Once upon a time there was a teenage rocker named Joan Jett. She was making rock and roll history in a teenage group called The Runaways. When that band broke up, she met hit songwriter/producer Kenny Laguna. They saw in each other a kindred spirit and set about to work together. Kenny thought she was great, and expected no problem convincing record labels to put out the record they had just finished. But he was wrong; Joan Jett was rejected by 23 labels. They turned down “Bad Reputation”. They turned down ” Do You Wanna Touch Me”. They could not hear the potential of ” I Love Rock n’ Roll” or “Crimson and Clover”. So Joan and Kenny decided to start their own record company, manufacture their own records, and sell them…sometimes from the trunk of Kenny’s Cadillac. Blackheart Records was born and Joan Jett became the first woman in rock and roll to own her own record company. Blackheart Records is currently home to such up-and-coming groups as San Antonio-based female threesome Girl In A Coma (Both Before I’m Gone, Trio B.C., Adventures in Coverland) and Los Angeles’ pop-punk trio the Dollyrots (Because I’m Awesome) and of course Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. The label’s catalog includes The Vacancies, The Cute Lepers, The Eyeliners and more, while continuing to add new artists to its roster.