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/
John 5 was recently interviewed by Rock Show Magazine Nada Que Hacer backstage on the US Leg of the Twins of Evil tour.
The video shows John talking a number of different subjects including why he prefers the guitar to other instruments, what he currently has on his iPod, and a little about his new album God Told Me To, plus more.
Watch the interview below.
Thank you to Nada Que Hacer for the video:facebook.com/NadaQueHacerShow
A little while ago we released some news about the forthcoming video for Noche Acosador which John 5 was filming with director Jonny Coffin.
The final video will be presented in stunning 3D.
We are proud to present a teaser for the video which you can watch here. To watch click the ‘Read More’ button. (more…)
Great interview from Brightest Young Things with John 5 and his Zombie bandmate Piggy D on the eve of the New York City show.
HAUNTING MEMORIES: JOHN5 AND PIGGY D
Piggy D. plays bass for Rob Zombie, as well as having his own great solo project and work with the band Black Foxx. He’s also a graphic designer and artist, having designed the cover for a Lita Ford album, among others. His debut solo album, The Evacuation Plan, is worth checking out, and songs like “Locust Dance” and “God Save the Queen Bee” are killer. You’ll be able to hear and see his bass playing prowess on his current tour with Rob Zombie.
John Lowery was given the nickname John 5 the day he joined Marilyn Manson’s band. A versatile session guitarist known for his speed as well as his keen goth fashion sense (imagine Brandon Lee in The Crow), after moving to L.A. at 18 he scored high-profile gigs touring with Lita Ford and k.d. lang based on his work scoring soundtracks and commercials with producer Bob Marlette. (more…)
Out now on iTunes is the single ‘Good to be Bad‘ by former Guns’ N Roses drummer Steven Adler.
The single, from his forthcoming album ‘Back from the Dead‘ features John 5 as guest guitarist. The album also features Adlers’ ex GnR bandmate Slash guesting on track ‘Just Don’t Ask’.
You can purchase the single from iTunes today. The album will be available from November 26.
You can view video footage of John 5 in the studio posted by Adler on his Facebook page earlier in the week, as he lays down music for the track. Just click the READ MORE link below.
John 5 is out on tour right now with Rob Zombie on the Twins of Evil tour. The show is currently half way through the USA leg and will go to Europe in late November. In the meantime, the Examiner chatted to John 5 on the phone during some down time about the music that influenced him, the work he does and working on an acoustic album with Dave Lee Roth.
Read an excerpt here but to see the full interview go to examiner.com/article/john-5-the-meaning-of-life
John 5: “The meaning of life is to do what you love and be happy” by Alison Richter
John 5 is late. Not tardy, late. Really late — as in 40 minutes late — but when he finally calls, he’s genuinely apologetic about the delay. Interviews, a television taping, a meet-and-greet — it’s been one of those days. Backstage in a very noisy arena, he’s moments away from soundcheck and the clock is ticking. So we begin.
We all ask you the same questions, over and over. How do you keep interviews from becoming the department of redundancy department, certainly for yourself?
I think that not everybody reads the same interviews, so people want to know certain questions. That’s why they’re asked over and over, because people want to know these things and not all the same people are going to read it, so I think it’s fair that if somebody says, “Where did you first learn to play guitar,” not everybody knows that who is reading the interview.
To see the full interview go to examiner.com/article/john-5-the-meaning-of-life
John 5 will be doing an autograph session on October 16 in Rochester, NY at the House of Guitars.
The event will be from 12 noon till 1 pm.
If you can make, check it out
It’s tour time and John 5 is on the road for a few months with Rob Zombie again. They are joined by his former boss and band mate Marilyn Manson who is co-headlining as part of the Twins of Evil tour (US and Europe). Marqueemag.com caught up with John 5 to talk about a number of different topics. Enjoy the interview.
Marilyn Manson Alumni Join Rob Zombie on Twins of Evil Tour by Lindsay Allen
Sometimes it takes a while for even the most obvious of pairings to occur. But often, that anticipation makes a coupling that much more exciting. So when Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson announced that they would tour together as the Twins of Evil, no one said “No fucking way” because they couldn’t believe it, they said “No fucking way” because no one could believe it took so long for it to happen. (more…)
John 5 talks to Wrestling with Pop Culture about the tour, the next Zombie album and other upcoming projects
Check out this new interview with John 5 conducted by Wrestling with Pop Culture just before the start of the Twins of Evil tour.
John 5 shreds with Rob Zombie on the Twins of Evil tour by Jonathan Williams
Though he received his first big jolt of recognition when he became Marilyn Manson‘s guitarist in 1998, for the past seven years John 5‘s shredding skills have been utilized as part of Rob Zombie‘s band. So when Manson and Zombie take to the stage tonight at theDesert Uprising festival in Phoenix for the first night of the Twins of Evil tour, it will be especially exciting for 5 given his history with both bands. Having released his latest solo CD God Told Me To a few months ago, 5 also contributed some guitar work for Zombie’s recent remix albumMondo Sex Head. Before taking the stage for the Twins of Evil tour, 5 talks to Wrestling with Pop Culture about the tour, the next Zombie album and other upcoming projects. (more…)
The Twins of Evil tour is just two days away and John 5 has been busy rehearsing for the show as well as working with Rob Zombie on a new studio album and the new soundtrack for The Lords of Salem – and thats without mentioning the fact that John 5 put out a new solo album earlier this year and has completed work with Rod Stewart and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name just a few. The Phoenix New Times Blogs caught up with John a couple of days ago. Enjoy the interview.
Rob Zombie’s Guitarist John 5 Has a Motto: “More is More” By Lauren Wise
“I love Phoenix,” Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 says excitedly. “Rob [Zombie] and the other guys in the band, they like the colder weather, but for some reason I love the really hot weather.”
He pauses, then anxiously asks, “It should be really warm there still when I’m there in September, right?”
“Yeah, it doesn’t really start cooling down until mid-or late October, honestly,” I offer. “You should be good.” (more…)
Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are gearing up to head out on this fall’s highly anticipated Twins Of Evil Tour. Debauchery, theatrics, ghoulish imagery, and a full-on assault of all the senses are what’s in store for fans when the tour kicks off, first in the U.S. and then with a 10-country sweep through Europe.
PCM’s Kristyn Clarke had the amazing opportunity to chat with Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 about the upcoming Twins Of Evil tour, his work scoring the upcoming “Lords Of Salem” film, the new Rob Zombie album and of course his incredible solo album release ” God Told Me To”.
To listen to the interview CLICK HERE: http://pcmworldnews.com/news/category/john-5-interview/
John 5 sat down at home after Namm, with TC Electronics who make Tone Pedals and other tools for the music player, and conducted not only an interview but a series of videos demonstrating his playing.
In the first video you will see an interview, in the second a demonstration of John 5 creating his “Clean Chorus” TonePrint for the Corona Chorus TonePrint pedal , in the third you will see John 5 demonstrating the ‘warble’ effect on the Toneprint and finally you will see John 5’s tip of the day.