As a wise man named Dave Grohl once said, "Joan Jett is the real deal. She is a real rock and roller." The founding member of the all-female '70s rock band The Runaways and longtime leader of her own band, The Blackhearts, recently released her first album of new material in almost a decade. Titled Unvarnished, the record is a reflection of Jett's recent life experiences -- dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in her town of Long Beach; moving past the deaths of her parents; and reflecting on the place of social media in today's society.
We talk with Jett in the Soundcheck studio about her latest album, blasting through rock and roll stereotypes as a young female artist, and why she roots for the Green Bay Packers.
WNYC’s online and on-air source to hear your favorite bands and discover new ones, with live in-studio performances, interviews, and tips on wading through New York’s ever-vibrant concert scene. Hosted by John Schaefer.