Everyone at Team John 5 is stoked to announce that John 5 has been nominated in the Artist of the Year category for this year’s Vintage Guitar magazine Readers Choice Awards!
John says “thank you to all my loyal fans!I am so humbled to be nominated and it would be such an honor to get this award especially since its you guys – the fans that have been with me every step of the way – that can make this happen“.
The deadline to vote is November 12, and everyone who votes becomes eligible to win a Magnatone Varsity Reverb combo worth $2,099!
So get your votes in now – and often: www.vintageguitar.com/readers-choice
John 5 is to celebrate 11 years of solo work with a Greatest Hits album (Volume One). The album will include a live DVD, featuring footage of John 5 in concert.
He will also be releasing three brand new singles, the first of which comes out on October. The album will be available on iTunes from October 31 and the physical copy with the DVD from the official John 5 store from Black Friday (November 27). Please note live footage only available with physical CD.
Tickets are beginning to be available, and you can find links on the tour page. VIP M&G’s are also available at the John 5 store.
Tour Page: http://john-5.com/main/tour/
John 5 Store: http://john-5.com/store/
To view the track listing in full for Volume one, click >>> (more…)
Dates will include stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles.
To find out more about the dates, click >>> (more…)
As part of MusicRadar’s 30 day guitar challenge, John 5 shares his own guest lesson including string-skipped arpeggios and tapping in both rhythm and lead playing.
“This month, John takes us through his approaches to quintessential rock techniques string skipping and tapping. His speed is utterly ferocious at times, but we’d urge you to stick with the lesson even if up-tempo playing isn’t your bag.
All of John’s examples in this month’s video lesson can be distilled down to simple ideas, each less than a bar of music in length, which can then be moved around the fretboard to create more sophisticated licks. Focusing on these basic ideas will help you to put together your own more advanced creations.“
The lessons have previously been shared via Total Guitar but MusicRadar have compiled a series of lessons plus musical sheets and write-ups. To watch the video lessons, and find out more, click >>> (more…)
[Watch] Stormbringerzine talks to J5 about his solo music, The Lords of Salem, influences and The Creatures
A little interview which was conducted with John 5 in Vienna on his birthday (July 31) with Stormbringerzine.
They talk about Careful With That Axe, his many influences (including musical and horror Movies) and he delivers a little insight into Rob Zombie’s previous movie The Lords of Salem especially regarding THAT Black Metal band that appeared in the film.
And listen out for a John 5 and The Creatures bit of news….
To watch the interview in full, click >>> (more…)
Check out this interview from Fret12 with John 5 as he discusses his career to date, how he got started, his big break and more.
To watch the interview in full, and find out how to connect with more John 5 photos and videos, click >>> (more…)
John 5 had a chat with musicradar and shares with them tips for other guitarists. They include”learn what you love”, cleanliness counts”, “establish a good practice regimen”, “diversify” and finally “buy the right guitar”.
You can read the advice in full, here: http://bit.ly/john5tips2
John 5 is teaming up with the amazing cellist Tina Guo (if you’re not sure just check out her performance with Bear McCreary here). John will be performing on Tina’s cover of Iron Man, for which she shared the above photo on her Facebook page, as John laid down his solo’s at his home this past week.
Her “Cello Metal” album is two years in the making and will be Guo’s first full length all-Metal/Industrial album.
For more, facebook.com/TinaGuoMusic
Check out this amazing video shot by George Pogacich, Rick Arnett, and Mark Trybus. Filmed on location at the “Token Lounge” on March 10th 2015, it features some great highlights from the date, part of the John 5 and The Creatures tour.
Thanks again to George and Co, and thanks again for all the support on the road.
A new documentary called “Hired Gun” is currently in post production. “Hired Gun is a compelling film about a unique fraternity of musicians that possess uncommon musical ability, but who made a conscious decision to make a living playing music in relative obscurity. Occasionally, one of them makes the big time and becomes a star in their own right.”
For the documentary, John 5 – who has worked with Dave Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Meatloaf, Rod Stewart – to name but a few – will be interviewed – along with friend and front-man Rob Zombie (still from interview footage above) .
