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Joan Jett Readies First New Album in Seven Years

Dave Grohl, Laura Jane Grace contributed to 'Unvarnished'

August 1, 2013 2:05 PM ET
Joan Jett Unvarnished
Joan Jett, 'Unvarnished'
Courtesy of Blackheart Records

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. The singer and guitarist says it's the most autobiographical work she's done, with songs about the death of her parents and about topics including the victims of Hurricane Sandy and the modern tendency to overshare online.

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"It's a real band album. Everybody was involved," Jett said in a statement. 

She and the Blackhearts will perform August 8th on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they'll debut "Any Weather," the first single from the album. 

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