Joan Jett

Rock The Hoodie: An Appreciation By Rising Recording Artist Dayme

(New York)—When recording aritist DAYME first appeared on the music scene a little over a year ago, critics were enthused by her rocking-Joan Jett-directness as well as the theatricality of her performances. The fact that she wrote all her own material tipped off the music industry immediately to a new potential powerhouse.

Her live shows were proof positive that a new, vibrant artist had arrived. Proving the critics right, she has just written and released “Rock The Hoodie,” a passionate and personal musical observation; in light of the recent Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial and verdict.

Says Dayme, “I wrote the song (and shot the accompanying video) right before the verdict because it was close to my heart. The whole episode resonated so strongly within me, that the song almost wrote itself.”

Dayme posted the video online and in two days generated over 400K views. Currently the video is on You Tube’s Most Popular at #2.

The artist admits that several of the comments posted after viewing the video were negative and rather harsh. “I expected negative comments, but to comment further negatively on Trayvon, I found that very disheartening. I think the case revolves around the stand your ground law in Florida. Unity is where we need to be. The law failed him more than the jury is how I see it.”

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Rock Pic: Joan Jett Loves Rock and Roll and "Priscilla

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“Priscilla Queen of the Desert” star Nick Adams welcomes his guest, rocker Joan Jett, backstage at the Palace Theatre. Adams invited Jett to see Priscilla before its successful 549 performance run ends Sunday.

First Song From Posthumous Ramone’s Album Released

The first track from Joey Ramone’s upcoming solo album, …Ya know?, hit the web Friday.

The posthumous record titled “Rock ‘N Roll is the Answer” was unveiled at and is due in stores on April 21. The track is a nod to 80s AC/DC-era arena rock, a style never embraced by the Ramones.

…Ya Know? will feature 15 tracks of B-sides and demos assembled by Joey’s brother Mickey Leigh and producer Ed Stadium.

Among the guest stars appearing on the record are Joan Jett, Steven van Zandt, Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick, and Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye.

Joey Ramone died in 2001 of lymphoma cancer.

Rising Rocker Dayme Meets Iconic Joan Jett At Coney Island 7-20-11

Last Thursday’s debut Seaside Summer Concerts at Coney Island featured the one-and-only JOAN JETT; performing with her terrific band. Jett rocked the SRO crowd with her signature hits: “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” “Bad Reputation” and a dynamite re-working of The Tommy James and The Shondells hit “Crimson and Clover.” It was also an opportunity for her to connect with new-rising performer DAYME – whose debut album FUSION SUNDAE will be released in September. Dayme writes her own music, as well as performs with her band The Kicks. Her career and forthcoming album has started a bidding war of sorts in the industry; as the power-players realize what a prize she is. It’s so rare these days for an artist, let alone a new one, to be able to do so much. Her show last week at Spike Hill in Williamsburg, brought out a number of interested labels to see her. And, that was certainly noteworthy as only minutes before her show began a summer thunderstorm blanketing the area with sheets of rain. Her show was a strong one that included a dramatic reimaging of the White Stripes/Dolly Parton song “Jolene.” In fact, her performance on that song brought the crowd to its feet. Her band: Freddie Simpson, bass; Elliot Klien, guitar; Kute, guitar; Julian Blackmore, keyboards, and RJ Rabin, drums were just superb. Two other songs, “Sunshine” and “Let Me Introduce Myself” were gems too. Dayme is the personification of music that makes you move … and, feel. Check her out via

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