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John 5 Posts New CD/DVD "God Told Me To" In-Studio Footage

John 5 and MetalInjection.net are pleased to unveil an exclusive new in-studio clip cut from John 5’s upcoming CD/DVD, "God Told Me To."

The clip, available below, shows John in the studio playing a new track, "Welcome to Violence," and showcases his unique ability and skill with his instrument that is proven time and time again throughout the new album. "God Told Me To" will be released through Rocket Science Ventures and Sony/RED on May 8th, 2012—just days before he heads out to perform with Rob Zombie on their upcoming co-headliner with Megadeth (see below for tour dates).

"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."


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5/11 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
5/12 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
5/16 Pittsburgh, PA@ Stage AE
5/18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Deltaplex
5/20 Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium (Rock On The Range)
5/22 La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center
5/24 Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Center
5/25 Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena
5/26 Pryor, OK @ Fever Music Festival Grounds (Rocklahoma)

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1. cody h writes:

that sounds great can,t wait ,

# Mar 22, 2012 @ 5:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

That man is INSANE.

# Mar 22, 2012 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Necrovomit writes:

one of the most under rated guitarists that ever lived, i've personally had the pleasure to see him twice and both times he knocked it out of the park. great guy

# Mar 23, 2012 @ 12:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RememberMetal? writes:

I was singing his praises back when Manson's "Holywood" album was still new. People couldn't hear what I heard and it was infuriating. I wonder if Manson ever regrets his brutal treatment of a world class guitarist or not...

# Mar 23, 2012 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. WOLF7 writes:

Not so fast, RM.

John5 - or John Lowery - has been a guitar scene hero since the mid/late 90s, years before Marilyn Manson.
You don't get to play for Rob Halford (The '2wo' project) and David Lee Roth band if you're just "another guitarist". Actually, lots of guys in the guitar community were disappointed when he joined Manson's lunatics. Many saw it as John just cashing in.

I also have wondered if Manson ever really realised what he lost: John5 and Marilyn Manson seemed like the perfect match, but then again, John doesn't drink or smoke - meaning not ONE beer, he doesn't use alcohol at all - so I can imagine the touring life with Manson & Co probably didn't sit too well with John.

A great guitarist, not to mention a great guy (based on interviews, never met him or anything). Always willing to show what he plays and where, always willing to give advice, tell what techniques, gear he's using and why etc.

In any case, I'm glad to see him with Rob Zombie now. I hope this gig works out fine for him, and I cannot see why it wouldn't.

# Mar 23, 2012 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Caveman1 writes:

My fave guitarist for sure, love his albums

# Mar 23, 2012 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

WOLF7
I'm well aware of the history of the man's career, I just hadn't heard of him until the fall of 2000. 'Holywood' was my introduction to him and I was dumb struck. Anything hinting to his virtuosity could only be perceived through the limitations of being a Manson-style guitarist but still, I could hear something far more interesting than Zum's style and skill.

While I think Manson's most solid work has been his triptych, 'Holywood' will likely be his best album, due in large part to John 5.

# Mar 24, 2012 @ 12:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. billpower writes:

manson and john 5 went great together. i'm not too keen on the new rob zombie stuff with john 5. i have no idea why. those guitar riffs on golden age of grotesque were so damn catchy. i'm glad he gets along with rob though.

# Mar 25, 2012 @ 2:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KanadianKoRn writes:

hardly under rated, everone kniws hes a beast, when he was playin wuth zombie, rob made him smash a les paul, it was awesome, him and marc rizzo r my personal favs

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