Season 3 – Ep. 17 – Multi-Grammy & Emmy Winner, George Pajon Jr. Talks Work with Icons and New Role in Cairo Knife Fight
I am going to be speaking with a veritable music making machine whether he is pumping out hits and getting Grammys with the Black Eyed Peas or whether he is going hard in his hard rock band, Cairo Knife Fight, George Pajon Jr. is a highly respected musician with a ton of credits to his storied career.
You may not recognize him, but you will definitely recognize a lot of the music he has put out over the years including writing and playing on hits with the likes of Sting, Santana, John Legend, Ricky Martin, Macy Gray, Fergie and obviously the Black Eyed Peas among others.
You will not want to miss hearing all the stories this man has got up his sleeve.
He is the first Grammy winner, Emmy winner AND BMI Award winner to be on our show.
The man co-wrote Barack Obama’s “Yes We Can” campaign song for crying out loud!
We’ll dig into the mind of this musical mad man right after this.
Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters
Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper
Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: https://anchor.fm/poweredbyrock
George Pajon Jr.'s Links: https://www.reverendguitars.com
George Pajon Jr.'s Bands:
- Cairo Knife Fight: https://linktr.ee/cairoknifefight
- Black Eyed Peas: https://linktr.ee/bep
Make sure to check out George's Recommendations: Billie Eilish, Joey Landreth, The Bros. Landreth, I Don't Know How But They Found Me, Clutch
▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
0:00 - Intro
2:10 - Does George Pajon Jr. feel like he gets the best of both worlds by being a successful musician without being recognized everywhere he goes?
5:13 - What is the process George Pajon Jr. goes through when he writes music for different genres?
27:03 - Did George Pajon Jr. know that some of his songs would be hits and win Grammys as soon as they were made? Or were they all surprises?
36:08 - As a musician who has been part of a group that has sold millions of records, won Grammys and Emmys and everything else, what are some tips George Pajon Jr. would give on how to be successful as a rock musician?
1:02:47 - Why didn't George Pajon Jr. get to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show and why did he create an alternate solo for Slash?
1:11:59 - What advice would George Pajon Jr. give about the business side of being in a band?
1:19:57 - What shows will Cairo Knife Fight and Black Eyed Peas be doing at the end of 2022?
1:23:56 - What new music would guitarist George Pajon Jr. recommend?
1:27:58 - Outro