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  • Writer's pictureMyra Chapman

Crown Of Thorns Album #1

..Revolution X Radio announced listener requests for music from the solo debut album Crown Of Thorns pushed the album into the #1 position on the station for the week ending June 23, 2017. The station announced the second and third place album were separated by only a few requests while 100-requests separated the Crown Of Thorns album from contenders.

The band Crown Of Thorns formed by Jean Beauvoir as a follow up to his multiplatinum solo career ocurred after he received 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 idea pitched the band idea to Iovine who accepted it.

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, other labels who had received advanced copies of the album stepped with offers resulting in the album release. When the highly anticipated album finally hit shops it was to critical acclaim. The album hit the Metal Charts one week after release where it stayed 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 remained a fan.

Beauvoir, who re-released the album to select radio stations over the past few months has been watching an increased resurgence of interest in music from the album. Several songs have been hitting radio charts throughout the US, Canada and Europe with the album itself hitting in the Top 5 Album Charts during the past month.

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