Following last weeks announcement that John 5 and The Creatures would be heading to Trees in Dallas in March 2017, we are announcing two more dates. This time the shows will be in:
San Antonio: Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music, March 23
Houston: Scout’s Bar, March 25
Tickets for both shows are on sale now. Follow the links below:
San Antonio: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1394516
Keep it locked to john-5.com for more 2017 announcements.
Congratulations to John 5 and The Creatures as their video “Making Monsters” made Loudwire’s Top 10 Rock Videos of 2016.
The video features live action directed by Lord Zane and stop motion video directed by Jonny Coffin – which in itself took 6 months to put together.
“John 5 and the Creatures encounter some real creatures in their video for “Making Monsters.” Directors Matt Zane and Johnny Coffin help John 5 with the video, which features a young boy working on some models of creatures, leaving them in his work space and having them suddenly come to life at night. Watch as a mini-John 5 rocks in a “monster” band with the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Frankenstein.”
Remember you can make Making Monsters YOUR favourite rock video of 2016 by taking part in the Loudwire 6th Annual Music Awards peoples vote. Follow the link to cast your vote here: http://loudwire.com/vote-for-the-best-rock-video-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/
After a series of extremely successful John 5 and The Creatures dates across the USA and Europe in 2016, the Creatures will again be hitting the road.
This time they will be playing at Trees, Dallas on March 26th 2017.
Tickets go on sale 16th December 2016 at 10am CST here: ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1395515
Keep it locked to john-5.com for more 2017 announcements.
Come on John 5 fans! Time to get out your votes! John 5 is nominated this year in Loudwire’s 6th Annual Music Awards in the category of Best Guitarist!
This is a fan led vote, so vote – once, twice and then some more. You can vote “as much as once per hour through the deadline of Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10AM ET when the voting for the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards concludes.”
So that’s as much as 24 times a day everyday – I mean, who needs sleep?
This means a lot to John to be nominated with his peers – people he looks up to, admires and has worked with and calls friends.
So go do this! VOTE!
Follow the link to cast your vote here: Vote for the Best Guitarist – 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards
Check out this great interview with John 5 while he was in Germany for his recent John 5 and The Creatures tour. In this Eye To Eye interview with TV of the Lost, John 5 talks about song writing, reminisces about touring in Germany with previous groups, and much more.
During the recent John 5 and The Creatures shows across Europe, Guitar World sat down with John 5 to chat about his instrument choices for home use, what he looks for when he goes into a guitar shop, and he also talks about some of the guitars in his Telecaster collection – plus much more.
To read the interview, please go here: guitarworld.com/artist-interviews/john-5-talks-playing-guitar-home
Wow, what a busy few weeks it has been. Hope everyone enjoyed the Creatures shows who came out and also enjoyed the Zombie shows. 2016 has been a BLAST! Here’s a little something to get your day going. Via our friends at Guitar Interactive , John 5 plays his track “Hell Haw” on a Marshall Micro Practice Amp. John 5 also talks to Guitar World/Guitar Interactive about The Creatures shows.
View the video above from 18:17 as John flawlessly plays the track “Hell Haw” using a Marshall MS-2 Micro practice amp. Shot backstage before The Creatures recent London show, John 5 also talks about touring with The Creatures, touring with Rob Zombie and much more.
Here’s a great interview from All About The Rock who had a chance to catch up with John 5 in Glasgow UK before he and The Creatures hit the city with their show last Friday (Oct 7).
In this interview, John talks about the set up he has on stage, including the guitars he has brought on tour, the amps and the pedals he uses. He also recounts his story of his most famous person encounter and talk about influences, the best advice he can give to budding musicians and so much more.
To read the interview in full, go to: allabouttherock.co.uk/john-5/
To see the remaining tour date list from the John 5 and the Creatures shows, go here: john-5.com/tour/
From the web manager:
Thursday 6 October was a treat and a first for John 5 fans as John 5 and I put out three live broadcasts from soundcheck at The Corporation in Sheffield.
You can now see the videos yourself (follow instructions below for all three videos) – hopefully this will whet the appetite of those going, sate those who are missing the shows, or will add a welcome remembrance to those who have been.
