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John 5: “I work hard at everything I do and I’m very proud of what I’ve done so far”

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In this interview with 100 Percent Rock, John 5 speaks about his solo tours, what are the accomplishments of his career, what home comforts he has taken on the road, and much more.

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INTERVIEW: JOHN 5 of John 5 & The Creatures and Rob Zombie – March 2015

I get excited when I get offered an interview with a rocker that I really enjoy listening to and dig rocking out to.  Michigan native John Lowery has made quite a storied career for himself, and he is still climbing.  As the guitarist for 2wo, Marilyn Manson, and currently Rob Zombie, he takes rock guitar to a new level, but it’s nothing compared to his solo instrumental catalog.  Having just released his eighth disc, Careful With That Axe, in ten years, in addition to all of the other work he has done in that same time frame, he is arguably the busiest man in music today… and he isn’t slowing down anytime soon.  Taking a break from all things Zombie, John 5 has put together a trio and is out on the road playing his solo material for the masses and he is having a blast.  He tells us about the tour and so much more…

Toddstar: John, how are you doing today?

John 5: Good, how are you?

Toddstar: Good, thank you so much for taking time out for us. We really appreciate it.

John 5: You got it.

Toddstar: Well let’s talk about the big happenings in John 5 Land. Big solo tour with John 5 and The Creatures. How’s the tour going so far?

John 5: Yeah. It’s going really well surprisingly. It’s like… a lot of people coming out and it’s really exciting because it’s something so brand new for me. It’s totally unknown but it’s been nothing but so much fun. It’s been so much fun so everybody’s having a great time.

Toddstar: You say surprisingly, are you really that surprised that people are coming out to see you play?

John 5: Well not to see me play, but it’s instrumental. It’s totally instrumental so it’s just a different thing that I’ve never done before. I didn’t know what it was going to be like.

Toddstar: How long have you had the thought to maybe go out and take this on the road and see what would happen?

John 5: Probably the last, I don’t know, seven years or so. I’ve always been so busy and it’s great to finally do it. It’s so rewarding and the time is just right. I’m really happy.

Read the interview in full: http://magazine.100percentrock.com/interviews/201503/106311

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