Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 2015

Nominated in: 2012   2013   2015

First Eligible: 2006 Ceremony


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I Love Rock And Roll (1981)
I Hate Myself For Loving You (1988)

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This girl rocks HARDER and BETTER than Patti Smith[yuk} ever will!!!

Posted by David on Monday, 03.19.07 @ 22:07pm


they are the best! they have influenced me so much, they speak what music shoul really be like

Posted by Susanna Mendez on Tuesday, 03.20.07 @ 16:01pm


One of the best female rocker ever. She deserves to be in the H.O.F.
It's a shame, however they left out her first band The Runaways and fellow members that also went solo ( Cherie Currie & Lita Ford ) of this list of future H.O.Fers.
I think all four should be in.

Posted by Anthony Long on Saturday, 04.7.07 @ 16:03pm


what a joke....joan jett gets snubed,chrissy hinds gets in....as mr. spock would say ...FASCINATING....

Posted by rick on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 23:41pm


What are these guys toking? Can you say 'riot gurls'? Christ, when's the hall going to wake up to that fact? And she's still making kick-ass music today, too.

Personally, I'd physically be afraid to dis' her, although I'd be more than happy to 'be her dog' anytime! *grin*

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 05.30.07 @ 01:18am


Love JJ but like the others said, they should also mention the Runaways and particularly, Lita Ford who is one helluva guitarist in her own right. Her song "Kiss Me Deadly" is still awesome! Joan performs with so much passion even though she never was a prolific original songwriter. Her covers kick ass!

Posted by Teri on Wednesday, 05.30.07 @ 18:17pm


Joan has paved the way for many female artists. I'll never forget the first time I saw her with the runaways. I spent my youth with her seeing her in clubs around town. She's kicked ass all these years. How could she not? The rock n roll Hall of Fame? I am beginning to wonder.

Posted by Carol on Thursday, 06.14.07 @ 14:36pm


There are many bands overlooked, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Heart, all favorites of mine. I am saddened that they have not been inducted as are many. What I find a constant is, people upset that The Pretender's are in. In my opinion, their music is, ok at best. I now wonder, DO I want my favorite bands lumped with mediocre bands like Chrissy Hynde and The Pretenders? At the end of the day, we all know those bands/singers are great..and don't need a machine like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to tell us that!!

Posted by Daria on Tuesday, 08.14.07 @ 08:11am


Do you think that the RRHOF voters are scared of strong, ballsy, influential women? How can you snub the likes of Heart, Pat Benatar, and Joan Jett? JJ is one of the most influential women in music history, she is a bad ass. She helped carve out a niche for girl rockers, some of which are artists on her record label. Oh yeah, the Runaways should be in too, no question.

Posted by Tiffany on Thursday, 10.4.07 @ 15:55pm


i don't see how chrissie hynde and patti smith can get in and such amazing female rock artists like joan jett and ann and nancy wilson of heart are left out.

Posted by matty on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 19:17pm


DEAR JOAN JETT MY FAVORITE IRISH GIRL WITH A GERMAN LAST NAME(GERMANIC LAST NAME!ANY RELATION TO THE FOOTBALL PLAYER(RAIDERS)JAMES JETT??HEY JOAN SERIOUSLY COOL FOR YOU TO BE PLAYING A TRIBUTE TO THE DAVE CLARK FIVE AT THE HALL OF FAME!I WANT YOU TO THANK EVERY LAST GENTILE IN THE ROOM FOR ME (AT THE WALDORF HOTEL VENUE THAT GREAT ROCK INSTITUTION,,SORT OF A MENTAL INSTITUTION FOR THE RICH AND INFAMOUS AND VERY FAMOUS) MONDAY NIGHT(MARCH 10TH)...HEY FOR REAL-- NICE ONE JOAN AND YOUR BAND AND TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH JOAN,,,DONT THEY WAIT WAY TOO LONG??-- TO INDUCT ALL THESE(AND THOSE) GREAT GROUPS(LIKE DAVE CLARK FIVE)I BOUGHT ALMOST ALL OF THEIR ALBUMS IN GARAGE SALES,FLEA MARKETS,USED RECORD SHOPS IN THE 1970"S AND 1980'S AS A KID FOR REAL-- NO JOKE...THEN THEY INDUCT ALL THE SUCKY ARTISTS RIGHT ON THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY ...???SO JOAN--KEEP ROCKING AND DON'T EVER LINGER--DO ME UP NICELY YOU SEXY AZZ FEMALE SINGER-- AND YOU MEAN LOT TO ME --FOR EVEN IF SHE IS WITH A SHE AND NO RING IS ON YOUR FINGER- --PLEASE DON'T GIVE ME THE FINGER--USE YOUR FINGER OR FINGERS TO PLAY THE GUITAR YOUR A STAR AND TO SEE YOU PLAY I WILL SUN IN THE DAY FOR EVEN I WILL SIT IN A GENTILE BAR WITH RINGO STARR AND WAVE TO JODI FOSTER,FOSTER BROOKS OR GET IN MY CAR GOING NEAR OR FAR JUST TO SAY -HEY-P.S.(NOT PMS) I SAW JOANIE PLAY IN A BAR!PEACE ALL--I LOVE YOU JOAN BECAUSE YOUR COOL AND REAL--YOUR MY NON DAVID PEEL--YOUR SO INTRICATE AND SO HARD YET SO SOFT--A HUMAN LOFT--A POTATO PEEL--AND DID I SAY??- SO COOL AND REAL-- SO WHATS THE DEAL???JOAN KEEP ROCKING WE ALL GET THE DEAL!JOAN JETT HALL OF FAME 2009!(WITH ALICE COOPER,IGGY POP+STOOGES,THE NEW YORK DOLLS,KISS(EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE ALL VERY ANNOYING),ERIC BURDON(SOLO),WAR,THE SPINNERS(ARE THEY IN ALREADY ANYBODY?)WHAT TIME IS IT NOW PEOPLE?WHAT ARE YOU GUYS ALL UP TO-BESIDES READING THIS??ACTUALLY,THE JAM(PAUL WELLER BAND),SQUEEZE,THE CARS(IN YET-NOT SURE??),THE RUNAWAYS ETC...

