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‘Invasion’ – out today. Watch the new John 5 and The Creatures music video ‘I Want It All’

Pre Order Invasion John 5 and The Creatures digital and box set

The highly-anticipated new JOHN 5 and The Creatures album, Invasion, has been unleashed to the masses today! Invasion – produced and mixed by Barry Pointer at Riot House Studio – proves to be a diverse progression of the sound that JOHN 5 fans have grown to expect from the eclectic virtuoso.

In addition, JOHN 5 and The Creatures are scheduled to announce a new tour very soon, so stay tuned for more details!

Invasion, featuring the extraordinary new singles “Zoinks!”, “Crank It – Living With Ghosts”, “I Am John 5” and “Midnight Mass”, is available to order now in both physical and digital formats here: https://smarturl.it/invasionalbumJ5

Today, in celebration of the release of Invasion, JOHN 5 and The Creatures have released yet another new single and music video, entitled “I Want It All”. Brought to life by the same team on “Crank It – Living With Ghosts” – director Israel Perez, art director Cody Varona and producer Nicole Hatley, with wardrobe by Forgotten Saints LA – the “I Want It All” video is a zany romp featuring some bodacious babes quite literally sustaining life via their Instagram feeds.

JOHN 5 says, “I’m super excited for this record to finally come out, for fans to see the new video, ‘I Want It All’, and to announce a new tour to follow in the fall very soon!”

Check out even more recent music videos/tracks by JOHN 5 and The Creatures here:

“Zoinks!”: http://smarturl.it/zoinksj5creatures

“Crank It – Living With Ghosts”: http://smarturl.it/crankitj5

“I Am John 5”: http://smarturl.it/iamjohn5

“Midnight Mass”: http://smarturl.it/midnightmassj5


Pre-Order Invasion by John 5 and The Creatures now!

Pre Order Invasion John 5 and The Creatures digital and box set

Pre Order Invasion John 5 and The Creatures digital and box set

YES! Today you can finally pre-order the brand new John 5 and The Creatures album Invasion.

The eighth solo album from John 5 and third to feature The Creatures, will be released digitally on July 31st (John 5’s birthday) and is also available as a limited edition box set and a digipak CD, which will be shipping from September 1st.

Fans who pre-order the box set will get it hand-signed by John 5 and the first 50 pre-orders will also get a special gift from 5.

The album will feature 10 tracks, including the four already released as digital/video singles earlier this year (Zoinks!, Crank It, I am John 5 and Midnight Mass). The cover features artwork from animator Brett Boggs (Frozen, Wreck It Ralph), who has collaborated with The Creatures for this album, including directing and animating several of the new music videos. The album has been produced by Barry Pointer.

To see your pre-order options, including box set and digipack CD, click here: https://smarturl.it/invasionpreorderJ5 – more options for digital pre-order will be added as we get them.

Tracklist:

  1. Invasion
  2. I am John 5
  3. Midnight Mass
  4. Zoinks!
  5. Crank It – Living With Ghosts
  6. Cactus Flower
  7. I Want It All
  8. I Like The Funk
  9. Constant Sorrow

John 5 and The Creatures ‘Invasion’ due out July 31st. Pre-order available from July 12th.

Invasion John 5 and The Creatures

John 5 and The Creatures will release their eagerly awaited album ‘Invasion’ on July 31st, 2019. The release coincides with shredder John 5’s birthday, and as well as the full album release, new video “I Want It All” will be available to watch.

‘Invasion’ will be the third Creatures album, following live album ‘It’s Alive’ and ‘Season of the Witch’. The Creatures includes on bass, Ian Ross and on drums, Logan Miles Nix.

Pre-order for the album will be available from July 12th, and will include a special box-set edition that you will be able to order from the official John 5 store. The album will also be available wherever digital music is available. Keep it locked to john-5.com for more details.

In the meantime, watch the official album trailer above and watch/purchase the four singles already released for this album:

Midnight Mass: http://smarturl.it/MidnightMassJ5

I am John 5: http://smarturl.it/iamjohn5

Crank It – Living with Ghosts: http://smarturl.it/crankitj5

Zoinks!: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures


[Watch] John 5 play through of Zoinks via Guitar World.

John 5 Zoinks Guitar World

From Guitar World:

John 5 stopped by the Guitar World studio to play through his new song “ZOINKS!” from the album ‘Invasion.’ ‘Check it out!

