A note on the recent passing of Brian Farmer, written by Zachariah Nagy, guitar tech and member of the Blackheart family: We lost an amazing guitar tech and one of my best friends last night. Brian Farmer has been Warren Haynes guitar tech for almost as long as I've been alive. He was as popular with fans as the band was, and just the "rock star!!!" He teched for the great Johnny Cash until his death and was even pardoned of his record by Al Gore and Bill Clinton!!! No joke!!!!!! He always called me when the Mule or the Allman Bros would come to NYC and let me play Warrens rig or show me the newest signature prototypes, years before coming out. I loved Brian Farmer.
And he loved Joan Jett. Promised me for years that he had a Red Rhodes velvet hammer pickup somewhere and he wanted Joan to have it; as this was the rare pickup in her legendary melody maker guitar. One day he showed up at SIR 25 in NYC and said I have something for you.....that pickup has been in her #2 guitar years later!! He even kept a Joan Jett Barbie doll in his guitar vault!!!
Brian left me a message at 4:16am Aug 23, less than 24 hours before he died in his sleep. It's a fragile, cruel, beautiful, poetic thing called rock n roll. He died 14 years to the day of his childhood friend and original Govt Mule bass player, Alan Woody.
Just take a moment to tell those close to you that you love them. Even the glorious life of touring rock and roll is subject to great sadness. He had the biggest impact on my guitar tech life and respected me and treated me like an equal and a friend. I've cried countless times today talking to his crew and girlfriend but leave you with what his luggage bag tag said.....
..."it is what it is, so fuck it"......
See Joan Jett in the Foo Fighters' upcoming series 'Sonic Highways.' Debuts 10/17 @11ET on HBO. Check out the trailer!
Check out Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the ANYTHING ANYTHING with RICH RUSSO’s 6th ANNIVERSARY SHOW with special guest Jesse Malin, Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00. Tickets Available to the Public Friday 8/22 at Noon.
A Concert for Teen Cancer America to benefit The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Presale for the benefit concert now on sale! Use the password: TEEN! Remaining tickets will be available and on sale Friday June 6 @ 10AM EST
Tune In! Catch Joan Jett rock out during the female fronted Nirvana reunion airing of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, premiering on HBO Saturday May 31 at 8 pm EST with repeats on June 4, 7, 10, 16, 22, 27 and 30.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will be honored with the Icon Award at the first annual Alternative Press Awards ceremony. The AP Music Awards will be held on July 21 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame And Museum in Cleveland.
Joan Jett was honored as the first female recipient of Golden God award at Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods Awards ceremony. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts performed "Any Weather", "Bad Reputation" and "I Hate Myself for Loving You".
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will be appearing on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguon on April 1. Check your local listings and tune in!
Check out Joan Jett & the Blackhearts on The Late Show with David Letterman, Friday March 7th!
Vote for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in 103 GBF's Rocktagon!
Check out Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' performance on The Queen Latifah Show to see them play "Any Weather" off the new album Unvarnished and the "I Hate Myself for Loving You." Joan also gets speaks about Unvarnished in a backstage interview. Take a look.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' "Any Weather" was voted as Little Steven's Underground Garage The Coolest Song in the World 2013!
Vote For "Any Weather" As Coolest Song In The World! Every year, Little Steven creates a way for fans to get involved and vote for their "Coolest Song of the Year" from Little Steven's Underground Garage. Vote for "Any Weather"!
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts recently filmed an episode with DirectTV's Guitar Center Sessions. Nic Harcourt sits down with Joan for an interview as well as live performances. The episode will air December 6, 2013.
Lee Crystal, former drummer of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, has passed away. We extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Lee Crystal.
"Lee Crystal was a gentleman, and a gentle man. He was a very good person and one I called a friend. He was a Blackheart during some magical times. We love him and will miss him."
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will be appearing live at the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Check out the premiere of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' new video for "Any Weather" on Yahoo! Music
Unvarnished is now available! Purchase the deluxe edition on iTunes!
Unvarnished Vinyl is now available for pre-order on Amazon! Pre-order the Limited Edition vinyl which includes a download code of the full album plus 4 bonus tracks!
