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John 5

by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – Ripper’s Rock House, the bar/restaurant partially owned by Tim “Ripper” Owens of Judas Priest fame, played host to guitar wizard John 5 on a cold March evening in Akron, OH. John 5, also known as John Lowrey, is currently in the [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – John 5 is so much more than just Rob Zombie’s guitar player for the last decade. The guitar wizard is also a prolific session player and songwriter that has worked with artists as varied as David Lee Roth, k.d. Lang, Rob Halford, Lynyrd [...]
by Kathy Kindred – Editor in Chief – The NAMM experience is a complete immersion into sensory overload. Yes, all five senses. Each year, the National Association of Music Merchants hosts the four-day Winter NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. This year, NAMM [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – According to the National Association of Music Merchants, NAMM, The 2015 Winter NAMM Show was the largest event in its 114-year history. The number of this year’s participating exhib-itors reached a record-setting 1,621, which is a 6 percent [...]
by John Kindred – Senior Columnist – January 24, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. – Day 3: Day 3 began by visiting the booths associated with recording, DJ mixing and digital pianos and keyboards. Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson was hanging out chatting with [...]
by John Kindred – Senior Columnist – January 23, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. – Day 2: Highlights of the day began with Mad Hatter Guitar Products who offer solderless guitar component kits. Meeting face to face with Jospeh Fortmuller owner of Sinister [...]
by John Kindred – Senior Columnist – January 22, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. – Day 1: Winter NAMM 2015 takes place in Anaheim, California from January 22-25 2015. Easily the most important event in the music-making industry calendar, the NAMM show brings [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist – Raziel Quiroz (aka Raziel Dead) is a tattoo artist in Mexico City. He is best known for his artwork done within the hard rock and metal community which includes working with John 5 who is famous for performing and recording with Rob Zombies [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – John 5 is one of metal’s best guitar players and as Rob Zombie’s shredder he’s of the busiest guys strumming six strings. In this interview with Hard Rock Haven writer/photographer, Chris A., the Telecaster wielding shredder talks [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – It takes guts and a certain kind of resourcefulness to compose for horror films. They say tapping into the dark side always comes back to haunt you, but for true explorers an opportunity to learn more about human nature is stronger than fear. Not [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Vocal powerhouse Sebastian Bach recently released his first-ever solo live package with the 2CD/DVD set entitled ABachalypse Now. The live outing documents a tumultuous time in Bach’s solo career since it represents shows featuring virtuoso guitarist [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Steven Adler has been battling demons for quite some time, from his brief time in Guns N’ Roses to his more recent appearance on Dr. Drew’s “Celebrity Rehab.” Over the years, drugs have taken their toll but never completely dampened Adler’s [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – Torn in two – between the past and the future, between the old formulas and an emerging new perception – is how John 5 sounds on his new album. To highlight the clash between his familiar tried-and-tested electric guitar methods and the newly found [...]