John 5 will be joining the Junkman on KNAC this Monday 22 April a 4pm PST. John 5 will be talking about the new Rob Zombie album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor which is out in the USA on April 23 (out today in the UK), as well as summer touring and more.
To find out more go to: http://www.knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=9431
Check out this interview from independent website Flashwounds, with John 5, where he talks about forthcoming albums, working with Rob Zombie and more, in a recent phone conversation.
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John 5 speaks to noisecreep about Scoring Rob Zombie’s ‘Lords of Salem’ Film, Working With Rod Stewart on His New Album
Noisecreep sat with John 5 recently to talk about a multitude of subjects, including scoring the forthcoming The Lords of Salem soundtrack for Rob Zombie, giving his time to the Rock Against MS benefit concert and working with Rod Stewart. To read the article (more…)
LA based, Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon, sat with John 5 at this weeks Mayhem Festival press conference, at The Whisky A-Go Go to talk about the forthcoming summer tour, the new Rob Zombie album and a subject close to his heart, the Rock Against MS Benefit Concert for his friend and publicist Nancy Sayle. To watch the video (more…)
John 5 sat down with Guitar International to speak about the forthcoming new Rob Zombie album ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’. In the interview he also talks about what it is like to work with Rob, scoring movies, and his own work. Enjoy (more…)
John 5 and Glenn Hughes will be appearing on 95.5 KLOS on Friday March 15 on the Heidi & Frank show @ 9:00 AM, to help spread the word about the forthcoming Rock Against MS Benefit concert they are both taking part in at the end of March, in support of their friend and publicist Nancy Sayle who was struck with Primary Progressive MS in 2009. To find out more about the radio show and the event (more…)
When on tour last year with Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, German publication ‘Guitar Magazin’ chatted with John 5 for their ‘Backline’ series, as he took them through the guitars he uses on stage, the back-ups and his many cabs. Marcus Collis, John 5′s guitar tech also adds to the commentary. Enjoy the four-part video. To watch click (more…)
John 5 has recently been nominated for Best Guitarist in the forthcoming Revolver Golden Gods Awards which takes place on May 2 at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. John was part of the kick-off show and while there, The Examiner caught up backstage with John 5 to chat about the awards, working with Rob Zombie and much more. To watch the video interview (more…)
Blabbermouth has reported on a new interview John 5 has made where he speaks about working on his first full film score – Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem (out April 19 2013). and the forthcoming Rob Zombie studio album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (out April 23, 2013). To read the interview click (more…)
From Fender: John 5 is a big-time Fender Telecaster collector, owning a Tele from almost every year since we began making them. So when we released the new American Vintage Series, we asked him to bring a few of his vintage Telecasters in for comparison sake. Watch as he shares his conclusions on the new models.
To see the video that goes with this article click: (more…)
John 5 was recently interviewed by Rock Show Magazine Nada Que Hacer backstage on the US Leg of the Twins of Evil tour.
The video shows John talking a number of different subjects including why he prefers the guitar to other instruments, what he currently has on his iPod, and a little about his new album God Told Me To, plus more.
Watch the interview below.
Thank you to Nada Que Hacer for the video:facebook.com/NadaQueHacerShow
Great interview from Brightest Young Things with John 5 and his Zombie bandmate Piggy D on the eve of the New York City show.
HAUNTING MEMORIES: JOHN5 AND PIGGY D
Piggy D. plays bass for Rob Zombie, as well as having his own great solo project and work with the band Black Foxx. He’s also a graphic designer and artist, having designed the cover for a Lita Ford album, among others. His debut solo album, The Evacuation Plan, is worth checking out, and songs like “Locust Dance” and “God Save the Queen Bee” are killer. You’ll be able to hear and see his bass playing prowess on his current tour with Rob Zombie.
John Lowery was given the nickname John 5 the day he joined Marilyn Manson’s band. A versatile session guitarist known for his speed as well as his keen goth fashion sense (imagine Brandon Lee in The Crow), after moving to L.A. at 18 he scored high-profile gigs touring with Lita Ford and k.d. lang based on his work scoring soundtracks and commercials with producer Bob Marlette. (more…)
John 5 is out on tour right now with Rob Zombie on the Twins of Evil tour. The show is currently half way through the USA leg and will go to Europe in late November. In the meantime, the Examiner chatted to John 5 on the phone during some down time about the music that influenced him, the work he does and working on an acoustic album with Dave Lee Roth.
Read an excerpt here but to see the full interview go to examiner.com/article/john-5-the-meaning-of-life
John 5: “The meaning of life is to do what you love and be happy” by Alison Richter
John 5 is late. Not tardy, late. Really late — as in 40 minutes late — but when he finally calls, he’s genuinely apologetic about the delay. Interviews, a television taping, a meet-and-greet — it’s been one of those days. Backstage in a very noisy arena, he’s moments away from soundcheck and the clock is ticking. So we begin.
We all ask you the same questions, over and over. How do you keep interviews from becoming the department of redundancy department, certainly for yourself?
I think that not everybody reads the same interviews, so people want to know certain questions. That’s why they’re asked over and over, because people want to know these things and not all the same people are going to read it, so I think it’s fair that if somebody says, “Where did you first learn to play guitar,” not everybody knows that who is reading the interview.
To see the full interview go to examiner.com/article/john-5-the-meaning-of-life
When Rob Zombie was looking for someone to score his new movie The Lords of Salem it seemed natural to go to his right hand man, guitarist John 5. The movie premiered in Toronto in September and the trailer is available to watch at robzombie.com.
John 5 spoke to Daily Herald to explain the process of how the score was created and came to be.
