Ever since she took center stage in 1982 classic No. 1 “I Love Rock n’ Roll,” Joan Jett and her band scored hit after hit, ranging from the soft “Crimson and Clover” to the edgy “I Hate Myself for Loving You." After her much-publicized appearance in the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Jett reached out to a newer, younger generation of fans who totally rocked out to her high-energy vibe and powerhouse voice. The parade appearance topped off a banner year for Jett and her band, The Blackhearts, a year that included the release of “Unvarnished,” an album that spawned yet another Jett mega-hit, “Any Weather.” Even with her salty punk vibe, she quickly gained mainstream fame, so much so that Jett and her Blackhearts were the first rock group to perform on Broadway during the 1980s in a concert series that broke records for the fastest ticket sell-out.
Rejecting the glamorous pop-diva image, Jett has reveled in creating her own style of in-your-face, girl-from-the-other-side-of-the-tracks Gothic glamor that greatly influenced the subsequent generation of female rockers. A bona fide activist, Jett is considered a role model for generations of women because of her commitment to feminist causes. In addition, she is an outspoken animal rights activist and is heavily involved with groups like PETA. In 2010, Jett released a successful two-disc "Greatest Hits" album, which she followed in 2013 with “Unvarnished," a moving, uncompromising album. Jett is as much in the limelight as ever; and even her iconic “I Hate Myself For Loving You” has been transmogrified into the Sunday Night Football Theme for NBC. in 2014 Jett, along with her Blackhearts band, continue to tour throughout the world with her belty, tuneful voice; energetic, charismatic presence; and vibrant, resonating lyrics.