Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Added To Sweden Rock Festival 2011
December 2, 2010
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are the latest band to sign up for Sweden Rock Fest 2011, joining artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Saxon and Styx. Sweden Rock Fest takes place on June 8th through 11th in Solvesborg, Sweden. Tickets for the four day event are now available for purchase at www.swedenrock.comt.
Joan Jett entered rock history in 1975 when she co-founded The Runaways – the world’s first successful all-female rock band. The Runaways folded in 1979 and Joan, the band’s frontwoman and guitarist, started a solo career and then a new band, The Blackhearts. The cognoscenti predicted a colossal fiasco, but had to eat crow big time when Joan Jett and the Blackheart’s “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” became a monumental hit in 1982.
Over the years, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have released a total of 12 studio albums in their own right, crammed with raw garage-rock in a Hard Rock package. Apart from the abovementioned super hit, “Bad Reputation”, “Crimson and Clover”, “Do You Wanna Touch”, “Light of Day”, and “I Hate Myself for Loving You” also rank among her most revered numbers. This is actually the first time the iconic rock ‘n’ roll heroine visits SRF – could it be the beginning of a beautiful friendship? It promises to be a fascinating experience.