There are great guitarists and then there’s John 5. Being Rob Zombie’s guitarist for over 15 years now is possibly what he’s most known for, but have you ever seen him live? Better question: Have you ever seen him live on one of his solo tours? I was fortunate enough to see him (I’ve seen him with Rob a ton of times) a few years ago and it blew my mind. What he does to that guitar should be illegal, and I mean that in the absolute best possible way. John 5’s new SINNER tour starts this month on April 19th (that date is sold out btw), and runs through mid-June:
With special guests The Haxans??? But who are The Haxans you ask? Well it’s the duo of Rob Zombie bassist Piggy D and New Years Day vocalist Ash Costello (swoon….)! They’ll be supporting John on a good chunk of this tour. But seriously though (and I’m not just blowing smoke up your ass), go check out this tour and you can go HERE for more info, tickets, merch, and copies of his newest album SINNER (which is what this tour is supporting of course). I’ll see you at the Garden Grove show if you’re there! Might even buy you a drink if you’re good.
Oh! How could I forget. Go check out both John 5 and Piggy D this summer on Rob Zombie’s ‘FREAKS ON PARADE tour, featuring support from Mudvayne, Static-X, and Powerman 5000!
Have you ever wanted to watch Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) control a giant mechanical version of legendary guitarist John 5 into destroying Hollywood, all in a glorious blend of 2D and 3D animation??? Well, it’s your lucky day! Below is the new music video for “I Am John 5″ – the second single off of John 5 and The Creature’s new album.
Well that was fun. You know what else is fun? John 5 and The Creatures have embarked on a new tour, and will have special guests on some stops. Luckily for me, I’ll be at the show at The Whiskey in Hollywood on April 6th…..where Corey Taylor, Shavo Odadjian, and Michael Anthony will be just a few of the special guests joining John onstage. Check out more info on the tour HERE and here’s hoping Butch Patrick pops up at some point!