Joan Jett’s conversation with Miley Cyrus in the “Heroes” issue of V Magazine is now online at vmagazine.com. The article is two pages online and one page in the print version, which I bought today at Barnes and Noble.
Read it here:
Here’s a snippet — I love this:
MC There has been nothing I’ve ever heard you say that I didn’t believe. You were always very genuine. I always connected to that. We all have that commercial song that everyone loves, but every song on the album shouldn’t be only about that. I can listen to your albums and feel like I know you, or like I’ve met you.
JJ I think the trick is making sure you’re always making the music not only for yourself, but for the fans. Hopefully, Miley, you’ve learned that from me.
MC More than that, also knowing how to treat people. I always get nervous to meet somebody who I look up to because you’re like, “Shit, what if they’re not as cool in person, what if they’re not really what they sing about?” I think the reason I love you even more now that we’ve met is that everything you sing about in your songs is who you really are. You see it in the way an artist treats people when they’re not on stage.
JJ Thank you. I have to thank the parents for that. It is important how you treat people. If you have an interaction with a fan, whether it’s from the stage and it’s the meeting of the eyes or a smile, or if you meet someone and shake hands and sign an autograph, those are moments that they remember forever. If you’re nice and you’re kind and you’re caring—oh my God, that’s never going to be forgotten! But if you’re a bitch and you have better things to do, they remember that too. That’s not how I want to be remembered, because it’s not who I am.
I seriously did not know that Joan still smokes ( I assume that is a recent photo ).
I thought Joan didn’t smoke anymore. I read an interview where someone asked her how she looked so hot after so many years. She said she takes good care of herself-she’s a vegetarian, stays out of the sun/uses sunscreen and hasn’t smoked since the Runaways. Maybe she meant smoking pot. It’s a hot picture, but it makes me sad to see that she still smokes.
I was shocked by this photo too, & I debated on whether or not I should post it. I do not think that Joan smokes, but sometimes photographers stage poses for “art” reasons. I am hoping that this is the case.
The more I think about this the more I believe this is Joan saying, “I don’t have to apologize…..”, as a reaction to how Miley is always having to apologize for her behavior. Maybe this is a stretch, but maybe this is Joan’s way of supporting Miley and just *daring anyone to make Joan Jett apologize for anything. Maybe JJ doesn’t really smoke at all but whether she does or she doesn’t, she is definitely being provocative about it and definitely not caring about her reputation. You go, Joanie – I get it and I LOVE you for it !
You know, I think you’re right. 🙂
so what if she smokes a cigg now and then? ..who cares?