08/25/14
A note on the recent passing of Brian Farmer, written by Zachariah Nagy, guitar tech and member of the Blackheart family: We lost an amazing guitar tech and one of my best friends last night. Brian Farmer has been Warren Haynes guitar tech for almost as long as I've been alive. He was as popular with fans as the band was, and just the "rock star!!!" He teched for the great Johnny Cash until his death and was even pardoned of his record by Al Gore and Bill Clinton!!! No joke!!!!!! He always called me when the Mule or the Allman Bros would come to NYC and let me play Warrens rig or show me the newest signature prototypes, years before coming out. I loved Brian Farmer.

And he loved Joan Jett. Promised me for years that he had a Red Rhodes velvet hammer pickup somewhere and he wanted Joan to have it; as this was the rare pickup in her legendary melody maker guitar. One day he showed up at SIR 25 in NYC and said I have something for you.....that pickup has been in her #2 guitar years later!! He even kept a Joan Jett Barbie doll in his guitar vault!!!

Brian left me a message at 4:16am Aug 23, less than 24 hours before he died in his sleep. It's a fragile, cruel, beautiful, poetic thing called rock n roll. He died 14 years to the day of his childhood friend and original Govt Mule bass player, Alan Woody.

Just take a moment to tell those close to you that you love them. Even the glorious life of touring rock and roll is subject to great sadness. He had the biggest impact on my guitar tech life and respected me and treated me like an equal and a friend. I've cried countless times today talking to his crew and girlfriend but leave you with what his luggage bag tag said.....

..."it is what it is, so fuck it"......

Zachariah Nagy
Guitar Tech
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

08/21/14
See Joan Jett in the Foo Fighters' upcoming series 'Sonic Highways.' Debuts 10/17 @11ET on HBO. Check out the trailer!
08/21/14
Check out Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the ANYTHING ANYTHING with RICH RUSSO’s 6th ANNIVERSARY SHOW with special guest Jesse Malin, Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00. Tickets Available to the Public Friday 8/22 at Noon.
06/02/14
A Concert for Teen Cancer America to benefit The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Presale for the benefit concert now on sale! Use the password: TEEN! Remaining tickets will be available and on sale Friday June 6 @ 10AM EST
05/30/14
Tune In! Catch Joan Jett rock out during the female fronted Nirvana reunion airing of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, premiering on HBO Saturday May 31 at 8 pm EST with repeats on June 4, 7, 10, 16, 22, 27 and 30.
04/25/14
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will be honored with the Icon Award at the first annual Alternative Press Awards ceremony. The AP Music Awards will be held on July 21 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame And Museum in Cleveland.
04/24/14
Joan Jett was honored as the first female recipient of Golden God award at Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods Awards ceremony. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts performed "Any Weather", "Bad Reputation" and "I Hate Myself for Loving You".
03/21/14
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will be appearing on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguon on April 1. Check your local listings and tune in!
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
Salem, OR
08/30/14
Oregon State Fair
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Jacksonville, OR
08/31/14
Britt Pavillion
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St. Paul, MN
09/01/14
Minnesota State Fair
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Norwalk, CT
09/06/14
Norwalk Oyster Festival
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Nashville, TN
09/12/14
Bridgestone Arena
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Green Bay, WI
09/13/14
Burkel's One Block Over
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Anaheim, CA
09/20/14
Honda Center
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Sioux Falls, SD
09/24/14
Denny Sanford Premiere Center
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Yakima, WA
09/26/14
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS
Lancaster, CA
09/27/14
Lancaster Performing Arts Center
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Bakersfield, CA
09/28/14
Budweiser Pavillion
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Red Bank, NJ
10/11/14
Count Basie Theatre