Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland on Saturday during the event’s 30th anniversary.
Jett kicked off the evening with her 1980 hit, “Bad Reputation”, before Dave Grohl and original Blackhearts bassist Gary Ryan joined her for The Runaways anthem, “Cherry Bomb.”
The rocker’s set closed with “Crimson And Clover” featuring Grohl, Miley Cyrus and the song’s original singer Tommy James.
Cyrus delivered the induction speech before Blackhearts members took the podium to offer thanks.
“I was really going to try not to cry and be tough,” said Jett. “Hey, Mom and Dad, did you ever think that Christmas guitar would lead to this? I come from a place where rock ‘n’ roll means something. it means more than music, more than fashion, more than the pose. Rock ‘n’ roll is an idea and an ideal. Sometimes, because we love the music and we make the music, we forget the political impact it has around the world.”
Jett and the Blackhearts were inducted alongside Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Lou Reed, Bill Withers, Ringo Starr, and the “5” Royales.
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