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Joan Jett, born Joan Marie Larkin, is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress.
(1958 - )

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Aggressive, tough and defiant may describe me, but that leaves the impression I'm mean and I'm not. People expect me to have fangs.
 

And you have a record company behind it, this is a key too, you need people to fight for your records, at least a little bit. So if you have a great song, it's catchy, and you've got a little bit of help, I think that's all you need. But there hasn't been that in music.
 

Blackheart Records being 25 years old represents staying power and the fact that we weren't able to get a record out through conventional means, so we had to create this record company to put out our records if we wanted to be a band that had records to give out to their fans.
 

Def Leppard is obviously a different band that we are, but the music work well tighter. And the audiences seem work well together too. We are opening, but we're having a good time.
 

Girls have got balls. They're just a little higher up that's all.
 

I don't know if I miss it per se, but I do miss the fact that there just doesn't seem to be any rock 'n' roll out there anyplace. Everything does seem kind of tame. It's even hard in Manhattan to go out and find a good band to go see.
 

I feel like it's my job to carry the torch.
 

I figured out it was a social thing, what women were allowed to do. At a very young age, I decided I was not going to follow women's rules.
 

I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn't play rock 'n' roll.
 

I had a blast doing the Warped Tour, but it's good to be home, for sure.
 

I like to hang out with my friends. I love music. I like to go to the movies. I like to eat. I like to cook.
 

I love sports. I love animals. I love kids. I want to save the world. So how do I combine all those things? I don't know.
 

I love to engage with people who come to see us.
 

I plan to stay in music. I plan to keep making records.
 

I really wanted it to be organic and coming from my heart. So, I think maybe the initial thought of wanting to go in that direction, I had to wait until things happened in our world and in our country that fired me up enough where the words came out organically.
 

I sure saw a lot of kids that I'm sure didn't know a lot about us, or we were definitely new to them. The kids who came up to me afterward, we'd talk about music, sign a lot of autographs. So I'm sure we made a lot of new fans.
 

I think I was born strong-willed. That's not the kind of thing you can learn. The advantage is, you stick to what you believe in and rarely get pushed out of what you want to do.
 

I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.
 

I think what I'm going to do is get more balance in my life to still be able to go out and play the hard rock 'n' roll and do what I like to do in music.
 

I wouldn't say no to other kinds of musical opportunities. I guess that it just depends on what it was or what it required me to do, and if I felt that it compromised my own soul.
 


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