The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 16-20

The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 16-20


Episode 16

Record industry veteran, author and activist Dorothy Carvello joins Jay Jay this week to discuss her tell all book about the record industry, “Anything for a Hit.” This episode is a must listen for musicians and fans alike. Dorothy’s book exposes the biggest names & executive level individuals in the industry, revealing some of the worst realities about the music industry in doing so. Hear Dorothy discuss her experience working as an executive, why she was driven to write this book, and the current ways in which she is working to improve the state of the music industry, including here soon to be announced foundation. Don’t miss this episode and be sure to pick up Dorothy Carvello’s “Anything for a Hit.”

Episode 17

Guitar virtuoso, composer, songwriter & producer Steve Vai joins Jay Jay for a one of a kind conversation on this week’s episode of The Jay Jay French Connection. Listen to Steve tell the story of how he began his career – as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa – at the insanely young age of 18! Steve shares this and many other stories about his remarkable journey in music, and how he became the musical polymath that he is today. Jay Jay & Steve talk discuss their guitar collections, Steve going to see Twisted Sister play in Long Island NY as a kid, notable influences, and much more. Don’t miss this week’s episode of The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music!

Episode 18

If there’s any one radio personality that knows all things Heavy Metal & Hard Rock – it’s Eddie Trunk. Tune in to hear all about Eddie’s journey into how he became the music historian, talk show host, author & heavy metal radio legend that he is today. Hear stories from how Eddie would collect records & discover new music as a kid, to how he convinced Twisted Sister to get back together & play for the first time after 14 years of being broken up, for the benefit concert New York Steel in 2001. Learn all about why Jay Jay can’t separate the history of Twisted Sister with Eddie Trunk, as we approach the 20th anniversary of New York Steel.

Episode 19

This week’s guest is Jay Jay’s Twisted Sister brother – guitarist Eddie Ojeda! Eddie and Jay Jay became friends in 1969 while still in high school, and began playing in Twisted Sister in 1975. Hear the story of their first meeting, their first band together called “Powder,” and what first made Eddie pick up the guitar. Don’t miss this intimate conversation between these two lifelong friends!

Episode 20

Michael Imperioli has been a part of more modern classic films than most. Hear all about his remarkable career as an actor, writer, director and musician on this week’s episode of The Jay Jay French Connection – Beyond the Music! Jay Jay & Michael discuss all things New York, method acting, guitars, musicianship, life as a multi-faceted artist and much more. Don’t miss this episode, and be sure to check out the record “La Dolce Vita” by Zopa, Michael’s current musical project!

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