JEAN BEAUVOIR | BIOGRAPHY
Jean Beauvoir Is Original Punk
Jean Beauvoir is an originator. From his tenure as the bass player for legendary punk band, The Plasmatics, to his time writing and producing with The Ramones, to his solo career, Jean spent a lifetime ahead of the curve. Known almost as much for his iconic blond mohawk as for his music, Jean has helped define and redefine punk. We recently got a rare opportunity to talk with Jean about his long career, opening up for the first time about his time with The Ramones, as well as the past, present, and future of the movement he helped kick off.
Featured on Over 200-Albums to Date
Over 40-Million Albums Sold Worldwide & Counting
One of Music's Top 50 Most Influential Black Rockers
One of the America's Most Successful Bass Guitarist
Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Exhibit 2017 (The Plasmatics)
Music in "School Oz" - The World's First Hologram Musical
Collaborations with Five Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Multi-Platinum Recording Artist - Lead Vocalist
Multi-Instrumentalist - Songwriter - Producer
The Plasmatics - Voodoo X - Crown Of Thorns
KISS - The Ramones - Desmond Child - Lionel Richie
K-pop Super Group Shinee - Korean Superstar Jonghyun
John Waite - Glenn Hughes - Lionel Richie - Doro Pesche
Steven Van Zandt - Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul
Most easily recognized by his trademark Blonde Mohawk, artist Jean Beauvoir, Originally with The Plasmatics, holds one of the most storied careers in music history. Introduced as the "Greatest Punk Band in the World" by Tom Snyder on his late night TV show. The Plasmatics were the most outrageous, controversial and successful Punk Rock bands of all time as an independant band without any label support.
The Plasmatics dominated press outlets (TV, News, Magazine) around the world performing before millions with their legendary stage antics and rebellious Punk Rock message while influencing generations of up and coming musicians and fashion icons; influences that are still being talked about and seen today by such diverse artists as CeeLo Green, Lady Gaga, Corey Glover (Living Color), Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, NFL Superstar Odell Beckham Jr. and many others.
The music of Jean Beauvoir covers several genres showcasing his talents as a vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and entertainment executive. He has collaborated (written and/or produced hits) with KISS, The Ramones, John Waite, Debby Harry (Blondie), Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie, Nile Rodgers, Desmond Child, Metal Priestess Doro Pesch, Glenn Hughes (Black Sabbath), K-pop Superstar Jonghyun and many others, including five Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame inductees. His music has been included in well known, successful films throughout his solo career including Cobra (Sylvester Stallone) - Pet Sematary (Stephen King) - School of Rock (Jack Black) - Christmas with the Kranks (Tim Allen) - Rock 'n Roll High School Forever (Corey Feldman), RV (Robin Williams) - 2016's Why Him? (James Franco) among others.
"The Killer's Requiem" a full length feature film shot entirely with iPhone 6S Plus features Jean Beauvoir in a dual leading role. It won numerous awards including "Best Picture" at several international film festivals throughout 2018. The film, co-produced by Beauvoir is set for release in 2019.
Music | Film | Television | Video
Why Him? James Franco - (2016)
School Oz - Hologram Musical - (2015)
Lilyhammer - Producer
...SBS Discovery Television Series - (2015)
"Crazy Guilty Pleasure" by K-pop Super Star Jonghyun
#1 - US Billboard World Album Charts - (2015)
So We May Grow | TV Short Story - (2014)
"Everybody" by K-pop Super Group Shinee
#2 - World Billboard Charts - (2013)
#1- US iTunes Charts - (2013)
#1-Multiple Charts (Asia) (2013)
'Fashion Show' by "Vivi Jiang"
#15 Global Pop Charts - (China 2013)
Doro: 25 Years In Rock - (2010)
Unthinkable - Samuel L. Jackson - (2010)
RV - Robin Williams - (2006)
Christmas with the Kranks - (2004)
Tim Allen | Jamie Lee Curtis | Dan Aykroyd
School of Rock - Jack Black - (2003)
The Guilty - Bill Pullman - (2000)
Cobra - Sylvester Stallone
Shocker - Wes Craven
Pet Sematary - Stephen King
Flawless - Robert DeNiro
Berlin Nights - Gabriela Tscherniak
Rock 'n Roll High School Forever - Corey Feldman
Sex Violence & Values: Changing Images (TV Movie)
"UH! All Night" by KISS - (Songwriter)
The only video in music history filmed during a live voodoo ceremony performed by Max Beauvoir, Haiti's Supreme Leader of Voodoo
Carrying PUNK forward from his early days in the Plasmatics
Available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii
Debut video from the album Beauvoir / Free project . The 'American Trash' was written about an imaginary strip club at the request of a club owner and friend of Beauvor's. The album pays tribute to dancers around the world who have supported musicians through the years.
