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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

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.

Tickets and 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/


[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 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/

To see the full show poster, click >>>  (more…)


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


J5 named as one of the “most innovative musicians of today”

John 5 Kirstine Walton

John 5 Kirstine Walton

Ultimate-Guitar.com have named John 5 as one of the Top 15 Most Innovative Musicians of Today. The Top 15 includes John Frusciante, St. Vincent, Mike Patton and Tosin Abasi and is compiled from a list of discussions and voting from within the UG community.

Speaking about John 5, UG say:

“What makes John 5 so special is his unusual but rather balanced mix of country and metal. He’s mostly known for being a guitar player for Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but he can do way more than just that.”

You can see the full list here: ultimate-guitar.com/top_15_innovative_musicians


ZOINKS! The new single from John 5 and The Creatures is available now to BUY/STREAM

John 5 and The Creatures ZOINKS premiere 1 January 2019

Did you see it? Did you watch ZOINKS! as it went LIVE across the globe!?

ZOINKS! the new video from John 5 and The Creatures received its premiere on YouTube this New Years Day. Fans watched, streamed and chatted with each other about it as it went live!

You can now BUY/STREAM the track – the first single from John 5 and The Creatures album Invasion, due out in 2019 – from your favorite digital retailer/stream site. Go here for more information: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures


[WATCH] John 5 discovers the Fender Troublemaker Tele in their blindfold test!

John 5 Troublemaker Telecaster Fender

From Fender:

We blindfolded John 5 and had him try to guess what guitar he was playing.

Check out what he thinks about the brand new Trouble Maker Telecaster – part of 2018’s Parallel Universe Series.

Learn more about the Parallel Universe Series here: fender.com/articles/gear/closeup-check-out-fenders-new-parallel-universe-collection


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!


John 5 to premiere new video Zoinks! on January 1, 2019

John 5 and The Creatures ZOINKS premiere 1 January 2019

From John 5:

On Jan 1, 2019 my new #john5andthecreatures video ZOINKS! will premiere on YouTube – follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uWAGs10D6Q and set a reminder to watch it as it goes live. Written and Directed by Brett Boggs & feat. the voice talents of Nikki Sixx Fred coury and Susan Olsen.


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.


VIP packages revealed for Invasion 2019

John 5 VIP Invasion 2019

John 5 VIP Invasion 2019

John 5 and The Creatures are going on tour with support from Jared James Nichols for the Invasion 2019 tour. VIP Packages are now available.

The package includes:

  • Pre show meet and greet with John 5
  • John 5 signing session
  • Personal Photo opportunity with John 5
  • Exclusive VIP laminate
  • Exclusive John 5 Logo Cinch bag
  • 17″ x 12″ Exclusive Poster
  • John 5 Key Chain

Packages can be purchased here: john-5.com/store/j5-vip-invasion-2019-upgrade/. If you have any questions about the packages please address them to the store manager. CLICK HERE TO CONTACT

Please note: This does not include ticket price – you can find ticket links here: john-5.com/main/tour/


JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES Announce New Album Details & Winter/Spring 2019 Tour Dates

John 5 and The Creatures Invasion 2019

John 5 and The Creatures Invasion 2019

JOHN 5 and The Creatures are following up on this year’s live album release, It’s Alive!, with a brand new full-length studio album coming in 2019! The new album, entitled Invasion, will be teased on New Year’s Day 2019 by way of a brand new music video for the new track Zoinks! In the tradition of Scooby Doo and Groovie Goolies, Zoinks! is an innovative blend of classic 2D hand drawn animation, 3D computer generated imagery and live action. The video is written and directed by Disney animator Brett Broggs (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph), with live footage shot by Matt Zane. It stars the voice talents of John 5 as himself and Fred Coury as Dirty Chavez, it also features guest stars Susan Olsen (The Brady Bunch), Jess Harnell (Animaniacs,Transformers), Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) and John 5’s lovely wife Rita. There is an additional score on the video by by Fred Coury (Cinderella) and John 5.

Fans should stay tuned for the video coming on New Year’s Day! The official release date for Invasion will be announced in 2019. Invasion was produced and mixed by Barry Pointer, and will be released via a series of music videos, just as JOHN 5 released his 2017 studio release, Season of the Witch.

In celebration of the upcoming album, JOHN 5 and The Creatures will kick off the second leg of his North American Invasion Tour on February 22, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. The tour will feature support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James NicholsJOHN 5 says, “Get ready for the Invasion tour! I will be playing some new songs from my new record, Invasion, a brand new medley, and much more. I’m really excited to have Jared James Nichols out with us. This tour is something you’re not going to want to miss!”

Jared James Nichols adds, “As a young budding guitarist, I grew up with a Guitar World cut out picture of JOHN 5 on my bedroom wall. He was always one of my ‘Guitar heroes’. He is the total package… insane technique, amazing musicality, with a style and look all of his own. Needless to say, when I got the call for this tour, my jaw dropped. I’m absolutely honored to warm up the stage for him every night across America and Canada. I’m getting my chops ready to tear it up!”

Click >>> to see all confirmed tour dates (and look out for more dates to be announced in the future). Tickets and VIP packages are available now. Go to the tour page to find full and updated dates, and purchase links: john-5.com/main/tour/ (more…)


Side Stage Magazine reviews John 5 and The Creatures at Manchester Music Hall

john 5 and the creatures famous monsters tour side stage magazine

john 5 and the creatures famous monsters tour side stage magazine

On 8 November, 2018, John 5 and The Creatures took their #famousmonsterstour to Manchester Music Hall in Lexington.

Side Stage Magazine were there to watch the show and gave this review:

“Now more than halfway through the show John 5 takes one of only two short breaks to address the crowd; “Thank everyone for coming out, it looks like we have some repeat offenders, some Creatures who are traveling to see us at several shows – which we love”. He goes on “I do this because I love playing guitar, really no other reason, I just love playing for you” The next song is from our upcoming album due out in January, it’s called “Zoinks” followed by the “Nut Jam” and “Behind the Nut Love”.”

To read the full review and see photos from the show by photographer Michael Deinlein, go here: http://www.sidestagemagazine.com/reviews/john-5-and-the-creatures-at-manchester-music-hall-11-08-2018/


John 5 to guest at the Gene Simmons vault in Las Vegas

John 5 Gene Simmons

John 5 Gene Simmons

John 5 has announced he will be a guest at the Gene Simmons vault on December 2:

“Big news I will be a Guest at the @genesimmons vault in Las Vegas Dec 2nd at Monster Mini Golf at the Rio 12.00 noon it’s going to be Epic @knightsinsatanservice

John 5 is a noted collected of KISS memorabilia and showcases this on his @knightsinsatanservice Instagram page regularly.

Gene Simmons Vault gives fans the chance to meet the Demon of KISS directly, get a personal item from his own archives handed to them by the man himself, listen to a 50 year showcase of tunes and get items signed, photos taken, and much more.

To find ut more about the event, go here: genesimmonsvault.com