USAToday.com is streaming Unvarnished! Check out the preview of the new album.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' new album Unvarnished will be released on September 30th! Pre-order the deluxe edition now on iTunes and receive an instant download of the brand new single "Any Weather"!
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be playing the Jimmy Kimmel Live outdoor stage on August 8th! To RSVP, click here!
The NYC Parks Department has determined that because of conditions of the event site at Randall's Island Park, the LivingSocial Backyard Festival, scheduled for July 13, has been canceled. Necessary repairs to the park to fix the damage caused by record rainfall will not be completed before July 13th. If there is any possibility to reschedule the festival, LivingSocial will let customers know.
All purchasers should have received a refund and confirmation email from LivingSocial on June 19. If you purchased a voucher to the event and have not been contacted by LivingSocial, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joan Jett has been named the 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival Honoree and will be presented with the Elmer Valentine Award on August 1st! The City of West Hollywood is officially proclaiming Thursday, August 1 "Joan Jett Day." For more information about SSMF and this year's events, visit SSMF.com.
Regretfully, the planned Joan Jett and the Blackhearts/The Darkness Australian/New Zealand tour has been cancelled due to an injury sustained by Ed Graham of The Darkness.
"I wish Ed a speedy and successful recovery from his injury. I am very disappointed that we will have to cancel the tour and I look forward to rescheduling as soon as possible." -Joan Jett
This April, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be co-headlining an Australian Tour with The Darkness! Tickets go on sale Monday, February 11th.
Bad Reputation will be re-released on 180 gram clear vinyl for Record Store Day Black Friday on Nov. 23! The individually numbered Limited Edition LP includes an enhanced CD of Bad Reputation with bonus tracks and live footage. The album will be available at participating record stores.
Joan Jett is joining Pamela Anderson, Russell Simmons, Ron Delsner and a host of concerned animal rights activists in and out of the entertainment world to raise funds for the fight against the cruel treatment of the horses that drive the buggies on Park Avenue South and other places in New York City.
Joan will bring the Blackhearts for a 4 hit mini performance, in support of the cause. For more information on the Gala, click here.
Joan Jett joined Against Me! for a special performance of "Androgynous" in New York on Friday!
Check out Thommy Price Group's new track "Some Strange" now available on iTunes!
Check out the photos of Joan Jett as she boards the plane for her South American tour! #JoanJettinSouthAmerica. Photo Credit: Michael Jacobson
Joan Jett is now featured at Graceland! Joan's guitar and leather jacket are now on display at the new exhibit entitled ICON: The Influence of Elvis Presley, which is now open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis! Click here for more details.
We are excited to announce that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be playing at Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil in 2012! Stay tuned for updates and check out more info for Chile and Brazil.
FOO FIGHTERS AND JOAN JETT ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN TONIGHT
(Nov. 15--New York NY) For those of you who weren't among the capacity Madison Square Garden crowd that witnessed rock n roll history this weekend when Joan Jett joined Foo Fighters for a once in a lifetime encore of her classic "Bad Reputation"... don't despair!
The Foos will reunite with Jett TONIGHT on The Late Show with David Letterman to make their "Bad Reputation" team-up a twice in a lifetime milestone.
Check local listings and don't sleep.
For a virtual look at the original as it happened in all its MSG glory:
URGENT NOTICE: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are not performing, and were never scheduled to perform, at Brookhaven Amphitheater on September 18, 2011.
The Sweet Life, starring Joan Jett, is now available on DVD!
On July 14, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, along with supporting act, Girl in a Coma, will be playing a FREE show in Brooklyn, NY, kicking off the Seaside Summer Concert Series!
Check out Joan Jett and the Blackhearts performing their hits with Miley Cyrus on Oprah!
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are not playing Mexico City on April 14, and never were.
We don't understand the intentions of the venue or Ticketmaster, but there is an obvious attempt to fool the public.
DO NOT BUY TICKETS to this show.
UPDATE: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are not and will never play Bleu Club in Mexico City.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will perform their hits on Oprah this Wednesday, April 13th!
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of "I Love Rock N' Roll," Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are releasing the certified platinum-selling album on 180 gram Clear Vinyl on April 16. This exclusive Record Store Day reissue is a one-time pressing with only 1,000 copies available. The Limited Edition LP will include a download card for an mp3 download of the entire album recorded at 320 bit rate for optimal sound quality.
