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Vote John 5 and The Creatures ‘Best Rock Music Video’ in Loudwire’s 6th Annual Music Awards

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Wow this is so brilliant! John 5 and The Creatures have been nominated for ‘Best Rock Music Video’ in this year’s Loudwire Music Awards.

The video, directed by Jonny Coffin and featuring stop-motion from Coffin Case Animation, also features live footage directed by Lord Zane.

This is a fan led vote, so vote – once, twice and then some more. You can vote “as much as once per hour through the deadline of Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10AM ET when the voting for the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards concludes.”

So that’s as much as 24 times a day everyday – I mean, who needs sleep?

This nomination tops off a fantastic year for the Creatures who not only released 6 singles but also a video with each of those singles.  The singles will be part of John 5’s next album “Guitars, Tits and Monsters” scheduled for release in 2017. The band also did successful tours in the US and Europe. John 5 and The Creatures features Ian Ross on bass and Rodger Carter on drums.

So go do this! VOTE!
Follow the link to cast your vote here: http://loudwire.com/vote-for-the-best-rock-video-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/


Vote John 5 “Best Guitarist” in Loudwire’s 6th Annual Music Awards

John 5 Making Monsters

John 5 Making Monsters

Come on John 5 fans! Time to get out your votes! John 5 is nominated this year in Loudwire’s 6th Annual Music Awards in the category of Best Guitarist!

This is a fan led vote, so vote – once, twice and then some more. You can vote “as much as once per hour through the deadline of Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10AM ET when the voting for the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards concludes.”

So that’s as much as 24 times a day everyday – I mean, who needs sleep?

This means a lot to John to be nominated with his peers – people he looks up to, admires and has worked with and calls friends.

So go do this! VOTE!
Follow the link to cast your vote here: Vote for the Best Guitarist – 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards


John 5 joins Bowl For Ronnie on November 4th

2nd Annual BOWL 4 RONNIE Bowling Party

2nd Annual BOWL 4 RONNIE Bowling Party

John 5 will be joining the 2nd Annual, Bowl For Ronnie charity event to benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund on Friday, November 4, 2016.

The event which takes place at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California, is hosted by Edie Trunk and John 5 will be on his team.

Promised is “an evening of fun, food, entertainment and, of course, bowling with rock stars and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the RJD SUAS Cancer Fund. A live auction will include collectibles autographed by artists and many more major items.”

You can join the event as a spectator or an individual bowler. To find out more, go here: www.diocancerfund.org/events/


Limited Edition John 5/Local Boogeyman Shirt

John 5 Local Boogeyman

John 5 Local Boogeyman

Spread the Fear, John 5 & The Boogeyman are here!

For the first time ever, John 5 has teamed up with an outside company to sell this MONSTER collaboration – or as John calls it “My life on a shirt“.  John 5 is a huge fan of the Local Boogeyman range and it is a natural partnership to put out these shirts.

So grab yourself one of a limited edition run of Super Soft Vintage Inspired White Tee’s available in a range of men and women’s sizes. Grab yours today! localboogeyman.com/product/john-5

Regular Tees will be up at www.john-5.com/store soon…stay tuned


FOR AUCTION: Personal John 5 guitar signed by John 5, Rob Zombie & friends for the Ruben Velasco Legacy Fund

John 5 guitar auction Ruben

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As many of you will recall, a few months ago, John 5’s good friend Ruben Valesco – also his guitar tech on many tours – passed away after a valiant fight against stage 4 cancer. Since then the Ruben Velasco Legacy Fund has been set up in honor of him and his love of protecting the health and safety of animals.

John 5 has given away this very personal gift to the charity to be auctioned – a gold Squier Telecaster named “Son of Goldie” (in reference to his main gold Telecaster people see him with) and has got a bunch of friends to sign it too.

This was his personal instrument for many years, played on stage while on tour with Rob Zombie. Several marks on the guitar show the instrument’s well-worn patina and recall his frenetic head-banging style. Accompanying its authentic marks are autographs from his fellow musicians: Rob Zombie, Billy Idol, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), and John 5 himself.

This rare piece of music memorabilia is a vision in gold, and comes with a matching headstock, hardware, and a mirrored pickguard. Sales from this guitar will benefit The Fur and Feather Animal Sanctuary and Ruben’s Legacy.

You can bid for it here: ifonly.com/music/squier-telecaster-guitar-signedjohn-5-rob-zombie

Auctions ends end of September.


