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[Interview] John 5 speaks to Long Island Pulse: “I love all these different styles of music. And it’s from the heart.”

John 5 Rob Fenn

On April 7, John 5 and The Creatures will be taking their Season of the Witch tour to Blackthorn 51 in Queens. Ahead of that show John 5 chatted to the Long Island Pulse about how he tackles the different styles of music he plays: “I did heavy stuff, western swing…the album goes in all different styles of music. It’s a lot of fun. There’s a little something for everybody. That’s just who I am—I love all these different styles of music. And it’s from the heart. I think fans really latch onto that.”

They also talk about his new album Season of the Witch and some of the people he has worked with over the years.

To read the interview in full, go here: http://lipulse.com/2017/03/23/john-5-metal-meets-western-swing/

To get your tickets and meets and greets for the show, go here: http://john-5.com/main/tour/


[Interview] John 5 speaks to the Dallas Observer about touring: “people are loving this”.

John 5 will be in Dallas this weekend at Trees with The Creatures for his Season of the Witch tour. Ahead of the show, John 5 had a chat with the Dallas Observer.

In the interview, John 5 talks about how amazed he is with the turnout from fans for the show. He also talks about why he is comfortable playing the smaller venues on this tour: “Maybe because I have the best of both worlds, but I don’t really mind playing small venues,” he says. “When I was growing up, I would go see major artists in small clubs in Hollywood. They would get together and go play. I always thought that was so special and such a cool experience. I just love playing and I love having a guitar in my hands.”

To read the interview in full, go here: dallasobserver.com/music/john-5-guitarist-for-rob-zombie-solo-tour


[Review] “Strap yourself in and be prepared for the terror of John 5 and the Creatures”.

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

2Loud2oldmusic.com have reviewed the latest John 5 album “Season of the Witch” made with his band The Creatures. The site gives a track by track review of the album.

They conclude: “The album is already one of my favorites for the year. A lot of the rock albums so far haven’t been killing it with me, but this one was a breath of fresh air. I can never get enough of John 5 so it was nice to have some new music in between Rob Zombie albums. This is a must have for any rock fine and especially a John 5 fan.”

To read the review in full, go here: 2loud2oldmusic.com/2017/03/20/john-5-the-creatures-season-of-the-witch-album-review/

Get your hands on the album now:

CD: http://smarturl.it/SOTWCD | iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SOTWiTunes

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/SOTWAmazon | Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SOTWSpotify

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[Review] Media Mike calls Season of the Witch John 5’s “most diverse solo effort to date”.

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

It has been TWO weeks since Season of the Witch, the brand new album from John 5 and The Creatures, was released. The feedback from fans and reviewers has been fantastic.

Media Mike gives the album a 4 out of 5 review calling the album John 5’s “most diverse“.

Don’t let the albums brief runtime fool you as John 5 and the Creatures pack every ounce of musicality they can in to each and every second of “Season of the Witch”. Easily his most diverse solo effort to date John 5 showcases his ability and diverse tastes by blending country, funk, rock and metal with his love for the macabre into one cohesive package that provides listeners with something new each time you listen.”

To read the review in full, go here: mediamikes.com/2017/03/cd-review-john5-season-of-the-witch/


[Review] John 5 and The Creatures slay the DNA Lounge

John 5 and The Creatures DNA Lounge Elizabeth Tour photo

John 5 and The Creatures DNA Lounge Elizabeth Tour photo

John 5 and The Creatures are currently on tour in support of their new album Season of the Witch, which came out on March 3rd.

Over the weekend, the band played at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco and SF Sonic were there to watch and review the show.

Making his way to the stage through the tightly compacted smaller venue at DNA, John 5 instantly generated an auditory tornado of extremely fast finger tapping and incredible super sweeps with a new song, “Guitars, Tits & Monsters.” The pale, painted, grim axeman stuns with his limitless capabilities for capturing every maneuver possible and with a diverse array of guitars to do so with his main rig being the very sleek signature Squire, the great golden J5 Telecaster perfectly equipped with the well-used secret weapon of the kill switch.”

To read the review in full, go here: https://sfsonic.com/concerts/john-5-and-the-creatures-slay-the-dna/

Photo by Elizabeth Gohr.

Get your hands on the album now:

CD: http://smarturl.it/SOTWCD | iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SOTWiTunes

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/SOTWAmazon | Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SOTWSpotify

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[Interview] 5 questions with John 5

Ahead of his shows at the Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen in Fullerton on Thursday and the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood on Friday, Orange Country Register caught up with John 5 to chat about his new album with The Creatures – Season of the Witch.

