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Sunday, November 26th, 2017
"When I drove to LA when I was 18, from my parent’s home in Grosse Pointe, I never thought I would be standing on the stage with some of the world's most renowned performers. I never dreamed I would be making records with bands I grew up listening to. I just wanted to play guitar. I just wanted to have a career as a session musician, make music and that would have been happy enough. I can tell you honestly, I still grin from ear to ear completely humbled by what life, music has done for me. I feel like the happiest man alive sometimes - I kid you not!"
- John 5, LA, February 2013.
John 5 is undoubtedly one of the hottest shredders on the planet right now. His impressive resume of working with frontmen such as Marilyn Manson, Rob Halford, Dave Lee Roth and his current gig as the right-hand man for Rob Zombie, show he's impressive skills have not gone unnoticed, but it doesn't do him justice to label John 5 as a shredder – he's a guitarist, a great guitarist – and there's little he can't put his hand to.
Are you a fan of Liquid Tension Experiment? Steve Vai? Buckethead? John 5 is, and he shows his affinity for virtuoso jamming in his new solo release "Season of the Witch". John 5, previously of Marilyn Manson and currently of Rob Zombie, puts together a phenomenal body of virtuoso rock. Every track is a guitar-led shred fest that quickly builds wildly progressive rhythms for John 5 to lay down his talent on top of.
John 5 and The Creatures will be heading to China for their Season of the Witch tour.