independent films and videos from up and coming producers and directors are premiering Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 11:00 PM
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Interview with KENNY LAGUNA
If it’s Saturday, it must be Cleveland. KENNY LAGUNA, JOAN JETT’s manager and partner in BLACKHEART RECORDS, is with the BLACKHEARTS in the Midwestern city on April 13, preparing for the band’s performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s fundraiser, "50 Years of Rock and Roll."
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Joan to host Independent Eye
The eighth season of MPT's annual showcase of the best independent films and videos from up and coming producers and directors are premiering Saturday April 20, 2002 at 11:00pm.
Britney Spears to release "I Love Rock And Roll"
Britney Spears is to release her cover version of I Love Rock And Roll as a single. The song was a hit for JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS in 1981. Britney sings the song in a karaoke scene in her debut movie, Crossroads. She has been filming a video for the song in Los Angeles, her mother Lynne reports on Britney's official website.
The 50 Coolest Records
JOAN JETT. Always had it, always will. Assuming by "it," you mean black leather pants and a guitar that spits eyeliner.
Music for the Cure, A Breast Cancer Tribute
from: BLACKHEART RECORDS
JOAN JETT recorded a version of the song, "The Word" from the Beatles Rubber Soul album. It will appear on a CD set for release on June 11th, entitled: Music for the Cure, A Breast Cancer Tribute.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Museum Calendar
A Salute to Fifty Years of Rock and Roll
Don’t miss Cleveland’s star-studded party of the year on Saturday April 13th at 8:30pm-- The Rock Hall’s annual fundraiser: "A Salute to Fifty Years of Rock and Roll." The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Cleveland’s own Drew Carey. The evening will feature entertainment including, but not limited to: Big Bopper Jr., the Blind Boys of Alabama, Sonny Geraci, Ian Hunter, JOAN JETT, Gerald LeVert and Darlene Love. The event will take place at the CSU Convocation Center. Stadium seating tickets are available for $50. Tickets go on sale to members on March 15 and to non-members on March 20.
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