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[Watch] John 5 chats to BangerTV “about his eclectic session career”, his new album and much more!

John 5 interview BangerTV

From BangerTV – All Metal:

As his Invasion Tour wraps up, John 5 visited Banger HQ to sit down with Daniel Dekay and talk about his eclectic session career as well as his own solo album… and that time he borrowed Don Henley’s Porsche.


[Listen] Wired in the Empire with Mike X in wide-ranging interview with John 5

Wired in the Empire interview John 5

Wired in the Empire interview John 5

From Wired In The Empire with Mike X:

John 5 called in to talk about his new solo album and tour playing the Whisky A Go Go on 4/6 and the Parish Room at HOB-Anaheim on 4/7. Here’s what we talked about:

  • New music and videos (0-3)
  • Solo tour at Whisky 4/6 and HOB 4/7 (3-4)
  • Dimebash 2019 remembering Dimebag and Vinnie (4-5)
  • Drummer Randy Castillo (5-6:30)
  • Wayne Static and guitar solo for “Cannibal” (6:30-8)
  • Motley Crue Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars (8-9:30)
  • Rob Zombie new music (9-11)
  • Movie soundtracks (11-13)
  • Flannel Five-Nirvana, Pearl Jam, STP, AIC, Soundgarden (14-16)
  • Nu Metal Six Pack-RATM, Korn, Linkin Park, Slipknot, Disturbed, SOAD (16-end)


Imagery above uses photo by Steve Brazill. 


[interview] On The phone with John 5

John 5 Interview

From 94.5 FM The Buzz:

Andrew Green had the privilege of talking with the iconic Rob Zombie guitarist John 5. They talk about playing shows in different sized venues, how John gets inspiration for his guitar playing, and about his new solo album “Invasion” John talks what it was like touring with Marilyn Manson in the late 90s and early 00s and tells some insane stories. He describes their relationship now what its like sharing a tour with him. John also talks about his KISS Instagram account and John gives his dream set list if he got the chance to play with KISS.

Follow John 5’s KISS collection Instagram: @knightsinsatansservice


Metal Titans interviews John 5: “Hold on to you cranium, it’s going to be great!”

John 5 Interview Metal Titans 2019

John 5 Interview Metal Titans 2019

From Metal Titans:

Metal Titans spoke with John 5 on February 20th…. The guitar virtuoso has played with the likes of K.D. Lang, Rob Halford’s 2wo, David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and he’s got a pretty good solo career, too. He’s got a new album, ‘Invasion’ … once again he’s backed by The Creatures. John 5 and The Creatures are set to hit the road on February 26th for a late winter/spring tour of North America with special guest Jared James Nichols in tow.

Read the interview, which looks at John’s KISS collection, his new music videos, working with Motley Crue and what he thought of the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” and much much more: http://www.metaltitans.com/john-5-exclusive/

Photo Credit: Charlene Tupper/Metal Titans


John 5 opens up about his inspirations and more with Box of Rock Podcast

John 5 Box of Rock Podcast

John 5 Box of Rock Podcast

From Box of Rock 2.0 Podcast:

Guitar innovator John 5 talks to Terrie Carr about his incredible career, playing and working with Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Rob Halford, David Lee Roth and more and his solo career and new release INVASION!

John also tells some great stories about writing with Steve Perry, Nikki Sixx and others, opens up about his inspirations and his cats! 


John 5 speaks to Consequences of Sound: “the guitar is strong and powerful and will never die”

John 5 Consequences of Sound

John 5 Consequences of Sound

John 5 and The Creatures are now on the the road with Jared James Nichols and Dead Girls Academy for the Invasion 2019 tour. Before embarking on this tour, John 5 spoke to Consequences of Sound about a range of issues, including:

  • his favorite thing about touring with his solo band, the Creatures
  • what new material he’s performing with the Creatures on his current tour
  • using YouTube and Instagram as a promotional vehicle
  • how the recording process for Rob Zombie’s new album differed from past albums
  • On the state of heavy metal music and the genre’s future

Plus a lot more. To read the interview in full, go here: consequenceofsound.net/john-5-rob-zombie-interview-2019/

Photo by Matt Akana


John 5 speaks to The Cornwall Seeker: “If there is a good groove people can latch on to it”.

