John 5 on fire in studio footage

Studio footage of John 5 recording his axe murder-obsessed new solo album has been unveiled.

The video shows the former Marilyn Manson and current Rob Zombie guitarist playing This Is My Rifle – taken from his upcoming eighth solo album, Careful With That Axe, to be released in August.

Recorded at The Doghouse Studios in LA, Careful With That Axe is the followup to 2012’s God Told Me To and, according to John 5, featured song titles related to axe murders.

Careful With That Axe tracklist

  1. We Need To Have A Talk About John 2. This Is My Rifle 3. Flight Of The Vulcan Kelly 4. Jerry’s Breakdown 5. Villisca 6. Portrait Of Sidney Sloan 7. Jiffy Jam 8. Six Hundred and Sixty Six Pickers In Hell 9. El Cucuy 10. The Dream Slayer

John 5 playing This Is My Rifle in the studio

Stef wrote close to 5,000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind when he moved to his beloved Canada in 2016, but he started on his next 5000 stories in 2022.