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Beberapa hari ini saya keranjingan "Bad Reputation" yang jadi soundtrack-nya Freaks and Geeks. Honestly,  saya baru aja menyadari kalau "Bad Reputation" tadi, "I Love Rock n Roll" dan "Do You Want to Touch" ternyata lagu-lagunya Joan Jett. Hahahahaha.. Padahal beberapa waktu kemarin saya udah pernah denger kalau Kristen Stewart memerankan sosok lady rocker ini di film terbarunya, The Runaways (2010). Cuma nggak ngeh aja kalo itu si Joan Jett. Hmmmppphhh...

She's the first female rocker to succeed in traditionally male territory, by the way. Joan with her band, The Runaways, with her solo career, and her latest project: Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, is totally a bomb!

She may sing "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," but the real message of her life story is that she lived rock and roll, and still does every day.


"When people said to me, "Girls can't play rock 'n' roll," I'm like, What are you saying? Girls can't master the instrument? I'm in class with girls playing cello, violin, piano, Beethoven, Bach. You're telling me they can't play guitar?"

 "Partly, I like a bad reputation. But I also want a reputation of being a good person."

 "When the Runaways broke up, I didn't know what I wanted to do. A breakup is like losing a very good friend. It's like a death."

"The sun, the smoking and drinking — I avoid them. I have friends the same age as me who do those things, and it's a whole different deal."

 "If you're a woman who doesn't wear a dress, you are gonna take shit. If you're a woman who doesn't wear a dress and shaves her head, forget about it."

"I like the way black looks. I think I look better in darker clothes. And maybe the fact that I wear black so much makes me more aware of putting people at ease. The black is sort of the bad-guy guise, so I work overtime to make people comfortable."

"Pop music is not a threatening style of music. It's music that says, Take me for what you will. Rock 'n' roll says, You're mine, motherf*cker"

"I was Mike Tyson's wake-up call for several fights — he would have me call him on the morning of a fight. He was so sweet to me."

 "Well, I found Kristen (Steward) to be through and through totally professional and just great to be around. I found us to be really, scarily similar, just in our physicality, the way we move through space. When we were hanging out together on set (The Runaways), it was like I had a mirror image. Even just sitting around, we'd do the same thing at the same time. It was just great-and it wasn't creepy. It was wonderfully special."

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation

* Joan Jett's original interview from Esquire and Interview Magazine
** Photos from Google