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
Before going on his March tour with The Creatures, John 5 conducted an interview with Reverb.com*. In it he chats “about his writing relationship with Rob Zombie, the particulars of his signature guitar and what hundreds of guitars are in his collection“.
To read the interview in full, go to: reverb.com/interview-john-5
* interview published after the tour
It’s April, it’s the beginning of the month, but this is no April Fool. This is the brand new video from John 5 featuring The Creatures. The new track NOW FEAR THIS, is directed and edited by Matt Zane of Lord Zane Productions. Choreography and dancing by Mallory Gutierrez.
It’s also available to buy as a single wherever digital music is sold.
iTunes have it right now: http://smarturl.it/NowFearThis (you will be taken to the iTunes of your country – please note some iTunes release this later than other countries)
John 5 talks about upcoming projects with Rob Zombie and Ace Frehley with The Music Room. The interview took place before the John 5 and The Creatures show earlier this month at The Southgate House.
To read the interview in full: musicroom.me/john-5-juggling-chainsaws/
Set the date for your calendars as John 5 will be releasing his fourth video/single “Now Fear This” and you will be able to see the video EXCLUSIVELY here at john-5.com.
The single will be available the same day from anywhere that sells music digitally. The video has been directed by Matt Zane.
And don’t forget, all the recent John 5 and The Creatures videos can be seen just by visiting our homepage – all you have to do is watch one video and the next one will automatically load after.
Ahead of his show in Nashville, Tennessee, John 5 caught up with MORTISMEDIA to chat about touring, The Creatures, the next Zombie album, the latest John 5 video “Making Monsters” and much more.
To listen to the interview in full, got here: http://mortis.buzzsprout.com/42360/358945-mortis-presents-john-5-returns-a-house-of-wax-special
You can also read this fantastic review from them on the show at 12th and Porter, here: http://www.mortismedia.com/#!Making-Monsters-on-a-Tuesday-Night-John-5-and-The-Creatures-Terrorize-Music-City/cu6k/56e23a220cf210a43865ab27
John 5 has released his third video this year, with his band The Creatures. This time he unleashes ‘Making Monsters’, directed by Jonny Coffin and Matt Zane, which features stop-motion sequences. The video took about six months to make and features several of John 5’s favourite Universal Monsters, including Dracula, Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black Lagoon. There’s also a very sweet tribute to Vampira – the late Maila Nurmi, who some will remember had a small part in John 5’s DVD released a few years ago, The Devil Knows My Name.
The track is also available to purchase from anywhere that sells music digitally.
Something for your listening pleasure. Blog magazine, Pennsylvania Music News talks to John 5 before he hits the road on tour.
You can listen to the interview in full here: http://www.pennsylvaniamusicnews.com/interview-rob-zombie-guitarist-and-solo-artist-john-5/
My Global Mind Online Magazine interviews John 5 as he prepares to head out on tour with The Creatures. In this interview, they talk about the band that makes up The Creatures, John’s performance at NAMM2016, the series of videos being released this year by John 5.
They also talk about the upcoming tour, his new CD, as well as working Ace Frehley and David Lee Roth.
To read the interview in full, go to: myglobalmind.com/interview-with-john-5
John 5 will be releasing a third single – following up from Jan’s Black Grass Plague and Feb’s Behind The Nut Love – on March 1. The single, “Making Monsters” is another The Creatures (Rodger Carter and Ian Ross) collaboration. The video is directed by Jonny Coffin and Matt Zane, and will feature some awesome stop-motion work.
The song Making Monsters will also be available to download wherever you can purchase digital music.
You can check out the full single artwork, just by clicking >>> (more…)
John 5 and The Creatures will be embarking on a tour this coming March. It comes on top of what will be three single releases this year (Black Grass Plague in Jan, Behind The Nut Love in Feb and Making Monsters in March). Ahead of that tour, and ahead of an appearance in Pittsburgh, John 5 had a chat with the Pittsburgh Music Magazine to discuss the tour, the next Rob Zombie album, his relationship with Zombie and more.
To rad the interview in it’s entirety, go to: pittsburghmusicmagazine.com/2016/02/15/john-5