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 20:08pm


P.S...AS A TRIBUTE TO DAVE CLARK FIVE FANS,JOAN JETT+BLACKHEARTS FANS,THE RUNAWAYS FANS AND ALL READING THIS TO CHECK OUT FOR FREE YOUR TRUE SON AND YOUR BROTHER AND MAYBE MORE(WITH JOAN AND THE RUNAWAYS WOMEN HAHA)TO CHECK OUT MY GENIUS COMPLETELY FREE NO CATCHES MYSPACE SIGHT TO HEAR HOW ALL THE ABOVE INFLUENCED ME GO TO MYSPACE TYPE IN UNDER ARTIST SEARCH DAN BARCAN AND OR D BARCAN AND YOU WILL LOVE MY SONGS FOR IF NOT THEN I WANT A REFUND A-SAP FOR ALL THE TIME I SPENT ON THOSE SIGHTS BEING A GENTILE OF SORTS--TIRELESS WRITING AND SONGS AND HUMOUR AND COMMENTARY ETC....PEACE AND LOVE 2008!THE FUN AND COOL NOW GENERATION FOR US ALL OFFICIALLY STARTS NOW!I LOVE YOU JOAN!...DAN BARCAN...P.S. THEY WONT ALLOW ME IN THE HALL OF FAME CEREMONY OBVIOUSLY BUT WHEN THEY INDUCT YOU --INVITE ME!I'LL BE THERE CHEERING YOU ON!AND THANKS AGAIN FROM ME AND US ALL --JOAN JETT ROCKS TRUE FEMALE AMBASSADOR!EAT YOUR HEART OUT HILLARY AND CONDI...DB...

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 20:21pm


Joan Jett doing Dave Clark 5...hmmmm?? Can't really wrap my brain around it, but we'll see how it pans out. Should be interesting...

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 03.5.08 @ 20:39pm


I am hoping that this past induction ceremony is a prelude to what will happen next year. With Iggy and Co. doing Madonna's music and Joan doing the DC5, I am really hoping that we will see the Stooges and the Runaways inducted next year. That would definitely work for me.

Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 04.9.08 @ 07:10am


HEY JOAN--SCHLMO HEIFITZ IN DA HOUSE!HEY WAZ UP GIRL?HOW ARE YOU DOIN??haha...j/k..Hey how are you?Did you play the hall of fame Joan?Dan just dropping by to say hi...How is it all going?What are you up to lately?? and P.S. whats sean connery doing leading the dave clark 3????,Did you see that picture in the press of then dave clark 3, joan?I think somehow sean connery is leading the dave clark 3....????Anyways keep being cool but in your case keep being hot grannie--haha j/k...you look good joan...i like the short hair look for you..Joan your so good-that your so bad if you know what i mean...kiss...Dan saying hi to you and all of your fans!Peace y'all---Damn--PEACE Y'ALL-- DID I JUST SAY THAT JOAN(peace y'all)? what am i talking like?oprah winfrey in white male drag??Anyways keep being bad(good)joan....DB...

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Thursday, 04.10.08 @ 14:21pm


What is with the psychotic rambling?

Posted by Big Daddy on Thursday, 04.10.08 @ 14:24pm


CHEERS BIG DADDY!--ANY RELATION TO SIR PUFFY DADDY OR DIDDIE??MY DADDY?>YOUR DADDY>?MY DADDY AND YOUR DADDY BEING DANDY AND DADDIES TOGETHER??'S?OR ON THE COOL SIDE OF BIG "THE LATE GREAT BIGGIE SMALLS"?BIGGIE SIZE FOOD AT WENDY'S???BIG(IE) ONES(THE AEROSMITH ALBUM?)ANYWAYS ITS ALL GOOD!DB...

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Thursday, 04.10.08 @ 14:33pm


Hey Joan how are you?The boss aka"diana ross of his generation to be inducted in the New Jersey hall of fame??Whats that all about??Didn't you think maybe 2nd 3rd or 4th class,i would elect him to the 5th class or maybe 6th,southside johnnyawitz like the 7th class,little steven and the big man to the 8th class,9th class johnny boom boom rivers,10th class trini lopez,11th class would have to go to BJ(not the the singer or group but some hot chic that i once knew who gave me my first bj in New Jersey(then france-which we wont get into)12,bon jovi the group etc,etc,etc,etc,...ok...peace,Dan...

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 13:55pm


Barcan, do us a favor, will ya - when they give you your rec room hour on the computer, please visit sites about mental health support - places that will help you reintegrate into society, and not here; please?

