ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 will release his new solo album, “Sinner”, on Friday, October 29 (just in time for Halloween) via Big Machine Records. Today’s album announcement is highlighted by the release of the first track from the album, the epic “Qué Pasa” which revolves around a distinctive vocal refrain. Originally built with a sample, John opted to have it reworked by Grammy-winning MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine. Watch the video below.
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Speaking on the release of his first new music since 2019 and the announcement of “Sinner”, John 5 shares: “When people hear this record, I want them to say, ‘Oh, that’s John 5.’ What you get with ‘Sinner’ is the best of me. I just want to write memorable riffs that people will enjoy. When I sit on my couch and play my guitar, I play the same things you hear on the instrumental records. It’s honest. It’s real. It’s not a façade. This is how I play. This is what I love to do.”
He continues: “I have such an appreciation for Dave and I love his voice, guitar playing and songwriting. And he kills it on ‘Qué Pasa’. It was such a joy to have him on this track.”
“Sinner” was produced and mixed by Barry Pointer at Riott House Studio in North Hollywood. Drums were engineered by ex-GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke at Redrum Recording in Los Angeles.
As evidenced by the latest slab of sinister sounds, John 5, who moved to Hollywood as a teen to pursue his rock n’ roll dreams, follows his artistic muse wherever it leads. “Sinner” is ten tracks of pure John 5, summoned with the same mix of vibrant energy and passionate emotion beloved by fans of his work as guitarist for Rob Zombie, David Lee Roth and many more. SINNER is ten tracks full of hooks, melody, and thick guitar-driven groove. “Que Pasa” is just the first taste of what’s to come from the legendary guitarist on his latest full-length.
“Sinner” track listing:
1. Welcome To The Island
2. For I Have Sinned
3. Euphoria (feat. Carla Harvey)
4. Qué Pasa (feat. Dave Mustaine)
5. How High The Moon
7. Land Of The Misfit Toys
8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
9. This Is How I Do It
10. Georgia On My Mind (feat. Peter Criss)
John 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON, as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, LYNYRD SKYNYRD and more. Slash has called John 5 “one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around,” and Rob Zombie has dubbed him “a fucking shredder.” John 5 has released nine solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of Avril Lavigne, GARBAGE, Ricky Martin and others.
JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES‘ latest album, “Invasion”, was released in July 2019.