John 5 has teamed up with tune-o-matic and is selling a few of the guitars and basses he has used during his times with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie and you could grab a piece of history too by joining the bidding on eBay.
Among the pieces for sale are a Black Gretsch Falcom 613BK, a Vintage 1981 Fender Stratocaster Maui Blue, a VINTAGE 1964 GIBSON THUNDERBIRD II BASS GUITAR POLARIS WHITE FINISH and a few more gems between (see full list below)
So go now, bid on these pieces, some of which are extremely rare and all from the personal collection of John 5.
Usual eBay rules apply. Please note the auction is being conducted by tune-o-matic so any questions regarding the guitars must be made on their auction pages on eBay. (more…)
Our last one is still live but due to changes in YouTube we have found ourselves locked out – not big or clever, but hey, new album, new year – lets start again.
For months John 5 fans have been anticipating the new album God Told Me To. We can now reveal not only the release date but the fantastic cover art, which features a painting of John 5 by Rob Zombie.
God Told Me To, which is the sixth solo album from the guitarist, will be released on April 10 2012.
John 5 states the album will be “half acoustic and half metal and feature music that will blow you away”. He has already wetted the fans appetite by releasing four digital singles from the album: Beat It, Welcome to Violence, Noche Acosador and The Castle.
As well as the stunning cover art by Rob Zombie, art from the solo singles will also feature within the album. The single covers were created by Piggy D and Emma (J5′s web manager) from Nineteen76-Designs.
“I will be signing a the Namm show on Saturday January 21st.
Red Monkey Straps at 12:30 and GHS Strings at 2:00pm”
You can find out more about this years Namm 2012, including how to get entry and the full schedule by going to: http://www.namm.org
YouTube is a wonderful creation, especially when you are laid up in bed with a bad cold (Emma, J5′s web manager). Watching on my iPad, I came a cross a rare treat to share with John 5 fans – see John 5 with Rob Halford in a rare video footage of a 2wo (Two) gig (34 minutes long).
Filmed in Wisconsin, watch classics such as I’m a Pig, Waters Leaking, Wake Up and more. The show, from what I can tell is from a festival called Summerfest.
The first 30 odd seconds of the video footage are blank – you can hear but not see – but the rest is John 5 and Rob Halford metal madness.
Thank you to YouTube user blablablobly
‘The Book of John: Wicked Guitar Licks and Techniques for the Modern Shredder’ will feature instructional guides on playing many techniques favored by John 5 in his wicked guitar riffs, whether they be for other artists or on his crtically acclaimed solo albums. (more…)
Wondering what you may be spending your christmas money on from Auntie Jo or Uncle Slim? Or maybe you’re thinking of a last minute gift to send to someone!
New in store today is an 8×10 celebrating the release of the new single from John 5, The Castle.
Designed by Emma from Nineteen76-Designs, photo by Ray Gutierrez from StrangeBeautifulfArt, there are just 40 of these photos available in store, each numbered on the back so get your copy while you can. Each photo has been printed on metallic paper. So drop over the store today and grab one now. ($13.00 plus $4.00 US & Canada Shipping / $6.00 International Shipping (new lower price): http://www.john-5.com/store.html#castle
As you will remember, a couple of weeks ago John 5 appeared at a special charity event for the Drop in the Bucket cause, with fellow rock stars Henry Rollins, Piggy D, Corey Taylor, Ginger Fish and more.
The event was to raise money and awareness for clean drinking water across the globe, especially in developing countries.
Drop in the Bucket on their Twitter page have announced an auction to bid on the posters for the event which has been signed by all the artists that took part that night.
The brand new single from John 5 lands today on all good digital music download sites (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Napster).
The Castle, is the fourth digital download only single, to be released by John 5 and will feature on his forthcoming album, God Told Me To.
The Castle, follows the Michael Jackson cover Beat It, the ultra heavy Welcome to Violence, and the stunning Noche Acosador.
Get your copy now and just in time for Christmas. And don’t forget to take part in the online poll – tell us what you think!
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Check out the centrefold in the latest issue of Guitar World magazine. This fantastic shot of John 5 with his stunning collection of Telecasters, was taken by Art of Malice and The Castle photographer, Ray Gutierrez (StrangeBeautifulArt).
You can see the full image in the Pro Shots Gallery
Last night John 5 appeared on the Jeff Young, Music without Boundaries radio show.
He spoke about his varied and vast career and Jeff played some of John’s back catalogue including tracks from his solo career, Marilyn Manson, Dave Lee Roth, 2wo and of course Rob Zombie.
