I received complimentary concert tickets for the Joan Jett and the Blackhearts concert. However, as always, the thoughts and views expressed in this article are my own.
Joan Jett is a Rock-N-Roll Goddess
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Joan Jett and the Blackhearts in concert twice – – once at Chastain Park in Atlanta in 2010 and just recently at “The Fred” in Peachtree City. I have idolized the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee since I first heard her amazing voice belt out “Cherry Bomb” in the 70’s when she was with The Runaways.
As I have detailed in the “My Story” section of Simply Amazing Living, my childhood was not an ideal one. Being physically abused while with my birthmother and then being adopted into a family where I was sexually abused, I looked to music as an outlet for enduring my childhood terrors.
Joan Jett and her rebellious songs empowered me and gave me strength from the minute I first heard her voice and saw in her music videos how badass she is. Her entire persona exudes feminine power and strength. I hope she knows how many girls and women she has empowered and given strength through her music.
Joan Jett became a female pioneer in the male-dominated rock industry in the 80’s when she started her independent record label – Blackheart Records – after being turned down by 23 record companies. She was the first female artist to own and have complete control over an independent record company.
Joan Jett secured her rock goddess status through eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles including “Bad Reputation,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” and “Crimson and Clover.”
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Sell Out “The Fred”
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are still rocking and selling out concert venues around the world. Their recent stop at Peachtree City’s “The Fred” did not disappoint. Joan Jett hasn’t slowed down at all and still has her rock moves and commanding vocals that keep audiences on their feet and singing along to all of her hits.
I was slightly disappointed that she didn’t sing one of my favorite songs – “ACDC”. But, she sang all of my other favorites so I can’t complain. I was able to bask in her presence from the second row and I loved every minute of it.
The Fred is the perfect outdoor venue for music lovers! It is the premier amphitheater in Peachtree City, GA and hosts world famous acts and local talent with state of the art production. There really isn’t a bad seat in the intimate setting of the outdoor amphitheater.
Check out The Fred’s concert lineup HERE.
Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation” Movie Now on Sale
Bad Reputation focuses on the life and career of rock ‘n’ roll icon Joan Jett from her early years ripping it up onstage as the founder and backbone of hard-rock legends The Runaways, to her longtime collaboration with Kenny Laguna as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock pioneer and mentor.
Bad Reputation features Joan Jett and musician/actor Billy Joe Armstrong.
Written by: Joel Marcus
Directed by: Kevin Kerslake
Joan Jett Bad Reputation Official Movie Trailer:
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