Joan Jett has been writing with Dave Grohl on her new album "Unvarnished" and also has explained why some of the mystery of being a rock star is now gone with social media.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, she talked about her new album, her 10th with the Blackhearts, and she gave an interesting look at social media in her eyes.
Rolling Stone: Do you think that a part of social media addiction is that people are learning more about the artist so they can better understand the art?
JJ: No, not necessarily. I just think that there is so much info out there, that people are now used to grabbing as much info as they can on the person that they are looking up to. Whoever is their person, they want to know everything. There used to be something called mystique that was a big part of show business. You always wanted to keep something from people that they wanted to know. When they find everything out about you they go, "OK. I'm moving on to this next person." People devour information.
On working with Dave Grohl:
We did a tour with Foo Fighters down in South America last spring. I wanted to write with Dave for a while. I think he's a great songwriter, but I don't think he does a lot of writing with people outside of the Foos. But he invited me into his studio, and I had an idea for a song, which is "Any Weather," and did it for him. Just the two of us cut it in the studio. He played the drums. I played the rhythm guitar, and I just kind of hummed the melody and sang the chorus. Then he went and put on some bass and lead guitar and rhythm guitar. Then we got whatever crew members were around and had them do some background vocals. It was a really fun thing. I finished the lyrics a little later.
Joan Jett is still a bad ass and a pioneer for women rockers everywhere! She feels the game hasn't changed since though, which is disheartening.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Interesting how "I Hate Myself" sounds like the "Sunday Night Football" song isn't it. If we can't educate you, what good are we?