Posted by shawn on Saturday, 05.3.08 @ 23:21pm


HAHA THANKS SHAWN FOR YOUR WORDS OF WISDOM:::???HEY LET ME GUESS YOU EITHER LIVE IN A TRAILER PARK HOME OR WORK IN 7/11 McDONALDS???,ANYWAYS PLEASE SHAWN DONT FORGET TO USE THE INFAMOUS LINE"DO YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT SIR? OR MAAM"!AND THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR LOVELY COMMENTS ABOUT MYSELF...PEACE,DB...

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Thursday, 05.8.08 @ 13:40pm


Barcan - just remember when the voices in your head tell you to strip naked at the Dairy Queen and hump the Blizzard machine, they know what's best for you; listen to them.

Posted by shawn on Thursday, 05.8.08 @ 14:39pm


Shawn,

I fear the all the little birds have left Dan's cage and are never coming back.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 05.8.08 @ 15:05pm


Indeed Dameon. Barcan's World must look a lot like that freaky island of H.R. Puffinstuff.

I am waiting for him to declare that he is both The Lizard King and the Walrus.
Koo-koo-ka-choo, Dan.

Posted by shawn on Thursday, 05.8.08 @ 15:42pm


Shawn,

Actually, in my senior year of H.S., I worked for the local eggman. We used to drive around the neighborhoods in his Country Squire Station Wagon screaming eggman out the window. $75 a week plus tips. I was living large in "74"

I guess that makes me the Walrus!

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 05.8.08 @ 15:57pm


Hello ALL--Shawn--Deamon and all the rest of my fellow gentiles how are you all doing?Well i am now officially declaring myself the number one King of Cool since at least the Revolutionary War Era folks picture this George Washington(Carver)John"The friggin"Adams(i'm actually doing my Paul Giammatti impersonation right now piss asses then DAN BARCAN--Lets run this back George Washington(Carver)John"friggin Adams"then Dan"the non tan"the almost non gentile man"Barcan who in fact is the coolest person since the walrus was Paul Macca Ramone (McCartney) and the lizard king was that old quacker named Jim "the gentile" Morrison)And i'm much cooler than Liam"the gentile" Gallagher or Michael"aka Mick"the gentile" Jagger-anyways roses are red violets are orange like-please all consider buying a bike"???that quote could actually be by syd" roger the barrister banister"barrett but in fact sorry to the late syd roger barrett or roger syd waters"aka muddy waters" it was by me the almost gentile Dan Barcan...Peace all --Now do you all finally understand what ive been saying all along!sh-t even i'm confused-what was i saying??oh well,good night,good morning-bon swah-asta la alta vista,tommy losorda,oh vwah...DB....

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Friday, 05.9.08 @ 23:40pm


Dan Barcan I think you need to keep on taking your meds man. You are talking some weird shit.

Posted by Brian on Friday, 05.9.08 @ 23:55pm


Yes Brian, DAN BARCAN is our resident "Lucy in the Sky..". At least he is relatively polite and harmless. Apparantly he is also Jewish (?).
And kudos Dan for switching off the caps lock in that last soliloquy, brother!

Posted by shawn on Saturday, 05.10.08 @ 16:44pm


Hello shawn and brian or shawn brian- Hey whats up all--Actually no i'm just high on life--no meds or drugs actually-i naturally have all the effects built in somewhere gentile deep inside...Well i'm the resident non Rabbi--sort of what back in the day father Guido Sarducci was to the Italians-i'm sir non rabbi the second reporting live from the non-middle east--And are top story here headline story is brian or shall i say shawn brian(the combo) thinks i am jewish--Hey feel free to call me anything a Priest,Rabbi,Jew,Gentile,Man,Space child,Germanic robot,smart,genius,handsome,tall,white,non dark,earthling,its all good!Peace and may the gentile and non gentile force be with you all always...peace...DB...

Posted by Dan Barcan on Saturday, 05.10.08 @ 19:44pm


Hello Joan how are you princess?i better not call you that-becuase trust me-you could kick my ass--OK...not princess-Goddess(did i spell that right?)Check out my all time list of the rock and roll 7 dwarfs(including one gentile hit from the past-sort of not rock and roll though Joan...Anyways just saying hi and continue to be tall,brave,bold and sexy as all hell!peace,db...kiss...

Posted by Dan Barcan on Monday, 06.16.08 @ 16:28pm


Here is my list 7.BOB DYLAN 6. KEITH RICHARDS 5.JON BON JOVI 4.BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 3.JOHN MELLENCAMP"AKA MENSTRAL CRAMP)2.ADOLF HITLER,AND ARE NUMBER ONE DWARF 1. BILLY JOEL...HONORABLE MENTION TO NAPELEON,MUSSOLINI,MEL GIBSON AND JOE PECI. FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION --FRANKIE VALLI???(P.S. IS FRANKIE SHORT?ALSO MUSSOLINI??)ETC ETC ETC:::

Posted by Dan Barcan on Tuesday, 06.17.08 @ 14:09pm


Bono and even hard rock heavy metal guys such as ronnie james dio will be on next years list!

