Watch Peter Criss Sing “Happy Birthday” To John 5 During Rob Zombie’s New Jersey Concert

During Rob Zombie’s July 31 show in Holmdel, NJ, the frontman invited Peter Criss (ex-KISS) onstage to sing “Happy Birthday” to guitarist John 5. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

John 5 Announces New Dates With KrashKarma

John 5 has announced some headlining shows with KrashKarma. Here’s the dates:

08/24 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
08/25 Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Theater
08/26 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
08/27 Reno, NV – Peavine Taphouse
08/28 Boise, ID – The Shredder
08/29 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
08/30 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
08/31 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/03 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

John 5 And The Creatures Postpone Three Shows Due To Positive COVID-19 Test

John 5 And The Creatures have postponed their shows in Las Vegas, San Diego, and Albuquerque due to a positive COVID-19 case within their touring party. Rescheduled dates will be announced “as soon as possible.”

The following statement was issued:

“After a positive test for covid, John 5 & the creatures are postponing the next three shows of the current Sinner Tour – These dates include 23rd – Las Vegas, 24th San Diego and the 26th April Albuquerque.

We have been following Covid protocols but still had a positive test, The appropriate response is to postpone and we’ll announce rescheduled dates as soon as possible. The safety or our fans and venue staff is of the utmost importance to us and we look forward to seeing you all in the near future.

Thank you!”

John 5 Opens Up About 2003 Onstage Altercation With Marilyn Manson

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” John 5 opened up about an infamous onstage altercation he had with Marilyn Manson at the 2003 Rock Am Ring festival in Germany, Sadly, the guitarist says the incident happened while he was mourning the untimely death of his sister.

John 5 said the following:

“What happened was my sister passed away, my sister died unexpectedly. And I was shocked. I was in Europe and I was coming down the stairs, off a stage after a concert, and they told me my sister died. And I was in a state of shock; you just go into a state of shock. And here’s the strange thing that happened to me: I didn’t sleep for days and days and days. It was the strangest thing. I just wasn’t tired. And I remember going to the bandmembers’ rooms, going, ‘I can’t sleep. I just can’t sleep. I haven’t slept in now two days’ or blah blah blah.

So anyways, fast forward to the [Rock Am Ring] show. Now, what Manson did, that happened all the time. He didn’t do anything wrong. I just snapped. It was weird. I went nuts. I didn’t even remember. I just snapped. And I feel terrible watching it now because it really was my fault. You can’t really hear what he’s saying, obviously, but he’s saying, ‘Pick up your guitar.’ ‘Cause it looks like he’s going, ‘Come on. Come on.’ But he’s saying, ‘Pick up your guitar. Pick up your guitar,’ because he knew what was going on. And I feel horrible about it. But it was just a bad situation at that time… It was terrible because he was so nice during that time and all that stuff. I was in such a weird place, and it was just a bad time. I don’t even remember it happening. It was just terrible.”

[via Blabbermouth]

John 5 To Record Select Shows On Upcoming Tour For New Live Album

John 5 has revealed that he will be recording a number of shows, including his dates in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY, for a new live album. Further details regarding that are still pending. With this news, the guitarist has also announced that he will be among the musicians featured in the upcoming documentary “Dreams Of Distortion.”

Tour Dates:

04/19 Redding, CA – The Dip

With The Haxans:

04/20 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
04/21 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
04/22 Garden Grove, CA – Garden Grove Amphitheater
04/23 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill
04/24 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
04/26 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/28 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (John 5 only)

With Fozzy:

04/29 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/30 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box

John 5:

05/01 Dallas, TX – Dallas Market Hall

With The Haxans:

05/04 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater
05/05 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/06 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
05/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
05/08 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
05/11 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
05/12 New Bedford, MA – The Vault Music Hall
05/13 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
05/14 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
05/15 Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head

John 5:

05/18 Winston-Salem, NC – The Ram Kat
05/20 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
05/21 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
07/06 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
07/07 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
07/08 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
07/09 New York, NY – Iridium
07/10 New York, NY – Iridium
07/11 New York, NY – Iridium
07/15 Cadott, WI – Rockfest
07/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival Afterparty
07/17 Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration Festival

John 5 Announces 2022 Tour

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) has booked a spring/summer tour for next year. The guitarist will be out in support of his latest album “Sinner.”

