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Get To Know Donita Sparks

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Meet the awesome rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the band L7, Donita Sparks. Donita read us the story of the godmother of punk, Joan Jett. Donita tells us how she got into rock music, what the LA music scene was like when she got her start in the 1980s, and how things are changing for women rockers over time (thanks in part to the pioneering Joan Jett).

7mins

5 Aug 2021

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Joan Jett Read By Donita Sparks

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Although Joan Jett has been called the “Godmother of punk,” this rocker’s rise to super stardom came with plenty of twists and turns. From the time Joan picked up her first electric guitar at age 13 in 1971, she was met with the refrain that “girls don’t play guitars”—and that they certainly don’t play rock. Joan spent the rest of her life proving these naysayers wrong, founding one of the first all-girl rock bands at age 16 before skyrocketing to the top of the charts as the frontwoman of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.About the NarratorDonita Sparks is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, writer and actor. She first rose to fame with legendary all female American rock band, L7, which remains active to this day.Sparks was instilled at a young age with a keen sense of political and social activism. She, along with her bandmates, founded Rock for Choice, a pro-choice organization with the Feminist Majority Foundation producing numerous nationwide benefit concerts. She is particularly known for her raucous live performances and rebellious persona. CreditsBad Reputation (Studio) by Joan Jett Courtesy of Blackheart Records Group, IncBad Reputation (Acoustic) by Joan Jett Courtesy of Blackheart Records Group, IncFake Friends by L7 Featuring Joan Jett Courtesy of Blackheart Records Group, IncThis podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls.This episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner. Sound design and mixing by Bianca Salinas. This episode was written by Alexis Stratton and proofread by Simi Kadirgamar. Haley Dapkus is our production manager. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi.A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible! For more, visit rebelgirls.com. And if you like what you heard, don’t forget to rate and review this episode, and share it with your friends! Until next time, stay REBEL!

20mins

3 Aug 2021

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Ep. 76 - L7 - Bricks Are Heavy (with Donita Sparks)

The Album Club

The pioneering Grunge/Punk/Metal band's breakthrough album, Bricks Are Heavy is our latest subject. And to help us get a better understanding of the band and the album, we enlisted the help of chief mayhem maker and band leader, the legendary Donita Sparks to fill in a few of the gaps. Sit back, bang your head and Pretnd You're Dead!

2hr 28mins

8 Apr 2021

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Ep. 76 - L7 - Bricks Are Heavy (with Donita Sparks)

The Album Club

The pioneering Grunge/Punk/Metal band's breakthrough album, Bricks Are Heavy is our latest subject. And to help us get a better understanding of the band and the album, we enlisted the help of chief mayhem maker and band leader, the legendary Donita Sparks to fill in a few of the gaps. Sit back, bang your head and Pretnd You're Dead!

2hr 28mins

8 Apr 2021

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#6 - A fireside chat with legendary songwriter Linda Perry & grunge queen Donita Sparks

El podcast de BIME PRO

Linda Perry es una fuerza creativa indomable detrás de éxitos memorables de 4 Non Blondes tales como “What’s Up?”, “Beautiful” de Christina Aguilera y “Superwoman” de Alicia Keys, entre muchos otros. Es la fundadora de dos sellos musicales e integrante del Songwriters Hall of Fame. Donita Sparks, cofundadora de la banda de grunge L7, modera la sesión, y juntas, comentan el estado actual del negocio musical, desde sus respectivos puntos de vista. Además, Perry nos confiesa secretos de las composiciones de sus letras y la producción de éxitos musicales. Durante el pasado confinamiento, trabajaron juntas en un programa para recaudar fondos para artistas y músicos, consiguiendo decenas de miles de dólares para MusiCare.

48mins

5 Feb 2021

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Kon-Tiki - Donita Sparks (L7)

Up In Your Ear Podcast Network

Vocalist and guitarist for the band L7 Donita Sparks discusses her recommendation for an at home double feature. Donita's selections include a pair of somewhat twisted comedies, The King of Comedy (1982) directed by Martin Scorsese and My Breakfast with Blassie (1983) directed by Linda Lautrec, Johnny Legend and Mark Shepard.Produced by: Eric MahoneyMusic by: Murder Your Darlings

32mins

21 Oct 2020

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S3: Episode Two: Donita Sparks

Kon-tiki Podcast

Vocalist and guitarist for the band L7 Donita Sparks discusses her recommendation for an at home double feature. Donita's selections include a pair of somewhat twisted comedies, The King of Comedy (1982) directed by Martin Scorsese and My Breakfast with Blassie (1983) directed by Linda Lautrec, Johnny Legend and Mark Shepard. Produced by: Eric Mahoney Music by: Murder Your Darlings

32mins

20 Oct 2020

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Donita Sparks, 7th sky

Interviews d'Agents d'Entretiens

Il y a des actes ô combien militants qui, à jamais, ont marqué l’histoire du rock ! Avouez que balancer son tampon usagé au visage du public pour, en plein concert, signifier son mécontentement, ça vous en bouche un coin ! Si ce fait d’arme vieux de près de trente ans a marqué d’une pierre blanche la carrière de Donita Sparks, son groupe L7 (quatuor 100% féminin) au grunge mâtiné de punk aussi percutant que jouissif est sans nul doute la figure de proue d’un féminisme absolu, abouti. Quatorze ans après leur séparation, les californiennes ont donc repris du service et seront, sauf cas de nouvelle vague pandémique, l’un des points d’orgue du prochain Hellfest. À vos agendas et, sortez couverts !

31mins

25 Sep 2020

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Donita Sparks: Coolest Conversation

Little Steven's Underground Garage - Coolest Conversations

This week Manfred's guest is Donita Sparks of the L.A. based band L7. The band have just released a 7" single on Blackheart Records with a cover of Joan Jett's 'Fake Friends' which featured as our recent Coolest Song. Tune in to hear all about the track, their 2019 album 'Scatter The Rats' and their plans for touring in 2021. Join Donita Sparks with Mighty Manfred on this Coolest Conversations in Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

20mins

15 Jun 2020

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P.629 - Donita Sparks de L7 habla de sus discos favoritos del grunge

Bienvenido a los 90

Donita Sparks, uno de los iconos del rock alternativo americano repasa sus discos favoritos de finales de los 80 y principios de los 90, LUJAZO!Suenan:01. L7 - Bite The Wax Tadpole (L7 1988)02. Flipper - Sex Bomb (Generic 1982)03. Frightwig - My Crotch Does Not Say Go (Cat Farm Faboo 1984)04. The Fluid - Cold Outside (Clear Black Paper 1988)05. Cat Butt - Born Loser (Journey to the Center Of 1989)06. Nirvana - Negative Creep (Bleach 1989)07. Cosmic Psychos - Lost Cause (Go the Hack 1989)08. Smashing Pumpkins - Rhinoceros Gish 1991)09. Love Battery - Dayglo (Dayglo 1992)10. Wool - Medication (Budspawn 1992)11. Veruca Salt - Seether (American Thighs 1994)12. L7 - Burn Baby (Scatter the Rats 2019)

51mins

7 Apr 2020

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