Joan Jett talked about her worst experience as an opening act for SCORPIONS back in the mid-’80s.
“We were on the road in Europe – Italy, I believe.
“Now I know what the story is, but at the time, we were playing with Scorpions and there was another opening act. There were two shows in one city. We did the show one night.
“The next night, the opening band wasn’t on the bill, and we went out to do the show, and I got destroyed by this Italian crowd.
“They worked up loogies. They drenched me in spit. They were throwing stuff at me. I was covered from head to toe in dripping, gross loogies. I had no idea why or what that was about.
“I found out years later that Scorpions got the first band thrown off the bill because they wanted to go to a car show, so they blamed me, and they had a female lead singer saying that I didn’t want to play with another girl.”