To see all videos from soundcheck, click >>> (more…)
Spread the Fear, John 5 & The Boogeyman are here!
For the first time ever, John 5 has teamed up with an outside company to sell this MONSTER collaboration – or as John calls it “My life on a shirt“. John 5 is a huge fan of the Local Boogeyman range and it is a natural partnership to put out these shirts.
So grab yourself one of a limited edition run of Super Soft Vintage Inspired White Tee’s available in a range of men and women’s sizes. Grab yours today! localboogeyman.com/product/john-5
Regular Tees will be up at www.john-5.com/store soon…stay tuned
John 5 flies out to the UK today to get ready to start his European tour with his band The Creatures. This side-project has garnered a lot of critical praise during shows across America and now for the first time John takes that show across the globe.
Ahead of the tour, John chatted with Anti-Hero Magazine about his career, his obsessions, his latest projects and more. Speaking about John 5, Anti-Hero Magazine say; “His new musical project, the Creatures, allows him to showcase his ability and virtuosity on his instrument in a different environment and musical structure.”
Read the full interview here: antiheromagazine.com/interview-john-5/
To see the full list of dates for The Creatures and get ticket and meet and greet purchase links, go here: TOUR DATES
Check out this brand new documentary – Hired Gun – which takes a look at the “unique fraternity of musicians that possess uncommon musical ability, but who made a conscious decision to make a living playing music in relative obscurity.”
The documentary features in it’s extensive line-up, John 5 – who has worked with Dave Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Meatloaf, Rod Stewart – to name but a few – and is interviewed – along with friend and front-man Rob Zombie.
Find out more: http://www.hiredgunthefilm.com
FOR AUCTION: Personal John 5 guitar signed by John 5, Rob Zombie & friends for the Ruben Velasco Legacy Fund
As many of you will recall, a few months ago, John 5’s good friend Ruben Valesco – also his guitar tech on many tours – passed away after a valiant fight against stage 4 cancer. Since then the Ruben Velasco Legacy Fund has been set up in honor of him and his love of protecting the health and safety of animals.
John 5 has given away this very personal gift to the charity to be auctioned – a gold Squier Telecaster named “Son of Goldie” (in reference to his main gold Telecaster people see him with) and has got a bunch of friends to sign it too.
This was his personal instrument for many years, played on stage while on tour with Rob Zombie. Several marks on the guitar show the instrument’s well-worn patina and recall his frenetic head-banging style. Accompanying its authentic marks are autographs from his fellow musicians: Rob Zombie, Billy Idol, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), and John 5 himself.
This rare piece of music memorabilia is a vision in gold, and comes with a matching headstock, hardware, and a mirrored pickguard. Sales from this guitar will benefit The Fur and Feather Animal Sanctuary and Ruben’s Legacy.
You can bid for it here: ifonly.com/music/squier-telecaster-guitar-signedjohn-5-rob-zombie
Auctions ends end of September.
During the recent break for the Return of the Dreads tour, John 5 spoke to Korea Guitar about the new Rob Zombie album The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, about working with KISS legend Ace Frehley, how he came up with his signature make-up look and why he chooses Telecaster as he his axe weapon of choice.
To read the interview in full, go here: koreaguitar1.wordpress.com/john-5-interview/
Spend the days before Halloween with John 5 & The Creatures at Alien Con, October 28th to October 30th at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
This Spooktacular event weekend kicks off that Friday 28th with a live performance by the band.
These tickets are going fast so order here and upgrade to the John 5 & The Creatures VIP package – This is where you can get you close and personal with the band!
Alien Con Tix: https://goo.gl/JsWzcm
As John 5 fans will have noticed, the latest John 5 and The Creatures single “Hell Haw” was missing a video. This is because touring etc has meant things have been delayed a little BUT never fear, HELL HAW is here! The video release has been timed to coincide with John 5’s birthday (today July 31). Don’t forget to leave him a happy birthday message here, or on twitter or Facebook.
The video, directed and edited by Matt Zane of Lord Zane Productions, features guest appearances from Red Hot Rita, Piggy D, Dr Ood, Mad Mad Mindy, Grandpa Bob Bob, Sasha Sin and Howdy Hell. The Creatures are Rodger Carter (Drums) and Ian Ross (Bass)
Don’t forget you can purchase the single from wherever digital music is sold.