To find a participating store, click here!
The Runaways will be on the Starz Channel on Saturday, February 19 at 9pm EST! Check your local listings!
On February 14, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will open the exhibit "Girls on Film: 40 Years of Women in Rock," featuring images of Joan Jett from 1982. Then opening May 13, the "Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power" exhibit will highlight the women who moved rock and roll music featuring Joan Jett artifacts and clothing and Joan Jett and Cherie Currie artifacts and clothing from The Runaways.
For more info, click here!
On February 12, Joan Jett will be the guest programmer on "Rage" on Australia's ABC1. Tune in for Runaways stories, touring life, and Joan's music picks! For more info, click here!
Australia's national radio network, Triple J, interviewed Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna before the sold out Annandale show in Sydney! Have a listen!
'A Blackheart Christmas' is now streaming on AOL Music's Full Listening Party! Purchase the album here!
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are coming to Australia in December and January! They are playing the Marion Bay Falls Music & Arts Festival, Lorne Falls Music & Arts Festival, Busselton Southbound Music Festival and Brisbane Sunset Sounds. The dates are posted in the Tour section!
Happy Halloween! Dressing up as your favorite Blackheart Records artist? If so, be sure to send in photos of your costume! The best costume will have their photo posted on the website and will receive a special prize! To enter, submit your photos by midnight on Friday, Nov. 5 to email@example.com.
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, featuring "Cherry Bomb" recorded especially for Guitar Hero by Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, will be released today!
This year's Bedstock, a charitable fundraiser that will benefit evidence-based autism intervention services, will include a Meet and Greet with Joan Jett for its Top Sponsors! Click here for more information on Bedstock and to become a sponsor.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be on tour with Aerosmith in Canada in September! Visit the tour page for more information!
Joan Jett and Cherie Currie re-recorded Cherry Bomb for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock on sale September 28. Check out this video from the recording session!
"The Runaways" is out on Blu-Ray and DVD today! Special features include exclusive commentary by Joan Jett, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning! Get your copy today!
"The Runaways" is available for download on iTunes now including these iTunes ONLY special features:
The Guardian gives Joan Jett and the Blackhearts a 5 star review for their show at the legendary 100 Club in London!
Check out Gibson's coverage and photos from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' sold out performance last night at the 100 Club in London!
Venus Zine magazine is crowning the "Queen of Rock"! Vote for Joan Jett by sending your votes to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 25.
Check out BUST Magazine's review of "Joan Jett" by Todd Oldham.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be joining Green Day on their European Tour, June 2 - June 23. Please visit the tour page for more information.
Join PETA in Protesting the Consumption of Live Animals in NYC Restaurants!
Check out Joan Jett's interview with Nylon Magazine about getting rejected and working with Kristen Stewart.
Check out Little Steven's Underground Garage, tonight, April 9th for a special two hour interview with both Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. The segment will air at approximately 11 PM ET (Sirius 25, XM 59)!
The Runaways is now playing nationwide! Visit www.fandango.com, www.movietickets.com or www.moviefone.com for more ticket information!
Joan Jett and Cherie Currie sat down with CNN to talk about being in The Runaways.
Watch Joan Jett and the Blackhearts perform "Bad Reputation" on The Late Show with David Letterman!
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be performing tonight on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. Check your local listings for times.
Read Joan Jett's interview with Gibson as she talks about her guitars, The Runaways and more!
Check out the Joan Jett interview with Reuters about her life in music and the movie The Runaways.
Secrets of The Runaways: Jett, Stewart, & co. give Rolling Stone the insider look of the film.
THE RUNAWAYS is in select cities starting TODAY! Check your local theaters to see if it is playing near you! THE RUNAWAYS will be playing in theaters everywhere on April 9!
ENTER to win Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Greatest Hits Giveaway Contest! Contest ends March 31!
Rolling Stone is giving away a Joan Jett Signature Melody Maker in honor of the releases of JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS GREATEST HITS and THE RUNAWAYS!
