On the recent ‘Night of the Living Dreads’ tour, as the Rob Zombie and Korn camps rolled into Grand Rapids for their show at the Deltaplex, John 5 stopped to speak to The Examiner about coming home to Michigan, touring, working on Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare haunted festival and all the different balls he has been juggling this year in terms of work.
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Just before the Night of the Living Dreads tour rolled into Casper Wyoming a few days ago, John 5 chatted with Butch from 943 Loudwire.com about the tour, playing with Korn and a lot more besides.
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John 5 will be one of the special guests at 2014′s ‘Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp”. John will be joining the ranks of Steve Vai, Joe Perry, Orianthi, Eric Johnson and many more, at the event, which the first time is being partnered by GUITAR PLAYER magazine.
Rock N Roll Fantasy camp takes place on the weekend of Presidents Day (13 – 16 Feb 14), in Las Vegas and is open to all obssessed with “guitars, guitar music, and guitar playing or even if you are a bassist, keyboard player, or drummer, all are welcome including novices!”
To find out more go to: http://rockcamp.com/guitar-player.php
Currently John 5 is on tour with Rob Zombie, on their co-headliner with Korn for the Night of the Living Dreads tour. Feedback has been amazing from the fans. And while there are still a number of dates to go on this tour, plans are already underway for 2014, with three new tour date announcements this week from the Zombie camp.
Download 2014 on the weekend of the 13 – 15 June, Sweden Rock Festival on 4 – 7 June in Solvesburg, Sweden and now Westfest 2014, in New Zealand on Wednesday 19 February at the Vector Arena, Auckland.
Check out more on the tour page here: john-5.com/main/tour/
Check it out! A perfect gift for your Halloween party celebrations, here is the brand new video from Rob Zombie – his cover of the Grand Funk Railroad track “We’re an American Band”. The video, as well as featuring live footage from Zombie’s summer touring, also features clips from fan video submissions.
Can you spot your submission in there?
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John 5 will be with Piggy D and Ginger Fish at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare on Oct. 24th, Pomona CA. Fans will have a chance to win this exact Fender squire (see picture above – YES the one he is playing in the promo video for the new Gold Squier). Raffle tickets will be handed out during the autograph session and John 5 will announce the winner at the end! Some songs from John 5′s new instrumental album will be playing at the autograph session as well. Oct. 24th at The Great American Nightmare, Pomona CA.
Due to overwhelming demand, Rob Zombie has added a second Great American Nightmare performance (November 1) at FEARPlex in Pomona, CA, with guests Powerman 5000 and 45 Grave.
The groundbreaking musician and filmmaker and his band will close out the ultimate Halloween music and horror event with headlining performances on both Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2.
John 5 teams up with the folks at Total Guitar to show you how to play his electric sitar lines from Rob Zombie’s ‘Theme For The Rat Vendor’. The track is played here on John 5′s trusted Gold Telecaster. You can hear this on the new album from Rob Zombie; Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.
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John 5 and his lovely wife Rita, joined You Tube interviewer Robin Tazizawa, on the red carpet at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, which opened October 10 in Pomona CA. They talk about ghost stories, childhood Halloween memories and John 5′s favorite attraction at GAN.
Get tickets and find out more: http://greatamericannightmare.com/index3.html
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Tickets and more details for the show will be available soon here at john-5.com
Adventures in Wonderland are once again offering VIP meet and greet packages for the forthcoming Night of the Living Dreads tour. Fans who purchase this package will be able to meet Rob Zombie and his whole band, get a picture taken with them, and a whole range of other exclusive goodies, including: early entry into the venue, Zombie Gift Bag, Exclusive T-shirt and much more.
To purchase your tickets for to: https://www.adventuresinwonderland.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1831
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In the first of a two-part video series, John 5 shares his guest lessons – shred mastery – with UK magazine Total Guitar. Part one sees John sharing lessons on String-skipped arpeggios and Tapped rhythm and lead.