Tour Dates:

With The Haxans:

04/21 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
04/22 Garden Grove, CA – Garden Grove Amphitheater
04/23 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill
04/24 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
04/26 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/28 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live (John 5 only)

With Fozzy:

04/29 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/30 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box

With The Haxans:

05/04 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater
05/05 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/06 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
05/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
05/08 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
05/11 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
05/12 New Bedford, MA – The Vault Music Hall
05/13 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
05/14 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
05/15 Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head

John 5:

05/18 Winston-Salem, NC – The Ram Kat
05/20 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
05/21 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
07/06 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques
07/07 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
07/08 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
07/09 New York, NY – Iridium
07/10 New York, NY – Iridium
07/11 New York, NY – Iridium

John 5 Premieres “Land Of The Misfit Toys” Music Video

John 5 (Rob Zombie, ex-Marilyn Manson) has premiered a new video for his song “Land Of The Misfit Toys.” This track is from the guitarist’s latest solo album “Sinner.”

John 5 said the following about the song and video:

“‘Land Of The Misfit Toys‘ is my favorite track on the record. It’s a real epic and the longest track on the new album. I was watching a documentary on David Foster and how he would produce, arrange and build songs which really influenced me on the arrangement and production of this track.

The camera that was used to film the video for ‘Land Of The Misfit Toys‘ was the same camera that was used to film the new ‘Matrix‘ movie that is coming out in December, which is pretty cool. The video tells the story of the 10 year old John Lowery (played by my producer’s son), who stumbles into this haunted house and becomes possessed by an entity that causes him to start playing guitar and wearing the makeup. At the end of the video, he fully becomes John 5. everybody knows that I’m a big fan of horror so this was a really fun video to make alongside director Chantal Savage.”

He also added the following about the album:

“I’m so excited that the record is finally out. We had such a great time making it. I didn’t want to punch in with this record so each track is a full-performance. So if I started from the beginning and messed up, I would start again at the beginning until I got a great take all the way through. With a lot of time on my hands due to lockdown, I was able to really practice and focus on making the record the very best it could be. I’m so happy that the fans really love the album, because I do this for the love of the guitar and the love of music and without the fans, it wouldn’t be anything. So THANK YOU again to the fans. I will see you all on the road soon.”

John 5 Drops Off Yngwie Malmsteen’s Fall U.S. Tour

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) will no longer be joining Yngwie Malmsteen on his upcoming tour with Images Of Eden and Sunlord. He issued the following statement:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances and out of an abundance of caution I am sad to announce that I will no longer be joining Yngwie on the upcoming US tour. The health concerns for artists and their crew that come with travelling extensively from city to city during this time have meant that myself and my team feel this is the best course of action to keep everybody on my tour team safe and well. I am certain that these Yngwie shows will be amazing, as they always are. I’m sorry I won’t be there to share my new music with you all. I’ll be back out on the road as soon as is safe and possible.”

John 5 Premieres Music Video For New Song “Que Pasa” Featuring Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine

John 5 (Rob Zombie, ex-Marilyn Manson) has premiered a new video for his new song “Que Pasa.” This track features Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and it will appear on the guitarist’s new solo album, “Sinner,” which is set to be released on October 29.

John 5 said the following about the new song:

“I have such an appreciation for Dave, and I love his voice, guitar playing and songwriting. And he kills it on ‘Que Pasa‘. It was such a joy to have him on this track.”

He also added the following about the album:

“When people hear this record, I want them to say, ‘Oh, that’s John 5.’ What you get with ‘Sinner’ is the best of me. I just want to write memorable riffs that people will enjoy. When I sit on my couch and play my guitar, I play the same things you hear on the instrumental records. It’s honest. It’s real. It’s not a façade. This is how I play. This is what I love to do.”

“Sinner” Track Listing:

01. “Welcome To The Island”
02. “For I Have Sinned”
03. “Euphoria” (feat. Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey)
04. “Que Pasa” (feat. Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine)
05. “How High The Moon”
06. “Creepshow”
07. “Land Of The Misfit Toys”
08. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
09. “This Is How I Do It”
10. “Georgia On My Mind” (feat. KISS’ Peter Criss)

Watch John 5 Perform New Song “Que Pasa” Live

During his recent live shows, John 5 (Rob Zombie, ex-Marilyn Manson) has been playing a new song titled “Que Pasa.” The studio version of the track features Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and it will appear on the guitarist’s new album “Sinner,” which is expected to be released on Halloween (October 31). Notably, Mustaine’s part is being played on a backing track during the performances.

[via Blabbermouth]