▪︎ THE ART OF MALICE ▪︎

▪︎ RELEASED: May 11, 2010
▪︎ LENGTH: 44:54
▪︎ NO. OF DISCS: 1

▪︎ TRACKLIST ▪︎

1
The Nightmare Unravels
4:54
2
The Art of Malice
1:46
3
Ill Will Or Spite
4:03
4
J.W.
3:10
5
Ya Dig? (featuring Billy Sheehan)
3:52
6
Can I Live Again
4:02
7
Portrayed As Unremorseful
3:29
8
Steel Guitar Rag
3:00
9
Wayne County Killer
3:42
10
Fractured Mirror (Ace Frehley cover)
5:09
11
The S. Lot
4:13
12
The Last Page Turned
3:35
© 2010 60 Cycle Hum Records

▪︎ JOHN 5 ON THE ART OF MALICE ▪︎

“With guitar instrumental records, you get one thing and it’s hard to listen to [one thing] all the way through. Even for guitar players it’s kinda tough. I like to put together different styles to keep the listener entertained. It’d be like eating the same meal again and again; it’d get tiresome. I just put some different styles in there, and put a cover of Ace Frehley’s “Fractured Mirror” on the record. It was the first instrumental I heard and I loved KISS so much. It turned out to be one of my favorite songs for quite a long time – and I was only eight or nine years old when it came out. To do a cover of that song was something special.”

John 5 speaking to Metal Sucks: April 21, 2010

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▪︎ LINEAR NOTES ▪︎

  • John 5: All guitars and bass
  • Billy Sheehan: Bass on “Ya Dig”
  • Greg Hanna: Additional bass
  • Tommy Clufetos: Drums & Percussion
  • Chris Baseford: Keyboards
  • Produced by: Chris Baseford & John 5
  • Mastered: Undercurrent Studios
  • Engineered by: Chris Baseford
  • Recorded: Doghouse Studios, Los Angeles
  • Photography & Design: Ray Gutierrez/StrangeBeautiful.com
  • Make-up: Roxxi Dott
  • Hair Stylist: Rita Aghajani
  • Management: Mark Friedman/Wawazat Music
  • Publicity: Nancy Sayle/VQPR
  • All Songs written by: John 5/John5 music (ASCAP)
    Except “Fractured Mirror” written by Ace Frehley
  • Special Thanks: Rita Lowery, Nicole & Jeremy Lowery, Mary K Kirtley, Mary “Say” Sylvia, Hayley, Alex Friedman, Rob & Sheri Zombie, Tommy Clufetos, Piggy D, Ray Gutierrez, Richard McDonald, Alex Perez & everyone at Fender Musical Instruments, Paul Marshall & everyone at Marshall Amplification, Kevin Day & everyone at Rocket Science, Ed Van Zijl & everyone at Mascot records, Matt Larson, Rodger Carter, Mark Colis, Ben Cole & everyone at GHS Strings, Jeff Shroedel at Hal Leonard, Mark Menghi & everyone at Samson/Zoom, Ruben Velasco, Karen Keeler, Emma Ludford, Annette & Chris McGill and oh yeah, “Shit Neck”.
  • John 5 exclusively plays Fender Guitars, Marshall Amps, GHS Strings and Samson/Zoom pedals.
  • All info please go to www.john-5.com or myspace.com/john5official
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