Former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 has joined Rob Zombie and will be touring with him on Ozzfest. A statement posted on John 5's official website, John-5.com, reads as follows:
"I'm totally estatic about having the opportunity to play with Rob on Ozzfest! He has been one of my favorite artists for the longest time. I had the opportunity to play with him a few weeks back, and never thought that I would have the chance to share the stage with him playing the Zombie songs we all know and love!"
When asked what this meant for Loser, John's new band, he said, "This will not affect LOSER in any way. We are still pressing forward with writing new material for our debut album."
Rob Zombie had the following to say: "I haven't really officially said this yet but once again I will be hitting the road with Ozzfest. This time I've decided to headline the second stage. Main is a drag, man. It's so uptight that it is almost a bore. I can't wait to get away from the fucking seat and play to all the maniacs that are always trapped up on the lawn. This should be insane.
"There are some lineup changes this time around. John 5 of ex-Marilyn Manson fame will be handling guitar duties this time out. I'm totally stoked about this because this guy is a fucking shredder. I played 'Thunder Kiss 65' with him at The Arrowhead Pond Arena for a benefit a couple weeks back and it never sounded so fucking good."