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There’s a short, but informative interview with Joan Jett on the Gibson.com. I can’t wait for the Runaways movie. If you are unfamiliar with the Runaways I recommend you hit Google and Wikipedia stat. Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways is a documentary made by Vicky Blue, a former Runaways member, but it doesn’t have Joan Jett, has only one Runaways song (a cover btw), and feels like a Stacy Preralta wannabe. I think they just needed more funding and Joan. That being said it is informative, especially for the uninitiated.

Anyway, back to Joan. She is amazing. She is one of the hardest working individuals in rock music, ever, period. Two more things and then linkage etc. 1. I loved Light Of Day, 2. I have stood within 3 feet of Joan Jett. Oh yeah.

Quote from Gibson interview: http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/joan-jett-0323/

It’s a heavy guitar, the Les Paul, and so I was actually looking for a lighter guitar as a number two. One of my roadies, at the time, had worked with Eric Carmen from The Raspberries and knew Carmen had a guitar he wanted to sell. It was a Gibson Melody Maker double-cutaway, California-style, and so I bought this guitar second hand. It turns out it was the guitar that played on “Go All The Way,” The Raspberries hit; that’s my white guitar.



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