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/
Chicago Music Magazine Assistant Editor Alex Kluft has sat down with John 5 during the Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner for an interview. Read it here and see below some of the images Alex took of the recent shows.
CMM: Who was the guitarist that made you want to play guitar and why guitar?
J5:I used to watch a lot of tv back in the day so I’d say it was the Monkees, the TV show “Hee Haw” and I just really liked the guitar and I was very taken back by that so I think that’s what made me want to start playing guitar first, but my first guitar heros were Ace Frehley, Jimi Hendrix, and Eddie Van Halen, they took it to the next level for me. (more…)
Metalkrant caught up with John 5 while he was on the recent Rob Zombie/Megadeth tour. Read the interview below.
Interview with John 5: Written by Jessica Santiago Lopez
John 5 is without a doubt one of the most inspiring guitarist out there in the rock- and metalscene. Many might know him from his days with Marilyn Manson, but currently he’s been in the band and touring around the world for a while with the one and only Rob Zombie. (more…)
Just before the final show of the recent Rob Zombie/Megadeth co-headliner, Tulsa Today sat down with John to chat about ‘life, rock and Rocklahoma’.
John 5 on life, rock and Rocklahoma Written by John Hall, Tulsa Today
With Rob Zombie headlining Saturday night’s festivities at Rocklahoma, we recently sat down with guitarist John 5 to talk music, touring and other things that have kept him busy recently. (more…)
Circle Pit caught up with John 5 to have a chat.
It follows a review they did of God Told Me To earlier in May.
Read the interview here: http://www.circlepit.tv/interviews/john5-interview
Thomas Lamb and Amanda Craigg of In The Now Magazine caught up with John 5 backstage before a show on the recent Megadeth/Rob Zombie co-headliner to chat about touring, what we can expect from the new Rob Zombie album which the band will go into the studio to record from June, and his new solo album God Told Me To.
Clobber from 104.7 WTUE interviews Jon 5 from Rob Zombie at Rock on the Range 2012.
Thank you to 104.7 for the video.
A little Q and A interview with John 5 from Get Ready to Rock.
Guitarist John 5 has a new instrumental album out now called ‘God Told Me To’ and is currently touring as part of Rob Zombie’s band. He has also been recently been working with Dave Lee Roth again. Read on…
1. What are you currently up to?
I’m currently on tour with Rob Zombie and Megadeth. After that we go into the studio to work on the next Zombie record. I’ll also be promoting my new instrumental CD “God told me To”. (more…)
Coed Magazine chats with John 5 about Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, K.D. Lang and why it’s all Gods fault
Co’ed Magazine had a little chat with John 5. Here it is.
John 5: He’s Rocked with Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, k.d. lang–and It’s all God’s Fault by JRT
John 5 is proud of his work with Meat Loaf. It’s just not mentioned in the press release for his new God Told Me To album. Of course, it’s hard to list all the artists who’ve brought in the guitarist to liven up their sound. You’ve got Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ricky Martin, Alice Cooper, k.d. lang, and plenty more. That’s a lot of ground to cover. (more…)
Leslie Michele Derrough from Glide Magazine recently sat down for a chat with John 5.
You wouldn’t think that a man who plays atomic guitar riffs for Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie would be so “normal”,” but that is exactly what John 5 is. Growing up in an affluent neighborhood didn’t stop him from following his own spark. Moving out to Los Angeles and pursuing his electric guitar dreams, he has become known for his innovatively whiplash-inducing fret work and for conjuring up gory tingle-down-your-spine images via his song titles. With a brand new solo CD hitting shelves this month, I decided to find out who the REAL John 5 was and this is what I found….. (more…)
City Beat’s Amy Harris recently caught up with John 5 for a Q&A where the “guitarist talks about his eclectic musical input and output”.
