Joan Jett Announces First New Album in Seven Years
By: Amber Harvey

Still loving rock n’ roll, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are returning to the music scene with Unvarnished, their first album in seven years , which is set to drop October 1 via Blackheart Records.

As reported by Rolling Stone, this 14th album from the toughest woman in rock is “the most autobiographical work she’s done, with songs about the death of her parents and topics including the victims of Hurricane Sandy and the modern tendency to overshare online.”

With appearances from Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Unvarnished is “a real band album,” the “Crimson and Clover” singer and guitarist told Rolling Stone.  “Everybody was involved.”

Jett and the Blackhearts will debut their first single from the album, “Any Weather,” August 8 on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

In the coming months, the gutsy rockers who brought us such timeless sing-along hits as “I Love Rock N’ Roll” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You” will be performing at various festivals around the U.S., including Harley-Davison’s 110th Anniversary in Milwaukee on August 29, and Chicago’s Riot Fest on September 13.

For more information Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, check out their website, and don’t forget to tell us your thoughts on their return to the rock arena with us in the comments section below!

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