John 5 will be joining Rick Springfield and a host of other special guests, for a benefit concert to help Ruben Velasco, who has served as guitar tech to both John and Rick over the years. Ruben is currently battling stage 4 cancer, and the concert, which will take place at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on August 20, is to help raise awareness, and much needed funds to help Ruben in this fight. Other guests will include; Bruce Kulick, Kenny Aronoff, James Lomenzo and Gilby Clarke. The M/C for the night will be Tony Scott from KLOS. Click here for Rock For Ruben tickets! If you can’t attend or want to donate, go to: http://www.youcaring.com/RubensCancerFund
VIP packages are also available, as well as a great auction for many great signed items. To find out more, click (more…)
Careful With That Axe is available from tomorrow on Amazon, iTunes and all decent digital music retailers. But in case you can’t wait, our friends at Guitar World have uploaded this Live Session video of John 5, Rodger Carter (drums) and Matt Wilson (bass), playing one of the tracks from the album; Jerrys Breakdown (written by Jerry Reed for the Chet Aitkens/Jerry Reed guitar duet album ‘Me and Chet‘). This is the second live session released by John 5, the first being for This Is My Rifle
The video is directed by Jonny Coffin (Coffin Case owner). Be on the lookout for more from John 5 and Coffin; they’re working on a horror miniseries called Tales from the Crossroads.
Watch the video after the jump >>> (more…)
Check out this VERY cool UNCUT LIVE session video taken from the studio, of John 5 performing the single “This Is My Rifle” from his new album “Careful With That Axe”. Directed by Mr Jonny Coffin, it features Rodger Carter on drums and Dylan Wilson playing bass. Filmed at The Doghouse Studios in LA earlier in the year, the video is part of a collaborative project developed for this album by Jonny Coffin and John 5.
To view the video in full and see full video information click >>>
John 5 fans, you can now pre-order the eighth John 5 album, ‘Careful With That Axe’ from Amazon. Out on August 12 from 60 Cycle Hum records, it features a 10 new tracks from the shred master himself.
More details about the release can be found here: john-5-reveals-complete-details-about-careful-with-that-axe/
Pre-order TODAY: http://smarturl.it/CarefulWithThatAxe
(Also available from iTunes and other reputable digital music sellers)
From the darkest corners of the twisted mind and imagination of guitarist John 5, comes his new masterpiece Careful With That Axe, the follow-up to 2012’s critically acclaimed God Told Me To. Released digitally on August 12, 2014, through 60 Cycle Hum, Careful With That Axe is John 5’s eighth solo album and features Rodger Carter on drums and Matt Bissonette on bass.
The album’s first single, entitled “This Is My Rifle,” will be digitally released on June 17th, the same day pre-orders go up for Careful With That Axe at all online participants. (more…)
John 5 has given our friends at Revolver Magazine, first dibs on the first single from his new album ‘Careful With That Axe’ – ‘This Is My Rifle’.
‘Careful with that Axe,’ will be released digitally on August 12 via 60 Cycle Hum. ‘This Is My Rifle’ will be available digitally on June 17 everywhere digital music is available.
Listen to the track in full here: revolvermag.com/john-5-premieres-new-song-this-is-my-rifle
As part of the release of John 5′s next studio solo album, “Careful With That Axe“, he has teamed up with Coffin Case owner and filmmaker Jonny Coffin to create a mini-series called “Tales From The Crossroads“.
More information will be coming VERY SOON about this, but in the meantime remember to pre-order the first single to be released from the new album, called “This Is My Rifle”: http://smarturl.it/ThisIsMyRifleJ5
To see the full teaser poster, click >>> (more…)
Check out this cool behind the scenes photo by Jonny Coffin as he films John 5 laying down tracks and video for the next solo album ‘Careful With That Axe“. The album is scheduled for a late summer release and the first single ‘Here is my Rifle” will be out June 17 on iTunes and everywhere that sells digital tunes!
Jonny Coffin says: “The edit looks amazing and I’m filming some more video bits this week…. more to come!”
John 5′s brand new single ‘This is my Rifle’, from the forthcoming single ‘Careful with that Axe’ will be available from June 17 on iTunes and everywhere that digital music is available.
The brand new single artwork includes a photo by Ray Gutierrez of StrangeBeautifulArt, who John 5 fans will remember took the photos for the album ‘The Art of Malice’
It was announced via a teaser video, posted on his official website, on Friday (16 May), that Rob Zombie will be working on a new mysterious project called ‘31‘. The film career spanning video, finishes with a cryptic view of a painted mask and the title.
Late last night John 5 announced via his Instagram that he had been picked by Zombie to score the film, making this the second film project John has scored on for Rob (the first being 2013′s The Lords of Salem). In his confirmation message, John said, “Well it’s official Rob has hired me to do the score to his next movie 31, I’m very honored and excited.”
For more information, sign up at robzombie.com to the mailing list to get up-to-date info on this new venture.
John 5 has announced the name of the first single from his new album, Careful With That Axe, which he has been in the studio to lay down the tracks this Spring. The first single, entitled “Here is My Rifle“, will come out in late July (as will the new album). John 5 has already been filming a video for the single with Coffin Case owner Jonny Coffin (see after the jump for images from Jonny Coffin’s Instagram for sneak peak behind the scene images.
John 5 recently spoke to Loudwire about the album; “Well it’s coming out at the end of July and it’s called ‘Careful With That Axe’ and it’s just crazy, man. ‘Careful With That Axe’ and all the song titles are related around axe murders and stuff, so it all comes around and makes sense.“. He also said this about the single “Well with my record it’s going to be ‘This Is My Rifle.’ It’s really cool and I think people are going to just eat it up.”
