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The NEW Joan Jett thread!

Because Datalounge has decided to screw up their search feature, making old threads either locked or hard to find, here's the new Joan Jett thread!

She's not a tabloid figure and keeps to herself, so that might make this thread hard to keep alive, but what the hay? Memories, thoughts, whatever... just post'em.

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by Anonymousreply 5111/20/2019

Yes, she has had a facelift.

by Anonymousreply 111/19/2019

Okie dokie.

by Anonymousreply 211/19/2019

r1, if she has, then okay. She wants to be the best she can be for herself and her fans. As long as she's not addictive about it, no harm done.

I guess though, folks could mourn her "former face". But, time changes appearance too, quite often. So, it is what it is.

by Anonymousreply 311/19/2019

How many wigs does she own?

by Anonymousreply 411/19/2019

r4- No clue, dude. Maybe none.

by Anonymousreply 511/19/2019

But she IS a tabloid figure, Blanche, she IS!

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by Anonymousreply 611/19/2019

Jackie Fox just loved her 15 extra minutes of fame over this!

by Anonymousreply 711/19/2019

I heard she wore a hairpiece during the "Up Your Alley" videos/concerts.

by Anonymousreply 811/19/2019

Anyone remember Rockabilly queen, Wanda Jackson? Joan is producing her new album. Should be out later this year.

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by Anonymousreply 911/19/2019

R9 I guess Jack White wasn't enough for her.

by Anonymousreply 1011/19/2019

She was pretty good looking on Roseanne's show. Definitely not concerned with wigs there.

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by Anonymousreply 1111/19/2019

R11. Yep, that's when she shaved her head. Wish she'd do it again

by Anonymousreply 1211/19/2019

Nah, the look was good for the time...that time in her life. I'm not sure it would fit her now.

by Anonymousreply 1311/19/2019

...But, she does have a very nicely shaped head, that's for sure!

by Anonymousreply 1411/19/2019

R13 The top your head doesn't wrinkle ;)

by Anonymousreply 1511/19/2019

R11 When she toured with Def Leppard that year, she wore a wig for the first few songs before ripping it off, showing the crowd her bald head,

by Anonymousreply 1611/19/2019

r15- LOL!

by Anonymousreply 1711/19/2019

r16- I wish there was video of that. There isn't much from that time online, except this...

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by Anonymousreply 1811/19/2019

Before shaving her head, she had this look (which it took some people a while to get used to as-well). Sexy both ways. I'm not sure how I like her best!

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by Anonymousreply 1911/19/2019

R19 I know. Maybe Kenny Laguna hooked her up with someone who does wigs/hairpieces.

by Anonymousreply 2011/19/2019

R19 Ah. the Susan Powter look. She had that before and after she shaved her head.

by Anonymousreply 2111/20/2019

r21- Yup. This was after the shaved head...Once it started growing back.

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by Anonymousreply 2211/20/2019

R22 I guess she's naturally a blonde.

by Anonymousreply 2311/20/2019

R23 Dirty blonde, brown is her natural color

by Anonymousreply 2411/20/2019

More just regular brown, not dirty blonde. Here's a pic of her, pre-fame:

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by Anonymousreply 2511/20/2019

And as a little girl.

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by Anonymousreply 2611/20/2019

Are any of her parents still alive? Does she have siblings?

by Anonymousreply 2711/20/2019

No, they both passed away. She based her song "Hard to Grow Up" on how she felt after losing them.

Her mom passed away in 2010 and her dad in 2007 or thereabouts.

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by Anonymousreply 2811/20/2019

And yeah, she does have siblings (a younger brother and younger sister). Here they are with Joan's mom shortly before her passing. As you can see, Joan stands out with her darker features, as both her siblings and mom have blue or blue-ish eyes. She still looks quite a bit like them though; I can see the similarities in her sister's smile and hers.

Her sis sort of looks like the actress from 3rd Rock From the Sun to me.

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by Anonymousreply 2911/20/2019

...Another one with her siblings- very appropriate for this time of year.

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by Anonymousreply 3011/20/2019

R29 Her mom looks her a bit. Any pics of her dad?

by Anonymousreply 3111/20/2019

I think her mom looks more like her sister than her.

by Anonymousreply 3211/20/2019

They could almost pass for the Heart sisters here...

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by Anonymousreply 3311/20/2019

r31- Here's a pic of her mom and dad, years before they got a divorce. I actually think Joan looks mainly like her dad, though she may not want to hear that. But, yeah, she has features of them both.

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by Anonymousreply 3411/20/2019

...And here's Joan with her dad in the early 1990s.

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by Anonymousreply 3511/20/2019

R35 1990 or 91 going by her hair.

by Anonymousreply 3611/20/2019

r36- I think it was 1993 actually. It was some baseball-related event. Joan is mad about sports as much as rock n' roll!

by Anonymousreply 3711/20/2019

Yep, it was the National Baseball Hall of Fame Gala in May of '93.

Joan said that if she weren't a rocker, she'd want to be a few things- one of them being a baseball player.

by Anonymousreply 3811/20/2019

R38 Almost made it into "A League Of Their Own".

by Anonymousreply 3911/20/2019

It would be nice if she were in more movies and stuff.

by Anonymousreply 4011/20/2019

Did Joan not have a good relationship with her father?

by Anonymousreply 4111/20/2019

r41- It was a strained relationship for a long time. I wouldn't say "bad" but strained.

Joan always says she got along with both her parents very well, but there was a period that she and her father weren't speaking, according to someone who asked Joan at an event. He was into Classical music and crooners, stuff like that. He didn't like rock AT ALL. He didn't like the attitude, the clothes, or anything about it. And I think that, plus the divorce, drove a wedge between Joan and her dad for a while.

But, she was still his daughter, and he still loved her. So, one day, she looked out into the audience of one of her shows, and there he was! Imagine the tear-filled eyes that night!

After that, I think they were good.

by Anonymousreply 4211/20/2019

R40 She has one coming out.

by Anonymousreply 4311/20/2019

r43- I'm really looking forward to that.

Now, if she could only land a sitcom or something!

by Anonymousreply 4411/20/2019

R44 LOL.

by Anonymousreply 4511/20/2019

Hey, it could happen r45!

She just needs to be open to it. She has said she wants to do more acting.

by Anonymousreply 4611/20/2019

R46 I would like more albums, she's been notoriously slow.

by Anonymousreply 4711/20/2019

[R9] Wanda Jackson is over eighty now! She, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard are some of the last surviving fifties rockers.

by Anonymousreply 4811/20/2019

r48- Joan Jett is so cool, she's got friends of all ages!

I love how she is a producer from way back, when she helped the Germs, and now she's producing for Wanda Jackson- two completely different types of music. She also helped produce some Bikini Kill stuff- and has great music on her label. She's just the Fonz of the music world!

by Anonymousreply 4911/20/2019

Yes , she is a true rock n roller. The new generation, especially gen z girls, love her too. She doesn’t have to court them, or collaborate with trendy twenty year olds, they discover her on their own, on her terms. She’s the antidote to Madonna.

by Anonymousreply 5011/20/2019

r47- Did you just say "Notorious[ly]"?

Seriously though, I agree, but I think that's because she tours so much that it gives her writer's block.

Or, maybe she tours so much because of writer's block.

I think if she freed her schedule up a bit, the new music would start flowing from her. But, she might be afraid that if she did slow down for new music, it would be like waiting for water from a dry well...She may be afraid it won't come- so, she essentially distracts herself from that fear.

But, if she would just take a chance on boredom for just a little while, her creativity would start to spring up again, I'm sure.

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