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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


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.


[Watch] John 5 shares with MusicRadar a guest lesson

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As part of MusicRadar’s 30 day guitar challenge, John 5 shares his own guest lesson including string-skipped arpeggios and tapping in both rhythm and lead playing.

From MusicRadar:

This month, John takes us through his approaches to quintessential rock techniques string skipping and tapping. His speed is utterly ferocious at times, but we’d urge you to stick with the lesson even if up-tempo playing isn’t your bag.

All of John’s examples in this month’s video lesson can be distilled down to simple ideas, each less than a bar of music in length, which can then be moved around the fretboard to create more sophisticated licks. Focusing on these basic ideas will help you to put together your own more advanced creations.

The lessons have previously been shared via Total Guitar but MusicRadar have compiled a series of lessons plus musical sheets and write-ups. To watch the video lessons, and find out more, click >>>  (more…)


J5 takes us through ‘Careful With That Axe’ track-by-track

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John 5 sat down with Music Radar recently to take them through a track by track discussion of his new album ‘Careful With That Axe’ out August 12.

As well as explaining the theme behind each track, he explains why he decided to shake up the writing process this time round, by the introduction of two live performers – Rodger Carter on drums (whose Doghouse Studios the album was recorded at) and bassist Matt Bissonnette.

Pre-order your copy of Careful With That Axe here: http://smarturl.it/CarefulWithThatAxe

To read the track-by-track, go to: musicradar.com/john-5-talks-new-album-careful-with-that-axe-track-by-track