Watch Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Play ‘Jeepster’ for James Corden (from the New Marc Bolan/T. Rex Tribute Album)


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On Sept. 4, a star-studded new tribute album honoring the late Marc Bolan and T. Rex was released — and Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex features an eye-popping array of musical acts, both contemporary and legendary, paying homage to the English rock band. Among the standout covers on the collection is Joan Jett & the Blackhearts tackling “Jeepster,” which Jett and her band mates performed (remotely) for the Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday evening.

(Click here to grab a copy of Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex from our Rock Cellar Store).

Here’s a physically-distant performance of the track from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts:

In addition to the performance, Jett speaks with Corden about the fact that in non-pandemic circumstances, she and her band would be out on the road on this summer’s postponed Stadium Tour alongside Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Poison. News of this earth-shaking classic rock tour created unending hype and anticipation, though COVID-19 concerns forced the entire tour to be pushed to Summer 2021.

As a result, Jett says, she’s especially missing playing gigs right now:

Here are the new dates for the Stadium Tour 2021:

June 19th, 2021 – Nashville, Tennessee Nissan Stadium
June 21st – Cincinnati, Ohio Great American Ballpark
June 24th – Charlotte, North Carolina Bank of America Stadium
June 26th – Miami, Florida Hard Rock Stadium
June 27th – Orlando, Florida Camping World Stadium
July 3rd – Cleveland, Ohio FirstEnergy Field
July 6th – St. Louis, Missouri Busch Stadium
July 8th – Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S. Bank Stadium
July 10th – Detroit, Michigan Comerica Park
July 13th – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Citizens Bank Park
July 15th, Flushing, New York Citi Field
July 17th – Boston, Massachusetts Fenway Park
July 18th – Boston, Massachusetts Fenway Park
July 20th – Hershey, Pennsylvania Hersheypark Stadium
July 22nd – Hershey, Pennsylvania Hersheypark Stadium
August 7th – Jacksonville, Florida TIAA Bank Field
August 9th – Washington, DC Nationals Park
August 12th – Buffalo, New York New Era Field
August 15th – Atlanta, Georgia SunTrust Park
August 17th – Houston, Texas Minute Maid Park
August 20th – San Antonio, Texas Alamodome
August 22nd – Arlington, Texas Globe Life Field
August 24th – Kansas City, Missouri Kauffman Stadium
August 28th – Milwaukee, Wisconsin Miller Park
August 29th – Chicago, Illinois Wrigley Field
September 3rd – Phoenix, Arizona State Farm Stadium
September 4th – Los Angeles, California SoFi Stadium
September 7th – Seattle, Washington T-Mobile Park
September 10th – San Francisco, California Oracle Park
September 12th – San Diego, CA Petco Park

And don’t forget to read Rock Cellar’s 2019 feature interview with Joan Jett, about her endless search for the “perfect” guitar. A snippet:

“I figured, “I will get more guitars, and I want to make them each have my sound, so that when someone hears my guitar, it will be like a voice imprint.” I wanted people to recognize that voice. I wanted it to sound the same, no matter what guitar I played through. And, of course, it wouldn’t sound the same if somebody else played my guitar. My guitar wouldn’t sound like my guitar unless my hands were playing it. It’s very weird, when you think about it.”


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