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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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Joan Jett's Life in Photos

December 16, 2014
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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 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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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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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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