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JOHN 5 Names His Guitar Heroes

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Mötley Crüe guitarist John 5 recently appeared on "The Kenny Aronoff Sessions" podcast, where he discussed his guitar playing in various ways. Aronoff asked the guitarist who his electric guitar inspirations are, to which he gave a list.

"I had many, many epiphanies," John 5 said. "I think it was [JimiHendrix because I saw the Woodstock thing on cable TV when it first came on. Hendrix, and then it would go to Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads and Yngwie [Malmsteen] and Paul Gilbert. But luckily, I still — I'm always searching, always. Oh my God, I love it. 'Cause I can learn so many new things. I learn everythingeverything. I'm always studying. I love it."

Elsewhere in the interview, John 5 elaborated that he learns from artists like AC/DC because of the simplicity and effectiveness of their writing style. John 5 will be taking his band, John 5 and the Creatures, on tour for the first time since he joined Mötley Crüe; dates below and tickets here.

1/26 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (w/Jared James Nichols)
1/27 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theater (w/Jared James Nichols)
1/28 Las Vegas, NV – Count's Vamp'd
1/30 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
2/1 St. Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
2/2 Turtle Lake, WI – St. Croix Casino
2/3 Green Bay, WI – Epic Events Center
2/4 Kansasville, WI – 1175 Event Center
2/6 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
2/7 Harrison, OH – The Blue Note
2/8 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern
2/9 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
2/1 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs
2/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel's Rhythm Grille
2/13 Lititz, PA – Mickey's Black Box
2/14 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
2/15 NYC, NY – Gramercy Theater
2/19 Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater
2/20 Greenville, SC – Radio Room
2/21 Atlanta, GA – The Loft @ Centerstage
2/23 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
2/24 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
2/25 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
2/27 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
2/28 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
2/29 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
3/1 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park

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