Rob Zombie guitarist John5 wanted to write something simple yet scary when he sat down to compose the score for his band leader’s latest horror film, “The Lords of Salem.”
The trick, he said, was coming up with material that wouldn’t distract audiences but also wouldn’t be easily forgotten.
“I always say, it’s music that people don’t want to listen to, because you’re watching the movie,” said John5, whose real name is John Lowery. “It’s tough. It’s gotta be good enough, but it can’t distract you.” (more…)
It’s tour time and John 5 is on the road for a few months with Rob Zombie again. They are joined by his former boss and band mate Marilyn Manson who is co-headlining as part of the Twins of Evil tour (US and Europe). Marqueemag.com caught up with John 5 to talk about a number of different topics. Enjoy the interview.
Marilyn Manson Alumni Join Rob Zombie on Twins of Evil Tour by Lindsay Allen
Sometimes it takes a while for even the most obvious of pairings to occur. But often, that anticipation makes a coupling that much more exciting. So when Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson announced that they would tour together as the Twins of Evil, no one said “No fucking way” because they couldn’t believe it, they said “No fucking way” because no one could believe it took so long for it to happen. (more…)
John 5 talks to Wrestling with Pop Culture about the tour, the next Zombie album and other upcoming projects
Check out this new interview with John 5 conducted by Wrestling with Pop Culture just before the start of the Twins of Evil tour.
John 5 shreds with Rob Zombie on the Twins of Evil tour by Jonathan Williams
Though he received his first big jolt of recognition when he became Marilyn Manson‘s guitarist in 1998, for the past seven years John 5‘s shredding skills have been utilized as part of Rob Zombie‘s band. So when Manson and Zombie take to the stage tonight at theDesert Uprising festival in Phoenix for the first night of the Twins of Evil tour, it will be especially exciting for 5 given his history with both bands. Having released his latest solo CD God Told Me To a few months ago, 5 also contributed some guitar work for Zombie’s recent remix albumMondo Sex Head. Before taking the stage for the Twins of Evil tour, 5 talks to Wrestling with Pop Culture about the tour, the next Zombie album and other upcoming projects. (more…)
The Twins of Evil tour is just two days away and John 5 has been busy rehearsing for the show as well as working with Rob Zombie on a new studio album and the new soundtrack for The Lords of Salem – and thats without mentioning the fact that John 5 put out a new solo album earlier this year and has completed work with Rod Stewart and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name just a few. The Phoenix New Times Blogs caught up with John a couple of days ago. Enjoy the interview.
Rob Zombie’s Guitarist John 5 Has a Motto: “More is More” By Lauren Wise
“I love Phoenix,” Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 says excitedly. “Rob [Zombie] and the other guys in the band, they like the colder weather, but for some reason I love the really hot weather.”
He pauses, then anxiously asks, “It should be really warm there still when I’m there in September, right?”
“Yeah, it doesn’t really start cooling down until mid-or late October, honestly,” I offer. “You should be good.” (more…)
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are gearing up to head out on this fall’s highly anticipated Twins Of Evil Tour. Debauchery, theatrics, ghoulish imagery, and a full-on assault of all the senses are what’s in store for fans when the tour kicks off, first in the U.S. and then with a 10-country sweep through Europe.
PCM’s Kristyn Clarke had the amazing opportunity to chat with Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 about the upcoming Twins Of Evil tour, his work scoring the upcoming “Lords Of Salem” film, the new Rob Zombie album and of course his incredible solo album release ” God Told Me To”.
To listen to the interview CLICK HERE: http://pcmworldnews.com/news/category/john-5-interview/
John 5 sat down at home after Namm, with TC Electronics who make Tone Pedals and other tools for the music player, and conducted not only an interview but a series of videos demonstrating his playing.
In the first video you will see an interview, in the second a demonstration of John 5 creating his “Clean Chorus” TonePrint for the Corona Chorus TonePrint pedal , in the third you will see John 5 demonstrating the ‘warble’ effect on the Toneprint and finally you will see John 5′s tip of the day.
With just a few weeks to go, Yahoo Voices caught up with John to talk about the upcoming co-headliner between Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson as well as his new solo album and scoring The Lords of Salem. Enjoy!
Exclusive Interview: Rob Zombie’s Guitarist John 5 Talks Co-Headline Tour With Marilyn Manson by Jason Tanamor
The long-awaited tour of two of the biggest names in metal will be heading out together for the first time ever. Twins of Evil tour featuring Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie kicks off September 28th. Long time Zombie guitarist, John 5, stopped by to talk about the tour. (more…)
Earlier in the year Eddie Trunk of That Metal Show, caught up with John 5 at the last show of the Rob Zombie/Megadeth tour which was at this years Rocklahoma.
Watch and enjoy this interview
MusicFrenzy.net has released a three-part audio interview with John 5.
In it, he speaks about what he is working on, including working with Steven Adler, talks in-depth about being asked to create the score for Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem, and about writing again with Lynryd Skynyrd on the forthcoming album “Last of the Dying Breed” as well as working with the legendary Rod Stewart.
You can listen to the interviews by going to musicfrenzy.net/john5
John 5 is appearing on the latest (October) issue of Guitar Player magazine with Brendon Small, the actor and musician, infamous for his roles in Adult Swim and Reno 911, as well as being the founder of Dethklok, a virtual band and Metalocalypse.
As well as the interviews and features, Guitar Player magazine have put up a series of videos on their website, featuring behind the scenes of the shoot, and a few tutorials from John 5, including a piece about Noche Acosador which was one of the single tracks from his most recent solo album God Told Me To.
So click the read more button below to see the videos and to get your copy of the magazine, go to http://www.guitarplayer.com/