Guitarist John 5 has released a music video for the song “Land of the Misfit Toys,” from his new solo album “Sinner,” which was released Oct. 29, 2021, via Big Machine Records. Stream the album here and watch the new video below.
The video is set in 1980 and tells the tale of a young John Lowery who stumbles into a haunted house and becomes possessed by an entity. This entity gradually turns him into the guitar shredding, face-painted icon we all now know as John 5.
“‘Land of the Misfit Toys’ is my favorite track on the record,” John 5 said. “It’s a real epic and the longest track on the new album. I was watching a documentary on David Foster and how he would produce, arrange and build songs which really influenced me on the arrangement and production of this track. The camera that was used to film the video for ‘Land of the Misfit Toys’ was the same camera that was used to film the new ‘Matrix movie’ that is coming out in December, which is pretty cool.
“The video tells the story of the 10-year-old John Lowery (played by my producer’s son), who stumbles into this haunted house and becomes possessed by an entity that causes him to start playing guitar and wearing the makeup. At the end of the video, he fully becomes John 5. Everybody knows that I’m a big fan of horror, so this was a really fun video to make alongside director Chantal Savage.”
Discussing the new album, “Sinner,” John 5 said: “I’m so excited that the record is finally out. We had such a great time making it. I didn’t want to punch in with this record, so each track is a full performance. So if I started from the beginning and messed up, I would start again at the beginning until I got a great take all the way through. With a lot of time on my hands due to lockdown, I was able to really practice and focus on making the record the very best it could be. I’m so happy that the fans really love the album, because I do this for the love of the guitar and the love of music, and without the fans, it wouldn’t be anything. So THANK YOU again to the fans. I will see you all on the road soon.”
“Sinner” is John 5’s 10th solo studio album, in addition to a remix album and and two live albums. He has been Rob Zombie guitarist since 2005, appearing on five studio albums and three live albums. His credits also include stints with Marilyn Manson, David Lee Roth and Rob Halford.