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Five Reasons Joan Jett Shout Be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Apr 9 2014, 5:23pm CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

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Five Reasons Joan Jett Shout Be Inducted into Hall of Fame
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Five Reasons Joan Jett Shout Be Inducted into Hall of Fame

1) HER PAST HISTORY WITH GROHL Dave Grohl, rock's reigning alpha male, has been living out his Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp for the past several years, ranging from remixing a 1987 album by the hardcore band Bl'ast to calling Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones onstage for "Rock and Roll" at a Foo Fighters gig in London a few years back (not to mention taking seemingly half of his teenage record collection on tour — John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Fear's Lee Ving, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, even Rick Springfield — last year to promote his "Sound City" documentary).

2) JETT'S SHOUT-SINGING STYLE Joan Jett doesn't have Cobain's visceral sandpaper roar — hell, who does? — but she's no slouch at rock-and-roll shouting, and the thought of her taking on one of rock's holiest of holies — the chorus of "Smells Like Teen Spirit," a thankless task for anyone — does not make us cringe.

3) SHE'S A HUGE NIRVANA FAN While a quick search does not turn up any Cobain quotes about Joan Jett, a fan site does include these lines from her, apparently from a 1996 Prodigy Service (remember that?) fan chat: "[Kurt] was a great guitar player and a great singer. .. I used to listen to [Nirvana] all the time... day and night."

4) KURT WOULD NO DOUBT LOVE THE IDEA Kurt wore makeup and women's clothing, said he was "definitely gay in spirit" and "probably could be bisexual," and of course sang "Everyone is gay" in one of his best-known songs. It's hard to imagine him not preferring and loving having a woman of Jett's voice and stature play his role. And while Courtney could and has done a pretty good job with several Nirvana songs (she's performed "Penny Royal Tea," the only released song she co-wrote with Kurt, and "You Know You're Right"), she just doesn't have Jett's vocal power.

5) IT HOPEFULLY MEANS THAT NEITHER TAYLOR HAWKINS NOR PAUL MCCARTNEY WILL TRY IT This presumed Jett announcement certainly doesn't mean that no one else will take the lead on Nirvana songs — and the Hall of Fame's extremely checkered history of all-star jams would seem to make it inevitable —hopefully it means we'll be spared another performance of the well-intended-but-admittedly-tossed-off, inexplicably Grammy-winning all-star sleepwalk with McCartney "Gimme Some Slack," or the heinous possibility that the Foos' Taylor Hawkins will make us wish yet again that he was chained to his drum stool (witness his overwhelming mediocrity with the legacies of Robert Plant and Cheap Trick's Robin Zander). Reported by Billboard.

 

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