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[Watch] John 5 shreds bluegrass and more with Loudwire’s Gear Factor

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From Loudwire’s Gear Factor:

Saaaalute! We’re back for another edition of Loudwire’s Gear Factor, powered by Sweetwater, and guitar great John 5 is ready to display some fresh riffage from his new album Invasion that comes from his ever eclectic mind….First up is a song called “Howdy” that falls outside of what you might expect, inspired by one of the ’70s long running musical TV shows.

“It’s kind of my tribute to Hee-Haw and it’s total bluegrass,” says John 5, ready to do some pickin’ and grinnin’ for the camera. John 5 and Squiggy bond of their love of the Roy Clark and Buck Owens-led show, with John 5 stating, “They’re all just totally shredding up there.”

The guitarist then unleashes the heavier, but DJ influenced sounds of “Crank It” to the delight of Squiggy and the viewing audience. “I just enjoy that kind of stuff where if something is hooky, catchy, I’m like why not? It doesn’t matter if it’s rock or anything that’s good, I love it.”


John 5 shows fans “How To Play” Zoinks, Crank It and I am John 5 with Alternative Press

How to Play John 5 Alternative Press

How to Play John 5 Alternative Press

From Alternative Press:

“John 5 and the Creatures are ready to level the Earth with a sonic-beam of shred with their new record, “Invasion.” For the first time ever, the legendary guitar god sits down to teach you how to play three of his brand new songs in this APTV world exclusive.”

How to play “Zoinks!”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-MaDfdxM1w

In this installment, John 5 plays through “Zoinks!” and breaks the lead riff down to chord shape and rhythm and explains everything you need to know to play along with the new album.”

How to play “Crank It”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH0yY7zmsC8

“In this APTV exclusive, guitar god John 5 teaches you how to play riffs from his new song “Crank It-Living With Ghosts.” Learn the chord shapes, picking pattern and rhythm to this haunting riff-fest. John 5 also gives a preview of a BRAND NEW song and tells us what we can expect for the upcoming music video, gives an in depth explanation of the “Crank It” writing process and discusses the importance of rhythm in his playing.”

How to play “I am John 5”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk4qhQbvViw

“Virtuoso guitarist John 5 has returned with “Invasion,” a brand new album of face-melting shred and instantly iconic riffs but his main influence behind “I AM JOHN 5” may shock you. In this APTV exclusive, John 5 demonstrates how to play riffs from “I AM JOHN 5″ and explains everything you’ll need to know to play along to the track. The guitar legend also opens up about being open minded to all genres keeps his music fresh.”


Watch “I Am John 5” teaser video

I am John 5 - John 5 and The Creatures

On March 1st, John 5 and The Creatures will release the third video from their upcoming album “Invasion”.

“I am John 5” features 5 as a giant robot and is again written, directed and animated by Brett Boggs (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph).

The video will be available to watch via the official John 5 YouTube account and a premiere reminder will be set up a few days before so fans can be one of the first to watch the video when it goes live.

Don’t forget to watch/stream/download the prevideous two singles from Invasion, which is due out later this year:

Zoinks!: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures

Crank It!: http://smarturl.it/crankitj5


CRANK IT – the new video and single from John 5 and The Creatures available NOW!

John 5 Crank It video premiere February 1st 2019

JOHN 5 and The Creatures have launched another music video from their forthcoming full-length album, Invasion, for a two-part track entitled “Crank It – Living With Ghosts”. The trippy video for this mind-boggling, hypnotic jam begins as a fluorescent, glow-in-the-dark extravaganza, transitioning with the music to something altogether more sinister.

You can purchase/stream the track from digital retailers from today – just follow this link: www.smarturl.it/crankitj5

The video for “Crank It – Living With Ghosts” is directed by Israel Perez and features costumes and masks made by Forgotten Saints LA and Scott Blake’s Yordreem Creations. The video was produced by Nicole Hatley, with art direction by Cody Varona.

Speaking about the video, John 5 says: “This video begins with total acid-trip rave party for “Crank It”, and the second portion of the song, “Living With Ghosts”, is the come down. This video depicts all of the things you secretly want when you go to a party – craziness, indulgence. It’s full of everything you could want – guitars, tits and monsters!”

With “Zoinks!” and “Crank It – Living With Ghosts” now out in the wild, JOHN 5 plans to reveal his next music video for “I Am John 5” (an official sequel to “Zoinks!”) on March 1. Details on additional music videos are coming soon.

JOHN 5 and The Creatures will kick off their North American Invasion Tour on February 26 in Mesa, AZ. Select dates of the tour – specifically the shows in Mesa, AZ, Hollywood, CA, Anaheim, CA and Sacramento, CA – will feature very special, high-caliber mystery guests to be announced very soon! The tour will feature support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols. Tickets and VIP packages are available now via john-5.com/main/tour.


“CRANK IT” the new John 5 and The Creatures video, will premiere February 1st.

John 5 Crank It video premiere February 1st 2019

CRANK IT – LIVING WITH GHOSTS, is the second single/video to be released by John 5 and The Creatures for their forthcoming album INVASION, which is due out in 2019.

It will make it’s worldwide premiere in February 1st via the official John 5 YouTube channel, and fans can guarantee to be one of the first to watch the music video as it goes live.

To take part, just go to the video and click the SET REMINDER button. You will receive a notification just before the video airs and the rest is just VOLUME UP and ENJOY!

Crank It has been directed by Israel Perez and features costumes and masks made by Forgotten Saints LA and Scott Blakes Yordreem Creations.

ZOINKS! the first single from The Creatures for Invasion is available to watch/stream/purchase here: smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures.

John 5 and The Creatures will be starting the INVASION 2019 tour, with support from Jared James Nichols at the end of February. Tickets and VIP packages are available now. For all dates and purchase options, go here: john-5.com/main/tour/


J5 shares details of Invasion album due out Summer 2019

John 5 and The Creatures ZOINKS! video group

John 5 and The Creatures ZOINKS! video group

On New Years Day, John 5 and The Creatures released the first single/video from his forthcoming album Invasion. ZOINKS! written and directed by Disney animator Brett Boggs (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph), with live footage shot by Matt Zane, is in the tradition of Scooby Doo and Groovie Goolies.

The new single is part of a series of music videos releases just like 2017’s Season of the Witch. Invasion, the new full length album is due out in Summer 2019. It has been produced and mixed by Barry Pointer.

Following the release of ZOINKS! John 5 now reveals details of the next two videos/singles. He says, “My new album will be out this coming summer, and will feature a very secret, special guest that I will reveal in the coming weeks. Up first, on February 1, we’ll release the next music video for the track “Crank It”. Then, on March 1, we’ll release the video sequel to “Zoinks!”, for the track entitled “I Am John 5”. This video, like “Zoinks!”, will also be animated and directed by Brett Boggs.”  

The “Crank It” video has been directed by Israel Perez and produced by Nicole Hatley, with art direction by Cody Varona. Wardrobe and masks are provided by Forgotten Saints LA, with additional masks by Scott Blake, who John 5 fans will know from the John 5 mask currently for sale in the official John 5 store: john-5.com/store/j-5-pvc-mask/

Stay tuned for more details on the new music videos and new album, coming soon. In the meantime, watch the full video and download/stream ZOINKS! here: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures