E-MAIL GONE ASTRAY: An e-mail that claimed to be written by Joan Jett made the media rounds Tuesday slamming Rolling Stone’s Oct. 4 “Women in Rock” issue, ranting about those female stars who were featured and complaining that Jett only got one line in the issue. The letter claims that Rolling Stone received the letter after its Women in Rock issue came out, but hasn’t run it.
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“Jewel and Mandy friggin’ Moore have full page features as Rock Icons…Meanwhile Joan Jett gets one line. One line,” the letter says.
It turns out the letter wasn’t written by Jett, but was penned by Maya Price, a female musician with her own rock band. In fact, Jett’s Web site, joanjett.com, has the entire letter on its site, with the disclaimer that it wasn’t written by Jett.
A spokesman for Wenner Media said he received several phone calls from reporters about it, and that Rolling Stone has received the letter and plans to run it in its next issue. He said he didn’t know who the writer was, but that she must be “a diehard fan.”
KNIT ONE: Georgina Brandolini, who recently exited Balmain after five years as its managing director, is hardly taking a break from the fashion industry. She confirmed that she plans to launch a namesake knitwear line. Details need to be worked out, but if all goes well, expect a launch in March for winter 2003 retailing.