In Her Own Words: Rocker Joan Jett on the blessing that is “I Love Rock N Roll”
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“Initially, it was easy to think to myself, ‘Hey man, I’ve got other songs. It’s not just ‘I Love Rock N’ Roll’’. But you realize that if you start putting that out, it’s just egotistical, and not to recognize the rarity and blessing of what was right there… I just realized that if I’m going to fight with this song, I’m going to be fighting for the rest of my life. And that’s not a good way to be. So I had to make my peace with that really early on.
“I also realized that it’s a fucking blessing, man. First of all, to have found the song. Second of all, that people hear it as a hit the way I did. It still really resonates with people today. I’m very happy and totally good with the energy around it.”
ROCKER JOAN JETT
(The quote comes from the Greg Wetherall for NME)
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