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Jay Jay French

Jay Jay French founded Twisted Sister, the internationally renowned heavy metal band, nearly fifty years ago. Since then, he has catapulted his career to become one of the most successful managers, producers, and entrepreneurs in the music business. French has amassed thirty-nine gold and platinum albums as a musician, manager, producer, and executive producer, and has performed over 9,000 shows in forty countries, selling 20 million records around the world. A charter member of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and the costar of the critically acclaimed documentary, We Are Twisted F*cking Sister, he is considered a leading expert on vintage guitars and high-end music equipment.

French is a rock star, but he also shines as a business leader who developed Twisted Sister into a global brand with multiple revenue streams and built it into the most licensed heavy metal band in history. He is a contributing editor and columnist for Copper and Goldmine Magazine, and writes a business column for Inc.com called “The French Connection.” With his extensive business acumen, French often works as a keynote motivational speaker, delivering presentations to global Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits. Jay Jay’s insight and tried-and-true-tips about resiliency, reinvention, tenacity, turning roadblocks into pathways, authentic leadership, and innovation are now available to everyone in his “bizoir,” Twisted Business.

Books by Jay Jay French