In the video for "Here's to the Crazy Ones," which premieres today exclusively on guitarplayer.com, John 5 is shown sitting on his couch, watching the classic sci-fi film, Planet of the Apes, when he dozes off and slips into a dream in which he becomes an ape-person like those depicted on the screen in front of him.
"That first part actually happened," says 5. "I actually WAS watching Planet of the Apes one night, just like you see in the video, when I had a dream where we were apes coming to Earth and playing music. So I said, 'Let's make a video of it!'
The makeup took three hours for each performer. "There are prosthetics involved, and they had to put the hair in piece by piece," says 5. "It took forever but it was worth it."