Music: Joan Jett

For all the grumbling about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the induction ceremonies can often be revelatory and moving, occasionally serving as a way to view an artist from a different perspective and remind everyone why an artist is receiving the honor

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For all the grumbling about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the induction ceremonies can often be revelatory and moving, occasionally serving as a way to view an artist from a different perspective and remind everyone why an artist is receiving the honor in the first place. The 2015 Rock Hall inductions had its fair share of goosebump-worthy moments.

But it was  inductee Joan Jett’s acceptance speech that made me most emotional, reminding me of my own deep-rooted passion for music in general, and Rock & Roll specifically.

“I come from a place where Rock & Roll means something,” Jett said at the podium. “It means more than music, more than fashion, more than the pose. Rock & Roll is an idea and an ideal. We’ve become so conditioned to measuring our music’s impact in dollar signs only that we can forget what it’s really about — the music! Emotion. Expression. Giving a voice to those who aren’t satisfied with whatever ‘box’ they were given.” Read more about Joan Jett in this week's Sound Advice.


Joan Jett & The Blackhearts play Friday at the Lawrenceburg Event Center (Hollywood Casino). More info/tickets: hollywoodindiana.com .


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