Joan Jett Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

26th August 2015

Fact: Bruce Springsteen, DAVID LETTERMAN, Elvis Costello and Joan Jett are among the stars who have filmed cameos for singer Darlene Love's new video Forbidden Love. The promo also features Bill Murray and the man behind her comeback, Springsteen's E Street Band bandmate Steven Van Zandt.

10th March 2015

Fact: Heart and Joan Jett are planning a girl power spring after lining up a North American tour together. The rockers will hit the road in Michigan on 18 March (15).

29th July 2014

Fact: Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett teamed up onstage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday night (28Jul14) to perform the Eddie Cochran classic they've both had hits with. The rockers joined forces at a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia benefit to belt out Summertime Blues. Daltrey and The Who had a hit with the song in 1970, while Jett recorded the rock 'n' roll rebel anthem for her Bad Reputation album a decade later (80).

28th October 2013

Quote: "My only thing would be is everyone’s keying in on, ‘It was raunchy, it was sexy, it was not sexy, it was not supposed to be sexy, it was supposed to be fun and silly.’ But wouldn’t you rather be talking about her music? She’s just figuring out how to move forward; sometimes you lurch too far and come back to a place where you feel more comfortable." Rocker Joan Jett on Miley Cyrus' provocative MTV Video Music Awards performance.

11th June 2012

Fact: Rocker Joan Jett hit the stage with punk group Against Me! in New York on Saturday night (09Jun12) to perform a cover of the Replacements' Androgynous with the band's transgender singer Laura Jane Grace, who made her live debut under her new name last month (May12) in San Diego, California.

12th June 2010

Quote: "My favourite artist, the only person I listen to and who I’d like to work with is Joan Jett. For style and music she has a really cool vibe about her.” Miley Cyrus eyes a collaboration with the rocker.

12th April 2010

Quote: "When THE RUNAWAYS broke up, I was so devastated and didn't know what to do with my life, and for a very short period of time I contemplated joining the military, just to get myself straightened out." Rocker Joan Jett almost became a soldier after the 1979 break-up of the all-girl band.

7th April 2010

Fact: Stars including Mike Myers, Joan Jett and Alan Cumming took to the runway in New York on Monday night (05Apr10) to don kilts as part of Sean Connery's annual charity fashion show. The event raised money for good causes including the Wounded Warrior Project, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Erskine Hospital of Scotland.

13th March 2010

Quote: "We have very different ticks. She stretches all the time and she's got a hunch - but a cool one... Playing a real person you always feel the pressure (of) 'If I don't get everything right, I'm going to kill myself!'" Actress Kristen Stewart on playing iconic rocker Joan Jett in forthcoming film THE RUNAWAYS.

28th February 2008

Fact: Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong, Mia, Common and Joan Jett are among the musicians who appear alongside the likenesses of late icons Ian Curtis and Sid Vicious in a new advertising campaign celebrating shoe manufacturer Converse's 100th birthday.

27th February 2008

Quote: "It was definitely funny to hear Josh Groban say f**k." Rocker Joan Jett on her favourite part of the now infamous all-star 'I'm F**king Ben Affleck' video, which debuted on comedian Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars U.S. TV show on Sunday night (24Feb08). Jett opened the We Are The World-type star-studded recording session in the hilarious video.

6th February 2008

Fact: Rocker Joan Jett's forthcoming Greatest Hits album will have "eco-friendly" packaging made from old paper and plastic. Jett boasts the album, due out in the summer (08), is "all biodegradable".

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