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Joan Jett

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Joan Jett

American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett add

Category: Music

Born in 1958.

Countries: United States (61%), United Kingdom (11%), Canada (5%)

Main connections: Cherie Currie, Bikini Kill, Alice Cooper

Linked to: Aerosmith, Wheaton High School, Baltimore Orioles, Cadillac

 

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Joan Jett was born in 1958 add something


1967

She moved to Rockville, Maryland, in 1967 where she attended Randolph Junior High and Wheaton High School add something


1975

Altogether they produced five albums from 1975 until they disbanded in spring of 1979 add something

 

Sandy West - In 1975 she met producer Kim Fowley, who gave her the phone number of another young musician in the area, guitarist Joan Jett


1979

In 1979, Joan Jett was in England pursuing a solo career add something


1980

Jett's self-titled solo debut was released in Europe on May 17, 1980 add something

 

Leslie Glass (entertainer) - Throughout the 1980s, Glass manned the most prominent bar in front of the concert stage that frequently featured acts such as Kix, Joan Jett, Ted_Nugent, and Guns N' Roses


1981

Frank Infante - During Blondie's hiatus in 1981, Infante went on to work on Joan Jett's album "Bad Reputation"


1982

The new single was a re-recording of the title track, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" originally written and recorded by Arrows, which in the first half of 1982 was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in a row add something


1983

In 1983, musical satirist "Weird Al" Yankovic released a parody of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" entitled "I Love Rocky Road," changing the singer's passion for rock music with that for ice cream add something


1984

The plug was pulled on the project halfway through shooting with Jett being ill, but in 1984, after Jett had become a star, producers looked for a way to make use of the footage from the incomplete film add something


1986

Frankie Miller - In 1986 Miller wrote and sang the opening and closing songs in "Act of Vengeance", which starred Charles Bronson, and his song "It's All Coming Down Tonight" sung by Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox, appeared on the 1987 film "Light of Day"


1987

She made her acting debut in 1987, co-starring with Gena Rowlands and Michael J. Fox in the Paul Schrader film "Light of Day" add something


1989

During this time, Jett co-wrote the song "House of Fire", which appeared on Alice Cooper's 1989 album "Trash" add something

 

Carl Perkins - During 1989, Perkins signed a record deal with Platinum Records LTD for an album with the title "Friends, Family, and Legends", featuring performances by Chet Atkins, Travis Tritt, Steve Wariner, Joan Jett and Charlie Daniels, along with Paul Shaffer and Will Lee. During 1992, during the production of this CD, Perkins developed throat cancer


1990

The Riot Grrrl movement started in the 1990s, with Bikini Kill as a representative band, and many of these women credited Jett as a role model and inspiration add something


1992

Jett returned to producing for the band Circus Lupus in 1992 and again, in 1994, for Bikini Kill add something


1993

In 1993, Jett and Laguna released "Flashback", a compilation of various songs on their own Blackheart Records add something

 

Jett worked with members of the punk band The Gits, whose lead singer and lyricist, Mia Zapata, had been raped and murdered in 1993 add something

 

Joan Kirner - In 1993, she famously appeared on "The Late Show" with colleague David White, MLA, in a musical skit performing Joan Jett's "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"


1994

In 1994, the Blackhearts released the well-received "Pure and Simple", which featured tracks written with Babes in Toyland's Kat Bjelland, L7's Donita Sparks and Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna add something


1997

In 1997 she appeared on the sitcom "Ellen", in the episode "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah", performing the title song add something


1999

The 1999 show "Freaks and Geeks" used the song "Bad Reputation" as the opening theme add something


2000

From 2000 to 2003, Jett hosted a showcase of new film and video shorts, "Independent Eye", for Maryland Public Television add something

 

In 2000, Jett appeared in the Broadway production of "The Rocky Horror Show" in the role of Columbia add something


2002

In 2002, Jett appeared in the film "By Hook or by Crook" in the role of News Interviewee add something


2004

In 2004, Jett and Laguna produced "No Apologies" by Warped Tour favorite The Eyeliners, after signing them add something

 

Jett supported Howard Dean in the 2004 election because of his position on the War in Iraq add something

 

The case was solved in 2004, when Zapata's murderer, Jesus Mezquia, was brought to trial and convicted add something

 

Sami Yaffa - He joined up with Joan Jett and played with her for a year, until 2004


2005

In 2005, Jett and Laguna celebrated the 25th anniversary of Blackheart Records with a sellout show at Manhattan's Webster Hall add something

 

In 2005, Jett and Laguna signed punk rockers The Vacancies and produced their second album, "A Beat Missing or a Silence Added" and their third album in 2007, "Tantrum" add something


2006

Jett sang a duet with Chase Noles on "Tearstained Letters", a song on the Heart Attacks' 2006 album, "Hellbound and Heartless" add something

 

To support the album, the band appeared on the 2006 Warped Tour and on a fall 2006 tour with Eagles of Death Metal add something

 

In June 2006, Joan Jett released her album, "Sinner", on her own label, Blackheart Records add something

 

Peaches (musician) - For her third album, 2006's "Impeach My Bush", Peaches enlisted guest musicians Joan Jett, Greg Kurstin, Josh Homme, Samantha Maloney, Beth Ditto, Feist, Dave Catching, Brian O'Connor and Radio Sloan to perform on several of the tracks

 

Melissa Auf der Maur - In 2006, Auf der Maur was included in "Blender" magazine's hottest women of rock alongside Joan Jett, Liz Phair, and Courtney Love

 

Pink (singer) - In 2006, Pink was chosen to sing the theme song for "NBC Sunday Night Football", "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night", which is a take on "I Hate Myself for Lovin' You" by Joan Jett

 