Live at Rockingham 2016 - Featured on M & G Television
Writers: Jean Beauvoir & Paul Stanley
Fetaured on KISS albums Asylum - Exposed - The Box Set
Featured in "Songs That Make Your Heart Skip A Beat"
(Valentine's Day Promotion 2017) Debbie Mazella, PD Magic 98.3 - NJ
Voices of Rock
School of Rock
Radioactive Legends of Rock
Rock 'n Roll High School Forever
The Plasmatics | Albums:
Beyond the Valley of 1984
New Hope for the Wretched
Asylum | Songwriter | Bass | Vocals
Exposed | Songwriter | Bass | Vocals
Animalize | Songwriter | Bass | Vocals
The Box Set | Songwriter | Bass | Vocals
Featured KISS Songs: "Uh! All Night" - "Thrills in the Night" and "Who Wants to Be Lonely"
Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul:
Born Again Savage | Vocals
Greatest Hits | Guitarist | Vocals
Voice of America | Guitarist | Vocals
Men Without Women | Guitarist | Vocals
Christmas A-Go-Go Album | Songwriter
Bare to the Bones
Rockin' in the Street
Drums Along the Mohawk
Crown Of Thorns:
Crown Jewels (Greatest Hits)
Crown Of Thorns | Debut Album
Jean Beauvoir aka Voodoo Man | The Rhythm
CEO/President - Voodoo Island Records
CEO/President - Voodoo Island Entertainment Group
Advisory Board Member - Naples Film Festival (NIFF)
Advisory Board Member - Academy of Music & Business
Lead Vocalist - "If I Had The Time"
Benefit for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
The Beauvoir Haiti Foundation:
On January 12th, 2010, a large scale earthquake hit Haiti. The country had not been hit by an earthquake of such enormity since the 18th century. Many areas were completely destroyed including the Beauvoir family owned medical clinic in Port-au-Prince.
As a philanthropist, Jean Beauvoir stepped in founding the "The Beauvoir Haiti Foundation” whose focus is on initiatives for the awareness and betterment of the people of Haiti and to carry forward his parents legacy of charitable works for the people of their native country, his uncle Max Beauvoir for his dedication and service to the people of Haiti, and to help further world awareness on the beauty of Haitian culture and their centuries old traditions.
Christmas with the Kranks
The 25 Highest-Grossing Christmas
Movies Of All Time At The U.S. Box Office
Writer / Performer
Jean Beauvoir Producer
Bass Player & Additional Guitars
Jean Beauvoir / Desmond Child
Voodoo X (Jean Beauvoir)
Producers Jean Beauvoir / Max Norman
Jean Beauvoir / Desmond Child
A Commercial Success
Grossing over $16 million from a $5 million budget 'SHOCKER" debuted in 1,783 theaters. The film ranked second behind the third weekend of 'Look Who's Talking" starring John Travolta.
The film's first Blu-ray edition was released by Shout! Factory on September 8, 2015. Despite fan interest, an uncut version has never been released.
Writer / Performer / Producer
A Huge Financial Success Against All Odds
Harsh Reviews by Critics / Multiple Razzie Awards
Cobra debuted #1 Memorial Day weekend in 2,131 theaters in the United States and Canada, breaking the movie industry's all-time record for bookings. The film took in over $15.6-million at the box office opening weekend keeping Poltergeist II at bay and knocking the Tom Cruise smash 'Top Gun' from the #1 slot. The previous record holder was Rambo: First Blood Part II.
