April 2006 News
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SINNER Advance CD
Limited Time Offer
SPECIAL JOAN JETT Bad Reputation Nation Fans now have a very limited time offer to purchase an Advance copy of JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS' upcoming compact disc release,
This limited time offer will only be available before
hits the stores tentatively on June 6th.
Advance is for sale at the special Bad Reputation Nation price of $7.00!!! Get yours now before they sell out!!!
5. Everyone Knows
6. Change The World
10. Tube Talkin'
11. Turn It Around
12. Baby Blue
13. A Hundred Feet Away
14. Bad Time
(Note: This advance CD does not contain any bonus material or the actual SINNER CD release artwork. This advance only contains the music and a special single sleeve cover and back tray liner.)
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from: JOAN JETT & KENNY LAGUNA
Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Ted Dooley. Ted "Teddystar" passed away suddenly on April 1st. He was a staunch Democrat, worked hard in the educational field, being employed for the last 20 years as the DIrector of Boston Compact -- even worked on Robert Kennedy's campaign and was in the Olympic trials in 1968 for running.
His funeral began with "Light of Day" and ended with "Don't Surrender." It was mentioned a couple of times during the service that he loved and admired JOAN JETT and was indignant that she had not yet been admitted to the rock n' roll hall of fame.
Ted was 58 years old. He is survived by his wife Diane and their two children - Nora, who is a star soccer player and his son, Michael.
Searching for Extras for Jett Video
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Who’s the World’s Sexiest Vegetarian?
Peta's annual sexiest vegetarians poll just started and JOAN JETT’s in it again!
Get those index fingers ready, gang, because it’s time for peta2’s second annual "World’s Sexiest Vegetarian" poll. We’re not sure if it’s all the antioxidant-filled veggie burgers or the tofu that gives vegetarians that certain glow, but whatever it is, it’s workin’ in their favor, because there are some mighty tasty meat-free folks out there.
We gotta warn you: Picking a winner from this year’s crop of sexy vegetarian nominees is gonna be tough. More of your favorite actors, musicians, athletes, and general celeb types are cutting meat out of their diets every day—in fact, new veggies are popping up so quickly that we can barely keep up! So check out the list, click away, and get your friends in on the act too.
Click here to vote!!!
SINNER Album Cover
from: BLACKHEART RECORDS
SINNER is tentatively set for release on June 6th from BLACKHEART RECORDS.
5. Everyone Knows
6. Change The World
10. Tube Talkin’
11. Turn It Around
12. Baby Blue
13. A Hundred Feet Away
14. Bad Time
JOAN JETT's "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)" was featured on CBS’s "The Unit" Tuesday April 18, 2006.
JOAN JETT: Electric Warrior
JOAN JETT is finishing up the final touches on her album "SINNER" in a New York studio, and her new song "Naked" is blaring over the speakers. It is classic JOAN JETT: buzz saw guitars, sing-along melodies, and that amazing voice—rough and soft, sweet and tough at the same time—lashing it all together and taking it to new heights with every chorus. "Every bit of trouble that I cherished / Every bit of truth that I let perish / Every little bit of me is naked," Jett howls, nearly pleads, and then sneers, "Yeah."
This is rock ‘n’ roll as it ought to be—raw and catchy and soulful. This is the music that has been JOAN JETT’s mission, gift, and lifeblood for 30 years, since she started the legendary RUNAWAYS when she was 15. Jett’s sound—succinctly described by longtime manager KENNY LAGUNA as a cross between "Yummy Yummy" and the Germs—is so prevalent these days it is easy to forget that she invented it. You don’t have to dig very deep below the surface of anyone from Green Day, the Donnas, and Bikini Kill to Avril Lavigne, Pink, and a slew of lesser bubblegum pop punk to find her. Every time a producer wants to sprinkle a little edge or credibility onto a manufactured starlet, from Ashlee Simpson to Kelly Osbourne, JOAN JETT’s sound is borrowed. The irony is not lost on her.