To read the interview in full, go here: ocregister.com/articles/people-746271-john-music.html

Get your hands on the album now:

CD: http://smarturl.it/SOTWCD | iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SOTWiTunes

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/SOTWAmazon | Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SOTWSpotify

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[Review] Season of the Witch is “a record that you will marvel at for a long time to come”.

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

A 5 out of 5 Devils Horns rating from Mike’s Music and Concert Blog for the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album Season of the Witch.

There is literally something for everyone here, from searing metal to country/bluegrass. I can’t imagine a record with more variety and crossed-genres than this one. The lack of vocals really allows you to focus on the mayhem unfolding. Make no mistake, this is a true labor of love. You can hear it in every note.”

To read the review in full, go here: mikesmusicandconcerts.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/review-john-5-creatures-season-of-the-witch/

Get your hands on the album now:

CD: http://smarturl.it/SOTWCD | iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SOTWiTunes

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/SOTWAmazon | Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SOTWSpotify

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[LISTEN] Baby Huey & Chasta from 107.7 The Bone interview John 5

John 5 107.7 The Bone Interview

John 5 107.7 The Bone Interview

Ahead of John 5’s show at Harlow’s in Sacramento (9 March), Baby Huey & Chasta from 107.7 The Bone, got on the phone with 5 and had a chat about how the tour is going so far, whether he was nervous about bringing a purely instrumental show to the fans, what advise he takes from fellow musicians, and how he has learnt so many different genres with his guitar playing PLUS lots lots more.

To listen to the interview, go here: http://www.1077thebone.com/2017/03/09/baby-huey-chasta-john-5-interview-03-09-17/


[REVIEW] Metal Assault gives Season of the Witch a 10 out of 10 rating!

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

The team at Metal Assault have listened to the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album Season of the Witch which came out last Friday (3/3) and given it an outstanding TEN out of TEN rating!

‘Season of the Witch’ isn’t just a showing of John 5’s technical skill from first track to last, it gives insight to how truly diverse John 5 can be when stretching his writing muscle. You’d probably think you’re getting a typical heavy metal side project just from the packaging of this record; it’s a John 5 record called ‘Season of the Witch’ that gives you every indication it will not go in the direction it takes.”

To read the full review go here: http://metalassault.com/album_reviews/2017/03/09/john-5-and-the-creatures-season-of-the-witch/

Get your hands on the album now:

CD: http://smarturl.it/SOTWCD | iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SOTWiTunes

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/SOTWAmazon | Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SOTWSpotify

John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[Interview] OC Weekly speaks to John 5: “We’ve been so lucky that people really, really dig this.”

Check out this interview with John 5 conducted by OC Weekly. In it they chat about how John 5 is “excited about hitting the road behind his new — and seventh overall — album, Season of the Witch“, and how “an earlier moment in his career prepared him for the discipline of being at the top of his game when his contemporaries are busy catching some shut eye“, plus lots more.

To read the interview in full, go here: ocweekly.com/music/guitarist-john-5-reaches-the-summer-of-his-career


[Review] Yesterdaze News reviews John 5 and The Creatures “killer” show at Tony V’s Garage

John 5. Photo by Diane Webb

John 5. Photo by Diane Webb

John 5 and The Creatures played the second show of the Season of the Witch tour at Tony V’s Garage in Everett, WA. Yesterdaze News were there to watch and gave this review:

The show was one killer guitar lick after another accompanied by wardrobe/accessory changes and of course multiple axe changes through out the show. There were many styles of guitars, each suited to the perfect song and a fun theatrical experience that comes from a John 5 show. There were lights, co2 cannons, masks, fog, light up guitars, a lava liquid filled guitar, tiny ones and banjo styles.”

To read the full review, go here: https://yesterdazenews.com/2017/03/07/john-5-season-of-the-witch-tour-kick-off/

To see all tour dates, find tickets and get meet and greets, go here: http://john-5.com/main/tour/

Photo by Diane Webb


[Interview] John 5 speaks to Fuse: “It’s for the love of crazy, crazy guitar music”

John 5 Matt Wilson

John 5 Matt Wilson

Ahead of the release of the latest John 5 and The Creatures album Season of the Witch, Fuse had a chat with John 5 “to find out where the inspiration for so many sounds comes from, what to expect on tour, his issues with collaborating and more.”

