In honor of "Joan Jett Day," celebrated Thursday in West Hollywood, Calif., as part of the Sunset Strip Music Festival, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts have announced that they are readying their first album in seven years for release this fall.
The Long Island Music Hall of Famer has teamed up with Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Against Me's Laura Jane Grace, as well as longtime collaborator Kenny Laguna, for "Unvarnished," set for release on Oct. 1.
Jett, who has lived in Long Beach for decades, addresses the determination of those affected by superstorm Sandy on the album, adding that it's her most autobiographical project ever, as she deals with the loss of both her parents.
"It's a real band album," Jett says. "Everybody was involved."
The first single "Any Weather" will hit iTunes on Tuesday, and Jett will debut it on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" next Thursday.