You can find out more about the documentary here: http://www.hiredgundoc.com
John 5 delivers some sound advice; “Just practice and sometimes opportunity will show up and there ya go.”
In this interview with our friends at KNAC, John talks about his solo tour, the musicians who make up the band with him (Rodger Carter and Ian Ross) and what he looked for in terms of a career when he was first starting out.
To read extracts, click >>> (more…)
John 5 played at Ripper’s Rock House in Akron, OH a couple of days ago for John 5 and The Creatures. Check out this fantastic 5 STAR review from examiner.com where not only did the reviewer love the show, but also some great chicken wings…..
Read the review by clicking >>> (more…)
Backstageaxxess caught up with John 5 recently in the midst of his solo tour, to discuss his latest album, his solo tour, The Creatures, the release of his upcoming album with Rob Zombie and the selling off his KISS poster collection.
To read excerpts and find out how to read in full, click >>> (more…)
In this interview with 100 Percent Rock, John 5 speaks about his solo tours, what are the accomplishments of his career, what home comforts he has taken on the road, and much more.
To read excerpts from the interview, click >> (more…)
Fresh from his recent recording of That Metal Show (to air Sat. 5 March on VH1 Classic at 9/8C), Hardrock Haven spoke with John 5. In the chat 5 discusses Careful with that Axe, what fans can expect from the solo live shows, what he thinks of the new Rob Zombie live record Spookshow International Live, and gives an update on the new Zombie album.
To listen, click: hardrockhaven.net/2015/03/interview-john-5/
Check out this fantastic spread from online music magazine, Mayhem Music Magazine.
John 5 is not just the featured front cover artist, but is part of a MASSIVE interview for the magazine, in which they speak about John 5 and The Creatures – his first ever solo tour – his love of music and the dedication it has taken to get to the stage in his career where he is at.
To read the magazine,, just go here: http://www.mayhemmusicmagazine.com
Last week John 5 and The Creatures stopped at 210 Kapones for the latest date of their February/March shows. Our friends at axs.com were there and noted that “For a guy who didn’t sing a single word during his hour-long set, John 5’s hands performed all the verbalization necessary Tuesday night at 210 Kapone’s.”
Read more of this review and find out how to see some amazing images from the night, by clicking >>>
Another fantastic review for John 5 and The Creatures, as 95.5 KLOS/Tour Bus Live took in the show at The Coach House in San Capistrano a few days ago.
Speaking of the show, they say of 5 “He’s a true virtuoso. In another era, he’d probably have been a solo violinist playing some composer’s masterpiece at some powerful King’s court.”
There’s also some pretty cool feedback on The Creatures drummer Rodger Carter and bassist, Ian Ross.
To read the review and find out how to see some brilliant photos from the night, click >>> (more…)
John 5 and The Creatures played recently at Click’s Live, in Tyler TX.
On Tour Monthly were there to watch the show and gave a blistering hot review. Commenting on the show OTM write about John 5; “The absolute mastery of his instruments made the evening a success for both the audience that came to watch the virtuoso, and the maestro, who wielded the axe like no one I have seen in quite some time“
To read the review, and find out where to see some awesome shots of the show, click >>> (more…)
Join Diamond-Dave Castagno this Wednesday (18 Feb) at 4:00 pm PT on RadioScreamer for an exclusive interview with guitarist extraordinaire JOHN 5 (David Lee Roth, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson). So come hang out with us and find out what makes this man tick, it’ll be a blast! And if you can’t listen live, no worries, each one of our shows is available on-demand in our archives section, so you can listen to RadioScreamer anytime you want 24/7 on your computer or smart phone.
Go to RadioScreamer to listen!
Our friends at Music Junkie Press sat down with John 5 before his sold out show at The DNA Lounge in San Francisco for an interview where they talk about the tour, how it came about, meeting fans on the meet and greet and much more.
Music Junkie Press review the show as “a flawless, awe inspiring and jaw dropping instrumental performance. His set which was rich in diversity and included all types of his playing; shred, fast and furious riffs, thrash, metal, sweep picking, teeth plucking and everything in between.”
To watch the interview and see a few images from their photographer Rockin’ Ryan, click >>> (more…)