John 5 Matt Wilson

John 5 Matt Wilson

From The Cornwall Seeker:

John 5 is best known as the current and long-time guitarist of Rob Zombie. He is also the former guitarist of Marilyn Manson, the former guitarist for Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, and the former guitarist of 2wo featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest.

This is the first time John 5’s backing band The Creatures play in Canada.

“We’re so excited because we’ve never been to Canada with The Creatures. We’re beyond excited to come to Ottawa and rock. It’s going to be a huge show, a crazy rock and roll party! Guitars and monsters and all sorts of crazy stuff will happen. We’re really looking forward to it,” John 5 stated.

Read the interview in full here: theseeker.ca/interview-guitarist-john-5/


[Watch] John 5 shares his “otherworldly” shredding skills with Gear Factor

John 5 Gear Factor

From Gear Factor:

For this latest edition of Gear Factor, Squiggy traveled to Los Angeles to meet up with guitar great John 5, who let us in on a little secret about how his recent single “Zoinks!” came to be.

The guitarist reveals that one of his favorite ways to write is to pull up a metronome and just riff away. For this video, John 5 just pulls up the beat on his phone, then proceeds to break down “Zoinks!.”

Read more here: http://loudwire.com/watch-john-5-shredding/ and watch the shred-tactic video above!


[Interview] John 5 speaks to the Albuquerque Journal

John 5 Matt Wilson

John 5 Matt Wilson

From the Albuquerque Journal:

John 5 is excited to be back on the road.

“Everything will be new stuff, and new things are going to happen, and I just want to keep the crowd entertained,” he said. “And I understand now of what to do to keep them entertained, because it is an instrumental show and it’s a hard sell, but I think people are really, really going to love it. It’s a lot of fun.”

John 5 will be performing some songs off his new album, “Invasion,” which will be released this summer.

Read the interview in full here: abqjournal.com/john-5-combines-various-musical-genres-until-it-all-fits-together


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.


[Listen] Metal Injection Livecast with John 5

John 5 interview with Metal Injection Podcast

John 5 interview with Metal Injection Podcast

Check out this brand new podcast interview with John 5 via our friends at Metal Injection Livecast:

We … hopped on the phone with guitarist virtuoso John 5, who talked about his upcoming solo album, working on the new Rob Zombie album, a crazy story about jamming with Les Paul and more fun convos.


[Interview] John 5 chats to the RocknRoll Beer Guy podcast

John 5 interview RocknRoll Beer Guy

John 5 interview RocknRoll Beer Guy

From RocknRoll Beer Guy:

“EP87 is with special guest John 5! John 5 is a prolific guitar player that has worked with some of the greatest musicians ever including: Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Lynrd Skynrd, Ozzy Ozbourne, David Lee Roth, Rob Halford and more! We talk about his new solo record under John 5 & The Creatures which is due out Summer 2019. We talk about his career, future plans, his makeup and more. I apologize for the random cuts we were having some technical difficulties but hopefully we can do a longer in-person podcast soon. It was an honor talking to John and I hope you enjoy it!”

To listen to the interview, go here: rocknrollbeerguy.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/ep87-john-5-rob-zombie/


[Listen] John 5 chats to Talkin’ Rock

John 5 Talkin Rock with Meltdown

From Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown:

John 5 is on of my favorites to talk to and he’s on Talkin’ Rock today. Best known as Rob Zombie’s guitarist, but he’s done lots of other stuff. We talk about some of that like his new album and more……

*How John became so innovative *How he makes his live guitar shows so un-boring *His new live medley *Making his schedule work with Rob’s *The new Zombie album and his thoughts on it *What makes the new album so different *His new solo album “Invasion” *His crazy guitars *The Zombie band * “Tight-Lips” Johnny *Working/writing with Nikki Sixx *His Knights In Satans Service Instagram account *KISS


Performer Mag talks new LP, new tour & more with John 5

John 5 Performer Magazine

John 5 Performer Magazine

John 5 is the cover artist for Performer Magazines big interview in their Dec/Jan ’19 issue out now.

