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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 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/


[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


[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

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[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


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/

 


[Watch] John 5 talks to GuitarGuitar

John 5 GuitarGuitar interview

From GuitarGuitar:

We were recently lucky enough to spend a little time backstage in Rob Zombie’s dressing room with the Legendary John 5 ahead of their performance at the O2 Academy.

As we sat and chatted, we covered a lot of topics ranging from memorable festival experiences to the power of the telecaster, Glasgow’s International cuisine and why you must absolutely always play guitar no matter what! John was very easy company and a fantastic man to talk to: his experience in the industry has given him a wealth of experience and he was happy to share!”


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/


[Interview] “It is not even work to me. I am so lucky to be doing what I am doing” – John 5 speaks to Tattoo.com

John 5 Interview Tattoo.com

John 5 Interview Tattoo.com

From Tattoo.com:

One of the most influential metal guitarists of all time, John 5, has made his rounds throughout the industry and blessed our ears with an unconventional skill level that is felt by coming generations of new musicians and every dose of thunder in the realm of all things heavy metal. Transporting listeners and concertgoers into a dimension of transcendence over snarling riffs and an all-out intensity that is felt deep within your core, the John 5 & The Creatures frontrunner and Rob Zombie guitarist has made a real statement of intent with an identity laced with originality. I caught up with John to discuss the upcoming release of ‘Season of the Witch’, getting tattooed at Sunset Strip Tattoo, balancing artistic mediums, and more.”

Read the interview here: tattoo.com/blog/exclusive-interview-john-5


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.


[Interview] John 5 speaks to Ultimate Guitar

John 5

Ahead of the March 3 release of his new album Season of the Witch, and a huge tour across the US with The Creatures, John 5 called in to have a chat with Ultimate-Guitar.com about the new album, his Telecaster collection, the gear he owns and uses and how he has embraced the YouTube era.

To read the interview in full, go here: ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/exclusive_interview_with_john_5.


[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!


Anti-Hero Magazine interviews John 5

John 5 Rob Fenn

John 5 Rob Fenn

John 5 flies out to the UK today to get ready to start his European tour with his band The Creatures. This side-project has garnered a lot of critical praise during shows across America and now for the first time John takes that show across the globe.

Ahead of the tour, John chatted with Anti-Hero Magazine about his career, his obsessions, his latest projects and more. Speaking about John 5, Anti-Hero Magazine say; “His new musical project, the Creatures, allows him to showcase his ability and virtuosity on his instrument in a different environment and musical structure.”

Read the full interview here: antiheromagazine.com/interview-john-5/

To see the full list of dates for The Creatures and get ticket and meet and greet purchase links, go here: TOUR DATES


See John 5 in “Hired Gun” documentary

John 5 Hired Gun Documentary

John 5 Hired Gun Documentary

Check out this brand new documentary – Hired Gun – which takes a look at the “unique fraternity of musicians that possess uncommon musical ability, but who made a conscious decision to make a living playing music in relative obscurity.”

The documentary features in it’s extensive line-up, John 5 – who has worked with Dave Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Meatloaf, Rod Stewart – to name but a few – and is  interviewed – along with friend and front-man Rob Zombie.

Find out more: http://www.hiredgunthefilm.com


FOR AUCTION: Personal John 5 guitar signed by John 5, Rob Zombie & friends for the Ruben Velasco Legacy Fund

John 5 guitar auction Ruben

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As many of you will recall, a few months ago, John 5’s good friend Ruben Valesco – also his guitar tech on many tours – passed away after a valiant fight against stage 4 cancer. Since then the Ruben Velasco Legacy Fund has been set up in honor of him and his love of protecting the health and safety of animals.

John 5 has given away this very personal gift to the charity to be auctioned – a gold Squier Telecaster named “Son of Goldie” (in reference to his main gold Telecaster people see him with) and has got a bunch of friends to sign it too.

This was his personal instrument for many years, played on stage while on tour with Rob Zombie. Several marks on the guitar show the instrument’s well-worn patina and recall his frenetic head-banging style. Accompanying its authentic marks are autographs from his fellow musicians: Rob Zombie, Billy Idol, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), and John 5 himself.

This rare piece of music memorabilia is a vision in gold, and comes with a matching headstock, hardware, and a mirrored pickguard. Sales from this guitar will benefit The Fur and Feather Animal Sanctuary and Ruben’s Legacy.

You can bid for it here: ifonly.com/music/squier-telecaster-guitar-signedjohn-5-rob-zombie

Auctions ends end of September.


J5: “when I get up on stage, I want to entertain the people. I really want to give them a show”

John t

John t

During the recent break for the Return of the Dreads tour, John 5 spoke to Korea Guitar about the new Rob Zombie album The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, about working with KISS legend Ace Frehley, how he came up with his signature make-up look and why he chooses Telecaster as he his axe weapon of choice.

To read the interview in full, go here: koreaguitar1.wordpress.com/john-5-interview/


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 interview: “I love a challenge”

John 5 rob zombie

John 5 rob zombie

Before going on his March tour with The Creatures, John 5 conducted an interview with Reverb.com*. In it he chats “about his writing relationship with Rob Zombie, the particulars of his signature guitar and what hundreds of guitars are in his collection“.

To read the interview in full, go to: reverb.com/interview-john-5

interview published after the tour


The Music Room interviews John 5

John 5 art by Phantom Fox

John 5 art by Phantom Fox

John 5 talks about upcoming projects with Rob Zombie and Ace Frehley with The Music Room.  The interview took place before the John 5 and The Creatures show earlier this month at The Southgate House.

To read the interview in full: musicroom.me/john-5-juggling-chainsaws/