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Just over a month ago (April 19) The Lords of Salem, the latest movie from director/musician Rob Zombie, was released.  And a few days before that, the soundtrack was released.  It features a score by Rob’s right hand axe man John 5, and producer Griffin Boice, as well as the stellar selection of hand-picked tracks from artists such as The Velvet Underground, Rush and Rick James.  Hard Rock Haven have submitted this 10 outta 10 review for the soundtrack.  We thought we would share.  (more…)



As we announced back in April, Rob Zombie and his guitarist John 5, will be appearing as guests on VH1 Classics ‘That Metal Show’. John 5 is no stranger to the show, having appeared several times as guest guitarist. Rob and Johns joint appearance was filmed in late April.

That Metal Show returns to the screen on June 1 and the Zombie/5 episode will be aired July 6, as part of Season 12. To find out more, check your local listings.

John 5 to appear on Oscar’s Guitar Shop this Friday live at 2pm PST


Tune in to Oscar’s Guitar Shop this Friday May 10th, live at 2pm PST at www.latalkradio.com and find out everything you ever wanted to know about solo artist and Rob Zombie guitarist John 5. We discuss his latest record, Rob Zombie, film scoring, and don’t miss this week’s Burning Question. To see how you can listen and more about the podcast available to download from iTunes after the show  (more…)



At last week’s Revolver Magazine Golden Gods awards in LA, Rob Zombie and his bandmates – Piggy D, John 5 and Ginger Fish – were interviewed on the ‘Black Carpet’ before the show started.  Rob Zombie was honored with this years “Golden God” award while his guitarist John 5 won the Best Guitarist accolade.

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Must end May 31: ENTER the BOSS US contest to meet John 5 at the 2013 Mayhem Festival in San Bernardino, CA


BOSS US have come up with this FANTASTIC contest which will give ONE LUCKY John 5 fan a once in a lifetime experience to meet their idol at this years Mayhem Festival in San Bernardino, CA.

To enter the competition go here: http://www.facebook.com/BOSSUS and follow the instructions. (Please note the competition is being run by Boss US, therefore any questions about the competition must go to them). GOOD LUCK!



As you may remember John 5 is up for BEST GUITARIST at this year’s Revolver Magazine’s Golden Gods Awards on May 2nd at the Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles.  This was a people’s votes (a million times thank you for all your votes) and you will be able to see whether John 5 won that award LIVE (fingers crossed). For those of you who won’t be able to make the event you will be able to tune into a LIVE stream.  The event also sees Rob Zombie pick up the ‘Golden God’ award.. To find out how you can watch and more about the event  (more…)

John 5 live with the Junkman on KNAC this Monday 22 April


John 5 will be joining the Junkman on KNAC this Monday 22 April a 4pm PST. John 5 will be talking about the new Rob Zombie album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor which is out in the USA on April 23 (out today in the UK), as well as summer touring and more.

To find out more go to: http://www.knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=9431

John 5 and Rob Zombie to appear on season 12 of That Metal Show


That Metal Show have just released the guest line-up for Season 12 of VH1’s That Metal Show and John 5 and Rob Zombie are scheduled to appear.  John 5 is no stranger to TMS after appearing as the guitarist several times.  Actual on-air times are still TBA but according to TMS’ Eddie Truck: “We start taping in L.A. 4/27 for eight all new shows that will begin premiering on VH1 Classic June 1st at 11PM ET“.

More details can be found here: http://eddietrunk.com/415-new-season-12-of-that-metal-show-guest-announce/

Take the Dean Markley John 5 trivia quiz for your chance to WIN a John 5 Signature Telecaster


Dean Markley Strings, have set up a fantastic trivia quiz, which gives one lucky lucky fan a chance to win a John 5 Signature Telecaster (and ten runners up will win a box of 10 sets of Dean Markley Strings.  John 5 recently signed with Dean Markley strings.  To enter the competition go here: http://deanmarkley.com/john5/

Good luck! (Please note competition is bring run by Dean Markley Strings and not john-5.com so any questions need to be directed to Dean Markley – thank you)



Yes, yes, here it is, the video you’ve all been waiting for – Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown – the first single from the album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor – out April 23. To watch the video  (more…)

UPDATED: John 5 house burglarized – more details about items stolen released.


As many John 5 fans have been hearing today, John and his family suffered a terrible violation of home and property when their Los Angeles home was burglarized while out.  A number of items have been stolen, many of why are rare, of invaluable sentiment and unique to John 5. As J5 remarked earlier today on his FB page; “Unfortunately our house was robbed today, we accidentally didn’t put the alarm on, so some assholes got lucky! Whoever did this will get caught hopefully one day!” We have details, including serial numbers were possible and a larger photo of some of the items that were taken.  If you can help spread the word or look out in your local area, or dealers to anything that may come your way in your store, then please contact.  To find out more about the items stolen please  (more…)

John 5 Rising – Flashwounds interviews J5


Check out this interview from independent website Flashwounds, with John 5, where he talks about forthcoming albums, working with Rob Zombie and more, in a recent phone conversation.

To read the full interview  (more…)

John 5 speaks to noisecreep about Scoring Rob Zombie’s ‘Lords of Salem’ Film, Working With Rod Stewart on His New Album

John 5 Rob Zombie interview

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…)

WATCH: JOHN 5 Talks ‘Rock Against MS’ Benefit Concert, ‘Rockstar Energy Mayhem


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 Dean Markley

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

Guitar International asks John 5; ‘Venomous Rat – what does it all mean’?


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 co-written the new Rod Stewart track ‘It’s Over’ and it’s out now


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 & GLENN HUGHES LIVE on 95.5 KLOS Friday, March 15th in support of Rock Against MS


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…)

John 5 runs through his guitars and set-up backstage with Germany’s ‘Guitar Magazin’ [Watch]


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 guitar lessons via Play This Riff

John 5 Play this Riff

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…)

Revealed: The Lords of Salem score tracklist

The Lords of Salem soundtrack

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 talks Revolver’s Golden Gods Awards, Rob Zombie and music [Watch]


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: John 5 to perform at Rock Against MS benefit concert – NEW VENUE DUE TO DEMAND


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…)

The Lords of Salem score cover revealed


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…)