Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 (real name: John William Lowery) was interviewed on the latest edition of “Heady Metal With Jeff Olson”, the Internet radio show hosted by original TROUBLE drummer and current RETRO GRAVE mainman Jeff “Oly” Olson. You can listen to the chat using the audio player below.
John 5 recently filmed a video for this solo track “Noche Acasador”. The song comes off his new full-length solo CD/DVD, “God Told Me To”, which was released on May 8 via Rocket Science Ventures.
“God Told Me To” was recorded and produced by John 5, Chris Baseford (ROB ZOMBIE, TOMMY LEE) and Bob Marlette (SEBASTIAN BACH, BLACK SABBATH) in 2011. The cover art for the album is illustrated by none other than Rob Zombie, who is also tapping John 5 to score the entirety of his upcoming film, “The Lords Of Salem”.
The CD portion of “God Told Me To” features ten painstakingly handcrafted pieces transcending multiple styles — an equal combination of acoustic and electronically influenced tracks — each designed to gradually reveal John 5‘s innovative interpretation of his instrument. The orchestration of “God Told Me To” showcases John 5‘s ability to master the subtlety of dynamics, thus emphasizing the overall production value of this body of work.
The DVD portion of “God Told Me To” is hosted by retro-style horror-host Mike Odd and takes a look inside the world of John 5 during his terrifying trip into the realm of “God Told Me To”. The DVD features footage of John 5 in the studio while working on the new album, exclusive videos taken on tour, a peek inside the photo shoot for his 2011 remix album “Remixploitation”, and more.