Check out the Flavorwire Exclusive: Todd Oldham on Joan Jett and The Runaways Fashion Legacy
Gibson releases the Joan Jett Blackheart Signature Melody Maker and features "10 Rockin' Chapters From Joan Jett's Melody Maker Rhythm Guitar Bible"!
Joan Jett sits down with Time Out New York to discuss The Runaways!
Check out this article from The New York Post! 'Real Runaways Joan Jett is Still Rockin' like it’s 1975'.
Joan Jett was interviewed by Urban Outfitters as part of "The Runaways" and UO Feature!
Check out Joan Jett and The Blackhearts' performance of "Cherry Bomb" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
In case you missed Joan Jett and The Blackhearts on The Tonight Show last night, here is a clip of Joan talking with Jay Leno after the performance of "Cherry Bomb".
Check out greatesthits.joanjett.com for an in depth look at Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' Greatest Hits release.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Greatest Hits is Available for Presale on iTunes. The album will be available on vinyl and CD at blackheart.com beginning March 9th.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be performing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on NBC on Tuesday, March 9th. Joan Jett will also sit down with Jay. Check your local listings for times.
Joan Jett talks about her upcoming concert for the Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, "The Runaways", and sticking to your dreams.
AMMO Books is releasing a book in tribute to Joan, chronicling her life and career in pictures designed by Todd Oldham. "Joan Jett" the book will now be released March 19 and added preview pictures from the book!
Evelyn McDonell talked with Joan Jett for Interview Magazine about "The Runaways". Read the entire interview here!
Pre-Order the upcoming release, Greatest Hits by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and get a limited autographed CD Booklet with purchase!
Cheyenne River Sioux continues to accept donations of funds and supplies to address the disaster crisis. For information please visit sioux.org.
You can now pre-order Joan Jett and The Blackhearts "Greatest Hits" on vinyl and CD, which comes out on March 9, from Amazon.com!
Urban Outfitters is now carrying Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' I Love Rock N' Roll!
Check out Vanity Fair's review of "The Runaways"!
IFC caught up with Michael Shannon At The Premiere Of The Runaways At The 2010 Sundance Film Festival decked in a Blackheart Hoodie!
Spin Magazine has chosen "The Runaways" as one of the 5 best films at the Sundance Film Festival
LA Weekly has blogged about the anticipated release of The Runaways, here is some insight the creative process on set.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts first definitive Greatest Hits will be coming out March 9, 2010.
Read up on The Runaways Movie at Reuters blog!
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts rocked Sundance. Check out the story at spin.com.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at Harry O's, Park City on Saturday, January 23. Doors open at 9:30. To purchase tickets, please visit Harry O's website.
Joan's first car on display at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame!
Get the first look at the upcoming film The Runaways! The trailer is finally here! Watch
Check out a picture of Joan Jett's first car, a 1983 Jaguar XJ-S!
Read Sundance's synopsis of The Runaways movie.
Bust.com reviewed A Blackheart Christmas! The compilation is available on blackheart.com on CD, Download and Vinyl!
Inked Magazine recently interviewed Joan Jett about her charitable causes, including Farm Sanctuary. Check out the interview and see a picture of Joan with a farm animal named after her!
Check out Esquire's feature on Joan Jett.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be performing at Al Gore's, Clean Energy Jobs Tour Rally!
The Alliance for Climate Protection's Repower America campaign, the United Steelworkers and the Blue Green Alliance will conclude their Clean Energy Jobs Tour with a rally in Pittsburgh on September 23rd. The Jobs Tour, a month-long campaign with more than 50 events in 22 states, is highlighting how a transition to a clean energy economy will create jobs while reducing harmful carbon pollution and breaking our dependence on foreign oil. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be performing at the event which will be held at Point State Park in Pittsburgh, PA.
ELLE magazine released their list of the 12 greatest female electric guitar players. Joan Jett tops off the list. Pollstar also blogged about the topic. Check it out.
The Public Offenders, featuring Dougie Needles and Enzo of the Blackhearts, will be playing in New York on September 19 at Popeyes Pub!
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Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, and everyone at Blackheart Records mourn the passing of our dear friend, Les Paul. He was a genius inventor, musical inovator, and a wonderful person.
