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Joan Jett: I Love Rock 'N' Roll (Boardwalk)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, March 1982

IF ANY OF rock's male marauders (say Triumph, or Rush) opened up an LP with a stop 'n' start thumper about spotting a 17-year-old number ...

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Keep On Running: Joan Jett And The Hollywood Dream

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 31 March 1979

...She decided she had the potential to become a Vocalist... she cut her first demonstration record. The record was sent to several companies and resulted ...

Joan Jett: Return Of The Jett Girl

Profile and Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, February 1980

HELLO, hello, she's back again! Joan Jett, the Runaway with the solid gold rock 'n' roll heart has returned, bouncing to a Gary Glitter soundtrack ...

Joan Jett: At 21, a Survivor

Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 1980

AT 21, JOAN Jett is a five-year rock veteran. She was a 15-year-old San Fernando Valley high schooler when L.A. entrepreneur Kim Fowley recruited her ...

Joan Jett: Joan Alone

Interview by Kris Needs, New York Rocker, June 1980

Ex-Runaway leaves a London Launching pad ...

Joan Jett and the Black Hearts, The Sweat: Marquee, London

Live Review by Ronnie Gurr, Record Mirror, 7 June 1980

CLIVE CULBERTSON, pugnacious bass player/singer with The Sweat leaves a half-full Marquee audience with these words: "We're The Sweat and we're gonna be the biggest ...

Young Marble Giants: Colossal Youth (Rough Trade Import); Joan Jett: Joan Jett (Ariola import)

Review by Byron Coley, New York Rocker, November 1980

"I was sad because I had no cigarettes, then I met a man who had no lungs." — Thomas "Wag" Givan ...

Joan Jett: Jett Propelled

Interview by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 24 December 1980

A STILL SWEATING Joan Jett sits in a dressing room at the Channel after her Saturday gig and tugs on her black skintight pants. "This ...

Joan Jett

Live Review by Roy Trakin, Musician, June 1981

TONIGHT, the smoky Rock Lounge is filled with sassy fifteen-year-old teeny-boppers in leather jackets, jeans and black Converse sneakers, looking tough, chewing gum and hanging ...

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Boardwalk)****

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 27 February 1982

FORGIVE ME for dragging the old reprobate's moniker into such lively proceedings, but Kim Fowley has at last been vindicated in his endless trumpeting of ...

Joan Jett: I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, March 1982

JOAN JETT'S first solo album, Bad Reputation, suffered from a number of flaws, I pointed out in my review of the time; listening to it ...

Joan Jett's Bad Reputation

Interview by Toby Goldstein, Musician, March 1982

Joan Jett, explosive rock 'n' roll contact hitter, leads her hordes of Joan clones into a fight to be themselves. ...

Joan Jett: Whomping The Suckers With A Superball

Report and Interview by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 10 April 1982

"IT'S SO HARD to even think of being famous, of having that responsibility. It's really weird, I mean – me!! – a rockstar! Hey, are ...

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: I Love Rock And Roll (Epic)

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 24 April 1982

JOAN JETT is 23 years old. She's been in rock and roll for the last 10 years. It shows. ...

Joan Jett: Jett Set for Summer

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 8 May 1982

Sandy Robertson heralds the second coming of JOAN JETT ...

Joan Jett Is A Very Nice Girl

Interview by Iman Lababedi, Creem, June 1982

The Public's Vindication of an Ex-Runaway ...

Joan Jett: Selling Records Is The Best Revenge

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, June 1982

"I LOVE ROCK'N'ROLL" has to be one of the corniest, old hat, lowest-common denominator clichés of all, right? The phrase conjures images of barechested, bluejeaned ...

Joan Jett: Heart Attack

Report by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 20 November 1982

KENNY LAGUNA and Joan Jett are a real double-act for the funnybone. It's no empty coincidence that their names fit together: JETT-LAG. Like Little and ...

Treading Her Turf — JOAN JETT Gets Some Respect (FINALLY!)

