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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.”


“I AM JOHN 5” the new single from John 5 & The Creatures, available to buy or stream from TODAY!

I am John 5 video

The new music videos just keep on coming! JOHN 5 and The Creatures – comprised of world-renowned guitarist JOHN 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix – have released yet another groundbreaking music video in support of their forthcoming full-length album, Invasion, this time for the track “I Am John 5”. The music video acts as a sequel to the album’s first music video/single, “Zoinks!”, once again featuring an innovative blend of classic 2D hand drawn animation and mindblowing 3D computer generated imagery.

As with “Zoinks!”, the “I Am John 5” video was animated, written and directed by Disney animator Brett Boggs (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph), with scoring by Fred Coury and recording/mixing by Barry Pointer. The mad scientist in the “I Am John 5” video is voice acted by none other than Butch Patrick, a.k.a. the great Eddie Munster, himself.

Check out the video and track now via this link: http://smarturl.it/iamjohn5

JOHN 5 says about the video: “In this video, I am transformed into a mechanical monster and controlled by the mad scientist – performed by Butch Patrick aka Eddie Munster – to destroy Hollywood! I’m programmed with my laser beam guitar to destroy everything in my path! You’ll have to watch to see what happens…”

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 byJOHN 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


Set your reminders to watch ‘I am John 5’ on 1 March

I am John 5 - John 5 and The Creatures

The brand new video ‘I am John 5’ will premiere on 1 March 2019, and it’s time to 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!

The video/single is the third to be released by John 5 and The Creatures this year, in anticipation of their next album ‘Invasion’ which is due out in Summer 2019.

‘I am John 5’ has again been directed and animated by Disney animator Brett Boggs (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph), with a score by Fred Coury. The single is part of a series of music video 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.

‘I am John 5’ will be available to stream/buy from your favorite digital retailer/stream site. Follow this link to see all options: smarturl.it/iamjohn5

The Creatures start their Invasion 2019 tour, with support from Jared James Nichols and Dead Girl Academy tomorrow (26 Feb).


[Interview] Ultimate Guitar speaks to John 5 about his solo work, Rob Zombie, the gear he uses and much more

John 5 interview with UltimateGuitar.com

John 5 interview with UltimateGuitar.com

 

UltimateGuitar.com recently caught up with John 5 to talk about his new album Invasion (coming later this year), his new singles from that album, his gear, his favorite non-Fender guitar and what fans can expect on the new Rob Zombie album, which is also out later this year.

From UG.com:

UG recently caught up with John 5 to discuss his upcoming solo album as well as the next Rob Zombie album.

John 5 is a true student of the guitar. He is proficient in nearly every genre that involves a guitar, from country to jazz to metal. His upcoming album will give us a taste of all of those genres along with some crazy, innovative stuff that is sure to keep you entertained.

Read the interview in full here: ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/john_5_banjo_on_zombie_album


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