Joan Jett

American singer-songwriter, rock musician Joan Jett

Joan Jett is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress. , best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit cover "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for their other popular recordings including "Crimson and Clover", "I Hate Myself for Loving You", "Do You Want to Touch Me", "Light of Day", "Love Is All Around", "Bad Reputation".
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Ninet: Tiny Desk Concert
NPR - 12 months
One of Israel's very popular artists may be walking a similar path to early-career Joan Jett — she brought that same intensity to the Tiny Desk. (Image credit: Marian Carrasquero/NPR)
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The Collector: $220 for a Vintage Prince T-Shirt? Um, Deal!
NYTimes - about 1 year
Does it matter if you saw the show? An obsessive’s guide to finding old concert shirts (Led Zeppelin, Joan Jett, The Clash, et. al.).
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Mary Tyler Moore Passes On And Passes The Baton
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I used to watch "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" on Nick at Night whenever I would visit my grandmother on summer vacation. I still have the lyrics to the title credits memorized. They evolved over time. Early on it went, "You might just make it after all." As the show went on, more women continued entering the workplace and Mary Richards's career in journalism in the 1970s began to flourish, they were changed to the more optimistic, "You're gonna make it after all." I remember telling my mother that for the series finale they should have definitively proclaimed, "Congrats, you made it after all!" instead of leaving us hanging. I also told my mother that I liked her better as Mary Richards on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" than as Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyck Show" citing that Laura Petrie "cried too much." Meanwhile, Mary Richards would go to bat. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts doing a punk cover of her theme song is totally justified. Those summers, as well as watching "Murphy Brown" wi...
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Monday's TV highlights: The season premiere of 'Jane the Virgin' and more
LATimes - over 1 year
  SERIES The Lodge A teen (Sophie Simnett) moves with her widowed father to the family-owned hotel in rural Northern Ireland where her late mother grew up in this new mystery drama. 5 and 10 p.m. Disney Channel The Voice Joan Jett, Charlie Puth, Sammy Hagar and Bette Midler lend their expertise...
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Jesus: O primeiro transgênero
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A polêmica nos círculos cristãos conservadores a respeito do acesso a banheiros é meio desconcertante. Eles falam que Deus não comete erros, como se Deus só operasse em binários, e tudo o que não é preto nem branco não pode ser coisa d'Ele. Mas não temos um Deus preto e branco; a criação é tão cheia de cores e variações que é incompreensível que nós cristãos tentemos reduzi-lo à nossa paleta limitada de expectativas individuais. Os principais pecadores são os cristãos que afirmam interpretar a Bíblia literalmente. É claro que eles não o fazem; eles impões seus próprios filtros sobre as histórias e frases das escrituras para que elas se encaixem em suas ideologias particulares. Se eles realmente o fizessem, logo veriam que Jesus deve ter sido, segundo suas próprias regras exegéticas, o primeiro homem transgênero. Vamos olhar o que nos dizem a Bíblia e o cristianismo. O ensinamento da igreja de tempos remotos até hoje é que Jesus recebeu seu corpo de Maria. A igreja ...
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The Stooges' Iggy Pop to release tell-all book
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
A book revealing the life adventures of The Stooges frontman Iggy Pop is set for release later this year, according to The Guardian. The 300-page book penned by Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg recounts Pop's stories in his own words and was put together from material sourced by the two writers during an interview with the singer which spanned two days. Dubbed "Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges," the tome will be published by Third Man Books and is also expected to include previously unreleased photos, in addition to contributions from Jack White, Johnny Marr and Joan Jett among others.
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Kristen Stewart Ditches Her Brunette Locks For A Bleached 'Do
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Gone are the days of Kristen Stewart as a brunette.  The actress has ditched her dark locks in favor of newly bleached tresses, which she debuted over the weekend at Los Angeles International Airport. KStew, who had her hair partially covered with a black beanie, was spotted with her rumored girlfriend, Soko. There's no word yet on whether the new hair is for a role, but seeing as she's an actress, it's very possible.  The "American Ultra" star's new look is the latest in a long list of hair transformations. While promoting "Into The Wild" back in 2007, she sported a golden mane, then she went back to brunette for "Twilight." And who could forget the jet black mullet for her role as Joan Jett in "The Runaways"? Stewart also had a stint as a redhead and chopped her long hair into an edgy short style in 2014.  Speaking of that chop, Stewart told Marie Claire in 2014, "My hair was such a crutch. I looked quote, unquote 'sexy' no matter what. I could hide behind it....
