John 5 speaks to noisecreep about Scoring Rob Zombie’s ‘Lords of Salem’ Film, Working With Rod Stewart on His New Album
Noisecreep sat with John 5 recently to talk about a multitude of subjects, including scoring the forthcoming The Lords of Salem soundtrack for Rob Zombie, giving his time to the Rock Against MS benefit concert and working with Rod Stewart. To read the article (more…)
LA based, Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon, sat with John 5 at this weeks Mayhem Festival press conference, at The Whisky A-Go Go to talk about the forthcoming summer tour, the new Rob Zombie album and a subject close to his heart, the Rock Against MS Benefit Concert for his friend and publicist Nancy Sayle. To watch the video (more…)
John 5 has joined the Dean Markley family of artists. John will be using Dean Markley’s Nickel Steel Signature Series strings. The Nickel Steels are hand crafted in the USA with a unique core that adds more mass for greater sustain and has a core to wrap ratio that creates the playing, tone and durability preferred by professional guitarists. This best-selling design and commitment to quality has consistently generated accolades year after year, all around the world by dealers and distributors.
For more information on Dean Markley strings, please visit www.deanmarkley.com
John 5 sat down with Guitar International to speak about the forthcoming new Rob Zombie album ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’. In the interview he also talks about what it is like to work with Rob, scoring movies, and his own work. Enjoy (more…)
John 5 has, with Kevin Savigar, co-written Rod Stewarts first UK single “It’s Over” for his new album ‘Time’. The track is out now on iTunes. Speaking about the collaboration, John 5 says “Rod is a tremendous artist to work with and it’s an absolute honor to co-write this song with him. I hope everyone enjoys it.” Purchase “It’s Over” here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/its-over/id619823481?i=619823486
John 5 and Glenn Hughes will be appearing on 95.5 KLOS on Friday March 15 on the Heidi & Frank show @ 9:00 AM, to help spread the word about the forthcoming Rock Against MS Benefit concert they are both taking part in at the end of March, in support of their friend and publicist Nancy Sayle who was struck with Primary Progressive MS in 2009. To find out more about the radio show and the event (more…)
When on tour last year with Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, German publication ‘Guitar Magazin’ chatted with John 5 for their ‘Backline’ series, as he took them through the guitars he uses on stage, the back-ups and his many cabs. Marcus Collis, John 5’s guitar tech also adds to the commentary. Enjoy the four-part video. To watch click (more…)
John 5 has teamed up with Playthisriff.com (owned by Fu Manchu’s Bob Balch) to provide a number of guitar lesson videos for fans to follow. Each lesson includes music sheets and each video lesson is available in Flash and Quicktime. (more…)
Check it out! Here is the official track listing for THE LORDS OF SALEM soundtrack. The album features a great mix of tracks used within the film as well as the score composed by John 5 and Griffin Boyce. The soundtrack will be in stores APRIL 16th!!!!!!! The film hits the cinema on April 19th. To see the full back cover and the full tracklisting (more…)
John 5 has recently been nominated for Best Guitarist in the forthcoming Revolver Golden Gods Awards which takes place on May 2 at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. John was part of the kick-off show and while there, The Examiner caught up backstage with John 5 to chat about the awards, working with Rob Zombie and much more. To watch the video interview (more…)
Update March 1 2013: The event has moved to the Whisky A Go-Go due to ticket demand
John 5 will be appearing at the Rock Against MS All-Star Benefit Concert at the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood on March 27 2013. John 5 will be joined by Zombie bandmate Ginger Fish as well as Steven Adler, Wayne Static, Marky Ramone, Glenn Hughes and more. There will be a silent auction at the event too to raise money for this worthwhile cause. (Event is for 16 years and over) To find out more about the event, how to get tickets and who else will be there (more…)
Rob Zombie has revealed the artwork for the forthcoming soundtrack to his movie The Lords of Salem. The score has been composted by Zombie guitarist John 5 and Griffin Bolce (producer who has worked with Zombie, Black Eyed Peas and Hollywood Undead). John 5 said of the score recently “The music was very challenging and sometimes there was no key signature or time signature for this music, which is all orchestral and acoustic with the exception of one death metal song. You had to be able to follow the story and create emotions for each scene with the music.” to see the full cover click (more…)
You all heard it at the weekend via robzombie.com right? NOW BUY Dead City Radio, the new single from Rob Zombie from his forthcoming album Venomous Rat Regerantion Vendor: http://smarturl.it/deadcity (this is a smart link which will open up iTunes globally to purchase from your local iTunes store).