FINALLY HERE for your viewing pleasure: Hell Haw video – and leave John 5 a birthday message too!

John 5 and The Creatures Hell Haw video

As John 5 fans will have noticed, the latest John 5 and The Creatures single “Hell Haw” was missing a video. This is because touring etc has meant things have been delayed a little BUT never fear, HELL HAW is here! The video release has been timed to coincide with John 5’s birthday (today July 31). Don’t forget to leave him a happy birthday message here, or on twitter or Facebook.

The video, directed and edited by Matt Zane of Lord Zane Productions, features guest appearances from Red Hot Rita, Piggy D, Dr Ood, Mad Mad Mindy, Grandpa Bob Bob, Sasha Sin and Howdy Hell. The Creatures are Rodger Carter (Drums) and Ian Ross (Bass)

Don’t forget you can purchase the single from wherever digital music is sold.

Please note,  for our younger viewers, there are some jokes in the beginning part of the video which may be seen as mildly adult in nature.


Behind the scenes on Hell Haw video

John 5 and The Creatures Hell Haw

John 5 and The Creatures Hell Haw

John 5 and The Creatures have been sharing some behind the scenes images from their video to Hell Haw – a single released at the beginning of June, but due to John 5 being on the road, a video was not able to be released at the time.

Directed again by the brilliant Lord Zane, the video will feature a few guest appearances – including Rob Zombie bassist Piggy D in full Count mode.

Don’t forget to keep it locked to john-5.com to find out when the video is being released.

To see the behind the scenes images, please click >>>  (more…)


Purchase John 5’s new track “Hell Haw I.G.R”

Hell Haw IGR

Hell Haw IGR

It’s June 1st and that means you can now get the new John 5 and The Creatures track, “Hell Haw I.G.R.” from all places digital music is sold.

Here is the link to purchase the track right now from iTunes: http://smarturl.it/hellhawigr

Enjoy! And don’t forget to let John 5 know what you think to the track, here on the site or on Facebook, Twitter etc.


New track ‘Hell Haw I.G.R’ to be released June 1

Hell Haw IGR

Hell Haw IGR

John 5 and The Creatures are releasing a new track on June 1st called ‘Hell Haw I.G.R‘. The track will be available anywhere digital music is sold, and the artwork for the single is by Piggy D and Sean O’Hill.

To see the artwork for the single in full, click >>>  (more…)


John 5 donates stage worn gear to help raise funds for guitar techs cancer fund

John 5 auction charity Ruben

John 5 auction charity Ruben

JOHN 5 has donated his personal tour props while on this current tour with ROB ZOMBIE to benefit Ruben Velasco, his beloved friend and guitar tech extraordinaire, who has been fighting for his life since being diagnosed with cancer in 2014. He was diagnosed with stage four cancer and like a champ has been battling the disease! Right now Ruben needs a lot more medical care and chemo.

JOHN 5 has given his personal 666 guitar strap custom made for him and 3 of his custom made masks he wears on stage – This is a collectors dream!!

**BLACK LEATHER MASK – 100% leather custom made for JOHN 5 in 2013 – it is a one of a kind and has worn this in every concert performed since 2013

** 2 WHITE MASKS – JOHN 5 himself painted by hand – He wears these masks in every show

** LEATHER 666 GUITAR STRAP – Custom made for him by Red Monkey – JOHN 5 has used this strap in every show since 2006

Larger scale images of all items can be seen on the eBay auction.

You can bid here: ebay.com/itm/JOHN-5-of-ROB-ZOMBIE-GUITAR-STRAP-MASKS*

You can help raise funds via Ruben’s Just Giving campaign here: youcaring.com/ruben-velasco

*This charity auction is running through ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION, 501c3


John 5 releases new video Here’s To The Crazy Ones

John 5 Heres To The Crazy Ones

It’s May 1st and what better way to end the weekend than to release a new John 5 and The Creatures video and single.

Here’s To The Crazy Ones” is the latest offering from John 5, Rodger Carter and Ian Ross.  It is inspired by the classic Planet of The Apes franchise. The video is again directed by Lord Zane and features some brilliant make-up by Laney Chantal, Miranda Jory and Karloffornia Casey.

You can buy the track as a single wherever digital music is sold, or follow this link: http://smarturl.it/Herestothecrazyones to purchase from your countries iTunes (please note some iTunes stores will have the track later so please keep checking back).


