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THE RUNAWAYS: Greatest-Hits LP Collection Gets Expanded

In the second half of the 1970s, when THE RUNAWAYS first burst upon an unsuspecting rock scene, the idea of an all-female teenage band playing raw, raging rock 'n' roll was a bit too much for mainstream American audiences. But the tenacious L.A. quintet persisted and ultimately proved their point, launching such infectious rock 'n' ...

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L7 Announces First Album In 20 Years, 'Scatter The Rats'

Legendary American grunge pioneers L7 have signed with Joan Jett's Blackheart Records for their first album in 20 years, "Scatter The Rats", due out May 3. "I've been friends with L7 for years and am very excited and proud to have the opportunity to release their new album on Blackheart!" shares Jett. Adds L7's Donita ...

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JOAN JETT: Why THE RUNAWAYS Broke Up

During a recent appearance on METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's "It's Electric!" online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1, Joan Jett spoke about the breakup of iconic rockers THE RUNAWAYS. The first true girl band of the 1970s, THE RUNAWAYS — which also featured Lita Ford, Cherie Currie, Jackie Fox and Sandy West — toured ...

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Video Premiere: JOAN JETT's 'Fresh Start'

The official music video for "Fresh Start", a brand new song from Joan Jett, can be seen below. The track is included in the Jett documentary "Bad Reputation", which was released in theaters and on demand on September 28. The film, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, was directed by Kevin Kerslake ...

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Watch Surviving NIRVANA Members Reunite At 2018 'Cal Jam'

The surviving members of NIRVANA reunited at the end of FOO FIGHTERS' set at Cal Jam festival Saturday night (October 6) to perform six songs. Dave Grohl, Pat Smear (both of whom are members of FOO FIGHTERS) and Krist Novoselic (who played earlier in the day with his band GIANTS IN THE TREES) were joined ...

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Is A NIRVANA Reunion In The Works At 'Cal Jam' This Weekend?

According to The Pulse of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS' official Twitter account posted two cryptic tweets regarding this upcoming weekend's Cal Jam festival, which is set to take place in San Bernardino, California. First, in a tweet announcing a screening of Joan Jett's new documentary, FOO FIGHTERS responded by tweeting: "CAN'T WAIT!!!! What else could we ...

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Hear TOM MORELLO's Politically Charged Cover of AC/DC's 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap'

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello has released his cover version of AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap". The reworked "Dirty Deeds" will appear on "Appleseed's 21st Anniversary: Roots And Branches", an upcoming compilation celebrating protest music label Appleseed Recordings. Bruce Springsteen, Donovan, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Bonnie ...

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Hear JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS' New Single, 'Fresh Start'

"Fresh Start", a brand new song from Joan Jett, can be streamed below. The track is included in the Jett documentary "Bad Reputation", which will be released in theaters and on demand on September 28. The film, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, was directed by Kevin Kerslake and written by Joel ...

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JOAN JETT Catalog Part Of SONY MUSIC/LEGACY's New Agreement with BLACKHEART RECORDS

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, a division of SME, have entered into an historic new agreement with Blackheart Records, the groundbreaking American music label founded in 1980 by rock icon Joan Jett, legendary songwriter/producer Kenny Laguna and Meryl Laguna. The new SME/Legacy/Blackheart pact covers the worldwide rights to Joan Jett's recorded music catalog, including ...

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TESLA Guitarist Says Working With PHIL COLLEN On Upcoming 'Shock' Album Was 'Really Cool And Pretty Organic'

TESLA guitarist Dave Rude recently spoke with Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 4:50 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TESLA's recently completed tour with STYX and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS: Dave: "It was such a great tour. ...

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