Joan Jett

  1. Chart Moves: Luke Bryan Leads Hot Country Songs 'Again'; Black Keys' 'Fever' Rises to No. 1 on Triple A

    April 18, 2014 3:49 PM EDT As previously reported, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week and Ed Sheeran's "Sing," which Williams co-wrote and -produced, soars in at No. 15. Who else's singing and other m ...

  2. The 'Blackfish' Effect: With California's Proposed Orca Ban, Will More Artists Cancel Theme Park Concerts?

    March 14, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Proposed legislation that would ban the use of orcas as amusement-park acts in California could turn up the heat on musical groups that can earn a 25 percent to 50 percent premium playing such venues. Heart Pulls Out of SeaWorld Show Amid Peti ...

  3. Backbeat Byte: Frank Ferrer, Jim Rotolo and More New York Rockers Come Out in Support of Harley-Davidson Grand Opening

    December 30, 2013 11:33 AM EST A New York City Harley-Davidson franchisee built upon the branding of the Harley-Davidson corporation by closely aligning itself with the local rock music community at its Grand Opening Party in December. Playing off the branding which the motorc ...

  4. Joan Jett's PETA Support, Vegetarianism Gets Her Kicked-Off S. Dakota Float at Macy's Thanksgiving Parade After Ranchers Complain

    November 16, 2013 5:20 PM EST Macy's is moving rocker Joan Jett and her band off the South Dakota tourism float in its Thanksgiving Day parade after ranchers complained about having a vegetarian and animal rights advocate representing their state. "I've decide ...

  5. Morning Fix: Are Shakira/T-Mobile Hatching Jay Z/Samsung Deal?; Sillerman on SFX's IPO, Afrojack; The Orchard's Multi-Channel Network

    October 11, 2013 7:30 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE ARE SHAKIRA, T-MOBILE HATCHING A JAY Z-SAMSUNG DEAL? When T-Mobile was prepping the news of its unlimited international data plan, announced Oct. 9 in New York’s Bryant Park, the fourth-largest ph ...

  6. Chart Moves: Joan Jett Returns to Billboard 200, Randy Travis Album Hits Top 40 on Country Albums, Remixed Rush Debuts

    October 10, 2013 8:25 PM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, it was all about Justin Timberlake, as the star earned his second No. 1 album this year. His new "The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)" debuted atop the chart, selling 350,000 copies, according to ...

  7. Justin Timberlake Heading for Second No. 1 Album this Year, Lorde Aiming For No. 3 (Updated)

    October 01, 2013 7:16 PM EDT Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience -- 2 of 2" is bound for the top of the Billboard 200, according to industry forecasters. While Billboard has yet to announce this week's top 10 albums on the Billboard 200, we're ...

  8. Backbeat: Led Zeppelin Movie Premiere, Afterparty Bring in Rock and Music-Biz Royalty

    October 11, 2012 4:30 PM EDT From left: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and original drummer John Bonham's son Jason arrive for the press conference for the release of their new concert film Celebration Day . (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)   On Tuesday nigh ...

  9. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, NWA, The Meters Among Rock Hall Nominees

    October 04, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Rush and Deep Purple, long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of groundbreaking rap groups. Also among the first-time nom ...

  10. Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy, Kraftwerk, NWA, The Meters Among Rock Hall Nominees

    October 04, 2012 6:12 AM EDT Deep Purple and Rush, long considered glaring oversights for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are among the finalists on this year's ballot, joining several returning names and a pair of groundbreaking rap groups. Also among the first-time nom ...

  11. Foo Fighters, T.I. to Headline Atlanta's Music Midtown

    April 24, 2012 10:37 PM EDT Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, T.I. and Ludacris will headline two days of concerts in September at Atlanta's Music Midtown. Organizers of the music festival announced on Tuesday that the event will take place at Piedmont Park. The musicians are sl ...

  12. Joey Ramone Posthumous Solo Album To Be Released by BMG

    April 18, 2012 8:04 AM EDT Joey Ramone in 1977 (Phot: BMG / Janet Macoska) BERLIN - BMG today announced the worldwide release of a posthumous solo album from former Ramones frontman Joey Ramone, who died 11 years ago at age 49. The 15-track album …Ya Know? will roll-out wit ...

  13. Getty Images Music Teams With Joss Stone, Indie Artists for Guestlist @MIDEM

    January 29, 2012 1:42 PM EST Brian Nelson (Joss Stone's manager and cofounder of Stone'd Records) with Stone, before announcing their Getty Images Music partnership (Photo: Andrew Hampp/Billboard) After teaming up with Atom Factory Music Licensing last fall for a co ...

  14. TuneCore Expands Into Canada

    January 11, 2012 2:40 PM EST Brooklyn, NY-based TuneCore has expanded its music and video distribution service into Canada. The site, www.tunecore.ca , is exclusive to Canadian artists. The music is priced in Canadian currency and there is no currency conversion on domestic s ...

  15. Lollapalooza Festivals in Chile and Brazil Announce Lineups: Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, Many More

    November 21, 2011 8:46 AM EST Lollapalooza's two South American festivals - Chile, which premiered last year, and Brazil, which launches in 2012 -- announced their lineups on Monday morning: The two festivals will share some but not all acts on their bills. Lollapalooza C ...

  16. Eric B. & Rakim, Guns N' Roses, The Cure, Joan Jett Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    September 27, 2011 7:40 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Long ago, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts professed their love for rock 'n' roll. It's time to see if the feeling runs both ways. The iconic rock act is on the list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees for the 2012 c ...

  17. Record Label Responds to Joan Jett Lawsuit

    June 12, 2011 1:36 PM EDT A record label that singer-guitarist Joan Jett and 1970s bandmate Cherie Currie are suing to stop the release of a tribute album in homage to their early punk band says the recording was made "with the best of intentions" to raise funds ...

  18. Joan Jett, Cherie Currie Sue To Stop Runaways Tribute Album

    June 10, 2011 7:46 AM EDT NEW YORK - Joan Jett loves rock and roll, but not on a tribute album she says an ex-employee put together without her permission. The "I Love Rock N' Roll" singer-guitarist and 1970s bandmate Cherie Currie sued Thursday to try to st ...

  19. Record Store Day Releases: A Complete Guide

    April 14, 2011 2:03 PM EDT Record Store Day takes place Saturday, April 16. Below is a list of all titles being released in conjunction with -- and exclusively for -- Record Store Day in the U.S. Each entry has artist, title, label and format. Some entries also include the ...

  20. Bug Music Signs Joan Jett, Blackheart Records

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music Publishing has entered into a publishing agreement with guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer Joan Jett and her Blackheart Records Group. Under the terms of the deal, Bug Music will represent Joan Jett’s renowned publishing catalog ...

  21. Lauper, B-52s Anchoring True Colors Tour

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Cyndi Lauper and the B-52s will anchor this summer's True Colors tour, which will begin May 31 at Boston's Bank of America Pavilion. TV personality Carson Kressley will host the shows, which will also feature appearances by Rosie O' ...

  22. Runaways Drummer Sandy West Dies

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT She was 47. Sandy West, whose ferocious drumming fueled the influential all-female '70s rock band the Runaways, which she co-founded with Joan Jett, has died of lung cancer. She was 47. West died Saturday night at a hospice in San Dimas, east ...

  23. Joan Jett's Bass Player Sues Over Injury

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joan Jett's bass guitarist has filed an $85 million lawsuit against New York venue Roseland Ballroom, MTV Corp. and others, saying career was jeopardized when bouncers jumped him while he was fending Joan Jett's bass guitarist has filed ...