He will be missed.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts concert in South Bend, Indiana on August 15 has been canceled due to issues locally in South Bend, and totally outside the control of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
The promoter will refund any tickets at full value.
The Blackheart Records T-Shirt Design Contest Winner has been chosen! Thank you to all participants. Below is the selected design!
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts now have an iphone app available in the itunes store! Visit your app store and download the app!
Check out Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on the National Lampoon presents Endless Bummer, the soundtrack
Check out The PETA Files, PETA's new blog where they feature Joan Jett's visit to Farm Sanctuary.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts are playing Japan's SS09 Festival. Please note corrected dates on Joan's tour page.
Joan Jett recently visited Farm Sanctuary, one of her favorite animal charities and took a picture with one of their happy residents!
Ex-Distillers, Spinnerette Brody Dalle Interviewed Joan Jett for The Daily Swarm! Check out the interview.
Enter the Blackheart Records Design-A-Shirt contest for a chance to win a signed guitar by Joan Jett! Please note, this is a BLACKHEART RECORDS design contest and not a Joan Jett design contest.
Sign up for the Blackheart Street Team. We will be selecting Blackheart street teamers to attend the Warped Tour and help out in the Blackheart tent. Email for more info!
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts are playing Costa Mesa on July 16th this summer! You can pre-order tickets here!
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' "Album" was listed Gibson.com's Top 10 albums that feature Gibson guitars on the cover.
Farm Sanctuary is auctioning off a chance for you and a guest to win two tickets to any Joan Jett show in 2009 (based upon availability) with backstage access to meet Joan after the show! Visit the auction site!
The Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' Lucky Brand shirt is now on sale! Check it out at www.luckybrand.com
Rolling Stone posted their Rock & Roll Gift Guide and suggest Joan Jett's signature Gibson Melody Maker as a hot item!
Nylon is featuring a fashion spread about Joan Jett's iconic image!
Check out a Q & A with Joan Jett at RollingStone.com!
We've got our first news about casting for the upcoming film about The Runaways! Kristen Stewart of the hit movie Twilight will be playing Joan Jett. While Joan is not involved in the casting decisions, she is eager to see Kristen's work and meet with her about the upcoming role.
Stumped for a Holiday present? New York Examiner suggests a Blackheart Records T-Shirt! Visit the site to see Blackheart Records T-Shirts featured as a suggested gift.
WINS AND WCBS of New York will be auctioning off a signed Joan Jett guitar to benefit World Hunger Year Hungerthon on the radio on Tuesday, November 25. The bidding will run from 6am -10am.
A Blackheart Christmas is now available on itunes! Including all the Blackheart Records artists singing Christmas favorites and two original songs!
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' Yahoo Nissan Live Sets will be premiering tonight online! Watch the show here!
Check out Joan Jett's testimonial on PETA.com!
Limited edition Jewelry made by Anne Larkin, Joan Jett's sister available at the Blackheart Records store!
Please visit Joan's sister's Jewelry website!
Win Tickets, Airfare, Hotel Accomodations and VIP passes to see Joan Jett and the Blackhearts perform live in a city near you! Farm Sanctuary is auctioning this package at CharityBuzz.com.
Joan will be appearing in an episode of Law & Order this Sunday 7/13. 9PM on USA.
In response to many of your emails, Blackheart Records would like to inform you that Joan Jett's Radio Revolution will no longer be airing on Sirius. Thank you for your support and listening.
Gibson released a signature Joan Jett guitar! The guitar was carefully constructed by Gibson and Joan, check out the details!
Joan Jett's "I Love Rock and Roll" made Rolling Stones Top 100 Guitar Songs!
Joan Jett was nominated by PETA as the sexiest vegetarian! Go vote!
UPDATE: Please be advised, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts WILL NOT be playing at Jones Beach as part of The True Colors tour.
Welcome to the new Joan Jett and the Blackhearts website. Visit the Blackheart website, store and blog as well!
Check out Joan Jett on Glam.com!
Joan Jett performed at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which aired on VH1 Classic. The ceremony will be rebroadcasted on VH1. Check your local listings for times.
Check out Joan Jett, Kelly O. and Girl In A Coma in Venus Magazine!