Joan Jett Readying New Album For Fall

Album to feature a cover of the Replacements' "Androgynous."

Leather pants rocker Joan Jett is getting ready to re-enter a studio this month

to finish work on her still-untitled 12th album, which should see the light of

day sometime in the fall.

The album, which will again pair Jett with her

long-time backing band, the Blackhearts, is being produced by Ted Templeman

(Van Halen) and is slated to feature a duet with Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hannah

on a tune called "Tube Talking," as well as a cover of the Replacements' ballad


According to a source at her label, Jett has finished close

to half of the album, although it's unclear if the material (nearly enough for

an entire album) she recorded with producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Veruca Salt)

last year, will be included.