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.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/20/2019|
Yes, she has had a facelift.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/19/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||11/19/2019|
How many wigs does she own?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/19/2019|
r4- No clue, dude. Maybe none.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/19/2019|
But she IS a tabloid figure, Blanche, she IS!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/19/2019|
Jackie Fox just loved her 15 extra minutes of fame over this!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/19/2019|
I heard she wore a hairpiece during the "Up Your Alley" videos/concerts.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/19/2019|
Anyone remember Rockabilly queen, Wanda Jackson? Joan is producing her new album. Should be out later this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/19/2019|
R9 I guess Jack White wasn't enough for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/19/2019|
She was pretty good looking on Roseanne's show. Definitely not concerned with wigs there.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/19/2019|
R11. Yep, that's when she shaved her head. Wish she'd do it again
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/19/2019|
Nah, the look was good for the time...that time in her life. I'm not sure it would fit her now.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/19/2019|
...But, she does have a very nicely shaped head, that's for sure!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/19/2019|
R13 The top your head doesn't wrinkle ;)
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/19/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||11/19/2019|
r16- I wish there was video of that. There isn't much from that time online, except this...
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/19/2019|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/19/2019|
R19 I know. Maybe Kenny Laguna hooked her up with someone who does wigs/hairpieces.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/19/2019|
R19 Ah. the Susan Powter look. She had that before and after she shaved her head.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/20/2019|
r21- Yup. This was after the shaved head...Once it started growing back.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/20/2019|
R22 I guess she's naturally a blonde.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/20/2019|
R23 Dirty blonde, brown is her natural color
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/20/2019|
More just regular brown, not dirty blonde. Here's a pic of her, pre-fame:
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/20/2019|
Are any of her parents still alive? Does she have siblings?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/20/2019|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/20/2019|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/20/2019|
...Another one with her siblings- very appropriate for this time of year.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/20/2019|
R29 Her mom looks her a bit. Any pics of her dad?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/20/2019|
I think her mom looks more like her sister than her.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/20/2019|
They could almost pass for the Heart sisters here...
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/20/2019|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/20/2019|
...And here's Joan with her dad in the early 1990s.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/20/2019|
R35 1990 or 91 going by her hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/20/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||11/20/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||11/20/2019|
R38 Almost made it into "A League Of Their Own".
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/20/2019|
It would be nice if she were in more movies and stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/20/2019|
Did Joan not have a good relationship with her father?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/20/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 42||11/20/2019|
R40 She has one coming out.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/20/2019|
r43- I'm really looking forward to that.
Now, if she could only land a sitcom or something!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/20/2019|
Hey, it could happen r45!
She just needs to be open to it. She has said she wants to do more acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/20/2019|
R46 I would like more albums, she's been notoriously slow.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/20/2019|
[R9] Wanda Jackson is over eighty now! She, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard are some of the last surviving fifties rockers.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/20/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||11/20/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||11/20/2019|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/20/2019|