iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from God Told Me To by John 5, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

God Told Me To

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Pity not John 5. He may owe much of his celebrity, possibly his trademark Joker makeup, and all of his stage moniker (real name John Lowery) to Marilyn friggin' Manson, of all ghouls, but his career continues to flourish as a cod-industrial-metal celebrity sideman (currently scowling on-stage with Rob Zombie), studio session ace, and solo guitar hero, as his sixth album of this stripe, 2012's God Told Me To, clearly shows. In short, he's very much his own man...God told him so, and the diversity of this set should tell you so. Ranging from the predictable to the anything but, these tracks manage to substantiate 5's versatile guitar talents in ways his cartoonish on-stage persona never will, and thus one is left asking why he even bothers, but perhaps he just plain likes it, so sue him. In any case, the greasy slide guitars of "Welcome to Violence" blast Ministry's "Jesus Built My Hot Rod" off to Planet Shred, while sonic polar opposites like "Asland Bump" and "The Castle" pay all-acoustic tribute to the pastoral Welsh cottage of "Bron-Yr-Aur" (see Zeppelin, Led; Page, Jimmy). Elsewhere, "Killa Fornia," "The Hill of the Seven Jackals," and "The Lust Killer" point straight to guitar hero ground zero with their Satriani and Vai-isms, yet "Creepy Crawler" is a richly orchestrated ballad and the aptly named "Noche Acosador" delivers a striking display of classical Spanish guitar. Then there's his curiously faithful, all-instrumental cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It," which not only sees 5 mimicking every inflection of Michael's vocals with his six-string, but later proving he can rip off Eddie Van Halen's solo to the very last note — a nod to his onetime David Lee Roth band association, perhaps. In sum: what we have here is a very eclectic and accomplished LP. Nothing terribly original for the guitar hero format, but decidedly so for 5 himself, and it's nice to see his talent upstaging his image for a change.

Customer Reviews

Awesome

That's it really

Biography

Born: Grosse Pointe, MI

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and picking up a guitar at the tender age of seven, John Lowery was given the nickname John 5 the day he joined Marilyn Manson's band. A versatile session guitarist known for his speed as well as his keen goth fashion sense (imagine Brandon Lee in The Crow), after moving to L.A. at 18 he scored high-profile gigs touring with Lita Ford and k.d. lang based on his work scoring soundtracks and commercials with producer Bob Marlette. Studio work continued,...
Full bio
God Told Me To, John 5
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

Influencers

Contemporaries