Now a cult classic, Cobra has grossed over $160-million to date, over six times its original budget of $25-million. The film and its soundtrack are still selling today, both receiving high reviews through Amazon and other outlets. The Scream Factory released a 'Collector's Edition' on Blu-ray in January 2019.
Haiti’s traditional Afro-Caribbean religion which is sometimes misrepresented in Hollywood and pulp fiction as a black magic cult is widely respected and revered by millions of Haitians and is closely identified with the nation’s history of slavery and its struggle for independence from French Colonial rule.
Max Beauvoir was responsible for the best-selling book 'The Serpent and The Rainbow' by Harvard Professor Wade Davis after meeting in Haiti.
Wes Craven turned the Wade Davis book into a blockbuster movie. The Serpent and the Rainbow debuted at the box office making back almost its entire $7-million budget on its way to taking in $20-million and setting off a global fascination with the occult generating Hollywood horror films which continues today.
In 2017: Bill Pullman on The Serpent and the Rainbow.
Max Beauvoir on the large scale earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12th, 2010 and the centuries of tradition of Haitian Voodoo.
"2006 Grammy Awards"
Of his many career highlights Beauvoir recalls two as being memorable. Sly Stone channeling his Blonde Mohawk at the show.
Being pulled from the audience by Lionel Richie’s security to receive a compliment by Michael Jackson via Richie, as well as from Richie himself who asked to take photos with him.
As a business executive Jean Beauvoir has created joint partnerships with industry luminaries such as Richard Branson (Virgin Records), All Teller (Columbia Records), Ted Fields (Media Mogul/Film Producer), Jimmy Iovine (Interscope Records) Gene Simmons (KISS), Paul Stanley (KISS), Hartwig Masuch (CEO/BMG Rights Management), Martin Bandier (CEO Sony/ATV), Lance Freed (President/Rondor Music International) and many others.
The trademark Blonde Mohawk of Jean Beauvoir has been celebrated in cartoons, animations, TV shows and other outlets throughout his career.
The Jean Beauvoir story began in Chicago born to Haitian parents who immigrated to the U.S. in hopes of providing a better education to their children. Jean had other interests as a child after his parents bought him a drum set. He later switched to bass due to his parents lack of tolerance from being subjected to hearing the constant drum beats.
The Teenager: Music Director for Gary U.S. Bonds at age 15.
One of his teachers, seeing his interest in music encourages him to pursue it helping him create the first 'school of rock' and develop his own band in junior high school. he soon began playing all the school functions and the following year began booking his band at venues throughout New York.
While performing at a club in New York he was discovered by the manager for Gary US Bonds which led to him being hired as a member of the band, eventually becoming the music director for Bonds at age 15. It leads Beauvoir to becoming a lead vocalist for the classic Doo-Wop group the Flamingos ("I Only Have Eyes For You"), the youngest in the groups history. He gained his first professional music experiences with these groups touring the U.S. performing at Dick Clark revival concerts across America with such pioneers of Rock 'n Roll as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bo Didley and icons of Doo-Wop.
This is where his musical style and stage presence developed.
He moves to New York City during the Punk Rock explosion and answers a newspaper ad for a bassist. It leads him to joining The Plasmatics at a pivotal time in the bands career where he remains for the most important and successful years of the band. He brings forward the stage presence and style to the band introducing his trademark Blonde Mohawk, began sporting a white tuxedo and white gloves while performing.
The Plasmatics go on to become the most outrageous, controversial, successful Punk Rock bands ever while most of their career was as independent band without any label support. The Plasmatics dominated news outlets and press, television, news, newspaper and magazines, including radio, while performing to millions around the world with their legendary stage antics and rebellious Punk Rock message of independence and do it yourself attitude.
The Plasmatics have influenced generations of up and coming musicians and fashion icons; influences that are still being talked about and seen today by such diverse artists as CeeLo Green, Lady Gaga, Corey Glover (Living Color), Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, NFL Superstar Odell Beckham Jr. and many others.
