Any Weather (606 Version)

Album: Unvarnished (2013)


  • The first single from Joan Jett's Unvarnished album is an ode to staying power co-written with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Although the lyrics emphasize love, Jett told the Modesto Bee newspaper the relationship in the song "doesn't have to be romantic," and it can also be applied to the artist-fan dynamic.
  • Jett debuted the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live on August 8, 2013.
  • Jett told Rolling Stone about her collaboration with Dave Grohl on this song: "We did a tour with Foo Fighters down in South America last spring," she explained. "I wanted to write with Dave for a while. I think he's a great songwriter, but I don't think he does a lot of writing with people outside of the Foos. But he invited me into his studio, and I had an idea for a song, which is 'Any Weather,' and did it for him. Just the two of us cut it in the studio. He played the drums. I played the rhythm guitar, and I just kind of hummed the melody and sang the chorus. Then he went and put on some bass and lead guitar and rhythm guitar. Then we got whatever crew members were around and had them do some background vocals. It was a really fun thing. I finished the lyrics a little later."
  • The song also has an environmental meaning: Jett told Rolling Stone: "'Any Weather' can really talk about a romance, two people in love that are trying to weather the storms of life and that you can get through anything if you love. That's one angle. But it's also about loving the earth and our relationship with the earth. We can get through any weather if we love the earth, if we treat it right. It's not directly about the hurricane, but it is about the environment."


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