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John 5 discusses new projects with Norman from Norman’s Rare Guitars

John 5 appeared in a new video with his pal Norman from well known guitar store Norman’s Rare Guitars and spoke about a couple of the new projects he has been working on aside from also working on the post production work of the DVD which will accompany the forthcoming album God Told Me To.

John 5 let Norman know he has recently finished working with singer Rod Stewart on his forthcoming new album and that he will be scoring the soundtrack for Rob Zombie’s forthcoming movie Lords of Salem which will be beginning filming in a matter of weeks. John 5 will also be appearing on a forthcoming episode of VH1’s ‘That Metal Show’ – check their website for listing and program information

Watch the full video below  (more…)

Welcome to Violence 8×10 in store now – LIMITED NUMBERS

To celebrate the release of the Welcome to Violence single we have released a limited edition 8×10 print for sale in the John 5 store.

The graphic, based on artwork by Piggy D, is on metallic color print paper is available for $13.00 plus $4.00 US & Canada Shipping / $6.00 International Shipping (new lower price)

Please note there are only 50 of these available and they are numbered on the back. So get your copy today by going to the John 5 store 

Welcome to Violence OUT TODAY

Welcome to Violence, the brand new single from John 5, is available to purchase today from all good online music retailers.

The track is the second single to be released from the eagerly awaited album ‘God Told Me To’.

It features cover art by Piggy D.

You can purchase it from Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Napster.

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Guitar World fastest guitarist poll – VOTE for John 5

Guitar World are conducting a poll to see who is the fastest guitar player out there. John 5 is on the poll list so drop on over and VOTE: http://www.guitarworld.com/poll-who-fastest-guitarist-all-time

As Guitar Worlds article says:

Are you hooked on speedy guitarists?

Take our poll, below, and tell us who gets your vote for the fastest guitarist of all time. And if you need a little inspiration, be sure to check out Guitar World’s own roundup of the 50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time.

And remember — the guitarists in the story are listed in alphabetical order, not notes-per-millisecond order. Also remember that we tried to make sure several genres were represented — as we did in this poll.

Check out their roundup here: http://www.guitarworld.com/50-fastest-guitarists-all-time

Voting for john-5.com CLOSES 23 September

Get your votes in now because the voting for the official John 5 site in the BT Digital Music Awards 2011 for Best Official Site will END on 23 September.

This is a people’s choice vote so it means your vote COUNTS.

We are very proud of the work put into the site and we are proud of the fans that support us so your vote GENUINELY means A LOT to us.

To register your vote NOW, CLICK HERE NOW – VOTE!

Welcome to Violence release news and God Told Me To news

Welcome to Violence

Earlier in the week John 5 gave fans a little teaser in regards to the new single “Welcome to Violence” which is the second single to be released from the forthcoming album “God Told Me To”.

Welcome to Violence will be out on September 27 and features cover artwork by fellow Zombie band mate Piggy D.  That artwork has in turn been used to create the new wallpaper for the site.

The track will again be available at all good online music retailers.

The release of this track will continue to wet the appetites of fans awaiting the new album, God Told Me To and in that regards we have some news for you.  The album will feature a painting of John 5 by Rob Zombie.  It will also feature a DVD, which at the moment is in post production.  We will have more news soon about the final release date.

John 5 on new Alice Cooper album

John 5 appears on the new Alice Cooper album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare.

He plays lead guitar on the track “Disco Bloodbath Boogie Fever”.

The album is on international release this week and is the follow up to 2008’s Along Came a Spider.

You can find out more by visiting The Coop’s website: http://alicecooper.com/

Welcome to Violence announcement from J5 on Facebook

John 5 last night announced on his official Facebook page the new single and artwork for his upcoming single ‘Welcome to Violence’.

More information regarding the track and the forthcoming album ‘God Told Me To’ will be announced next week here on the official John 5 website.


Beat It out NOW

Beat, it, the long awaited track from John 5 is out now and available to download from all good online music retailers.

