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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.”

Watch as John 5 plays his favorite TV Theme Songs with Loudwire

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From Loudwire:

We know you love music, but how well do you remember some of TV’s top themes? On this edition of Loudwire’s Gear Factor, powered by Sweetwater, the Music Experience‘s Squiggy meets up with guitar great John 5 at his SoCal home and the discussion detoured into talk of favorite TV themes.

For many of you viewers, this segment will offer up a sense of nostalgia. John 5 actually serves up two sitcom themes from his youth, with two shows that started in the ’60s and ran into the ’70s, but became popular with kids of the guitarist’s generation. See how quickly you pick up on these classics.

[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!

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.

John 5 talks “It’s Alive” with Loudwire

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From Loudwire:

Guitar giant John 5 recently stopped by our studio to talk about his first ever live album, It’s Alive! John 5 also discussed one of his favorite Rob Zombie tracks and spoke about how he always feels comfortable with a guitar in his hands.

To see the exclusive video interview, go here: loudwire.com/john-5-its-alive-rob-zombie

John 5 to make live appearance at the 2017 Loudwire Music Awards

Loudwire Music Awards 2017

Loudwire Music Awards 2017

2017’s Loudwire Music Awards will take place on October 24 at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles.

As well as performances from Dave Mustaine, Anthrax, Rob Halford and Halestorm, there will be several guest presenters, including John 5.

The night will also include honors for Tony Iommi and Sammy Hagar.

The awards night is open to the public and tickets are on sale now at this location.

For more details, go here: loudwire.com/megadeth-dave-mustaine-sammy-hagar-zakk-wylde-more-added-2017-loudwire-music-awards/

John 5 plays Loudwire’s Fact or Fiction

John 5 Loudwire Fact Fiction

From Loudwire:

We were really excited about this one! At this year’s Chicago Open Air festival, Rob Zombie / ex-Marilyn Manson guitar icon John 5 joined us to prove and disprove what’s written about him on Wikipedia.

John covers topics from growing up, to Marilyn Manson, meeting and working with Rudy Sarzo and much much more.

Read more: loudwire.com/john-5-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/


Loudwire 6th Annual Music Awards placements for John 5 and The Creatures

Loudwire 6th Annual Music Awards results

Loudwire 6th Annual Music Awards results

First of all a HUGE thank you to all the fans for their support, their votes, their shares and their promotions on John 5’s nominations in the 6th Annual Music Awards.  Being voted amongst friends and peers was a huge honor for John.

The results are in for Best Guitarist and Best Rock Video and we are really pleased with the results – a huge congrats to the winners in these categories – Slash (Best Guitarist) and Disturbed (Best Rock Video).

For Best Guitarist John 5 came 4th place in a category of huge hitters and so many talented people whose John looks up to, calls friend and is pleased just to have been nominated with and for Best Rock Video, The Creatures “Making Monsters” came 3rd, and it’s a huge congrats to the people involved in the video, including directors Jonny Coffin and Lord Zane.

Speaking on the results John says: “THANK YOU to everyone who voted in the Loudwire Music Awards. Your votes for my nomination as Best Guitarist and The Creatures for our video Making Monsters has meant a lot. The support you guys have shown means a great deal. Just being nominated amongst friends and peers was such an honor! No matter the results, You guys rock!”

“Making Monsters” video named in Loudwire’s Top 10 Rock Videos of 2016

Making Monsters John 5 and The Creatures

Congratulations to John 5 and The Creatures as their video “Making Monsters” made Loudwire’s Top 10 Rock Videos of 2016.

The video features live action directed by Lord Zane and stop motion video directed by Jonny Coffin – which in itself took 6 months to put together.

From Loudwire:

John 5 and the Creatures encounter some real creatures in their video for “Making Monsters.” Directors Matt Zane and Johnny Coffin help John 5 with the video, which features a young boy working on some models of creatures, leaving them in his work space and having them suddenly come to life at night. Watch as a mini-John 5 rocks in a “monster” band with the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Frankenstein.”

Remember you can make Making Monsters YOUR favourite rock video of 2016 by taking part in the Loudwire 6th Annual Music Awards peoples vote. Follow the link to cast your vote here: http://loudwire.com/vote-for-the-best-rock-video-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

Vote John 5 and The Creatures ‘Best Rock Music Video’ in Loudwire’s 6th Annual Music Awards


Wow this is so brilliant! John 5 and The Creatures have been nominated for ‘Best Rock Music Video’ in this year’s Loudwire Music Awards.

The video, directed by Jonny Coffin and featuring stop-motion from Coffin Case Animation, also features live footage directed by Lord Zane.

This is a fan led vote, so vote – once, twice and then some more. You can vote “as much as once per hour through the deadline of Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10AM ET when the voting for the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards concludes.”

So that’s as much as 24 times a day everyday – I mean, who needs sleep?

This nomination tops off a fantastic year for the Creatures who not only released 6 singles but also a video with each of those singles.  The singles will be part of John 5’s next album “Guitars, Tits and Monsters” scheduled for release in 2017. The band also did successful tours in the US and Europe. John 5 and The Creatures features Ian Ross on bass and Rodger Carter on drums.

So go do this! VOTE!
Follow the link to cast your vote here: http://loudwire.com/vote-for-the-best-rock-video-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

Vote John 5 “Best Guitarist” in Loudwire’s 6th Annual Music Awards

John 5 Making Monsters

John 5 Making Monsters

Come on John 5 fans! Time to get out your votes! John 5 is nominated this year in Loudwire’s 6th Annual Music Awards in the category of Best Guitarist!

This is a fan led vote, so vote – once, twice and then some more. You can vote “as much as once per hour through the deadline of Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10AM ET when the voting for the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards concludes.”

So that’s as much as 24 times a day everyday – I mean, who needs sleep?

This means a lot to John to be nominated with his peers – people he looks up to, admires and has worked with and calls friends.

So go do this! VOTE!
Follow the link to cast your vote here: Vote for the Best Guitarist – 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards


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WE NEED YOUR VOTES! John 5 and The Creatures “Black Grass Plague” is included in this week’s Loudwire Battle Royale to determine this week’s Top 10 Rock and Metal videos. The battle runs the full week through Friday January 15 11AM EST. Fans can vote once per hour via social networks and website.

So that means click this link, once an hour, every hour until FRIDAY!!!!


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[Listen] John 5 speaks to 943 loudwire.com


Just before the Night of the Living Dreads tour rolled into Casper Wyoming a few days ago, John 5 chatted with Butch from 943 Loudwire.com about the tour, playing with Korn and a lot more besides.

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Vote Rob Zombie for Loudwire’s Live Act of the Year


2012 is coming to an end and fans across the globe will remember fondly the memories of seeing Rob Zombie live this year.  To that end, Loudwire have, as part of their 2012 Music Awards nominated Rob Zombie one of the choices for Live Act of the Year 2012. As Loudwire says; “Boasting one of music’s most incredible stage shows, Rob Zombie embarked on the ‘Twins of Evil’ tour with co-headliner Marilyn Manson…fans turned up in droves for the unique tour.” (more…)

Loudwire interviews John 5 about Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and his new solo album God Told Me To

photo by Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.comIn time for the new album release, John 5 sat with Loudiwre for this interesting interview.


Guitarist John 5 Talks Solo Disc, Rob Zombie + Marilyn Manson by: Mary Ouellette

Guitarist John 5 has just unleashed his new solo disc ‘God Told Me To.’ The CD/DVD combo offers up one part acoustic, one part electric, in addition to a behind the scenes DVD, delivered in retro-horror type style with his very own ghoulish host. (more…)