New Video Of Gary Holt of Slayer With John 5 Live In Sacramento, California

Former Marilyn Manson and current Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 was joined by Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus) for a cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” during his concert Sunday night (April 15) at Harlow’s in Sacramento, California.

John 5 is touring in support of his concert album, “It’s Alive!”, which came out on January 25. The first live album released by John 5 and THE CREATURES — which includes Ian Ross on bass and Logan Miles Nix on drums — is also the first LP released by John 5 to be made available on vinyl.

An Evening With John 5 In Sacramento, California – April 15th, 2018

On April 15th 2018 John 5 returned to Sacramento accompanied by supporting act Hero Jr. This was my second time seeing John 5. The first time was in 2015 on a headlining tour with Doyle. The show took place at Harlows. Right away you can see the dedication of the fan base as it was raining lightly but that did not stop people from standing in line. It amazes me that a performer such as John 5 can bring an amazing musical experience without any vocals. The show was amazing as always, filled with many surprises. Hero Jr. was a refreshing new take on rock n roll with some growls mixed into the high points of the songs. They are a 4 piece hard rock outfit from Indiana. I was very curious as to what their sound was going to be because very rarely do I discover a new rock n roll band. Especially one that is original and brings a totally new sound to the cemented rock genre. About 40 seconds into their first song the whole crowd was moving and bobbing their heads. The guitar work was amazing. Fast licks and a range of vocal work. A lot of groove and a lot of talent. I was glad that this was the only band that opened for John 5 as we got to see a lot of great material from Hero Jr.

John 5 came out in a slow foggy atmosphere, which quickly turned into a battle of shredding. Its as if he tries to top himself every time. There was a few slow songs which showcased his more personal side to the music and complimented the shredding of the whole show. It was a beautiful performance. The highlight of the night was special guest, Slayer/Exodus guitarist Gary Holt joining John 5 for an amazing cover of Enter Sandman. It was amazing to see that in such a small venue. Truly powerful the way the entire crowd sang along to it. Personally i lost my voice after that. John 5 then closed the set with a beautiful medley of songs. Everything from Iron Maiden to Van Halen. It was great seeing everyone enjoy the music and live in the moment. There was a special encore of John 5 performing the Rage Against The Machine classic “Killing In The Name Of”, and then of course his cover of beat it by Michael Jackson. We were all left wanting more. Visually and musically an amazing show. John 5 always delivers. No filler, all talent.

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Author: AJ Guzman

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John 5 @ Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, California

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John 5 and The Creatures courtesy of Scott Martin 11/10/15 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, California Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 (real name: John William Lowery) embarked on the “Mad Monster Tour” featuring his band … Continue reading

World-Renowned Guitarist JOHN 5 Releases New Album “Season of The Witch”

