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Purchase John 5’s new track “Hell Haw I.G.R”

Hell Haw IGR

Hell Haw IGR

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.


New track ‘Hell Haw I.G.R’ to be released June 1

Hell Haw IGR

Hell Haw IGR

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 donates stage worn gear to help raise funds for guitar techs cancer fund

John 5 auction charity Ruben

John 5 auction charity Ruben

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


John 5 releases new video Here’s To The Crazy Ones

John 5 Heres To The Crazy Ones

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).


John 5 cover star of Rock Revolt Magazine

John 5 Rock Revolt Magazine Chad Lee Photography

John 5 Rock Revolt Magazine Chad Lee Photography

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


John 5 interview: “I love a challenge”

John 5 rob zombie

John 5 rob zombie

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


WATCH new video NOW FEAR THIS

John 5 Now Fear This.

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)


The Music Room interviews John 5

John 5 art by Phantom Fox

John 5 art by Phantom Fox

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/


[LISTEN] Metal Grenade Magazine interviews John 5

John 5 Jase Harshman

Listen to this one on one interview of John 5 guitarist for Rob Zombie as he chats with CBS Radio SIXX Strings Shawn Sixx.


J5 to release new track “Now Fear This” April 1 at john-5.com

John 5 Now Fear This.

John 5 Now Fear This.

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.


[Listen] John 5 chats with MORTIS presents

John 5 plays Beat It

John 5 plays Beat It

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 talks life-altering albums with Music Radar

John 5

John 5

John 5 and The Creatures are out on the road for their March tour.  However before they went out, Music Radar sat with John as he shared his top ten records that changed his life with them.

The list includes artists such as The Monkees, Metallica and Joe Maphis. John 5 credits Maphis with being one of the inspirations for the first song he released this year Black Grass Plague. “I want everyone that reads this to go on YouTube and type in Joe Maphis to check out a few of his videos. He was from the 50s so there’s not many floating around, but you’ll be able to see how much of an inspiration he’s been to me, especially my first single this year, Black Grass Plague. Please do this… because inspiration is hard to find and this is something you all need to see!”

To view the list on full and read why these albums have had such an influence on John 5, go to: http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/john-5-the-10-records-that-changed-my-life-635233


‘Making Monsters’, the new video from John 5, premieres

John 5 Making Monsters

John 5 Making Monsters

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 video has been premiered at Guitar World and Guitar Player and will be available to view – along with the other releases from this year – at John-5.com in a few days.

The track is also available to purchase from anywhere that sells music digitally.


[Listen] Pennsylvania Music News interviews John 5

John 5 Rob Fenn

John 5 Rob Fenn

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/


[Interview] with John 5 – “a true innovator”

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


J5 to release video & single, “Making Monsters” March 1

Making Monsters John 5

Making Monsters 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.

John 5 has teamed up with Guitar World and Guitar Player, who will both be releasing the video exclusively on their sites, and it will be available at john-5.com three days later.

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…)


J5 TALKS SOLO TOUR, NEW ZOMBIE RECORD, & MORE WITH Pittsburgh Music Mag

John 5 Rob Fenn

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


John 5 contributes to new Ace Frehley album

John 5 Ace Frehley

John 5 Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley is releasing a new album of covers, entitled Origins Vol. 1. The album features covers of tracks by Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Thin Lizzy and The Stones and other artists that Frehley has been inspired by.  Long-time friend John 5 collaborates on two tracks from the album; Hendrix’s “Spanish Castle Music” and KISS’ “Parasite,”. Frehley was wowed by John 5’s performance; “He inspired me and obviously I inspire him. It was a lot of fun.”

The album comes out on April 15, also sees guest appearances from Lita Ford, Slash, Mike McCready and Ace Frehley’s former bandmate, KISS frontman Paul Stanley.

Find out more at acefrehley.com/


John 5 cover star for Guitar Interactive

John 5 guitar interactive

John 5 guitar interactive

Check out Issue 39 of Guitar Interactive Magazine. John 5 is the cover star on the free digital guitar magazine, and features in an in-depth interview.

From Guitar Interactive: “Our cover star this time around is the American guitarist John 5. Stuart Bull tracked down this chameleon of a player in Los Angeles and brings us an intriguing insight into a man who might as well adopt ‘versatility’ for his middle name.”