John 5 reveals artwork for ‘Here’s To The Crazy Ones”

Here's to the Crazy Ones

Here's to the Crazy Ones
As you may recall, John 5 announced the name of his new single – ‘Here’s To The Crazy Ones” – earlier this week. He also showcased some behind the scenes images from the video also to be released. The new track is out May 1

You can now see the artwork, which like the video, is inspired by the classic Planet of the Apes films. The single cover has been designed by Piggy D.

To see the artwork in full, click >>>  (more…)


John 5 announces new video “Here’s To The Crazy Ones”

John 5 and The Creatures Heres to the Crazy Ones video

John 5 and The Creatures Heres to the Crazy Ones video

John 5 and The Creatures have been monkeying around on set with Lord Zane, as a new video is put together for the May video/single release “Here’s To The Crazy Ones“.

The video is – as you can guess – is inspired by Planet of the Apes, and features make-up & prosthetics By Laney Chantel & Casey Wong.

Watch a small announcement from John 5 and The Creatures from the set of the shoot and a few images from the day too, by clicking >>>  (more…)


WATCH new video NOW FEAR THIS

John 5 Now Fear This.

It’s April, it’s the beginning of the month, but this is no April Fool.  This is the brand new video from John 5 featuring The Creatures. The new track NOW FEAR THIS, is directed and edited by Matt Zane of Lord Zane Productions. Choreography and dancing by Mallory Gutierrez.

It’s also available to buy as a single wherever digital music is sold.

iTunes have it right now: http://smarturl.it/NowFearThis (you will be taken to the iTunes of your country – please note some iTunes release this later than other countries)


J5 to release new track “Now Fear This” April 1 at john-5.com

John 5 Now Fear This.

John 5 Now Fear This.

Set the date for your calendars as John 5 will be releasing his fourth video/single “Now Fear This” and you will be able to see the video EXCLUSIVELY here at john-5.com.

The single will be available the same day from anywhere that sells music digitally. The video has been directed by Matt Zane.

And don’t forget, all the recent John 5 and The Creatures videos can be seen just by visiting our homepage – all you have to do is watch one video and the next one will automatically load after.


‘Making Monsters’, the new video from John 5, premieres

John 5 Making Monsters

John 5 Making Monsters

John 5 has released his third video this year, with his band The Creatures.  This time he unleashes ‘Making Monsters’, directed by Jonny Coffin and Matt Zane, which features stop-motion sequences.  The video took about six months to make and features several of John 5’s favourite Universal Monsters, including Dracula, Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black Lagoon. There’s also a very sweet tribute to Vampira – the late Maila Nurmi, who some will remember had a small part in John 5’s DVD released a few years ago, The Devil Knows My Name.

The video has been premiered at Guitar World and Guitar Player and will be available to view – along with the other releases from this year – at John-5.com in a few days.

The track is also available to purchase from anywhere that sells music digitally.


J5 to release video & single, “Making Monsters” March 1

Making Monsters John 5

Making Monsters John 5

John 5 will be releasing a third single – following up from Jan’s Black Grass Plague and Feb’s Behind The Nut Love – on March 1. The single, “Making Monsters” is another The Creatures (Rodger Carter and Ian Ross) collaboration. The video is directed by Jonny Coffin and Matt Zane, and will feature some awesome stop-motion work.

John 5 has teamed up with Guitar World and Guitar Player, who will both be releasing the video exclusively on their sites, and it will be available at john-5.com three days later.

The song Making Monsters will also be available to download wherever you can purchase digital music.

You can check out the full single artwork, just by clicking >>>  (more…)


John 5 contributes to new Ace Frehley album

John 5 Ace Frehley

John 5 Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley is releasing a new album of covers, entitled Origins Vol. 1. The album features covers of tracks by Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Thin Lizzy and The Stones and other artists that Frehley has been inspired by.  Long-time friend John 5 collaborates on two tracks from the album; Hendrix’s “Spanish Castle Music” and KISS’ “Parasite,”. Frehley was wowed by John 5’s performance; “He inspired me and obviously I inspire him. It was a lot of fun.”

The album comes out on April 15, also sees guest appearances from Lita Ford, Slash, Mike McCready and Ace Frehley’s former bandmate, KISS frontman Paul Stanley.

Find out more at acefrehley.com/


Watch the new video from John 5 and The Creatures; ‘Behind The Nut Love’

Rob Fenn John 5

Rob Fenn John 5

Our friends at Fender.com have exclusively revealed the video for the new John 5 and The Creatures song, ‘Behind The Nut Love’ and you can watch it now, HERE. (The video will be available at john-5.com from Feb 3rd).

