The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 46-50

The Jay Jay French Connection, Episodes 46-50


Episode 46

In the second ever released episode of the Jay Jay French Connection, Jay Jay brings on heavy metal legend Rob Halford, to discuss his new book “Confess.” Tune in to hear Jay Jay & Rob discuss the birthplace of heavy metal, their early days in Judas Priest and Twisted Sister, memorable performances, communicating through music and wisdom with age. You won’t want to miss this one!

Episode 47

This episode is a must listen for all Dead Heads. This week’s 2 guests are Justin Kreutzmann & Mark Pinkus. Justin is a director, & the son of legendary Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. Justin has worked on a large catalogue of projects with music legends such as Pete Townshend and The Who, Motley Crue, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Emmylou Harris, Mavis Staples, & last but not least – The Grateful Dead. He has worked as an editor & producer on a wide variety of music documentaries & programs – including Long Strange Trip, Let There Be Drums, Backstage Pass & Dead Ringers: The Making of Touch of Grey.

Episode 48

This week we’re revisiting one of our highlight interviews from earlier this year – Don McClean.
Tune into hear legendary American singer/songwriter Don McLean & Jay Jay discuss the cultural impact of Don’s hit “American Pie,” how much Don’s music has impacted Jay Jay, resilience in show business, and the ups & downs of their remarkable journeys in the music industry.

Episode 49

This week’s guest is psychedelic rock legend & pioneer, Peppy Castro. Peppy has done it all, from being a founding member of The Blues Magoos, to starring in the original Broadway production of Hair. Tune in to hear about his unique career journey, all the way back to his beginnings in the world of rock n roll as a teenager on the east coast. Don’t miss hearing the story of Jay Jay & Peppy’s first meeting – in which their bands were sharing a bill, & as Jay Jay recounts, Peppy kindly told him to “Get the f*** off my amp!!” Hear these stories only on The Jay Jay French Connection: Beyond the Music.

Episode 50

This week’s episode is a must listen for all tone freaks out there. Jay Jay’s friend David Wilson, editor & publisher of The ToneQuest Report, is this week’s special guest. Hear all about why Jay Jay strongly recommends The TQR to all guitar players, & finds it to be a refreshing alternative to all other guitar publications out there. David talks about why he believes all guitarists are chasing the perfect tone ~ & where to begin when seeking out a specific tone in the constantly evolving world of music technology. Everything from desert island guitar / amp combos, to the history of amplifiers is discussed in this episode – you won’t want to miss it! Be sure to check out The Tone Quest Report’s website, & subscribe to their one of a kind publication.