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.
Hear Green Day's New Joan Jett-Sampling Song, 'Oh Yeah!'
Power-pop track features vocal hook from Jett's 1980 cut "Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)"
Joan Jett’s ‘The Hit List’ Turns 30: A Track-by-Track Guide
Jett's 1990 covers album paid tribute to the power of rock, but not every song hit the mark.
Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett: Tale of the Tape
A look at the vital statistics of all four acts on this summer's biggest tour.
Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett Add Six New Dates
Road trip starts in June, ahead of 22 previously announced shows.
Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett Announce 2020 Tour
"Cessation of Touring Agreement" has been officially voided.
Watch Joan Jett and Carrie Underwood’s ‘Sunday Football' Opening
Latest version of “I Hate Myself for Loving You” marks league’s 100th season.
Joan Jett to Sing NFL Theme Song With Carrie Underwood
NBC announced that Joan Jett and Carrie Underwood will duet on the theme song to their 'Sunday Night Football' telecasts.
How ‘I Hate Myself for Loving You’ Became Joan Jett's Hugest Song
The 1988 song went from moderate hit to football anthem decades later.
Heart Reunite for Huge Summer Tour With Joan Jett and Sheryl Crow
They've been on hiatus since 2016, when a family dispute split the band's co-leading sisters.