Download Total Guitar issue 246 for the accompanying tab and explanation – available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http://www.zinio.com) from 1 October 2013.
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Heavyweights ROB ZOMBIE and KORN have announced a co-headlining arena tour – the “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREADS” tour – kicking off Sunday, November 3 in Reno, NV and encompassing 17 dates across the U.S (full itinerary below) before wrapping November 26 in Bethlehem, PA. With both artists known for delivering electrifying performances filled with sonic thunderbolts and dark intensity, fans can expect the roofs to lift off arenas across the country. Speaking about the tour, Zombie notes, “Some of the best times we’ve had on the road have been touring with Korn, so we’re thrilled to be doing it again!” Jonathan Davis adds, “We’ve had a lot of fun touring and playing with Rob Zombie over the years. It’s been a while and those shows were so much fun. We’re really excited about doing it again.” Tickets will be on sale from September 27 . To see the dates: (more…)
BOSS US is giving away a DD-3 Delay pedal autographed by John 5, Steve Stevens, Billy Duffy, Herman Li and Darryl Jones. The contest runs from Monday, September 16 through September 30 2013. Enter here: http://statictab.com/pizw2cx. For more details go to: http://www.bossus.com/go/
(Please note the competition is being run by Boss US, therefore any questions about the competition must go to them). GOOD LUCK!
For a number of months now, John 5 has teased the fans with the announcement that Fender would be following up their release of the John 5 Telecaster Squier model, with a replica of his favorite “Mistress” (as John’s wife affectionatley calls the guitar) – the John 5 Frost Gold. Now Fender/Squier have released the model and you can get your hands on it today!
[Watch] John 5: “These albums are a lot of fun. I just do ‘em for the love of guitar and to inspire a couple of people on the way”
With a break in touring with Rob Zombie, John 5 is returning to the studio to work on his next solo guitar album. This one, the follow-up to 2012′s God Told Me To will see John 5 calling on friends to guest star on the next album. Speaking to Artisan News John says: “I‘m gonna start asking my friends for favors and all this stuff. ‘Hey, come on in. I watched your house and I let your dog out that one time, so come play on my record.’ So I’m gonna start my long list of people to come and play. I think it’s fun.”
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Rob Zombie will be one of the artists heading over to Australia in February/March for the annual Soundwave Festival 2014. Zombie will join Green Day, Megadeth, Placebo, Skindred, Korn and a host of other acts for the 5 day event which will hit Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Tickets for the event will go on sale September 5 2013 at Oztix.com.au.
To find out more about Soundwave, go to: www.soundwavefestival.com
In this video interview taken before Rob Zombies headlining appearance at this years Mayhem Festival in Dallas, TX, On Tour Monthly sits with John 5 to talk about the new Rob Zombie album “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor“, Mayhem Festival, his friendship with Rob Zombie and and his favorite Mayhem moment.
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Another backstage interview for you to watch with John 5, from this years Mayhem 2013. This time, Harley Hughes, from HellhoundMusic.com, chatted with John 5 when the tour made a stop in Burgettstown PA.
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John 5 will be making an appearance on on THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW, tonight (7pm est), with J-Rock and Patty. The interview was conducted backstage at this years Mayhem 2013 (along with fellow Rob Zombie alumni Piggy D). If you’re listening online, go to LOCALIZEDMUSIC.net, PUREROCKRADIO.net, and more.. Or find out more from https://www.facebook.com/RockSolidPressureT
Rob Zombie has added a second date to his visit to South America in September. He is already booked for Rock In Rio but will also be playing in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 22 September, at the Punta Carrasco.
tickets available NOW: http://www.ticketek.com.
“It’s great to be on the left side of Rob Zombie playing these amazing songs that I grew up listening to”
BloodyGoodHorror speaks to Rob Zombies axe-man John 5 where he chats about working with Rod Stewart, the latest Zombie record Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, what touring with the Mayhem Festival is like and much more.
Check out the full tour schedule: john-5.com/main/tour
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