On the advice of David Lee Roth (Van Halen) Beauvoir departs The Plasmatics after the "Beyond the Valley of 1984" album. He turns down offers by Prince, Billy Idol, ABBA and Michael Jackson to pursue a label deal allowing him to focus on his own music and solo career without playing in another band. With no labels willing to sign an individual Plasmatics member Steven Van Zandt convinced him to join his group Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul. The collaboration allowed him to showcase his talents as a performer and vocalist while touring extensively outside of his notorious Plasmatics past. Jean Beauvoir stayed with Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul for two albums before departing to pursue his solo career again.
The Jean Beauvoir/Paul Stanley penned single "Thrills In the Night" first appears on the album Animalize by KISS, featuring Jean Beauvoir on bass guitar and backing vocals on the singles “Get All You Can Take" , "Thrills In The Night” and "Under the Gun". The album went Platinum in the U.S. and Canada.
An original video for "Thrills In the Night" intended to be a concept piece was abandoned and became part of a live performance piece during the Detroit KISS show filmed for MTV receiving rotation on the network.
The Jean Beauvoir / Paul Stanley penned songs "Who Wants to Be Lonely" and "Uh! All Night" first appear on the album Asylum by KISS featuring Beauvoir on bass guitar and backing vocals on both singles. Legendary songwriter Desmond Child was also a co-writer on the single"Who Wants to be Lonely"
"Tears Are Falling" by Paul Stanley was the highest charting single #20-Mainstream Rock Chart with the album charting worldwide hitting #20-U.S. Pop Albums Chart (Billboard) on its way to Gold and Platinum status in the U.S. and Canada.
1985: The Solo Career:
He signs with manager Gary Kurfirst (The Eurythmics, Talking Heads) who inks a deal with Richard Branson for Virgin Records. Branson, after hearing some music for the album decided to give Beauvoir his own label and full creative control of his solo debut album 'Drums Along the Mohawk' recorded at Media Sound, NY and ABBA's Polar Studio (Sweden), at the personal invitation of the Super Group who had previously offered Beauvoir a singles deal.
There are a few guest contributions including Foreigner's Mick Jones playing guitar on "Rockin' in the Streets," but Beauvoir handles most everything else including the 'Drums Along the Mohawk" production. The single "Feel the Heat" goes on to be featured in the Sylvester Stallone film Cobra.
1986: "Feel the Heat"
Sylvester Stallone happened to see the video for the single being edited on a Hollywood lot and picked it his upcoming film Cobra. It leads to Beauvoir inking a deal with Al Teller (Columbia Records) for a U.S. release. The track eventually is chosen as the lead for the movie trailer as well as the film. "Cobra" received the largest worldwide advertising/promotional budget for a Hollywood film to date.
"Feel the Heat" hit "Top 10" charts across Europe and Australia and entered Billboard's Hot 100 upon release. The video was featured in heavy rotation on MTV and VH1 for months following its release.
Prior to the release of Cobra critics were harsh leading audiences to believe it a failure. Cobra debuted #1 Memorial Day weekend in 2,131 theaters in the United States and Canada, breaking the movie industry's all-time record for bookings. The film took in over $15.6-million at the box office opening weekend keeping Poltergeist II at bay and knocking the Tom Cruise smash 'Top Gun' from the #1 slot. The previous record holder was Rambo: First Blood Part II.
The film Cobra and its soundtrack are still selling today with both receiving high reviews through Amazon and other outlets. The album "Drums Along the Mohawk" is still a fan favorite with continuing sells and fan videos on YouTube and other outlets using music from the album.
1986: Animal Boy by The Ramones
The Jean Beauvoir produced album Animal Boy by the Ramones is released (May) with the controversial song "My Brain is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)" co-written by Beauvoir. The single previously released in the UK (June 1985) was not given a U.S. release due to its controversial, political implications. The single found its own way into America as an import through college radio prompting the label to negotiate a deal for its U.S. release. The single goes on to he highly regarded as one of the most important recordings of the Ramones career.
