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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – APRIL 13: Joan Jett at the world premiere of ‘My Valentine’ video premiere on April 13, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic).
The event was in honor of Paul McCartney’s new music video premiere for his single “My Valentine”, featuring cameos by Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman.
The blonde woman with her is her sister, Anne Larkin!
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Jett has acted in movies and television series, including the 1987’s movie Light Of Day (with Michael J. Fox), and appeared as Columbia in the nominated Broadway musical The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as Law and Order, Walker Texas Ranger, Highlander (The TV Series) and Oprah (last season).
Joan appeared on Walker, Texas Ranger (the legendary TV Series of the legendary Chuck Norris) on the episode Wedding Bells Part 1 as Dierdre Harris . Check out her participation:
One of the older bands still active, The Rolling Stones influence the careers of musicians worldwide for nearly 50 years. How could it be, his songs ended up winning numerous versions. Check out:
1. Devo – Satisfaction
2. Guns N’ Roses – Sympathy for the Devil
3. Oasis – Street Fighting Man
4. REM – Paint It Black
5. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Star Star
6. Johnny Cash – No Expectations
7. Kiss – 2000 Man
8. Blondie – Start Me Up
9. Stereophonics – Angie
10. Genesis – The Last Time
Joan wrote Love is Pain while she was in The Runaways. The original had different lyrics for the chorus, with a similar sentiment, however, the song was originally called, One of Them. Joan rewrote the song once she began working with Kenny, and together they wrote the lyrics, “We are not ashamed, to say that love is pain.” The track appeared on 1981’s, I Love Rock n Roll.
Joan Jett wrote Good Music with Kenny Laguna, a producer and songwriter who worked with Tommy James, Jay And The Americans and Tony Orlando before helping Jett with her career as a solo artist. Here’s what Kenny told us:
“We were trying to say good music as opposed to hack music. The bells are from ‘Rag Doll’ by The Four Seasons – if you listen carefully, it’s the exact same part. We took a bit from Take It Easy’ by the Eagles. We had The Rolling Stones, we had Bang A Gong by T-Rex. It was just a little homage, we’d take just a tiny bit, not long enough to get sued, but just little bits like the rhythms or melodies. We had Layla, if you listen carefully you can hear a little bit of Layla in the fade. We also had Lean On Me in it.”
Laguna also told:
“We wanted the Beach Boys. We were getting very friendly with Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys, and I said to Carl, ‘I want you to play the Sloop John B guitar in the second verse of the song.’ He said he’d do it, we were in New York and he came over to the studio – The Record Plant on 44th Street. Carl comes over and says, ‘Bruce Johnson’s going to come over,‘ So he comes over. I’d been told by their agent that if you try to get all the Beach Boys, they will not be in the same room together, they don’t even make their records in the studio together. So now we’ve got 2 of them, then their tour manager calls me in the studio and says, ‘Mike (Love) is feeling left out, he’s wondering why you didn’t invite him.’ I told him the story, that I heard if I invite all of them, nobody will come. So the next thing I know, all the Beach Boys are showing up. We worked on it and Bruce Johnson goes, ‘We’re going to show you how to make a Beach Boys record.‘ They were putting those beautiful ‘oohs’ on. I was managing Darlene Love, who never mentioned that she helped arrange Why Do Fools Fall In Love, she sang on Fun, Fun, Fun, sang on all those great Beach Boys records during their heyday, because she was one of Phil Spector‘s voices and she would sing in Brian’s pool. So now I have Joan, Carl, Bruce Johnson and Darlene Love, and the 4 of them together sound like the Beach Boys, because there were always females on the Beach Boys records, but people didn’t know that – like one girl and all those high voices. They’re doing this and I hear, ‘Hey, do I have to take a number to get on your record,‘ and it’s Mike Love and he sings the low part. Eventually Al Jardine came and said, ‘What are you doing, you’re stealing our sound.’ We finally called everybody down and made the record. It had all these beautiful Beach Boys parts with Darlene Love.”
Soon after this was released, the Beach Boys reunited and had a #1 hit with Kokomo.
When asked “Many pop singers say they love their work, such as Avril Lavigne and Miley Cyrus. You notice any influence of his music in their work?” Joan said with more emphasis on the former Hannah Montana,with who sang years passed on Oprah Winfrey:“It’s a great compliment when another artist says this, no matter what kind of music he sings. Can be pop, country, rock … It’s an honor to know that Miley Cyrus is using my songs in their shows. We had a chance to meet, work together and I know she is a great girl. it’s nice when they like you. “