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John 5 talks to Mitch Lafon about his new tour & more

Mitch Lafon John 5

Mitch Lafon John 5

From Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon:

In the episode’s first interview, guitarist JOHN 5 discusses his upcoming North American tour, his new album Invasion, releasing a video a month (is it a new way to monetize the music), are albums still relevant, being terrified about going on tour (approx. 23 minutes), the use of backing tracks during shows, performing with Ace Frehley, working with different vocalists and who’s his favourite, working with former Journey singer Steve Perry and more.


Loudwire reviews John 5 and The Creatures at the Whisky A Go Go

Check out this fantastic write-up from our friends at Loudwire for the recent John 5 and The Creatures show at the world famous Whisky A Go Go on LA’s Sunset Strip.

The Creatures were joined by some very special guests, including Nikki Sixx, Scott Ian and his wife, the singer Pearl Aday and “the number one reason I picked up guitar“, Mr Ace Frehley.

To read the review, see the set-list and some great photos from the night, go here: loudwire.com/john-5-whisky-a-go-go/

Photo by ALEX KLUFT, LOUDWIRE.


[Interview] John 5 talks to the Huffington Post: “I appreciate and love music so much. This album is really who I am”.

One of the last dates on the Season of the Witch tour saw John 5 returning to his home state of Michigan. Ahead of that show he had a chat with the Huffington Post.

As much as his collaborations have varied, his own solo material runs the gamut even more displaying influences of everything from heavy metal and hard rock all the way to country and bluegrass.

Recently, John 5 released his solo project Season of the Witch, an album he rolled out in an interesting fashion by releasing music videos first before any of the actual music. I got to chat with John 5 recently about growing up in Michigan, why he took that route releasing his music, and the differences in making his own music compared writing for others.”

To read the interview in full, please go here: huffingtonpost.com/entry/famed-guitarist-john-5-talks-of-times-growing-up-in_us


[LISTEN] John 5 talks to WRIF Rocks Detroit

John 5 Matt Wilson

John 5 Matt Wilson

This weekend, John 5 will be returning to his home state to play with The Creatures at The Token Lounge in Westland MI. Ahead of that show, WRIF Rocks Detroit chatted to John.

From WRIF:

We talked about his early days and what shaped his love for playing intimate venues, his recent night out with Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley of KISS, guitarists that he’s jammed with and lots more. Having a son in his early teens like me I had to get his take on Robert Trujillo’s 12 year old son, Tye, touring with Korn through South America. We talked about the use of social media, nerves on stage and his thoughts on the closing of Joe Louis arena.”

To listen to the podcast in full, please go here: wrif.com/episodes/guitarist-john-5/

Don’t miss out on the final Creatures shows of this tour – tickets and meet and greets here: john-5.com/main/tour/


[Listen] John 5 chats to the Talk Toomey Podcast

John 5 talk Toomey podcast

John 5 talk Toomey podcast

From Talk Toomey:

John 5 joins the podcast this week. John 5 tells the story of his getting Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley to reunite at the Ace Frehley concert. John 5 and the guys talk about their love of HEE HAW. They talk about the frontman greatness of Rob Zombie. John discusses a lost DLR Band album and more.

To listen to the podcast in full, please go here: buzzsprout.com/48505/496764-ep-95-john-5-rob-zombie


J5: “when I get up on stage, I want to entertain the people. I really want to give them a show”

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John t

During the recent break for the Return of the Dreads tour, John 5 spoke to Korea Guitar about the new Rob Zombie album The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, about working with KISS legend Ace Frehley, how he came up with his signature make-up look and why he chooses Telecaster as he his axe weapon of choice.

To read the interview in full, go here: koreaguitar1.wordpress.com/john-5-interview/


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/


John 5 discusses solo, Zombie, touring and Roth

John 5 Music Junkie Press

John 5 Music Junkie Press

Before setting out on the latest Creatures tour, John 5 had a chat with BestRocklist.com. In this interview, he discusses and expands on a range of topics, including why he is releasing a new video and digital single each month this year, what working on the new Zombie album has been like, meeting the fans, and his recent collaborations with Dave Lee Roth and his hero Ace Frehley.

To read the interview in full, go here: bestrocklist.com/interview-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/