The Jean Beauvoir and Dee Dee Ramone singles "Something to Believe In" and "She Belongs to Me" are also featured on the Animal Boy album. The video for "Something to Believe In" was nominated by the New York City Music Awards for "Best Video Clip" along with a "Best Album" nomination. Beauvoir also performed guitars, keyboards and backing vocals on the album which Rolling Stone critic David Fricke deemed a "reductionist masterpiece" that "proves they still have a lot more to give," claiming that it rivaled previous albums. The album remained on music charts for six weeks.
1989: Brain Drain by The Ramones
The Jean Beauvoir produced and arranged album 'Brain Drain' by the Ramones is released (March) featuring the single "Pet Sematary" written for the Stephen King movie adaptation of the same name after the band visited King at his home. The single became one of the Ramones' biggest radio hits charting at #4-U.S. Alternative (Billboard) and #6-U.S. New Rock (Radio & Records), and was a staple in their concerts during the 1990's.
The music video for "Pet Sematary" was filmed at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in the eponymous New York village and remains a fan favorite.
The single "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight)" from the album is featured in the movie Christmas With The Kranks. On December 2, 2018, Christmas with the Kranks was named one of "The 25 Highest-Grossing Christmas Movies Of All Time At The U.S. Box Office" by Forbes Magazine.
In addition to producing and arranging the Brain Drain albyum, Jean Beauvoir performing bass guitar and additional guitars on both singles.
1989 - The Awakening
After the success of his solo career Jean Beauvoir decides to pay tribute to his uncle Max Beauvoir, Haiti's Supreme Leader of Voodoo, and his Haitian roots. He develops and releases the album "The Awakening: Vol. 1" under the pseudonym Voodoo X through Columbia Records. The album is produced by Jean Beauvoir and Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne/Megadeth) with Uwe Fahrenkrog Peterson (Nena) on keyboards.
His uncle Max Beauvoir was responsible for the best-selling Wade Davis book "The Serpent and the Rainbow" after a meeting with Davis who went to Haiti with a group of scientists exploring the ancient Haitian religion of Voodoo.
In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented cases of zombis—people who had reappeared in Haitian society years after they had been officially declared dead and had been buried. Drawn into a netherworld of rituals and celebrations, Davis penetrated the vodoun mystique deeply enough to place zombification in its proper context within vodoun culture. In the course of his investigation, Davis came to realize that the story of vodoun is the history of Haiti—from the African origins of its people to the successful Haitian independence movement, down to the present day, where vodoun culture is, in effect, the government of Haiti’s countryside.
The Serpent and the Rainbow combines anthropological investigation with a remarkable personal adventure to illuminate and finally explain a phenomenon that has long fascinated Americans. Wes Craven turned the book into a blockbuster film reigniting worldwide interest with the supernatural and occult launching Hollywood filmmakers into making horror films we still enjoy today.
Max allowed his nephew (Jean Beauvoir) to film segments of an actual voodoo ceremony at his temple in Haiti for the video "Voodoo Queen" in order to help bring validity to the ancient ritual and expose the beauty of Haiti to the world. "The Awakening: Vol. 1" by Voodoo X is still considered "One of the Best Hard Rock" albums of its era.
1993 - Crown Of Thorns
Jimmy Iovine (Interscope Records) signed Beauvoir for a new album deal. Beauvoir, who had been exploring a new project (Crown Of Thorns) pitched the idea and then went about developing the project. The project included musicians Tony Thompson (Chic, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Madonna), Michael Paige (Top Session Bassist), Micki Free (Shalamar), Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley (KISS). The album became involved in a well-known bidding war within the industry. Prince, a longtime fan of the Plasmatics who tried to hire Beauvoir on several occasions for his own projects placed a $1-million bid against Iovine and other major labels for rights to the album. Due to a stipulation Prince placed on the offer Interscope Records emerged the victor.
Due to delays in getting the album out to the public, climate changes within the industry and the arrival of Grunge, the debut Crown Of Thorns album was not released by Interscope however, other major labels who had received advanced copies stepped in offering deals. When the highly anticipated album finally hit shops in 1994 it was to critical acclaim. The album hit Metal Charts one week after release where it stayed for a record six months. Kerrang! dubbed it “One of the Finest American Hard Rock" albums in recent years.
