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John 5 Myspace closes today

Hello as you may remember, about a month ago we let you all know that it was our intention to close the John 5 Myspace page There are a number of reasons, mainly the decline of Myspace as a platform to reach you, the fans.  Most of the fans are now on Facebook, Twitter, or here at the site, especially given the great advances we have made to get the site more user-friendly – something we continue to work on.

So today, the steps were taken to close the account at the Myspace page.  This will take about 48 hours to complete.

BUT we wanted to say thank you, to you all, for supporting John 5 on Myspace all through the years.  It’s been a great ride on there.  And we hope you will join John 5 here, or at his Facebook and Twitter pages.


Download to be broadcast on UK Sky Arts

UK Fans, Sky Arts, a cable/satellite channel, will be broadcasting some of the performances of the main and second stage acts from June 11’s Download Festival – including your chance to relive the very well reviewed Rob Zombie performance at the end of the last night.

From Download’s site:

Relive the loudest weekend of your life in full HD this July!  (more…)


The return of God is Closed Vol 1

In 2004, John 5 released his first solo album ‘Vertigo’.  As part of the release  John 5 released a video entitled ‘God is Closed Vol: One’. The video was released on the site as a subscription service and only released physically on the Japanese version of Vertigo as a bonus.

God is Closed has become one of the most asked for re-releases of John 5 fans.  Not one to disappoint John 5 has authorized the video to be put back up on the site, available for EVERYONE to see.

John 5 fans it is with pleasure we present God Is Closed Volume One (click)* We hope you enjoy.

* God is Closed is a flash video and so you must be running Flash Version 9 or higher

Don’t forget J5 in Guitar Worlds Chop Shop

Don’t forget to catch John 5 this month (July 2011) in his regular Guitar World feature “Chop Shop”.

As GW describe it:

In this month’s “Chop Shop,” Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 shows you a cool fingerstyle lick in E with some slick bends. (more…)


Meet and Greet J5 for Hell on Earth dates

John 5 fans we have a brilliant new meet and greet offer.

This is your chance to meet John 5 when Rob Zombie team up with Slayer for the Hell on Earth Tour Dates later in the year.

If you’re interested here’s the details and how to take part: (more…)


Fanclub pre-order

Ladies and Gentleman the Fanclub pre-order is now underway.

And boy do we have some great stuff this year for new and renewing members.

First off as you may remember we have now created a dedicated John 5 Disciples Fanclub site to which all Fanclub members were added over the past couple of days. As well as a personal private area to interact with other members, Disciples will be able to earn achievement points that will go towards money off vouchers to spend in the fanclub store. (more…)


New fan feature – upload photos and art

Please read further for photo posting rules

It has been one of the goals of the site to make sure there is a good user experience – IE: we want the fan’s to get involved. One of the ways we have done this is to integrate the social media sites together to the news, and we have allowed in story comments.  We have also reinstated the forum to which we are getting a small but steady usage.

When we closed the John Lowery Facebook page one concern many fans brought up was how would they be able to share an image.  Well we are putting on trial a new plugin called NextGEN Public Uploader.  (more…)


Are you listening to Lies of the Beautiful People?

Earlier in the year John 5 sent a message to fans to tell them to look out for the new track from Nikki Sixx entitled “Lies of the Beautiful People”.

From the album This is Gonna Hurt, which is to accompany Nikki’s new book of the same name, is currently at number 2 in the rock charts in America.

The track, co-written by John 5 is available on iTunes NOW!

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John 5 Myspace page news

Hello all

Following a review of our social media we have decided to start to decommission the official John 5 myspace page.

The reasons are many, including the fact that interest in the page has been slowly but steadily declining – the audience hits, comments etc are minimal in comparison to a couple of years ago.  The nature of Myspace has changed quite a lot, and has seen a draw away from the audience generated social media to a more corporate feel which is not as organic as it once was.  (more…)


J5 and Fender donate guitar for charity

UPDATE: Bidding now open: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110689326977&clk_rvr_id=233474790866

John 5 and Fender have teamed up with Soundwave Festival and donated a Black Fender Squier American Standard Telecaster to be auctioned in support of the QLD Disaster Relief Appeal.

As you may be aware in December 2010  Queensland was hit by flooding and Tropical Cyclone Yasi.  Many communities have been left devastated.

The guitar, which you can start bidding on tomorrow (19 May 2011) has been signed by John 5. (more…)


Important fanclub information

Just a heads up, we have some important but exciting news about the Fanclub, including info on the 2010/11 purchases and news of the brand new exclusive fanclub only site coming very soon.

In time for the 2011/12 pack, fan club members, both new and old will be able to purchase a more affordable pack, gain access to a secret site and so many more goodies that we have in store for you all.  (more…)


Meet and Greet update

As you remember a couple of weeks ago we launched a brand new meet and greet opportunity for John 5 fans.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the aforementioned Fresno shows which had previously been sold are now back open.

