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In the nearly 50 years since founding heavy metal institution Twisted Sister, John ‘Jay Jay’ French has sold over 20 million records, collected 37 gold and platinum albums, headlined many of the world’s largest music festivals in 38 countries, and now adding podcasting to his resume with ‘The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music.’
“What makes my podcast stand out is the close personal relationships that I have with most of my guests,” French says. “This allows them a kind of safety zone where they will tell me stories and experiences that you just won’t hear anywhere else.”
On The Jay Jay French Connection, French brings an enormous wealth of knowledge that stretches beyond music business. His natural curiosity results in wide-ranging conversations with a variety of well-known musicians, authors, actors, wrestler/musicians, managers, celebrity chefs, TV and movie directors and writers.
New episodes of The Jay Jay French Connection are available every Tuesday on Spotify, Apple Music and PodcastOne. Upcoming guests include guitarist Steve Vai, DJ Eddie Trunk, actor Michael Imperioli, guiatarist Eddie Ojeda, legendary manager Doc McGhee, music industry veteran Dorothy Carvello, radio/podcast personality Jordan Harbinger, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, producer Eddie Kramer and talent manager Shep Gordon.
French’s two biggest hits with Twisted Sister, the rock anthems ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ and ‘I Wanna Rock,’ have become two of the most licensed songs in the history of heavy metal, appearing in hundreds of TV, radio and internet commercials, movies and TV shows. French currently oversees all music licensing and all business regarding Twisted Sister.
In addition to his career as a musician, manager, producer and executive producer, French is a highly sought after keynote speaker, as well contributing writer for business magazine Inc.com, pens a Beatles column for Goldmine called ‘Now, We’re Sixty Four’ and writes a an audio column for Copper, an online music and high end audio magazine published through PS Audio.