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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

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

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

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 versio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2014

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 muchMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2014

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 8, 2014

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

UPDATE: Cheap Trick and REO Speedwagon have canceled SeaWorld shows as well. // 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 scheduled to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 10, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch The Runaways Trailer

You probably already got a sext in homeroom about this movie. KStew plays a vampire (?) called Joan Jett. But did you know The Runaways is actually based on a true life story like IRL OMG 4 sure? And Dakota Fanning plays Cherie Currie? More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 17, 2009

Kristen Stewart To Play Joan Jett

When first we made the casting call for The Runaways biopic, your suggestions were all great: Kristen Bell, Kirsten Dunst, Don Cheadle, etc. Nobody realized our commenters are all casting directors. But that was a year and a half ago, before teen vampire flick Twilight raked in $120MM and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 3, 2008

Scenes From The Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame 2008 Induction Ceremony

We know you probably didn't watch the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony last night. So here's a quick run down of what you missed:Gamble & Huff, Little Walter, The Ventures, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, and John Mellencamp got inducted.Leonard Cohen was introduced by noted boxing blogger Lou Reed and covered by Damie… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 11, 2008

The Stars Come Out To Celebrate Jimmy Kimmel Fucking Ben Affleck

As we all know, the best way to get even with a cheating girlfriend is to go out and sleep with a guy. But an even better way to get even with a cheating girlfriend is to sleep with a famous guy, even if said guy hasn't done anything redeemding since delivering a charming… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 25, 2008

Casting Couch: The Runaways

Via VarietyThe '70s teenage band the Runaways has a new gig. Producers Art and John Linson will be bringing their rough and tumble coming-of-age story to the bigscreen in Neon Angels. Floria Sigismondi, who directed videos for David Bowie, the White Stripes and Marilyn Manson, will write and direct the drama about girl… More »

By: Stereogum / April 20, 2007