Zitat des Tages von Joan Jett:
I figured out it was a social thing, what women were allowed to do. At a very young age, I decided I was not going to follow women's rules.
I sure saw a lot of kids that I'm sure didn't know a lot about us, or we were definitely new to them. The kids who came up to me afterward, we'd talk about music, sign a lot of autographs. So I'm sure we made a lot of new fans.
I feel like it's my job to carry the torch.
I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.
You got nothing to lose. You don't lose when you lose fake friends.
My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am.
A lot of people ask me why I don't expand and explore other musical areas, but I like the plain three- and four-chord rock-and-roll that I call the the semi-blues.
Def Leppard is obviously a different band that we are, but the music work well tighter. And the audiences seem work well together too. We are opening, but we're having a good time.
We always play clubs. It's not something that I feel above. Those are my favorite shows because they're intimate, they're tight, their sweaty, they're hot. You're close to the people. Those are my favorites.
The media says that equality for women has arrived, but if you look around, you still don't see girls playing guitars and having success with it.
Well, I'll tell you, I don't know how aware teenagers are of me. I think it really depends on the teenager and how well-versed in music they are and what kind of music they like.
I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn't play rock 'n' roll.
We were really grown up for our age and it was an incredible special band.
People don't want to see women doing things they don't think women should do.
Shaving my head was a millennium ritual, to not let it pass as just another New Year's Eve. A lot has happened to me in the last couple of years, personally and spiritually. I wanted to mark it for myself.
Blackheart Records being 25 years old represents staying power and the fact that we weren't able to get a record out through conventional means, so we had to create this record company to put out our records if we wanted to be a band that had records to give out to their fans.
I don't know if I miss it per se, but I do miss the fact that there just doesn't seem to be any rock 'n' roll out there anyplace. Everything does seem kind of tame. It's even hard in Manhattan to go out and find a good band to go see.
Performance-wise, you really need to be down in the trenches; you need to do the hard work, for a lot of reasons: To build yourself as a performer, to get a sense of the audience, to work hard and to wonder, 'Do I really want to do this?'
For me the challenge isn't to be different but to be consistent.
My parents taught me I could be anything in the world I wanted to be.
Only because The Runaways were my baby and there's no reason to get it back together except to totally have fun. If that's not the goal, then I don't want to do it.
You know I don't care if the world thinks I'm smart or not.
Cutting meat out of your diet is the best thing you can do for animals and your own health.
I plan to stay in music. I plan to keep making records.
When I came back to it, we amicably separated from Warner Bros. I just picked up where I left off, trying to write the rest of this record. It took awhile to get out.
I think what I'm going to do is get more balance in my life to still be able to go out and play the hard rock 'n' roll and do what I like to do in music.
I wouldn't say no to other kinds of musical opportunities. I guess that it just depends on what it was or what it required me to do, and if I felt that it compromised my own soul.
I'm having fun opening up. Sort of struggling to get the audience into it. It's good. It makes you fight. Not fight like antagonistic. But fight for what you believe.
I'm not a list person.
I'd like to just be a little bit more open to making mistakes and not worrying about it so much.
You know, I have a really tough time finding new bands.
You want to have butterflies in your stomach, because if you don't, if you walk out onstage complacent, that's not a good thing.
I'll be working until I die.
I leave for the show at least an hour ahead, and I do some vocal warm-ups, and that's pretty much it.
Aggressive, tough and defiant may describe me, but that leaves the impression I'm mean and I'm not. People expect me to have fangs.
I had a blast doing the Warped Tour, but it's good to be home, for sure.