director Kevin Kerslake's new documentary on the life and career of Joan Jett, will have its world premier at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival which will be held January 18-28, 2018 in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah. The documentary is said to chronicle "her early years as the founder of The Runaways and first meeting collaborator Kenny Laguna in 1980 to her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer."
is one of several new documentaries planned by media giant BMG over the next year in an effort to break into the growing video market for music content on iTunes and Spotify. Other films include The Children of the Revolution
about Marc Bolan better known as T-Rex, Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records
, and The Show's The Thing
about the first generation of rock concert promoters.
recently featured a terrific shot by Getty Images photographer Kevin Mazur of Jett rocking out on her much-loved Epiphone Melody Maker at the 2014 Golden Gods. Watch her perform her classic "Bad Reptuation" below. And check out Premier Guitar's
always-excellent Rig Rundown
series featuring the Blackheart's guitar tech Zach Nagy showing off Jett's prized Melody Makers and lead guitarist Dougie Needles' Epiphone Les Paul Jr. Look for Bad Reputation
at your local independent theater soon.