JOAN JETT has fought hard for her success. It was built in the face of hostile audiences, oblivious record executives, and entrenched resistance. She has held her ground onstage while spit on, hit with bottles and batteries, and cursed. Millions of records and about a dozen hit songs later, she takes it all with a grain of salt. She has earned some of the most loyal fans in the world and she has become a North Star for every girl who picks up a guitar. Besides, nothing is more rock ‘n’ roll than kicking down doors and doing what everyone says can’t be done. And as everybody knows, JOAN JETT loves rock ‘n’ roll.
Hear: Cleaning out my closet
While most of us would believe ourselves connoisseurs of music, who can ever really resist a good tune and some gyratory beats?
It’s embarrassing, yes, but when you’re all alone in your bedroom and the door’s locked, that play button hovering inches away from your finger or mouse pointer, well, why not? You know you want to.
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS —
I Hate Myself For Loving You
For The Record
JOAN JETT — who'll perform this summer as part of the annual Warped Tour — will release SINNER, her forthcoming album with her infamous BLACKHEARTS, June 6. The album features guest appearances by Bikini Kill/ Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna on "Watersign," "Tube Talkin' " and "Five." It's Jett's first effort since 1999's Fetish. ...
JOAN JETT to release new album in June
It's been more than a few years since JOAN JETT had a new album out, but the wait ends June 6th when SINNER is released. It's her first new release since Pure And Simple came out in 1994, and it features songs about politics and current events alongside Jett's usual subject matter -- love, sex, and relationships. Jett said, "If anything, the lyrical content might be expanding. It's not all about falling in or out of love." Jett and her band the BLACKHEARTS will support the album by playing the alternative-rock-leaning Van's Warped Tour this summer, on top of their own shows.
In 2004, Jett released an album in Japan called Naked. A few of the songs from that record are also on SINNER, but they've been redone, making this her first all-new record in 12 years.
2006 is the 25th anniversary of her BLACKHEART RECORDS label, and the singer will reissue her catalogue this year to mark the milestone.
Brewery announces June concert lineup
STEVENS POINT -- After four years of staging Rock the Brewery concerts, the Stevens Point Brewery has learned a few things about entertaining.
Organizers have assembled a lineup of national music acts, made arrangements to feed everyone in attendance and will have 200 half-barrels of beer on hand.
"We also will have three times as many bathrooms then we did the first year," said Art Oksuita, the director of operations for the brewery. "We learned our lesson that year."
Mega Bash may mean mega prizes
GALLIPOLIS — If you are willing to shell out $100 for a ticket to the Mega Bash fund-raiser next month, you have a chance to walk away with your share of $1 million in cash and prizes, including a 2006 Corvette Convertible, a Harley Davidson Fatboy and $100,000 in cash.
Although it may sound too good to be true, the Mega Bash is indeed real and is planned for May 26, and May 27.
The Children’s Center of Ohio is sponsoring the event at the Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds. Tickets are $100 each.
Impeach My Bush
Impeach My Bush will be the third Peaches long-player, and it's due out July 11 via XL Recordings. As previously reported, dirty P shacked up with everyone and their baby mamas to record this mammer-jammer of a record, including JOAN JETT, the Gossip's Beth Ditto, Queens of the Stone Age / Eagles of Death Metal dude Josh Homme, Hole/Mötley Crüe/Eagles of Death Metal drummer Samantha Maloney, and her one-time roommate Leslie Feist. Production duties fell upon Miss Nisker herself, as well as Mickey Petralia (Beck, Ladytron), with some help from Greg Kurstin (played and recorded with Beck, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mathew Sweet, Jane’s Addiction, Ben Harper, Ben Moog and many others).
Tickets On Sale
Vans Warped Tour with Sum 41, Say Anything, JOAN JETT, The Bled, The Germs, Dork and more: Tickets go on sale April 22 for the June 21 concert at Starwood Amphitheatre in Nashville. Tickets are $23.75. Call (615) 255-9600.