Posted by dan barcan on Thursday, 06.19.08 @ 12:18pm


Also my apolgies to Little Steven and Nils Lofgrin and to anyone else to whom i may not have so kindly included...(on my dwarf list or lists)Please people out there- all at least 5ft7 and taller let me know if you can think of anyone under 5ft7 who is not on my list!If your natural blonds and possibly at least 1/132nd or higher in german backround or 1/64th dutch then your excluded from this special list...

Posted by dan barcan on Thursday, 06.19.08 @ 14:46pm


ROGER DALTREY WILL BE NUMBER ONE ON MY NEXT YEARS MIDGET LIST!

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 13:00pm


1.do you have any friends, Dan Barcan?
2. do you live in a carboard box on the street?
3. do you have any working braincells?
4. is this your only outlet to speak to humans?
5. whats with all the gentile? are you Jewish and did you get picked on for being that?

Posted by frank on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 13:02pm


HAHA--FRANK-WOW IT SEEMS LIKE YOUR ALL OF THE ABOVE-SINCE YOUR COMMENTING ON MY WORDS-AND TAKING THIS SO SERIOUSLY???WHY ARE YOU ON HERE?FOR SOMEONE WHO IS SO POPULAR??ARE YOU UNDER 5 FOOT TALL?AND I'M ONLY GUESSING--THAT THIS HITS HOME A LITTLE TO MUCH!LIGHTEN UP FRANK HAVE SOME HUMOUR IN YOUR LIFE AND P.S. WHY DONT YOU LET US ALL KNOW YOUR RELIGIOUS BACKROUND??SINCE YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY SO OBSESSED WITH MINE HAHA-P.S. FRANK THESE ARE ALL SPOILED CELEBRTIES"AKA PRETEND ROCK STARS"I ADMIRE THE PEOPLE WHO ALSO DO THIS FOR THE MUSIC'S SAKE LIKE WRITING SONGS,RECORDING SONGS,EVEN PLAYING OUT IN BANDS STRUGGLING DOING THIS OUT OF LOVE,MOST OF THOSE MENTIONED PEOPLE ARE COMPLETLEY PRETEND ARTISTS WHO FOOL PEOPLE INTO THINKING THEY ARE STILL DOING IT FOR THE MUSIC,YES AT ONE TIME THEY WERE ALL ARTISTS BUT ITS BEEN NOSTAGLIA FOR OVER 20 YEARS FOR OVER 20 YEARS FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE...A LOT OF THE FORMENTIONED ARTISTS PUT ON THEIR STATS THAT THEY ARE 5FT10 OR SO-WHY LIE??BE YOURSELF IF YOUR SO REAL ETC...ITS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY FOR ALL THE NAMES I MENTION AND NOTHING IS WRONG WITH THAT BUT DONT CON US ALL INTO THINKING THAT YOUR DOING THESE RECENT PRJECTS ON INSPIRATION AND SPIRIT,WHY DONT THEY DONATE ALL THEIR PROFITS IF THEY ARE SUCH ARTISTS FOR THE POOR AND THE SICK ETC..ETC..ETC...ITS CALLED THE MUSIC BUSINESS FOR A REASON-JUST LIKE ANY OTHER BUSINESS-AND THOSE WHO THINK DIFFERENTLY ARE FOOLS!PEACE-FRANK-AND THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COMMENT BACK-AT LEAST HOPEFULLY-YOU MEAN WELL-AND YES ALL THE ABOVE ARTISTS WERE AT ONE TIME(AND I STILL LIKE ALL THE OLDER STUFF(1960;S,1970;S,1980;S(SOME)EARLY 1990'S(TILL CIRCA 1993(A FEW GOOD ALBUMS)...P.S. THE BOSS ALWAYS STATES HES 5FT10 IN HIS PROFILES-IF YOUR SO HONEST AT LEAST BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR HEIGHT--CIRCA 5FT4 5FT5 5FT6 AT MOST)....DB...P.S. I KNOW A FEW OTHER MUSICANS WHO ARE HEIGHT DELUSIONAL THERES NOTHING WROING WITH BEING SHORT BUT DONT LIE ABOUT IT...PEACE ALL...DB...

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 13:31pm


TO SUM THAT ALL UP FRANK ABOUT ALL THOSE ROCK STARS--2 WORDS..LIMOUSINE LIBERALS...

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 13:35pm


AND YES FRANK I'M GERMANICALLY PERMIATED...

Posted by dan barcan on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 13:50pm


dan you did not answer 1 question. am i right on all accounts? plus i yahooed your name . i see you are also a musician. im guessing in your not signed to a label. by the way i bet im taller than you and according to my yahoo inquiry you live in the same state as me. so if you ever want to see who is taller i ll find you and show you. u seem a big man when hiding behind the internet. but i bet not face to face. besides daltrey, bon jovi and all the other short guys can sing better than you. Am i wrong?

