Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Bad Reputation Nation

September 2003 News

Page updated on September 30, 2003
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Limited Edition Japanese Miniature LP Style Compact Discs

Japanese reissue of JOAN JETT's first four albums: "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock N' Roll, " Album" and "Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth." Each one is individually packaged in a limited edition miniature LP style sleeve. Limited to 10,000 copies worldwide. Released to commemorate JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS' 2003 tour of Japan. Each CD contains the complete tracking listing as it originally appeared on the vinyl releases in the early '80s.

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'Yeah, Oh Yeah': Fans still love Jett's rock 'n' roll

JOAN JETT has always enjoyed a strong core following in Lubbock, dating back to the times she packed the rock 'n' roll club Rox. Saturday night's concert at the Fair Park Coliseum at the Panhandle-South Plains Fair was not even her first appearance on that unlikely stage.

Jett was a last-minute replacement for Stevie Ray Vaughan in September 1990, called in after Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash.

Saturday night's show, while not her most intense, may be one of her most memorable in Lubbock, if only because she now works her audiences with more than a snarl and a power chord.


Real Wild Child DVD Delay

The new JOAN JETT DVD, "Real Wild Child: Video Anthology" has been delayed until October 14, 2003. The delay was caused at the manufacturing plant. They have promised a new ship date. Once received all preorders will ship. Until then, no credit cards will be charged until the item is in stock and ready to ship. The discounted preorder price of $22.99 will remain in effect until October 14th.

Jett Rock CD

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To commemorate the band's upcoming tour of Japan, a 'great hits' collection will be released containing 22 tracks including two previously unreleased tracks: "Water Sign" and from Joan's Broadway smash musical "Science Fiction."

Total Track listing:
1. Cherry Bomb
2. Backlash
3. I Hate Myself for Lovin' You
4. Love Is All Around
5. Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
6. I Love Rock N' Roll
7. You Can't Get Me (Acoustic Version)
8. Bad Reputation
9. Everyday People
10. I Want You
11. Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah!)
12. Let's Do It
13. Light Of Day
14. Water Sign (previously unreleased)
15. Talkin' Bout My Baby
16. Good Music
17. I Need Someone
18. Fetish
19. Spinster
20. Crimson & Clover
21. This Means War
22. Science Fiction (previously unreleased)

This Japanese only release will be available through Jett's official fan club for a limited time only. It is due in stock early October. Click here to preorder.

When I Was A Girl
from: Women's Entertainment

JOAN JETT will be part of the acclaimed series entitled "When I Was A Girl", hosted by Charlize Theron on the WE Network.

This series, produced by the Emmy and Peabody award winning journalist Linda Ellerbee, speaks to some of the word's most celebrated women to discover some of their defining moments and fondest memories of girlhood.

The episode including Joan airs on:
Sunday, September 21st at 10pm EST ( 7pm PST )
on WE: Women's Entertainment (

Real Wild Child: JOAN JETT Video Anthology
from: David

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NEW YORK - BLACKHEART RECORDS is proud to announce the release of Real Wild Child: JOAN JETT Video Anthology, a 2-DVD set featuring more than 35 videos tracing Jett's record-breaking career as front woman of the BLACKHEARTS.

Both concert footage and classic videos are presented in chronological order on REAL WILD CHILD, with no-holds-barred commentary from Jett and longtime manager/partner KENNY LAGUNA, as well as rare and previously unreleased bonus material.

Along with the Jett classics: "I Love Rock and Roll," "I Hate Myself for Loving You," "Do You Wanna Touch Me?," the DVD offers live versions of "Bad Reputation," "Crimson & Clover," and a live "Cherry Bomb," featuring Jett and former Runaway Cherie Currie, recorded in 2001.


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibitions Traveling Exhibitions

As part of the Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Open Road Tour, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has produced Rock and Roll and the Motorcycle, an exhibit that celebrates the long-running love affair between rock and rollers and motorcycles. Housed in a circular space designed by the New York design firm Pentagram, the exhibition includes original outfits and instruments from a wide range of rock artists, including members of Judas Priest, Steppenwolf, the Doobie Brothers, Aerosmith, Grand Funk Railroad, Alice Cooper, U2 and ZZ Top, as well as JOAN JETT, Joe Walsh, Slash, John Mellencamp and others. A centrally located video wall continuously plays an original film, featuring clips from movies and videos that show the link between rock and roll and the motorcycle, while large album-cover graphics, prominently featuring motorcycles, surround the walls of the exhibit space.

For more information and an itinerary of the Open Road Tour, visit the Harley-Davidson website.

JOAN JETT Gateway Park North Tonawanda August 30, 2003
from: Thomas S. Orwat, Jr. (photo by Rob Capps)

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NORTH TONAWANDA, NY- JOAN JETT returned to the Buffalo area for a free concert for a couple thousand of her faithful fans. This was the final concert of the Canal Summer Series at Gateway Park in North Tonawanda, which features free concerts from national acts all summer long. Jett, looking fit as ever, opened the show with "Victim of Circumstance." The capacity crowd surged forward to get a closer look.

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS keep the rock fires burning at Penn's Peak
from: Times News

For those who really love Rock'n'Roll, it's hard not to have a place in your heart for JOAN JETT.

Jett and her band, The BLACKHEARTS, are among the truest purveyors of rock these days, and their performance at Penn's Peak Saturday night demonstrated they intend to keep the fires burning.

Arriving on stage to the strains of The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again", Jett and company ripped through a 20 song set of her greatest hits, plus a surprise or two.

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