Name: Joan Jett
From: Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Web Site:
Lifespan (making music): 1975-Current
Genre: Rock
Best Release: Bad Reputation
Joan Jett/Bad Reputation
I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll
Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth
Good Music
Up Your Alley
The Hit List
Pure and Simple
Evil Stig (with The Gits)
Joan Jett has really done it all, sometimes the expression rock pioneer is thrown around but she really truly is one. She was a vital part of The Runaways, one of the first girl rock ’n’ roll groups from there she got a hand in producing and then branched into a solo career. Some of her best work was done with the Blackhearts, another great group that came along with Joan as keystone. There’s no way you haven’t heard her version of ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’ or ‘Bad Reputation’, and chances are if you’ve heard it, you like it. She’s also had her hand in some film work as well with roles in a handful of movies and TV episodes as well as doing work for some soundtracks. She was also a producer on the 2010 film The Runaways, a movie about the group. Today Joan is still playing with the Blackhearts, their last album was released in 2006, and hopefully we get a new one sooner than later.