Tag: Joan Jett
After the performances on this past weekend's season finale of 'Saturday Night Live,' guest host Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and the Foo Fighters kept the rock going at the going-away party for the cast and crew, with the Foos reactivating their cover band alter ego Chevy Metal.
Chevy Metal played a handful of rock favorites with past and present 'Saturday Night Live' cast members joining in on vocals.
Amy Poehler-led a rendition of Joan Jett's 'Bad Reputation.' Castmates Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg (who are rumored to be leaving the show) rocked another Joan Jett classic, 'I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,' Will Forte rocked Black Sabbath's and then Jagger joined Chevy Metal on the Stones classics 'Miss You' and 'Bitch.' Check out the performances below along with clips of Jagger's appearance on 'Saturday Night Live.'
The cast party was the end of a busy day for the Foo Fighters, who headlined Bamboozle in Atlantic City earlier in the day before heading to New York to play the ‘SNL’ set.
Here's Jagger's performances of 'The Last Time' with Arcade Fire, '19th Nervous Breakdown/It's Only Rock N' Roll' with the Foo Fighters and 'Tea Party' with Jeff Beck. The Stones hadn't performed 'The Last Time' and '19th Nervous Breakdown' in years. Check out some of the show's best moments, including an Jagger impersonation of Steven Tyler.
Jagger also led a touching send-off for SNL leading lady Kristen Wiig, who's leaving the show after seven years and did a last dance with her castmates to Arcade Fire backing Jagger on a rendition of 'She's A Rainbow.'
…Ya Know?, the upcoming second posthumous solo album from Ramones frontman Joey Ramone will hit stores on May 22. The 17 tracks on …Ya Know? were recorded as demos and were later finished by longtime Ramones producer Ed Stasium and other collaborators.
Guest artists who overdubbed parts to the original tracks, include Joan Jett, E Street Band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt, Cheap Trick's Bun E. Carlos, The Patti Smith Group's Lenny Kaye, The Smithereens' Dennis Diken and ex-Ramones drummer Richie Ramone. Little Steven also wrote the album's liner notes.
This year's edition of the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash, scheduled for May 19, will be highlighted by various artists performing the album's songs. The event takes place at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City.
Joey Ramone died on April 15, 2001 after a battle with lymphoma. He was 49.
Beatles News: Paul McCartney nearly hit by pop princesses car, premieres new videos starring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp
Last night (Apr. 13) at an exclusive screening event at the Stella McCartney store in Los Angeles, Paul McCartney premiered his brand new, self directed videos for his song 'My Valentine'. The track is one of two original compositions on his new studio album 'Kisses on the Bottom', which was released in February of this year and went to Number One on the Billboard chart.
The gala premiere event hosted by Paul and Stella saw the likes of Orlando Bloom, Jordana Brewster, Julie Delpy, Zooey Deschanel, Jane Fonda, Dave Grohl and Nate Mendel of Foo Fighters, Woody Harrelson, Joan Jett, Quincy Jones, Miranda Kerr, Jason Lewis, Lykke Li, Chris Martin, Jayma Mays, Gwyneth Paltrow, Richard Perry, James Ransone, Amy Smart, Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal of No Doubt, Kristen Stewart, Rumer Willis, Reese Witherspoon and more applauding Paul's visual interpretations of 'My Valentine' featuring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp each translating the lyrics of the song into sign language--each giving distinctly different performances, making both videos compelling viewing. A third version combined both Natalie and Johnny's performances into one film. Watch the videos below and read the entire story here: www.paulmccartney.com
Paul's video premiere psrty went off without a hitch, but there was a chance that it would not have happened and it would have been all pop star Demi Lovato's fault. Lovato was lucky enough to meet Sir Paul, just not in the way she envisioned.
Lovato tweeted earlier this week (April 9) and revealed that she had nearly hit a pedestrian while parking her car. "So ... today I was pulling into a parking space that some guys were standing in the middle of, and almost hit them," Demi explained. "When one of the guys turned around ... it was a BEATLE ... Yes, YOU HEARD ME ... SIR PAUL McCARTNEY!!!"
Apparently, Sir Paul took the incident in stride. "He was so sweet!! Can't believe I met him today ... WOW!" Demi said. Lovato was close to being public enemy #1!
A second posthumous solo album from Ramones frontman Joey Ramone is lated for release on May 15. The album, 'Ya Know?' will feature 17 unreleased songs that the were recorded as demos, both for The Ramones and after the band's 1996 breakup.
Longtime Ramones collaborator Ed Stasium and ex-Plasmatics bassist Jean Beauvoir finished production on the tracks, which include current contributions from E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt, Joan Jett, one-time Ramones drummer Richie Ramone, as well as members of Cheap Trick and The Dictators.
Mickey Leigh, Joey's brother, helped oversee the making of Ya Know? and also appears on the album, which follows Ramone's 2002 solo debut, 'Don't Worry About Me.' Leigh explained in a facebook post that he chose the title because it's a phrase that Joey used constantly in conversation. 'Ya Know?' will be available as a standard CD, a two-disc vinyl set and a digital download. A two-track single will precede the album's release on April 21.
Joey Ramone died on April 15, 2001, after a battle with lymphoma.
Cherie Currie, former singer for legendary female rockers The Runaways, recently posted a heartfelt message about being back in touch with former bandmate Lita Ford on her Facebook page: “I've had this recurring dream. It started about 25 years ago and in this dream I was sitting with a woman I had spent my teenaged years with, been through a lot with. We would talk, just 'be' and the dreams were so full of happiness, anticipation and this need to tell her what she meant to me…how proud I was of her and what we had done together. That I loved her. I had that very dream again three weeks ago only to awaken to the realization that again, it was only a dream.
“Three days ago, I spoke to someone that knew this woman as I did back then and who had recently spent time with her after so many years. I told this mutual friend how I wished I could have that opportunity and how much it would mean to me. She offered to reach out on my behalf and pass along what I had waited so long to say. The following day what felt like a miracle happened. I received an amazing email from this long-lost friend I have dreamed of all these years and she was as happy to hear that I wanted to see her as I was that she would want to see me.
“Tonight, that dream came true. It was joyful, sometimes tearful, yet so exhilarating and full of love. Just the two of us, feeling like teenagers again but with the maturity that 30+ years can bring, what life, being mothers will bring. We talked about our kids, our lives and our dream of doing together again what we had done so well as kids. "She is everything and more than I could have imagined and I get to see her (my friend) again tomorrow night, introduce her to my son, Jake, and cheer her on. I no longer have to dream. I am now living that dream. I want to thank the mutual friend that brought us together, Joan Jett. And the long lost sister I have waited 30+ years for? Lita Ford. "Yeah. Dreams DO come true. (Don't let anyone tell you it can't happen.)"
I think it's time for a Runaways reunion!