John 5 pays tribute to his friend and greatest influence, Eddie Van Halen, with this previous unreleased footage from ‘Live Invasion’, featuring Michael Anthony, Corey Taylor and Fred Coury.
Metalkrant caught up with John 5 while he was on the recent Rob Zombie/Megadeth tour.
City Beat’s City Beat’s Amy Harris recently caught up with John 5 for a Q&A where the “guitarist talks about his eclectic musical input and output”.
On his upcoming album, God Told Me To, guitarist John 5 covers Michael Jackson’s Beat It – and does a spot-on rendition of Eddie Van Halen’s famous solo. “It’s one of the most incredible leads ever,” he admits. “For me to play it any other way would have been wrong somehow. A solo like that, you have to do it perfectly.”