1994 - The Touring
Jean Beauvoir formed his band Crown Of Thorns with Tony Thompson (drums), Michael Paige (bass), Micki Free (lead guitar) to begin touring and launches the band with a showcase at the famous Marquis Club (London) to a sold out crowd. While preparing to tour he replaces Micki Free and with Tony Thompson having other obligations brings in Hawk Lopez before extensive touring begins. The tour results in Jon Bon Jovi, a fan of the album 'Drums Along the Mohawk' inviting Beauvoir to join him for the European leg of the Bon Jovi Tour (1995).
Touring with Bon Jovi gave Beauvoir the opportunity to showcase his stadium potential playing to millions of Rock fans throughout Europe to rave reviews with Van Halen, Slash and others.
1996 - Breakthrough
The new Crown Of Thorns album “Breakthrough” is released followed by more extensive touring, mostly in Germany to sold out audiences.
1996 - Lost Cathedral
A follow up to Breakthrough, the “Lost Cathedral” album features Steven Van Zandt as co-writer on three songs with Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth) mixing the album. The press dubs the "Lost Cathedral" album “One of the Best Hard Rock Albums of the Decade”. "Motorcycle Loretta" (Live - New York Performance), one of the featured songs on the album takes on a life of its own.
2000 - Destiny Unknown
The Jean Beauvoir Crown Of Thorns album "Destiny Unknown" is released.
Classic Rock Review
2001 – Bare to the Bones
Jean Beauvoir releases for the first time in his career an acoustic album"Bare to the Bones” with the single "Here She Comes" selected as the title track for the movie "The Guilty" starring Bill Pullman.
"Wow, what a talent. If you're tired of the same music, then put this acoustic disc in your CD player. The unique voice and musical talents of Jean Beauvoir are in full display on this album. For old fans, there are "new" versions of "Feel The Heat" and "Same Song Plays On And On". There are also great new tunes with lyrics and sounds so catchy you can't get them out of your head. Plus there is a stunning re-make of the classic " California Dreaming". It's a mystery why Jean Beauvoir isn't more well known in the mainstream, but this disc is well worth a leap of faith. In "Anything At All", Jean sings that his "spirit could soar through the sky", well that's just what the music on this disc manages to accomplish.
2002 – Karma
The album Karma is released followed by more writing, recording and touring. "Keep On Surviving" by Jean Beauvoir
2006 - Renegade Nation:
Beauvoir is recruited by Steven Van Zandt as CEO/Managing Director of Renegade Nation, Van Zandt's multimedia and entertainment company. Renegade Nation's operation consists of terrestrial and Sirius XM Satellite radio programming, live events, television production, record label operations, music licensing, merchandising and online ventures.
During his tenure as CEO/Managing Director for Renegade Nation, Beauvoir and Van Zandt work together to lending their talents and experience to assist up and coming artists get exposure through various channels. Missing the creative aspect of music, Beauvoir leaves Renegade Nation in 2011 to begin working on his solo projects and negotiates a new publishing deal with Universal Music who acquires his music catalog from BMG.
Jean Beauvoir connects with Frontiers Records (Journey, Toto, Survivor, Styx) and begins his new album 'Faith'. During the recording Beauvoir collaborates with Bob Clearmountain (Bryan Adams, Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band) and enlists Mark Plati (David Bowie) for the mix.
'Faith' is hailed as "probably the best sounding Crown Of Thorns album ever" upon release through Sony Red. Many believe the album brings back the trademark Crown Of Thorns sound as defined in the self titled "Crown Of Thorns" debut album; as well as in their "Lost Cathedral" album, keeping in tact all the elements of infectious guitar riffs, soaring hook lines and great melodies.
Released in the U.S. during the summer of 2009, the album received heavy airplay on Rock radio stations and Sirius XM. The single “Rock Ready” from the album is featured in MTV’s Rock Band Game and available for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii.
