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[Interview] J5 speaks to Syracuse.com ahead of his Valentines Day show

From Syracuse.com:

Celebrated guitarist John 5 can pinpoint the moment he knew what he wanted to do with his life.

At age seven, John Lowery watched a young Jimmy Henley play banjo on a family variety show called “Hee Haw.” He knew then he had to learn this instrument. Then the guitar. Then the mandolin.

Once he started, he couldn’t stop. Today, he’s an expert in all three.

“It’s crazy there’s this exact moment when I realized I wanted to play,” said John, 47, in a call to syracuse.com. “It changed my life.”

Read the interview in full here: syracuse.com/entertainment/2018/01/john_5_plans_valentines_day_shredfest

John 5 and The Creatures will be playing at Lost Horizon in Syracuse, NY on Feb 14. Tickets and meet and greet info is here: tourdates.bandsintown.com/event/20670094


John 5: Wired and Inspired with Premier Guitar

John 5 Premier Guitar

John 5 Premier Guitar

On May 15th John 5 will be the featured cover star of Premier Guitar magazine. Before that he took part in the magazine’s Wired and Inspired feature.

From Premier Guitar:

John 5 uses his solo albums to showcase his mastery of diverse styles, although his standout non-metal style is country. He’s as comfortable fingerpicking, mimicking a banjo, and executing complex chord/melody arrangements as he is doing sliding arpeggios, sweep picking, and 7-finger tapping. That versatility has served him well. In addition to metal, his curriculum vitae includes recordings and tours with such diverse artists as k.d. lang, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rod Stewart, and Meat Loaf.

We spoke with John 5 about his roots, practice techniques, learning disparate styles of music, using less distortion to get heavier tones, and how he created some of the crazier sounds on Season of the Witch. As you’ll see reading this interview, John 5’s excitement is contagious. He’s an amazing guitarist, but an even more inspiring person.”

Read the feature in full here: premierguitar.com/articles/25587-john-5-wired-inspired
Subscribe to Premier Guitar here: shop.premierguitar.com

Photo by Stephanie Cabral


[Watch] John 5 plays “Hell Haw” on a Marshall Micro Practice Amp

John 5 Hell Haw Guitar Interactive

Wow, what a busy few weeks it has been.  Hope everyone enjoyed the Creatures shows who came out and also enjoyed the Zombie shows.  2016 has been a BLAST! Here’s a little something to get your day going. Via our friends at Guitar Interactive , John 5 plays his track “Hell Haw” on a Marshall Micro Practice Amp. John 5 also talks to Guitar World/Guitar Interactive about The Creatures shows.

View the video above from 18:17 as John flawlessly plays the track “Hell Haw” using a Marshall MS-2 Micro practice amp. Shot backstage before The Creatures recent London show, John 5 also talks about touring with The Creatures, touring with Rob Zombie and much more.

 


FINALLY HERE for your viewing pleasure: Hell Haw video – and leave John 5 a birthday message too!

John 5 and The Creatures Hell Haw video

As John 5 fans will have noticed, the latest John 5 and The Creatures single “Hell Haw” was missing a video. This is because touring etc has meant things have been delayed a little BUT never fear, HELL HAW is here! The video release has been timed to coincide with John 5’s birthday (today July 31). Don’t forget to leave him a happy birthday message here, or on twitter or Facebook.

The video, directed and edited by Matt Zane of Lord Zane Productions, features guest appearances from Red Hot Rita, Piggy D, Dr Ood, Mad Mad Mindy, Grandpa Bob Bob, Sasha Sin and Howdy Hell. The Creatures are Rodger Carter (Drums) and Ian Ross (Bass)

Don’t forget you can purchase the single from wherever digital music is sold.

Please note,  for our younger viewers, there are some jokes in the beginning part of the video which may be seen as mildly adult in nature.


Behind the scenes on Hell Haw video

John 5 and The Creatures Hell Haw

John 5 and The Creatures Hell Haw

John 5 and The Creatures have been sharing some behind the scenes images from their video to Hell Haw – a single released at the beginning of June, but due to John 5 being on the road, a video was not able to be released at the time.

Directed again by the brilliant Lord Zane, the video will feature a few guest appearances – including Rob Zombie bassist Piggy D in full Count mode.

Don’t forget to keep it locked to john-5.com to find out when the video is being released.

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