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Pre-Order “Season of the Witch” CD from John 5 store

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

The brand new album “Season of the Witch” from John 5 and The Creatures, is available to pre-order from the official John 5 store.

The 13 track album, which comes out March 3rd, features tracks released last year by John 5 as part of a video/single promotion and other new tracks including “Ode to Jasper” – a tribute to John 5’s beloved dog who passed away sadly last year.

To pre-order the album, go here: http://smarturl.it/preorderSOTWCD – please note album will ship 10th March 2017. CD will be available to buy at all upcoming John 5 and The Creatures tour dates.


Season of the Witch track listing revealed

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 and The Creatures will be releasing their new album Season of the Witch on March 3, 2017 and we can now show you the tracklist from the album.

These include the 2016 single releases that were put out between touring, including Black Grass Plague, Hell Haw and Making Monsters, as well as new tracks which include Guitars, Tits And Monsters, and John 5’s homage to his late dog Jasper, Ode To Jasper.

John 5 and The Creatures are heading out on the road in March and April in support of the album, and you can see a full list of tour dates here (with more to be announced SOON).

Speaking about the album John says it’s his favourite so far: “Since music is so visual nowadays, I thought these videos would be the best way to get my music out there, and it seems to have worked — now everybody knows the songs on the record. I put so much work into this record with the videos, the artwork, the songwriting and the playing — out of my catalog, this is by far my favorite solo record.”

Pre-orders will become available via iTunes in early February.

To see the 13 track names in full, click >>>  (more…)


Loudwire 6th Annual Music Awards placements for John 5 and The Creatures

Loudwire 6th Annual Music Awards results

Loudwire 6th Annual Music Awards results

First of all a HUGE thank you to all the fans for their support, their votes, their shares and their promotions on John 5’s nominations in the 6th Annual Music Awards.  Being voted amongst friends and peers was a huge honor for John.

The results are in for Best Guitarist and Best Rock Video and we are really pleased with the results – a huge congrats to the winners in these categories – Slash (Best Guitarist) and Disturbed (Best Rock Video).

For Best Guitarist John 5 came 4th place in a category of huge hitters and so many talented people whose John looks up to, calls friend and is pleased just to have been nominated with and for Best Rock Video, The Creatures “Making Monsters” came 3rd, and it’s a huge congrats to the people involved in the video, including directors Jonny Coffin and Lord Zane.

Speaking on the results John says: “THANK YOU to everyone who voted in the Loudwire Music Awards. Your votes for my nomination as Best Guitarist and The Creatures for our video Making Monsters has meant a lot. The support you guys have shown means a great deal. Just being nominated amongst friends and peers was such an honor! No matter the results, You guys rock!”


Teaser trailer for “Season of the Witch” album

Season of the Witch video trailer John 5 Josh Hasty John 5 and The Creatures

 

Hot on the announcement that John 5 and The Creatures will be releasing a new album on March 3 2017, which will be followed by a tour, you can now watch the teaser trailer.

The video has been directed by Josh Hasty, whom Rob Zombie and John 5 fans will be aware directed the recent “In Hell Everybody Loves Popcorn” behind the scenes making of documentary for Rob Zombie’s movie 31.

More details are coming soon, so keep it locked to john-5.com and don’t forget to SPREAD THE WORD!


John 5 announces brand new album “Season Of The Witch”

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 will be bringing out a new album on March 3 2017 titled “Season Of The Witch“.

The brand new album – the first billed as a John 5 and The Creatures album – will coincide with the brand new Creatures tour starting on March 3 in Seattle, for which the first set of dates were announced yesterday: john-5.com/brand-new-john-5-dates-announced-for-2017-tour/

More details of track listing, teaser trailer etc will become available very soon!


“Making Monsters” video named in Loudwire’s Top 10 Rock Videos of 2016

Making Monsters John 5 and The Creatures

Congratulations to John 5 and The Creatures as their video “Making Monsters” made Loudwire’s Top 10 Rock Videos of 2016.

The video features live action directed by Lord Zane and stop motion video directed by Jonny Coffin – which in itself took 6 months to put together.

From Loudwire:

John 5 and the Creatures encounter some real creatures in their video for “Making Monsters.” Directors Matt Zane and Johnny Coffin help John 5 with the video, which features a young boy working on some models of creatures, leaving them in his work space and having them suddenly come to life at night. Watch as a mini-John 5 rocks in a “monster” band with the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Frankenstein.”

Remember you can make Making Monsters YOUR favourite rock video of 2016 by taking part in the Loudwire 6th Annual Music Awards peoples 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 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/