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[LISTEN] Metal Sucks Podcast chat with John 5 ahead of the release of the “It’s Alive” album

John 5 Metal Sucks Podcast

John 5 Metal Sucks Podcast

From Metal Sucks:

This week we talk with John 5, acclaimed solo guitarist, ex-Marilyn Manson and longtime member of Rob Zombie’s band. John tells us about his new live record It’s Alive (out January 25th; pre-order here), how he and his bandmates challenge each other during live shows, how much improvisation happens when recording, how he names instrumental tracks, the obstacles he faced when arriving in L.A. to follow his dream, the 20th anniversary of Mechanical Animals and an update on the latest album from Rob Zombie.

To listen, go here: metalsucks.net/2018/01/22/john-5-on-the-metalsucks-podcast-222/

[LISTEN] John 5 talks to The Metal Podcast about how “It’s Alive” came to be.

John 5 Matt Wilson

John 5 Matt Wilson

From The Metal Podcast:

John 5 guests this week on the podcast, we talk about all things “It’s Alive” his new live record, how it was recorded on a fluke, his opportunities within the hard rock world, playing with some of the biggest names of the last two decades, how writing for his solo music differs from writing from writing for other peoples projects, how he views his fans, friends, which artists changed him as a kid by not signing an autograph, how much of a dork he is on stage, whether he plans out the theatrics of his shows, plus much more!

[Listen] John 5 chats to Meltdown – Radio Chatter

John 5 101 WRIF

John 5 101 WRIF

John 5 recently chatted to the team at WRIF Rocks Detroit’s Meltdown Radio Chatter.

From Meltdown:

I’m really pumped to give you this edition of Radio Chatter. I’ve interviewed John a few times and he never fails to entertain and enlighten. He is one of the most positive guys in this business. I think he wakes up every day pinching himself that he gets to do this for a living and gets to call some of his childhood rock-star heroes, friends. Of course, I had to ask him about how the new Zombie record was coming along….John could not contain his excitement. So excited he compared it to a Beatle record! He talked about how they wrote songs this time around as opposed to the past albums. He told me what he got Rob for his birthday this past week, he explained the crazy story about how he decided to record a live album, scoring films, and a lot more. Oh, he also tells me about a pretty gross ‘Spinal Tap’ moment that might have been TMI. LOL

To listen, go here: wrif.com/episodes/radio-chatter-guitarist-john-5/

[Listen] John 5 appears on the Talk Toomey Podcast

From Talk Toomey:

The mighty John 5 joins the Talk Toomey podcast this week. We discuss his new solo live album “It’s Alive” and talk about how the recording came together. John talks about his days playing with David Lee Roth, the new Rob Zombie album and we talk heavily about the life of a hired gun.

John also talks more about Gene and Ace playing together.

To listen to the podcast, go here: metalnexus.net/ep-134-john-5-rob-zombietalk-toomey-podcast/

Metal Nation reviews “It’s Alive”

John 5 and The Creatures Live album 2018

John 5 and The Creatures Live album 2018

Check out this review from Metal Nation about the forthcoming John 5 and The Creatures live album “It’s Alive” out on January 25th.

As always, John 5 has exceeded my expectations and in addition to the Creatures, it is quite frankly a masterpiece. Bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix cannot be a better fit for John. It is rare to find a bassist who stands out with incredible talent, especially next to one of the greatest guitarists of all time, in my opinion. I have watched enough John 5 and the Creatures videos to become a Ross fan. He is exciting to watch, extremely talented, and sometimes even will steal the show. Logan Miles Nix sets the perfect beat to songs that I cannot imagine would be easy to play. (I am not a drummer, so I do not know). The frequent changes in the music sound complex, but Nix breezes through it as if he is playing at a high school dance. Flawless.”

Read the full review here: metalnation.com/album-review-john-5-creatures-alive/

CD: john-5.com/store/shop/john-5-its-alive-live-cd-pre-order/
Vinyl: john-5.com/store/shop/john-5-its-alive-ltd-double-live-lp-colored-vinyl-pre-order/
Tour Book: john-5.com/store/shop/john-5-souvenir-tour-program-pre-order/
The album will be available digitally to purchase or stream – more info coming soon.

[Interview] J5 speaks to Syracuse.com ahead of his Valentines Day show

From Syracuse.com:

Celebrated guitarist John 5 can pinpoint the moment he knew what he wanted to do with his life.

