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2014

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The Inside Story Of Nirvana's One-Night-Only Reunion

April 16, 2014

The thought of entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work in Nirvana barely even entered Dave Grohl's head until shortly after he walked offstage at last year's ceremony in Los Angeles after inducting Rush and jamming with them on "2112." ...

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Novoselic: Singers Conjured 'Spirit of Nirvana'

April 15, 2014

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic has said in a post on his blog that Joan Jett was his first choice for the group's performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and that Dave Grohl "ran with the idea of having all women lead." The group's surviving members...

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Nirvana Enlists Female Singers for Hall of Fame

April 11, 2014

Four female rockers – Joan Jett, Lorde, Sonic Youth vocalist-bassist Kim Gordon and St. Vincent – joined the living members of Nirvana to sing four songs by the grunge pioneers at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight. Jett sang "Smells Like...

2013

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Joan Jett, Heart Call Out SeaWorld Over 'Blackfish' Movie

December 10, 2013

Joan Jett and Heart are among a growing list of artists distancing themselves from SeaWorld over the recent movie Blackfish, which questions the effects of captivity on whales such as the orcas that perform at the marine theme park. Jett wrote a letter...

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Joan Jett on Writing With Dave Grohl

October 2, 2013

Over the course of nearly four decades, Joan Jett has made a lasting impact on rock & roll, first with her band the Runaways and then as a solo artist, recording timeless anthems such as "Bad Reputation" and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" with her band the...

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Blondie Guitarist Reveals Rare Seventies Photos

August 12, 2013

On August 9th, Blondie guitarist Chris Stein returned to the decade that launched his band, opening an exhibition of his photography at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, Sunset Marquis Hotel, in West Hollywood. Debbie Harry, Joan Jett and other survivors of...

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Joan Jett Readies First New Music in Seven Years

August 1, 2013

Joan Jett will release new music for the first time since 2006 with a 10-song album featuring contributions from Dave Grohl and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! Unvarnished, due out on October 1st, will be Jett's 14th studio album with the Blackhearts....

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Taylor Swift Teases New Album

November 25, 2013

Before, during and after the 16 performances that made up last night's American Music Awards, there was plenty of action – at least on the red carpet. Backstage was another matter, as only big winner Taylor Swift and TLC made their way to talk to...

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Replacements Return to Chicago for Riot Fest

September 16, 2013

The last time the Replacements played Chicago, they followed up with a 22-year hiatus. Yesterday, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson were back to close out the Chicago incarnation of Riot Fest – their first U.S. gig since that show on July 4th, 1991. With...

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Q&A: Joan Jett on Her 'Decade of Death'

August 3, 2013

August 1st on the Sunset Strip, Joan Jett returned as hero and honored guest to the birthplace of her career as a rocker. It was declared "Joan Jett Day" in the city of West Hollywood, which kicked off this weekend's annual Sunset Strip Music Festival...

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Aerosmith, Joan Jett to Headline LivingSocial Festival

June 14, 2013

Aerosmith, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Yeasayer are set to perform at the first-ever LivingSocial Backyard Festival on Randall's Island in New York on July 13th. In addition to the live performances, the festival will feature food from New York...

2012

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Joan Jett Joins Against Me! in New York

June 9, 2012

Joan Jett took the stage with Against Me! last night at Terminal 5, joining singer Laura Jane Grace for a cover of the Replacements' 1984 track, "Androgynous." Grace, who came out as transgender to Rolling Stone last month, made her live debut under her...

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High and Tight: Rock & Roll Fantasy

August 15, 2012

It's pretty safe to say that just about every hardcore baseball fan under the age of 80 has played some form of fantasy baseball at some point in their life. Whether you've managed a hand-picked roster of current players in a Rotisserie league or helmed...

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Album Premiere: Lita Ford, 'Living Like a Runaway'

June 18, 2012

Click to listen to Lita Ford's album 'Living Like a Runaway' Lita Ford realizes that her last release, 2009's nü metal-inspired Wicked Wonderland, left many of her hardcore fans befuddled. So the former Runaways guitarist recorded an album much...

2011

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'Glee' Recap: A Crash Course in 'Sexy'

March 9, 2011

Glee, after surrendering its time slot to American Idol last week, returned with a lesson for all of us. The mission: sex ed. Gwyneth Paltrow's off-the-wall Holly Holliday returned as the health and wellness sub to guide the New Directions...

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