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Joan Jett

Philadelphia-born Joan Larkin got her start in the band the Runaways (with Lita Ford) when she was just 15 years old. But it was her solo career, which she launched with 1980′s ‘Bad Reputation’ album, that made her a star. 1981′s surprise hit ‘I Love Rock-N-Roll’ was a No. 1 hit single; the album reached No. 2. With her band the Blackhearts, Jett released a string of albums over the years. In 1987, she starred in the movie ‘Light of Day’ with Michael J. Fox. Jett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Miley Cyrus Inducts Joan Jett Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Ethan Miller / Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Miley Cyrus inducted Joan Jett into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight.

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Joan Jett Joined by Dave Grohl and Miley Cyrus for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performance

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Joan Jett kicked off the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight with an energetic three-song set featuring guest appearances by Dave Grohl and pop sensation Miley Cyrus.

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Joan Jett Will Be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by … Miley Cyrus?

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Mark Metcalfe / Mike Lawrie, Getty Images

In one of the more ... shall we say ... offbeat decisions in recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame memory, Miley Cyrus will induct Joan Jett and the Blackhearts this year.

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Joan Jett on the Rock Hall: ‘There Should Be More Women’

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Rock 'n' roll has always been kind of a sausage fest, but even if men have tended to hog the spotlight, plenty of brilliant female artists have made their own crucial contributions along the way.

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Heart Announce Tour Dates With Joan Jett

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Kevin Winter / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Heart's always-busy tour calendar is filling up for 2015, including a series of dates with special guests Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

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Joan Jett and Others Pay Tribute to Kim Fowley at his Funeral

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Dimitrios Kambouris / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Despite outlandish reports about Kim Fowley's dying wishes, his funeral turned into a respectful farewell to a figure whose creative vision touched a remarkable number of artists.

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Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Cherie Currie, and Nikki Sixx Pay Tribute to Kim Fowley

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Duane Prokop, Getty Images / YouTube / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Former members of the Runaways and Nikki Sixx paid tribute to Kim Fowley, who died earlier this week.

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Joan Jett to Open for the Who’s 50th Anniversary Tour

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Mike Coppola / Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett and her Blackhearts will open for the Who's 50th anniversary tour when it hits North America next year.

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Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and Billie Joe Armstrong React to Rock Hall Induction

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Jason Merritt / Mike Coppola / Karl Walter, Getty Images

Ringo Starr, Joan Jett and Green Day are among the next crop of new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- and not surprisingly, they're all feeling pretty good about it.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ringo Starr, Joan Jett + Lou Reed Elected Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2015

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