At age seven, John Lowery watched a young Jimmy Henley play banjo on a family variety show called “Hee Haw.” He knew then he had to learn this instrument. Then the guitar. Then the mandolin.

Once he started, he couldn’t stop. Today, he’s an expert in all three.

“It’s crazy there’s this exact moment when I realized I wanted to play,” said John, 47, in a call to syracuse.com. “It changed my life.”

Read the interview in full here: syracuse.com/entertainment/2018/01/john_5_plans_valentines_day_shredfest

John 5 and The Creatures will be playing at Lost Horizon in Syracuse, NY on Feb 14. Tickets and meet and greet info is here: tourdates.bandsintown.com/event/20670094

[Interview] John 5 speaks to Hype Magazine about live album, KISS and Dave Lee Roth

John 5 107.7 The Bone Interview

John 5 107.7 The Bone Interview

Ahead of his tour date at the Highline Ballroom in New York, John 5 speaks to Hype Magazine about working with other artists, the much-awaited David Lee Roth album, his KISS collection, and the new John 5 and The Creatures album and tour – “It’s Alive!” – the first ever live album from John 5, out January 25.

To read the interview in full, go here: thehypemagazine.com/2018/01/john-5-on-his-new-its-alive-live-album-meeting-david-lee-roth

For all upcoming tour dates, ticket and VIP links, go here: john-5.com/main/tour/

To pre-order “It’s Alive!” go here: john-5.com/store/

[LISTEN] John 5 joins Dean Delray for the LET THERE BE TALK podcast

John 5, Dean Delray, Let There Be Talk podcast

John 5, Dean Delray, Let There Be Talk podcast

From Dean Delray:

“#399:John 5 – Guitarist for Rob Zombie
ReleasedJan 07, 2018

On today’s episode of LET THERE BE TALK one of the greatest guitar players ever John 5 stops by and talks some Rock n Roll with me. John has played guitar for some of the best in the business including David Lee Roth,Rob Halford and Marilyn Manson. Since 2005 John has been traveling the globe and making records with the great Rob Zombie. John is about to head out on a solo tour in February so make sure you get out of the house and see this man kill it up on Guitar.”

To listen on iTunes, go here: http://smarturl.it/John5LetThereBeRock (will take you to your countries iTunes store).

For other ways to listen, find out more here: deandelray.com/podcast

Music Radar on John 5: “a guitarist yet to reach his own boundaries”.

Music Radar have released a comprehensive list of the top 16 best rock guitarist in the world. At number 7 is our very own JOHN 5!

From Music Radar: “2017 highlight: While he may be best known for his tenure with shock rock acts including Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, John 5 has also trodden his own path through a solo career that now boasts eight studio albums. The latest, Season Of The Witch released earlier in 2017, is one of his most spectacular yet. Accomplished, musical and bonkers in equal measure, it highlights a guitarist yet to reach his own boundaries.”

Read the full article here: musicradar.com/news/the-16-best-rock-guitarists-in-the-world-right-now

Watch the directors cut version of Making Monsters by John 5 and The Creatures

John 5 and The Creatures Making Monsters

Happy New Year everyone!

We have a special treat for you. Watch the directors cut version of the Making Monsters video. In this version, director Lord Zane presents a full live-action video with John 5 and The Creatures performing the track with a slew of old skool monster movies playing in the background.


[Listen] John 5 appears on The Boo Crew podcast

John 5 The Boo Crew podcast

John 5 The Boo Crew podcast

From The Boo Crew:

HO-HO-HORROR! Looks like Christmas came early this year and Santa delivered a special extended show for you all!

We discuss Guillermo Del Toro’s new film “The Shape Of Water”, & The Crew stuff your stocking with Holiday Horror picks!

Special Guest: John 5 (of Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, John 5 & The Creatures) joins us to talk about his love of classic Monster movies, working with Rob Zombie, & his horror history.
Are you on Santa’s nice list this year? Find out on this episode!”

To find out other ways of listening to the podcast, go here: talesfromtheboocrew.com/Episode-2-John-5


The Creatures to play in Austin, TX on April 1

John 5 and The Creatures Its Alive tour

John 5 and The Creatures Its Alive tour

John 5 and The Creatures have added another date to their forthcoming “It’s Alive” tour in 2018.

