JOAN JETT! ‘Bad Reputation’ Documentary – Foxtel Premiere 3rd February!

Bad Reputation chronicles the wild life of Joan Jett, from founding The Runaways as a teenager in the burgeoning 70’s punk scene, through her rocky journey to eight Platinum and Gold records and nine Top 40 hits. With a career spanning over four decades and counting, Jett’s place in history is marked by perseverance, authenticity and incredible rock ’n’ roll.

 

When a precocious 13-year-old girl in a sleepy suburban town put a Sears electric guitar at the top of her Christmas list in 1971, no one could have predicted how the gift would change the course of history. Joan Jett wanted to make some noise. She wanted to start a band. An all-girl band. Never mind that the only viable path forward for aspiring female artists in the male-dominated music industry was as a singer-songwriter on an acoustic guitar.  Jett wanted to plug in, and nothing was going to stop her.  

 

Bad Reputation chronicles the life of Joan Jett, from her early teenage years as founding member of The Runaways to her enduring presence over four decades later as a Rock ‘n’ Roll icon. Following the break up of The Runaways, Jett met songwriting partner and producer Kenny Laguna, and formed Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. After being rejected by 23 labels, Laguna and Jett formed Blackheart Records, selling records out of the trunk of Kenny’s Cadillac. Then, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" went number one all over the world. The friendship and tenacity exhibited between Jett and Laguna proves to be both entertaining and inspiring. Jett’s relentless passion for music and her revolutionary spirit has allowed her to defy great odds and find success, credibility, and respect among her peers. The film shows the evolution of a young girl with a radical notion that girls could play electric guitars, into a woman whose place in history will be marked by perseverance, authenticity and incredible Rock 'n' Roll. Jett’s activism and commitment to all living beings are captured in her work on behalf of animals' rights and travels to war zones to entertain the troops. Her humanity and candid reflections reveal a side seldom seen of the seminal rock star.  

 

Featuring interviews with Joan Jett, songwriter/producer Kenny Laguna, as well as a venerable list of icons from music, entertainment and beyond including Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Miley Cyrus, Debbie Harry, Nikki Haley, Iggy Pop, Kristen Stewart, Adam Horovitz, Pete Townhsend and many more.

 

With music by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Runaways, David Bowie, T. Rex, The Sweet, The Sex Pistols, Ohio Express, Kenny Laguna, Iggy Pop, Bikini Kill, Fugazi, The Germs, The Gits, Fea, Nirvana and many more!

 

'Bad Reputation’ CD Soundtrack

  A brand new song ‘Fresh Start' by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

  Plus the music of Bikini Kill, The Runaways, Fea and more.

  Includes a previously unreleased track with Joan Jett, Miley Cyrus and Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!). 

  Plus a never-before-heard mix of Joan Jett and Nirvana performing “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.

 

‘Bad Reputation’ a Joan Jett Documentary premieres on Foxtel MAX Sunday 3rd February. Additional broadcasts on Foxtel ARTS and On-Demand.

'Bad Reputation’ a Joan Jett Documentary is available on DVD from online stores now.

‘Bad Reputation’ CD Soundtrack featuring new song ‘Fresh Start’ is available now on CD/Vinyl and iTunes via Blackheart Records.

 

 

THE RED HOT SUMMER TOUR

Jimmy Barnes, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Living End, 

Diesel, Richard Clapton & Chocolate Starfish

 

Saturday 12th January 2019

Mary Ann Reserve, MANNUM SA 

Sounds By The River * SOLD OUT * 

 

Sunday 13th January 2019

Sandalford Wines, SWAN VALLEY WA

Ticketek 13 28 49 | www.ticketek.com.au

 

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS ONLY HEADLINE SHOW

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Corner Hotel, MELBOURNE VIC 

SOLD OUT IN UNDER 15 MINUTES

 

Saturday 19th January 2019

Mornington Racecourse, MORNINGTON VIC 

* SOLD OUT *

 

Sunday 20th January 2019

Mornington Racecourse, MORNINGTON VIC 

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au 

 

Saturday 26th January 2019

Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS 

* SOLD OUT *

 

Sunday 27th January 2019

North Gardens, BALLARAT VIC 

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

 

Saturday 2nd February 2019

Roche Estate, HUNTER VALLEY NSW 

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au

 

Sunday 3rd February 2019

Bella Vista Farm, BAULKHAM HILLS NSW 

* SOLD OUT *

 

Saturday 9th February 2019

Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD

* SOLD OUT *

 

Sunday 10th February 2019

Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD 

Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au