Jett Snubbed Again

Alas, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame passed over Joan Jett and the Blackhearts again this year. The good news is Heart and Donna Summer will be inducted, along with Rush, Public Enemy, Albert King, and Randy Newman. That means one third of this year’s musical honorees are female, a considerable improvement over the overall numbers: As I reported in Salon last year, only one-tenth of the total Hall of Famers at that time were women. It’s particularly galling to see Rush anointed and Jett bypassed, given the Canadian band’s awful treatment of their label mates the Runaways back in the day. But Rush were able to mobilize a huge fan base. Next year, Jettheads, let’s get it together. Joan’s manager, Kenny Laguna, was philosophic in an email: “We predict 4 or 5 years of nomination. This is year 2.”

via Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees: Rush, Public Enemy, Heart and Randy Newman | Music News | Rolling Stone.

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One response to “Jett Snubbed Again

  1. jason

    Seriously, you and the Runaways need to let go of the ‘Rush Incident’. I guess you never did anything remotely wrong in your life, eh? There were guys who were real dicks to me in high school that years later resembled nothing like the boys they once were. You really need to look deeper into Rush and their career. You’ve managed to take one incident and paint the band as some sort of hideous group of dicks. Please invest more research into the band and I think you’ll find a different Rush. These men are not the same band from 1976. There’s a ton of honesty and integrity in them, and despite being quite unpopular/uncool for many years, they’ve managed to carve out quite a niche in the world of music. Please watch the ‘Beyond the Lighted Stage’ documentary and then see if you have the same opinion.
    Thanks for your time.

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