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Runaways’ Jackie Fox Releases Statement In Response To HuffPo Story Challengers

The Runaways’ Jackie Fox (aka Jackie Fuchs) has shared a statement in the wake of last week’s Huffington Post story detailing her sexual assault by the band’s manager, Kim Fowley. Over the weekend, both Joan Jett and Cherie Currie issued statements saying that they were not present at the time of the rape, as Fox… More »

By: James Rettig / July 13, 2015 - 10:14 am

Joan Jett, Cherie Currie Issue Statements About Bandmate’s Rape Allegations

Two days ago, former Runaways bassist Jackie Fuchs (aka Jackie Fox) and songwriter Kari Krome came forward for the first time with some horrifying and utterly heartbreaking allegations of rape and sexual assault by former manager Kim Fowley, who died of bladder cancer in January. Although witnesses’ accounts of Fuchs’ assault differ, both Fuchs and… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 11, 2015 - 11:39 am

Runaways Bassist Speaks For The First Time About Being Raped By Kim Fowley In Front Of Her Bandmates

Please be advised that some of the content in this article may be triggering for some readers.

When music industry figure Kim Fowley died this January from bladder cancer, The New York Times described him as a “svengali”: a person who “manipulates or exerts excessive control over another.” Never has that term seemed… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 9, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Watch Eddie Vedder & Pete Townshend Play Their Songs Together At “Celebrating The Who” Tribute Concert

The Who embarked on an extensive 50th anniversary tour this spring, and just last week, Rolling Stone published a very candid interview with Pete Townshend in which the guitarist spoke about how much he doesn’t enjoy performing. That probably bummed out a lot of fans who spent loads of money to see their favorite band… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 15, 2015 - 10:57 am

Watch Miley Cyrus, Laura Jane Grace, & Joan Jett Cover The Replacements

Miley Cyrus recently went on record as someone who refuses to define her own sexuality: “I’m not hiding my sexuality. For me, I don’t want to label myself as anything… There are times in my life where I’ve had boyfriends or girlfriends.” Considering that she’s still one of the biggest pop stars in the world,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2015 - 10:25 am

Karen O, Miley Cyrus, Tom Morello Added To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

A few more names have been added to this year’s list of performers who will honor the new Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees. In addition to those already announced, we now know that Karen O will perform alongside Beck to pay tribute to the newly inducted Lou Reed, Miley Cyrus will induct Joa… More »

By: James Rettig / April 8, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Inductees

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame just announced this year’s class of inductees, and it’s mostly a surprising group in how unsurprising it is. There are certainly worthy artists going in this year. Lou Reed, already an inductee thanks to the Velvet Underground, is now heading in as a solo artist. Green Day are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2014 - 9:07 am

Watch Alexis Krauss, Carrie Brownstein, Cass McCombs, Eleanor Friedberger, Sia, & More In Joan Jett’s Voting For Women’s Rights PSA

Joan Jett recruited a whole bunch of people to appear in her women’s rights PSA that encourages people to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. “There are candidates running for office this November that have backwards views on women’s rights,” she says at the end of the video. “If you care about our right to… More »

By: James Rettig / October 28, 2014 - 10:36 pm

Watch Nirvana’s Entire Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction And Performance

This past weekend, HBO aired the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s 2014 Induction Ceremony, including the induction of Nirvana and subsequent performances, and a video of the entire Nirvana segment has surfaced online. The ceremony contains performances from the surviving members of Nirvana with guest vocalists including Joan Jett, Annie Clark, Kim Gordon, and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 2, 2014 - 11:19 am

Watch Video From Nirvana & Friends’ Secret Show At Saint Vitus Last Night

Last night, the surviving members of Nirvana made a surprising and awesome decision. On their way into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, those members played the ceremony, with a succession of badass ladies filling in for Kurt Cobain: Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, Lorde. And after the ceremony, this mutant version of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014 - 8:55 am

Watch Nirvana Play With Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, & Joan Jett At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

So the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony happened at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, and this year, it’s relevant to your interests! As you might have heard, Nirvana were inducted by R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe (“They were singular and loud and melodic and deeply original,” he said of the band), and after much consternationMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2014 - 12:03 am

Looks Like Joan Jett Will Front Nirvana At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Earlier today we launched a poll asking who you think will front the surviving members of Nirvana when the band performs at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction this Thursday. Now we have evidence that suggests at least one singer will be Joan Jett. Today @FooFighters Instagrammed a photo of instruments, presumably from… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 8, 2014 - 7:04 pm

Heart, Willie Nelson, Barenaked Ladies Cancel SeaWorld Shows Amid Blackfish Controversy

UPDATE: Cheap Trick and REO Speedwagon have canceled SeaWorld shows as well.

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In October, CNN aired a documentary called Blackfish that, in the wake of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau’s death by orca, raised questions about the humaneness of keeping “killer whales” in captivity. Now, a number of musicians who were… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2013 - 10:17 am

Watch Against Me! & Joan Jett Cover The Replacements’ “Androgynous”

As free and independent human thinkers we’re entitled to differ about an infinite number of things in this life. It’s beautiful, really. All the autonomous choices and mindsets! That said, the unequivocal excellence of Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace and Joan Jett decision to cover the Replacements gender-bent classic “Androgynous” at NYC’s Terminal 5 last… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 9, 2012 - 12:31 pm

Bob Mould, Joan Jett Join Foos @ MSG

Last night, the Foo Fighters headlined Madison Square Garden, and they trotted out a couple of serious rock O.G.s during the encore. First off, Hüsker Dü frontman Bob Mould joined them to help out on “Dear Rosemary,” his recent collaboration with the band, and they followed that by covering Tom Petty’s “Breakdown.” (No Hüsker song,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2011 - 5:22 pm

Rock Hall 2012 Nominees: GN’R, Cure, RHCP, Beasties

This morning, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced its nominees for 2012 induction. This year, we’ve got some intriguing new names on the list, including Guns N’ Roses, the Cure, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eric B. & Rakim, and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts. It also includes a few artists who have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 27, 2011 - 12:09 pm

EMA & Zola Jesus Cover “Crimson & Clover”

It takes some figuring, but EMA and Nika Roza Danilova do manage to cover Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Crimson & Clover.” Their version’s loose, playful, and they’re maybe pulling from the spirit of Joan Jett’s update. The collaboration happened a couple of nights ago at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, Wisconsin. “Put a… More »

By: brandon / July 15, 2011 - 3:15 pm

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2010 Lineup

Virgin Mobile’s Festival will be free just like it was last year. And it’ll happen September 25th at Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion. Sir Richard Branson took a break from para-sailing or base-jumping or whatever from the Virgin Islands (seriously) to announce the bands. The lineup (with “more surprises” later, according to Sir Branson):… More »

By: jessica / July 20, 2010 - 11:24 am

Dakota Fanning – “Cherry Bomb” (Runaways Cover)

You probably didn’t even know Dakota Fanning could sing, but that’s the whole thing about punk, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SING. Being able to sing is for parents and teachers, man. Listen here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 5, 2010 - 12:30 pm
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