Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Bad Reputation Nation

May 2003 News

Page updated on May 31, 2003
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from: DVIS

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June 5th 7:30 P.M.
Proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS)
FOR TICKETS: Call 918.58.BRADY or email

DVIS is pleased to present an opportunity for you to be a part of the most important fundraiser in our history of serving Tulsa. Rock singer JOAN JETT, pianist Jim Brickman, and local favorite, pop-country artist Mary Cogan will perform what must be the most diverse concert ever held in Tulsa's Brady Theater.


JOAN JETT on the cover of Women Who Rock Magazine!
from: Women Who Rock

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The May/June '03 issue features Joan in all her rockstar glory on the cover, as well as an exclusive interview and incredible new photos taken in New York City! The issue is on newstands now..

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Joan at Women Who Rock

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The last Wednesday of every month Women Who Rock (WWR) hosts a live music showcase at the Cutting Room in NYC (co-owned by Sex & the City actor Chris Noth aka "Mr. Big"). JOAN JETT made a surprise guest appearance and took photos and graciously chatted with fans during the event.

(in photos, l-r, WWR's Heather Zeller, Joan and WWR's Dianne Spoto Shattuck; WWR's Heather Zeller, Cutting Room co-owner Chris Noth (aka "Mr. Big") of Sex & the City, and Joan)

Joan to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
from: Philly Music Awards

Now in it's fifth year, the Philly Music Awards were conceived as a way of recognizing local musicians for their talent and contributions to the local music scene. For several months ballots have been tallied from voting on-line at and live music events at Brownie's 23 East, Abilene, and the Grape Street Pub.

Winners from a variety of categories will be named on Tuesday, May 13 at the Philly Music Awards finale being hosted by Finnigan's Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Streets. Seventeen winning bands and musicians will receive custom designed awards in categories including: Best original dand, best CD, best guitar player, most creative presentation, best male an best female entertainers. JOAN JETT will be on hand to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Presenters Include: Chuck Treece...Legendary Philadelphia Musician; Matt Cappy...of the Jill Scott Band; Tommy Conwell...Philly Young Rumbler; and Irish Sensations Gaelic Storm (appeared in the movie Titanic).

Fifth Annual Philly Music Awards
Tuesday, May 13th 8 PM
3rd & Spring Garden Sts, Phila, PA

JOAN JETT roars again
from: Star-Telegram

JOAN JETT owes me a car speaker.

Back in 1981, I blasted I Love Rock 'n' Roll until the rear of my Firebird shimmied, my Pioneer speaker popped and the type wore off the cassette. I am not alone.

Driving rock 'n' roll, gritty vocals, black leather and a sneer that would make Elvis proud -- that's why we love JOAN JETT. And we don't think for a minute that she'll water down her trademark show for family-friendly Mayfest.


JOAN JETT is a Visionary
from: Randex Communications

JOAN JETT is a rock star, a label owner, a movie star and a rebel. Add visionary to that list. In a bold move, Jett recently made three of her most popular albums, Bad Reputation, I Love Rock & Roll and her greatest hits, Fit To Be Tied, available as downloads for purchase on her official web site.

Jett herself stated it clearly enough when she first informed us that she doesn't, in fact, give a damn 'bout her bad reputation. "I've never been afraid of any deviation," she sang then. And she's still not. In conjunction with "SuperFrank" Copsidas', owner/innovator of the e-distribution company Cool Ears, the original Riot Grrrl is now selling all three records, complete with artwork, via the comfort of your own computer.

Fit To Be Tied, Bad Reputation and I Love Rock & Roll, the multi-platinum album whose title track was #1 for eight weeks, are available at the incredible price of $10 each. Jett's entire catalog will be available for download soon, including new material like the X Games theme and The BLACKHEARTS' punk version of "Science Fiction" from her appearances in the Broadway hit "Rocky Horror Show."


Rock & Roll Singer JOAN JETT to Visit Service Members at Fort Hood on USO Stateside Tour

WASHINGTON, May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The USO is sending USO tour veteran JOAN JETT to visit troops stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, May 2-4. During the visit, Jett will dine with the troops, sign autographs and tour the base. This is the fifth in the USO's newly revised stateside tour program and Jett's sixth USO tour. Jett entertained troops on a USO tour to Afghanistan in 2002.

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS have been performing for America's service men and women since 1982. In 1976, she began her career with the first all- girl hard rock band, The RUNAWAYS. Jett later became the first female artist to own a major record label, BLACKHEART RECORDS. She has been labeled as one of the most influential rock 'n' roll women of all time.

In 1982, Jett and the BLACKHEARTS created one of the biggest hits, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," plus eleven smash singles including "Crimson and Clover" and "Everyday People." The band reunited in 1999 to record the album "Fetish." In 2001, the group released "Unfinished Business," which features a collection of sports-related songs.


JOAN JETT Video Anthology

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The new JOAN JETT Video Anthology will be available for the first time on DVD this summer. This unique DVD is a refreshing eye-opener for Jettheads and contains all the precious and outrageous highlights of Joan's video history spanning every stage of her record-breaking career.

Over 35 video performances have been compiled offering fans more than 2 hours worth of footage - including many never-before-seen videos!

Recently, Joan and long-time manager and musical partner, KENNY LAGUNA sat down and did a casual, off-the-cuff video interview especially for this release.

More details to follow ... keep posted to for more information!

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