To view sneak peek images from Jonny Coffin click here >. (more…)
Before he goes back on the road with Rob Zombie for touring, John 5 went back to The Doghouse Studio in Los Angeles on Friday (28 March) to continue to lay down tracks for his next solo album, Careful with that Axe. John 5 is joined in the studio and on the album by Rodger Carter (drummer/owner of The Doghouse), bassist Dylan Wilson and a few guests whom you may or may not know – more news on guest appearances coming in the future.
Keep an eye out for more news in the future and see some more of the shots from Esteban by clicking >> (more…)
As well as being locked in the studio to begin working on his new solo album “Careful with that Axe“, John 5 has teamed up with Jonny Coffin (Coffin Case founder) for what Jonny describes as “shooting and directing the John 5 miniseries for the new upcoming j5 solo album / DVD”. Coffin previously worked with John 5 on the DVD for God Told Me To in 2012. He says in regards to the new DVD “this one will be a Monster!!”.
Now he has posted a picture of himself tracking the new album in the Doghouse Studios in LA. You can see that above. Watch out for more news soon!
The brand new photo book from Rob Zombie and photographer Rob Fenn, which showcases photos never released to the public, is now available from Rob Fenn’s site musicthroughthelens for pre-order. It will be a timeless book not only to Rob Zombie fans, but music fans everywhere.
The 12″ x 9″, 272 page, hard cover photo book will be released May 20, 2014, and can be yours for $49.95. You can also get it as part of a pre order bundle that includes an autograph 18″ x 24″ Rob Zombie Canvas and the photo book for $125.00.
ORDER THE BOOK: musicthroughthelens.com/zombie-horror-picture-show
ORDER THE BUNDLE: musicthroughthelens.com/product/photo-book-autograph-canvas
Indegoot represented photographer Rob Fenn has teamed up with John 5 to offer the “Autographed Series: John 5”. This photo comes from page 92 of the upcoming photo book Rob Zombie and Rob Fenn did titled ‘The Zombie Horror Picture Show’. It was snapped on stage in Scranton, PA during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in July 2013.
Each John 5 canvas is signed and numbered by Rob Fenn, and autographed by John 5! John is also offering “a guitar pick with every canvas sold!“
Find out more about the product details and how to purchase by clicking >> (more…)
While out on tour with Rob Zombie in Australia for the Soundwave Festival, Metal Obsession grabbed a chat with John where they spoke about the new Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor album, the forthcoming Live DVD/Blu-Ray and even a little about the next John 5 solo album.
Enjoy the following excerpt and follow the links for the full interview >> (more…)
Following on from the posting of the cover artwork for the forthcoming, FIRST EVER, live DVD/Blu-Ray from Rob Zombie, the tracklist has now been revealed:
1. ‘Teenage Nosferatu Pussy’, 2. ‘Superbeast’, 3. ‘Super-Charger Heaver’, 4. ‘Living Dead Girl’, 5. ‘We’re an American Band’, 6. ‘More Human Than Human’, 7. ‘Sick Bubblegum’
8. ‘Never Gonna Stop’, 9. ‘Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga’, 10. ‘Meet the Creeper’, 11. ‘Mars Needs Women’, 12. ‘House of 1000 Corpses’, 13. ‘The Lords of Salem’, 14. ‘Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown’, 15. ‘Thunder Kiss ’65′, 16. ‘Dragula’
The DVD has a tentative release of May 2014, with more details coming SOON!
To view the full version of the back cover click >>> (more…)
Its that time of the years when Revolver Magazine host rocks version of the Oscars – the Golden Gods Awards. This year Rob Zombie and his band are in the running for BEST LIVE BAND – this is a people’s voting choice award so we need YOU – THE FANS – to get your voting fingers at the ready and vote like your lives depend on it.
In 2013, John 5, was crowned ‘Best Guitarist‘ while Rob picked up the coveted ‘Golden God‘ inductee award.
Yes, yes, you’ve all been waiting and would have seen the tease Rob Zombie posted on his Instagram the other week, but now, we’re getting closer to release information on the forthcoming LIVE DVD. Here is what John 5 said on Facebook today, along with the unveiling of the DVD front cover:
“Yes yes indeed, the FIRST EVER live DVD from Rob Zombie will be out on DVD/Blu Ray this May – excited!“
To view the cover in full click >> (more…)
What a treat! Three fantastic new items in the official John 5 store. First the very RARE and LIMITED AVAILABILITY (only three will be made) Legacy Edition Ultimate Fan Hooded top. Fully laid out and sewn by hand. All patches are original prints with some being rare and impossible to find anywhere else. • Hand cut and sewn back printed back patch and front logo • Quality manufactured hooded top.
The tour diary is getting full. Adding to the dates already for the UK, Sweden, Germany and France included, fans in Russia and Italy can now get their hands on tickets to Rob Zombie shows. In Italy, Rob Zombie will be joining Megadeth for two new dates at the end of June. They will appear at Rock in Roma Open Air in Rome, on 26 June and Ippodromo Del Galoppo Open Air in Milan on 27 June 2014. And Russian fans will see RZ in Moscow and St Petersburg.
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While on tour with Rob Zombie and Korn, John 5 took Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger backstage for a “rig rundown” of his touring guitars and other on stage gear, including a look behind his ‘lava-guitar’, talking tone and much more.
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Rob Zombie is proving there is no rest for the wicked, as he adds another date to his 2014 tour diary.
This time he will be in Austria, helping Novarock celebrate 10 years of its festival, from 13 – 15 June.
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