Fitchburg officials give Warped Tour’s visit OK
FITCHBURG— The Vans Warped Tour, which features dozens of punk and alternative-rock acts, has a history of tying up traffic for more than eight hours.
But local officials, looking ahead to the tour’s appearance in Fitchburg this summer, are not concerned. They say traffic woes resulting from previous tour stops in Brockton, Northampton and Foxboro were specific to those areas’ highway patterns.
"We put a lot of consideration regarding all aspects of the event," said Deputy Fire Chief Michael Spano said. "It is a long elaborate planning process that involves Fitchburg, Lunenburg and Leominster."
from: Richmond Times-Dispatch
AT 5 P.M. FRIDAY, APRIL 14
Vans Warped Tour, 11 a.m. (doors) Aug. 9 at Virginia Beach Amphitheater with JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, NOFX, Less Than Jake, Rise Against, The Academy Is, From Autumn to Ashes and many more
A Warped Nassau show
Good news about this summer's Vans Warped Tour: It won't be held on dust-ridden Randalls Island.
Instead, it will take place on the pavement-covered parking lot of Nassau Coliseum.
The Warped Tour, a traveling punk-rock festival now in its 12th year, has traditionally been held at Randalls, where a combination of sun-baked soil and gigantic mosh-pits usually results in sweaty, dirt-covered kids. This year, however, the tour is relocating to the relatively dust-free lots outside the Coliseum. A Warped Tour spokeswoman says renovations on the island are forcing the festival to move.
JOAN JETT will release her next album with the BLACKHEARTS, "SINNER," June 6 via her own BLACKHEARTS label. The set features a guest appearance from Le Tigre's Kathleen Hanna on the tracks "Watersign," "Five" and "Tube Talkin'." It's Jett first's studio album since 1994's "Pure and Simple" and will be supported by a previously announced stint on this summer's Vans Warped Tour.
RUNAWAY WITH JOAN JETT
AND THE BLACKHEARTS THIS SUMMER
from: Ken Phillips Publicity Group
Rock Icon to Release Album, Perform at Warped Tour & More
New York, NY (April 12, 2006) - Rock icon JOAN JETT, the original riot grrrl, is back. As co-founder of the all-girl, straight-up rock and roll group The RUNAWAYS, Joan cracked the door for female artists to rock just as hard as the boys. On June 6th, 2006 JOAN JETT will keep her fire burning with the release of SINNER on her own BLACKHEART RECORDS. As veterans of the punk scene, it's only natural that JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS will perform on The Vans Warped Tour 2006, as well as their own tour dates in support of the upcoming release. This summer Blackheart will also re-issue JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS' catalog, completely remastered by Greg Calbi with enhanced elements and bonus tracks.
It's been over a decade since the release of her last studio album, and on this upcoming record, Jett shows no sign of backing down from the chunky, kick-ass riffs, catchy hooks and forceful voice that made her a household name. Producing SINNER with her long time partner and singer-songwriter KENNY LAGUNA, the new album is the kind of music she's been known for since her hit "I Love Rock n' Roll" spent eight weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts. "Although this album still touches on themes of love, sex and relationships it also comments on the political and social climate in this country today," says Jett about the new CD.
SINNER kicks off with "Riddles," a melodic attack on doublespeak, "riddles," that pass as information from today's political "leaders." Riot grrrl and protégée of Miss Jett, Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill/ Le Tigre) lends her piercing vocals to "Watersign," "Tube Talkin'," and "Five," a song about the persistency of the tabloids. While many tracks on the disk are boldly sexual ("A.C.D.C.," "Fetish," and "Baby Blue"), contrary to its name, "Naked" is actually an introspective look at one's self, about going inside someone's thoughts and emotions and learning what makes people who they are.
