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An open letter to Rolling Stone

A rock musician named Maya rips Rolling Stone a new one for putting Britney Spears and two other pop queens whom I don’t even recognize on the cover of an issue entitled “Women In Rock”.

Jewel and Mandy friggin’ Moore have full page features as Rock Icons…Meanwhile Joan Jett gets one line. ONE LINE. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, who have never stopped touring, recently did 10 days in the Middle East playing for the troops stationed in Afghanistan. In AFGHANISTAN, Joan would come onstage wearing a birkha, which she ripped off and stomped on before blazing through the purest and nastiest rock show ANYWHERE. But even in the RS WOMEN IN ROCK issue, a story like that gets ONE SENTENCE on the bottom of the last page of Random Notes. Britney’s Rock credentials? Well, she butchers the song “I Love Rock’n’Roll” on her latest record, and when asked about it the genius replies “Well, I’ve always loved Pat Benatar.” And SHE is your Rock issue cover girl??
You should be REALLY embarrassed.

Amen. Via Thoughtcrimes, which I found via link to something else on The Sideshow.

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  1. Greg Wythe says:

    Interesting, that’s actually kinda old, but it was posted on Joan Jett’s site for the longest time and even had to be debunked as being written by Joan (a few references in there threw us for a loop). Still the whole thing is priceless … I just love that someone is giving em hell for not giving The Donnas enough run.

  2. Joan never got no respect — definitely not enough by my count, anyway.