Dropping The Needle Podcast

“If Beavis & Butt-Head had a music podcast, this would be it.”

Welcome to episode 24, November 5, 2012, of the Dropping The Needle podcast. This week Michael and Mitch are joined by former Plasmatics member Jean Beauvoir who discusses the challenges of being known for multiple styles of music.

Jean Beauvoir discusses his musical history, prior to joining The Plasmatics, and post The Plasmatics with Little Steven, Voodoo X, Crown of Thorns. He talks about his involvement with KISS; Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. Jean ends the podcast with the real treat, a acoustic performance of A Lover Like You by his band Voodoo X. This song was co-written with Paul Stanley.

Visit Jean Beauvoir at: www.JeanBeauvoir.com, www.CrownOfThorns.com, Facebook and please take a moment to check out his campaign running on PledgeMusic.

Dropping The Needle is the podcast where all music from all genres is discussed. New releases, classic albums, rediscovered music, signed and unsigned. No ass kissing, just two guys talking about music. Dropping The Needle is hosted Michael Brandvold from Michael Brandvold Marketing and Mitch Lafon from PureGrainAudio.com.

Tune in to the next episode of Dropping The Needle to see what artists we drop the needle on.

Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention. Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program. Michael has also managed the online efforts for Dream Theater, Little Caesar, Andy Gibson, Alexa Carter, Greg Kihn, Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.

Mitch Lafon is a professional music writer located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada). His career started in 1980 when at the age of eleven he interviewed The Demon of KISS, Gene Simmons. In the ‘90s he did studio work with various artists including LA GUNS and worked on an Ace Frehley Tribute album. Over the years, his work has appeared in Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine as well as Metal Hammer (US) and Classic Rock (UK). Currently, PureGrainAudio.com and Roadie Crew magazine from Brazil are where his interviews can be found. He is well-respected by artists  who often request him by name (when they are ready to grant an interview).