North Texas Automotive Syndication

Achieving a Turnaround in Reputation

It’s possible to turn a bad reputation into a good one. Rock icon Joan Jett’s solo career is a case in point.

The former band vocalist and guitarist took the punk rock path after her group, the Runaways, was dissolved in 1979. Jett sought help from record producer Kenny Laguna, but due to her wild nature, failed to sign a deal with almost two dozen recording studios. With their self-published album failing to take Europe by storm, Jett and Laguna thought about striking it rich stateside. (more…)