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  • Writer's pictureMyra Chapman

"Feel The Heat" | Music by Jean Beauvoir

..After departing the Plasmatics, Jean Beauvoir shot to multiplatinum recording status as a solo artist when Sylvester Stallone walked by a Hollywood studio one day and happened to see and hear his "Feel The Heat" video being edited by famed director Mary Lambert. It led to the single "Feel the Heat" from Beauvoir's debut solo album "Drums Along the Mohawk" being personally selected by Stallone as the lead song for his film Cobra. Stallone's decision for personally selecting music for the film was instrumental, eventually proving choosing the right music matters and fans agreed supporting both the film and Stallone's choice of music.

The initial response for Cobra was harsh by critics enticing the public to believe the film a failure. Fans responded slaying critics when Cobra debuted Memorial Day weekend #1 at the box office taking in over $15.6-million, more than double it's contender Top Gun and broke the previous years record held by Rambo Pt 2.

"Feel the Heat" entered Billboard's Hot 100 in the US, hit the "Top 10" charts across Europe and Australia and was featured in heavy rotation on MTV and VH1 for months upon release. Cobra went on to become a huge financial success taking in over $160-million, over six times its original $25-million budget. The movie and soundtrack are still selling today with both receiving high reviews through Amazon and other outlets.

Since Cobra, music by Jean Beauvoir has been in other successful films including Pet Sematary (Stephen King) School of Rock (Jack Black) Christmas with The Kranks (Tim Allen & Jamie Curtis) and Rock 'n Roll High School Forever to name a few.

Originally with the Plasmatics, the most outrageous, controversial and successful Punk Rock | Metal band ever who influenced generations of up and coming artist's and fashion icons; whose influences are still being seen and talked about today by such diverse artist's ranging from Mikey Cyrus to CeeLo Green, Jean Beauvoir continues writing and producing hit music for himself as well as other artist's.

His iconic look with the Blonde Mohawk has been featured in various outlets including cartoons and his trademark look is still growing in new, up and coming artist's. Even NFL Superstar Odell Beckham Jr. Is sporting a trademark Blonde Mohawk.

He spoke about his career, Stallone selecting his music for Cobra, the Plasmatics and his future endeavors with Debbie Mazella, Program Director for Magic 98.3. Click one of the images to hear the interview.

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