2012: "Ya Know"
The Joey Ramone posthumous album “Ya Know” is released by BMG with tracks produced by Jean Beauvoir. Rolling Stone: Joey Ramone Rocks Again
2013: Vivi Jiang's 'Fashion Show' Released
Beauvoir finds success when artist Vivi Jiang's Fashion Show is released. The album hits #15-Global Pop Charts (China April, 2013)
2013: "Everybody" by K-pop Super Group Shinee Released
The mini album 'Everybody' by K-pop Super Group SHINEE featuring music by Jean Beauvoir hit #1 on multiple Charts across ASIA (October 15, 2013), hit #5 on iTunes U.S. and #2 - Billboard World Charts
2014: TV Series Lilyhammer
Jean Beauvoir is recruited as an Executive Producer for the hit television show Lilyhammer through SBS Discovery Television Scandinavia. The series features the award winning comedian Kristian Valen. Beauvoir adds an International flavor to the show bringing in guests appearances by Sharon Stone, William Shatner, Lita Ford, Steven Bauer (Scarface, Ray Donovan) and Esai Morales (La Bamba, NYPD Blue, Criminal Minds, Chicago Fire) with filming in Los Angeles and became the highest rated show in the country upon release.
2015: The Beauvoir/Free Project
Beauvoir collaborates again artist Micki Free (Shalamar, Original Crown Of Thorns) for the new project he titles Beauvour/Free and release the album 'American Trash' through Frontiers/Universal. Much like his 'Drums Along the Mohawk" solo debut album, Beauvoir produces, engineers and plays all instruments on the album sharing only guitar tasks. "Morning After" - T4C
Classic Rock Magazine "AOR" features the album includes a five page retrospective story on Beauvoir's career. The album receives 9 out 10 reviews from all major rock magazines including Classic Rock UK.
2015: "Crazy, Guilty Pleasure" by K-pop Superstar Jonghyun
Korean Superstar Jonghyun of the K-pop Super group Shinee releases his first mini album 'Base'. The first single, "Crazy (Guilty Pleasure)" co-written by Beauvoir hits #1 on Billboard's World Album Charts (U.S.), #1 on iTunes (Worldwide) and tops music charts across Asia.
2015: Honored as Featured Lead Vocalist
Jean Beauvoir is recognized as a legend in music as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. He receives a special invitation to appear as a featured lead vocalist and songwriter on the “Radioactive: Legends of Rock” album produced by renown guitarist Tommy Denander, (Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper), which includes Steve Walsh, Fergie Fredrickson, Bobby Kimball, Dan Reed, Jimmi Jamison, Robin Beck and other music icons.
2015: U.S. CEO of City of Friends
May 2015, Beauvoir was recruited as U.S. CEO of the Norwegian children's animated property, City of Friends.
2016: Resumes Touring
Beauvoir begins touring with featured performances at Spain's AZKENA Rock Festival - Graspop Metal Festival (Belgium's Premiere Rock Festival) - Bang Your Head Festival (Germany's Premier Rock Music Festival) where he incorporates songs from various projects of his career.
2017: "Standing On the Corner for Ya"
"Standing On the Corner for Ya" is updated and remastered incorporating beautiful piano elements. Jean Beauvoir chose The Wendy Williams Show to debut the single December 29, 2017. The single was previously picked as 'the song' by Jimmy Iovine when originally recorded for the Crown Of Thorns debut album.
2018: Releases Rock Masterpieces Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
2018: AFROPUNK Magazine
Jean Beauvoir Original Punk Rocker
Jean spent a lifetime ahead of the curve. Known almost as much for his iconic blond mohawk as for his music, Jean has helped define and redefine punk. We recently got a rare opportunity to talk with Jean about his long career, opening up for the first time about his time with The Ramones, as well as the past, present, and future of the movement he helped kick off. Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Magazine (September 7, 2018)
2018: Debonair Music Hall (Teaneck, NJ) w/School of Rock
2018: H.E.A. T. Festival (Germany)
2018: New Jersey KISS Expo
2019: Band vs Band Brand Debut
2019: Hall of Heavy Metal History
2019: "The Killer's Requim" Release
2019: KISS Expo - Finland & Songwriting with LORDI
2019: KISS Expo - Indianapolis Mother's Day
2019: Germany's Rock of Ages Summer Open Air Festival