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John 5 pops into Fender for a new guitar

Fender’s Front Row blog reported at the weekend that now back home, John 5 popped into their Burbank Fender Showcase store to pick up a new guitar for his Tele collection:

From Fender Front Row: http://www.fender.com/blog/john-5-adds-to-his-already-enormous-tele-collection/

John 5 owns a Fender Telecaster from almost every year and since we’re celebrating our 60th anniversary of the Tele, that’s obviously quite a large collection. As he’s always telling us, owning Telecasters is “an obsession,” (more…)


Vote for ZOMBIE in the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2011

The Zombies have been nominated in two catergories for this years’ Metal Hammer Golden God’s awards:

BEST LIVE BAND and

BEST EVENT for Zombie’s long awaited return to the UK.

So once again we need your votes. (more…)


Don’t forget to purchase Guitar World magazine for Part 2 of John 5’s Chop Shop Column

Out now in the stores is the latest issue (April 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 inmagazine DVD.

This month includes a look at behind the nut bends.

The latest issue has Jeff Beck on the cover.

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

Screenshot from DVD:


Celebrating 60 years of the Fender Telecaster

John 5 joins a host of other musicians to celebrate 60 years of the iconic Fender Telecaster.  The video from Fendermusical features a host of names including Jeff Beck, Vince Gill Keith Urban Mick Jones and John 5 as they discuss why the Telecaster has reigned supreme.

See more celebrations by going to fender.com


Vote for John 5 in the Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Awards

Vote for John 5

Vote for John 5

Revolver Magazine’s Golden God Awards, sponsored by Epiphone is up for the public vote this year and John 5 has been nominated for Epiphone Best Guitarist(s) award. You can vote for John 5 by going here: http://www.revolvermag.com/beta/goldengods/voting

The show is set for April 20 2011 and you can find out more information by going here: http://www.revolvermag.com/beta/goldengods

Also Joey Jordison is up for the Drum Workshop Best Drummer award too.


Message from John 5

John 5 posts from the road.  Check it out.  And please check out the next Sixx AM single coming out.

http://john-5.com/main/forum/news-announcements-group1/john-5-news-forum14/message-from-john-5-thread41/


John 5 Facebook page

Hi all

As you may remember, a couple of weeks ago we told you that the John Lowery Facebook page had reached it’s 5000 limit – we can no longer accept friends.

So we are directing you to the John 5 Official Fan Page.

As of today the focus is on getting people to Like the fan page if they want to keep up to date with all John 5 news on Facebook.

So if you have not liked it yet – do it now.  All news will be streamed there and you will be able to keep up with the latest new all the time.

The John Lowery page will remain but the focus is to make this a more personal experience.

Let your friends know too! And remember, Accept No Imitations.


Check out John 5’s new column in Guitar World Magazine

As many of you will no doubt have noticed, John 5 made an announcement on his Facebook page that he will be writing a new column for Guitar World Magazine.

Check out the new issue for March 2011 (on sale from Feb 8th) – which has a Metallica front cover.  This is a column to be published over the next six months so keep checking out more from John 5.


For John 5 Australian Fans: Meet and Greet John 5 and get a personally signed smashed Squier

John 5 Australian Fans, as you know John 5 is heading to Australia for the Soundwave Festival with Rob Zombie in February. This is the first time Zombie has been “Down Under” in a very long time.

To celebrate this fact we are offering the chance for one fan, from each show, to meet and greet with John 5 backstage, get a photograph with your favorite guitar maestro and receive a piece of music memorabilia – a signed, smashed Squier – smashed that night and signed to you in front of you.

This fantastic offer is available for $1000.00 (US currency). This offer is only open to fans going to the show already and you must be able to transport the guitar home with you that night – we can not ship later.

Here’s a reminder of the dates:

  • February 26 – Brisbane, RNA Showgrounds
  • February 27 – Sydney, Eastern Creek Raceway
  • March 4 – Melbourne, Showgrounds
  • March 5 – Adelaide, Bonython Park
  • March 7 – Perth, Steel Blue Oval

To be in with a chance:

  • Send your name, email, date/venue of show you will be attending and your mobile/landline number to: john5store@hotmail.com
  • We will send you the details to pay into a paypal account.
  • Once you have the account to pay into, payment must be made in 24 hours max. If payment is not received in 24 hours, we must go onto the next person on the list for that day. We will update the list to show which shows guitars are no longer available.

The lucky winner of the guitar will receive a phone call from us prior to the show and instructions will be given where to go to meet with John 5 to receive the guitar, get a photo etc etc.

