Joan Jett

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Joan Jett

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Joan Jett

Joan Jett is an original, who self-released her first solo LP, and Blackheart Records became a symbol for punk and the DIY ethic a decade before many bands followed suit. Blackheart was founded in 1980, after Ms. Jett was rejected by no less than 23 U.S. labels. Today Blackheart continues to flourish and give voice to new bands, such as Fea. Just last year “Bad Reputation” was certified as a digital gold record. As the leader of the Blackhearts, she became a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. She has eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Do You Wanna Touch Me,” “I Love Rock ’N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Little Liar,” “Crimson and Clover” and the aforementioned “Bad Reputation.” Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ latest record, “Unvarnished,” was in the Billboard Top 50. She has collaborated musically in the last few years with Miley Cyrus, Dave Grohl, Billie Joe Armstrong, Kathleen Hanna, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Kesha and many others.