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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!

The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music PodcastOne

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    • 4.2 • 72 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!

    Dr. Taneja Revisited

    Dr. Taneja Revisited

    This week we're revisiting an important episode from last year - as the focus is on Jay Jay's remarkable health journey & surviving prostate cancer, with special guest Dr. Samir Taneja. Dr. Samir Taneja is a urologist & surgeon who performed Jay Jay's prostate cancer operation in 2018. Jay Jay discusses why he finds it so important to educate yourself on any health concerns that are affecting your life, & shares his experience in doing so himself.

    Dr. Taneja shares his insight on prostate cancer diagnosis & methodology, and discusses the decisions that individuals who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have to weigh, differences between various treatments currently available, & why he finds active surveillance to be so important.

    You won't want to miss this informative story, only on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music!

    Produced & Edited by Matthew Mallinger

    Ellen Foley

    Ellen Foley

    This week's special guest is the incredibly talented vocalist Ellen Foley! Ellen is a singer and actress who has appeared on both Broadway and television, where she co-starred in the sitcom Night Court for one season. She has released five solo albums, & is also known for her collaborations with the rock singer Meat Loaf. Jay Jay & Ellen discuss their backgrounds, & all things New York & Rock n Roll. Ellen has known her whole life that rock n roll singing is her lane - tune in to hear her story & how she built an amazing career in music off of this certainty. Don't miss this conversation, only on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music!

    Produced & Edited by Matthew Mallinger

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Mark Thompson: "Don't Bump the Record Kid"

    Mark Thompson: "Don't Bump the Record Kid"

    Today marks the release of Mark Thompson's book & memoir “Don’t Bump the Record, Kid.” Mark is a legendary radio personality and occasional actor, best known for the nationally syndicated Mark & Brian morning show, which aired on KLOS-FM/95.5 for 25 years. Mark & Jay Jay discuss the importance of going outside of existing formats - whether in radio, music, or any creative endeavor, & why it's important to disregard people's reactions/critiques when developing your craft. Hear all about Mark's unique journey and early years in radio, and share some of his favorite stories from his lifelong career in radio.

    Be sure to grab a copy of Mark's fantastic new book - “Don’t Bump the Record, Kid." - 100% of the proceeds for his book will go to the rescue and the welfare of animals in Southern California. For more information and updates about the book, check out myadventureswithmarkandbrian.com

    Produced & Edited by Matthew Mallinger

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Joe Lynn Turner - Belly of the Beast

    Joe Lynn Turner - Belly of the Beast

    Heavy metal legend Joe Lynn Turner is this week's guest on The Jay Jay French Connection! Joe is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer - known both for his solo work & for being in the hard rock bands Rainbow, Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Deep Purple. Tune in to hear Jay Jay & Joe share stories, talk about some of their favorite memories & influences, & catch up after many years. Be sure to check out Joe's recently released record "Belly of the Beast."

    Produced & Edited by Matthew Mallinger

    • 55 min
    David Libert

    David Libert

    This week, Jay Jay hosts special guest David Libert! David is a legendary music executive, musician & author. Hear David & Jay Jay discuss his tell-all book about the music industry that was recently published - "Rock And Roll Warrior: My Misadventures with Alice Cooper, Prince, George Clinton, Living Colour, The Runaways, and More..."

    Don't miss this conversation, only on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music!

    Produced & Edited by Matthew Mallinger

    • 59 min
    Jay Jay on Music Criticism

    Jay Jay on Music Criticism

    Tune in this week to hear Jay Jay discuss why he firmly believes we all have the right to be opinionated, & how this applies to music and music criticism.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 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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