Beat It is a cover of the Michael Jackson classic and has been timed to be released around what would have been Jackson’s birthday.

This is also the first single to be released from the eagerly awaited solo album from John 5, God Told Me To, which will be the 6th solo studio instrumental album he has made.

Grab your copy from any of the following retailers and don’t forget to leave your reviews.  John 5 would LOVE to hear what you think to the track.

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Vote for the official J5 website

As many years before the Official John 5 website has entered in to the BT Digital Music Awards Best Official Site category.

This category, part of the People’s Choice Awards, comes from fan votes. So we need your vote – as many times as you can give it and from as many people as you can rope in to vote. (more…)

HURRY! Limited availability! Celebrate the release of Beat It with this great new photo in store NOW!

UPDATE 21 August 2011: Only 50 of these photos are left – once they are gone, They, Are, Gone! Look out for more special items with each John 5 single released!

The first single from the forthcoming John 5 album “God Told Me to” will be coming out in just under two weeks. Beat It, an instrumental cover of the Michael Jackson classic will be available for purchase from August 29.

To celebrate the release of this single we have come up with this great new piece of merchandise you can now purchase TODAY from the official John 5 store. An 8×10 photo of the cover from the new single and available to you autographed by John 5.

J5 collaborates with Rodger Carter on new CD

John 5 will appear with a host of other artists (30 in total), including Lita Ford, John Waite, Rick Springfield (Rodger is the drummer for Springfield), and many others on the new CD from long time friend Rodger Carter.

The album Licorice Pizza is 13 blistering tracks featuring tracks such as the fantastic cover of “Whole Lotta Rosie”.

John 5 appears on the tracks “Get Down Make Love” which is a cover of the Queen classic and also features Dilana, and the fantastic “Light Up The Sky” originally by Van Halen and featuring also Debby Holiday. (more…)

John 5 to play Vegas Rocks Show August 21

John 5 will be joining a whole host of other Rock Gods including Vince Neil from Motley Crew and Wayne Static from Static X in Las Vegas on August 21st for Vegas Rocks Magazines 2011 awards show.  This is the second of it’s kind and will also be celebrating Vegas Magazine’s 7th year in production.

Taking place in The Elvis Showroom in the famous Las Vegas Hilton, the red carpet event will also see other legends such as Dee Snider, Lita Ford and Lemmy Kilmister participating in and receiving awards.

To find out more visit Vegas Magazine’s website HERE

Beat it to be released August 29

John 5 to release the first single from his album God Told Me To on August 29. The track, Beat It, is an instrumental cover of the Michael Jackson classic. The track is released on what would have been Michael Jackson's birthday.

John 5 is to release the first single from his album God Told Me To on August 29.

The track, Beat It, is an instrumental cover of the Michael Jackson classic.

The track is released on what would have been Michael Jackson’s 53rd birthday.  Jackson died prematurely in 2009 following a long career which started at an early age with his siblings in The Jackson Five, before a successful solo career in his adult life.  Beat It was a track from Jackson’s critically acclaimed album Thriller and was released as a single in 1983.  The original single featured a guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen. (more…)

John 5 to appear in new tattoo book

John 5 is one of a number of artists who will appear in a new book called Musical Ink, which is to be released in 2012.

The book talks to musicians about their inspirations behind their tattoos and why they got them.

Each artist is given a full page to chat.

You can see a small scale version of that page below and a video preview of the book.

To find out more go to: www.musical-ink.com/musical_ink.html (more…)

Thank you for the birthday messages

Hi everybody this is John 5.

I just wanted to reach out and say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the very sweet messages you sent me on my birthday.  The gallery was wonderful to look at and your message were very thoughtful.

I am very blessed to have the fans I have.  Thank you to everyone who submitted a picture, thank you to Emma for all the hard work she put in to make the gallery page and thank you to everyone who has left a message on Facebook or Twitter. (more…)

Happy Birthday to John 5

July 31st marks John 5’s 40th Birthday.

