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]

Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle, Hoobastank, Etc. Set For 2022 Orange Loop Rock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Orange Loop Rock Festival. The event will take place at the Showboat Festival Grounds in Atlantic City, NJ on June 10-12 and it will feature: Stone Temple Pilots, Chevelle, Hoobastank, Puddle Of Mudd, Hinder, Brett Scallions Band, Treach (Naughty By Nature), John 5, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Slaughter, Great White, L.A. Guns, Doro, Dangerous Toys, Ozzmosis, Foreigners Journey, and The Four Horsemen.

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

Lzzy Hale And John 5 Guest On New Ray Wylie Hubbard Song “Naturally Wild”

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) and John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) are featured on a new Ray Wylie Hubbard song titled “Naturally Wild.” This track is from Hubbard’s new album “Co-Starring Too,” which will be released on March 18.

Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Evanescence, Etc. Set For 2022 Inkcarceration Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival. The event will take place at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH on July 15-17 and it will feature the following:

July 15: Korn, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, I Prevail, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Lacuna Coil, From Ashes To New, Born Of Osiris, DED, Oxymorrons, Spoken, As You Were, Paul Bartolome, Fate Destroyed, Impending Lies, Plainview, and Zakk Cash.

July 16: Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Falling In Reverse, Black Label Society, Theory Of A Deadman, Avatar, Spiritbox, Saint Asonia, Ayron Jones, Volumes, Solence, Siiickbrain, If I Die First, Widow7, Paralandra, All’s Fair, Erasing Never, Farewell To Fear, and Nearly Spent.

July 17: Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Seether, Black Veil Brides, Jelly Roll, Nothing More, 10 Years, Sick Puppies, John 5, Butcher Babies, Fire From The Gods, Veil Of Maya, Gemini Syndrome, The Violent, Defying Decay, Dreamwalker, Alukha, Wor, and Darkhorse Saloon.

Disturbed, Evanescence, Shinedown, Etc. Set For 2022 Rock Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Rock Fest. That event will take place in Cadott, WI on July 14-16 with a pre-show scheduled for three-day ticket holders on July 13. Here’s the daily lineups:

July 13 (pre-show): Warrant, Lita Ford, Firehouse, Otherwise, Islander, Versus Me, Paralandra, and Saint Laveau.

July 14: Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Theory Of A Deadman, Avatar, Hatebreed, Ayron Jones, Spiritbox, Nita Strauss, Fire From The Gods, DED, Wildstreet, Sweet Addiction, Nongrata, Half Heard Voices, Seilies, Unkle Daddy, The Midnight Devils, Peace Of Mind, Rebel Queens, The Issue, and Via.

July 15: Evanescence, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Nothing More, Black Veil Brides, Escape The Fate, Butcher Babies, John 5, Volumes, Rachel Lorin, Streetlight Circus, Plague Of Stars, Lydia Can’t Breathe, Ratchet Dolls, Once Around, The Other LA, Ignescent, Bourbon House, Fresh Fighters, Sabbath Unleashed, and Motherwind.

July 16: Shinedown, Mudvayne, Jelly Roll, Skillet, Motionless In White, Starset, Shaman’s Harvest, From Ashes To New, All Good Things, The Warning, Divide The Fall, Eaon, Dreams Aside, Velvet Chains, Crashing Atlas, Splitdriven, The Rumors, Imperial Fall, 10,000 Days, Cowboys From Hell, and Lake Effect.

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

Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Smashing Pumpkins, Etc. Added To 2022 Welcome To Rockville Festival

More bands have been added to next year’s Welcome To Rockville festival. The event will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on May 19-22 and it will feature the following:

May 19: KISS, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, In This Moment, Black Label Society, Clutch, Down, Mammoth WVH, Bad Wolves, Fuel, Tetrarch, Ill Niño Shaman’s Harvest, Plush, Gemini Syndrome, Solence, Oxymorrons, and Moodring.

May 20: Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Megadeth, Seether, Parkway Drive, Skillet, Ministry, In Flames, Sevendust, Hatebreed, The Black Dahlia Murder, Don Broco, New Years Day, DED, Stick To Your Guns, Diamante, Archetypes Collide, and Death Tour.

May 21: Guns N’ Roses, Shinedown, Rise Against, Bush, Jerry Cantrell, Nothing More, Baroness, Dirty Honey, Alexisonfire, John 5, Saint Asonia, Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, The Violent, Against The Current, S8nt Elektric, Afterlife, and Widow7.

May 22: Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, The Struts, Poppy, The HU, Spiritbox, Bones UK, The Chats, Lilith Czar, Poorstacy, Radkey, Motor Sister, Nova Twins, The Mysterines, and Aeir.

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.”