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John 5 to play Strange 80’s 2 charity event in October

Strange 80's 2

Strange 80's 2

John 5 will be joining a host of stars, to appear at the second annual Strange 80’s Benefit show, on Friday, October 12 at the Fonda Theatre in LA, CA.

About the event:

“Strange 80s is an annual benefit show at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles which features a rotating cast of the biggest marquis talent and emerging artists in rock, performing songs from the world’s favorite decade, the 80s. Strange incorporates musicians, comedians and cast members from the latest binge-worthy series in pop-culture. It’s the only platform to see unfathomable supergroups comprised of members from stalwart bands. Slipknot, Fall Out Boy, The Regrettes and Nsynch, meshed into one playing a song the whole world can sing along to, or an obscure track that takes you back to that glorious time. Or for those who don’t know what life was like without a cell phone, let the song and the vibe explain it.”

100% of the proceeds raised each year go to a different cause. This years charity beneficiary is 320 Changes Direction, (co-founded by Chester Bennington’s widow Talinda – #ChangeMentalHealth) which helps those who suffer from mental health, depression and addiction issues. This years stars include, Scott Ian, Corey Taylor, Dave Kushner, Adrian Young and Gary Holt, among others.

As well as music, there is an arcade installation of authentic ’80s video games, and exclusive opportunities to interact with some of your favorite artists. Special meet-and-greets are also available to bid on through Charitybuzz and fans will also be able to bid on a variety of donated items and experiences  – see some of the auctions already online here: charitybuzz.com/support/CharityBomb.

Tickets are available now from here: axs.com/events/350565/strange-80s-ii-tickets

Follow more about Strange 80’s 2:

https://www.strange80s.com

https://www.facebook.com/strange80s/

https://www.instagram.com/strange_80s/


Bid on these rare items from John 5 to benefit two of his favorite charities.

John 5 charity auction

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John 5 has teamed up two of his favorite charities, Rock Against MS and Fur and Feathers Animal Sanctuary and is giving fans the chance to bid on TWO different guitars signed by John 5. Fans will also be able to get hold of a classic collectible John 5 poster which he will sign with a personal message to you. And to top it all off, fans will have a chance to bid on his first original prototype guitar strap by Red Monkey as well as other goodies.

Auction One: JOHN 5 Signed Guitar + Classic Collectible J5 Poster Signed To YOU!

“JOHN 5 has signed some (2 to be exact) guitars and will sign a personal message to you on a classic J5 poster and guitar in benefit of one of his favorite 2 charities – The ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION, 501c3 and FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY~ (There are 2 auctions with different guitars and 2 collectible posters – collect both)
The guitar on this lot is black w/black pick guard – The brand is a Memphis – The poster is hard to get and he will sign a personal message just to YOU”.

Bid now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/153174126723

Auction Two: JOHN 5 Signed Guitar & Classic Collectible J5 VERTIGO Poster Signed to you!
“JOHN 5 has signed some (2 to be exact) guitars and will sign a personal message to you on a classic J5 poster and guitar in benefit of one of his favorite 2 charities – The ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION, 501c3 and FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY ~ (There are 2 auctions with different gutiars and posters – collect all 4)
The guitar on this lot is black w/white pick guard – The brand is a Cruise – The poster is hard to get from his VERY FIRST solo album VERTIGO and he will sign a personal message just to YOU!”

Bid now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/153174102631

Auction Three: JOHN 5 GUITAR STRAP PROTOTYPE By Red Monkey, J5 Calendar w/rare photos & Poster!

“JOHN 5 has donated his first original prototype guitar strap by Red Monkey as well as his 2011 calendar with rare photos and the very last REQUIEM poster, which he will sign to you personally!! 
This amazing one of a kind package from JOHN 5 will benefit of one of his favorite 2 charities – The ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION, 501c3 and FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY.”

Bid now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/153174147031

Please note: If you have any questions please contact the seller at the eBay auctions.


John 5’s debut solo album ‘Vertigo” is 14 years old

John 5 Vertigo

On August 31, 2004, John 5 released his very first solo album to the world: Vertigo.

The album was a mixture of the infamous Drop-D tuning style 5 was already known for, and his love for Bluegrass. The different styling brought a whole new type of fan to John 5’s work as well as enthralling existing fans who appreciated the different styling.