To read the interview in full, go here: fuse.tv/2017/03/john-5-interview-season-of-witch-album-tour


[Review] Guitar Great John 5 Opens Solo Tour at Louie G’s

John 5 Creatures Louie G's

John 5 Creatures Louie G's

KISW Rock – 99.9 FM’s “Iron” Mike Savoia was at the opening night of the John 5 and The Creatures Season of the Witch tour which took place at Louie G’s in Fife, WA and gave this fantastic review of the 15 song set show:

Blasting through a 15 song set covering much of his solo catalog including a guitar solo, John 5 and the Creatures (Ian Ross on Bass, Logan Nix on Drums) were on fire the whole night jamming incredible complicated yet tasty ear sounds that kept you interested and not bored to a bunch of guys instrument wanking. These were instrumental rock greats.”

To read the review in full and see more of the great photos from the show taken by “Iron” Mike Savoia, go here: http://www.kisw.com/blogs/guitar-great-john-5-opens-solo-tour-louie-gs


[Review] Cryptic Rock gives Season of the Witch 4.5 out of 5

John 5 Matt Wilson Images

John 5 Matt Wilson Images

A fantastic 4.5 out of 5 review of the latest John 5 album Season of the Witch, released on March 3 2017.

From Cryptic Rock: “Those familiar with John 5’s previous offerings, there is no mistaking his guitar playing for anyone else, meaning he is simply one of a kind. His current team consisting of Ian Ross on bass and Rodger Carter on drums are also very crucial to the all instrumental album. This is especially true for Ross as the bassist, who provides a special dynamic of deep heavy bass jamming that complements John 5’s playing in just the right way. The drumming of Carter also completes the versatile musical range of John 5, going from Bluegrass, to Industrial, to Western Swing, to Rock, and back again. This is all accomplished in a very refreshing intensity on Season Of The Witch.”

To read the review in full, go here: http://crypticrock.com/john-5-season-witch-review/


[Interview] John 5 speaks to Digital Trends about the changing face of releasing music in the digital age

John 5 and Digital Trends discuss adapting to the changing winds of the music industry. Specifically “the impetus of his clever YouTube strategy [releasing videos/singles from his new album Season of the Witch once a month before putting them in album format] , embracing streaming, and why he never imagined being a touring guitarist.”

To read the interview in full: digitaltrends.com/music/john-5-interview-the-audiophile

Season of the Witch is out now:

CD: http://smarturl.it/SOTWCD | iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SOTWiTunes

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/SOTWAmazon | Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SOTWSpotify

 John 5 is currently on tour with The Creatures – get show info here: john-5.com/main/tour/

Season of the Witch OUT TODAY – John 5 and The Creatures start 35 date tour

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

Season Of The Witch, the brand new full-length instrumental solo album from world-renowned guitarist JOHN 5, is out today and can be ordered on CD via the John 5 store, on Amazon MP3, iTunes and for streaming on Spotify. Season Of The Witch features JOHN 5’s backing band The Creatures (bassist Ian Ross and drummer Rodger Carter), and features experimentation with various genres – including western swing, Spanish flamenco, heavy metal and more – thoroughly showcasing JOHN 5’s diverse virtuosic abilities.

In celebration of the album’s release, JOHN 5 and The Creatures kick off their U.S. tour in Fife, WA today! The tour will hit roughly 35 cities, coming to an end in Chicago, IL on April 16. Tickets and VIP are available now – visit the tour page for more information.

JOHN 5 took a different approach with the release of Season Of The Witch, choosing to share his new music with fans throughout 2016 by releasing several tracks individually in the form of various music videos. Tracks/videos released include the fast-paced “Black Grass Plague”, downtempo, introspective “Behind The Nut Love”, hard rocking “Now Fear This”, jazz fusion marathon “Here’s To The Crazy Ones” (featuring a bit of “monkeying around”), heavy metal Claymation shredfest “Making Monsters”, and last but not least, the whiskey-soaked “Hell Haw”. The videos have garnered nearly a million views, collectively.

“Since music is so visual nowadays, I thought these videos would be the best way to get my music out there, and it seems to have worked – now everybody knows the songs on the record,” states JOHN 5. “I put so much work into this record with the videos, the artwork, the songwriting and the playing – out of my catalog, this is by far my favorite solo record.”


John 5 & The Creatures coming to Massachusetts

John 5

John 5

In one week, John 5 and The Creatures will be starting their March/April tour to support the release of their new album Season of the Witch.

They are happy to report to be adding a brand new date to their already heaving tour schedule. This time April 5 at The Middle East – Downstairs in Cambridge, MA.

Tickets are already on sale here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7260125&pl=mideastnew and meet and greets are available at john-5.com/store/ now too.

