The small, plucky band of rebels known as meat eaters struck a mighty blow against the vegetarian forces that otherwise dominate our society so strongly... by forcing Joan Jett to move her (still happening) performance from one float to another at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Joan Jett recently released her 13th album, 'Unvarnished,' her first record in seven years. Ultimate Classic Rock, Diffuser.fm, Loudwire and Noisecreep have teamed up with Jett to give one lucky winner a guitar signed by the rocker.
Lee Crystal, who played drums for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts during their most commercially successful period in the '80s, has died. He passed away from complications from multiple sclerosis, which he was diagnosed with in 1993.
Joan Jett is a rock and roll pioneer and icon. From her teenage years with the legendary Runaways and right up to her brand new album, 'Unvarnished,' Jett has been rocking full throttle for the better part of 40 years now, and is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts have been basically mining the same field for over 30 years now. And, as the old saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Crunching guitars, pounding drums and attitude abound on 'Unvarnished,' the band's first new album in over seven years.
Joan Jett has been through some dark times over the last 10 years -- so many that she refers to it as her 'decade of death.' But she's channeled that grief into a new album, 'Unvarnished,' that contains some of her most personal work.
For a relatively simple jukebox anthem, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' 'I Love Rock 'N Roll' proved surprisingly influential during its successful run on the charts in 1982, paving the way for female artists of subsequent generations to exert greater control over their careers and break boundaries of their own. For example, artists like Britney Spears, who recorded what she presumably thought was a tribute to Jett with her 2002 cover of the rock classic.
Joan Jett is suing Hot Topic, the mall staple and retail chain that caters to kids with its rock music-inspired fashion, for copyright infringement. Apparently the store's new Blackheart lingerie line bears more than a passing resemblance to the name of Jett's old band, as well as her style.
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