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May 2002 News

Page updated on May 31, 2002
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Prey For Rock & Roll
from: sympatico.ca

(LOS ANGELES) - Gina Gershon will topline the indie feature "Prey for Rock & Roll" for director Alex Steyermark, who is making his feature directorial debut on the project. Shooting begins May 16 in Los Angeles. Jennifer Esposito ("Don't Say A Word"), Jane Adams ("The Anniversary Party"), Shelly Cole ("Gilmore Girls) and Marc Blucas ("We Were Soldiers") round out the cast of the film, which is about an all-girl band -- led by Gershon's character -- and their trials and tribulations in the Los Angeles rock 'n' roll scene. In an unusual move, Gershon will be performing the vocals in the film and is in the studio prerecording the music. She also will record live vocals for the film. JOAN JETT will play lead guitar on the soundtrack album and will appear in the film as herself.


KENNY LAGUNA radio interview today!
from: JoanJett.com

An interview KENNY LAGUNA will be broadcast today. The show airs live Wednesday May 22 from 7-8 PM Eastern via 91.1 WFMU in the NYC/NJ area, 90.1FM WXHD Norhtern PA, Western NJ and the Hudson Valley of NY as well as being streamed on the internet at www.wfmu.org . After it airs the archive will be available at www.wfmu.org/jones by clicking on Jonesville Station archives.


JOAN JETT still loves rock 'n' roll
from: sacramento.com

JOAN JETT doesn't just love rock 'n' roll, she lives it. The 41-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist has been rocking hard since age 15, first with the punky all-female band the RUNAWAYS. Following their breakup in 1979, Jett landed a string of hits with her group the BLACKHEARTS, including "I Love Rock & Roll," "I Hate Myself for Loving You," and covers of Gary Glitter's "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" and Tommy James & the Shondells' "Crimson and Clover."
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Photo of Joan in Atlanta
from: accessatlanta.com

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A photo of Joan at a JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS show in Atlanta recently.


Jett Adds Track To Breast Cancer Benefit
from: Billboard.com

Veteran rocker JOAN JETT has recorded a cover of the Beatles' "The Word" for a new compilation that benefits breast cancer charities. The song is a bonus on the otherwise 13-track "It's About Eve (Music for the Cure)" album, which is made up of songs by female independent artists such as Lava Baby and Julia Greenberg. The set will be released June 13 via Fore Reel Entertainment.


INDEPENDENT FEMALE MUSICIANS COME TOGETHER TO CREATE "IT'S ABOUT EVE (Music For The Cure)," ALBUM IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
from: Kayos Productions

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INDEPENDENT FEMALE MUSICIANS COME TOGETHER TO CREATE "IT'S ABOUT EVE (Music For The Cure)," ALBUM IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

100 PERCENT OF NET PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT CHARITY-TJ MARTELL FOUNDATION AND THE LIBBY ROSS FOUNDATION ARE RECIPIENTS

JOAN JETT CONTRIBUTES SPECIAL RENDITION OF THE BEATLES' "THE WORD"

New York, NY- "There is no immediate cure, all women are at risk, and early detection is vital to survival. This project honors all women who have lost the fight to breast cancer and all those who have survived it." Hernando Courtright, executive producer, IT'S ABOUT EVE (Music For The Cure).

The independent spirit is very powerful. It motivates and it heals. And, in the music industry, the independent spirit is having a growing impact on how we do business. So it's no surprise that some of the best in female indie artists have banded together to draw attention for young women to the deadly disease of breast cancer.

IT'S ABOUT EVE (Music For The Cure), the compassionate, outspoken and charming collection of songs from such indie faves as Deena Miller, Lava Baby, Ina May Wool and Julia Greenberg, also boasts an impressive collection of rising indie stars. And, indie rocker/actress JOAN JETT, the first female rock recording artist to own her own record label - BLACKHEART RECORDS - leant an edgy turn to the Beatles song "The Word" as a bonus track on the album. Jett recorded "The Word" with the IT'S ABOUT EVE band, Leni Stern, Camille Gainer, Sara Lee and Valerie Ghent. IT'S ABOUT EVE (Music For The Cure) will be released June 13th on Fore Reel Entertainment; www.itsabouteve.org.

Commented JOAN JETT, "As an owner of my own record label, I'm certainly someone who appreciates and admires independent minded women. While we heed the call to support the WTC victims and our military overseas, we can't forget women's health concerns. Hernando Courtright was a wonderful friend of mine when I was in the RUNAWAYS, and I totally enjoyed being part of a project that is his passion, after all these years."

"This project was inspired by the death from breast cancer of a young family member," commented Hernando Courtright, executive producer and co-owner of Fore Reel Entertainment, on the project. "In looking for a way to do something personally, I realized that music is what I know and what better way to promote a better understanding of this disease to young women. The thirteen songs on this album were chosen to both reflect the strongest material from these artists and to serve as an introduction to those who might be interested in their music. "

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Photo of Joan at 50 Years of Rock And Roll
from: RockHall.com

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