Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will perform about 6 songs at The Make-A-Wish Ball at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, Florida on Nov. 5. Joan has been involved with Make-A-Wish for a long time. She spoke about it with The Miami Herald, and also talked about recording new music, The Blackhearts’ nomination to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and more. Here’s a snippet:
How did you get involved in Make-A-Wish Foundation?
I find it to be really moving; hopefully we can inspire some of the kids that are ill. We try to honor any requests that any child might have, whether it’s wanting to hang out backstage or seeing the show from a perspective they don’t usually get to. If I do anything to help, that’s humbling. It’s about giving back and making a connection. That’s what music is about for me.
Are you working on new music?
We’re writing an album now and planning to get into the studio around the holidays. I’m looking forward to starting a new year. For me, inspiration is always what I see in my life. Some of the songs deal with all the changes in social media and how tied into it people are. I think it can be used for good things, but I don’t use Twitter or Facebook to tell everyone what I’m doing. I don’t want to go into something I’m not able to wean myself away from. Television is bad enough.
How did it feel to get nominated into the R&R Hall of Fame?
I don’t really think about it. It’s a great nod in the industry and what you mean to music. If I get in, we’ll deal with that when it gets to that point.
Read more about the event at the official website HERE. Tickets are SOLD OUT, but there’s a waiting list.