JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES — comprised of world-renowned guitarist John 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix — released a brand new music video for the new track "Zoinks!" yesterday, January 1. The full video — featuring an innovative blend of classic 2D hand drawn animation, 3D computer generated imagery and a live action performance — clocks in at just over eight minutes. In the tradition of Scooby Doo and Groovie Goolies, the video is written and directed by Disney animator Brett Boggs ("Frozen", "Wreck-It Ralph"), with live footage shot by Matt Zane.
As previously announced, the video features a cameo from Nikki Sixx voice acting as himself, as well as additional voice acting from Susan Olsen (known for her role as Cindy Brady on "The Brady Bunch"), and CINDERELLA's Fred Coury. Coury also is credited for scoring the video alongside John 5.
Just like 2017's "Season Of The Witch", JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES' new album, "Invasion" — produced and mixed by Barry Pointer and scheduled for release during the summer of 2019 — will be made available entirely via a series of music videos. Now that "Zoinks!" has been unleashed to the world, John 5 is announcing the release dates for his next two music videos.
He says: "My new album will be out this coming summer, and will feature a very secret special guest that I will reveal in the coming weeks. Up first, on February 1, we'll release the next music video for the track 'Crank It'. Then, on March 1, we'll release the video sequel to 'Zoinks!', for the track entitled 'I Am John 5'. This video, like 'Zoinks!', will also be animated and directed by Brett Boggs."
John 5 adds that the "Crank It" video is directed by Israel Perez and produced by Nicole Hatley, with art direction by Cody Varona. Wardrobe and masks are provided by Forgotten Saints LA, with additional masks by Scott Blake.
JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES will kick off the second leg of their North American "Invasion" tour on February 22 in Anaheim, California. The tour will feature support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols.