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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.


[Watch] John 5 play through of Zoinks via Guitar World.

John 5 Zoinks Guitar World

From Guitar World:

John 5 stopped by the Guitar World studio to play through his new song “ZOINKS!” from the album ‘Invasion.’ ‘Check it out!

Purchase/Stream/Watch the ZOINKS! single: smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures


“MIDNIGHT MASS” THE NEW SINGLE FROM JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES, AVAILABLE TO BUY OR STREAM FROM TODAY!

Midnight Mass John 5 and The Creatures

Midnight Mass John 5 and The Creatures

It’s the first of the month, which means in addition to your bills being due, it’s time for a new JOHN 5 video! JOHN 5 and The Creatures – comprised of world-renowned guitarist JOHN 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix – have released yet another visually-stunning music video in support of their forthcoming full-length album, Invasion.

The new video, this time for the track “Midnight Mass”, features exclusive behind-the-scenes tour clips and live performance footage (featuring a few exciting cameos here and there) from the current JOHN 5 and The CreaturesInvasion headline tour. The video was directed by Chris Huber, and the single cover art (above) was created by Brett Boggs.

Watch the “Midnight Mass” video and download/stream the track here: http://smarturl.it/MidnightMassJ5

JOHN 5 says about the video: “This is what it’s like to be on the road with The Creatures – fast, crazy, fun and scary – all those good things. We hope you enjoy the video!”

Just like 2017’s Season of the Witch, Invasion – produced and mixed by Barry Pointer and scheduled for release during the summer of 2019 – will be released via a series of music videos. While online, check out more new music videos/tracks by JOHN 5 and The Creatures, cut from Invasion.

“Zoinks!” music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures

“Crank It – Living With Ghosts” music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/crankitj5

“I Am John 5” music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/iamjohn5

JOHN 5 and The Creatures are on the road now on their North American Invasion tour! Special guests have included the likes of the mighty Alice Cooper in Mesa, AZ, and the Hollywood, CA show is scheduled to feature special guests Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down), Fred Coury (composer, Cinderella) and Michael Anthony (Chickenfoot, ex-Van Halen).

The entire tour features support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols and rock outfit Dead Girls Academy. Tickets and VIP packages are available now via john-5.com/main/tour/


“Midnight Mass” the brand new video/single from John 5 and The Creatures coming April 1st

Midnight Mass John 5 and The Creatures

Midnight Mass“, is the next video/single from John 5 and The Creatures and features a tour de force of clips from The Creatures current Invasion 2019 tour and a blisteringly hot track that you will want to play VERY LOUD!

The video is directed by Chris Huber and features single artwork by Brett Boggs who has worked on several “Invasion” singles (Zoinks!, I am John 5).

The video and single will be available to stream and purchase from April 1 via all good digital retailers (more details coming soon). Set your reminders so you can be one of the first in the world to see it as it goes live! To take part in the premiere, 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!

In the meantime, listen to the first three tracks from Invasion by clicking the links below. The album “Invasion” is due out summer 2019.

“Zoinks!” music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures

“Crank It – Living With Ghosts” music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/crankitj5

“I am John 5” music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/iamjohn5


[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


Music Mania Podcast interview with John 5

John 5 interview Music Mania Podcast 2019

From Music Mania:

2019 has been a busy year for John 5 as he is currently embarking on a U.S. solo tour before hitting the road with Rob Zombie for the Twins of Evil 2 tour this Summer with Marilyn Manson.  John will also release his solo album “Invasion” this Summer and has released two videos thus far in “Zoinks” and “I Am John 5.” He recently chatted with Clint Switzer on the Music Mania Podcast to discuss all this and much more. 


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 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


[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.


Nita Strauss to open for The Creatures & Jared James Nichols on April 14th

Nita Strauss John 5 and The Creatures

Nita Strauss John 5 and The Creatures

John 5 and The Creatures and Jared James Nichols are pleased to announce that the absolutely shred-tastic Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) will be opening at the Invasion 2019 show at Brick by Brick in San Diego.

Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss out!

Go to the tour page to get tickets for this show and the rest of the tour: john-5.com/main/tour/ 


John 5 announces special guests for Whisky A Go Go

John 5 and the Creatures The World Famous Whisky A Go Go Special Guests

John 5 and the Creatures The World Famous Whisky A Go Go Special Guests

UPDATED MARCH 4, 2019: Thank you everyone! This show is now SOLD OUT! Vip packages still available!

John 5 has announced some special guests will be joining The Creatures for their April 6th show at The World Famous Whisky A Go Go.

Slipknot and Stone Sour front man Corey Taylor, Shavo from System of a Down, Anthony Bassman and Fred Coury.

VIP can be found here: john-5.com/main/tour

Get these quickly! Tickets are selling fast for all the shows!


[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/


J5 announces rescheduled dates on the Invasion 2019 tour

John 5 and The Creatures Invasion 2019 rescheduled tour dates

John 5 and The Creatures Invasion 2019 rescheduled tour dates

Important statement from John 5 re: first three Invasion 2019 shows:

Hi Everyone, due to some unexpected activity as we ready the Rob Zombie album we will have to re-schedule the first three shows of our tour. The new dates will be as below. Sorry for any inconvenience but you will be “seeing” our exciting project soon. All tickets remain valid if you have them, if you don’t get them now. Jared James Nichols will be with me as well.– JOHN 5

Rescheduled Dates

(crossed out date is original show date for reference)

  • Feb 22 – April 7- Anaheim – The Parish @ House Of Blues
  • Feb 23 – April 11- Las Vegas- Count’s Vamp’d
  • Feb 24 – April 14- San Diego, CA- Brick By Brick

All VIP packages purchased for original dates remain valid. If you are unable to make the shows, please speak to the ticket vendor for ticket refunds and contact the John 5 store re: VIP package refunds.


[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/


John 5 adds April 4 date in Redding, CA to Invasion tour

John 5 and The Creatures Invasion 2019 The Dip California

John 5 and The Creatures Invasion 2019 The Dip California

John 5 and The Creatures have added a new date to their Invasion 2019 tour with support from Jared James Nichols.

This time they will be heading to The Dip in Redding, CA on April 4.

Tickets and VIP packages are available now.

For tickets go here: https://thedipredding.ticketspice.com/john-5-and-the-creatures

For VIP packages, go here: https://john-5.com/store/j5-vip-invasion-2019/

For all Invasion tour dates, go here: https://john-5.com/main/tour/

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Watch the trailer for ZOINKS! the new John 5 and The Creatures single coming New Years Day!

John 5 and The Creatures ZOINKS premiere 1 January 2019

From John 5:

This video has been in the making for six months and on New Year’s day it will premiere on my YouTube channel. Zoinks! is the first single and video from my new album Invasion, out 2019. Watch the trailer above and go here: youtube.com/watch?v=1uWAGs10D6Q and click “Set Reminder” to watch the video when it goes live! Thank you to this incredible team that worked with me: Brett Boggs who did the animation, Matt Zane who did the live footage, Fred Coury who did the score music with me. Thank you to also Rita, Nikki Sixx, Susan Olsen, Fred Coury and Jess Harrell with the incredible voice overs. Also Chuck Duran for voice producer and Barry Pointer for producing and mixing this album he’s worked as hard as I have.

To see the video as soon as it goes live, go here: youtube.com/watch?v=1uWAGs10D6Q, click “Set Reminder” and let YouTube tell you when it’s live!


Two more dates added to the Invasion 2019 tour

John 5 and The Creatures Invasion 2019

John 5 and The Creatures Invasion 2019

Following on from last weeks exciting announcement that John 5 and The Creatures would not only be releasing a new album BUT would also be going on tour, we are happy to announce two more dates:

  • 22 Feb 19: The Parish @ House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
  • 17 Mar 19: Lebanon Opera House – Lebanon, NH

Tickets and VIP for these dates will available soon. Remember to go to the tour page and click “track” to be kept up-to-date with new shows etc being announced in your area.