Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Premiere “Fresh Start” Video

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts have premiered a new video for their song “Fresh Start.” This track was recorded for Jett’s “Bad Reputation” documentary, which was released in theaters and on demand in September.

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Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Stream New Song “Fresh Start”

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts are streaming a new song titled “Fresh Start.” The track was recorded for Jett’s “Bad Reputation” documentary, which will released in theaters and on demand September 28. The soundtrack will be released on the same day as well. Jett told Entertainment Weekly the following about the song:

“Sometimes you need to say to yourself, ‘Am I still enjoying what I’m doing? I need to find the fire again.’ Part of it was just thinking about rock in general. It’s always been a young person’s game, writing about sex, love and partying. As rock and rollers get older, what do they write about? I’m not sure there’s an answer, but we’re looking for it.”

Joan Jett’s Full Discography Is Now Streaming For The First Time

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts’ catalog has been made available on streaming services for the first time following a new worldwide deal between Blackheart Records and Sony Music Entertainment/Legacy Recordings involving the rights to Joan Jett’s full discography. As part of the agreement, the catalog will be available under the SME/Legacy umbrella and it will be released in digital and physical formats. Furthermore, SME’s Thread Shop will also be administering Joan Jett’s exclusive merchandising rights.

Blackheart Records VP Carianne Brinkman issued the following statement:

“Blackheart is excited to be working with Sony Legacy, particularly as we enter into the streaming space with the Blackheart Records catalog, including the Joan Jett and the Blackhearts catalog in its entirety. They are the best at what they do and understand the brands and artists they work with. We feel it is the perfect partnership.”

SME Commercial Music Group President Richard Story added:

“The music of Joan Jett — raw, real and uncompromising — has been an essential part of the pop culture landscape across four decades. Sony Music and Legacy Recordings are both honored and thrilled to be part of the Joan Jett saga and look forward to bringing her music and attitude to future rockers.”

In other news Legacy Recordings will also release the soundtrack to Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” documentary. That effort will come with classic songs, a new track titled “Fresh Start,” a previously unreleased song called “Androgynous,” which features Joan Jett along with Miley Cyrus and Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), and other tracks from The Runaways, Bikini Kill, members of the Sex Pistols, etc.

It is also worth noting that the deal also includes recordings by Evil Stig, Cherie Currie, FEA, Jackknife Stiletto, Girl in a Coma, The Dollyrots, The Vacancies, The Cute Lepers and The Eyeliners, along with “various artists” compilation albums.

[via Billboard]

Joan Jett Documentary “Bad Reputation” To Be Released In Theaters & On Demand In September

The new Joan Jett documentary “Bad Reputation,” which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, will be released in theaters and on demand on September 28. The film was directed by Kevin Kerslake and it offers “a look at the life of Joan Jett, from her early years as the founder of The Runaways and first meeting collaborator Kenny Laguna in 1980 to her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.”

Here’s an official synopsis:

“Joan Jett is so much more than ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’. It’s true, she became mega-famous from the number-one hit, and that fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV. But that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends THE RUNAWAYS, influencing many musicians — both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands — with her no-bullshit style.

“‘Bad Reputation’ gives you a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning ’70s punk scene, and their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage. The theme is clear: even though people tried to define Jett and keep her stuck to one hit, she never compromised. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Styx, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, And Tesla Announce 2018 Tour

Styx, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and Tesla will be heading out on a North American tour together. You see the dates for that trek below.

Tour Dates:

05/30 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
06/01 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
06/02 Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
06/04 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
06/05 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
06/07 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
06/09 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
06/10 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
06/12 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
06/13 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
06/14 Raleigh, NC – Costal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
06/16 Atlanta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
06/17 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/27 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06/28 Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
06/29 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
06/30 Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
07/03 Montreal, QUE. – Place Bell at Laval
07/04 Toronto, ONT. – Budweiser Stage
07/06 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/07 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
07/08 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/10 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
07/11 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/13 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/14 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
07/15 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

Joan Jett Documentary “Bad Reputation” Acquired By Magnolia

The new Joan Jett documentary “Bad Reputation,” which was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month, has been acquired by Magnolia, and will receive a theatrical release later this year. The film was directed by Kevin Kerslake and offers “a look at the life of Joan Jett, from her early years as the founder of The Runaways and first meeting collaborator Kenny Laguna in 1980 to her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.”

Joan Jett Documentary “Bad Reputation” To Premiere At 2018 Sundance Film Festival

A new Joan Jett documentary, titled “Bad Reputation,” will be premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, which is set to take place in Park City, UT on January 18-28. The film was directed by Kevin Kerslake and will offer “a look at the life of Joan Jett, from her early years as the founder of The Runaways and first meeting collaborator Kenny Laguna in 1980 to her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.”