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J5 picks his fav guitar albums with Classic Rock

John 5 Classic Rock

John 5 Classic Rock

John 5 shares with Classic Rock Magazine the guitar albums that influenced, inspired and moved him.  The list which includes Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen and Joe Maphis are the albums that as John explains “….really inspired me and challenged the way I think about the guitar“.

John 5, as many fans will know has had an eclectic career, working across many genres, with many different kinds of artists. It therefore makes sense when he explains to Classic Rock about his music tastes; “I just love diversity….I guess I get bored easily. Don’t just give me the same thing all the time – mix it up.” This holds true for John’s taste in guitar albums: “A great guitar album has to have diversity,” he says. “If I’m going to listen to a record from start to finish, I need somebody to take me on a journey. Bring me on an adventure. If you can do that, you’re more than a great guitar player – you’re a musician.”

Go to Classic Rock to read the full interview and what John chooses as his essentials and why! https://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2015-10-06/john-5-s-5-essential-guitar-albums

Guitar World posts exclusive live session video of ‘Jerrys Breakdown’ from John 5

Jerrys Breakdown John 5

Careful With That Axe is available from tomorrow on Amazon, iTunes and all decent digital music retailers.  But in case you can’t wait, our friends at Guitar World have uploaded this Live Session video of John 5, Rodger Carter (drums) and Matt Wilson (bass), playing one of the tracks from the album; Jerrys Breakdown (written by Jerry Reed for the Chet Aitkens/Jerry Reed guitar duet album ‘Me and Chet‘). This is the second live session released by John 5, the first being for This Is My Rifle

The video is directed by Jonny Coffin (Coffin Case owner). Be on the lookout for more from John 5 and Coffin; they’re working on a horror miniseries called Tales from the Crossroads.

Watch the video after the jump >>>  (more…)