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Riverbend Festival 2014: Get to know Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - When it comes to rock & roll, look no further than Joan Jett & The Blackhearts to satisfy your needs.

Joan Jett is an artist of visionary detail and an originator in the rock music industry. With hits dating back to the mid to late 70’s in her first band called The Runaways, she is still working the music scene and bringing classic rock on the road.

After placing an ad in the L.A. Weekly for a few good men to continue on in her journey as a rock goddess, Jett received word from John Doe in the local L.A. band X about local artists that could definitely fill the positions to complete her band. After several men came in and out of the band, her band finally became complete with lead guitarist Dougie Needles, lead bassist Acey Slade, and drums Thommy Price.

With eight platinum and gold albums, this female rockstar and her band have no intentions of slowing down or changing their ways.  Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have nine top 40 singles being on the charts such as “Crimson and Clover”, “I Love Rock ‘N’ Rock”, “I Hate Myself for Loving You”, and “Bad Reputation.”

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts are currently on tour going across the country and selling out several venues. They recently put out a new album called “Unvarnished.”

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will perform on the Coca-Cola Stage at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 13.
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