Posted by frank on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 13:56pm


YES FRANK I HAVE FRIENDS AND YES FRANK I'M NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY COMMERCIALIZED RECORD COMPANIES(AT THE MOMENT)..FOR SOMEONE WHO IS SO POPULAR LIKE YOURSELF AND WHO THREATENS PEOPLE OVER HUMOUR NOT RELATED TO THEM(ONLY FAMOUS PEOPLE)YOU HAVE TO WONDER ABOUT POSSIBLY GETTING A HOBBY...P.S. I MAY NEED SOMEONE TO RUN MY UPCOMING WEBSIGHT-SINCE YOU ARE SUCH A BIG FAN OF MINE...YOU ARE WELCOME TO RUN IT...WAIT ON SECOND THOUGHT-I THINK I WILL GIVE THAT JOB TO SOMEONE WHO DOESNT TAKE THIRD HAND JOKES NOT REALTED TO THEM TO SERIOUSLY AND THIRD EASE BACK ON THE PERSONAL THREATS BROTHER,MY BIGGEST AND BEST FANS AND PEOPLE I ADMIRE ARE ALL SHORT AND GUESS WHAT THEY CAN TAKE A JOKE--I HAVE A GOOD FEELING WHO YOU ARE (ACTUALLY BELEIVE IT OR NOT AND I WOULD APPRECIATE YOU NOT CONSTANTLY THREATNING ME BRO)-AND GO FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO ANNOY AND P.S. NO I DONT THINK THEY SING BETTER THAN ME BUT I DO QUITE LIKE ROGER DALTREY AND THE WAY HE SINGS WITH "THE WHO" AND HIS SOLO STUFF"MCVICAR IS BRILLIANT"--THANKS AGAIN FRANK FOR YOUR WORDS OF WISDOM AND AT LEAST TRY TO KEEP THIS ON THE EARTHLY LEVEL OF COMMON SENSE..DB...

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 15:30pm


FRANK WE DO KNOW 2.THINGS)1.YOU DIDN'T PUT YOUR LAST NAME ON YOUR POSTINGS-SINCE YOU ARE SUCH A STRAIGHT FORWARD HONEST GUY AND 2.I LIKE ALL RELIGIONS AND RACES AND PEOPLE ALL TYPES OF GROUPS EQUALLY AND IF YOUR SO HONEST WHATS YOURS?DUDE I'M NOT RACIST-ALTHOUGH I'M NOT QUUITE SURE ABOUT YOURSELF???3.YES I WAS SHORT IN HIGH SCHOOL AND HAD MY SCRAPES LIKE ANY ONE ELSE IN HIGH SCHOOL-WERE YOU THE COOL(UNCOOL)CLASS BULLY?

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 15:43pm


AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THATS ANOTHER DAN BARCAN THE SONGWRITER ON YAHOO+GOOGLE ETC( I WISH IT WAS ACTUALLY ME BRO-HAHA) IS AMAZINGLY COOL ACTUALLY THOUGH AND SO I THANK YOU FOR THE COMPARISON BUT I LIVE IN SOUTH NEW JERSEY NEAR CAPE MAY AND I'M ALSO A MUSICAN AND FEEL FREE TO STOP FOR A BEER SOME TIME HAHA..LATER,DB...

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 15:53pm


actually i just moved from south jersey to montvale, nj. i d love to discuss music anytime.in a friendly non threatening atmosphere. i just said that because all u faceless critics are tough behind the computer. any starbucks, anytime( just to talk) im sure you wouldnt be threatened in public by short little me. listen fella im not threatening you, but you seem like an attention hound. you have no humor and all your jokes are really bad puns. leave the music to the lovers of music. try your jokes at the old folks home.

Posted by frank on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 18:48pm


ANYONE KNOW IF TOM CRUISE WOULD DIG BEING ON MY SHORT LIST NEXT YEAR???

Posted by DAN BARCAN on Friday, 07.4.08 @ 09:50am


happy fourth, dan! no hard feelings.

Posted by frank on Friday, 07.4.08 @ 13:39pm


"Fourth" referring to both today's date and Dan's birthday.

Posted by Liam on Friday, 07.4.08 @ 15:17pm


Hey Dan...6 feet, 2 inches, give or take 1/4 inch...LOL!!! Oh, yeah and just a little gravitationally challenged (not morbidly, though). Larger than your average rock star (or human, for that matter)!!

There's a TMI alert if I've ever seen one!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 07.4.08 @ 16:49pm


Happy Holidays to all and July the gentile 4th Indie-Pendence weekend in da house ya'all--wait i have to stop talking like a male AKA" A Oprah non white male in un dis non heat once in awhile!!???And p.s. Rod Stewart and possibly Phil Collins will make my next years short list without a doubt!DB

Posted by DANIEL B on Friday, 07.4.08 @ 21:06pm


HEY JOAN I ALMOST FORGOT THE STILL GREAT-NOT LATE- GIRL-MY FAVORITE CHIC ON THE SENIOR CIRCUIT AND STILL HERE GIVING US ALL MUCH PLEASURE GIRL!JOAN JETT HAPPY JULY 4TH AND THANKS FOR LETTING US ALL VERBALLY DESECRATE YOUR SIGHT HAHA-JOKING,ACTUALLY I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOUR THE BEST AND I'M ALWAYS GLAD YOU CAME ALONG! (TO ROCK US ALL)-YOUR THE BEST JOAN!(I'm singing Maxwell's Silver Hammer from The BEATLES ABBEY ROAD album RIGHT NOW--Joan was quizzical studied pathapysical science in the home-late night all alone witha test tube-oh JOAN--OH OH JOAN! AND ALSO MUCH THANKS TO THE PEOPLE THAT RUN THIS ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME SIGHT,YOU GUYS ROCK!AND ARE THE GREATEST!TALK TO YOU ALL LATER-CAUSE ALL I GOTTA GO RAID THE NON GENTILE REFERGERATOR GO PHILLIES,GO METS,GO RED SOX,GO YANKEES,GO ORIOLES,WHITE SOX,BLUE JAYS,BLACK SOX,AND THE NON ERECTORS,THE GENTILES,AND ALL THE HOTTEST AND NON HOTTEST+HOT WOMEN ROUND THE WORLD-- P.S.HANG IN THERE GUYS THERES ALWAYS WANK MAGAZINES HAHA JOKING!PEACE ALL...DB....IN DA GENTILE HOUSE

