Cruise, Baldwin sing on 'Rock of Ages' soundtrack

Cruise, Baldwin sing on 'Rock of Ages' soundtrack

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- The soundtrack to the Hollywood movie musical "Rock of Ages," featuring Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin singing 1980s anthems, is set for release next month.

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Beastie Boys, The Cure get Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nods

Beastie Boys, The Cure get Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nods

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The Beastie Boys, The Cure and Donovan were nominated Tuesday for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland next year.

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Jett hopeful regarding 'Runaways' film

Jett hopeful regarding 'Runaways' film

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-guitarist Joan Jett said she is hopeful viewers of the new film "The Runaways" leave with a new appreciation for her former band of the same name.
'Runaways' gets a release date

'Runaways' gets a release date

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- "The Runaways," a 1970s-set film about an all-girl, teenage rock band, is to premiere at Utah's Sundance film festival, the movie's distributors announced.
Jett sues Runaways member blocking film

Jett sues Runaways member blocking film

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Joan Jett is suing a member of her first band for attempting to block a movie about her hard rock girl band, a complaint filed in New York said.
Shannon up for 'Runaways' role

Shannon up for 'Runaways' role

LOS ANGELES, June 1 (UPI) -- Actor Michael Shannon is in talks to join the cast of the Joan Jett movie "The Runaways," The Hollywood Reporter said.
'Twilight' star to play rocker Joan Jett

'Twilight' star to play rocker Joan Jett

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. teen actress Kristen Stewart has been cast as rocker Joan Jett in "The Runaways," a film Jett is executive producing, The Hollywood Reporter said.
HP yanks commercial with Gary Glitter song

HP yanks commercial with Gary Glitter song

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Hewlett-Packard has yanked a U.S. ad campaign because the song it uses "Do You Wanna Touch Me" was penned by British sex offender Gary Glitter.

Report: Glitter to get $164K for HP ad

LONDON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Singer and convicted British child molester Gary Glitter is expected to be paid about $164,000 in royalties for a song used in a commercial.

Joan Jett gets political on new album

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., June 6 (UPI) -- Joan Jett still loves rock 'n' roll, but she's taking a political direction on her latest album.

2006 Warped Tour names headliners

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- The budget-minded 2006 Vans Warped Tour Friday announced its lineup and dates, starting June 15 in Columbia, Md.

Stars line up to perform at Nike events

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 7 (UPI) -- The third annual Nike Run Hit Wonder tour has signed rocker Joan Jett, rapper Chingy and modern rockers Fountains Of Wayne to perform along the race routes.

Dean, Jett Rock Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Howard Dean rounded off his sweep of eastern Iowa with a roaring rally of thousands in Iowa City Sunday night and a little help from rock star Joan Jett
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Joan Jett
Joan Jett makes an appearance in the press room at the 23rd Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on March 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Joy Scheller)

Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin; September 22, 1958) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress.

She is best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts including their hit cover "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 from March 20 to May 1, 1982, as well as for their other popular recordings including "Crimson and Clover," "I Hate Myself for Loving You," "Do You Want to Touch Me," "Light of Day," "Love Is All Around," "Bad Reputation," and "Little Liar."

Her musical and songwriting approach is heavily influenced by the hard-edged, hard beat-driven rhythms common to many rock bands of her native Philadelphia, often featuring lyrics surrounding themes of lost love, criticisms of insincerity, the quest for authenticity, the struggles and resolutions of the American middle class. She has 3 albums that have been certified Platinum or Gold, and she has been referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" many times during her career. In Venus Zine's 2010 "Queen of Rock" feature, Jett won the Readers' Pick in an online poll ahead of Stevie Nicks and Ann Wilson.

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