Purchase/Stream/Watch the ZOINKS! single: smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures


“Midnight Mass” the brand new video/single from John 5 and The Creatures coming April 1st

Midnight Mass John 5 and The Creatures

Midnight Mass“, is the next video/single from John 5 and The Creatures and features a tour de force of clips from The Creatures current Invasion 2019 tour and a blisteringly hot track that you will want to play VERY LOUD!

The video is directed by Chris Huber and features single artwork by Brett Boggs who has worked on several “Invasion” singles (Zoinks!, I am John 5).

The video and single will be available to stream and purchase from April 1 via all good digital retailers (more details coming soon). Set your reminders so you can be one of the first in the world to see it as it goes live! To take part in the premiere, just go to the video and click the SET REMINDER button. You will receive a notification just before the video airs and the rest is just VOLUME UP and ENJOY!

In the meantime, listen to the first three tracks from Invasion by clicking the links below. The album “Invasion” is due out summer 2019.

“Zoinks!” music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures

“Crank It – Living With Ghosts” music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/crankitj5

“I am John 5” music video/download/stream: http://smarturl.it/iamjohn5


Music Mania Podcast interview with John 5

John 5 interview Music Mania Podcast 2019

From Music Mania:

2019 has been a busy year for John 5 as he is currently embarking on a U.S. solo tour before hitting the road with Rob Zombie for the Twins of Evil 2 tour this Summer with Marilyn Manson.  John will also release his solo album “Invasion” this Summer and has released two videos thus far in “Zoinks” and “I Am John 5.” He recently chatted with Clint Switzer on the Music Mania Podcast to discuss all this and much more. 


John 5 shows fans “How To Play” Zoinks, Crank It and I am John 5 with Alternative Press

How to Play John 5 Alternative Press

How to Play John 5 Alternative Press

From Alternative Press:

“John 5 and the Creatures are ready to level the Earth with a sonic-beam of shred with their new record, “Invasion.” For the first time ever, the legendary guitar god sits down to teach you how to play three of his brand new songs in this APTV world exclusive.”

How to play “Zoinks!”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-MaDfdxM1w

In this installment, John 5 plays through “Zoinks!” and breaks the lead riff down to chord shape and rhythm and explains everything you need to know to play along with the new album.”

How to play “Crank It”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH0yY7zmsC8

“In this APTV exclusive, guitar god John 5 teaches you how to play riffs from his new song “Crank It-Living With Ghosts.” Learn the chord shapes, picking pattern and rhythm to this haunting riff-fest. John 5 also gives a preview of a BRAND NEW song and tells us what we can expect for the upcoming music video, gives an in depth explanation of the “Crank It” writing process and discusses the importance of rhythm in his playing.”

How to play “I am John 5”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk4qhQbvViw

“Virtuoso guitarist John 5 has returned with “Invasion,” a brand new album of face-melting shred and instantly iconic riffs but his main influence behind “I AM JOHN 5” may shock you. In this APTV exclusive, John 5 demonstrates how to play riffs from “I AM JOHN 5″ and explains everything you’ll need to know to play along to the track. The guitar legend also opens up about being open minded to all genres keeps his music fresh.”


John 5 speaks to Consequences of Sound: “the guitar is strong and powerful and will never die”

John 5 Consequences of Sound

John 5 Consequences of Sound

John 5 and The Creatures are now on the the road with Jared James Nichols and Dead Girls Academy for the Invasion 2019 tour. Before embarking on this tour, John 5 spoke to Consequences of Sound about a range of issues, including:

  • his favorite thing about touring with his solo band, the Creatures
  • what new material he’s performing with the Creatures on his current tour
  • using YouTube and Instagram as a promotional vehicle
  • how the recording process for Rob Zombie’s new album differed from past albums
  • On the state of heavy metal music and the genre’s future

Plus a lot more. To read the interview in full, go here: consequenceofsound.net/john-5-rob-zombie-interview-2019/

Photo by Matt Akana


John 5 speaks to The Cornwall Seeker: “If there is a good groove people can latch on to it”.

John 5 Matt Wilson

John 5 Matt Wilson

From The Cornwall Seeker:

John 5 is best known as the current and long-time guitarist of Rob Zombie. He is also the former guitarist of Marilyn Manson, the former guitarist for Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, and the former guitarist of 2wo featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest.

This is the first time John 5’s backing band The Creatures play in Canada.

