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Joan Jett: Built to Rock

April 24, 2015

Joan Jett stands at a microphone in a Manhattan recording studio, almost ready to sing. Dressed for rock & roll work in a tight gray jersey, weathered jeans and sneakers, she shakes her arms and bounces on her feet like an impatient boxer. Her jet-black...

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Bruce Springsteen to Honor Pete Townshend at MusiCares Event

April 23, 2015

Bruce Springsteen will present Pete Townshend with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his work supporting the MusiCares MAP Fund — a charity that assists musicians with addiction recovery — at a special benefit concert set...

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Joan Jett on Jamming With McCartney: 'It's Very Surreal'

April 21, 2015

Joan Jett had a huge Saturday night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – from Miley Cyrus offering an introduction that recalled the first time she wanted to have sex with Jett to Dave Grohl joining the Blackhearts for "Cherry Bomb."...

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Ringo Inducted, Green Day Shine at Rock Hall

April 19, 2015

"It's like my record collection is actually sitting in this room," Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong said midway through his acceptance speech at the 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. "The fact that I heard Patti Smith's Horses...

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Joan Jett Wows Rock Hall With Dave Grohl, Miley Cyrus

April 18, 2015

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts opened up this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony with a punk-inflected set, bolstered by some high-profile guests. The singer, who wore a black leather jacket, began her set with the...

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15 Best Moments at the Hall of Fame 2015 Induction

April 19, 2015

Billie Joe Armstrong stared at the crowd assembled for the 30th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and marveled out loud that it was like his childhood record collection come to life. When stars from so many generations and genres collide,...

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Read Miley Cyrus' Badass Hall of Fame Speech for Joan Jett

April 18, 2015

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's announcement that Miley Cyrus would be inducting Joan Jett at this year's ceremonies provoked a wrecking ball-sized outpouring of Internet outrage. But on Saturday night at Cleveland's Public Hall, Cyrus demonstrated...

2014

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The Who Add Joan Jett, More Dates to 2015 Tour

December 18, 2014

The Who have added some soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame firepower to join them on the road when the Tommy rockers bring their Who Hits 50! Tour to North America next year: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Rock Hall Class of 2015 inductees,...

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Green Day, Lou Reed Chosen for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 16, 2014

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced next year's inductees: Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bill Withers and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will all join the...

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Foo Fighters Plot Epic All-Day July 4th Show

November 6, 2014

Even though Foo Fighters have been prepping for the November 10th release of their eighth record, Sonic Highways, they've already begun looking ahead to the future. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the group's debut, Foo Fighters,...

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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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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...

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Joan Jett's Life in Photos

December 16, 2014
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Joan Jett on Hall of Fame Induction: 'I'm Flabbergasted'

December 16, 2014

At last year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Joan Jett took on the seemingly impossible task of filling Kurt Cobain's shoes as the lead singer of Nirvana, and she absolutely destroyed the place with her rendition of "Smells...

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Green Day, NIN, Smiths Nominated for Hall of Fame

October 9, 2014

The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 are in, and the list includes Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A, the Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting. The rest of this year's hopefuls are the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic,...

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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...

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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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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