A young Bruce Springsteen’s first concert was the Who opening for Herman’s Hermits. A week later, he created a Townshend-esque spectacle at a show at a Catholic School.
Miley Cyrus jamming with Joan Jett and Dave Grohl was a highlight; so was the duet between Stevie Wonder and John Legend.
It’s also for her Happy Hippie Foundation.
There were moving tributes to artists no longer with us, Bill Withers held a mic on stage, Green Day rocked, Ringo talked about farting and lots of guitar solos were played. And yes, Miley Cyrus was there.
“There isn’t one other person on this planet that has been an inspiration to me like you have,” Miley Cyrus said of Joan Jett.
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Also: Zac Brown and Tom Morello will jam, Beck, Nate Ruess and Karen O will duet and John Legend will pay tribute to Bill Withers.
Joan Jett has some words of wisdom for young female rockers who dream of following in her footsteps.
Her already great year just got even better.
Better luck next year Nine Inch Nails, N.W.A. and the Smiths.
While songs like “Shake It Off,” “All About That Bass” and more rose to the top of the charts, these are the stories we were reading to accompany them.
Foo Fighters want you to celebrate their 20th anniversary this Independence Day.
She is Joan Jett and she approves that message, which flashes some frightening statistics across the screen including that in 2013 there were more laws passed to limit women’s reproductive rights than the entire previous decade.
She also talks about her new film role, the Germs, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and feminism.
Cheap Trick, Darlene Love, Brody Dalle and Kathleen Hanna with Adam Horovitz were among the other performers paying tribute to Jett last night in New York City.
Also nominated: Stevie Ray Vaughan, War, the Marvelettes and the Smiths.