Posts Tagged “All Star”

In the first of a two-part series of guest lessons, ROB ZOMBIE and ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 (real name: John William Lowery) takes U.K.’s Total Guitar magazine on a shortcut to shred mastery. Check out the footage below.

John 5 recently spoke to Artisan News about his forthcoming solo album, an all-star affair which is tentatively due in 2014.

Rob Zombie is obviously my priority, and everything I do is just when he’s doing a movie or something like that,” he said. “And you know, I never play live with anyone else, I never tour, ’cause I never wanna confuse anyone. I’m just a writer. So as soon as they see a credit — ‘Oh, John 5 wrote on this Ricky Martin song,’ or whatever like that — then that will… So it doesn’t really get in the way. But I love doing my instrumental records and people really enjoy ’em, so I’m always working on those. I’m working on one right now. I’ve got Elton John‘s bass player doing stuff. I mean, I have a bunch of guest stars on this one, so it’s gonna be really good.”

Regarding how his upcoming album will be different from his last effort, 2012’s “God Told Me To”, John 5 said: “The last one was half acoustic, half electric and I always like to change it up, so this one, I’m just gonna have a bunch of guest stars. So I’m gonna start asking my friends for favors and all this stuff. ‘Hey, come on in. I watched your house and I let your dog out that one time, so come play on my record.’ So I’m gonna start my long list of people to come and play. I think it’s fun.”

He continued: “These albums are a lot of fun. I just do ’em for the love of guitar and to inspire a couple of people on the way… I just really enjoy doing that. It’s great. It was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. Right when I left MANSON, I was, like, ‘OK, so I guess I’ll finally make my instrumental record.’ And it did really well, and I’m on my sixth one. And I don’t do them for money or anything — I just do them for the love of the guitar — and I think the audience really can see that. I’ll do something like a Chet Atkins song and then some crazy death metal-type song. So it’s a very wide range of music; there’s no format and there’s no rules.”

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This seems to be the year of the all-star groups; some better than others, but definitely a lot this year.  Today, we have a new collaboration to bring to you, from the mind of The Faceless guitarist Wes Hauch… What you're seeing these is The Faceless guitarist Wes Hauch and Pyrithion and ex-Allegaeon guitarist Ryan Gilsan …

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This seems to be the year of the all-star groups; some better than others, but definitely a lot this year.  Today, we have a new collaboration to bring to you, from the mind of The Faceless guitarist Wes Hauch… What you're seeing these is The Faceless guitarist Wes Hauch and Pyrithion and ex-Allegaeon guitarist Ryan Gilsan …

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“Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake”, the new video from the British metalcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s fourth album, “Sempiternal”, which sold 27,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 2 via Epitaph.

The five-piece, consisting of Oliver Sykes, Lee Malia, Matt Kean, Matt Nicholls and Jordan Fish, recorded “Sempiternal” over a three-month period with super producer Terry Date (LINKIN PARK, DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN). The band also brought in David Bendeth (A DAY TO REMEMBER, PARAMORE) to add to the all-star production lineup and mix the album.

BRING ME THE HORIZON played a special intimate show in front of around 100 fans on August 22 at The Circle tattoo parlor in London, England for the third and final instalment of Converse‘s “Get Loud” music series.

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ROB ZOMBIE and ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 (real name: John William Lowery) recently spoke to Artisan News (see video report below) about his forthcoming solo album, an all-star affair which is tentatively due in 2014.

Rob Zombie is obviously my priority, and everything I do is just when he’s doing a movie or something like that,” he said. “And you know, I never play live with anyone else, I never tour, ’cause I never wanna confuse anyone. I’m just a writer. So as soon as they see a credit — ‘Oh, John 5 wrote on this Ricky Martin song,’ or whatever like that — then that will… So it doesn’t really get in the way. But I love doing my instrumental records and people really enjoy ’em, so I’m always working on those. I’m working on one right now. I’ve got Elton John‘s bass player doing stuff. I mean, I have a bunch of guest stars on this one, so it’s gonna be really good.”

Regarding how his upcoming album will be different from his last effort, 2012’s “God Told Me To”, John 5 said: “The last one was half acoustic, half electric and I always like to change it up, so this one, I’m just gonna have a bunch of guest stars. So I’m gonna start asking my friends for favors and all this stuff. ‘Hey, come on in. I watched your house and I let your dog out that one time, so come play on my record.’ So I’m gonna start my long list of people to come and play. I think it’s fun.”

He continued: “These albums are a lot of fun. I just do ’em for the love of guitar and to inspire a couple of people on the way… I just really enjoy doing that. It’s great. It was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. Right when I left MANSON, I was, like, ‘OK, so I guess I’ll finally make my instrumental record.’ And it did really well, and I’m on my sixth one. And I don’t do them for money or anything — I just do them for the love of the guitar — and I think the audience really can see that. I’ll do something like a Chet Atkins song and then some crazy death metal-type song. So it’s a very wide range of music; there’s no format and there’s no rules.”

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Oblivion, who's 2013 debut we've called one of the must-own albums of the year, has signed to Unique Leader Records! Expect great things. Oblivion have a really strange line-up, first of all. To quote the Unique Leader site: The band features an all-star cast of metal musicians.: bassist Ben Orum was the founder and primary …

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Bloodstock: Bringing the heavy

More names for Bloodstock 2013 have been revealed, this time for the Jagermeister Stage!

Motorhead‘s Phil Campbell will be bringing his Phil Campbell All Star Band to the party on Sunday night, commenting, “I am very excited to announce that I will be playing Bloodstock on August 11th with my new band, featuring members of Straight Lines, The People The Poet, Dopamine and Attack Attack. It’s gonna be a lot of fun so come along and rock out with us!”

Also confirmed are Wraith, Awake By Design, Incassum and The Bastard Sons, as well as a King Diamond facepainting competition! To enter, paint yourself up with your favourite King Diamond make-up (any era you choose), visit the Sophie stage and speak to the DJ team there to register your entry. The overall winner, judged later that day, will receive some Bloodstock goodies. Pretty cool, right?

Bloodstock takes place from August 8-11 2013 at Catton Hall, Derby, and features the likes of King Diamond, Lamb of God, Slayer, Anthrax, Gojira, DevilDriver and many more. Get your tickets now from bloodstock.uk.com.

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Guitar legend Steve Hunter, best known for his work with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, David Lee Roth, Jack Bruce and AEROSMITH, has released a new CD, “The Manhattan Blues Project”, featuring an all-star guest lineup.

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Antithetic Records has set a May 21 street date for the first-ever vinyl release of “The Machinations Of Dementia” and “The Animation Of Entomology”, the two highly acclaimed albums by experimental progressive metal all-star triumvirate BLOTTED SCIENCE, featuring guitarist/mastermind Ron Jarzombek (WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK), bassist Alex Webster (CANNINAL CORPSE), and drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBS

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“All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” castoff and TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider was a guest on this past Monday’s (March 11) episode of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”.

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