Decades Of Defiance And Joan Jett's Bad Reputation

Bad Reputation advance one-night-only screening with 
exclusive footage only seen in theaters!
Weds, Sept 26
Kendall Square, Cambridge
Regent Theater, Arlington
Natick Center For The Arts, Natick
Portsmouth Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

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Defiance is very well the key to Joan Jett’s longevity in rock n’ roll. In the upcoming biopic, Bad Reputation, Jett doesn’t mince words: "Tell me I can't do something -- you know I'm gonna be doing it."

As co-founder, guitarist, and songwriter in the celebrated 1970s rock band, The Runaways, Jett has seen - and heard -  it all. The documentary chronicles the earliest days with a 13-year-old Joan Marie Larkin being told by a guitar teacher, “girls don't play rock and roll." That set a tone for the 40-plus years of making-music where she’s withstood the seediest parts of the business -- the storied association with band “manager” Kim Fowley, battery attacks, thrown beer bottles, broken bones, and the merciless reviews including Rolling Stone magazine.

Often called the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, the Godmother of Punk, and an iconic figure among the rock, garage, and punk genres for women and men, Joan defied them all and created Blackheart Records with manager and producer, Kenny Laguna. On April 18, 2015, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, along with Laguna, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Bad Reputation hits theaters, iTunes, Amazon and on-demand on September 28, six days after Joan’s 60th birthday. Among those who appear include Blondie's Chris Stein, Iggy Pop, Kathleen Hanna, Billie Joe Armstrong, and longtime manager Kenny Laguna.

 Watch the trailer here:

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Anngelle Wood

Anngelle Wood

WZLX air personality, Local Music Director, host of Boston Emissions & the annual Rock 'N' Roll Rumble festival, also WZLX’s resident coffee enthusiast, dog rescuer, media nerd, and ​true crime addict. Read more


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