Joan Jett

Joan Jett

An Evening Celebrating The Who with Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder - Performance

Joan Jett and Joe Walsh - An Evening Celebrating The Who with Pete Townshend and Eddie Vedder held at Rosemont Theatre - Performance at Rosemont Theatre - Rosemont, Illinois, United States - Thursday 14th May 2015

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Joe Walsh, Joan Jett and Pete Townshend
Joe Walsh, Joan Jett and Pete Townshend

Miley Cyrus - Androgynous Ft. Laura Jane Grace & Joan Jett


As part of her promotion for the Happy Hippie Foundation, Miley Cyrus invited Laura Jane Grace & Joan Jett to record a live performance of 'Androgynous' in Cyrus' back garden, aiming to raise money for homeless people and LGBT youths.

Miley Cyrus Unleashes Inner Rock Chick With Joan Jett In Charity Duet [Video]


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Miley Cyrus turns her backyard into a rock show in a surprise collaboration with guitar legend Joan Jett, performing the latter's song 'Different'. It's all for a good cause too, with the duet launching her new charity the Happy Hippie Foundation.

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The 22-year-old pop starlet may divide opinion, but there's no doubt this young lady has pipes. Not only can she belt out a hit pop number ('Wrecking Ball'), rap (Mike WiLL Made-It's '23'), croon country-style (her cover of Dolly Parton's 'Jolene'), but her husky tone is also amazingly fit to thrash out a punk tune in the form of Joan Jett's 'Different'; a song which featured on the rockstar's 2013 album 'Unvarnished'.

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Miley Cyrus - Different


Miley Cyrus teams up with rock legend Joan Jett for a performance of Jett's song 'Different' live in Cyrus' back yard as part of the launch of her new charity, the Happy Hippie Foundation. The song appeared on Jett's most recent album 'Unvarnished'.

Miley Cyrus Praises Bruce Jenner As Her 'Hero' While Launching Homeless Charity


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While some might be more concerned about her love life or the colour of her armpit hair Miley Cyrus is putting her fame to good use, by launching a charity which helps homeless and LGBT youth. The Happy Hippie Foundation aims to raise funds and increase awareness about youth homelessness as well as creating digital support groups for LGBT youths and their families.

Miley CyrusCyrus at the Met Gala on Monday evening.

"The position I'm in, I feel like I've got a lot of power, but so many kids don't feel that way. They're under their parents' rule,” Cyrus told The Associated Press on Monday. The 22 year old added that she wanted to use her fame for good, describing Bruce Jenner as her 'hero' for raising awareness of transgender issues.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees 2015

Joan Jett - Photo's of a host of rock and roll stars as they attended the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees 2015 ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio, United States - Saturday 18th April 2015

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Joan Jett
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Joan Jett
Joan Jett

Green Day Crash into Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame with Emotional Speeches and Powerful Gig


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This year's inductees into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, Joan Jett and Ringo Starr, definitely fall within the "about time" category. And they aren't the only ones. The 2015 inductees also include the cool kids of rock, Green Day

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Green Day were a bit overwhelmed on the night of their induction.

The Bay area trio also played a pretty intense show on the night of their induction, reminding everyone why they were the band to take punk rock to the masses back in the 1990s. From the opening power chords of American Idiot, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool had the crowud at Cleveland's Public Hall up on their feet and dancing along to the tune of 90s nostalgia.

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NYC Screening of Lifetime Big Driver

Olympia Dukakis, Maria Bello and Joan Jett - Photographs from the New York City Screening of Lifetime's 'Big Driver' at the Angelika Film Center in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 16th October 2014

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Olympia Dukakis
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Olympia Dukakis, Maria Bello and Joan Jett
Olympia Dukakis, Maria Bello and Joan Jett

The Punk Singer Review


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With energy and insight, this documentary races through the life of one of the most influential musicians of the 1990s, feminist punk artist Kathleen Hanna. Her story is strikingly involving, as the filmmakers reveal personal details and show Hanna's potent impact on both the industry and society at large.

