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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight

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At 14, Joan Jett picked up her first guitar - and not long after that she helped turn the rock world upside down for female musicians.

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As a founding member of the all-girl group The Runaways, Jett helped redefine rock music and women's role within it.

Since breaking out on her own, Jett recorded some of best-loved rock songs of the past couple generations, "Bad Reputation," a cover of the Tommy James and the Shondells tune "Crimson and Clover," "I Hate Myself for Loving You," and the biggest of which - a rock anthem of sorts - "I Love Rock 'n' Roll."

Now with a dozen albums on the table, either solo or as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Jett is still kicking butt on stage and looking great in the process. The most recent release, Unvarnished, was released this past September and peaked at 47 on Billboard's top 200.

If you haven't heard Unvarnished yet, you can check out Joan Jett and the Blackhearts tonight on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. Hosted by Drew Carey, Jett will join Carl Reiner and Connie Schultz on the program.

Jett has also got a slew of tour dates scheduled up through November of this year.

Chicago-area fans can see her on June 20 at the Copperhead Music Festival in Sparta. Tickets go on sale today at 3 P.M. CST.


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