Interview by Toby Goldstein, Creem, July 1983

SUBURBAN RECORDING studios always look the same. They're tucked into inconspicuous blocky gray industrial parks or office buildings or shopping centers — identified by barely ...

Eleganza: Sneer & Sneer Again

Column by John Mendelsohn, Creem, August 1983

IF I NEVER glimpse another Rock 'n' Roll Bad Boy sneering at me on my television screen, trying to impress me with how unashamedly wicked ...

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth (Blackheart/MCA)

Review by J.D. Considine, Record, December 1984

IN SOME WAYS, the worst mistake Joan Jett ever made was recording 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll'. Sure, it was a great record, an instant ...

Joan Jett: Jett Black

Interview by Mick Sinclair, ZigZag, January 1985

Joan Jett finds Mick Sinclair loves rock'n'roll ...

Kool & The Gang, Joan Jett & the Black Hearts et al: Drive Aid, Radio City Music Hall, New York

Live Review by Toby Goldstein, Creem, July 1986


Joan Jett Unchained

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, October 1986

"YOU PICKED AN interesting time to visit." Michael J. Fox has his tongue planted firmly in cheek as he stands in the backyard of a ...

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: Up Your Alley (Blackheart/CBS)

Review by Amy Linden, Spin, July 1988

HOW DO I love Joan Jett? Lemme count the ways, 1, 2, 3, 4! ...

Joan Jett: Her Life Was Saved By Rock & Roll

Interview by Richard Gehr, Music & Sound Output, July 1988

IT FIGURES THAT JOAN JETT WOULD BE A BALTIMORE ORIOLES FAN. Like the Orioles, the three-chord rock’n’roll she’s purveyed for more than a decade has ...

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: Up Your Alley (Blackheart/CBS Associated) ***

Review by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 11 August 1988

THOUGH COARSE stomps like 'Bad Reputation' and 'Cherry Bomb' have established Joan Jett as an eternal teen rebel who loves rock & roll for its ...

Motorcycle Slut With The Mystic Cross: Joan Jett roars up the alley in Singapore

Report and Interview by Gerrie Lim, unpublished, December 1989

JOAN JETT is sitting in a dressing room a long, long way from home, and the perceptible sliver of anxiety in her voice suggests that ...

Joan Jett: The Original Riot Grrrl

Interview by Steven Daly, Rolling Stone, 24 March 1994

Joan Jett lives up to her bad reputation ...

Joan Jett

Interview by Evelyn McDonnell, Rolling Stone, 13 November 1997

IN 1976, JOAN Jett was a black-leather-wearing 16-year-old living across the street from Los Angeles' notorious Whisky-a-Go-Go and writing songs like the classic fox anthem ...

Kenny Laguna: Laguna Tunes

Review by Eric Weisbard, The Village Voice, 29 April 2000

IT'S TEMPTING TO imagine that Kenny Laguna invented the lifework he chronicles in the songs and liner notes of Laguna Tunes, that this parade of ...

Joan Jett

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Classic Rock, December 2007

The punk-loving former Runaways hellraiser talks about being in the first girl rock band, her fondness for S&M clothes, her blurred sexuality and almost joining ...

What Happened To Angry Female Music Stars?

Comment by Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 25 March 2010

Are there any angry women left in rock and pop? Joan Jett, riot grrrl figurehead Kathleen Hanna and others talk about where it went wrong ...

Joan Jett — I Love Rock And Roll

Interview by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, August 2010

JOAN JETT talks to Terry Staunton on the making of The Runaways' movie, and life after the band split. ...

Joan Jett: Unvarnished

Interview by Jenny Valentish, Time Out Melbourne, 9 September 2013

From mumbling at Dave Grohl to yelling at reality TV, it's been an interesting writing process for Joan Jett this time around ...

In the Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Toby Mamis, manager, Alive Enterprises

Interview by Larry LeBlanc, Celebrity Access, 30 August 2018

YOU ARE GOING to have to wait for a film to make much sense of Toby Mamis' fabulously winding career. ...

see also Runaways, The


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