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Join record producer / manager / legendary guitarist & founding member of Twisted Sister JAY JAY FRENCH as he shares stories from five decades in the industry and takes you on a rock star tour through the music business and beyond!

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    • 4.2 • 71 Ratings

Join record producer / manager / legendary guitarist & founding member of Twisted Sister JAY JAY FRENCH as he shares stories from five decades in the industry and takes you on a rock star tour through the music business and beyond!

    Prostate Cancer Uncensored: Jay Jay & Rob Halford

    Prostate Cancer Uncensored: Jay Jay & Rob Halford

    Tue in for a special episode this week, in which Jay Jay & Rob Halford talk about their experiences with prostate cancer. Talking sex after prostate cancer, and nothing is sugar-coated. Incontinence? Erectile dysfunction? Lack of sex drive? All questions, comments, and discussion are on the table — no matter how uncomfortable.

    Hear from experts in sexual medicine, doctors, researchers, patients and partners who've got personal experience working through problems in the bedroom during and after prostate cancer treatments.

    Your host is ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer, the leading national non-profit with a mission to end the disease, inspire action, and support men and families who are facing prostate cancer.

    • 12 min
    John Carter Cash

    John Carter Cash

    This week Jay Jay has a long anticipated & very special guest on the podcast - John Carter Cash! John is the son of June Carter Cash & Johnny Cash, & has created an amazing ongoing musical legacy of his own. Hear John talk about what is was like to have Johnny & June as parents growing up - & how they were beautifully humble & down to earth individuals and parents, behind their larger than life musical personas. John talks about why he sees music as a healing force in his life & in the world, and dives into the story of how he found his own musical identity. John is an amazing musician & producer and shares many stories & accomplishments from over the years. Hear Jay Jay share one of his favorite stories of when he met Johnny Cash, when Johnny was taking John to see one of his favorite bands in the 80's: Twisted Sister.

    Be sure to stay up to date on John Carter Cash at https://www.johncartercash.com/ , & don't miss this conversation - only on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music!

    Produced & Edited by Matthew Mallinger

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Q&A Episode with Jay Jay

    Q&A Episode with Jay Jay

    This week we have a very special episode in which Jay Jay answers his fan's questions! Jay Jay is joined by his social media manager Tor Caracappa - Tor reads off fan's best questions that were submitted, & Jay Jay responds with some amazing unheard gems of answers & consequent stories. This episode is a must listen for all fans of Twisted Sister & Jay Jay's music - don't miss it, & reach out to askjayjayts@gmail.com if you have any questions to ask Jay Jay yourself!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    JC Curleigh: President & CEO of Gibson Brands

    JC Curleigh: President & CEO of Gibson Brands

    This week Jay Jay welcomes a very special guest - James "JC" Curleigh, President & CEO of Gibson Brands! Jay Jay's love for Gibson guitars began all the way back in 1968 when he purchased his first Gibson SG Special in New York - which in Jay Jay's words, was the "beginning of his love affair with Gibson guitars." JC & Jay Jay have quite a bit of guitar knowledge to talk about, to say the least. Both JC & Jay Jay discuss their relationship with Gibson guitars over the years, & why they find the iconic brand to be inimitable in the world of guitar making. Hear JC talk all about his amazing history working to transform various brands, and how he's now heading figuring the future of the Gibson brand out in Nashville. Don't miss this conversation, only on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music!

    Produced & edited by Matthew Mallinger

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Adam of Adam & The Metal Hawks

    Adam of Adam & The Metal Hawks

    This episode is a must listen for any new artist entering the music business & looking for advice on how to navigate the world of social media. New artists frequently ask Jay Jay for advice - & now, for the first time, Jay Jay & his guest, American idol metal singer, 24-year old Adam Ezegelian - lead singer of Adam & The Metal Hawks - will take you through all the steps you need to master & fulfill all of your Rockstar dreams. Adam gained listener's attention when starring on Season 14 of American Idol, & has since furthered his notoriety through live performances, & becoming a viral sensation with his band Adam & The Metal Hawks. Jay Jay & Adam discuss the parallels & differences between the state of Rock n Roll now to where it was in the 80's. They get into how the digital age has affected the music industry, for better or for worse, and discuss how to best navigate the current musical landscape. Jay Jay talks about why he views Adam's music in such a high regard, & how his raw talent immediately stuck out to him after catching their band perform live earlier this year. You won't want to miss this conversation, only on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music!

    Be sure to stay up to date on Adam's music (New album releases this year, “Hurry up and Wait) - & check out some of his videos, socials & upcoming tour dates below!

    "Backwards"
    https://youtu.be/GLMq91Q5lBw

    Adam on top 12 guys American idol season 14 singing I Wanna Rock!
    https://youtu.be/FzBcBR8Op5w



    Upcoming Canadian tour dates and locations:

    May 25 - @onyxguelph / Guelph, ON
    May 26 - @mooseandgoose / Thorold, ON
    May 27 - @thesneakydees / Toronto, ON
    May 28 - @brassmonkeyottawa / Ottawa, ON
    May 29 - @thequeensnightclub / Barrie, ON

    Produced & edited by Matthew Mallinger

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Barry Bostwick

    Barry Bostwick

    This week's special guest is actor & singer Barry Bostwick! The talented & energetic actor has built an amazing legacy through both film & theatre performance. Barry has received both a Golden Globe & a Tony Award for his acting, & is well known for portraying Brad Majors in the musical comedy The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Jay Jay & Barry get along over their musical experiences, and chat about the differences between the creative communities in New York vs Los Angeles over the years. Hear the story of how Barry landed his role in Rocky Horror, Hollywood's doubt & unawareness of its value upon its release, & what it has been like to be a part of this cult institution. This insightful episode has countless gems of stories, & is a must listen for all film, theater & music buffs.

    Stay up to date on Barry's current acting projects, or have him sign a pair of underwear for you - at barrybostwick.com, & don't miss this conversation - only on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music!

    Produced & edited by Matthew Mallinger

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

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Pretty good

JJ’s a great host.
Love the fact that he mixes music, business, family and politics and speaks honestly about each. That takes courage. Would love to see him interview some of the people who were on Tipper Gore’s Censorship Committee.

Charger Rod ,

Jay Jay is Still Rocking it at 69 ? LoL

Twisted Sister is awesome and at Jay Jay French is the reason why! He is an excellent entertainer, musician and businessman. His book and podcasts transcends to all business areas. Listen and learn !! Rod’s Random Review of YouTube loves this podcast!! Go Jay Jay !!
Check out his book! You will love it.

Deantho* ,

Awesome podcast!

Life long T.S fan here, love hearing Jay Jay's stories and insights along with great interviews with top notch guests from the music industry!
I look forward to it weekly...

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