To view the magazine, got to: http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?eid=f9d98a82-bf2f-4627-b673-1131935d18f8


Watch the new video from John 5 and The Creatures; ‘Behind The Nut Love’

Rob Fenn John 5

Rob Fenn John 5

Our friends at Fender.com have exclusively revealed the video for the new John 5 and The Creatures song, ‘Behind The Nut Love’ and you can watch it now, HERE. (The video will be available at john-5.com from Feb 3rd).

The song is a reworking of the track which originally appeared on the John 5 solo album Songs For Sanity. This version has been a favorite on recent John 5 and The Creatures tours. The video itself has been directed by Lord Zane. The track is also available anywhere digital music is sold.

Speaking to Fender.com, John says “I always wanted to be a lap steel player because I loved Hee-Haw and that stuff. I loved the sound of it. This is my tribute to that instrument.”

I tuned the guitar to an E major chord because with a pedal steel, when you’re working the pedals, it’s to an open chord. And I just started messing around. This was the result.”

The track will be available later in the year as part of the next John 5 album, “Guitars, T!ts, And Monsters”.


J5 & The Creatures announce Mini March Tour

John 5 and The Creatures

John 5 and The Creatures live

John 5 and The Creatures are to embark on a “Mini March Tour” on the East Coast, starting from the 3rd at Westland in MI and finishing in Syracuse NY on 18 March.

The dates, are a continuation of the successful tours in 2015 that The Creatures first undertook – which saw sold-out shows and rave reviews from both fans and the media.

VIP will be available from Thursday and we will post those details when they are ready. (Please remember VIP does not include the price of the show ticket – this must be brought from the vendor).

To view all John 5 tour dates and see ticket links go to: john-5.com/main/tour/

To see the dates and venues for this tour in full click >>>  (more…)


VOTE BLACK GRASS PLAGUE – MUST END FRIDAY

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WE NEED YOUR VOTES! John 5 and The Creatures “Black Grass Plague” is included in this week’s Loudwire Battle Royale to determine this week’s Top 10 Rock and Metal videos. The battle runs the full week through Friday January 15 11AM EST. Fans can vote once per hour via social networks and website.

So that means click this link, once an hour, every hour until FRIDAY!!!!

http://loudwire.com/battle-royale-earthside-mob-mentality-completes-hall-of-fame-run-video-countdown/

And in case you’ve missed the video (where – have – you – been!!!), then click >>>  (more…)


J5 releases music video & digital single download for new single ‘Black Grass Plague’

John 5 Black Grass Plague video

John 5 Black Grass Plague video

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a great holiday.

To celebrate the new year, John 5 has released the video for his new ‘John 5 and The Creatures’ track, “Black Grass Plague“. The track is also available from all good stockists of digital music download sale distributors.

The video, directed by Coffin Case founder, and long-time John 5 collaborator, Jonny Coffin, received its new year premiere at GuitarPlayer.com and GuitarWorld.com. Guitar World call the track “country-metal thunder”. Speaking about the song, John 5 says; “This one of my favorite songs I’ve tracked recently. It’s got electric mandolin, banjo, and a ton of guitar on it, and the main guitar, bass, and drum parts were tracked entirely live, so I think it has a great feel to it. I think it’s the perfect mixture of heavy rock and crazy country.” And talking about th video production, John explains; “We filmed it in a warehouse right next to Jonny’s place. It was swelteringly hot in there that day, but we got through it, and if anything, the heat contributed to the energy in the video. The star-shaped stage with all the neon lights is actually Elton John’s piano riser,” continues 5. “It turns out you can rent it. Who knew? Thank you, Elton!”

You can watch the video, here and here, or to view on site, click >>>  (more…)


John 5 and The Creatures to play NAMMJam 2016

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John 5 and the Creatures will be making a headline appearance at NAMMJam 2016.

Now in its seventh year, the NAMMJam is considered a must-attend event by music’s most influential industry professionals, artists, media and fans.

The invite only party, will feature an evening of music, fashion and more, and takes place on Friday, January 22, at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Proceeds from NAMMJam, will go to the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation.  A “live” silent auction will also take place featuring an eclectic array of music memorabilia, VIP experiences, unique collectibles, original art pieces and more, all donated by sponsors and music industry notables.

For more information, follow along on Twitter and Facebook.