Please note, for our younger viewers, there are some jokes in the beginning part of the video which may be seen as mildly adult in nature.
John 5 and The Creatures are set to visit Europe in October for a series of dates which will see them play in the UK, Holland and Germany. The shows will kick off the week before John 5 will be playing with Rob Zombie for 3 special shows. The shows follow a series of successful dates across America. John 5 says “It is great to be able to bring The Creatures to my fans in Europe. We look forward to seeing you all“.
We will be announcing venues, and VIP meet and greet packages over the next day or so, but in the meantime, make a note of these dates!
- 05/10/16 U.K London
- 06/10/16 U.K Sheffield
- 07/10/16 U.K Glasgow
- 08/10/16 U.K Manchester – Academy
- 10/10/16 HOLLAND Utrecht
- 11/10/16 GERMANY Hamburg
- 12/10/16 GERMANY Cologne
- 13/10/16 GERMANY Aschaffenburg
Keep it locked to www.john-5.com over the next couple of days for more details. To see the tour poster in full, click >>> (more…)
John 5 and The Creatures have been sharing some behind the scenes images from their video to Hell Haw – a single released at the beginning of June, but due to John 5 being on the road, a video was not able to be released at the time.
Directed again by the brilliant Lord Zane, the video will feature a few guest appearances – including Rob Zombie bassist Piggy D in full Count mode.
Don’t forget to keep it locked to john-5.com to find out when the video is being released.
To see the behind the scenes images, please click >>> (more…)
It’s June 1st and that means you can now get the new John 5 and The Creatures track, “Hell Haw I.G.R.” from all places digital music is sold.
Here is the link to purchase the track right now from iTunes: http://smarturl.it/hellhawigr
Enjoy! And don’t forget to let John 5 know what you think to the track, here on the site or on Facebook, Twitter etc.
John 5 and The Creatures are releasing a new track on June 1st called ‘Hell Haw I.G.R‘. The track will be available anywhere digital music is sold, and the artwork for the single is by Piggy D and Sean O’Hill.
To see the artwork for the single in full, click >>> (more…)
JOHN 5 has donated his personal tour props while on this current tour with ROB ZOMBIE to benefit Ruben Velasco, his beloved friend and guitar tech extraordinaire, who has been fighting for his life since being diagnosed with cancer in 2014. He was diagnosed with stage four cancer and like a champ has been battling the disease! Right now Ruben needs a lot more medical care and chemo.
JOHN 5 has given his personal 666 guitar strap custom made for him and 3 of his custom made masks he wears on stage – This is a collectors dream!!
**BLACK LEATHER MASK – 100% leather custom made for JOHN 5 in 2013 – it is a one of a kind and has worn this in every concert performed since 2013
** 2 WHITE MASKS – JOHN 5 himself painted by hand – He wears these masks in every show
** LEATHER 666 GUITAR STRAP – Custom made for him by Red Monkey – JOHN 5 has used this strap in every show since 2006
Larger scale images of all items can be seen on the eBay auction.
You can bid here: ebay.com/itm/JOHN-5-of-ROB-ZOMBIE-GUITAR-STRAP-MASKS*
You can help raise funds via Ruben’s Just Giving campaign here: youcaring.com/ruben-velasco
*This charity auction is running through ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION, 501c3
It’s May 1st and what better way to end the weekend than to release a new John 5 and The Creatures video and single.
“Here’s To The Crazy Ones” is the latest offering from John 5, Rodger Carter and Ian Ross. It is inspired by the classic Planet of The Apes franchise. The video is again directed by Lord Zane and features some brilliant make-up by Laney Chantal, Miranda Jory and Karloffornia Casey.
You can buy the track as a single wherever digital music is sold, or follow this link: http://smarturl.it/Herestothecrazyones to purchase from your countries iTunes (please note some iTunes stores will have the track later so please keep checking back).
Check out the latest issue of Rock Revolt Magazine, which features John 5 as it’s cover star. The online magazine is available to see now and also has an exclusive interview with the guitarist.
The cover photo is taken by John 5’s good friend, the photographer Chad Lee.
To view the magazine now, go here: rockrevoltmagazine.com/April-May2016