Joan Jett Admits She Doesn’t Feel Like A Rock Legend

Joan Jett revealed to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier that she finds it difficult to believe she is a rock legend. Jett shared how she feels about the title by saying:

“Well, it’s hard for me to believe it. It’s nice to hear it, but I don’t know how much I believe it on one level, but it’s very nice. It’s very hard to say, ‘Yeah, yeah, thanks, I’m a legend,’ because I don’t feel it.”

The rocker has put her stamp on the rock scene with ‘The Runaways’ and ‘The Blackhearts,’ however, Joan revealed that the legend label is something for people to say. She continued:

“I mean, I know I’ve done things and have influenced people and stuff, but I just never say that about myself. That’s something for other people to say, but it’s a good feeling.”

Besides making hits that have stood the test of time, like ‘Cherry Bomb,’ ‘Hollywood,’ and ‘Queens of Noise,’ the rocker has also collaborated with an up-and-coming rocker like Miley Cyrus and has introduced herself to this generation of rock heads. The duo released their collaboration ‘Bad Karma’ as part of Miley’s 2020 ‘Plastic Hearts’ album.

Cyrus was the one to induct Jett into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2015. During her speech, she shared Joan’s influence on her by saying:

“There isn’t one other person on this planet that’s been an inspiration to me like [Jett has].”

You can listen to Joan Jett’s interview with WGN Radio’s Dave Plier here.