In April, Joan Jett was interviewed and performed a medley of her hits with Miley Cyrus on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The behind-the-scenes making of that episode will air on Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes, on Sunday, June 12, on the OWN Network. Check your local listings for times.
Oprah Winfrey celebrated Rock Goddesses on her April 13 show, and united them with younger artists that they inspire. Stevie Nicks did a heart-stopping version of “Landslide” with Sheryl Crow, and Joan Jett sang a medley of “Bad Reputation”, “Cherry Bomb”, and “I Hate Myself for Loving You” with Miley Cyrus. Also featured: Pat Benetar, Salt-N-Pepa, and Sister Sledge.
Joan looked and sounded fantastic! The interview was too short, as always, but Joan looked like she was enjoying herself, and that’s all that matters. I’m not a fan of Miley’s music, but I can tell she’s a genuine fan and I think her voice works well with Joan’s music.
Read a transcript of the interview and watch a video of the performance at Oprah.com HERE. (You have to click through a few pages to see it all. Joan is on pages 5 through 8. The link to the video itself is HERE.)
Take Oprah’s Rock Goddess lyrics quiz — there are THREE Runaways questions and one Joan Jett question: HERE
Joan’s performance on Oprah caused her to be a world-wide trending topic on Twitter, and caused Joan Jett and The Blackhearts’ Greatest Hits CD to jump in the rankings on Amazon.com:
Oprah Winfrey is doing a show about female musicians, including Joan Jett! Thanks to @Rhiannon224 and her epic sleuthing with Blackheart, we now know that the show is taping this Friday, April 8, and will air next Wednesday, April 13.
Our first clue was a contest on oprah.com, which is now closed, looking for “the ultimate Joan Jett fan.” They had similar contests for Stevie Nicks and other female rock and roll musicians:
Are you the ultimate Joan Jett fan?
Do you consider yourself Joan Jett’s number one fan? Has it always been a dream of yours to meet Joan? Do you know all of the lyrics to her songs and can list off all of her albums? How did her music make a difference in your life? Is one song of hers in particular your life anthem? Do you remember your first Joan Jett concert?
If you or someone you know is a HUGE fan of Joan Jett, then The Oprah Winfrey Show would like to hear from you! Please tell us why you consider yourself or someone you know the ultimate Joan Jett fan. Please include a recent photo and only respond if you are willing to appear on national television.
Honestly, if I had known about this when it was still an open request, I would have posted it immediately. But it never showed up in my Joan Jett Google alerts, and I first saw it on Twitter and the Sinners’ message board just after it closed. From what @Rhiannon224 was able to find out, the winner has already been chosen and it looks like it will be someone who (unlike me) has never met Joan before. How exciting! I am happy for whoever it is.
This is Oprah’s 25th (and final) season, and Joan gets to be a part of it! 🙂