Guitarist John 5 has shared a new collaborative music video for his song “Que Pasa” with Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. Along with the video, John 5 announced a new solo album, Sinner, which will be released on October 29 via Big Machine Records.
“Que Pasa” is the first track from the new album Sinner. The track revolves around a distinctive vocal refrain that has been reworked by Dave Mustaine. The song is full of energy, with flaming guitars and heavy drums, and the video reflects that. Performing on a stage with wild lighting, John 5 shows off his guitar skills while wearing makeup, while Dave Mustaine sings in the background on the big screen.
John 5 said about the new record, “When people hear this record, I want them to say, ‘Oh, it’s John 5.’ What you get with it Sinner is the best of me. I just want to write some memorable riffs that people will enjoy. When I’m sitting on my couch and playing guitar, I play the same things you hear on instrumental records. This is honest. It’s true. It is not a facade. This is how I play. This is what I love to do. He continues, “I have such appreciation for Dave, and I love his voice, his guitar playing and his songwriting. And he kills him on ‘Que Pasa.’ It was such a joy to have him on this trail.
Recently John 5 joined a new group called LA Rats, with Rob Zombie, Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Tommy Clufetos of Black Sabbath. To launch the new group, they recorded a cover of “I’ve Been Everywhere” by Geoff Mack, according to the PRP. The cover art will be available to listen to from tomorrow, May 21. The cover art will appear on the soundtrack of the upcoming Netflix movie The ice road with Liam Neeson, alongside tracks from artists such as Tim McGraw, Jason Isbell and Miranda Lambert.
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