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10 Female Pop Culture Icons We Want Our Kids to Look Up To
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media "Sugar, spice, and everything nice" sounds hopelessly out of touch in today's world, right? Well, then what's with all the sexy, pouty, getting-by-on-looks-alone female celebs (looking at you, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Kendall Jenner). Women who kick butt, rock out, and break barriers are the ones we want our kids to know about. These are women who defy stereotypes and embody character traits we would like to see in our own kids: perseverance, courage, empathy, and creativity. And even though it's 2016, women have a long way to go to be equally reflected in everything from speaking parts in movies to board rooms in Silicon Valley. As actress and spokesperson Geena Davis says, she can't be it if she can't see it. So choose a few of these media and pop culture icons to introduce to your kids (and especially your daughters). Not every aspect of their careers or personalities has to be age-appropriate or fit with your perspecti...
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Beautiful Hair at Critics' Choice Points to Exciting Year
Huffington Post - about 2 years
The Critics' Choice Awards brought more signals that hair trends are on the move. Host T. J. Miller walked the 'blue' carpet in Santa Monica with wife, Kate Gorney, who beautifully exemplified a new trend this year toward warm, coppery reds. Bryce Dallas Howard also did a really warm red with hints of copper. "Fargo" star Kristen Dunst did a gorgeous sleek bob in blonde with dark base and accents. Bobs are trending strong and Dunst was joined by Helen Mirren in a blonde tone-on-tone, and Mary J. Blige, who wore her blonde bob with bangs for a retro-60s twist. The possibilities for bobs are endless, part of why they're trending so strong. Updos are on the move, too. Constance Zimmer posed on the blue carpet at Barker Hangar in a dark, dark brown color with bangs and face-framing wisps. This is a lovely, playful, romantic look that worked so well with her rich red lipstick. Joan Jett stayed true to her roots with an '80s rocker pixie in black. Deep side parts continue trending s...
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Joan Jett, Heart, Cheap Trick joining forces for an all-star tour this summer
Fox News - about 2 years
Three Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are joining forces for an all-star tour this summer.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joan Jett
  • 2016
    Age 57
    Until the 2016 season, the melody for her song "I Hate Myself for Loving You" was used as the theme music for NBC Sunday Night Football with re-worked lyrics and retitled "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night".
    It is Billboards No. 56 song of all time and has also been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 56
    On July 4, 2015, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were part of the Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary show at the RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
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    On April 15, 2015, Jett & the Blackhearts opened for the Who, kicking off their "The Who Hits 50!
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  • 2014
    Age 55
    Jett played guitar on "I Am a River" on the Foo Fighters' 2014 album Sonic Highways released November 10, 2014.
    Jett and Hot Topic released Jett's first clothing line in 2014.
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    On October 29, 2014, Jett sang the U.S. national anthem at the New York Knicks vs. the Chicago Bulls basketball game.
    On July 12, 2014, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts performed at Tropicana Field after the baseball game in St. Petersburg, Florida.
    On April 24, 2014, Alternative Press magazine held its first-ever Alternative Press Music Awards, and Jett received the AP Icon Award.
    In April 2014, Jett was the first woman to win the Golden God Award.
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    In April 2014, Jett fronted the remaining members of Nirvana for a performance of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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    Jett is going to executive produce, star in, and contribute a song to the soundtrack for a movie called Undateable John, due out in 2014.
  • 2013
    Age 54
    Jett, along with the Blackhearts, released the album Unvarnished on September 30, 2013.
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  • 2010
    Age 51
    March 2010 also saw the release of a hardcover biography and picture book, spanning her career from the Runaways to the present day.
    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts appeared at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, at Harry-O's, for The Runaways promotion, which was also attended by Stewart and Dakota Fanning.