To pre-order the SOTW CD, go here: http://smarturl.it/preorderSOTWCD

To pre-order SOTW on Amazon MP3, go here: http://smarturl.it/SOTWAmazon


[Interview] ” I am fortunate that I have the freedom to do what I like” – John 5 speaks to Seattle Music Insider

John 5 Matt Wilson

John 5 Matt Wilson

Okay, so who is getting real excited to get the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album “Season of the Witch” which is out a week tomorrow?

How about reading this brand new interview John 5 conducted with Seattle Music Insider before he gets ready to go on tour, as they discuss topics such as “the upcoming release of John 5’s latest solo album, Season of the Witch, as well as his upcoming United States tour, influences, and what inspires him to constantly write new material.”

To read the interview in full, go here: https://seattlemusicinsider.com/2017/02/22/interview-with-john-5/

To pre-order the CD, go here: http://smarturl.it/preorderSOTWCD

To pre-order on Amazon MP3 go here: http://smarturl.it/SOTWAmazon


[Interview] “It is not even work to me. I am so lucky to be doing what I am doing” – John 5 speaks to Tattoo.com

John 5 Interview Tattoo.com

John 5 Interview Tattoo.com

From Tattoo.com:

One of the most influential metal guitarists of all time, John 5, has made his rounds throughout the industry and blessed our ears with an unconventional skill level that is felt by coming generations of new musicians and every dose of thunder in the realm of all things heavy metal. Transporting listeners and concertgoers into a dimension of transcendence over snarling riffs and an all-out intensity that is felt deep within your core, the John 5 & The Creatures frontrunner and Rob Zombie guitarist has made a real statement of intent with an identity laced with originality. I caught up with John to discuss the upcoming release of ‘Season of the Witch’, getting tattooed at Sunset Strip Tattoo, balancing artistic mediums, and more.”

Read the interview here: tattoo.com/blog/exclusive-interview-john-5


Pre-Order “Season of the Witch” CD from John 5 store

John 5 Season of the Witch

John 5 Season of the Witch

The brand new album “Season of the Witch” from John 5 and The Creatures, is available to pre-order from the official John 5 store.

The 13 track album, which comes out March 3rd, features tracks released last year by John 5 as part of a video/single promotion and other new tracks including “Ode to Jasper” – a tribute to John 5’s beloved dog who passed away sadly last year.

To pre-order the album, go here: http://smarturl.it/preorderSOTWCD – please note album will ship 10th March 2017. CD will be available to buy at all upcoming John 5 and The Creatures tour dates.


John 5 adds April 8 date to Creatures tour

John 5 Matt Wilson Vintage

John 5 Matt Wilson Vintage

Boonsboro, MD, John 5 and The Creatures will be dropping into The Stage House on April 8 as part of their tour promoting the new album “Season of the Witch

Tickets and Meet and Greets will be available soon, so bookmark here to get updates.  Also don’t forget to bookmark the tour page for all forthcoming tour dates.

“Season of the Witch” is out on March 3, and you can currently pre-order it on Amazon MP3 – physical pre-orders will be at the store soon as well as other digital download retailers.


[Interview] John 5 speaks to Ultimate Guitar

John 5

Ahead of the March 3 release of his new album Season of the Witch, and a huge tour across the US with The Creatures, John 5 called in to have a chat with Ultimate-Guitar.com about the new album, his Telecaster collection, the gear he owns and uses and how he has embraced the YouTube era.

To read the interview in full, go here: ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/exclusive_interview_with_john_5.


Six new dates for John 5 and The Creatures “Season of the Witch” tour

That’s right John 5 fans, not one, or two or three, but SIX new dates are being added to the forthcoming John 5 and The Creatures tour in support of the album “Season of the Witch”.

The dates will include visits to Phoenix, Charlotte, Greensboro, Wilmington, Virginia Beach and Richmond.

More information is available on the tour page (although some venues have yet to release ticket info but bookmark the tour page to be updated) and meet and greets will be available later today in the John 5 store.

In the meantime to see a list of the new dates, venues etc, please click >>>  (more…)


The Creatures to play at Grizzly Hall, Austin

John 5 Matt Wilson Vintage

John 5 Matt Wilson Vintage

John 5 fans in Texas, add March 22 to your diary, as John 5 and The Creatures will be headed to Grizzly Hall in Austin for their Season of the Witch tour.

Tickets are on sales now from here: ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1424300 and meet and greets are available now: http://john-5.com/store/.

Note from venue: This event is ALL AGES, however, anyone under the age of 21 will be charged an additional ‘minor surcharge’ at the door.

Don’t forget to bookmark the tour page: john-5.com/main/tour/ and click the tracker button to be updated when John 5 comes to your area.