3-Albums | 3-Top 10 Positions | 1-Artist
..Album Drums Along the Mohawk
The single "Feel the Heat" originally selected by Sylvester Stallone for his film Cobra hit #1 on Highway Rock Radio this week through the 365 Radio Network. Shortly after Beauvoir began re-releasing earlier this year he has watched as music fans globally have been requesting music from this album and others proving you can't hide great music. More recently the 365 Radio Network Event for Jean Beauvoir which aired August 10, 2017, featuring the single "Feel the Heat" brought in over 400,000 listeners on one of the their network stations WNDY. The radio podcast itself currently has over 500,000 views and counting.
Today, the single which is also featured on the Facebook Site of Sylvester Stallone in a promotion for the film Cobra captioned Crime Is a Disease ...flashback or comeback where fans can post like and comments.
The feature on Sylvester Stallone's site also includes one of the most recent interviews with Beauvoir where he sat down with Debbie Mazella of Magic 98.3 to discuss his career including the Plasmatics, his trademark Blonde Mohawk, his music in films, Sylvester Stallone, Cobra and much more. Today, "Feel the Heat" is also a VH1 Classic Video. There are multiple videos for the single "Feel the Heat" on YouTube and other sources. We have been monitoring just five of those videos earlier this year with a select few promotions (the fifth added in May). Today, those five videos alone are fast approaching 5-Million views on their own.
It all began when Sylvester Stallone walked by a Hollywood studio one day and happened to see and hear the video for "Feel The Heat" being mixed by 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 for his film Cobra.
When "Feel the Heat" caught the attention of Virgin Records President Richard Branson he immediately offered Beauvoir his own label with Virgin. When "Feel The Heat" caught the attention of Columbia Records President Al Teller he immediately offered Beauvoir a U.S. deal for the album which he and Branson both made a priority release.
"Feel the Heat" was eventually selected as the title track for the movie and the Stallone trailer, which at the time received the largest worldwide advertising and promotional budget for a Hollywood film to date.
The initial reception 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 its contender Top Gun and broke the previous year's record set by Rambo Part 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, the music of Jean Beauvoir has been featured in numerous successful films throughout his solo career including Pet Sematary (Stephen King) - Christmas with the Kranks (Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd) - Rock 'n Roll High School Forever (Corey Feldman) including the single "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down" he wrote and produced for the Ramones which is featured in the films School of Rock (Jack Black) and RV (Robin Williams) to name a few.
Six Months on Metal Charts
"One of the Finest American Hard Rock Albums in Recent Years" Kerrang!
His debut Crown Of Thorns album is one of his more popular albums from the Crown Of Thorns series of albums. It became part of ROCK history after setting off a highly publicized bidding war within the industry when word got out Beauvoir had accepted an offer by Jimmy Iovine to record something for Interscope Records. Even Prince, a longtime fan of the Plasmatics placed a $1-Million bid for the rights to the album. Although the album was not released by Interscope when it hit record shops it was to critical acclaim. Kerrang! dubbed it "One of the finest American Hard Rock albums in recent years" with it entering the Metal Charts one week after release where it stayed for six months.
Jean Beauvoir and his band Crown Of Thorns sold out their London Showcase at the Famous Marquis Club, London, England UK with the single "Hike It Up" a featured video for the album upon release. The video "Hike It Up" features the original Crown Of Thorns lineup of Jean Beauvoir, Micki Free, Tony Thompson and Michael Paige who will forever be linked in Rock 'n Roll History through the debut album and still highly popular video. Shortly after the debut album was released and the band sold out their showcase in London Beauvoir received an invitation from Jon Bon Jovi to join his European tour with Van Halen, Slash and others on the bill. Crown Of Thorns then embarked on a highly successful tour with Bon Jovi where they played to millions in stadiums around Europe and built a stronghold of a fan base.
Who would have ever thought an album full of music written as a tribute to strippers would become so successful. The album "American Trash" was written about a fictional strip club after a friend at a favorite haunt suggested to Beauvoir he write some new ROCK. The conversation and request triggered a thought and the album "American Trash" was born paying tribute to the ladies who have supported musicians throughout the history of music.
Beauvoir who began releasing music from the album to select radio stations this year has watched multiple songs on the album hit various music charts. The album "American Trash" was featured in Classic Rock Magazine "AOR" upon release receiving 9 out of 10 favorable reviews from all major rock magazines including Classic Rock UK. This week the title track "Angels Cry" has once again hit in the Top 10 on radio.
Originally with the Plasmatics, the most outrageous, controversial, successful Punk Rock band ever Jean Beauvoir went onto a multi-platinum solo career while writing and/or producing hits for other artist's including KISS, Lionel Richie, John Waite and many others including being a longtime songwriter and producer for the legendary Ramones. Today, Beauvoir is featured on over 200-albums with over 40-million albums sold worldwide and counting. He is ranked as one of music's "Top 50 Most Influential Black Rockers" in history, who lives to tell the stories the way they really happened.
Today, the Jean Beauvoir penned and produced single "My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down" by the legendary Ramones is hailed as "the group's greatest song and greatest vocal performance by Joey Ramone" by Salon's Wyman. In the annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll conducted by The Village Voice the single was ranked the fifth best single of 1985. In his review of Animal Boy, Rolling Stone's David Fricke called the song "brilliant". He wrote that it "vividly captures the sense of helplessness and confusion felt by rock youth in the Age of Reagan"
Two Revolutionary Bands
Two Successful Rock Bands
One Multi-Platinum Recording Career
One of Music's Most Influential Black Rockers
A Godfather of Punk & Metal