“We’re so excited because we’ve never been to Canada with The Creatures. We’re beyond excited to come to Ottawa and rock. It’s going to be a huge show, a crazy rock and roll party! Guitars and monsters and all sorts of crazy stuff will happen. We’re really looking forward to it,” John 5 stated.

Read the interview in full here: theseeker.ca/interview-guitarist-john-5/


[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!


Watch “I Am John 5” teaser video

I am John 5 - John 5 and The Creatures

On March 1st, John 5 and The Creatures will release the third video from their upcoming album “Invasion”.

“I am John 5” features 5 as a giant robot and is again written, directed and animated by Brett Boggs (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph).

The video will be available to watch via the official John 5 YouTube account and a premiere reminder will be set up a few days before so fans can be one of the first to watch the video when it goes live.

Don’t forget to watch/stream/download the prevideous two singles from Invasion, which is due out later this year:

Zoinks!: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures

Crank It!: http://smarturl.it/crankitj5


[Interview] Ultimate Guitar speaks to John 5 about his solo work, Rob Zombie, the gear he uses and much more

John 5 interview with UltimateGuitar.com

John 5 interview with UltimateGuitar.com

 

UltimateGuitar.com recently caught up with John 5 to talk about his new album Invasion (coming later this year), his new singles from that album, his gear, his favorite non-Fender guitar and what fans can expect on the new Rob Zombie album, which is also out later this year.

From UG.com:

UG recently caught up with John 5 to discuss his upcoming solo album as well as the next Rob Zombie album.

John 5 is a true student of the guitar. He is proficient in nearly every genre that involves a guitar, from country to jazz to metal. His upcoming album will give us a taste of all of those genres along with some crazy, innovative stuff that is sure to keep you entertained.

Read the interview in full here: ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/john_5_banjo_on_zombie_album


CRANK IT – the new video and single from John 5 and The Creatures available NOW!

John 5 Crank It video premiere February 1st 2019

JOHN 5 and The Creatures have launched another music video from their forthcoming full-length album, Invasion, for a two-part track entitled “Crank It – Living With Ghosts”. The trippy video for this mind-boggling, hypnotic jam begins as a fluorescent, glow-in-the-dark extravaganza, transitioning with the music to something altogether more sinister.

You can purchase/stream the track from digital retailers from today – just follow this link: www.smarturl.it/crankitj5

The video for “Crank It – Living With Ghosts” is directed by Israel Perez and features costumes and masks made by Forgotten Saints LA and Scott Blake’s Yordreem Creations. The video was produced by Nicole Hatley, with art direction by Cody Varona.

Speaking about the video, John 5 says: “This video begins with total acid-trip rave party for “Crank It”, and the second portion of the song, “Living With Ghosts”, is the come down. This video depicts all of the things you secretly want when you go to a party – craziness, indulgence. It’s full of everything you could want – guitars, tits and monsters!”

With “Zoinks!” and “Crank It – Living With Ghosts” now out in the wild, JOHN 5 plans to reveal his next music video for “I Am John 5” (an official sequel to “Zoinks!”) on March 1. Details on additional music videos are coming soon.

JOHN 5 and The Creatures will kick off their North American Invasion Tour on February 26 in Mesa, AZ. Select dates of the tour – specifically the shows in Mesa, AZ, Hollywood, CA, Anaheim, CA and Sacramento, CA – will feature very special, high-caliber mystery guests to be announced very soon! The tour will feature support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols. Tickets and VIP packages are available now via john-5.com/main/tour.


Performer Mag talks new LP, new tour & more with John 5

John 5 Performer Magazine

John 5 Performer Magazine

John 5 is the cover artist for Performer Magazines big interview in their Dec/Jan ’19 issue out now.

In the article which is available to purchase here, or read online, John talks about his upcoming Invasion tour with Jared James Nichols, releasing the next Creatures album via a series of unique music videos (see the first video ZOINKS! here), his influences, his work with Rob Zombie, advice for fellow musicians and how his creative process works:

“I’m always honest with myself. So, what that means is…it’s hard to explain. I love to play a certain way, I love to sit on the couch and play guitar. That’s all that I do, and I love playing different styles of music. If something is done really well, I’m into it. So, that’s what keeps me always playing, and keeps me trying to master all these different styles.

