The Runaways

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Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Voting Process Needs Extreme Makeover

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is becoming known as much for its snubs as it is for it’s latest inductees, raising questions again about its decades-long string of baffling decisions by its quasi-secret voting members. The long list of snubs is infamous. How does Joan Jett get chosen over artists like The Pixies, The Cars, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, The Sex Pistols and Sonic Youth — to name but a few. Let’s face it, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has about as much credibility at the moment as Kim Jong Un. If it were a person, The Rock Hall’s credit score would probably be in the low 600s (ng!). At this point, it might be a good idea to include a $100 Walmart gift card with each induction. At least then it would be worth something....
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Joan Jett Fires Up New Album at NY’s Santos House (photos, video)

Joan Jett, rocked Santos House last night in New York City as part of her promotional tour for her 10th studio album Unvarnished. Her new music is raw as it was four decades ago when she shattered the glass ceiling for women in rock ‘n roll. Jett, 55, was immortalized in film by Kristen Stewart in 2010′s “The Runaways,” which highlighted her ground-breaking career with the band....