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OSU Researchers on a Roll with Girls Rock

Fifty Years of Women Making Music

By Mina Carson, Tisa Lewis, and Susan M. Shaw

Women overcoming obstacles is a major part of the book, the OSU authors say, but the performers' love for their music make those struggles worthwhile. In the first chapter of their book, "Girls With Guitars," they recount the experience of JOAN JETT, who started an all-women band in the 1970s called the RUNAWAYS. Initially dismissed as a novelty act, Jett went on to stardom with her next band, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, who cranked out numerous hits.

Recalled Jett: "…there wasn't anything that we got because we were girls that I remember in a positive sense," she said. "Everything was, 'You're weaker 'cause you're girls. You can't take it because you're girls…But you're cute to have around, so come in and get drunk.'

Rolling Stones - The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

JOAN JETT - I Love Rock 'N Roll #484
Released: 1982
Written by: Jake Hooker, Alan Merrill
Produced by: KENNY LAGUNA
Released: Jan. '82 on Boardwalk
Charts: 20 weeks
Top spot: No. 1

The Public Offenders

It is with pleasure that BLACKHEART RECORDS announces a show from our own DOUGIE NEEDLES, doing a solo project with his band The Public Offenders. The upcoming CD is "New York Baby."

Walmart – Wall of Stars

JOAN JETT's catalog serves as the primer for rock & roll aficionados of all ages. Bonus tracks distinguish these titles from earlier and long out-of-print incarnations.

Now available for the first time in over three years featuring "Light of Day," "I Love Rock N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," "Cherry Bomb" and lots more hits!

Features Billboard's #28 song of all time, "I Love Rock N' Roll," plus "Crimson And Clover" and four bonus tracks. Remastered with extensive liner notes and rare pictures, plus a fall-out card promoting Joan's early 2005 release of all new material!

Best Of Babes In Toyland & Kat Bjelland

Babes in Toyland will be releasing a Best Of album on November 15, 2004 in England which includes an intro by Kat Bjelland and JOAN JETT on track 15.

BABES IN TOYLAND Best Of Babes In Toyland & Kat Bjelland (2004 UK CD/DVD album set comprising 26-track CD featuring tracks from her early musical career, her time as part of the inspiring & pioneering Babes In Toyland through to Katastrophy Wife plus BONUS DVD with promo videos, live footage, short films & never before seen early footage!). ** release set: Monday 15 November 2004 **

1. Intro by Dr. Timothy
2. Dust Cake Boy
3. Vomit Heart
4. Spit To See The Shine
5. Right Now
6. Handsome & Gretel
7. Bruise Violet
8. He's My Thing
9. Istigkeit
10. Sweet '69
11. Ariel
12. Oh Yeah!
13. SFW
14. Mater Dolorosa
15. Intro by Kat & JOAN JETT
16. Quiet Room
17. Cigarettes & Icecream
18. Unglued
19. Git Go
20. Rosacea
21. Gone Away
23. Money Shot
24. Sweetheart
25. Liberty Belle
26. Blue Valient

Garden of Dreams: Madison Square Garden 125 Years

Thirty essays by such luminaries as Billy Crystal, Christopher Reeve, Spike Lee, JOAN JETT, Bill Bradley, Mary Tyler Moore, George Foreman, and Tim Robbins bring to life the emotional connection between the Garden and its visitors. In his introduction, writer Pete Hamill details the colorful history of the Garden and shows why it holds such a powerful place in the hearts and minds of those who have set foot inside.

Garden of Dreams: Madison Square Garden 125 Years
photographs by George Kalinsky • introduction by Pete Hamill

"If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere!" When Sinatra sang those immortal words from "New York, New York," he must have had Madison Square Garden in mind. After all, Ol' Blue Eyes played the Garden, as did Judy Garland, John Lennon, and, in the past four decades, every major rock band or rap artist from the Beastie Boys to U2. That lineup doesn't even begin to take into account the all-star roster of athletes—Muhammad Ali, Walt Frazier, Patrick Ewing, Carl Lewis, Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky, and John McEnroe, to name a few—who have set records there. Since it first opened in 1879, the Garden has been a magnet for fans intent on expressing their passion in person for their favorite performers. Currently home to the New York Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty, it is also the venue for everything from the Westminster Dog Show to the 2004 Republican National Convention—which is why it's called "The World's Most Famous Arena." In Garden of Dreams more than 100 knockout images by longtime Garden photographer George Kalinsky capture all the glorious highlights in the arena's history. From Ali to Sinatra, Garland to Gretzky, Kalinsky has shot the greatest. Adding insight and context to the photos are essays by 30 luminaries who have witnessed or participated in some of these legendary Garden events. The list of contributors includes Billy Crystal, Bill Bradley, Woody Allen, Peggy Fleming, Spike Lee, John McEnroe, Mary Tyler Moore, and Christopher Reeve. Pete Hamill's introduction recounts the Garden's storied past, and reminds readers why MSG evokes such powerful emotions for New York residents and visitors alike.

117 full-color photographs,
69 black-and-white images,
198 pages,
9 x 11" Hardcover with jacket
Available now from Abrams Books @

Gamers Prime-Up for a Fully Loaded, Tear It Up Anywhere Racing Experience on ATV Offroad Fury(R)3 Exclusively for PlayStation(R)2
from: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc

Third Installment in Multi-million Unit Selling Racing Franchise Includes Enhanced Online Racing, More Courses, All-New ATVs and Massive, Free-Roaming Environments

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today release of ATV Offroad Fury3 available exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Developed by Climax Group Inc., ATV Offroad Fury 3 returns with more of its renowned free-roaming offroad racing gameplay and is packed with additional courses, larger environments, extra modes, mini-games, more ATVs, an all-new hot soundtrack and online gameplay via the Network Adaptor (Ethernet/Modem) (for PlayStation2).  

Through both on- and offline gameplay, players will be able to choose from more than 24 highly detailed ATVs and then bust loose, blazing their own trail in 38 huge, free-roaming environments with more than six distinct terrain types including snow, dirt, mud, ice, water and grass. With visually stunning backgrounds featuring varied weather conditions, different times of day and fully interactive scenery such as ramps, tires, cones and trees, ATV Offroad Fury 3 will include a new short track, one-day events and championship competitions.  

Bands Reunited: Scandal (featuring THOMMY PRICE)

In the early '80s, Scandal dominated the MTV airwaves with their pop-rock hooks and the sassy stage presence of Patty Smyth. But after a meteoric rise, the band lost member after member, suffering a slow and painful demise. In 1981, guitarist Zack Smith founded Scandal, whose lineup included bassist Ivan Elias, guitarist Keith Mack, Keyboardist Benjy King, drummer THOMMY PRICE, and tough-talking vocalist Patty Smyth. The band's raw vitality led to a gold record, making them an MTV favorite.
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