Joan Jett Teams Up With Z2 Comics For Graphic Anthology

Joan Jett and Z2 Comics will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Bad Reputation” and “I Love Rock n’ Roll” with a new graphic anthology. That book, which will be available this fall, was put together by various female creators including Tara McPherson.

The following was said about the release:

“‘Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – 40×40: Bad Reputation/I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’ is written and drawn by some of the most renowned female creators from around the world, and is available for preorder now for a fall release in softcover and hardcover editions at finer comic shops, book and record stores worldwide. Exclusively available through Z2’s web site in limited quantities are the deluxe and super deluxe versions, packaged with exclusive vinyl, art prints and much more. To celebrate this 40th anniversary, a ‘platinum edition’ is available in an extremely limited quantity of just 40 units and includes a new Epiphone guitar, gig bag and signed certificate of authenticity.”

Carianne Brinkman, president of Blackheart, commented

“When we began working with Z2 Comics on ‘Joan Jett And The Blackhearts 40 x 40’ for the 40th Anniversary of ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’ and ‘Bad Reputation’, we reflected on all the rejection and opposition Joan faced from the industry as a woman with a guitar, especially at the beginning of her career. Luckily, she blocked out the noise and showed the doubters she could do it herself. The comic world, much like the rock ‘n’ roll world, is fairly underrepresented in terms of women, particularly in the mainstream. We thought this was a great opportunity to celebrate comic writers and illustrators who happen to be women, and who, like Joan, are constantly being asked what it’s like to be ‘a woman…’ in their respective industries. We are so excited to bring these amazing artists and writers together to celebrate this milestone anniversary.”

McPherson added:

“Joan Jett is the epitome of a rock ‘n’ roll icon and a powerful force of a woman. When I was young and teaching myself how to play bass and starting bands, she was such an inspiration to me, and I know to so many other girls as well. She’s a fierce woman making no apologies, showing females they have a place in rock!”

[via Blabbermouth]

Alice Cooper And Joan Jett And The Blackhearts To Perform As Part Of “Cleveland Rocks: From Our Living Rooms” Benefit Show

Alice Cooper and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts will be performing as part of the “Cleveland Rocks: From Our Living Rooms” benefit show to raise money for the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. The event will air on Fox 8 WJW on April 15 at 7 p.m. and it will also feature: Jason Mraz, Ben Folds with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Michael Stanley, and more. Members of the fund will also match $50,000 for viewer donations during the show.

Shinedown, Evanescence, The Struts, Etc. Set For 2019 MMRBQ

Shinedown, Evanescence, The Struts, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, Fozzy, The Glorious Sons, Bad Wolves, and Siravo have all been booked for the 2019 MMRBQ festival. That event will take place on May 18 at the BB&T Pavlion in Camden, NJ

Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Etc. Set For Inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. The event, which is replacing the annual Rock On The Range festival, will be held on May 17-19 at the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH and Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, and Disturbed will headline.

Here’s the full lineup:

Foo Fighters
System Of A Down
Disturbed
Bring Me The Horizon
The Prodigy
Ghost
Halestorm
Lamb Of God
Chevelle
Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
The Cult
In This Moment
The Hives
Gojira
The Distillers
Meshuggah
Action Bronson
The Struts
Refused
Killswitch Engage
Parkway Drive
Black Label Society
Beartooth
Scars On Broadway
Architects
Tom Morello
Avatar
Pussy Riot
Bad Wolves
Fever 333
Mark Lanegan Band
Badflower
The Glorious Sons
Issues
Yungblud
H09909
Black Pistol Fire
Scarlxrd
Zeal & Ardor
Basement
The Black Dahlia Murder
Don Broco
Wage War
Hands Like Houses
While She Sleeps
Palaye Royale
Movements
Amigo The Devil
The Plot In You
Boston Manor
COUNTERFEIT.
Demob Happy
Teenage Wrist
The Pretty Vicious
Black Coffee
Shvpes
Dirty Honey
No1Cares
The Jacks

The festival will also include comedy performances from Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins, Pauly Shore, etc., art installations, and more. Danny Wimmer (Danny Wimmer Presents) commented:

“I am so proud of what we accomplished with ‘Rock On The Range‘, and with the debut of ‘Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival‘, we’re excited to bring our devoted rock fans and the city of Columbus a one-of-a-kind, world-class event that expands on the festival experience. The idea behind ‘Sonic Temple‘ is walking into something bigger than yourself, where YOU belong, or where you were always meant to be. The crowd is unparalleled, and the energy is electrifying, like going to a place of worship. We want this festival to be a temple of rock n’ roll. We want this to be the ultimate rock experience for the true fans who love the genre as much as we do.”

Tickets will go on sale at noon EST on November 30.