Listen to John 5 Shred Like a F*cking Maniac on New Song “Strung Out”


If you weren’t aware, new Mötley Crüe guitarist John 5 is a fucking animal on the guitar. In addition to playing with Rick Springfield, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson (prior to the revelation that the washed-up shock rock singer is actually the worst human being of all time), John 5 has released nearly a dozen solo albums proving that he can tear up a guitar in pretty much any style. He gives a crash course in just how hard he can shred with new song “Strung Out,” which he just dropped today alongside a playthrough video.

I’m not a guitar teacher, so I can’t tell you what harmonic modes the guitarist is playing on the new song, but it makes my face feel like it’s been melted off, so mission accomplished. John 5 is credited for the guitar and bass and The Creatures—John 5’s band—drummer Alex Mercado is credited on the skins.

Says John 5:

“This song is called ‘Strung Out’ because I am so obsessed with playing guitar that when I don’t play and create new music for a while, I start to go a little insane.

“There’ll be more Creatures shows sometime in the near future and I really look forward to playing this song live.”

While you wait for more Creatures shows, you can see John 5 on tour with Mötley Crüe.

Motley Crue and Def Leppard: The World Tour 2023
Feb 10: Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, US
Feb 11: Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, US
Feb 18: Mexico City Foro Sol, MEX
Feb 21: Monterrey Estadio Banorte, MEX
Feb 25: Bogota Parque Simon Bolivar, COL
Feb 28: Lima Estadio Nacional, PER
Mar 03: Santiago Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida, CHI
Mar 07: Sao Paulo Allianz Parque, BRA
Mar 09: Curitiba Estádio Couto Pereira, BRA
Mar 11: Porto Alegre Arena do Grêmio, BRA
May 22: Sheffield Bramall Lane, UK
May 25: Mönchengladbach Sparkassen Park, GER
May 27: Munich Koenigsplatz, GER
May 29: Budapest MVM Dome, HUN
May 31: Krakow TAURON Arena Kraków, POL
Jun 02: Prague Rocks, CZE
Jun 03: Hannover Expo Plaza, GER
Jun 07: Solvesborg, Sweden Rock Festival, SWE
Jun 09: Helsinki RockFest, FIN
Jun 11: Trondheim Rocks, NOR
Jun 14: Copenhagen Copenhell, DEN
Jun 18: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, BEL
Jun 20: Milan Ippodromo SNAI San Siro, ITA
Jun 23: Lisbon Passeio Maritimo de Alges, POR
Jun 24: Rivas-Vaciamadrid Auditorio Miguel Ríos, SPA
Jun 27: Thun Stockhorn Arena, SWI
Jul 01: London Wembley Stadium, UK
Jul 02: Lytham Festival, UK
Jul 04: Dublin Marlay Park, Ireland
Jul 06: Glasgow Hampden Park, UK
Aug 05: Syracuse JMA Wireless Dome, NY
Aug 08: Columbus Ohio Stadium, OH
Aug 11: Fargo Fargodome, ND
Aug 13: Omaha Charles Schwab Field Omaha, NE
Aug 16: Tulsa H.A. Chapman Stadium, OK
Aug 18: El Paso Sun Bowl Stadium, TX

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