As you know the 5th Annual Golden Gods awards by Revolver Magazine are coming this May. John 5 is nominated for a Best Guitarist Golden God Award and his friend/bandmate Rob Zombie will be inducted into the Golden God Hall of Fame this year too. Now check out the particularly brilliant commercial for the event to see a ‘most excellent’ appearance from John 5. (and keep voting: http://www.revolvermag.com/goldengods2013/?p=53) To see the video and find out more about the event (more…)
Blabbermouth has reported on a new interview John 5 has made where he speaks about working on his first full film score – Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem (out April 19 2013). and the forthcoming Rob Zombie studio album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (out April 23, 2013). To read the interview click (more…)
John 5 will be the special guest of Steven Adler on his radio show from 3:15 today – check out radioscreamer.com for more information.
John and Steven have recently worked together on Adler’s first solo band project.
Welcome John 5 fans to the brand new look john-5.com website. Over the past month a brand new build has taken place, completely reworking all pages of the site to bring you a more streamlined, refreshed content site but still full of the fun information you come here for.
From John 5: “from the top-down everything has been looked at and this is just the beginning for my site. On top of this new look, which I have to say I think is the best we have done yet, there’s a new store coming too – which we hope to be launching soon” (more…)
From Fender: John 5 is a big-time Fender Telecaster collector, owning a Tele from almost every year since we began making them. So when we released the new American Vintage Series, we asked him to bring a few of his vintage Telecasters in for comparison sake. Watch as he shares his conclusions on the new models.
To see the video that goes with this article click: (more…)
NOTE: Updated Feb 1 2013 – as some will know Revolvers links were playing up yesterday and so they have changed a few links. Please use the new link below to VOTE/
John 5 has been nominated BEST GUITARIST at this years Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Says John 5: “It’s an amazing honor to be nominated for this and to be in the company of such greats as Alex Lifeson and Brendon Small too.“
This is a PUBLIC vote so we NEED YOUR VOTES: http://www.revolvermag.com/goldengods2013/?p=53
(Updated by Revolver following issues with yesterdays link)
Man has it already been a month since the Twins of Evil tour wrapped up!?!
Still seeing great feedback and reviews from the fans on Facebook and Twitter. And what better way to relive a little bit of Rob Zombie by us sharing these fantastic photos that dropped into our inbox from UK based photographer jodiphotography.co.uk, showing the fantastic night in Birmingham UK.
To see the full slideshow of images, click (more…)
Merry Christmas John 5 fans.
As a special treat to get you in the mood for the festive season John 5 is proud to present the new video for Noche Acosador, from his album God Told Me To which was released earlier this year. This 2D version of the video (available in 3D in 2013) has been directed by Jonny Coffin (owner of the iconic Coffin Case brand), features camera work by Jason Dunlap and is presented by Coffin Case and Panasonic. The video also features John 5’s lovely wife Rita.
John 5 says “this is a very special video for a very special piece of music and I hope you all like it. Thanks to Jonny and his team for their involvement in this, and helping to bring this track to life.” The video is also available at John 5’s official You Tube account: john5officialYT
Everyone at the John 5 camp would like to thank the fans for the continued support this year, for all the fantastic reviews of God Told Me To. Wishing you all happy holidays and a very happy new year.
To watch the video click the READ MORE button below right
Topping off a fantastic and busy 2012, John 5’s latest solo album God Told Me To made Guitar World’s Top 50 Albums of 2012.
The album which showcased a mixture of shred and acoustic tracks and included a cover of Beat It, has dropped in at Number 40.
Says John 5 “Its an honor to see the album in GW’s top 50 and with so many other fantastic albums by fantastic artists. I’m very proud of this and have loved reading what the fans thought about the album since its release.“
See the full top 50 here: http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-top-50-albums-2012#slide-10
John 5 will be taking part in next years Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp event which is held in Las Vegas. John will be there from February 14th – 18th 2013. Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy camp gives the public the chance to “Jam, Rehearse, Write, Record and Perform with Today’s Top Touring Rockers! “
As part of the publicity and to celebrate John 5 becoming one of the artists on board, you can enter the contest to win a chance to jam with John 5.
To find out more about the contest click: http://rockcamp.com/rrfc_vegas_2012_3.php
(Please note: The entry code you will need on the form you have when you click the link above is John5.)
To find out more about the event which is staged at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, go here: http://rockcamp.com/index.php
John 5 has donated a signed guitar for the fantastic Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund. It is a Squier by Fender Telecaster electric guitar, signed in silver marker on the black body.
Bidding starts today from $75. The fund was “formed in honor of the legendary singer who lost his life to stomach cancer…to support cancer prevention research, raise awareness and educate the public with the focus that early detection and prevention is of vital importance when dealing with this deadly disease that robs families of it’s loved ones.“
John 5 says “please bid today to help raise money and awareness for this fantastic charity and in honor of one of the most legendary rock singers we were blessed to have. I am humbled to be a part of helping by donating this guitar for such a worthwhile cause.”
Bid today, help this fantastic cause.
More info on RJD Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund: http://www.diocancerfund.org/