Joan Jett–singer-songwriter-guitarist

by | Apr 7, 2010

Joan Jett–the singer-songwriter-guitarist who’s portrayed by Kristen Stewart in the new feature bio-pic “The Runaways,” for which Joan also served as an executive producer; there’s also a pictorial-based bio by Todd Oldham now available, “Joan Jett”–discusses being a lifelong animal advocate and the confluence of factors that led her some twenty years ago to become a vegetarian;




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addresses how she feels about using her platform as a long-admired rock figure (and, lately, multimedia figure) to call attention to certain animal issues or the virtues of embracing a vegetarian diet; explains why she thinks much of the anti-pitbull sentiment seems like a knee jerk reaction and how those dogs get a bum rap; talks about the cats she shares her home with and the struggle of being away from them when she’s on tour, outlines a bit about her experience working on “The Runaways” and more.

COMEDY CORNER: Sean Cullen’s “Cats” (snippet) (

MUSIC: Jean-Luc Ponty’s “Tarantula,” Ted Leo & The Pharmacists’ “The Mighty Sparrow,” instrumentals

NAME THAT ANIMAL TUNE: The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog”


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