This September a documentary about Joan Jett is coming out. It spans her whole career from The Runaways to present day and I can’t wait for this. You can read about it and watch the trailer right here. In honor of this I thought I’d post six Joan Jett links for your your clicking perusal and then there’s the MBIP Coming Attractions at the bottom!
Joan Jett: Biography - This is a nice, concise biography of Joan Jett and I learned that The Who helped her make her first album, which I didn’t know.
Joan Jett Reflects on The Runaways, Breakup Was 'Devastating' - I love how she’s still really angry about being treated like a second-class person in the world of rock ‘n roll just because she’s a woman. I wouldn’t want to piss her off!
Album Histories Monthly: Joan Jett – ‘I Love Rock ‘n Roll’ - A feature article on Joan Jett’s career-making hit, “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” and there’s also links at the end of the article to other features on Joan Jett.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Smash Genre (And Gender) Boundaries - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts got inducted into The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. This is their biography from the website and a video of them performing “Bad Reputation” at the ceremony.
Q&A: Joan Jett on Writing and Thriving During Her ‘Decade of Death’ - In October of 2013, Joan Jett released the album, “Unvarnished,” her first album in seven years. This is an article and a short interview with Joan about the past and the new album. My favorite quote in it is this: “You cannot listen to other people.”
Joan Jett’s Life in Photos - My favorite is the one with Debbie Harry, Joey Ramone and David Johansen, posing with Joan.
Last night I attended the wedding and reception of Lauren Rainson and Drew Doty and it was a beautiful wedding and a fun reception! I’ll have photos of both of these events tomorrow! Tuesday we continue our 13 month chicken tour and my special guest star on that is Chelsie Tamms. Wednesday I have a special announcement concerning the blog. Is this the end of MBIP? Am I changing formats? Am I moving to Creve Coeur? Is Chad Wallace taking over to turn this into an all haiku blog? Well, tune in to find out! We’ll see you tomorrow with photos from Lauren and Drew’s wedding!
I do a weekly MBIP segment on the radio show The Church Of Rock which is broadcast live on Sunday nights, worldwide out of Oregon on Sunday nights. Every week I pick a song and give a little talk about it before the song is played on the show. The hosts of the show are Rev. Derek Moody (some of you know him as Bloody Mess) and Sister Tracy. The show starts at 9PM CST and my segment will air around 9:15PM! The song I chose for this week is one by The Beatles, that's not one of their best known songs, but it's one of my favorites.