Season Of The Witch, the brand new full-length instrumental solo album from world-renowned guitarist JOHN 5, is out today and can be ordered via iTunes, Amazon and John-5.com, or streamed via Spotify. Season Of The Witch features JOHN 5‘s backing band The Creatures (bassist Ian Ross and drummer Rodger Carter), and features experimentation with various genres – including western swing, Spanish flamenco, heavy metal and more – thoroughly showcasing JOHN 5‘s diverse virtuosic abilities.
In celebration of the album’s release, JOHN 5 and The Creatures are kicking off their U.S. tour in Fife, WA today! The tour will hit roughly 35 cities (with more potentially TBA), coming to an end in Chicago, IL on April 16. Tickets and VIP are available now – visit www.john-5.com/main/tour for more information and see below for all confirmed dates:
JOHN 5 and the Creatures “SEASON OF THE WITCH” Confirmed Tour Dates:
3/3 – Fife, WA @ Louie G’s
3/4 – Everett, WA @ Tony V’s Garage
3/5 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
3/9 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub
3/10 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
3/11 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
3/12 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
3/16 – Fullerton, CA @ The Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Cafe
3/17 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
3/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill
3/19 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
3/20 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
3/22 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
3/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music
3/24 – Tyler, TX @ Clicks Live
3/25 – Houston, TX @ Scout’s Bar
3/26 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/29 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
3/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighbourhood Theatre
3/31 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
4/1 – Wilmington, NC @ Calico
4/2 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
4/3 – Richmond, VA @ Capitol Ale House
4/5 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – Downstairs
4/6 – Derry, NH @ New Tupelo Music Hall
4/7 – Queens, NY @ Blackthorn 51
4/8 – Boonsboro, MD @ The Stage House
4/9 – Falls Church, VA @ The State Theatre
4/10 – Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
4/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
4/12 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
4/13 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
4/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
4/15 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
4/16 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
JOHN 5 took a different approach with the release of Season Of The Witch, choosing to share his new music with fans throughout 2016 by releasing several tracks individually in the form of various music videos. Tracks/videos released include the fast-paced “Black Grass Plague”, downtempo, introspective “Behind The Nut Love”, hard rocking “Now Fear This”, jazz fusion marathon “Here’s To The Crazy Ones” (featuring a bit of “monkeying around”), heavy metal Claymation shredfest “Making Monsters”, and last but not least, the whiskey-soaked “Hell Haw”. The videos have garnered nearly a million views, collectively.
“Since music is so visual nowadays, I thought these videos would be the best way to get my music out there, and it seems to have worked – now everybody knows the songs on the record,” states JOHN 5. “I put so much work into this record with the videos, the artwork, the songwriting and the playing – out of my catalog, this is by far my favorite solo record.”
Season Of The Witch track listing:
1) Book of Spells
2) The Black Grass Plague
3) Guitars Tits and Monsters
4) Now Fear This
5) Behind the Nut Love
6) Making Monsters
7) Dr. Evil’s Spook Show
8) Here’s To The Crazy Ones
9) The Macabre
10) Ddd
11) Hell Haw I.G.R.
12) Ode to Jasper
13) Season Of The Witch
JOHN 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slash has called JOHN 5, “one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around” and Rob Zombie has dubbed him “a fucking shredder”. JOHN 5 has released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Garbage, Ricky Martin and others. His upcoming release, Season Of The Witch, followshis previous solo work, Careful With That Axe, which debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release in 2014.

Sacramento Thrash Killers Blessed Curse To Support John 5 & Doyle Discount Tickets Available.

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Sacramento’s Blessed Curse are opening this sick show on Thursday Nov. 12 @ the Boardwalk! Discounts tickets are available for only $18 and they will  deliver them to you! Send them a message here to reserve your tickets today!

Blessed Curse, a Northern California-based trio, have been making a name for themselves through selfless hard work playing countless shows and unleashing some of the most punishing true heavy metal. Like many, the band began with humble beginnings as childhood friends forging their love of music into their own band, and over the past ten years they’ve grown up and became a meticulous killing militia primed to join the bigger league and take things to a more international playing field.

Since the completion of their debut, the band have returned to the live front assaulting audiences with their intense barrage of metal mayhem and sharing stages all over the west coast with bands like Death Angel, Destruction, Warbringer, D.R.I., Evil Dead, Hatchet, Bonded By Blood, Exmortus, Sacrificial Slaughter, and Witchaven with plans to do a full US tour again this summer, 2012.

Despite having formed the group as school children the trio were now grown men and their commitment to their cause and each other is second to none.

John 5 and Doyle to Hit The Road on ‘Mad Monster’ Tour

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Rob Zombie and former Marilyn Manson guitarist, John 5, announces the Mad Monster Tour featuring his band John 5 And The Creatures. Select dates will also feature former Misfits member Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and his band, Doyle. John 5 And The Creatures kick off the tour with a special show in Ramona, CA on November 4th. Tickets are available now on john-5.com.

Tour dates:

November
4 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
5 – Los Angeles, CA – Whiskey A Go Go **
6 – Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d **
7 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater **
8 – Ventura, CA – Discovery* *
10 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge* *
12 – Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk **
13 – Fresno, CA – TBD
18 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
19 – Dallas, TX – Trees
20 – Tyler, TX – Click’s
21 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar

** dates with Doyle