Even as a young child, Hanna had a fierce sense of justice and refused to be quiet about it. She also understood that music was the best way to get someone to listen, so in 1989 she formed Bikini Kill with her friend Tobi Vail. Their pointed lyrics and high-energy performances made a massive impact on the Olympia, Washington, grunge-punk scene. And over the following years, Hanna helped launch the feminist punk zine Riot Grrrl, created her alter-ego performer Julie Ruin and formed a second band Le Tigre. In 2005, she was forced to retire due to a mysterious illness that wasn't diagnosed as Lyme Disease for six years. She's now back on stage where she belongs.

Director Sini Anderson keeps the film moving briskly through its brief 80 minutes, although this also means that a lot of the context is lost along the way. There's never a clear timeline for Hanna's various bands, and the only real connection to other musicians is seen in her friendships with Joan Jett and Kurt Cobain (Hanna coined the phrase "smells like teen spirit"). But the film gets beneath the surface to explore the more emotional layers of her life, including her marriage to Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, who has helped her get through her debilitating illness.

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Kathleen Hanna was one of the pioneering icons of the riot grrrl feminist punk movement in the 90s as the lead singer of Bikini Kill and later Le Tigre. Outspoken and determined, she wanted to bring feminism to pop culture in a way that had never before been done, at a time where male orientated grunge artists such as Nirvana were at the top of their game. The years after her initial music career were a deep struggle for Kathleen, however, due to serious health issues. She had contracted Lyme disease which forced her to leave Le Tigre in 2005 and undergo treatment. It caused much confusion among her fans who thought she'd never stop making powerful pro-woman music, but now she's back in business with her newest band The Julie Ruin.

This candid documentary tells the story of Kathleen's chaotic career and troublesome personal life featuring intimate interviews with the likes of Kathleen herself, her husband and Beastie Boys member Adam Horovitz, Sleater-Kinney singer Carrie Brownstein, Joan Jett from Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson and Sonic Youth vocalist Kim Gordon. 'The Punk Singer' won the Women in Cinema Lena Sharpe Award at the Seattle International Film Festival where it also landed 2nd place for the Golden Space Needle Award and was nominated for the Documentary Award. It is due for release on May 23rd 2014.

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A Week In News: Peaches Passes, 'Captain America' Crushes Competition, Rockers Roll Into The History Books


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Peaches Geldof

"#RIPPeaches": So went the hashtag that thousands of Twitter users used to pay tribute to the late Peaches Geldof, who was found dead in her Kent home on Monday with her baby son playing nearby. It's still not known how the 25 year-old mother-of-two suddenly passed away but her distraught family, including father Bob Geldof, have been given the body to plan a funeral whilst the toxicology test results come back. The Boomtown Rats star also lead the tributes to his "beautiful" daughter - read herePeaches Geldof: 1989 - 2014.

Farewell Mickey Rooney: Screen legend and former child star Mickey Rooney passed away last Sunday at home in California after a long illness. Known for his unforgettable roles in Night at the Museum, Breakfast at Tiffany's and National Velvet, the 93 year-old was still making plans to appear in more movies and lived up to his positive "Don't retire - inspire" mantra. An ugly dispute over Rooney's burial and will has erupted since the death but will hopefully soon be calmed so that Hollywood can honour one of its most prolific figures. Read our obituary hereMickey Rooney: 1920 - 2014.

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'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' Tonight: Joan Jett To Step In For Kurt Cobain?


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Today's the day! A new year's worth of rock royalty will tonight be ushered into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Hall And Oates, the E Street Band, Andrew Loog Oldham and Brian Epstein are hours away from becoming the newest members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Former Nirvana Rockers Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic Will Be Performing At Tonight's Ceremony.

Stevens, now called Yusuf Islam, is going to perform alongside the E Street Band, who are being inducted b Bruce Springsteen, as well as Gabriel. Emmylou Harris, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Nicks and Bonnie Raitt will reportedly be singing a tribute to Ronstadt. SPIN is reporting that Joan Jett will sing the Nirvana tunes, which has ignited rock fan's imagination more than any other rumour.

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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Little Liar


New York Fashion Week - Go Red For Women

Joan Jett - New York Fashion Week - Go Red For Women - The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2014 - Backstage - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 6th February 2014

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The 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Joan Jett - The 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 28th November 2013

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Joan Jett

Date of birth

22nd September, 1958

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.66