Rocker Joan Jett is planning to capitalise on her Sunset Strip Music Festival honour in Los Angeles on Thursday night (01Aug13) by announcing the release of her first new music in seven years.

The I Love Rock 'n' Roll singer has teamed up with Dave Grohl and Against Me! star Laura Jane Grace to record new album Unvarnished, which is scheduled for release on 1 October (13).

Jett, who will be the subject of a tribute gig that will kick off this year's (13) Ssmf, tells the new release will feature tracks about the death of her parents and the victims of Hurricane Sandy.