Former MARILYN MANSON
and current ROB ZOMBIE
guitarist John 5
(real name: John William Lowery
) was interviewed on the latest edition of the "Broken Neck Radio"
podcast. You can now listen to the chat 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
, TOMMY LEE
) and Bob Marlette
, 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.