In the article which is available to purchase here, or read online, John talks about his upcoming Invasion tour with Jared James Nichols, releasing the next Creatures album via a series of unique music videos (see the first video ZOINKS! here), his influences, his work with Rob Zombie, advice for fellow musicians and how his creative process works:

“I’m always honest with myself. So, what that means is…it’s hard to explain. I love to play a certain way, I love to sit on the couch and play guitar. That’s all that I do, and I love playing different styles of music. If something is done really well, I’m into it. So, that’s what keeps me always playing, and keeps me trying to master all these different styles.

So that’s what I do on my records. If I love Chet Atkins, I’m going to put that on my record. It’s a little unorthodox, with all these different kinds of styles, but I love it and it’s honest. And I think that’s what people enjoy about the records; it’s just who I am. I’m not trying to be something I’m not.”

To read the interview in full, go here: performermag.com/interviews/john-5-invasion-cover-story/


[Listen] John 5 talks ZOINKS, Rob Zombie and more with Talk Toomey

John 5 Talk Toomey Episode 192

John 5 Talk Toomey Episode 192

From Talk Toomey:

John 5 joins the show to talk about the new single from John 5 and The Creatures. John tells about the inspiration from Scooby Doo for the video.

John and I discuss his relationships with Matt Zane and Fred Coury. We talk about his history with Kiss and John plays some of his favorite Kiss songs. John 5 also gives us an update on the new Rob Zombie album.

To listen to the interview in full, go here: Talk Toomey Ep. 192 with John 5


John 5 talks to ONSTAGE REVIEW ahead of #famousmonsterstour start

 

Tonight boils and ghouls, John 5 and The Creatures start their FAMOUS MONSTERS tour with special guests Wednesday 13 and Hellzapoppin Circus Revue. Ahead of the show, which will take place at The Blue Note in Harrison, OH, John had a phone interview with ONSTAGE REVIEW who asked John questions such as his favourite TV there tune (and what was the first one he learnt to play), his early bands in school, keeping the name John and Mozart; “You know, I love Mozart. I love the story of Mozart and he was a REAL…they say he was the only REAL genius in…you know, the history of man because of the fact he was doing all these things as a baby, as a kid, you know, as like a 4 year old, a 5 year old, a 6 year old.

He also clears up how a throwaway joke comment made by best friend Nikki Sixx, suddenly became an internet rumour, then a number of articles….. “You know, me and Nikki are like best friends … we’re just … always says funny, silly things, you know, on Instagram in our comments … so he was just saying that on the Instagram comments.”

To read the full interview, go here: onstagereview.com/interview-with-john-5-famous-monsters-tour/

John 5 and The Creatures are on tour from October 31 to November 17. You can see all ticket and VIP links here: john-5.com/main/tour/


Listen to John 5 on Talk is Jericho

John 5 Talk is Jericho

From Talk is Jericho:

Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 got his first big break with KD Lang, was fired from Marilyn Manson’s band, and has a massive KISS memorabilia collection you can see on Instagram @knightsinsatanservice. John 5 also wrote and recorded two albums with David Lee Roth, and shares plenty of stories about that experience along with the time he was dissed by Rob Halford as a teenager in Detroit, and what happened when he spontaneously jumped in an elevator with Gene Simmons from KISS. Plus, he’s dropping some 411 on the new Rob Zombie studio album coming out early next year.

To find out more ways to listen and to subscribe to Talk is Jericho, go here: https://omny.fm/shows/talk-is-jericho


John 5 to appear on episode on Trunkfest, July 22

John 5 Matt Wilson Vintage

John 5 Matt Wilson Vintage

John 5 will appear with Rob Zombie on this weekend’s episode of TRUNKFEST WITH EDDIE TRUNK – LOUDER THAN LIFE.

Heavy metal and hard rock is what Eddie Trunk knows best, so where better to explore a festival than in Louisville, Kentucky for the Louder Than Life festival! On this week’s episode of TrunkFest, Eddie is just like any other metal fan there in attendance as he takes in everything the festival has to offer. Although, having your own show has its perks: Eddie chats with music icon Rob Zombie and metal guitarist John 5 about what it’s like to play at this festival. Lastly, you can’t visit Louisville without having at least one glass of bourbon. Watch Eddie indulge in some of Kentucky’s finest signature bourbon drinks.

Horns up, Trunk Nation! Watch this new episode of TrunkFest with Eddie Trunk, premiering Sunday, July 22nd at 9:30/8:30c only on AXS TV.

