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April 17, 2015 Of the more than 700 artists in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only about 8 percent are women. Joan Jett is now one of them.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Chaka Khan onstage in London in 1985.
September 28, 2011 Hear our favorite song by each of the 15 performers up for induction in 2012.
Dakota Fanning (as Cherie Currie, far left) and Kristen Stewart (as Joan Jett, far right) star in a new film about The Runaways.
April 9, 2010 A new movie charts the rise and fall of the teenage all-girl band from the 1970s. Fueled by a rebellious spirit, The Runaways achieved fame with the hit "Cherry Bomb," but not without encountering the pitfalls of the rock star lifestyle. Director Floria Sigismondi discusses the film's portrayal of the young musicians.
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December 25, 2006 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with Stephen Thompson, editor for NPR's Song of the Day about the year's best tracks from the show. Each weekday the online program highlights new or notable songs with a short essay, offering listeners a chance to discover music that's otherwise hard to find. Standouts from 2006 include Okkervil's "The President is Dead" and "Couch Song" by Sera Cahoone.
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October 20, 2006 Simply by staying true to what she's always done, Jett has not only survived in a hostile industry, but has also been repeatedly claimed anew by generations of music fans while retaining her air of danger and rebellion.
July 26, 2006 The hit song "I Love Rock and Roll" by punk rocker Joan Jett stayed at number one on the Billboard charts for seven weeks back in 1982. Now decades later, Jett and her band, the Blackhearts, are playing songs from her first album in a decade to a new generation of punk fans.
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