Venue: Come and Take It Live
Date: April 1st, 2018
Address: 2015 E Riverside Dr, Bldg 4, Austin, TX, 78741
Tickets: comeandtakeitproductions.com/event/1611479
VIP: john-5.com/store/
Please note: This event is ALL AGES, however, anyone under the age of 21 will be charged an additional ‘minor surcharge’ at the door.

For all tour dates, ticket and VIP info and links, go to our tour page: john-5.com/main/tour/

[WATCH] John 5 on The Kreepy Kama Show

John 5 Kreepy Kama interview

The Kreepy Kama Show’s Shaun Kama interviews John 5 for episode 6 of the popular YouTube show.

Watch it above, or go direct: https://youtu.be/eovw0mEFSsU

Two new dates added to the IT’S ALIVE tour

John 5 and The Creatures It's Alive tour

John 5 and The Creatures It's Alive tour

John 5 and The Creatures fans, we have two new shows that we have added to the IT’S ALIVE tour:

11 April: Discovery Ventura, Ventura, CA and
19 April: Domino Room, Bend, OR

Tickets and meet and greet details can be found here: john-5.com/main/tour/. Ticket links for venues are being added daily so please take a look back and check if the date you are looking at doesn’t yet have tickets available.

John 5 and The Creatures to release “It’s Alive” album in 2018

John 5 and The Creatures Live album 2018

John 5 and The Creatures Live album 2018

In a recent #AskJohn5 question, John exclusively let fans know he was working on a Creatures live album.

The album, titled “It’s Alive!” is the first live album released by The Creatures. It is also the first album released by John 5 to be featured on vinyl. “I remember pulling up to a beautiful venue that we played in Sellersville, Pennsylvania and before we were unloading the equipment, the soundman said, ‘Hey guys, would you like to record the show?’ We said, ‘sure that would be amazing!’ I always wanted to have a really great recording of the show. We were a few weeks into the show so we were really well rehearsed, so I said, ‘Alright guys, let’s not jump around. Let’s just really try to get a great performance because we only have one shot – no other shows – if we mess up!’ So, we explained to them that we would be recording. You can hear that on the recording of the album, which makes it very magical. It came out amazingly! That’s the magic of live albums to me – capturing the performance.”

The Creatures will be touring in 2018 to promote the album.

Here are the important details:

  • The album will be available on double LP coloured vinyl, and CD.
  • You can pre-order the album at the official John 5 store now: john-5.com/store/. It will be released on January 25th and on the same day on digital formats (streaming and purchasing).
  • There will also be available to purchase separately, an amazing 24-page full-color tour book covering the tour journeys so far.

    Keep it locked to john-5.com to find out when the pre-sale will commence and for more news.

    To view the FULL TRACKLIST, click >>> (more…)

    John 5 and The Creatures to appear at the Tacoma Guitar Festival in 2018

    John 5 and The Creatures Tacoma Guitar Festival 2018

    John 5 and The Creatures Tacoma Guitar Festival 2018

    John 5 and The Creatures will be bringing their “It’s Alive” show to the Tacoma Guitar Festival in 2018.

    The festival with is the largest guitar event to take place in the Northwest, takes place from April 21 to April 22.

    John 5 and The Creatures will appear on April 21st.

    Tickets are available here: ticketmaster.com/Tacoma-Guitar-Festival-tickets/

    John 5 and The Creatures announce “It’s Alive!” tour in 2018

    John 5 and The Creatures It's Alive tour

    John 5 and The Creatures It's Alive tour

    It’s been one of the most asked questions of late, “when are John 5 and The Creatures next touring?”. Well, wait no more. The Creatures will be touring from February to April with 40 dates to cover.

    The “It’s Alive!” tour will go from Florida to Washington and a lot of places in between.

    Tickets will become available very soon, and VIP packages will be available exclusively at the official John 5 store.

    To see all the dates, go to the tour page, or click >>> (more…)

    [Interview] John 5 speaks to Time Out Shanghai ahead of his China shows with The Creatures

    John 5

    John 5

    John 5 and The Creatures are in China this week to play shows in Shanghai and Bejing.

    This is the first time John 5 has played in China as a solo artist and it promises to be a belting good show!

    Before the shows, which take place on 24th and 26th November, (full details including ticket and VIP links here) John 5 chatted to Time Out Shanghai about taking The Creatures show to China, whether Metallica have heard his version of Enter Sandman, what it’s like working as a solo artist and Rob Zombie’s right-hand axe-man, and how the music industry – and John 5 – are adapting for the digital age.

