Video: Blondie – “Doom or Destiny” From Pollinator, out now on BMG. Debbie Harry and Joan Jett are not amused by the state of the world. But that doesn’t prevent them from making fun of the news in our current political idiocracy. Blondie’s Chris Stein told Rolling Stone, “Politics have become the new pop culture … Continue reading New Blondie video: Doom or Destiny ft. Joan Jett
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It’s Christmas Eve. You know who knows how to do a Christmas song? Joan Jett, that’s who. Remember her version of “Little Drummer Boy” on I Love Rock N’ Roll? Her version kicked the crap out Bing Crosby and David Bowie‘s lame attempt, that’s for sure. And now she and her posse are taking on … Continue reading Joan Jett – Silent Night
Hard to believe it took until 2008 for Gibson to honor a female musician with a Gibson Electric Signature Model guitar. But they’ve launched the Joan Jett Signature Melody Maker, and it looks pretty sweet. Joan Jett got her original Melody Maker in 1977 when she was in the Runaways. “It was light and it … Continue reading Joan Jett Signature Gibson Melody Maker guitar
Variety: Runaways head to the bigscreen. “Neon Angels” will tell the story of the ’70s all-girl, teenage band that was created by producer Kim Fowley and included members Joan Jett, Cherie Currie and the late Sandy West. “We certainly utilized to our advantage our image as teenage girls who wore titillating clothes,” Jett told Daily … Continue reading Runaways Movie Planned: Neon Angels
The Open Letter to Rolling Stone that everyone is attributing to Joan Jett was actually written by Maya Price. Updated links 11/26/2008.
Okay, that’s it. I can no longer defend her. In a cleverly annotated transcript of a dial-an-interview with Britney Spears, Jim DeRogatis reveals that she doesn’t know where Elvis is from and doesn’t know who originally made “I Love Rock N’ Roll” famous. In case you’re wondering, the answers are Tupelo, Mississippi (although Memphis would … Continue reading I truly do love rock and roll
QUEENS OF NOISE: THE RUNAWAYS SHOW BRITNEY WHO’S BOSS Johnny Loftus It’s all VH-1’s fault. The next addition of the network’s ailing “Divas” series – which will likely feature Leslie Carter, Mandy Moore, and the Olsen Twins – will prove exactly what “Divas” does not promote: Women who play guitar will always kick more ass … Continue reading QUEENS OF NOISE: THE RUNAWAYS SHOW BRITNEY WHO’S BOSS
Since bursting upon the scene in Hackers, a cinematic triumph from 1995 that also starred that guy who played Sick Boy in Trainspotting, Angelina Jolie has marked her territory in Hollywood. She also began pissing all over the public consciousness. Where’s Charlize Theron when you need her? Here’s a girl who made a big splash … Continue reading ANGELINA JOLIE’S 15 MINUTES: GONE IN 60 SECONDS