This Friday, the Joan Jett movie documentary "Bad Reputation" makes its way into theaters, on-demand, Itunes, Amazon, and other platforms. The film goes a long way to help justify the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's prominent position in the music universe (as if you didn't already know that Jett owns a special place there).
The film traces Jett as a teenager who needed to play guitar - an electric, not some acoustic model - she didn't plan on being a folksinger! Then it was onto the barely-pubsecent bad-girl band from L.A., The Runaways and Jett's subsequent struggles to break into a solo career. She'd be rejected by 22 major-labels before deciding to start her own Blackheart Records, where major success would soon come.
Kevin Kerslake directed "Bad Reputation" which features interviews with some of rock's A-listers including Billie Joe Armstrong, Iggy Pop, Pete Townshend, and Debbie Harry of Blondie. Michael J. Fox and Myley Cyrus are also featured. The archival footage will take you right back to the 70's punk scene in all its raw, do-it-yourself glory.
Check out the single "Fresh Start," new music from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, in conjunction with the new film. https://youtu.be/0nSBQZg_GyA