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    The film explores the friendship between Jett and Runaways' lead singer, Cherie Currie, played by Dakota Fanning, and premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2010.
    Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were part of the line-up for the Falls Music & Arts Festival, December 29 through January 1, 2010, in Australia.
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    In June 2010, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts opened for Green Day on their UK tour alongside acts such as Frank Turner and Paramore.
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  • 2009
    Age 50
    On November 19, 2009, Mattel released a Joan Jett Barbie doll.
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  • 2008
    Age 49
    Joan Jett & the Blackhearts appeared on several dates of the True Colors tour in the summer of 2008.
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    Following the Dave Clark Five's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on March 10, 2008, Jett, as part of the ceremony, closed the program with a performance of the Dave Clark Five's 1964 hit "Bits and Pieces".
  • 2007
    Age 48
    In November 2007, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts appeared with Motörhead and Alice Cooper in a UK arena tour; Jett opened eight American shows on Aerosmith's 2007 World Tour.
    Joan Jett & the Blackhearts headlined the Albuquerque, New Mexico Freedom Fourth celebration on July 4, 2007, with an estimated crowd of 65,000 in attendance at the annual outdoor event.
  • 2006
    Age 47
    Jett sang a duet with Chase Noles on "Tearstained Letters", a song on the Heart Attacks' 2006 album, Hellbound and Heartless.
    In June 2006, Jett released her album Sinner, on Blackheart Records.
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  • 2005
    Age 46
    In 2005, Jett and Laguna celebrated the 25th anniversary of Blackheart Records with a sellout show at Manhattan's Webster Hall.
    In 2005, Jett and Laguna signed punk rockers the Vacancies and produced their second album, A Beat Missing or a Silence Added (reaching the top 20 in CMJ Music Charts), and their third album in 2007, Tantrum.
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  • 2004
    Age 45
    In 2004, Jett and Laguna produced the album No Apologies by the pop punk band the Eyeliners, after signing them.
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  • 2001
    Age 42
    At an October 2001 9/11 benefit in Red Bank, New Jersey, Jett and Springsteen appeared together on stage for the first time and played "Light of Day".
  • 1999
    Age 40
    Jett is a guest artist on Marky Ramone and the Intruders' 1999 album The Answer to Your Problems? on the track "Don't Blame Me".
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  • 1997
    Age 38
    In 1997, Jett was featured on the We Will Fall: The Iggy Pop Tribute album.
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  • 1995
    Age 36
    Note: Between 1995 and 2003, Jett spent more time as a producer rather than as a recording artist.
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  • 1993
    Age 34
    In 1993, Jett and Laguna released Flashback, a compilation of various songs on their own Blackheart Records.
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  • 1992
    Age 33
    Jett returned to producing for the band Circus Lupus in 1992 and again, in 1994, for Bikini Kill.
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  • 1991
    Age 32
    Her 1991 release Notorious, which featured the Replacements' Paul Westerberg and former Billy Idol bass player Phil Feit, was the last with Sony/CBS as Jett switched to Warner Bros.
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  • 1990
    Age 31
    In 1990, the band had a song on the Days of Thunder soundtrack, "Long Live the Night", written by Jett with Randy Cantor and Michael Caruso.
  • 1989
    Age 30
    During this time, Jett co-wrote the song "House of Fire", which appeared on Alice Cooper's 1989 album Trash.
  • 1987
    Age 28
    She made her acting debut in 1987, co-starring with Gena Rowlands and Michael J. Fox in the Paul Schrader film Light of Day.
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  • 1980
    Age 21
    Jett and Laguna entered the Who's Ramport Studios with the latter at the helm, and Jett's self-titled solo debut was released by Ariola Records in Europe on May 17, 1980.
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  • 1979
    Age 20
    In 1979, Jett was in England pursuing a solo career.
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  • 1976
    Age 17
    While touring England with the Runaways in 1976, Jett first heard the song "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" when she saw Arrows perform it on their weekly UK television series Arrows.
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  • 1967
    Age 8
    In 1967, her family moved to Rockville, Maryland where she attended Randolph Junior High and Wheaton High School.
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  • 1958
    Born on September 22, 1958.
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