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(Jun 12, 2011) They’re gonna put up a fight!
In light of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie’s lawsuit against Main Man Records for attempting to release a tribute album in homage to their band, The Runaways, called Take It Or Leave It: A Tribute to the Queens of Noise, without their permission, the record label has responded, claiming that the recording was made “with the best of intentions,” and the proceeds were to raise funds for cancer research!
Furthermore, the label has yet to receive a copy of the suit, but plans to fight it when it comes.
Frankly, regardless of what the intentions were, if they don’t have their permission, we don’t see what makes them think it’s okay to put this out!
Happy Woman’s Day Joanie, our muse of Blackhearts!
Today is the day of the woman and could not forget this wonderful woman who reallyinspires you? Joan is an example of a woman: beautiful, strong and does not care for her bad reputation… And, of course, does not care what you say bad about her … JOAN JETT I WANT TO BE YOU * O *
Since I’m not very good with words, just tell you one thing: HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY JOAN MARIE LARKIN JETT, you deserve ♥
(February 12, 2012)- The former lead singer of The Runaways, Cherie Currie, posted the following statement on thedeath of legendary singer Whitney Houston:
“I’m really sad this morning to learn of the death of Whitney Houston. His song ‘The Greatest Love Of All’ was so inspiring to me and many others in the mid 80s when we were fighting our demons.It gave us strength and perspective. I loved her. My sorrow gives way to anger, because I know what caused his morte.Eu’m not believed that the woman who gave hope to many with her voiceand songs that she would lose the fight has helped many to gain.”
“What a talent. What a tragedy. You will be sorely missed. ”
this is a one of a kind collectable drink coaster made with the actual 45 rpm recod.
embedded in a high gloss acrylic casting finish with cork backs.
the 7 inch record has been u downto 4×4 inches. the black you see aroud the outside edge is still the vinyl. no playble record was harmed.
mix & macth. pick your favorite artists! go into tore & add more to make your own set. a fun and colorful addition to any home
wipe with a damp cloth to clea. do not leave in direct sunlight these are “gift” quality!
orders of 4 or more come with a gift box.
New Hot Wheels 2012.
This time the trucks are rock.
They arrived in Brazil in the store Semaan, three models are based on images below, and will be sold to R $ 119.99 each.
The initial batch comes with the carts of the band Kiss, AC / DC and the former leader of the group ”The Runaways,” the 80′s, Joan Jett.
A trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, is a must at some point for every music lover.
No other museum has put together a tribute to rockin’ females, much less one so thorough. Sure, they seem to be missing a few noteworthy artists, but there are over 50 represented on their timeline dating back to the 1920s.
The tour starts with Blues and Jazz giants such as Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, moves through the girl groups of the ‘60s, the Punks and Post-Punks like Patti Smith and the B-52’s, and on up until the present.
Those of us without the ability to physically get there can enjoy a virtual look at history and the undeniable importance and influence of these great talents. Rockhall.com has put together a taste of what can be seen at the museum, with background on each performer, videos, and photographs.
Meanwhile, here’s a few nice photos from the Women Who Rock exhibit:
The 1970s (Cher, Donna Summer, The Runaways)
The Runaways: Cherry Bomb Lyrics, 1976
( August 30, 2010) On Friday night (Aug 27, 2010), I went to see Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) in Vancouver and it was a fantastic show! Joan was amazing live, she really does have a unique voice and sound that hasn’t ever been replicated. The band sounded solid, I would say they’re one of those bands that sound just as good live (if not better) than on the record. The setting was perfect for a rock show – outdoors at the PNE under a cloudless sky, a huge crowd of loyal fans, and big screens surrounding the central stage so everyone had a good view. The sound was undeniable, you can’t help but sing along with Joan, and even for those who weren’t really familiar with her music – everyone knows “I Love Rock N Roll.”
What was interesting to see was the diverse crowd at this show. There were clearly die-hard Joan Jett fans there who have known her since the beginning with The Runaways before the Blackhearts came into formation. Then at the other end of the spectrum there were a lot of younger people there probably in their early 20′s who have just started to get to know Joan’s music. I feel like whether you’ve been there from the start or are a new fan, the love of music is mutual. It’s pretty cool to see people in their 40′s and 50′s rocking out with kids in their 20′s at the same show. Joan Jett’s music definitely transcends generations.
I started listening to The Runaways and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts after seeing The Runaways movie with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. It was Kristen’s portrayal of Joan Jett that made me want to get to know her more and to hear more of her music in real life. After seeing the movie in the theatre, the first thing I did when I got home was to start checking out the music. I absolutely loved songs like: I Want You, Don’t Surrender, Light Of Day and Love Is Pain. Those are still my four favourites. It’s been less than a year since I started listening to their music but Joan Jett & the Blackhearts are one of my favourite bands now.
I think it’s great that a movie like The Runaways has opened up this world of 70′s/80′s music to kids who’ve never heard it before. If it means people go out and buy Runaways or Blackhearts music, that someone goes and buys Cherie Currie‘s autobiography Neon Angel, or that people go out to support Joan Jett at a rock show – then that movie has surely done some good. Everyone at that show probably has their own story on how they started listening to Joan Jett’s music, and there was definitely a generation gap, but everyone was there to support the band and enjoy the show which is what really matters. Joan dedicated the show to her mom who passed away the day before so it was pretty emotional to see her up there rocking out in spite of everything. She really is a rock icon.
(On stage, Joan Jett dedicated the concert to the memory of her mother who passed away two days before the show)
Source, by: Ami