This is a chance to own a piece of music memorabilia and meet with John 5.

Please note all fan mail will be ignored. Serious buyers only please. Payment must be made within 24 hours of receiving payment details. Please remember to give us your phone number so we can call you with instructions for the event.

And don’t forget US and UK fans you can still enter the US and UK version of this amazing offer by going here:
http://john-5.com/main/2011/01/19/for-uk-john-5-fans-meet-and-greet-and-a-signed-smashed-squier-one-sold-get-yours-now/

And here:

http://john-5.com/main/2011/01/25/for-john-5-usa-fans-meet-and-greet-john-5-and-get-a-personally-signed-smashed-squier/


Important update about the John 5 Facebook pages

John 5 fans it looks like we have exceeded our friend ability at the John Lowery Facebook page – we are now over the 5000 limit so please, if you want to join us, Facebook Like the official John 5 Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-5/125240136174

There is nothing we can do to change this so please, if you want to keep up with news, Like the official John 5 Fan Facebook page.

And remember do not accept imitations.  The ONLY official John 5 Facebook pages are here and here. Anything else is fake.

See you soon!


John 5 talks about Jammit at NAMM 2011

At the recent Winter NAMM 2011, John 5 chatted with Jammit, about why he is endorsing this great new revolutionary project which will allow you the player to strip down, isolate the tracks from your fav artist and listen, learn and play yourself.

WATCH:

Jammit is an app that will be free to download the software and then you purchase the original tracks – not studio or session musicians – and strip them away to learn them.

From Jammit’s website:

Jammit is the revolutionary play-along software that gives you access to the original multi-track recordings. For the first time, you can isolate the elements that you want to hear in your favorite recordings. Now you can learn to play them accurately with the aid of slow mode, phrase looping and digital transcriptions.

As their CEO Scott Humphrey said in an interview with Blabbermouth:

“What makes Jammit unique is that it lets users interact with the original recordings of the artists they love. By providing this unprecedented access, we’re enabling people to learn these fantastic songs at their own pace and in their own style.”

Jammit will be available soon.  Sign up to their newsletter to find out when it will be available and find out more about this product: http://store.jammit.com/


NEW IN STORE: John 5 NAMM 2011 Autographed Photos

If you missed this year’s Winter NAMM 2011 we have limited copies of the photos John5 signed at the 2011 event.

8X10 Fender photo & 6X8 Zoom Photo card (they come as a set)

Both for US & Canada $15.00 / International $17.00

Go to the store to find out more: http://www.john-5.com/store.html#namm2011


For John 5 USA Fans: Meet and Greet John 5 and get a personally signed smashed Squier

John 5 USA Fans, as you know John 5 is heading on a series of warm up shows with Rob Zombie in February. This is a set of dates before the band head out across the pond to Europe and the rest of the world for a series of dates which will extend into the summer.

To celebrate this fact we are offering the chance for one fan, from each show, to meet and greet with John 5 backstage, get a photograph with your favorite guitar maestro and receive a piece of music memorabilia – a signed, smashed Squier – smashed that night and signed to you in front of you.

This fantastic offer is available for $1000.00 (US currency). This offer is only open to fans going to the show already and you must be able to transport the guitar home with you that night – we can not ship later.

Here’s a reminder of the dates:

  • 2/6/2011 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
  • 2/8/2011 Reno, NV Knitting Factor
  • 2/9/2011 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
  • 2/10/2011 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades

To be in with a chance:

  • Send your name, email, date/venue of show you will be attending and your mobile/landline number to: john5store@hotmail.com
  • We will send you the details to pay into a paypal account.
  • Once you have the account to pay into, payment must be made in 24 hours max. If payment is not received in 24 hours, we must go onto the next person on the list for that day. We will update the list to show which shows guitars are no longer available.

The lucky winner of the guitar will receive a phone call from us prior to the show and instructions will be given where to go to meet with John 5 to receive the guitar, get a photo etc etc.

This is a chance to own a piece of music memorabilia and meet with John 5.

Please note all fan mail will be ignored. Serious buyers only please. Payment must be made within 24 hours of receiving payment details. Please remember to give us your phone number so we can call you with instructions for the event.

And don’t forget UK fans you can still enter the UK version of this amazing offer by going here:
http://john-5.com/main/2011/01/19/for-uk-john-5-fans-meet-and-greet-and-a-signed-smashed-squier-one-sold-get-yours-now/


Welcome back to John-5.com

John 5 fans.  Welcome back to the site.  After a two week down period, we have spent the time rebuilding the site to restore it for your use again.  During this time we have used the opportunity to make some adjustments, including:

  • Re-installing the Wp-Touch plugin.  At the moment we have it set to see the latest news we post but in time we may open it to see other sections of the site.  Of course you can override the wp-touch plugin by scrolling to the bottom of the page on your cell/mobile and click the button to see full site. A little more about the plug-in below:

WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Opera Mini, Palm Pre, Samsung touch and BlackBerry Storm/Torch mobile devices.

