She does not cease to amaze, and she did a heart pounding, chest expanding show at the Sonoma Marin Fair, June 25. Arriving recently from a tour that included Dublin and together with the formidable Blackhearts, Joan Jett belted out new songs, first songs ("School Days"), and classics ("Cherry Bomb"). In homage to Pride (June 25-27) in San Francisco, which she referred to as "that weekend", she sang "ACDC" (2006) and "Androgynous" (2006).
Here comes Dick
He's wearing a skirt
Here comes Jane ?
You know she's sporting a chain ?
Same hair revolution ?
Same build evolution ?
Tomorrow who's going to fuss
The eclectic crowd of all ages, children on parent's shoulders groovin' away, teenagers, families, couples and singles from all walks of life and style thomped, stomped and sang in unison to the Sonoma Marin Fair extravaganza including "I Love Rock N Roll", and "Crimson and Clover". Joan Jett looking as fabulous as ever and proving that she is way beyond being just an excellent show woman, continues to be the "Queen of Rock n Roll".
Joan Jett's life is the subject of a new film starring Kristen Stewart (Joan Jett) and Dakota Fanning (Cherie Curie) , a biopic about the legendary all girl teenage rock band Jett and Curie played in as teenagers in the mid 70s (1975-1979). The Runaways (2010) by Canadian director Floria Sigismond, which was in theatrical release in San Francisco in March, is out on DVD/BlueRay July 20.
According to Jett, Kristen Stewart played her well. “She’s authentic,” Jett said to Cinema Blend. “I don’t mean to put words in her mouth, but what I get is she feels she has to do it justice. She knows the Runaways have fans, she knows I have fans, and she was concerned about being authentic.”
Jett established her own label Blackheart Records in 1980, one of the first women to do so in the music industry.