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[Watch] John 5 shares with MusicRadar a guest lesson

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As part of MusicRadar’s 30 day guitar challenge, John 5 shares his own guest lesson including string-skipped arpeggios and tapping in both rhythm and lead playing.

From MusicRadar:

This month, John takes us through his approaches to quintessential rock techniques string skipping and tapping. His speed is utterly ferocious at times, but we’d urge you to stick with the lesson even if up-tempo playing isn’t your bag.

All of John’s examples in this month’s video lesson can be distilled down to simple ideas, each less than a bar of music in length, which can then be moved around the fretboard to create more sophisticated licks. Focusing on these basic ideas will help you to put together your own more advanced creations.

The lessons have previously been shared via Total Guitar but MusicRadar have compiled a series of lessons plus musical sheets and write-ups. To watch the video lessons, and find out more, click >>>  Read the rest of this page »

[Watch] Stormbringerzine talks to J5 about his solo music, The Lords of Salem, influences and The Creatures

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A little interview which was conducted with John 5 in Vienna on his birthday (July 31) with Stormbringerzine.

They talk about Careful With That Axe, his many influences (including musical and horror Movies) and he delivers a little insight into Rob Zombie’s previous movie The Lords of Salem especially regarding THAT Black Metal band that appeared in the film.

And listen out for a John 5 and The Creatures bit of news….

To watch the interview in full, click >>>  Read the rest of this page »

J5 filming new John 5 and The Creatures video

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John 5 has joined up with his buddies from The Creatures – Rodger Carter (Doghouse Studios) and Ian Ross – to film a video for a brand new John 5 track entitled “Black Grass Plague”.  The video is directed and produced by Jonny Coffin with filming taking place this past weekend in North Hollywood.

To see some more behind the scenes images, click:  Read the rest of this page »

[Watch] FRET12 conducts a special ‘artist connect’ interview with John 5

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Check out this interview from Fret12 with John 5 as he discusses his career to date, how he got started, his big break and more.

To watch the interview in full, and find out how to connect with more John 5 photos and videos, click >>>  Read the rest of this page »

John 5 shares with musicradar his tips for other guitarists

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John 5 had a chat with musicradar and shares with them tips for other guitarists. They include”learn what you love”, cleanliness counts”, “establish a good practice regimen”, “diversify” and finally “buy the right guitar”.

You can read the advice in full, here: http://bit.ly/john5tips2

John 5 to play on the new Tina Guo album

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John 5 is teaming up with the amazing cellist Tina Guo (if you’re not sure just check out her performance with Bear McCreary here). John will be performing on Tina’s cover of Iron Man, for which she shared the above photo on her Facebook page, as John laid down his solo’s at his home this past week.

Her “Cello Metal” album is two years in the making and will be Guo’s first full length all-Metal/Industrial album.

For more, facebook.com/TinaGuoMusic