Speaking for all of here at BangWave I can tell you that we all love Joan Jett. And she’s one of us — LGBT.

This podcast proves that she rocks live, even now 40 some odd years after she formed her first band, The Runaways. Indeed younger listeners should go to Netflix or wherever at screen the movie also called “The Runaways“, starring Dakota Fanning.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are touring as we write this. You can check for tour dates here. And if you want to hear what it might sound like, simply press play on this podcast!

We’ve remastered the audio from a live concert the band recorded for Guitar Center earlier this year. (analog source). It was aired only on Direct TV.

Don’t worry about missing the visuals, but it looks a lot like the photo taken above. The audio is the best part. The program also contains an interview with Joan Jett by Nic Harcourt.

“It says a lot about Joan Jett’s standing that she was one of four singers invited to play with Nirvana on their induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year; relative to the other three performers, it was obvious which role she was filling. ….

“She was the good, old-fashioned, no-strings-attached rock icon; that’s how the music world views her these days. She’s showing no signs of slowing down, either, continuing to tour with the Blackhearts as her backing band. She plays as mean a guitar as ever, but perhaps the most impressive aspect of her sheer endurance is that her voice, if anything, sounds better than it ever did; more than you can say for many of her contemporaries. ” (Joeg_67)

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