As you have been seeing over the past month, we have had an opportunity to invite you, the fans, to send in your image with a message to John 5 to see on his birthday.  We had a great response, and as such the John 5 birthday messages gallery is now online.

As an added bonus we have added the track July 31st (The Last Stand) to the site for your listening pleasure.

So from all of us on the official John 5 team and from all the fans – happy birthday!

To view the gallery click here: john-5.com/main/happy-birthday-john-5/. We have also left the comments open on that page so i you didn’t get a chance to send in your picture feel free to leave your birthday wishes on that page

New meet and greet opportunities

John 5 fans we have a few openings for the sold out meet & greets.

If you’re interested here’s the details and how to take part:

John 5 fans, here is a chance for a meet & greet at the Zombie/Slayer Hell on Earth tour dates (July/August 2011 – dates below). You can bring a friend & you get a tour only signed 8×10 photo & 5 monster tour picks that John will be using on tour, along with meeting John. He will sign whatever you bring.
The price is $150 US DOLLARS. If you are interested please send an email to john5store@hotmail.com with name of venue in the subject line. You will then be notified on how to pay. You must have tickets already to go to the show.

Here’s a list of dates:
Jul. 29 – Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK Canada
Jul. 30 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB Canada
Jul. 31 – Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB Canada
Aug. 02 – Save-On-Foods Memorial Center, Victoria, BC Canada
Aug. 03 – Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC Canada
Aug. 05 – Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR



The official John 5 store currently is having a sale of the John 5 solo album Requiem.

Prices are from $10.00 Unsigned, $15 signed and $20 for personally signed. Please note this does not include shipping.

So why don’t you go to the store now and grab a copy of the album that AllMusic.com called “a total and utter shred-fest”

0 Days to take part in J5 Birthday Project

UPDATE: thank you to all who have taken part. The upload for the birthday gallery will be online July 31. In the meantime please do not send anymore images. Thanks once again. Emma (J5’s web manager)

As you may remember a few weeks ago we set up the John 5 Birthday Picture project.

Well we are just a few days away from John 5’s Birthday and a few days until the actual project closes.

Please read again the terms and send us your photo if you haven’t already.

We have had quite a number of really great entries from the fans but it would be great to see more.

Here’s what you have to do: http://john-5.com/main/2011/07/02/john-5-birthday-picture-project/

You have until July 26th to get your entries in.

Hell on Earth Meet and Greets SOLD OUT

Hello just a quick notice to let everyone know that the Hell on Earth meet and greets are now SOLD OUT!

So please can we stop sending requests through as they will now be binned.

Thank you

J5 teams up with Sebastian Bach

Discuss this in the forum

John 5 will be appearing on Sebastian Bach’s forthcoming album ‘Kicking and Screaming’.  The album is due out on September 27 via Frontiers Records.  The track John 5 appears on is called ‘TunnelVision’.  The album is the follow up to 2007’s ‘Angel Down’.

Said Bach in 2009 on his Twitter page, about working with J5:

“I already have recorded with John 5 a couple of months ago. We have an absolutely killer song done.” John 5 is fired up to help with my new record! I am stoked!”


John 5 working with Lynyrd Skynyrd again

John 5, will again be working with legends Lynyrd Skynyrd for their forthcoming new album.

John 5 previously wrote with Skynyrd on their 2009 album “God and Guns”.  LS guitarist Gary Rossington said of John 5:

“he’s probably one of the best guitar players I’ve ever played with, and I’ve played with a lot of great ones. He just lives with a guitar on him, and he knows that neck like nobody I’ve ever seen.”  (more…)

John 5 Birthday picture project

Hello fans

On July 31st John 5 has his birthday and as it is a special occasion milestone birthday, a few fans came up with an idea of making this extra special.

This year we want you to take part in the birthday celebrations by sending a photo of you holding a piece of paper with a birthday message to John 5.

Here’s how we are doing it.  (more…)

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