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“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/


[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. 


“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


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 shows fans “How To Play” Zoinks, Crank It and I am John 5 with Alternative Press

How to Play John 5 Alternative Press

How to Play John 5 Alternative Press

From Alternative Press:

“John 5 and the Creatures are ready to level the Earth with a sonic-beam of shred with their new record, “Invasion.” For the first time ever, the legendary guitar god sits down to teach you how to play three of his brand new songs in this APTV world exclusive.”

How to play “Zoinks!”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-MaDfdxM1w

In this installment, John 5 plays through “Zoinks!” and breaks the lead riff down to chord shape and rhythm and explains everything you need to know to play along with the new album.”

How to play “Crank It”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH0yY7zmsC8

“In this APTV exclusive, guitar god John 5 teaches you how to play riffs from his new song “Crank It-Living With Ghosts.” Learn the chord shapes, picking pattern and rhythm to this haunting riff-fest. John 5 also gives a preview of a BRAND NEW song and tells us what we can expect for the upcoming music video, gives an in depth explanation of the “Crank It” writing process and discusses the importance of rhythm in his playing.”

How to play “I am John 5”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk4qhQbvViw

“Virtuoso guitarist John 5 has returned with “Invasion,” a brand new album of face-melting shred and instantly iconic riffs but his main influence behind “I AM JOHN 5” may shock you. In this APTV exclusive, John 5 demonstrates how to play riffs from “I AM JOHN 5″ and explains everything you’ll need to know to play along to the track. The guitar legend also opens up about being open minded to all genres keeps his music fresh.”


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! 


“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


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


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).


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!


Watch “I Am John 5” teaser video

I am John 5 - John 5 and The Creatures

On March 1st, John 5 and The Creatures will release the third video from their upcoming album “Invasion”.

“I am John 5” features 5 as a giant robot and is again written, directed and animated by Brett Boggs (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph).

The video will be available to watch via the official John 5 YouTube account and a premiere reminder will be set up a few days before so fans can be one of the first to watch the video when it goes live.

Don’t forget to watch/stream/download the prevideous two singles from Invasion, which is due out later this year:

Zoinks!: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures

Crank It!: http://smarturl.it/crankitj5


[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/


[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 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/