Posted by DANIEL B on Friday, 07.4.08 @ 21:27pm


Hello to Liam,Gitarzan,Frank and everyone out there in gentile land!you rock!! You are all the biggest of non breastoids and non germanoids and non aliens round the world!!!Dan Juan aka second or possibly third or fourth or fifth cousin to paul ramone!

Posted by dan non juan on Saturday, 07.5.08 @ 11:51am


Joan has earned her place in the R 'n R Pantheon, but will most likely not get in.

This is a tragedy, because not only has her career never slowed down, but I think she showed a wonderful side when she helped with funding for finding & convicting the murderer of singer Mia Zapata, of "The Gits" in Seattle. Joan donated a lot of money and time, to the point where she performed with The Gits.

She also made a brief dip into the realm of acting. Not much, but enough to show that she's not a one-trick pony, or a wannabe.

I hope to honestly work with her one day, and in the meantime, keep rockin' that bad reputation, Joan!

Posted by Midnight Rocker on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 02:40am


Runaways before the Blackhearts

Posted by blah-blah-blah on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 05:10am


A sad note: In Dave Marsh's "The New Book of Rock Lists" (published in 1994), Joan Jett is lauded as one of ten artists who vowed never to do commercials, saying that "she ranks way up on the list because, as a marginal record-seller and concert artist, keeping to her principles costs her more than the others. But she really DOES love rock 'n' roll and not selling her songs proves it."

Alas, she became the fifth on that list of ten (after Bob Dylan, Prince, John Mellencamp and Aerosmith) to give in with that cell-phone commercial that uses "Do You Want to Touch Me". Oh well.

Posted by Joe on Saturday, 11.1.08 @ 08:07am


Let Joan Jett and rhe Blackhearts in!! This Gal has been rocking out forever! They let Madonna in for Pete's sakes!! (What, no "Disco Diva" Hall of Fame?) Every one bemaons the fact that there is few Female Rockers, but they wont even put JJ intp the RHOF?? WTF? Moose

Posted by Moose on Sunday, 12.14.08 @ 19:33pm


I've just found out that most of Joan Jett's singles were covers. "I Love Rock & Roll" for example, was a cover of a 1975 single by The Arrows. Here are some other sinlges of hers that were covers: "Do You Wanna Touch Me" (Gary Glitter), "Crimson & Clover" (Tommy James), "Love Is All Around" (Sonny Curtis), and "Light of Day" (Bruce Springsteen)

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 06.24.09 @ 18:25pm


Keebord brings up some interesting points. I don't think many of Joan Jett's fans realize "I Love Rock & Roll" is a cover

Posted by Hamburger on Thursday, 07.2.09 @ 18:47pm


So many of her songs were covers? She sure fooled me and probably a lot of other people

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Posted by juan on Thursday, 09.10.09 @ 10:29am


What do Joan Jett and Donny & Marie Osmond have in common? They would both remake songs that were number one back to back. Donny & Marie remade "I'm Leaving It All Up To You" and "Deep Purple" in the 70's but they recorded those songs in reverse order of their chronological time at number one. Joan Jett remade "Crimson and Clover" and "Everyday People" in the same order as their chronological time at number onel

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 02.3.10 @ 23:01pm


She should be in with The Runaways, but I'm not sure about The Blackhearts. I'd be fine with The Blackhearts going in though.

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 02.6.10 @ 16:11pm


joan jett and the blackherts are the rock equalvialent to blondie

Posted by tron on Tuesday, 03.16.10 @ 21:00pm


Is that a compliment or an insult? Actually, someone on this site said that Debbie Harry only got into Blondie because she was dating someone in the band (it's on the KISS page, check it if you dare.) No idea whether there's any truth to it or not. If it's true then no they're not alike, as Joan was the only one who was at all known in the business... wait, it's because they have female singers but are otherwise all girl bands. Got it.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 03.19.10 @ 20:31pm


Joan Jett should go in as a member of the Runaways, they were more influential than Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, not too sure about innovation

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 06.22.10 @ 08:43am


I admire Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (and Runaways), but cannot see inducting them before Pat Benatar.

Posted by Joe on Monday, 08.29.11 @ 00:44am


Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Joan Jett
Ricky Byrd
Gary Ryan
Lee Crystal

Things are really crazy here! I think we are going to need a separate page just for Joan Jett. First off she released albums under the name Joan Jett, but when singles from the albums get released to radio, they chart as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. She also released albums as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, but when singles from the albums get released to radio, they chart as Joan Jett.