So here are the shows still available for Meet and Greets. (more…)


Update on 5 auction and meets and greets

As you may remember, earlier in the week we launched an auction for lucky fans to bid for one of two Marilyn Manson posters from John 5’s own collection.

Well we have two lucky bidders. (more…)


Rob Zombie announces new drummer

Welcome to the fold ex Marilyn Manson drummer Ginger Fish who takes over from Joey Jordison on the skins.

Rob Zombie formerly made the announcement at last night’s Golden God’s awards as Ginger joined the rest of the band for interviews and photos.

Joey returns to full time drumming duties with Slipknot and Murderdolls.

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Golden Gods Awards – message from John 5

Hi everyone, first of all congratulations to Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance who won the Epiphone Best Guitarist award at the Golden God’s last night.

Second, thank you to every one of my fans for their votes on this.

Although I didn’t win I am honored that so many of you took the time to vote for me and that means a lot.

Thank you for your continued support and see you all soon out on the road.

– J5


Bid for 2 items from John 5’s own personal collection

John 5 fans we have a real treat for you.  John is auctioning off two very rare posters from his days in Marilyn Manson.  These are from John 5’s own personal collection.

To stand a chance to win one of these, please send your bid to john5store@hotmail.com. You will be notified if you are the winner. We need to have at least 5 bidders. (more…)


ULTRA RARE Loser tee now available in store

Ladies and Gents, take a look in store at a very rare item indeed.  We are selling one of 50 rare tee’s from John 5’s band Loser.  As the band has now discontinued merchandise is both rare and limited.  So get these while they are HOT and pop over to the store today.

Tees are all size Large and are $15 plus shipping and handling (please see rates for your part of the world). Get one – today! http://www.john-5.com/store.html#loser


All Axess shares another lesson with John 5 – watch here

A couple of weeks ago All Axess posted a video taken while John 5 was in Birmingham UK on the UK leg of the Rob Zombie tour, where he went through a little lesson for the fans. In that video he went through how to “Chicken Pick”.

This week the guys have posted another video from that series, and this time John 5 shows viewers how to play a Spanish Guitar style lick. (more…)


Brand new in store – John 5 live photo

John 5 fans, we have a new item in the store for you all to feast your eyes on.

This 8 x 10 metallic color photo is a pro shot taken from this years shows and features John 5 in traditional pose in the midst of the hellfire of a Zombie show.

This photo could be yours if you go to the John 5 official store now.

Available for international and US/Canada purchasers, you can purchase the photo UnsignedAutographed or Personalized.

So head over to the John 5 official store now and make this yours TODAY!


A HUGE reminder – VOTE for John 5 on the Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2011

First of all a very HUGE thank you from John 5 for everyone who has voted already for this years Golden Gods. He is extremely humbled to be nominated and each and every vote means the world to him.  He says “thank you for voting like crazy for me”.

BUT, John 5 still needs your votes so here’s a reminder for all you John 5 fans – vote and spread the word!

Here’s the details again: (more…)


Get Guitar World for part 3 of John 5’s Chop Shop series

Out now in the stores is the latest issue (May 2011) of Guitar World magazine featuring the now regular column by John 5 called “Chop Shop”.

The column includes an accompanying segment on Guitar Worlds in magazine DVD.

The latest issue has the Foo Fighters on the cover.

Find out how to subscribe for your copy now by going here: guitarworld/subscribe

 


John 5 posts a video to Facebook

Check out John 5’s Facebook page to see a new video he has uploaded where he is practising a Spanish guitar piece.  The video entitled: RITA IS GOING TO KILL ME!! TOO GOOD!! CAUGHT IN THE ACT!! can be seen by going here: http://www.facebook.com/John5official


John 5 on Facebook news

Ladies and Gents the John Lowery FB page is being shut from public eye. We want everyone to head over the John 5 Facebook page where we will be updating John 5 news, and more.

The John Lowery will no longer be updated and we have stopped commenting, posts and tags.

So if you want to keep up with all things John 5 head over to and like: http://www.facebook.com/john5official Please spread the word. And as you have noticed we have customized the Facebook page link to make it easier to search etc.


Learn to play with John 5 via Allaxess.com

From AllAxess.com: john-5-the-art-of-malice-chicken-pickin-lesson-now-available/

John 5 “The Art Of Malice” Chicken Pickin Lesson Now Available!

John 5, current guitarist for ROB ZOMBIE, has returned to the camera! Recently, John 5 sat down with “www.allaxess.com” to show us how to play some “chicken pickin” licks from his solo album, “The Art of Malice”.
John 5 goes step by step to ensure you can learn this amazing style with ease!

This video was filmed in Birmingham, UK whilst John 5 was on the ROB ZOMBIE tour, which was conducted in February. Click to (more…)