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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 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.


[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

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[Watch] John 5 speaks to Rock Titan Music Television

From Rock Titan Music TV:

John 5 is currently on tour in support of his first LIVE release “It’s Alive”! We were fortunate enough to catch up at Sellersville Theater & Washington House Hotel & Restaurant where “It’s Alive” was created. We covered everything from his days with David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Halford, Rob Zombie, Paul Stanley and his thoughts on Vinyl! A great conversation with one of the greatest guitarists in the world, and an awesome guy to boot.

See more of Rock Titan Music’s coverage of the Sellersville show here: rocktitan.tv/john-5-returns-to-sellersville/


From The Pit To The Mic: John 5 interview

John 5 The Photo Pit

John 5 The Photo Pit

John 5 speaks with The Photo Pit to look back at his career in great detail, from his early bands: Alligator Soup, to working with Rob Zombie and taking some time to chat about the latest Creatures album “It’s Alive”.

I just wanted to be a session guy so it was really, really exciting for me just to be doing what I was doing, and now to be doing what I’m doing is a complete shock.”

To read the article and listen to the 30 minute interview in full, go here: thephotopit.com/pit-to-the-mic-interview-john-5


[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 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


John 5: Wired and Inspired with Premier Guitar

John 5 Premier Guitar

John 5 Premier Guitar

On May 15th John 5 will be the featured cover star of Premier Guitar magazine. Before that he took part in the magazine’s Wired and Inspired feature.

From Premier Guitar:

John 5 uses his solo albums to showcase his mastery of diverse styles, although his standout non-metal style is country. He’s as comfortable fingerpicking, mimicking a banjo, and executing complex chord/melody arrangements as he is doing sliding arpeggios, sweep picking, and 7-finger tapping. That versatility has served him well. In addition to metal, his curriculum vitae includes recordings and tours with such diverse artists as k.d. lang, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rod Stewart, and Meat Loaf.

We spoke with John 5 about his roots, practice techniques, learning disparate styles of music, using less distortion to get heavier tones, and how he created some of the crazier sounds on Season of the Witch. As you’ll see reading this interview, John 5’s excitement is contagious. He’s an amazing guitarist, but an even more inspiring person.”

Read the feature in full here: premierguitar.com/articles/25587-john-5-wired-inspired
Subscribe to Premier Guitar here: shop.premierguitar.com

Photo by Stephanie Cabral


[Interview] John 5 talks to the Huffington Post: “I appreciate and love music so much. This album is really who I am”.

One of the last dates on the Season of the Witch tour saw John 5 returning to his home state of Michigan. Ahead of that show he had a chat with the Huffington Post.

As much as his collaborations have varied, his own solo material runs the gamut even more displaying influences of everything from heavy metal and hard rock all the way to country and bluegrass.

Recently, John 5 released his solo project Season of the Witch, an album he rolled out in an interesting fashion by releasing music videos first before any of the actual music. I got to chat with John 5 recently about growing up in Michigan, why he took that route releasing his music, and the differences in making his own music compared writing for others.”

To read the interview in full, please go here: huffingtonpost.com/entry/famed-guitarist-john-5-talks-of-times-growing-up-in_us


[Interview] John 5 speaks to Long Island Pulse: “I love all these different styles of music. And it’s from the heart.”

John 5 Rob Fenn

On April 7, John 5 and The Creatures will be taking their Season of the Witch tour to Blackthorn 51 in Queens. Ahead of that show John 5 chatted to the Long Island Pulse about how he tackles the different styles of music he plays: “I did heavy stuff, western swing…the album goes in all different styles of music. It’s a lot of fun. There’s a little something for everybody. That’s just who I am—I love all these different styles of music. And it’s from the heart. I think fans really latch onto that.”

They also talk about his new album Season of the Witch and some of the people he has worked with over the years.

To read the interview in full, go here: http://lipulse.com/2017/03/23/john-5-metal-meets-western-swing/

To get your tickets and meets and greets for the show, go here: http://john-5.com/main/tour/


Music Mania Podcast interviews John 5

John 5 Music Mania Podcast

Ahead of the release of the new album “Season of the WitchMusic Mania had John 5 on their podcast to chat about the new album, touring with Rob Zombie, working with David Lee Roth, Rob Halford, Marilyn Manson and much much more.

You can also download the podcast for free on iTunes – click this link: http://smarturl.it/MusicManiaJ5int to be taken to your countries iTunes store.


John 5 to appear on Never Meet Your Heroes with Scott Ian

John 5 Scott Ian Never Meet Your Heroes SiriusXM Volume

John 5 will be a guest on Scott Ian’s “Never Meet Your Heroes” this coming Thursday (19 Jan) on SiriusXM Volume.

The show will include John 5 talking about his unique hazing ritual when he first joined Marilyn Manson,  that included nudity, urine, and a hefty hotel bill.

You can listen to an extract above, but to tune into the full show, see show listings here: http://www.siriusxm.com/servlet/Satellite?c=SXM_Channel_C&childpagename=SXM%2FSXM_Channel_C%2FChannelProgramList&cid=1293948280479&pagename=SXM%2FWrapper


[Interview] John 5 talks to TV of The Lost

TV of the Lost John 5 Interview

Check out this great interview with John 5 while he was in Germany for his recent John 5 and The Creatures tour. In this Eye To Eye interview with TV of the Lost, John 5 talks about song writing, reminisces about touring in Germany with previous groups, and much more.

Enjoy!