This is crazier than The Silver Bullet Band, The E Street Band, and The Revolution all put together! There is no telling what is going to happen here! They inducted The Heartbreakers with Tom Petty, and they inducted The Attractions with Elvis Costello.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 09.10.11 @ 10:47am


I would love to see Joan Jett get in to the Hall of Fame and I know damn well she deserves it. On the other hand, nobody needs to be in the Hall of Fame to be great like she is. I know she is and millions of others do to. God bless her.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 09.24.11 @ 20:34pm


The Originals

The Arrows - I Love Rock And Roll
Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson and Clover

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.28.11 @ 06:39am


Joan Jett is my idol ! I can't believe she or the blackhearts or the runaways for that matter are not in the H.O.L. yet . I hope they win this year!

Posted by jetlag32 on Wednesday, 09.28.11 @ 19:46pm


I don't know how many of the songs Joan Jett & The Blackhearts recorded that were original compositions. Most of JJ&tBH's top 40 output were covers of other people's songs. "I Love Rock N'Roll" was originally recorded by Davie Allan & The Arrows. "Crimson & Clover" was originally recorded by Tommy James & The Shondells, who took it all the way to number one in early 1969. "Do You Wanna Touch Me" was originally recorded by Gary Glitter (whose "Rock & Roll, Part 2" is frequently heard at sporting events.) Joan Jett also recorded "Everyday People" by Sly & the Family Stone. The original version of "Everyday People" knocked the aforementioned "Crimson & Clover" out of number one on the Billboard Hot 100. I don't know how influential or innovative relying on previously recorded songs to get hits is.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 09.29.11 @ 00:05am


I don't think Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have an especially strong case. Lots of covers with the Arrow's I Love Rock and Roll being their big hit. Not really innovative. And by 1981 you had people like Pat Benatar and others.
My suspicion is that this nomination is based on the Runaways connection and the publicity from the Runaway's movie. But the Runaways are imo not deserving of being nominated either. They had virtually no impact anywhere except Japan. They did standard hard rock, although the Jett/Fowley Cherry Bomb is a classic. There seems to be revisionism to make the Runaways more important than they actually were in their time, a revisionism that centers on their being an LA band. And if the women in rock angle is so important, then what about Suzi Quatro?

Posted by astrodog on Thursday, 09.29.11 @ 09:56am


Using GFW's formula:

Innovation: None, really. The female fronted rock band had been done before, their style of rock had been done before and most of their hits were covers. 0

Influence: Joan Jett has definitely proved influential to female rock musicians that came in her wake, people sometimes call her the "Queen of Rock and Roll" (whether that's warranted or not is another question entirely). 15

Commercial success: Nothing spectacular but not bad either. "I Love Rock and Roll" went to #1. 10

Critical acclaim: She seems well respected these days. 15

Bonus for "I Love Rock and Roll" (yeah I know it's a cover but so is "Wild Thing" by the Troggs). 10

Total: 50

Conclusion: Not Hall of Fame worthy, an argument for borderline at best could be made.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 10.11.11 @ 14:09pm


^Keep in mind, that's on Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, not the Runaways.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 10.11.11 @ 14:10pm


http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/44693588#44693588

Video of The 2012 Rock Hall Nominees on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts featured - I Love Rock And Roll. Women making strong showing-Brian Williams

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.13.11 @ 10:02am


According to that NBC report the inductees will be announced in November not December.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.22.11 @ 17:55pm


I'm like Marie Osmond compared to Joan Jett.

- Pat Benatar

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 21:19pm


once again my point they held her back from this year dunno why but red hot chilli peppers really? come on now they havent around that long joan jett got ripped off from being inducted just like j geils and bon jovi

Posted by DefleppardFan2012 on Wednesday, 03.14.12 @ 17:24pm


On the merits the best chance for Jett to get inducted would be to go the Janis Joplin route and nominate her individually. Because neither the Runaways nor the Blackhearts seem like very strong candidates on their own.

Posted by astrodog on Wednesday, 03.14.12 @ 17:42pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slnq-_2SIgQ

The 2012 Nominees video from NBC

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 03.25.12 @ 08:30am


So many of her songs were covers? She sure fooled me and probably a lot of other people

Posted by Milestones on Sunday, 09.6.09 @ 06:45am

Anyone with access to the Internet can find this out in a matter of seconds. Trust me, it ain't rocket science.

I don't think Joan Jett was trying to fool anyone about the origins of her biggest hits. If you take the time to look at the liner notes of her albums, you'll see that proper credit is given to the original songwriters of songs she's covered.

Here is a lengthy, but by no means complete, list of Joan Jett songs that she either wrote or co-wrote, compiled by yours truly. I've included both songs recorded when Jett was with The Runaways and when she was with The Blackhearts

Bad Reputation
Cherry Bomb
You Drive Me Wild
Lovers
Blackmail
Dead End Justice
Take It or Leave It
California Paradise
Hollywood
Little Sister
Wasted
Gotta Get Out Tonight
Wait For Me
School Days
Don't Go Away
Waitin' for the Night
You're Too Possessive
Take Over
My Buddy and Me
C'mon
Hollywood Cruising
Don't Abuse Me
You Don't Know What You've Got
Jezebel
(I'm Gonna) Run Away
Be Straight
You're Too Possessive
Fake Friends
Handyman
A Hundred Feet Away
Secret Love
The French Song
Why Can't We Be Happy
I Love Playin' With Fire
Coney Island Whitefish
Had Enough
Nitetime
Wait For Me
Who Can You Trust
Scratch My Back
Locked Groove
Frustrated
Hold Me
Long Time
Talkin' Bout My Baby
Love Like Mine
Someday
Push And Stomp
I Got No Answers
Bombs Away

So much for the absurd notion that JJ wasn't a prolific songwriter, eh? According to my count, that's a total of 50 songs, and that's not even a complete list of songs written or co-written by JJ!

