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Joan Jett

Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin; September 22, 1958) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, including their hit cover "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", which was No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for their other popular recordings including "Crimson and Clover", "I Hate Myself for Loving You", "Do You Want to Touch Me", "Light of Day", "Love Is All Around", "Bad Reputation". She has three albums that have been certified Platinum or Gold, and she has been referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" many times during her career. Joan Marie Larkin was born September 22, 1958 at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She moved to Rockville, Maryland, in 1967 where she attended Randolph Junior High and Wheaton High School. Jett got her first guitar at the age of 13. Joan took some guitar lessons, but quit soon after when the instructor kept trying to teach her folk songs. She also became involved with a bartender at a club from the town, at which point her family then relocated to the city of West Covina, California, in Los

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Joan Jett -- I Love Rock & Roll ... I Hate Hot Topic

Joan Jett
I Love Rock & Roll I Hate Hot Topic

UPDATE 1:55 PM PT -- Hot Topic just sent us a statement, saying they hold several trademarks for use of the Blackheart brand ... some going back a decade ... adding that Jett's record company… READ MORE >

Joan Jett: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Joan Jett
Good Genes or Good Docs?

Joan Jett loves rock and roll and, by the looks of it, rock and roll loves her too.Here's the 22-year-old former Runaways member back in 1981 (left) -- and 29 years later, the 51-year-old at her… READ MORE >

- 1646 days ago
Joan Jett vs. Cherie Currie: Who'd You Rather?

Joan Jett vs. Cherie Currie
Who'd You Rather?

Former Runaways members Joan Jett, 51, and Cherie Currie, 50, reunited in NYC on Wednesday.Question is ... See Also Hot Lips vs. Gloria Steinem: Who'd You Rather?  READ MORE >

- 1649 days ago
Joan Jett Tries to Rock Block Jackie Fox

Joan Jett
Tries to Rock Block Jackie Fox

Joan Jett just fired off a lawsuit against former Runaways band member Jackie Fox saying she's ticked Fox is trying to cash in on the band's name, a trademark Jett says she owns herself.In the… READ MORE >

- 1856 days ago
Head Over Heels for Kristen Stewart

Head Over Heels
For Kristen Stewart

Attention all you crazy Edward Cullen fans -- this video won't get you any closer to the bloodsucking bad boy, but you can at least take joy in knowing the girl he does sink his teeth into totally… READ MORE >

- 1917 days ago
Kristen Stewart Goes Jett Black

Kristen Stewart
Goes Jett Black

Emo princess Kristen Stewart showed off her brand new punk rock shag cut in L.A. today.The 19-year-old has gone black to play Jared Leto Joan Jett in the new biopic about the '70s female rock band… READ MORE >

- 1929 days ago
Joan Jett: 'Memba Her?!

Joan Jett
'Memba Her?!

In the '80s, Joan Jett proved how much she loved rock-n-roll. Guess what she looks like now! READ MORE >

- 2505 days ago
Carmen and Joan: Lunch Is the Word

Carmen and Joan:
Lunch Is the Word

Carmen Electra and her gal pal, '80s rocker Joan Jett, enjoyed a girls lunch in the West Village on Monday.While the dynamic duo stepped out in similar shades and hoodies, Carmen strutted around… READ MORE >

- 2681 days ago

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