    To read the interview in full, go here: timeoutshanghai.com/features/J5-Our-live-show-is-like-juggling-chainsaws

    Vote John 5 “Best rock guitarist”

    John 5 Best Rock Guitarist 2017

    John 5 Best Rock Guitarist 2017

    John 5 has been nominated by Music Radar and Total Guitar in their Best Rock Guitarist category.

    I am very honored to be nominated in MusicRadar​ & Total Guitar​’s Best Rock Guitarist category. To be nominated among so many of my friends, peers and heroes, really means the world to me. But now it’s up to you!

    This is a People’s Vote, so now it’s up to you! Vote here: http://bit.ly/BestRockGuitarist17

    Voting closes at 23.59 (GMT) on Sunday 3 December 2017.

    John 5 to release live album in 2018

    John 5 community

    John 5 community

    John 5 recently completed his first #AskJohn5 session on the official community forum.

    In it, he was asked by fan marcusfiddy, if he had any plans to release new music or other new products.

    Here is John 5’s answer: “I’m going to be releasing a live record next year, really excited about that as it’s my first one. It’s going to be called IT’S ALIVE!”

    The Ask John 5 section will reopen to fans for a new round of questions towards the end of November. You never know what John 5 may share next time round!

    Read all the latest questions and answers here: john-5.com/main/community/ask-john-5/



    [Watch] John 5 joins Nikki Sixx for ‘My Favorite Riff’

    John 5 Nikki Sixx My Favorite Riff

    From Sixx Sense:

    Nikki’s good friend John 5, best known for his work with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, talks about the show “Hee Haw” inspiring him to pick up the guitar on this episode of My Favorite Riff, our video series where some of the world’s greatest guitar and bass players, along with future stars, talk about music, gear, and most importantly, riffs.

    John 5 talks about the beauty in simplicity, shows off his Chicken Pickin’, shows off the awesome riffs in some Michael Jackson hits, and turning country riffs in metal songs. He also speaks on his inspirations (“anything out of the norm”) and how he went from wanting to only be a session performer to touring the world.

    Brand new John 5 community open

    John 5 community

    John 5 community

    From the web manager:

    Over nine years ago, the official John 5 site decided to close it’s doors to the forum we had online at the time. It was always a sad blow as the community had grown so well, but we were fighting against social media at the time and a platform that was flooding us with bots and more.

    Nine years or so on, John 5 and I had a discussion about resurrecting a feature that we both loved having on the forum – an Ask John 5 section. This was an opportunity for fans, once a month, to submit questions for John 5 to choose to answer. We’re bringing that back, once a month (as John’s schedule allows) and every four months with John answering select questions by a recorded video. But why just that? Why not bring back the forum as a whole? So that is what we have done. Yes, in the era of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Google + (is that still a thing?) and everything else, a forum is probably pretty retro but we believe in the fanbase. And John’s worldwide reach has grown over the past few years. We want to tap into the community out there.

    So please get involved, join or sign back in if you’ve not for a while. Be a member, grow the community, join other John 5 and guitar fans and have fun. It’s YOUR community, grow it, use it! 

    The first “Ask John 5” session will open on Tuesday 24th October until Saturday 28th October. The questions will be answered after John 5 returns from his Halloween shows.

    Go now: https://john-5.com/main/community/



    Get John 5 & The Creatures cover of Enter Sandman on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and more now!

    John 5 Enter Sandman

    John 5 Enter Sandman

    Happy Friday 13th everyone! What a perfect day to unleash John 5 & The Creatures cover of the Metallica classic “Enter Sandman”.

    John 5 recently exclusively revealed the track on pal Eddie Trunks radio show.

    The track is currently available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify and more. More retailers will be added to the link below as they become available.

    Purchase the track today and then play it very VERY LOUD! http://smarturl.it/john5entersandman

    Listen to John 5’s cover of Metallica’s classic ‘Enter Sandman’ on Sirius XM today

    John 5 Enter Sandman

    John 5 Enter Sandman

    John 5 will be on his buddy Eddie Trunk’s Trunk Nation, via SXM Hair Nation, today at 5:30 P ET to debut a new instrumental track.

    This time he will be wowing fans with a cover of the Metallica Classic ‘Enter Sandman’.

    This is an exclusive debut for the track.

    We will let you know when it becomes available.