Posts tagged "joan jett"

Jackie Fuchs Says Her Alleged Rape Was “Traumatic For Everyone,” While Joan Jett And Cherie Currie Deny Being Present

Last week, the Huffington Post published an exclusive profile of Jackie Fuchs, aka Jackie Fox, bassist for the ’70s girl band, the Runaways, in which she alleges that she was brutally raped by the band’s manager when she was just 16 years old. Her story was shocking and heartbreaking, in part because she claims that Kim Fowley sexually…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2015

Jackie Fox Of The Runaways Comes Forward About Being Raped By Band Manager Kim Fowley

Huffington Post’s online magazine Highline has got a brutal must-read by Jason Cherkis about Jackie Fuchs aka Jackie Fox, former bass player for ’70s girl band The Runaways, who describes, for the first time, being brutally raped by band manager Kim Fowley. Now in her mid-50s, Fuchs tells her story of being discovered by Fowley, joining the girl band, which made…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 9, 2015

Miley Cyrus Teams Up With Joan Jett For A New “Backyard Session” Benefitting Homeless & LGBTQ Teens

Say what you want about Miley Cyrus’s attempt at doing rap music, her sexually cartoonish art and her various antics, but her commitment to helping homeless and LGBTQ teens is seriously awesome. Miley recently launched her own charity called the Happy Hippie Foundation, which seeks to serve those vulnerable populations, and she’s relaunched her popular…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2015

So Rad: 4 Women Fronted Nirvana At Last Night’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

This is awesome. Last night, Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, just days after the 20 year anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death from suicide, and when the remaining members of the band took the stage to perform, they were joined by four female rockers filling Cobain’s shoes/vocals. Joan Jett, St. Vincent, Kim…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 11, 2014

Oprah Sets Up Miley Cyrus And Joan Jett

Oprah sure loves pairing ’80s rock stars with the pop tarts of today. On yesterday’s “Woman Who Rock” episode, in addition to teaming up Avril Lavigne and Pat Benatar, she also had Miley Cyrus join Joan Jett for a medley of “Bad Reputation,” “Cherry Bomb,” and my favorite karaoke song ever, “I Hate…

Joan Jett Bonds With KStew, Plus Other Actors Who’ve Met Those They’ve Portrayed

See, you knew there had to be an explanation for the haircut. Kristen Stewart has been spending a lot of time with Joan Jett, who she’s portraying in the upcoming movie, “The Runaways.” Turns out, these two really like each other! Kristen said of the rock icon, “So many people know her as just being…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 27, 2009

Barbie Goes Back To The ’80s

Barbie collectors, get psyched for December: Mattel is launching their “Ladies of the ’80s” line, complete with mini interpretations of the great Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, and Cyndi Lauper. Joan is dressed in not only leather pants but also hot pink high tops, while Cyndi flashes her fishnets, and Debbie shows off a pink…

Bianca Posterli / October 26, 2009

Quote Of The Day: What Would Joan Jett Do?

“When people said to me, ‘Girls can’t play rock ‘n’ roll,’ I’m like, What are you saying? Girls can’t master the instrument? I’m in class with girls playing cello, violin, piano, Beethoven, Bach. You’re telling me they can’t play guitar?”Joan Jett from Joan Jett and The Blackhearts in Esquire magazine. (FYI, Kristen Stewart cut her…

Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2009

Joan Jett Can’t Teach Kristen Stewart What Really Matters

Yeah, we know Joan Jett specifically wanted Kristen Stewart to play her in “The Runaways,” the new film which documents Jett’s early beginnings in a rock group. But why? These photos taken on set show Jett, 51, giving Stewart, 19, pointers on how to imitate her. Am I the only one who sees that Jett – who is decades older…

Zandile Blay / June 16, 2009

Quick Pic: Bella’s Not Lookin’ So Beautiful

That’s because Kristen Stewart has ditched the pretty long locks for an ’80s shag — she’s playing Joan Jett in “The Runaways” biopic. [Los Angeles, CA, 6/11/09]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 11, 2009