2011 Rock and roll hall of fame inductees

Joan Jett and The Runaways still have not been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame Fame, and I have no energy to rant about the blatant injustice of the whole process. (Have you signed the petition in my sidebar to get The Runaways inducted?) But at least Joan’s friends/mentors/collaborators are getting in!

Congratulations to Alice Cooper and Darlene Love!

Alice Cooper, “House of Fire,” written by Alice Cooper,  Joan Jett, and Desmond Child:

Joan Jett and Darlene Love — ILRNR & He’s a Rebel live, New Year’s Eve 1985:

Congratulations to all 2011 inductees.

What I learned about Joan Jett in 2009

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year! I’m back from visiting with my in-laws, and now I can devote time to my Jetthead family again.

Did you miss me? πŸ˜€

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks combing through Joan’s articles and interviews from 2009 so that I can give you a recap for the year. I thought I’d start by recapping all of the new stuff that I learned about Joan, or from Joan, in 2009.

My definition of β€œnew” is mostly just stuff that I didn’t know before 2009. I’m not arrogant enough to think that no one knew any of this stuff sooner. I’m neck-deep in Joan Jett 24/7, and even I miss things sometimes.

Here we go!

1. How to capture Joan Jett’s guitar tone. Gibson.com got techie for Jettheads who want to sound like Joan Jett at home in this article from last January. If I ever learn how to play my Joan Jett series Gibson Melody Maker, this knowledge will come in handy. Continue reading