To celebrate, please watch the GOD IS CLOSED official video which was released at the time. Originally sitting at john-5.com, the video, which features “live” performances from John 5 on a number of tracks from Vertigo amongst a number of vintage movie/TV clips, was then available to purchase via the Japanese version of Vertigo.*

*Please excuse the low-quality of the video. We had to track down a copy of it ourselves, and rip it from the CD, to put back up online. 

Enjoy the video and let us know what your thoughts were when you first heard the album in the comments section (click “Read more” to leave a comment >>> (more…)


John 5 adds Nov 7 date to Famous Monsters tour

John 5 and The Creatures Famous Monsters Tour

John 5 and The Creatures Famous Monsters Tour

From John 5:

“Just announced a special show in Atlanta. Tickets are going fast already , get it before it’s gone!!”

This show includes an appearance from tour co-headliners Hellzapoppin’ Circus Revue.

Get your tickets here: smithsoldebar.com/events/john-5

VIP available here: john-5.com/store/shop/j5-vip-famous-monsters-upgrade-2018/*

More details about this special show will be added as it becomes available.

Go to our tour page for all shows on this tour and don’t forget to click the “track” button to be notified when John 5 is in your area.

*Does not include ticket price – Make sure you purchase ticket from usual outlets


John 5 adds more dates to his “Famous Monsters” tour

A few weeks ago we announced a brand new John 5 and The Creatures tour, with special guests Wednesday 13 and Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue.

As teased then, we are now announcing more dates to that tour.

Please note Wednesday 13 will only be playing the dates from Oct 31 to Nov 4.

As usual VIP Upgrade Packages will be available at the John 5 official store and most tickets for the show are on sale now (or will be added over the next couple of days) – go to our tour page for all details and don’t forget to click the “track” button to be notified when John 5 is in your area.

To see the full list of dates and the updated tour poster, click >>>  (more…)


John 5 pens track with ex-Journey singer Steve Perry

Steve Perry John 5

Steve Perry John 5

Steve Perry, ex-Journey singer, is back with a brand new solo album “Traces“. It is his first album in 20 years.

John 5 will appear on that album with a track co-penned with Perry and Thom Flowers called “Sun Shines Gray“.

The album comes out October 5 via Fantasy Records (a division of Concord Records/UMG).

Keep up-to-date with Steve Perry here: steveperry.com. Pre-Order the album here: smarturl.it/SPtraces


John 5 to play Designer Con in November ’18

John 5 Designer Con 2018

John 5 Designer Con 2018

John 5 will be playing at a special party night for this years Designer Con which takes place in Anaheim, CA, over the weekend of November 16 – 18.

Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art!

John will be performing on the Saturday night (17th November) for the official party, alongside Chevy Metal.

Designer Con explains the party: “DesignerCon is inviting all of our attendees at the chance to join us and some amazing visual artists and musicians during the official DesignerCon Saturday night party! Party tickets are available to everyone attending DesignerCon but they are limited and will sell out.”

Doors open at 7pm, and the venue have stated the show is for Ages 18 +. Tickets are $35 and will be available 1PM PST today (8/8) here: designercon.com


ROCK WITH JOHN 5 AT FANTASY CAMP LAS VEGAS!

Please note: John 5 will only be appearing at RnRFC on October 4th.

From rock camp.com:

Imagine – YOU…On stage…Jamming with rock legend Paul Stanley of KISS in LAS VEGAS at House of Blues! Plus jam with Paul, along with Tommy Thayer of KISS, Rudy Sarzo of Quiet Riot, John 5 of Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie and Tommy Aldridge of Whitesnake and Ozzy Osbourne at the private Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp facility in Las Vegas!

Attend this camp and stand at the top of the rock and roll mountain with all of these rock and roll icons!

You will jam live at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp facility with Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, Rudy Sarzo, John 5 and Tommy Aldridge and then Paul Stanley will perform with you live at House of Blues in Las Vegas!

This is NOT a competition; It’s not a reality show. It’s simply reality. It’s YOU… face to face, with the rock stars that have created the sound track of your life…and YOU get to play with THEM!

All skill levels are respected and welcome. Learn & grow in ways you never thought possible!

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp takes place on OCTOBER 4 – 7, 2018 • LAS VEGAS, NV.

Find out more including event packages, go here: rockcamp.com/fantasy-camp-with-paul-stanley-2018


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 announces “Famous Monsters” tour this Fall with The Creatures & special guests

UPDATED: 29 Jun: Ticket and VIP package links added.

