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J5 Shows Off His Telecaster Collection to Guitar World

Photo by Esteban Cortina

John 5 will feature in the October issue of Guitar World Magazine, as he shows off his vast Telecaster collection and speaks about his latest album ‘Careful With That Axe’.

In the extract from Guitar World (see here), John speaks about how it all started for him; “It all starts when you get your first guitar for Christmas or your birthday,” John 5 explains. “You never know what that guitar is going to bring you. Is it going to bring you happiness or sadness, fortune or poverty?”

To get your copy, go here: http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/guitar-world-october-14-stevie-ray-vaughan

Photo by Esteban Cortina

John 5 to join Rick Springfield for ‘Rock For Ruben’ benefit concert, August 20

Rock for Ruben

John 5 will be joining Rick Springfield and a host of other special guests, for a benefit concert to help Ruben Velasco, who has served as guitar tech to both John and Rick over the years. Ruben is currently battling stage 4 cancer, and the concert, which will take place at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on August 20, is to help raise awareness, and much needed funds to help Ruben in this fight.  Other guests will include; Bruce Kulick, Kenny Aronoff, James Lomenzo and Gilby Clarke. The M/C for the night will be Tony Scott from KLOS.  Click here for Rock For Ruben tickets! If you can’t attend or want to donate, go to: http://www.youcaring.com/RubensCancerFund

VIP packages are also available, as well as a great auction for many great signed items. To find out more, click  Read the rest of this page »

Amps and Green Screens: “If you’re a guitar fan then you simply must own Careful with That Axe”

This is my Rifle John 5

Another review of the brand new John 5 album, ‘Careful With That Axe’, this time from Amps and Green Screens.

Enjoy!

I’m pretty picky about a lot of things which should come as a shock to none of you. And one of the things I’m extremely picky about is guitar albums. Maybe it’s because I can barely play myself, but more often than not it’s just too much: too much noodling, too many over the top solos screaming, “Look what I can do!”, and too much jacking off all over the fret board. Which brings me to JOHN 5 (you know who the fuck he is, stop it!) and his new album Careful with That Axe, out August 12 via 60 Cycle Hum. Now I was a YUUUGE fan of his last one God Told Me To, and it landed pretty high up on my Top 10 albums of 2012; an absolute masterpiece that was. So yeah, I was dying to see how this record turned out.  Read the rest of this page »

About.com calls ‘Careful With That Axe’ one of the “enjoyable” instrumental albums of 2014

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HeavyMetal.About.com have released this mini-review of the brand new John 5 album, ‘Careful With That Axe’.  The album became available for download from all good download stores (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc) this past August 12. The album will be available on CD later in the year, with some wickedly fiendish videos directed by Jonny Coffin to boot.

Get your copy of the album now: CarefulWithThatAxe

To read the review,  Read the rest of this page »

Guitar World posts exclusive live session video of ‘Jerrys Breakdown’ from John 5

Jerrys Breakdown John 5

Careful With That Axe is available from tomorrow on Amazon, iTunes and all decent digital music retailers.  But in case you can’t wait, our friends at Guitar World have uploaded this Live Session video of John 5, Rodger Carter (drums) and Matt Wilson (bass), playing one of the tracks from the album; Jerrys Breakdown (written by Jerry Reed for the Chet Aitkens/Jerry Reed guitar duet album ‘Me and Chet‘). This is the second live session released by John 5, the first being for This Is My Rifle

The video is directed by Jonny Coffin (Coffin Case owner). Be on the lookout for more from John 5 and Coffin; they’re working on a horror miniseries called Tales from the Crossroads.

Watch the video after the jump >>>  Read the rest of this page »