“Here’s To The Crazy Ones”, the latest video in a monthly series of releases from former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, pays homage to the legendary sci-fi characters of “Planet Of The Apes”. The clip was directed by Matt Zane and sees John 5 and his solo band THE CREATURES — Ian Ross on bass and Rodger Carter on drums — masterfully transformed by the makeup team of Laney Chantal, Miranda Jory and Karloffornia Casey.
“Here’s To The Crazy Ones” is available to buy as a single now wherever digital music is sold. The track will be included on John 5’s new album, “Guitars, T!ts And Monsters”, due out later in 2016. The physical CD will include a documentary, all the videos, and all the songs.
John 5 told Screamer Magazine: “Since people can just go online and pick which song they want, I find it more exciting and inspiring to come up with all different styles of music, almost like having your iPod on shuffle mode. One song can be like METALLICA and another might resemble a STEELY DAN tune, but what I love about writing is to come up with music that is exciting to me and to release it in a way the listener can keep finding ways to be entertained.”
The guitarist recently told Reverb about his solo performances: “It’s completely instrumental, and it’s really fun. We play all different styles of music: Western swing, Spanish-style flamenco, heavy stuff. So it’s cool because you never know what style is going to come next.”
John has had an illustrious career collaborating with chart-topping artists such as LYNYRD SKYNYRD, Ricky Martin, and Rod Stewart. John has performed on critically acclaimed world tours with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. Later, John ventured into the world of film score composing for Rob Zombie’s “The Lords Of Salem”. In 2004 he branched out into a successful solo career and has since released eight studio albums.