Amy Lee - In 2006, "Blender" listed Lee as one of the hottest women in rock alongside such singers as Joan Jett, Courtney_Love and Liz Phair


2007

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts headlined the Albuquerque, New Mexico, New Mexico Freedom Fourth celebration on July 4, 2007, with an estimated crowd of 65,000 in attendance at the annual outdoor event add something

 

In November 2007, Jett and the Blackhearts appeared with Motörhead and Alice Cooper in a UK arena tour; Jett opened eight American shows on Aerosmith's 2007 World Tour add something


2008

Jett and the Blackhearts appeared on several dates of the True Colors Tour 2008 add something

 

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 DC5's 1964 hit "Bits and Pieces add something

 

The program moved from Sirius 25 to Sirius 28 shortly before being canceled in June 2008 add something

 

Keanan Duffty - On April 18, 2008 Keanan was part of an extraordinary concert line-up featuring performances by Clem Burke, Slash, Tom Morrello, Alan Vega, Ronnie Spector, Ian Hunter, Cheetah Chrome, Joan Jett, and Handsome Dick Manitoba

 

Cheetah Chrome - In May 2008, on the way home from the " Joey Ramone Birthday Bash", Chrome had a chance meeting at LaGuardia Airport with the members of Joan Jett's band The Blackhearts, including drummer Thommy Price,with whom he had played on Ronnie Spector's "Siren"


2010

In 2010, "The Runaways", a movie about Joan Jett's band, was made, starring Kristen Stewart as Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie add something

 

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 Jan 24, 2010 add something

 

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts were part of the lineup for Australia's The Falls Music & Arts Festival, December 29 through January 1, 2010, in Australia add something

 

March 2010 saw the release of a 2-CD Greatest Hits album with four newly re-recorded songs add something

 

March 2010 saw the release of a hardcover biography and picture book, spanning her career from the Runaways to the present day add something

 

In June 2010, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts opened for Green Day on their UK tour alongside acts such as Frank Turner and Paramore add something

 

The group was the opening act for Aerosmith's September 2010 Canadian tour add something

 

Kristen Stewart - In 2010, Stewart portrayed rock star Joan Jett in "The Runaways", a biographical film of the titular band of the same name from writer-director Floria Sigismondi

 

Cherie Currie - "The Runaways", a 2010 biographical drama film executive-produced by Joan Jett, focuses on the group's early beginnings and explores the relationship between Currie and Jett


2012

Lewis Leathers - Brand Watch Lewis Leathers, The Times Magazine, 3rd March 2012 and Kate Moss, as well as iconic Americans such as Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Johnny Thunders, The Ramones, members of Suicide, The Hives and others


2013

Jett is expecting to release a new album titled "Unvarnished" in October 2013, which will include songs dealing with the death of her parents and other people add something

 

Former Blackhearts member, Lee Crystal, died on November 6, 2013, from complications of multiple sclerosis add something


2014

Joan is going to executive produce, star in, and contribute song to the sound track for a movie called Undateable Jonh due out in 2014 add something

 

In April 2014 Joan was the woman to win the Golden God award add something

 

On April 24, 2014 Alternative Press magazine held its first-ever Alternative Press Music awards, and Joan Jett received the AP Icon award add something

 

On July 12, 2014 Joan Jett and The Blackhearts performed at Tropicana Field after the baseball game in St. Petersburg, Florida add something

 

The film premiered on October 18, 2014 on Lifetime add something

 

On October 29, 2014 Joan Jett sang the National Anthem at The New York Knicks Vs. The Chicago Bulls basketball game add something

 

Jett played guitar on the Foo Fighters' 2014 album Sonic Highways released November 10, 2014 add something


2015

On April 15, 2015, Jett and the Blackhearts opened for The Who, kicking off "The Who Hits 50" 2015 North American tour in Tampa, Florida add something

 

On July 4, 2015, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were part of the Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary show at RFK stadium in Washington D.C. add something

 

Tom Gabel - In 2015, Grace worked with Joan Jett and Miley Cyrus to make videos for the "Happy Hippie Foundation" to raise money for homeless LGBT youth

 

Willie Nile - On May 28, 2015, at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square, New York City, Willie joined Bruce Springsteen, Joan Jett, Roger Daltrey and Billy Idol at the 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert to honor Pete Townshend for his commitment to helping other musicians with addictions


2016

In March 2016 Joan Jett & The Blackhearts opened for The Who at Madison Square Garden add something


2017

Jason Michael Brescia - In August 2017 the film premiered at the Long Beach International Film Festival where it received the Joan Jett Music *award for "Best Music"


2018

In September 2018, Jett signed a music distribution deal with Sony Music's Legacy Recordings, making her catalogue officially available for streaming add something

 

Jett is the subject of a documentary 'Bad Reputation' scheduled for theater and streaming release September 28, 2018 add something

 

BMG Rights Management - A documentary about Joan Jett, titled "Bad Reputation", will premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

 

Kathleen Hanna - In 2018, Hanna started "Tees 4 Togo", a project which sells t-shirts with drawings of Hanna's friends such as Kim Gordon, Patton Oswalt, Joan Jett, and Chuck D drawn by artists Sarah Larnach, Adee Roberson, and Hannah Lucy

 

Pat Smear - The surviving Nirvana members reunited yet again with Joan Jett and Deer Tick's John McCauley for a six-song encore set to close out Cal Jam 18 on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, Calif


2019

In April 2019, Jett will perform "Bad Reputation" at WWE's WrestleMania 35 as Rousey is introduced add something

 

In June 2019, Gibson announced and released a third signature guitar for Jett, which is a wine-colored ES-339 add something

 

Wanda Jackson - She did, however, reiterate that she is in the process of recording a new album produced by Joan Jett which she hopes to complete in 2019