These vids are great! Does anybody know if the band played any of their new material last night?
Last night, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts performed in Ocala, Florida, and Laura Jane Grace from Against Me! joined them onstage to perform a BRAND NEW SONG – “Soulmates to Strangers.” Laura Jane wrote the song for Joan, and this is the first time The Blackhearts have ever performed it. I love it already!
Laura Jane tweeted this last night too:
Thanks to Jeanne (@rhiannon224) for filming this! Joan also performed “Fragile” and “Make It Back” last night, so I’ll put those in here too. The Blackhearts have performed these before, but they’re the most recent additions to the live set. Enjoy!
To celebrate “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll”, which reached number 1 in March of 1982, here’s LITA FORD singing “I Love Rock N Roll” at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp! (This is epic–I hope we get to hear Joan sing “Kiss Me Deadly” or “Back to the Cave” someday.)
And here’s a recent interview with Jake Hooker, who co-wrote the song and performed the original version with The Arrows.
This song was covered a few times. Here’s a cover by Richie Neckbones. I like this one too!
There was a hard-rock song by the same name that came out in the late 90’s by a band called Gauntlet. I emailed them to get the song back then and they sent it to me on a dubbed cassette, which I still have somewhere. I don’t think that band exists anymore, and I can’t find the song on YouTube or anything. It was catchy, although it only had one verse repeated twice. Does anyone else remember this?
SO RAW — wish I had been there.
Never heard this before! Joan loves Social D. 🙂
In honor of tomorrow’s Super Bowl, I think this video of Joan singing the American national anthem–live and a cappella–bears repeating. I get chills every time I hear it.
Two great things about this video:
This video reminds us that people labeled with “disorders” are still people, capable of accomplishing monumental things. Being different doesn’t have to be something negative! Nicely done, and well-matched to the song. BIG THANKS to @universe369 for making the video, and to @jettrocker and @ActivityGrrrl for tweeting it!
“Different” is the most recent new addition to The Blackhearts’ live sets. I’m becoming quite attached to it. 🙂 If you love this song, don’t forget to vote for it on my “Favorite new Joan Jett song” poll!
Coco loves “I Hate Myself for Loving You”–can’t argue with taste!
Amazing – I still have the poster that this is based on hanging in my bedroom. It’s framed now, but when I was a kid I hung it with Scotch double-sided Poster Tape. It hung on rough wood paneling that way for about 10 years without falling down — much better than masking tape!
The video of the week feature is back online – thank you for your patience.
Us Jettheads are a creative bunch! 😀 Not all of these are from this year, but I’m sure the message still applies!
(By the way, Joan is playing in Pensacola, Florida tonight. Please sing Happy Birthday to her and get it on video!)
Hello everyone! Welcome to the redesigned Born to be Jetthead site! The bulk of the work is done, although I’ll be tweaking and adding stuff all day. Here’s a few videos to get the party started. Enjoy!
Thanks to the amazing Liz Cullen for the new blog header!
Love Me Two Times – Doors cover (from The Hit List)
Cute baby Jetthead alert! Here’s the description from YouTube:
Lennon was given the most amazing collection of Joan Jett albums, clothing, and other gear for his 4th birthday, direct from Joan and Kenny Laguna. He’s been a huge fan of hers since he was two and getting all the new music didn’t slow that down any! This is his “thank you” card to Joan and her super cool management.
He sings a lot of the lyrics in his own interpretive style, as he doesn’t necessarily know what’s actually being said, which is a good thing in many cases. 😉