Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Bad Reputation Nation

June 2005 News

Page updated on June 30, 2005
All news is attributed to the source from which it was received so that readers may judge the validity of the statements for themselves.

Have Joan Jett news to report? Email us at, and please include the source of the information so it can be validated.

Let Freedom Rock

PENNSAUKEN – Camden County freeholders sponsor a free 'Let Freedom Rock' concert with JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS and Blue Oyster Cult along the Cooper River. The music starts at 5 p.m. and the festivities continue until 11 p.m. Fireworks launched after dark are sponsored by Pennsauken Township. Visit

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS will play Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ on Monday, July 4, 2005.

To play with fire
from: VOIR.CA – Montreal
by Patrick Ouellet
Note: This article was originally translated from French

JOAN JETT initially dreamed with the trade of actress. But it was enough for him to thread an electric guitar so that very an other way is essential. And for a young woman, the path rock' roll was definitely less cleared only Hollywood Boulevard.

To tell the truth, one apprehended a bit maintenance. Nebulas availabilities, thorough investigation of management, without counting the cat-like reputation of the injury in interview. Or perhaps this was this hard black image of leather and mane... But it is of a voice generous and finely granulous that JOAN JETT remembers its first electric guitar, at a few hours in a concert in Wisconsin. "Oh yes! I had it in Christmas of my 13 years. I wanted to really make noise!" launch the native one of Philadelphia. But already, the obstacles were profiled. "I wanted to take courses and to learn how to play of the rock'n'roll. The professor looked me while wanting to say: "Not, but lost you the head?" Then I followed only one course then I gave up ", that which adds had to be satisfied with a written method. "Then I learned how to play on my discs; David Bowie, T-Rex or Black Sabbath, all that had quite fatty agreements and heavy riffs... "

It is armed with these ingredients, the top of its 15 years, which it joint in RUNAWAYS, punk-glam quintet rock'n'roll with the female one, which will count inter alia Lita Ford (guitar) and Michael Steele (voice), later of Bangles. But a band of girls to the fatty guitars, at the end of the Seventies, that did not run the clubs. Managers, large dukes of industry, technicians, fellow-members male and media cloîtraient themselves in skepticism. "people did not take to us with the serious one; one was made treat of all the names! And that really put to me in anger. I have the impression that it is because the rock' roll does not have something of very sexual ", estimates that which has hardly noted improvement on this point for 20 years. "That disturbs several of them to see on scene of the women assuming their sexuality of the kind; they feel threatened and that makes them aggressive. That can be frustrating, but also very énergisant!"

Def Leppard, JOAN JETT rock Music Midtown
Written by and photos by Anita Maree Lande

If you have only one weekend to spend in Atlanta, may I suggest the timing for the musical event called – Music Midtown. During this popular Friday through Sunday extravaganza, you can get a taste of any type of music. Appearing live on multiple stages included a handful of talented performances including local punk rockers Luna Halo, country superstar Alan Jackson, The White Stripes, and hip-hop sensation Kid Rock.

Other big names that showcased their music were Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Canadian rock twins Tegan & Sara, the legendary JOAN JETT, and classic rockers Def Leppard.

On Sunday, the final day of Music Midtown, the heavy downpour of rain finally ended during a pretty miserable Saturday, and when the sun broke out to a perfect 90 degrees JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS took stage to perform one hour worth of their greatest hits. Everyone was rockin' when she performed many crowd favorites like "Bad Reputation", "Roadrunner", "Cherry Bomb", and of course "I Love Rock n Roll." The good news is that a new JOAN JETT CD will be released this fall, and the crowd was over-excited to hear the news.

Rock'n'roll goes green

Chris Martin and Thom Yorke are to go head-to-head to decide the world's sexiest vegetarian.

The Coldplay and Radiohead frontmen are amongst the frontrunners in the fifth annual poll held by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

Both UK rock heroes are faced with a string of strong competition in the male category, with Andre 3000, Anthony Kiedis, Bryan Adams, Damon Albarn, Paul McCartney and Prince in the running.

Who Is The World's Most Sexiest Vegetarian?


PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have just launched their fifth annual poll to find out who the world's most sexiest vegetarian is. There's many a famous bean muncher in the group including Outkast's Andre 3000, RHCP's Anthony Kiedis, Eddie Vedder, JOAN JETT, Chrissie Hynde and Avril Lavigne among others.

There is a male and female catagory, but it's no easy task to narrow down the list of vegetarian delights to just one vegetarian Venus or Valentino. Click here to cast your vote now! '

Monkeys in labs need your help

Joan is very concerned about Monkeys being abused and would like to direct your attention to this....PETA is investigating this abuse.

Click here to view.

John Kirksey

BLACKHEART RECORDS mourns the loss of our dear friend, John Kirksey, who, while on his motorcycle, was senselessly killed by a speeding drunk driver. He served our country in combat as a Special Forces, then brought that same life force to record promotion, where he was one of the best ever. A single parent and a great guy. We love him and will miss him, and our hearts go out to his daughter, Jessica. Those of you who knew John or want to help can send a contribution to Jessica Kirksey, P.O. Box 1466, Evergreen, Colorado 80437



JOAN JETT on Pure Volume! Be sure to listen to Joan's new song "Five" from her upcoming CD, "Naked". '



Joan has just finished producing The Vacancies, the newest addition to BLACKHEART RECORDS. Look for their new CD, "A Beat Missing Or A Silence Added" soon.

Check them out at Pure Volume and be sure to listen to "Radio Revolution", a new song off their upcoming CD!

Licking it all up at Rib Fest
from: The Forum
by John Lamb

Rib Fest and More always dishes up savory food that sticks to your fingers, but the annual festival has made a point of adding music that's just as catchy to the ears.

The annual celebration of slathered sauces on slabs of meat delivers family-sized side dishes of rock and country nuggets this Wednesday through Saturday.

"The bands we get are going to get people out to have a good time," says Rob Sobolik, general manager of the Fargodome.

Sounds from Central Park

If you've run through The City, you know it's like no other place on earth. But running through Central Park with electrifying live bands performing along the route? Mark your calendar. Nike Run Hit Wonder is happening in New York July 20th.

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, The Donnas and Fountains of Wayne.
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, The Donnas and Fountains of Wayne are three of the live acts that'll light up the race through Central Park. Get your splits at every mile, rehydrate at our water stations, and receive a finisher's medal when you cross the line.

Help Save CBGB!
Nike Run Hit Wonder will help support this historic NYC musical landmark by donating $1 of each race entry fee to Project Save CBGB.

Nike Run Hit Wonder Race Returns for 2005 National Tour Stops Include New York, Portland, Chicago and Los Angeles; JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS Lead All-Star Line-up

NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – On your mark, Get set, ROCK. The Nike Run Hit Wonder is back for another tour, and this year, the bands featured have staying power -- much like the race itself, which has proved to be much more than a "one" hit wonder.

Coming off a sell-out tour in 2004, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS lead an all-star line-up that includes The Donnas, Fountains of Wayne, Nina Sky, DJ Z-Trip and Chingy. Thousands of runners will rock the 5-mile (New York) and 5K/10K (Portland, LA & Chicago) Run Hit Wonder races while they run to the sounds "I Love Rock N' Roll," "Take It Off," and "Stacy's Mom."

The Nike Run Hit Wonder taps into the unifying force between music and athletes in training and has created a cult following of fitness runners that celebrate a common love of running to music. The tour kicks off in New York City's Central Park on July 20th, and then continues on to Portland (July 24), Chicago (Sept. 13) and Los Angeles (Sept. 24).

Jett, Chingy Lead 'Run Hit Wonder' Bill
by Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

Veteran rocker JOAN JETT, rapper Chingy and modern rock act Fountains Of Wayne are among the acts slated to take part in the third Nike Run Hit Wonder tour. The concept finds artists performing along the foot race route to encourage runners of every level with live music.
This Week:

No shows scheduled this week.

Click on the LIVE DATES link for upcoming shows

Item Of The Month:
 Click To Order

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional
© Blackheart Records and All Rights Reserved.