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Vote John 5 “Best rock guitarist”

John 5 Best Rock Guitarist 2017

John 5 Best Rock Guitarist 2017

John 5 has been nominated by Music Radar and Total Guitar in their Best Rock Guitarist category.

I am very honored to be nominated in MusicRadar​ & Total Guitar​’s Best Rock Guitarist category. To be nominated among so many of my friends, peers and heroes, really means the world to me. But now it’s up to you!

This is a People’s Vote, so now it’s up to you! Vote here: http://bit.ly/BestRockGuitarist17

Voting closes at 23.59 (GMT) on Sunday 3 December 2017.


Get John 5 & The Creatures cover of Enter Sandman on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and more now!

John 5 Enter Sandman

John 5 Enter Sandman

Happy Friday 13th everyone! What a perfect day to unleash John 5 & The Creatures cover of the Metallica classic “Enter Sandman”.

John 5 recently exclusively revealed the track on pal Eddie Trunks radio show.

The track is currently available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify and more. More retailers will be added to the link below as they become available.

Purchase the track today and then play it very VERY LOUD! http://smarturl.it/john5entersandman


Listen to John 5’s cover of Metallica’s classic ‘Enter Sandman’ on Sirius XM today

John 5 Enter Sandman

John 5 Enter Sandman

John 5 will be on his buddy Eddie Trunk’s Trunk Nation, via SXM Hair Nation, today at 5:30 P ET to debut a new instrumental track.

This time he will be wowing fans with a cover of the Metallica Classic ‘Enter Sandman’.

This is an exclusive debut for the track.

We will let you know when it becomes available.


John 5 to make live appearance at the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards

Loudwire Music Awards 2017

Loudwire Music Awards 2017

2017’s Loudwire Music Awards will take place on October 24 at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles.

As well as performances from Dave Mustaine, Anthrax, Rob Halford and Halestorm, there will be several guest presenters, including John 5.

The night will also include honors for Tony Iommi and Sammy Hagar.

The awards night is open to the public and tickets are on sale now at this location.

For more details, go here: loudwire.com/megadeth-dave-mustaine-sammy-hagar-zakk-wylde-more-added-2017-loudwire-music-awards/


Season of the Witch OUT TODAY – John 5 and The Creatures start 35 date tour

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

Season Of The Witch, the brand new full-length instrumental solo album from world-renowned guitarist JOHN 5, is out today and can be ordered on CD via the John 5 store, on Amazon MP3, iTunes and for streaming on Spotify. Season Of The Witch features JOHN 5’s backing band The Creatures (bassist Ian Ross and drummer Rodger Carter), and features experimentation with various genres – including western swing, Spanish flamenco, heavy metal and more – thoroughly showcasing JOHN 5’s diverse virtuosic abilities.

In celebration of the album’s release, JOHN 5 and The Creatures kick off their U.S. tour in Fife, WA today! The tour will hit roughly 35 cities, coming to an end in Chicago, IL on April 16. Tickets and VIP are available now – visit the tour page for more information.

JOHN 5 took a different approach with the release of Season Of The Witch, choosing to share his new music with fans throughout 2016 by releasing several tracks individually in the form of various music videos. Tracks/videos released include the fast-paced “Black Grass Plague”, downtempo, introspective “Behind The Nut Love”, hard rocking “Now Fear This”, jazz fusion marathon “Here’s To The Crazy Ones” (featuring a bit of “monkeying around”), heavy metal Claymation shredfest “Making Monsters”, and last but not least, the whiskey-soaked “Hell Haw”. The videos have garnered nearly a million views, collectively.

“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,” states JOHN 5. “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.”


From Pro Audio Land: Win John 5 signed Tele & Coffin Case

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Check out this FANTASTIC contest that is being sponsored by our friends at www.ProAudioLand.com.

One lucky fan could win “a new John5 Signature Fender Squier Telecaster and Coffin Case Autographed By John 5.”

In addition to being entered to win every entry automatically gets a $15 coupon code to use on anything $99 and above.”

To enter, please go here: proaudioland.com/coffin-case-john5-guitar-giveaway

Contest ends March 31st and all winners ill be announced here on April 5th, 2017. For all contest rules and questions please see proaudioland.com/coffin-case-john5-guitar-giveaway who are running the contest.


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…)