John 5 and The Creatures will be heading out on the road this Fall on their “Famous Monsters” tour.

Joining them as special guests, will be Wednesday 13 and Hellzapoppin’ Circus Revue.

VIP Upgrade Packages are available at the John 5 official store and tickets for the show are on sale now – go to our tour page for ticket & VIP links.

There are currently 5 dates, with more to be announced soon.

  • Oct 31 – Harrison, OH – The Blue Note
  • Nov 1 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
  • Nov 2 – Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero
  • Nov 3 – Flint, MI – Machine Shop
  • Nov 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels

Go to our tour page to see full details and don’t forget to click the “track” button to be notified when John 5 is in your area.

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


John 5 making animated video for new Creatures Track

John 5 Nikki Sixx Fred Coury

John 5 Nikki Sixx Fred Coury

John 5 has been busy recording voices for an animated video currently in the making for John 5 and The Creatures.

Yesterday he was joined by his wife Rita, Nikki Sixx, Fred Coury and Susan Olsen as they began tracking.

The video and name of the track being animated have not yet been released but more news is coming soon to john-5.com


Bid on these 4 guitars signed by John 5 to raise funds for his favorite charities


JOHN 5 has signed some guitars (4 to be exact) and will sign a personal message to you on a classic J5 poster and guitar in benefit of one of his favorite 2 charities – The ROCK AGAINST MS FOUNDATION and FUR & FEATHER ANIMAL SANCTUARY~ (There are 4 auctions with different guitars and posters – collect all 4 and frame them)

 
**** This is a great piece to hang up or frame both items together
Find out more about the charities mission statements, by clicking >>>

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JOHN 5 VERY LIMITED EDITION LATEX MASK IN STORE

John 5 Limited Edition Latex Mask

Get your hands on this special edition, very limited number, John 5 latex mask.

• Each mask is Hand Crafted and Hand Painted by special effects master Scott Blake
• All crafted in USA
• Each Mask Comes with a John 5 Hand Signed 11″ x 17″ ‘UNMASKED’ Poster
• This is your ONE opportunity to order this Mask
• Special Very limited Edition

Don’t miss out. Go to the store to get yours now: john-5.com/store/shop/john-5-latex-mask-and-signed-poster-very-limited/

Orders will begin shipping in May.


[WATCH] John 5 showcases his onstage gear to Digital Tour Bus

From Digital Tour Bus:

On this episode of DTB’s “Gear Masters”, guitarist extraordinaire, John 5 (of Rob Zombie and John 5 And The Creatures), shows off the gear that he uses onstage.

John 5 is currently supporting his newest live record, It’s Alive.


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


John 5 speaks to Loudwire’s Gear Factor about his signature Fender Telecaster

From Loudwire:

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a Fender connoisseur,” John 5 raves, in an interview with Gear Factor host Squiggy, while discussing his signature Fender Telecaster. “And to have my name associated with greatness like that, it’s amazing. I couldn’t be more proud of anything.”

He pauses for a moment and self-corrects: “My children, and then being associated with Fender. In that order!

Read the article in full here: loudwire.com/john-5-signature-fender-telecaster/ and watch the interview above.


[Listen] The Liquid Conversations interviews John 5

From The Liquid Conversations:

The Liquid Conversations’ host Shawn SixX sits down with John 5 at the Hard Rock Cafe Dallas to talk about all things music. Take a listen to their chat about the dysfunctions of the artist, small venue pressures, Hee Haw, new solo music, and the upcoming Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson tour (Twins of Evil-The second Coming).

Photo: Rockwell Wes Anderson

Listen on iTunes Soundcloud


Loudwire reviews John 5 and The Creatures at the Whisky A Go Go

Check out this fantastic write-up from our friends at Loudwire for the recent John 5 and The Creatures show at the world famous Whisky A Go Go on LA’s Sunset Strip.

The Creatures were joined by some very special guests, including Nikki Sixx, Scott Ian and his wife, the singer Pearl Aday and “the number one reason I picked up guitar“, Mr Ace Frehley.

To read the review, see the set-list and some great photos from the night, go here: loudwire.com/john-5-whisky-a-go-go/

Photo by ALEX KLUFT, LOUDWIRE.


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/


Slayers’ Gary Holt to join The Creatures in Sacramento on April 15

From John 5:

Sacramento, you’re in luck.

Look who is joining me at Harlow’s: @garyholt_official

Get your tickets quick: john-5.com/main/tour/