John 5’s brand new single ‘This is my Rifle’, from the forthcoming single ‘Careful with that Axe’ will be available from June 17 on iTunes and everywhere that digital music is available.
The brand new single artwork includes a photo by Ray Gutierrez of StrangeBeautifulArt, who John 5 fans will remember took the photos for the album ‘The Art of Malice’
It was announced via a teaser video, posted on his official website, on Friday (16 May), that Rob Zombie will be working on a new mysterious project called ‘31‘. The film career spanning video, finishes with a cryptic view of a painted mask and the title.
Late last night John 5 announced via his Instagram that he had been picked by Zombie to score the film, making this the second film project John has scored on for Rob (the first being 2013’s The Lords of Salem). In his confirmation message, John said, “Well it’s official Rob has hired me to do the score to his next movie 31, I’m very honored and excited.”
For more information, sign up at robzombie.com to the mailing list to get up-to-date info on this new venture.
John 5 has announced the name of the first single from his new album, Careful With That Axe, which he has been in the studio to lay down the tracks this Spring. The first single, entitled “Here is My Rifle“, will come out in late July (as will the new album). John 5 has already been filming a video for the single with Coffin Case owner Jonny Coffin (see after the jump for images from Jonny Coffin’s Instagram for sneak peak behind the scene images.
John 5 recently spoke to Loudwire about the album; “Well it’s coming out at the end of July and it’s called ‘Careful With That Axe’ and it’s just crazy, man. ‘Careful With That Axe’ and all the song titles are related around axe murders and stuff, so it all comes around and makes sense.“. He also said this about the single “Well with my record it’s going to be ‘This Is My Rifle.’ It’s really cool and I think people are going to just eat it up.”
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Before he goes back on the road with Rob Zombie for touring, John 5 went back to The Doghouse Studio in Los Angeles on Friday (28 March) to continue to lay down tracks for his next solo album, Careful with that Axe. John 5 is joined in the studio and on the album by Rodger Carter (drummer/owner of The Doghouse), bassist Dylan Wilson and a few guests whom you may or may not know – more news on guest appearances coming in the future.
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As well as being locked in the studio to begin working on his new solo album “Careful with that Axe“, John 5 has teamed up with Jonny Coffin (Coffin Case founder) for what Jonny describes as “shooting and directing the John 5 miniseries for the new upcoming j5 solo album / DVD”. Coffin previously worked with John 5 on the DVD for God Told Me To in 2012. He says in regards to the new DVD “this one will be a Monster!!”.
Now he has posted a picture of himself tracking the new album in the Doghouse Studios in LA. You can see that above. Watch out for more news soon!
Indegoot represented photographer Rob Fenn has teamed up with John 5 to offer the “Autographed Series: John 5”. This photo comes from page 92 of the upcoming photo book Rob Zombie and Rob Fenn did titled ‘The Zombie Horror Picture Show’. It was snapped on stage in Scranton, PA during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in July 2013.
Each John 5 canvas is signed and numbered by Rob Fenn, and autographed by John 5! John is also offering “a guitar pick with every canvas sold!“
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While out on tour with Rob Zombie in Australia for the Soundwave Festival, Metal Obsession grabbed a chat with John where they spoke about the new Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor album, the forthcoming Live DVD/Blu-Ray and even a little about the next John 5 solo album.
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Check out this video interview conducted backstage at Soundwave 2014, on the Sydney leg of the tour, where John 5 chats to AU Review about the tour, working with Rob Zombie, K.D. Lang on his own solo material and much more.
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Check out this interview conducted at Soundwave 2014, where Spotlight Report sits down to chat with John about his work with Rob Zombie, working with Marilyn Manson, and explains what was one of the coolest shows he ever played out.
John 5 is currently on tour with Rob Zombie in Australia for Soundwave 2014.
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Watch John 5 and Rob Zombie, sit down backstage in Sydney, to chat with Soundwave TV about their relationship.
Rob Zombie is currently in Australia for the Soundwave Festival tour, as well as a series of “sidewave” dates with Korn.
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While on tour with Rob Zombie and Korn, John 5 took Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger backstage for a “rig rundown” of his touring guitars and other on stage gear, including a look behind his ‘lava-guitar’, talking tone and much more.
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On the recent ‘Night of the Living Dreads’ tour, as the Rob Zombie and Korn camps rolled into Grand Rapids for their show at the Deltaplex, John 5 stopped to speak to The Examiner about coming home to Michigan, touring, working on Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare haunted festival and all the different balls he has been juggling this year in terms of work.
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Just before the Night of the Living Dreads tour rolled into Casper Wyoming a few days ago, John 5 chatted with Butch from 943 Loudwire.com about the tour, playing with Korn and a lot more besides.
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John 5 will be with Piggy D and Ginger Fish at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare on Oct. 24th, Pomona CA. Fans will have a chance to win this exact Fender squire (see picture above – YES the one he is playing in the promo video for the new Gold Squier). Raffle tickets will be handed out during the autograph session and John 5 will announce the winner at the end! Some songs from John 5’s new instrumental album will be playing at the autograph session as well. Oct. 24th at The Great American Nightmare, Pomona CA.
John 5 teams up with the folks at Total Guitar to show you how to play his electric sitar lines from Rob Zombie’s ‘Theme For The Rat Vendor’. The track is played here on John 5’s trusted Gold Telecaster. You can hear this on the new album from Rob Zombie; Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.
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John 5 and his lovely wife Rita, joined You Tube interviewer Robin Tazizawa, on the red carpet at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, which opened October 10 in Pomona CA. They talk about ghost stories, childhood Halloween memories and John 5’s favorite attraction at GAN.
Get tickets and find out more: http://greatamericannightmare.com/index3.html
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Tickets and more details for the show will be available soon here at john-5.com
In the first of a two-part video series, John 5 shares his guest lessons – shred mastery – with UK magazine Total Guitar. Part one sees John sharing lessons on String-skipped arpeggios and Tapped rhythm and lead.
Download Total Guitar issue 246 for the accompanying tab and explanation – available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http://www.zinio.com) from 1 October 2013.
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BOSS US is giving away a DD-3 Delay pedal autographed by John 5, Steve Stevens, Billy Duffy, Herman Li and Darryl Jones. The contest runs from Monday, September 16 through September 30 2013. Enter here: http://statictab.com/pizw2cx. For more details go to: http://www.bossus.com/go/
(Please note the competition is being run by Boss US, therefore any questions about the competition must go to them). GOOD LUCK!
For a number of months now, John 5 has teased the fans with the announcement that Fender would be following up their release of the John 5 Telecaster Squier model, with a replica of his favorite “Mistress” (as John’s wife affectionatley calls the guitar) – the John 5 Frost Gold. Now Fender/Squier have released the model and you can get your hands on it today!
[Watch] John 5: “These albums are a lot of fun. I just do ‘em for the love of guitar and to inspire a couple of people on the way”
With a break in touring with Rob Zombie, John 5 is returning to the studio to work on his next solo guitar album. This one, the follow-up to 2012’s God Told Me To will see John 5 calling on friends to guest star on the next album. Speaking to Artisan News John says: “I‘m gonna start asking my friends for favors and all this stuff. ‘Hey, come on in. I watched your house and I let your dog out that one time, so come play on my record.’ So I’m gonna start my long list of people to come and play. I think it’s fun.”
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In this video interview taken before Rob Zombies headlining appearance at this years Mayhem Festival in Dallas, TX, On Tour Monthly sits with John 5 to talk about the new Rob Zombie album “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor“, Mayhem Festival, his friendship with Rob Zombie and and his favorite Mayhem moment.
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