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Top 7 Women in Rock: Joan Jett

It’s pretty clear Joan Jett rules and that is why she comes in at number three on our countdown of the top women in rock.

Jett was a member of The Runaways and launched a successful rock career in the 1980s – both solo and with her band, The Blackhearts. Joan’s probably best known for her mega-hit cover “I Love Rock n’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and “Bad Reputation.”

Joan not only sings better than you – she can also wail on a guitar. Rolling Stone even put her on their “Top 100 Guitarist of All Time” list. Plus, Joan is a monster song writer.

A couple summers back, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts hit the road with Alice Cooper and Motorhead. I'm sure that was one hell of a tour! 


Reader Comments (3)

I'm struggling with classifying Joan as a monster guitarist, but I'd agree she's one of the top women of rock. The I love rock n roll album, and the one with Crimson and Clover on it, were basically my introduction to something harder than Duran Duran, and I loved every minute of it. In hindsight, those albums have far too strong a 60's influence, but they still rock, and so does she.
June 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Saw her open for Robert Plant in Cincinnati in 1988 I think. Some of the crowd was wasn't as into her and didn't even enter the arena until after she had left. Their loss, believe me!
June 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSean
I saw her on the tour with Motorhead and Alice Cooper - it was a brilliant show. She was excellent. I don't think my Mum appreciated Motorhead much (ha!) but she really enjoyed Joan Jett and Alice Cooper.
June 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCinnamon

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