Frequent Asked Questions
Who is part of the team? Lee is the President, and the management team are Jess, Raquel, Gustavo, Victor and Barbara.
Where are you from? We are from Brazil. Lee is from Rio Grande do Sul, Jess and Raquel from São Paulo, Gustavo from Rio de Janeiro, Victor from Paraná and Barbara from Espirito Santo.
How long you are fans of Joan? Everyone started to like her a certain time, but we love her very much, especially our president Lee.
How long has this fan club? Since december 5th 2010.
Do you have contact with Joan Jett or her label? No, we don’t.
Do you know Joan Jett in person? Not yet!
How do I get a membershipcard? We are not making membership cards anymore because we always had problems to make them and send.
How do I become your partner? Click here
This fan club sucks! You too, sweetheart.
P.S. Joining the team means be a part of the management team, we prefer to have people we know in this team, it is aleardy full and the management team is who works so you can have acess to our fan club, posting news, pics, etc… And to become a member as a fan, all you have to do is participate visiting our site, participating of our groups and social networks, etc, not having you name somewhere. The membership cards we used to do were just something fun you could post in your social networks or print to show to your friends, etc, not a form that says that you are a member.
About Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Who Is Joan Jett? Joan Marie Larkin (Joan Jett’s real name) is originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and ninte Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation”, “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”, “ I Hate Myself For Loving You”, and “Crimson And Clover”. She have her own independent label, Blackhearts Records.
What are thegreatest hits ofJoan? Joan’s best known hit is the cover version of The Arrow’s song I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll. The hit cover was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982. The song can be found on important lists as Songs of the Century, The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time and others. Another big success is Bad Reputation, present on the VH1′s 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. As well, she have other popular recordings including Crimson and Clover, I Hate Myself for Loving You, Do You Want to Touch Me, Light of Day, Love Is All Around. All of them big successes. In March of 2010 she released a 2-CD Greatest Hits album.
How was herearlylife? Joan Jett was born at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She moved to Rockville, Maryland, in 1967 where she attended Randolph Junior High and Wheaton High School. In her teens, Jett would sneak out at night to go to concerts with friends. She got her first guitar for Christmas from her parents at the age of 13, and she mostly spent time after that writing songs. Joan initially took some guitar lessons, but quit soon after when the instructor kept trying to teach her folk songs. She also became involved with a bartender at a club from the town, at which point her family then relocated to the city of West Covina, California, in Los Angeles County, providing Jett the opportunity to pursue her musical endeavors.
Who are your musical influences and why? Jett picked up guitar at age 13, inspired by Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, then by the sexually ambiguous Glitter scene, especially leather clad pioneer Suzi Quatro. Joan’s ambitions accelerated when her family moved to Southern California, and the fifteen year old became a fixture at L.A. rock clubs
In Los Angeles, Joan interacted with some of her idols, including Suzi Quatro, one of the first female rock musicians who played an instrument on stage. Quatro was vital to Joan’s career, and Joan adopted many of Suzi’s qualities including her shag haircut and style. Jett would quietly wait in the lobby of various hotels that Suzi was staying in during her US tours, just to catch a glimpse of her.Her favorite night spot was Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco. Joan was further introduced to the glam-rock style she so adored as this genre was explosive in the UK and Europe, but never quite took off in the US. Rodney’s was the only place Jett could hear this style of music, and it certainly helped develop her image.
The first concert that she ever saw was the New York Dolls. She was in the front row, between where Johnny Thunder and David Johansen were standing. “I remember taking David Johansen’s beer can off the stage. That was right when I was becoming a rock fan, coming into being a teenager and getting turned on to music.” Once she saw that, there was no question what she wanted to pursue.
What is the Blackhearts Records? Blackheart Records is the record label founded by Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna, which they started with Laguna’s daughter’s college savings. Laguna remembers, “We couldn’t think of anything else to do, but print up records ourselves, and that’s how Blackheart Records started. They independently release Jett’s self-titled solo debut, after the album has been rejected by 23 major labels in the USA. The label is currently home to such up-and-coming group as Girls In A Coma and Dollyrots. Joan sits at the head of Blackhearts Records.
Who were The Runaways? The Runaways were an all-girl rock band. The Runaways were formed in late 1975 by drummer Sandy West and rhythm guitarist Joan Jett after they had both introduced themselves to producer Kim Fowley. Fowley then helped the girls find other members. Sandy West. Micki Steele (who was later replaced), Jackie Fox, Lita Ford, and Cherie Currie completed the line-up. While Currie initially fronted the band, Jett shared some lead vocals, played rhythm guitar and wrote or co-wrote a lot of the band’s material. While The Runaways were popular in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and South America, they could not garner the same level of success in the U.S. After Currie left the band, Jett took over the vocals. They disbanded in spring of 1979 due to musical differences.
In 2010, The Runaways, a movie about the band, was made, starring Kristen Stewart as Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie.
Who are the Blackhearts? The Blackhearts is the Joan Jett’s band. Joan formed the band with Laguna’s assistance. The original Blackhearts were Gary Ryan, Eric Ambel and Danny “Furious” O’Brien. Upon returning to USA after a European tour, O’Brien stayed behind in England to pursue other interests and Lee Crystal became the new drummer. Soon after, Ambel was replaced by the guitarist Ricky Byrd during the recording of the album I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll. It was about the time of the movie Light Of Day that Ryan and Crystal left the Blackhearts. They were soon replaced by Thommy Price and Kasim Sulton. The current line-up is: Thommy Price (Drums), Dougie Needles (Guitar) and Acey Slade (Bass), who took over after Enzo Penizzotto has left the band.
Joan already appeared in television programs and movies? Jett has acted in movies and television, 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 Rangers, Highlander (The TV Series) and Oprah (last season).
Joanhas producedalbumsof other artists? Yes. As producer, she has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus and The Germs’ album GL.
Is Joan in a relationship? Lee and Joan will get married someday! Their kids will be smart and beautiful.
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