John 5 and The Creatures courtesy of Scott Martin
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 JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES.
Speaking to Revolver magazine, John 5 stated about “Careful With That Axe”: “It’s really exciting for me, because this is what I think music is really about. I fund this whole thing by myself and I don’t do it for money; it’s just for the love of the guitar. I think people really understand that.
Asked how he continuously finds inspiration to write new music, John 5 said: “I always look for inspiration. If I find something that’s inspiring, I’m so excited, because it is very hard to find something inspiring. I can get inspired, like anyone, from movies or music or TV or a certain way people think. I’ve always liked people that were obsessive with something. I love watching documentaries on people like ‘clean freaks,’ because it’s just so interesting to me for some reason. [Laughs] Sounds weird, but it’s the truth.”
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“Deceiver of the Gods” shattered the band’s previous sales records around the world. The album landed at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #19 on the Top Current Albums Chart. The band’s last album, Surtur Rising, entered the Top 200 Chart at #34 making Deceiver of the Godsthe band’s highest charting record to date. In Germany, Deceiver of the Gods entered the Top 100 Chart at #3, the official Media Market/Saturn Chart at #3 and the German Media Control Weekend Trend Chart at #2. Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Hard Music Charts and #21 on the Digital Music Chart. Additionally, the record came in at #2 on the iTunes Metal Chart, #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #7 on the iTunes Top 200. In the UK, the record entered the official Album Charts at #67, the Rock/Metal Chart at #4 and the Independent Chart at #14 marking the highest UK chart placements for the band yet. Elsewhere,Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on the Top 100 Album Chart in Switzerland, #7 on the Austrian Top 100, #9 in Sweden, #27 in Denmark, #51 in France, #34 in Czech Republic and #51 in Hungary.