So that’s what I do on my records. If I love Chet Atkins, I’m going to put that on my record. It’s a little unorthodox, with all these different kinds of styles, but I love it and it’s honest. And I think that’s what people enjoy about the records; it’s just who I am. I’m not trying to be something I’m not.”

To read the interview in full, go here: performermag.com/interviews/john-5-invasion-cover-story/


[Listen] John 5 talks ZOINKS, Rob Zombie and more with Talk Toomey

John 5 Talk Toomey Episode 192

John 5 Talk Toomey Episode 192

From Talk Toomey:

John 5 joins the show to talk about the new single from John 5 and The Creatures. John tells about the inspiration from Scooby Doo for the video.

John and I discuss his relationships with Matt Zane and Fred Coury. We talk about his history with Kiss and John plays some of his favorite Kiss songs. John 5 also gives us an update on the new Rob Zombie album.

To listen to the interview in full, go here: Talk Toomey Ep. 192 with John 5


J5 shares details of Invasion album due out Summer 2019

John 5 and The Creatures ZOINKS! video group

John 5 and The Creatures ZOINKS! video group

On New Years Day, John 5 and The Creatures released the first single/video from his forthcoming album Invasion. ZOINKS! written and directed by Disney animator Brett Boggs (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph), with live footage shot by Matt Zane, is in the tradition of Scooby Doo and Groovie Goolies.

The new single is part of a series of music videos releases just like 2017’s Season of the Witch. Invasion, the new full length album is due out in Summer 2019. It has been produced and mixed by Barry Pointer.

Following the release of ZOINKS! John 5 now reveals details of the next two videos/singles. He says, “My new album will be out this coming summer, and will feature a very secret, special guest that I will reveal in the coming weeks. Up first, on February 1, we’ll release the next music video for the track “Crank It”. Then, on March 1, we’ll release the video sequel to “Zoinks!”, for the track entitled “I Am John 5”. This video, like “Zoinks!”, will also be animated and directed by Brett Boggs.”  

The “Crank It” video has been directed by Israel Perez and produced by Nicole Hatley, with art direction by Cody Varona. Wardrobe and masks are provided by Forgotten Saints LA, with additional masks by Scott Blake, who John 5 fans will know from the John 5 mask currently for sale in the official John 5 store: john-5.com/store/j-5-pvc-mask/

Stay tuned for more details on the new music videos and new album, coming soon. In the meantime, watch the full video and download/stream ZOINKS! here: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures


ZOINKS! The new single from John 5 and The Creatures is available now to BUY/STREAM

John 5 and The Creatures ZOINKS premiere 1 January 2019

Did you see it? Did you watch ZOINKS! as it went LIVE across the globe!?

ZOINKS! the new video from John 5 and The Creatures received its premiere on YouTube this New Years Day. Fans watched, streamed and chatted with each other about it as it went live!

You can now BUY/STREAM the track – the first single from John 5 and The Creatures album Invasion, due out in 2019 – from your favorite digital retailer/stream site. Go here for more information: http://smarturl.it/zoinksJ5Creatures


Watch the trailer for ZOINKS! the new John 5 and The Creatures single coming New Years Day!

John 5 and The Creatures ZOINKS premiere 1 January 2019

From John 5:

This video has been in the making for six months and on New Year’s day it will premiere on my YouTube channel. Zoinks! is the first single and video from my new album Invasion, out 2019. Watch the trailer above and go here: youtube.com/watch?v=1uWAGs10D6Q and click “Set Reminder” to watch the video when it goes live! Thank you to this incredible team that worked with me: Brett Boggs who did the animation, Matt Zane who did the live footage, Fred Coury who did the score music with me. Thank you to also Rita, Nikki Sixx, Susan Olsen, Fred Coury and Jess Harrell with the incredible voice overs. Also Chuck Duran for voice producer and Barry Pointer for producing and mixing this album he’s worked as hard as I have.

To see the video as soon as it goes live, go here: youtube.com/watch?v=1uWAGs10D6Q, click “Set Reminder” and let YouTube tell you when it’s live!


John 5 to premiere new video Zoinks! on January 1, 2019

John 5 and The Creatures ZOINKS premiere 1 January 2019

From John 5:

On Jan 1, 2019 my new #john5andthecreatures video ZOINKS! will premiere on YouTube – follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uWAGs10D6Q and set a reminder to watch it as it goes live. Written and Directed by Brett Boggs & feat. the voice talents of Nikki Sixx Fred coury and Susan Olsen.