June 2006 Guitar World Magazine
High-energy tunes feed Braves' fire
Everybody talks about the crack of the bat, but what about the boom of the bass? A ballgame's not a ballgame without music. So in honor of the Atlanta Braves, who played their home opener Monday and have games throughout the week, we present the nine greatest pop anthems for sports stadium airplay, with explanations for why each song works.
"Shout (Parts 1 and 2)," the Isley Brothers (1959)
Thanks to its infectious "little bit louder now" gimmick, this old-school R&B anthem — a track on the official "Jock Rock" compilation — is easy for crowds to sing.
"I Love Rock and Roll," JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS (1982)
The beat is big enough for fans to clap and stomp in time. And the repetitive hook is unavoidable — you learn the lyrics whether you want to or not.
Mosh Queen of the Week
from: Entertainment Weekly
Article from the March 31, 2006 Entertainment Weekly Magazine.
Gibson Backstage Pass
Listen to "Naked" from Joan's new album, "SINNER" click here.
Plains people: Assignment launched airman to the stars
The retired colonel once headed the entertainment program for the Department of Defense.
CHEYENNE - Rod Hottle was an Air Force colonel who carried toilet paper for the stars.
That wasn't all he did, of course. He had that and about a dozen other jobs over the course of his career, including constructing buildings, overseeing the support of military bases and tending missiles.
He helped fly emergency command planes, which, in the event a nuclear attack annihilated the nation's Strategic Air Command, would be called on to direct the nation's counterattack.
The lineup has been revealed for this year's HFStival, set for May 27 and 28 in Columbia, Maryland. Kanye West will headline the concert's first night, with Counting Crows topping May 28's bill. Others who've been confirmed to perform include Cypress Hill, Matisyahu, Rise Against, Matchbook Romance, the Misfits, OK Go, Cute Is What We Aim For, Dashboard Confessional, Coheed and Cambria, the Strokes, Yellowcard, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, AFI, H.I.M., Boy Sets Fire, Blue October, Flyleaf and Damone. ... Hot off a sold-out tour with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, New York indie-rockers Elefant will hit clubs for a headlining tour in May. The three-week excursion will include supporting acts Sound Team, Aberdeen City, Voxtrot and Silversun Pickups. Their new album, The Black Magic Show, will be released April 18. ...
HFStival draws West, Jett
From Kanye West to Cypress Hill to JOAN JETT, the 17th annual HFStival promises to crackle with energy from some of the biggest names in pop over three-plus decades. Nearly 60 artists - some established, some burgeoning - will perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion, a new home for the all-day music event, which takes place May 27-28.
The headlining acts on Saturday include multi-Grammy winner West and Jewish rap-reggae sensation Matisyahu, rap-rock collective Cypress Hill and the Las Vegas pop-punk band Panic! at the Disco. The next day, the main stage will feature '90s alternative pop-rock band Counting Crows, famed New York garage rock revivalists the Strokes, alternative rock outfit Dashboard Confessional, the '80s new wave band the Fixx as well as Jett.
As with previous HFStivals, there will be live performances on three stages, including the "Locals Only Stage," a showcase for emerging talent from the Baltimore/D.C. area.
Punk rocker Jett still loves her rock 'n' roll
from: The Desert Sun
At 10 a.m., JOAN JETT is supposed to call. Me. On my phone.
This is THE JOAN JETT: Legendary singer, pioneering guitarist and rock 'n' roll icon.
A one-time member of the all-girl band The RUNAWAYS, best known for "Cherry Bomb," Jett later hit the top of the charts with her No. 1 song, "I Love Rock N Roll."
10:05 passes. Then 10:15. 10:20 ...
I figure the tough, bad-ass JOAN JETT is probably busy chewing glass for breakfast. Or skinning a cow for leather pants.
10:34 a.m. the phone rings.
It's JOAN JETT.
QUESTION: You rock so hard, I have to wonder who you listen to?
ANSWER: I still listen to a lot of stuff I grew up listening to. Once in a while something jumps in there. It varies. I grew up with a lot of David Bowie, T. Rex and stuff like that.