Listen to John 5 on Full Metal Jackie

John 5 Full Metal Jackie

John 5 Full Metal Jackie

John 5 recently was a featured guest on KLOS-FM’s WHIPLASH with Full Metal Jackie. The show was recorded before John 5 went on tour with Rob Zombie for the Return of the Dreads tour.

They talk about 5’s work with other artists, including what it’s like working with Marilyn Manson and Dave Lee Roth. He also talks about the new Rob Zombie album The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser and the sadness of not been able to work with Prince.

He also talks John 5 and The Creatures.

Listen now: 955klos.com/2016/08/09/listen-to-a-podcast-of-john-5-from-last-nights-whiplash-with-full-metal-jackie/*

*Please note this is not a live show but a podcast of the recent show.


John 5: “I just really enjoy having a guitar around me and being involved with really good musicians.”

John 5 and The Creatures fall 2015

John 5 and The Creatures fall 2015

Broken Records Online chat with John 5 about touring, why he picked Doyle as his first choice touring partner (“[he’s a] real life superhero“), what defines music for John 5 and how he lights the creative spark.

They also talk about why he created a “Greatest Hits” album and what shaped his career – including speaking about length about his time in Marilyn Manson and his continued work with Rob Zombie; “I’m a sponge.  There’s a reason why Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are so successful.  They’re making the right decisions.  They understand what’s going on.”

This is a really interesting interview.  Enjoy: brokenrecordsonline.com/interviews/john-5


John 5; “inspiration is one of the most important things you can have…it will change someone’s life forever”

John 5 Rob Fenn

The brand new and very first Greatest Hits album from John 5, will come out digitally on Oct 31.  You will be able to purchase a physical copy from the store in November complete with a DVD of one of the John 5 and The Creatures shows from earlier this year.

The Creatures will be back on the road with special guest Doyle in November.

In the meantime, read this great interview with John 5 from AXS.com in which John talks about his influences, the importance of influences in music, how he approaches song-writing and much more.

Read the interview in full: axs.com/john-5-talks-inspiration-and-greatest-hits


A career spanning interview with J5 from Screamer Magazine

John 5 Rob Fenn

John 5 Rob Fenn

This is one of those interviews worth taking the time over. Before he sets out on two tours – one with The Creatures and the other with Rob Zombie; John 5 chatted to Screamer Magazine about EVERYTHING.

In this truly career spanning interview, John 5 talks about growing up, the Manson years, his early days in LA, his influences, family, Zombie and his solo career.

Enjoy! screamermagazine.com/interviews/the-mastermind-of-john-5/


John 5 and Rob Zombie to be interviewed for ‘Hired Gun’ documentary

John 5 Rob Zombie Hired Gun

John 5 Rob Zombie Hired Gun

A new documentary called “Hired Gun” is currently in post production.  “Hired Gun is a compelling film about a unique fraternity of musicians that possess uncommon musical ability, but who made a conscious decision to make a living playing music in relative obscurity. Occasionally, one of them makes the big time and becomes a star in their own right.”

For the documentary, John 5 – who has worked with Dave Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Meatloaf, Rod Stewart – to name but a few – will be interviewed – along with friend and front-man Rob Zombie (still from interview footage above) .

You can find out more about the documentary here: http://www.hiredgundoc.com


John 5: “I work hard at everything I do and I’m very proud of what I’ve done so far”

john-5-interview

In this interview with 100 Percent Rock, John 5 speaks about his solo tours, what are the accomplishments of his career, what home comforts he has taken on the road, and much more.

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J5 shares his ‘Shreddin’ Surprises’ with Guitar.com

John 5 Doghouse Studios

A few weeks ago, before the John 5 and The Creatures streaming show, John 5 sat down for a long chat with Adam St. James of Guitar.com.  In this interview, they cover subjects such as John 5’s first meeting with Lynyrd Skynyrd, how he went from session to being the right hand axe man for acts such as Marilyn Manson and much more more.

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J5 talks to Guitar & Bass: “I try to play a lot of different styles and have a unique approach to the guitar”

John 5 Guitar and Bass

Check out this career encompassing interview with John 5 by our friends at Guitar and Bass.  John chats about working with Dave Lee Roth, Manson, and Zombie, as well as what drives him to create solo albums and more about his pay per view streaming show “John 5 and The Creatures“.

Tickets are still available for the pay per view, here: http://bit.ly/J5WBPG

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Cryptic Rock speaks to John 5

Careful with that Axe

A really cool interview from the guys at Cryptic Rock, who speak to John on a variety of subjects, including his days in Marilyn Manson, starting out as a session player, the new album Careful With That Axe, and how to stay healthy on tour.

There’s also hints at some exciting projects coming in the near future, for which news will be posted here at john-5.com VERY SOON!

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[Watch] John 5 speaks to rockbook: “I’m still friends with Manson and Twiggy”

John 5 interviewed by Rockbook Magazine

Before Rob Zombie played their set in Budapest a few days ago, John 5 sat with the folks at rockbook.hu and gave them this interview, where they touched on subjects including working on Zombie’s movie scores, what its like juggling life as a father, husband and rock star, his next album ‘Careful With That Axe’ and his continuing friendship with Manson, Twiggy and Dave Lee Roth.

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[Watch] WUMF interviews John 5 in Maine at Mayhem 2013

John 5 interview

At a busy, and loud, backstage area, WUMF915 sat with John 5 just before he hit the stage in Maine, to chat about his career, drummers, solo work, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor and his pants.

The interviewer, Tyler, said of the meet “He was quite the chill dude and was is one of the best technical guitarists I (Tyler) have ever personally seen.”

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