CLICK HERE TO SET YOUR DVR!


John 5 discusses “It’s Alive” tour and working with Rob Halford, Dave Lee Roth and more with Metal Titans

From Metal Titans:

Guitar wizard John 5 is currently on tour in support of his live effort titled ‘It’s Alive!’ The guitarist caught up with Metal Titans on 4.5.18 to talk about the live record and his past works with 2wo, David Lee Roth [amongst others] and the upcoming co-headlining tour with former bandmate Marilyn Manson.

Before that however he has this tour with The Creatures that he must wrap up. Metal Titans will be on site for coverage of his Portland, Oregon show on 4.20.18, for now catch this interview.

Read the interview here: http://www.metaltitans.com/j5-exclusive2018/

Photo by Charlene Tupper.


John 5 shares his favorite live albums with The Fresno Bee

John 5 Rob Fenn

John 5 Rob Fenn

From The Fresno Bee:

John 5 wasn’t planning to do a live album. It’s not something one does spur-of-the-moment like.

“If you’re going to make a live record, you have to prepare,” says the guitarist, talking in advance of his performance with his band, The Creatures, Saturday night at Full Circle Brewing Company….

“We see how tight and how perfect we can get every show,” he says. “When it all comes together. It’s pretty wonderful.”

Here, John 5 talks about his favorite live albums.

To read the interview in full go here: fresnobee.com/entertainment/article208305819


J5 speaks to LA Weekly about his show at the Whisky: “It’s gonna be insane”.

From LA Weekly:

John 5 knows a thing or two about showmanship. After all, the enigmatic and gifted guitarist has proven his worth performing alongside David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie — three of the greatest and more theatrical hard-rock frontmen.

He’s stood right next to these guys and studied them, taking mental notes of every move, every utterance, every stage prop that they used to keep their crowds enthralled. And the work was worth it because, with his band The Creatures, John 5 finds himself the center of attention.”

Read the interview in full here: laweekly.com/music/john-5-takes-a-break-from-the-zombie-to-be-with-his-creatures


John 5 speaks to the East Valley Tribune; “There’s a connection during those shows. It’s really wonderful”.

From East Valley Tribune:

Donning extravagant costumes while on tour with Rob Zombie, guitarist John 5 is used to having sweat in his eyes and makeup running down his face. For the native of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Arizona’s intense heat makes it even better, he said.

“Usually when we tour with Rob Zombie, it’s the summer,” John 5 said. “They call me the ‘lizard’ because I love it. I’ll be outside and everybody else will in the air conditioning. It’s really weird. I love it. I sweat and everything, but I love it.”

When John 5 returns to the Valley on Wednesday, April 4, as a solo artist, he’ll play indoors at Club Red in Mesa.”

Read the interview in full here: eastvalleytribune.com/get_out/rob-zombie-guitarist-john-feels-the-heat


“When Hee-Haw Goes Metal”. John 5 talks to the Houston Press

John 5 107.7 The Bone Interview

John 5 107.7 The Bone Interview

John 5 and The Creatures are hitting the road again this week for the second leg of the It’s Alive tour.

Ahead of their show on March 31, at the Scout Bar, John 5 spoke with the Houston Press.

This show is so crazy, and most people that come see the show are like, ‘Oh my God; this is totally insane,’” John 5 said. “There’s so much music and it’s such a cool thing. If ‘Hee-Haw’ and metal mixed into a show, that’s my style.”

Read the interview in full here: houstonpress.com/music/john-5

Don’t miss out on the second leg of the tour. Ticket and VIP links here: john-5.com/main/tour/


John 5 to appear on Dave Navarro’s ‘Dark Matter Radio’

John 5 will be joining Dave Navarro and his crew on Dark Matter Radio, this Wednesday (March 21) from 9 – 11 pm PST.

Dark Matter Radio is two hours of music and hilarious conversation between Dave Navarro and co-hosts: Todd Newman, Dan Cleary, Jessica Sattelberger and Engineer Frank.

To find out more, go here: dashradio.com

Alternatively, you can download podcasts of the show here: itunes.apple.com/podcast/dave-navarro

Please note: Dark Matter Radio is intended for adult audiences; viewer discretion is advised.