The song is a reworking of the track which originally appeared on the John 5 solo album Songs For Sanity. This version has been a favorite on recent John 5 and The Creatures tours. The video itself has been directed by Lord Zane. The track is also available anywhere digital music is sold.

Speaking to Fender.com, John says “I always wanted to be a lap steel player because I loved Hee-Haw and that stuff. I loved the sound of it. This is my tribute to that instrument.”

I tuned the guitar to an E major chord because with a pedal steel, when you’re working the pedals, it’s to an open chord. And I just started messing around. This was the result.”

The track will be available later in the year as part of the next John 5 album, “Guitars, T!ts, And Monsters”.


John 5 to release new video and single Feb 1

Behind The Nut Love

Behind The Nut Love

On February 1, John 5 will release the 2nd of a total three new videos and digital singles. The new track entitled Behind The Nut Love, is another made with his band The Creatures (Ian Ross and Rodger Carter).

Speaking of the release, John says; “On February 1st, I will have a new song and a new video for you guys to check out, the video will premiere on Fender.com . The song will be available anywhere digital music is sold. And the video was directed by @lordzane . Hope you guys dig it.”

The video will be available to view at john-5.com a couple of days later. Keep it locked to the site for more news.

To see the full single artwork, designed by Piggy D, click >>>  (more…)


VOTE BLACK GRASS PLAGUE – MUST END FRIDAY

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WE NEED YOUR VOTES! John 5 and The Creatures “Black Grass Plague” is included in this week’s Loudwire Battle Royale to determine this week’s Top 10 Rock and Metal videos. The battle runs the full week through Friday January 15 11AM EST. Fans can vote once per hour via social networks and website.

So that means click this link, once an hour, every hour until FRIDAY!!!!

http://loudwire.com/battle-royale-earthside-mob-mentality-completes-hall-of-fame-run-video-countdown/

And in case you’ve missed the video (where – have – you – been!!!), then click >>>  (more…)


J5 releases music video & digital single download for new single ‘Black Grass Plague’

John 5 Black Grass Plague video

John 5 Black Grass Plague video

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a great holiday.

To celebrate the new year, John 5 has released the video for his new ‘John 5 and The Creatures’ track, “Black Grass Plague“. The track is also available from all good stockists of digital music download sale distributors.

The video, directed by Coffin Case founder, and long-time John 5 collaborator, Jonny Coffin, received its new year premiere at GuitarPlayer.com and GuitarWorld.com. Guitar World call the track “country-metal thunder”. Speaking about the song, John 5 says; “This one of my favorite songs I’ve tracked recently. It’s got electric mandolin, banjo, and a ton of guitar on it, and the main guitar, bass, and drum parts were tracked entirely live, so I think it has a great feel to it. I think it’s the perfect mixture of heavy rock and crazy country.” And talking about th video production, John explains; “We filmed it in a warehouse right next to Jonny’s place. It was swelteringly hot in there that day, but we got through it, and if anything, the heat contributed to the energy in the video. The star-shaped stage with all the neon lights is actually Elton John’s piano riser,” continues 5. “It turns out you can rent it. Who knew? Thank you, Elton!”

You can watch the video, here and here, or to view on site, click >>>  (more…)


John 5 and The Creatures to play NAMMJam 2016

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John 5 and the Creatures will be making a headline appearance at NAMMJam 2016.

Now in its seventh year, the NAMMJam is considered a must-attend event by music’s most influential industry professionals, artists, media and fans.

The invite only party, will feature an evening of music, fashion and more, and takes place on Friday, January 22, at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Proceeds from NAMMJam, will go to the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation.  A “live” silent auction will also take place featuring an eclectic array of music memorabilia, VIP experiences, unique collectibles, original art pieces and more, all donated by sponsors and music industry notables.

For more information, follow along on Twitter and Facebook.


[Watch] John 5 and The Creature’s set at the Benefit for Tony MacAlpine

John 5 Tony MacAlpine

John 5 Tony MacAlpine

Last weekend’s Benefit for Tony MacAlpine was a huge success and has raised a lot of money to help Tony as he fights cancer.

John 5 was there that night with The Creatures, as well as a host of stars including Zakk Wylde and Steve Vai. And you can watch that set and find out how to watch more video from the show at The Wiltern in a moment.

But don’t forget, you can still bid on the outfit John has worn hundreds of times for Rob Zombie live shows, here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221969139008

Go on – it’s for a great cause!

Now to watch the video’s, click >>>  (more…)