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.