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SWMRS's version of "Bad Reputation" doesn't mess with the JOAN JETT classic

There is no shortage of pop culture references of JOAN JETT's 1980 punk anthem "Bad Reputation." The song was used as the opening theme for Freaks And Geeks, during the tournament scene at Farquaad's Castle in the first Shrek movie, and more recently in the teaser for the first season of Jessica Jones. It's a classic track. As huge fans of JOAN JETT and Freaks And Geeks, it was a no brainer for Bay Area natives SWMRS, who kept the cover simple and delivered a first-rate performance.

Happy birthday to the Godmother of Punk, JOAN JETT

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Hello world, she's your wild girl.

Known to some as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, to others as the Godmother of Punk, JOAN JETT has long been a female legend in the rock scene since she founded The RUNAWAYS. Born in Pennsylvania as Joan Marie Larkin, she allegedly changed her name after her parents' divorce.

You may know her from the iconic songs "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," "Cherry Bomb," "Wild Thing," or "Bad Reputation," or you may know her as the frontwoman of her band, JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS.

Either way, Joan was and is a pioneering woman in rock 'n' roll, proving that anything rock boys can do, rock girls can do, too.

(Not to mention she's officially a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.)

Her first solo album was rejected by 23 labels in the U.S. before it was self published on BLACKHEART RECORDS â€" now how's that for dedication to your craft? And when JOAN JETT wanted to start up a new band after The RUNAWAYS, she literally placed an ad in the L.A. Weekly that said she was "looking for three good men!" Is that badass or is that badass?

If there's anyone you can look to for inspiration on this Monday, take some from JOAN JETT. With that, I leave you with this quote from the Godmother herself:

"People don't want to see women doing things they don't think women should do."

Joan Creative Presents: Jaime Robinson in Conversation with Rock Icon, JOAN JETT

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Joan is a creative agency with a unique approach that’s evident in everything that they do, from their unorthodox business model to the agency’s name, which is inspired by the Joans in history that have changed the world around them.

One of these Joans is rock legend JOAN JETT: singer, songwriter, producer, and the first female artist to own her own record label, BLACKHEART RECORDS. Join Jaime Robinson and JOAN JETT as they discuss forging your own path with courage, conviction, and a rebellious spirit.

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JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS, first headliner of Azkena Rock

low resolution image Not Enlargeable JOAN JETT and her band, The BLACKHEARTS, are the first confirmed headliner of the next edition of the Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria, to be held June 22 and 23 next year at the Mendizabal venue. In addition, have also been confirmed The Dream Syndicate, Nebula, Sol Lagarto, The Allnighters and Tutan Come On, who join The Beasts of Bourbon, band whose presence was already advanced at the end of the last edition of the Victorian festival, as reported Last Tour in a note.

JOAN JETT is "one of the most iconic figures in rock history" and a reference for many women who has decided to occupy a space in music in the last four decades, with fans declared in L7, Sonic Youth, Hole, Bikini Kill, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Donnas or Britney Spears. As part of RUNAWAYS, Jett turned with Cheap Trick, Van Halen, Ramones or Tom Petty, obtaining a great success in countries like Japan, where they became "true goddesses". This first teenage stage had its cinematographic adaptation with a film in which its roll was interpreted by Kristen Stewart.

Already alone, he recorded in England with the Sex Pistols the first version of 'I Love Rock And Roll', finally released with The BLACKHEARTS in the early 80's, and was number one on the Billboard charts for seven weeks. The organizers of Azkena have assured that JOAN JETT is "a myth persecuted" by the festival since its first edition, and that finally will be able to enjoy exclusively in Spain like first head of confirmed poster for the next edition of the festival. In addition to JOAN JETT and the already announced The Beasts of Bourbon, have joined the poster The Dream Syndicate, Nebula, Sol Lagarto, The Allnighters and Tutan Come On.


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JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS will be playing next year's Azkena Rock Festival! June 2018 in Northern Spain.

Chimes Gala Event

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Date & Time: Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 5:30 - 11:00

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St,
Baltimore, MD 21202

Description: Join us for a night of celebration Honoring Deborah Phelps, Executive Director, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.

For more information and tickets click here!

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