John 5 has seen almost everything in Rock music. He’s toured with David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie (with whom he’s currently rockin’) and been credited on songs from a wide range of artists — from Saliva to Salt n Pepa to k.d. lang to an upcoming collaboration with Rod Stewart. The guitarist has gained the reputation as a musical genius and one of the most action-packed guitarists in the world. (more…)
Bare Bones Music have sat down with John 5 for a new interview where he speaks about his new album God Told Me To which was released on May 8 2012, and much more.
JOHN 5 on His New Solo Record and More! By: Johnny Price
JOHN 5 is one of those artists that you don’t know what to expect before your first meeting. He’s obviously an insanely talented guitarist with a resume a mile long. (more…)
In time for the new album release, John 5 sat with Loudiwre for this interesting interview.
Guitarist John 5 Talks Solo Disc, Rob Zombie + Marilyn Manson by: Mary Ouellette
Guitarist John 5 has just unleashed his new solo disc ‘God Told Me To.’ The CD/DVD combo offers up one part acoustic, one part electric, in addition to a behind the scenes DVD, delivered in retro-horror type style with his very own ghoulish host. (more…)
Eric Blair of The Blairing Out Show sat down with John 5 for this hour long sit down interview.
Fangoria sat down with John 5 recently for an interview looking not only at the frthcoming album ‘God Told Me To’ (out May 8) but also about his work on the latest Rob Zombie film ‘The Lords of Salem’ where John 5 has been charged with creating the score for the film.
God Told Him To: John 5 on his latest solo effort, “LORDS OF SALEM” and more
Interview by Samuel Zimmerman
John 5, the multifaceted guitar player who always manages to strike the delicate balance between extreme technical prowess and expressive musical personality across a broad range of musical styles, is a very busy man these days. If you listen to heavier music, chances are you’ll have heard his work at some point, whether it be with Rob Halford, David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, his own solo work, or the countless other projects he’s guest on. (more…)
John 5 will be appearing in the latest (June 2012) issue of Guitar World magazine.
Featuring a photoshoot by Coffin Case founder Jonny Coffin (for which we posted a teaser recently), John 5 talks about “his latest solo album, God Told Me To, and countless side projects, including a recent collaboration with David Lee Roth.”
The magazine is out now and features Slipknot on the front cover.
John 5 recently posted an image of the magazine on his Facebook and Twitter pages.
You can order the magazine online at Guitar World’s new and improved online store: Click here for details
Interviews from the Edge recently got some time to sit down with John 5 for an interview.
Listen to the interview here:
John 5 sat down with Premier Guitars to chat to them about the new album ‘God Told Me To’ and more.
Interview: John 5 on “God Told Me To” by:Joe Charupakorn
The metal-meets-chicken’-pickin’ veteran discusses his new Spanish-influenced half-acoustic solo album and we try to get him to buy Eddie Van Halen’s guitar.
Like many guitarists, John 5 moved to L.A. to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional player. But unlike the countless others who were quickly chewed up and spit out by the music industry, John 5 became one of the most successful rock guitarists of the last two decades, (more…)
Hot of the presses today, Plug’d In Magazine interviews John 5.
This Is: John 5 Interview by Vikki Sin
Few guitarists have been lucky enough to land long term gigs with not one, but 2 of their favorite artists, but then not everyone is John 5. Having played extensively with rock powerhouses Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, not to mention collabs with David Lee Roth, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and childhood hero Paul Stanley to name a few, this legend in the making has also kept us entertained with 7 solo albums; the latest of which, “God Told Me To’” is being released this coming May. Looks like his childhood prayers came true, an amusing thing given his heavily horror themed resume. (more…)
Bravewords.com have just sent us this brand new interview they have conducted with John 5. In it he talks about the new album God Told Me To, touring and why he never set out to be a rock star when he first started playing.
JOHN 5 – “Being A Rock Star Was Never The Idea” By Aaron Small
The Examiner.com recently caught up with John 5 for an interview ahead of the release of his new album God Told Me To and before he and the rest of the Rob Zombie band head out on a co-headliner with Megadeth.
Exclusive Examiner.com Interview with John 5 of Rob Zombie