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GALLERY: Green Day, Brody Dalle and friends honour Joan Jett

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, Brody Dalle, Alice Cooper and Cheap Trick were among the stars who turned out to pay tribute to Joan Jett as the former Runaways guitarist was crowned Rocker Of The Year at the annual Little Kids Rock Benefit show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom last night.

Amstrong and Dalle were among the musicians chosen by bandleader Steven Van Zandt to perform on the night, alongside the likes of Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness, former Bikini Kill leader Kathleen Hanna, Beastie Boy Adam Horowitz, Jesse Malin and Glen Hansard. Jett’s longtime friend Alice Cooper also paid tribute with a speech saluting Jett’s impact on the punk and rock ‘n’ roll scenes.

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Paul Brannigan
Paul Brannigan

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.