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  • Writer's pictureMyra Chapman

Crown Of Thorns | #5 Most Requested

..Crown Of Thorns | #5 Most Requested Music | Week ending May 13, 2017

Revolution X Radio announced several songs by the Jean Beauvoir led band Crown Of Thorns has been receiving requests on the station for several weeks now. Those listener requests have resulted in music from the band reaching the #5 position on the station of the most requested music for the week ending May 13, 2017.

In addition to this weeks status on the station two songs by Jean Beauvoir reached the #1 and #2 Most Requested songs on the station for the week ending May 6, 2017. "Rock Ready" from his album Faith reached the #1-Most Requested song on the station with the single "Angels Cry" by from his album American Trash being the #2-Most Requested for that week. On Friday, May 12, 2017, the station announced the single "Morning After" from the American Trash album had started receiving various requests as well. Revolution X Radio is 100% All Request Rock & Metal serving Ontario, Canada and surrounding areas.

Beauvoir formed the band Crown Of Thorns following after receiving a call from Jimmy Iovine of Interscope Records inquiring if he would be interested in recording a new solo album for Interscope. Beauvoir, who had been exploring a new project pitched his band idea to Iovine who accepted it. Beauvoir then went about establishing his second band, Crown Of Thorns, enlisting fellow musicians Tony Thompson (Chic, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Madonna), Michael Paige (Top Session Bassist) and Micki Free (Shalamar) resulting in Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS being brought on board.

When word got out Beauvoir was writing and recording new material at the request of Iovine for Interscope it triggered a well publicized bidding war within the industry. Even Prince, a longtime fan of Beauvoir's from his Plasmatics days, who tried to hire Beauvoir as his bassist competied against the major labels bidding as high as $1-Million for the album rights. Due to a stipulation Prince placed on the offer to have a member change in the band, which Beauvoir declined, Interscope Records emerged the victor.

Although the album was not released by Interscope with other labels stepping in making offers when the highly anticipated album finally hit shops it was to critical acclaim. The album hits the Metal Charts one week after release where it stays for six months. Kerrang! dubbed it “One of the Finest American Hard Rock" albums in recent years. Prince, who had also offered Beauvoir artist deals on several occasions remains a fan.

Music from the album has been seeing a resurgence on radio stations throughout the US, Canada and Europe within recent months where several singles have been hitting in the Top 10 and Top 20 Charts on several stations over recent months.

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