The lineup for the 17th HFStival will feature its usual cast of top rock acts as well as a smattering of hip-hop. To be held May 27-28 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., the event will boast performances by Kanye West, the Strokes, Matisyahu, Cypress Hill, Counting Crows, Dashboard Confessional, AFI and Yellowcard.
The 2006 Vans Warped Tour Charity Concert Ticket Auctions Will Get Fans On-Stage with Their Favorite Band
The T.J. Martell Foundation, in conjunction with The 2006 Vans Warped Tour, is proud to announce the Third Annual Charity Ticket Auction for Leukemia, Cancer and Aids Research. Beginning April 17th, and running for five consecutive weeks, fans can bid on eBay for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive two tickets to "America’s most successful festival" (Rolling Stone, June 30, 2005), and premiere punk rock concert: the 12th Annual Vans Warped Tour, presented by Cingular Wireless. In addition, the top bidder and their guest will watch their favorite band perform from the best seats in the house: on stage.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 3, 2006 -- The T.J. Martell Foundation, in conjunction with The 2006 Vans Warped Tour, is proud to announce the Third Annual Charity Ticket Auction for Leukemia, Cancer and Aids Research. Beginning April 17th, and running for five consecutive weeks, fans can bid on eBay for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive two tickets to "America’s most successful festival" (Rolling Stone, June 30, 2005), and premiere punk rock concert: the 12th Annual Vans Warped Tour, presented by Cingular Wireless. In addition, the top bidder and their guest will watch their favorite band perform from the best seats in the house: on stage.
The all-day outdoor festivals, drawing as many as 15,000 to 35,000 fans per event, will make stops in 49 US and Canadian cities, coast-to-coast, beginning on June 15th, 2006, in Columbia, Maryland, concluding August 13, 2006 in Montreal, Quebec. Each festival date features over 40 cutting-edge musical artists performing on five stages, as well as other attractions including top athletes in the action sports world, skateboard ramps and demonstrations, informational tents, autograph signings, giveaways and lifestyle events. Projected to be the largest in it’s history, the 2006 Vans Warped Tour will feature leading punk and hard rock bands, including AFI, Buzzcocks, Helmet, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, Less Than Jake, the Living End, NOFX, and others.
Kanye West to headline HFStival
Hip-hop megastar Kanye West is the biggest of the names who will play this year's HFStival.
The event, held May 27-28 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, will also feature such acts as the Counting Crows, festival regulars Cypress Hill, Hasidic reggae singer Matisyahu, the Strokes and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS.
Tickets go on sale April 8 at 10 a.m. More than 60 acts will perform on several stages at Merriweather, which will expand its capacity to 27,500 for the event.
Warped tour thrives even as music business slumps
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When only 800 kids showed up to see 10 bands for the first performance of the 1995 punk rock extravaganza the Warped Tour, founder Kevin Lyman's worst fears about his new venture seemed to be coming true.
The tour was a disaster, selling only 56,000 tickets that summer and landing a penniless Lyman back in his regular job of stage manager at a Los Angeles club.
But 11 years later, the punk and skateboarding tour employs more artists and crew than there were ticket buyers that first day.
Warped Tour presale begins
Review by: Lisa Rodriguez
The pre-sale for the 2006 Warped Tour has begun. The 2006 edition of the tour will feature AFI, Saves The Day, Against Me!, Helmet, Less Than Jake, Say Anything, Senses Fail, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, the Academy Is, Underoath, the Living End, Rise Against, Thursday, Motion City Soundtrack, From First To Last and NOFX.
Portions of the tour will include the Buzzcocks, Anti-Flag, the Germs, Bouncing Souls, From Autumn To Ashes, Mute Math, Reggie & the Full Effect, Bullet For My Valentine, Silverstein and the Sounds.
The pre-sale tickets will cost $20.00 and will optionally include the 2CD Warped Compilation for $3.50.
You can buy the tickets using the password warped06 right here.
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