That time Joan Jett told me about the sect in San Francisco that worships her as a god

By Steve Newton The words "rock god" get thrown around a lot, but when they land on somebody like Joan Jett, they fit pretty well. If you're gonna worship anybody in rock 'n' roll, it might as well be someone like her, someone who's been at it forever, who's never sold out, and who always … Continue reading That time Joan Jett told me about the sect in San Francisco that worships her as a god

That time Joan Jett told me that what the Runaways did was right, and that girls can play rock ‘n’ roll

By Steve Newton I interviewed Joan Jett back in January of 1992, when she was touring with her band the Blackhearts, supporting the new album Notorious. At one point in the conversation I asked her if she ever heard from her old bandmates in the Runaways at all, and it turns out that she did. … Continue reading That time Joan Jett told me that what the Runaways did was right, and that girls can play rock ‘n’ roll

That time Joan Jett told me she couldn’t picture herself slinging a guitar at 60

By Steve Newton Back in January of 1992 I interviewed Joan Jett, who was heading to Vancouver on a tour promoting her eighth album with the Blackhearts, Notorious. You may recall how that disc opened with a pretty cool tune she cowrote with the Replacements' Paul Westerberg called "Backlash". At one point in the conversation … Continue reading That time Joan Jett told me she couldn’t picture herself slinging a guitar at 60