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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become aRock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "BadReputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." She sits at the head of her ownindependent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987's Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaim ...read more

Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become aRock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "BadReputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." She sits at the head of her ownindependent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987's Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as Oprah (the lastseason) and Law and Order.As a producer, she has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus, as well as the Germs' LA punk masterpiece, GI.

Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. A version of "I Hate Myself for Loving You" has been NBC's SundayNight Football, performed this past season by Carrie Underwood, and her music is heard in countless films and TV shows includingEasy - A, Kick Ass, The Runaways, Shrek, Baby Mama, and many more.

Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett's determination and drive have kept her in thepublic eye. Jett was able to see her story told in The Runaways, the film based on (lead singer of The Runaways) Cherie Currie'sbook Neon Angel starring Kristen Stewart as Jett, and her fellow A-lister Dakota Fanning as Currie. Jett was close to the project:She served as an executive producer.

Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record, 'Unvarnished,' last year and continue touring the globe to throngs of adoringfans. Joan Jett has spent her lifetime breaking barriers and challenging expectations - this is, after all, a woman who is both aspokesperson for PETA and a devoted supporter of the US Military. She's fought hard for all of her historic accomplishments, yet sheremains humble and appreciative.

"I've had a blessed career," she says. "I consider myself so lucky to have been able to do things my own way." « hide

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Unvarnished
10/01/2013

3.3
7 Votes
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2006

3.3
12 Votes
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1994

3.4
9 Votes
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1988

3.1
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1984

3.9
14 Votes
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1983

4
22 Votes
I Love Rock & Roll
1981

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56 Votes
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3.6
28 Votes
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2010

4.1
16 Votes
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2010

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