Joan Jett was also the first major female musician to establish a record label-Blackheart Records-which was co-founded by Jett and frequent songwriting partner Kenny Laguna . I don't know about the rest of you, but I think that's a significant enough achievement to get Joan Jett into the RRHOF.

Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 04.3.12 @ 22:39pm


Joan Jett has been an active rock artist for over 35yrs.From The Runaways at 15yrs old thru today at over 50yrs old.Never stopped touring and making records.Influanced many many femal rockers and bands.A total pioneer.Her not being in the Hall already is an injustice and worse.

Posted by frank mainardi on Friday, 04.6.12 @ 18:13pm


2 years in a row, almost inducted & they're still saying only 16% chance. That should have least gone up 75%. Hell, she shouldv'e been in along time ago. Hope they get their head outta their ass & Induct her in 2014.

Posted by Anthony on Sunday, 01.20.13 @ 02:03am


The Arrows

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.30.14 @ 09:24am


JOAN JETT DESERVES IT ! MORE THAT A LOT OF WOMEN THAT HAVE BEEN MENTIONED AS POSSIBILITIES ! ALSO SHE DESERVES IT MORE THAN GREEN DAY ! SHE'S A MAJOR INFLUENCE AND A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH ! SHE ENJOYS WHAT SHE'S DOING , AND TOURS THE WORLD ALMOST CONSTANTLY ! SHE'S NOT IN IT JUST FOR THE MONEY ! SHE ENJOYS PERFORMING ! I'VE SEEN HER TWICE AND I KNOW THE ABOVE IS TRUE , BECAUSE SHE SMILES ALL THE TIME ON TIME ! HOW MANY PERFORMERS DO YOU KNOW WHO ARE 55 , AND STILL LOOK GOOD ? GIVE HER WHAT SHE DESERVES , NOMINATE JOAN JETT & THE BLACKBEARTS , A TRUE ROCK BAND !

Posted by Darrell Clark on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 06:16am


J O A N J E T T IN 2015 ! !

Posted by Darrell Clark on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 06:25am


1. I love rock -n- roll ( Joan Jett & the Blackhearts made it famous ! ) 2. Do you wanna touch me . 3. I hate myself for loving you . 3. Fake friends . 4. Crimson and clover . 5. TMI ( a new Joan Jett & the Blackhearts classic ! ) 6.Any weather ( another new Joan Jett & the Blackhearts classic ! ) 7. Bad Reputation 8. Bad Time 9. Oh woe is me 9. Love is pain 10. I'm gonna runaway 11. Backlash 12. You're to possessive 13. Baby blue 14. Everyday people 15. I love playing' with fire 16. Backlash 17. Go home 18. You got a problem 19. Had enough 20. Little liar 21. Good music 22. If ya want my luv 23. This means war 24. Light of day 25. Right til the end. ** NEED I SAY MORE ? **

Posted by Darrell Clark on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 07:45am


The cover songs done by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were made as an honor to those artists ! I would appreciate that if I wrote songs .

Lita Ford has not had the success that Joan Jett has !
Lita Ford now is a has been !

Lita Ford gave up music for over a decade !

Joan Jett fronted for the late Kurt Cobain on Nirvana's biggest hit . She was thought of first !

Joan Jett 's performance stole the show !

Name a female - fronted band that tours consistently and almost constantly like Joan Jett & the Blackhearts ? AND ENJOYS DOING IT ! !

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS IN THE HALL IN 2015 ! !

Posted by Darrell Clark on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 08:03am


JOAN JETT IS THE TRUE QUEEN OF ROCK ! !

THE RUNAWAYS WERE CONSIDERED A JOKE ! THEY WERE PRETTY GOOD IN MY OPINION !

LEE CRYSTAL PASSED AWAY LAST YEAR

GARY RYAN DOESN'T EVEN GO BY THAT NAME ANYMORE ! HE QUIT THE MUSIC BUSINESS AND IS NOW A TEACHER !

ARE THEY GOING TO TREAT THEM LIKE THEY DID DENNY CARMASSI AND MARK ANDES , FORMERLY OF HEART ?

LOTS OF REPLACEMENTS FOR THE BLACKHEARTS AND HEART SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED !

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS IN THE HALL IN 2015 ! !

Posted by Darrell Clark on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 08:22am


Joan Jett should absolutely be in the RnR HoF. If it had always been fan based votes, She would've been in there long ago. She has paved the way for many & IS Rock n' Roll!

Posted by Jeanine T on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 14:19pm


It is NOT a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame until she is in, how could it be? She is Rock and Roll and the BEST at what she does, no one deserves it more than Joan Jett!

Posted by Diane Bellar on Friday, 06.27.14 @ 15:16pm


The Runaways should be inducted first, but Joan deserved it a long time ago.

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 23:03pm


Drummer Lee Crystal died of multiple schlerosis in 2013. No one mentioned it here.

There was only one post on this page in 2013.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.16.14 @ 17:46pm


Yes, she's finally in! Take that, 16%!!!

Posted by NixtonV on Tuesday, 12.16.14 @ 12:57pm


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