Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Bad Reputation Nation

March 2009 News

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JOAN JETT, Barenaked Ladies, Counting Crows, Loverboy, Jamey Johnson and Jason Aldean to perform at 2009 Summer Celebration
from: The Muskegon Chronicle

low resolution image Not Enlargeable JOAN JETT will bring her raucous rock 'n' roll style to Muskegon's 2009 Summer Celebration. Other acts announced are Barenaked Ladies, Counting Crows, Loverboy, and country singers Jamey Johnson and Jason Aldean. Jett is scheduled to perform June 26.

If you love rock 'n' roll, JOAN JETT will be bringing plenty of it to Muskegon's 2009 Summer Celebration.

Check out videos of JOAN JETT, Barenaked Ladies and the other announced acts after the break.

Jett, fellow 1980s rockers Loverboy, and alternative rock favorites Barenaked Ladies and Counting Crows are among the first six main-event performers announced for Muskegon's popular 11-day music festival. The event will be June 25 through July 5.


The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park!

low resolution image Not Enlargeable JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS with The Smithereens and The Crisis
Saturday, May 2, 2009

JOAN JETT has been a force in pop culture since she was 15 years old. She is an originator, an innovator, a leader and visionary. Not only is she an accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist with eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles including "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," "Do You Want To Touch Me," and "Crimson and Clover," she also has her own independent label, BLACKHEART RECORDS.

JOAN JETT will perform at The Showgrounds on Saturday, May 2, 2009, accompanied by The Smithereens along with local Houston band, The Crisis.

Purchase your JOAN JETT the BLACKHEARTS ticket package today!

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On The Surface For the CLC...JOAN JETT!
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It was the early 80's. I was just about to turn 8 years old. There was a new channel called MTV debuting and I must have stared at that little moon man for days waiting for the first video. I remember seeing "Video Killed the Radio Star" but then I zonked out.

The second video I ever saw was JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS singing, "I Love Rock N' Roll" and I was hooked. In that instant, I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, or make that who. JOAN JETT. The queen of rock. The goddess of the guitar. And she was tough. And hot. All black leather and you knew she didn't take anybodies shit.

I begged my mom to let me dye my hair. My white/blond just wasn't doing the trick. Of course she refused but she did let me get my hair cut like hers. My 8th birthday rolled around and my Uncle Tom bought me two cassette tapes. JOAN JETT and John Cougar. (I still have them both.) And my big surprise was concert tickets to see Joan live at the Sunrise Musical theatre.



Click to enlarge Tokyo Gig Guide
10th ANNIVERSARY 3 days!
August 7th, 8th, 9th
At Chiba Marine Stadium and Makuhari Messe

Kasabian, Elvis Costello, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, Mastodon, Phoenix, Tahiti 80, The Ting Tings, Tom Tom Club, All American Rejects, The Big Pink, Gogol Bordello, Iglu&Hartly, Never Shout Never, The Qemists, School of Seven Bells, Tame Impala, The Temper Trap, The Veronicas, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Nine Inch Nails, The Specials, The Flaming Lips, Aphex Twin, CSS, The Enemy, Klaxons, Mogwai, Paramore, Placebo, Sonic Youth, Soulwax, Teenage Fanclub, Boys Like Girls, Cancer Bats, Datarock, Enter Shikari, Ghostland Observatory, Girl Talk, Hollywood Undead, Kid Sister, Kyte, Lady Gaga, Lenka, Little Boots, Mando Diao, Matisyahu, Metronomy, Mew, Mercury Rev, Mutemath, NASA, Red Light Company, Saosin, 2 Many DJs, The Vaselines, VV Brown, Yuksek

Y14000 one day, Y39000 three days
Ticket info: 180-993-030
More ticket info TBA

Style Icon: JOAN JETT

low resolution image Not Enlargeable Of all the female rock goddesses, nobody has captured that pure rock style quite like JOAN JETT. From the time she exploded onto the scene with The RUNAWAYS, the original "jailbait rockers", JOAN JETT has been a style icon with her football jerseys, leather pants, all black Chuck Taylors, and feathered black hair. JOAN JETT's look has inspired countless women from Kathleen Hanna, Kristen Stewart, and Britney Spears, who did a cover of JOAN JETT's famous hit song "I Love Rock 'N Roll." Her ageless beauty is beyond compare. Even at 50 years of age, she still tours, releases albums, and looks like she could be 30 years old. The "Original Riot Grrrl" is so hot today; Blender magazine named her one of the "hottest women of rock" twenty-one years after debuted with The RUNAWAYS.

'Music and Motorcycles' at Harley-Davidson

low resolution image Not Enlargeable Can you name at least two things JOAN JETT, Billy Joel, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider and DMC of Run DMC have in common?

They've all been inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, and they're all big motorcycle fans.

A shared passion for music and motorcycles is the focus of a four-day "Music and Motorcycles" exhibit, presented by Long Island Music Hall of Fame and Lighthouse Harley-Davidson, that puts Joel's line of custom-designed Harleys and other bikes on public display.


Kristen Stewart on David Letterman, JOAN JETT, and Hollywood's new blood.

low resolution image Not Enlargeable ...The family is joined by three dogs (two of which are actually wolves) and a Bengal cat, Max, which Kristen calls Jella because "his little alter ego for me is this little, soulful, blues musician from the South." Stewart, meanwhile, is brushing up rock 'n' roll."

Stewart has played the guitar for eight years and is already preparing for her role as JOAN JETT in The RUNAWAYS, music-video director Floria Sigismondi's movie about the groundbreaking, all-girl teenage band in the '70. She's throwing herself into the part, even learning all of the band's songs so that she could potentially play them live in the movie. "There's an immense, massive, super fucking heavy pressure," Stewart says, of playing a badass like Jett. "You can't do this wrong. If I do this movie and see it and hate it and think that I just totally fucked her up, I'll publicly apologize to Joan." Still sitting on the floor-she has somehow managed to scoot herself into a corner of the room-she lights another cigarette. "But at the same timeÉnah, I'm not going to say that, that sounds so fucking arrogant," she cuts herself off. There's a pause before she continues. "I was gonna say, as long as you care as much as I care, you can't be ashamed of anything."

Vain Inc. Magazine Issue 19 Now Available!

Click to enlarge This month's Vain Inc. Magazine "Look Of The Month" had me living out my dreams of Rock N' Roll Diva-tude, recreating album covers and iconic promo shots for some of my all-time favorites. JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS "Fake Friends", Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees circa 1982, and Blondie's "Parallel Lines" with Debbie Harry and The Band. Read more about this month's "Look" in Issue 19 Online, or In-World. Rock On! Full outfit credits available in the magazine, or can be found here. This month's look was inspired by the amazing Schadenfreude Siouxsie skins by Allegory Malaprop, they are too wonderful!

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