Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are touring along with Def Leppard, Motley Crue, and Poison as a part of their long-awaited ‘Stadium Tour’, which has been long postponed since the virus that caused the worldwide pandemic wreaked havoc. However, during a new interview with the legacy pop culture outlet, Rolling Stone, the ‘Bad Reputation’ singer was asked if she felt comfortable going on tour with groups who have a reputation of their own – sexism and misogyny. This controversial rocker recently discussed Joan Jett’s health.
In fact, in the words of Motley Crue member, Nikki Sixx, the band was ‘most probably sexist’ during the group’s early days as he told Classic Rock Magazine back in October. Still, Jett seemingly has no issue touring with her contemporaries. She told Rolling Stone the following. Credit to the outlet for the below quotes.
“It’s very prevalent, all over rock and roll. Look, all I can do as the woman I am is go out there and show an alternative view and do it my way. If I had to weed out every band you thought was problematic, I mean, there wouldn’t be very many left. And I think everyone’s being a little … Chill out, it’s music.”
When pressed on the matter she continued.”That’s a good question. The bands I listened to weren’t necessarily at all misogynistic, but I’m talking about guys like Fugazi. I would say [it’s] probably not as misogynistic [now], just because of their openness to getting criticized about it, because you get creamed online and people seem to care about that. That doesn’t mean that it changes who they are, so maybe that’s dangerous. It goes underground. But I think things are changing.”
The 2022 ‘Stadium Tour’ featuring Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Motley Crue, and Def Leppard Poison officially kicks off June 16th in Atlanta, Georgia.