If you didn’t get a chance to listen here is the podcast embedded below. On Part One, John 5 appears about half way through the show but it’s a good show, so give it a listen from beginning to end!
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John 5 made a post on his Facebook page yesterday:
I’m going to be on Jeff young show on Saturday [17 Dec]….
Jeff Young was the lead guitarist for Megadeth, appearing on the 1988 album So Far, So Good… So What!. He released his debut solo album Equilibrium was released in 2009. Jeff continues to make music, writes guitar tuition books and Jeff has his own radio show and you can find out more about it and listen to the show live by going to: http://www.facebook.com/jymwob
From his own Facebook posting:
This Just In: JOHN 5 In-Studio Interview, Career Retrospective + the scoop on his brand new album GOD TOLD ME TO next Saturday 12-17-11 on JEFF YOUNG’S MUSIC WITHOUT BOUNDARIES = let the madness commence… LIVE radio on facebook
John 5 fans the new single from John 5 will be coming December 20.
‘The Castle’ is the fourth single to be released from the eagerly awaited album ‘God Told Me To’. Previous releases have included the cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’, and two original materials including ‘Welcome to Violence’ and the stunning ‘Noche Acosador’.
‘The Castle’ will be available for download from all good online music retailers. More details coming soon.
The single cover has been again been created by Emma from Nineteen76-Designs (J5′s web manager) It uses an image from photographer Ray Gutierrez of Strange Beautiful Art. Ray is responsible for the photographer for The Art of Malice
John 5 will appear with on 30 November at Hollywood’s historic Avalon Theater, for “the upcoming Drop in the Bucket benefit concert “Life- just add water” hosted by Henry Rollins and featuring Corey Taylor and friends”.
From Drop In The Bucket’s website and Blabbermouth.net:
Hollywood’s historic Avalon Theater is the venue for the upcoming Drop in the Bucket benefit concert “Life- just add water” hosted by Henry Rollins and featuring Corey Taylor and friends. Here is a post on the event from Roadrunner Record’s site “Blabbermouth.net (more…)
John 5 recently went to the second Humanity Thru Music music, concert and PAWsta dinner. The event, run by John’s publicist Nancy Sayle helps animals receive the welfare and love they deserve. The event, which raises money for animal’s in California saw John and his wife Rita attend, and John 5 donate a guitar to auction and help raise money. (more…)
Noche Acosador the eagerly awaited third single from John 5, from his forthcoming album “God Told Me To” is available for purchase from today (November 1st) from all good online music retailers (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify etc).
The single is a marked difference from John 5′s previous work and features a full acoustic, Spanish style guitar. The title translates to “Night Stalker”. (more…)
John 5′s latest video, ‘Welcome to Violence‘ premiere’s this Halloween ONLY at the official John 5 website.
Let us know what you think by leaving a comment on the page.
John 5 announced today on his Facebook page that the next single from his forthcoming album God Told Me To, will be released on November 1st.
Noche Acosador is, as John says “unlike anything you’ve heard from me before” and is the third single to be released.
The single release will come one day after the video Welcome to violence will be published here at the official John 5 website.
Noche Acosador features another cover from Emma at Nineteen76-designs
Check it out! Check it out!
Hot in store we have a new tee shirt for sale. The “God Told Me To” tee is gray with black ink for the design.
On sale for $22.00 plus $5.00 US & CANADA & $8.00 INTERNATIONAL Shipping and handling.
(shipping price included in the total)
Get your now by visiting: http://john-5.com/store.html#god
Welcome to Violence, the brand new single from John 5, is available to purchase today from all good online music retailers.
The track is the second single to be released from the eagerly awaited album ‘God Told Me To’.
It features cover art by Piggy D.
You can purchase it from Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Napster.
Guitar World are conducting a poll to see who is the fastest guitar player out there. John 5 is on the poll list so drop on over and VOTE: http://www.guitarworld.com/poll-who-fastest-guitarist-all-time
As Guitar Worlds article says:
Are you hooked on speedy guitarists?
Take our poll, below, and tell us who gets your vote for the fastest guitarist of all time. And if you need a little inspiration, be sure to check out Guitar World’s own roundup of the 50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time.
And remember — the guitarists in the story are listed in alphabetical order, not notes-per-millisecond order. Also remember that we tried to make sure several genres were represented — as we did in this poll.
Check out their roundup here: http://www.guitarworld.com/50-fastest-guitarists-all-time