  • Using a better top navigation system – which includes child pages – IE: click on Media and as well as being able to click on the media page and see it’s content, a drop down menu is shown which shows three extra pages – in this instance: Gallery, Videos and Extras.
  • Talking about the video page – we have installed a plug-in which means we can direct content your way – specifically we have set it up so you can enjoy some of the video interviews John 5 has conducted over the past year – and you don’t have to leave the page to see them.
  • We have looked at the forum again.  We have slimmed down the amount of sections you have, because we felt it was bloated with options – we think this makes it cleaner but still plenty of areas to post in.  Fan Club members please see the message on the board.

And there’s much more including a newly conceived album (discography) section – which has clickable thumbnails to see album details etc. And for some we have included links to purchase – this area is 90% complete so a few more bits to go in.

There are a couple of drawbacks, because of what happened to the site we lost all registrations to the site – we are sorry for this, but please do re-register (Sign Up tab in the navigation) and follow the registration instructions.

Anyway that’s just a taster – we are 85% in and in one more week we hope to have the site at full capacity.

Thank you for all your support during the downtime – and enjoy!


For UK John 5 Fans: Meet and Greet and a signed smashed Squier – ONE SOLD – get yours now!

John 5 UK Fans, as you know John 5 is heading to the UK with Rob Zombie in February. This is the first time Zombie has been in the UK for over a decade and over 6 years since John 5 last toured in the UK.

To celebrate this fact we are offering the chance for one fan, from each show, to meet and greet with John 5 backstage, get a photograph with your favorite guitar maestro and receive a piece of music memorabilia – a signed, smashed Squier – smashed that night and signed to you in front of you.

This fantastic offer is available for £400.00 (UK currency). This offer is only open to fans going to the show already and you must be able to transport the guitar home with you that night – we can not ship later.

Here’s a reminder of the dates:

  • 16 February 2011 – O2 Academy, Brixton SOLD
  • 17 February 2011 – Apollo, Manchester
  • 18 February 2011 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
  • 20 February 2011 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
  • 21 February 2011 – O2 Academy, Leeds
  • 22 February 2011 – O2 Academy, Birmingham – SOLD

To be in with a chance:

  • Send your name, email, date/venue of show you will be attending and your mobile/landline number to: j5smashedsquieruk@gmail.com
  • We will send you the details to pay into a paypal account.
  • Once you have the account to pay into, payment must be made in 24 hours max. If payment is not received in 24 hours, we must go onto the next person on the list for that day. We will update the list to show which shows guitars are no longer available.

The lucky winner of the guitar will receive a phone call from us prior to the show and instructions will be given where to go to meet with John 5 to receive the guitar, get a photo etc etc.

This is a chance to own a piece of music memorabilia and meet with John 5.

Please note all fan mail will be ignored. Serious buyers only please. Payment must be made within 24 hours of receiving payment details. Please remember to give us your phone number so we can call you with instructions for the event.


Rob Zombie Premieres “Everything is Boring” on ARTISTdirect.com

From ARTISTdirect.com:

Rob Zombie Premieres “Everything is Boring” on ARTISTdirect.com

robzombiepremieRob Zombie is unleashing a brand new song entitled “Everything is Boring” exclusively on ARTISTdirect.com.

The track features Joey Jordison of Slipknot and Murderdolls bashing behind the kit, John 5 ripping on the axe and Piggy D holding the bass groove. It’s one of Zombie’s most explosive and engaging salvos ever. Combining a rapid groove and an unforgettable chorus, this is classic Zombie with a fresh fire. It’s also the world’s first taste of Zombie and Jordison in the studio. There’s really no better combination than those two legends, and we’re honored to give you the first listen to “Everything is Boring.” The track is available on the special edition of Hellbilly Deluxe 2 hitting shelves on September 28 via Roadrunner Records [Pre-order here]. The special edition offers two other songs with Jordison on drums “Michael” and “Devil’s Hole Girls and the big Revolution” as well as a documentary entitled Transylvania Transmissions. Of course, there’s also “Everything is Boring”… (more…)


John 5 Video Teaser For “The Art Of Malice”

The brand new teaser for The Art of Malice out May 11 2010


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