John 5 Releases New Animated Video and Song, “Zoinks!”


As promised, uber-guitarist John 5 has delivered a brand new video and song on New Year’s Day entitled “Zoinks!”

Mr. 5 is leaning in on the whole spooky theme that’s always accompanied his image, and the animated short that precedes the music video — written and directed Disney animator Brett Boggs (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph) and featuring a cameo by Nikki Sixx — sees him tell the Scooby Doo-like tale (as the track title implies) of a woman-kidnapping, one-eyed supervillain. A more traditional music video follows that features a combination of live action shots and animation superimposed on top of one another, and the whole thing is entertaining all the way through. The song itself is classic John 5 with plenty of both the bluesy guitar noodling and metal-inspired romps for which he’s known.

John 5’s next album Invasion is due on a date TBA this coming summer and will be released as a series of music videos. Catch John 5 on tour this winter: dates here.

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