John 5 Joins Rob Zombie

Former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 has joined Rob Zombie and will be touring with him on Ozzfest.

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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."

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    Mr_Mysterio
    awsome i wish i could go to ozzfest, maybe i can sneak down to america for a few days to see Ozzfest
    priest.fan.
    i wonder if his last name is really 5... and he looks like some transvestite hooker, not a guitar player
    Night_Lights
    john 5 is a shredder anyone who dosent believe me check out his solo album! hes up there with zakk wylde methinks really underated, amazing guy
    jasonhutchcraft
    I dont put him up there with Zakk Wylde, but he is good. You have to really listen to how layered Zakk's playing is, with all the pinch harmonics, vibrato, stringbends, and tapping to really understand how talented and technically proficient he is. Not to mention his melodic gift and the speed at which he does it. John 5 isnt even in his league really.
    dieiervonstn
    Goth Disco
    hmm... and
    john 5's real name is John Lowery
    thanks for THAT useful piece of information.....by the way, did you know robzombie's bro is spider 1 from PM5K?
    VXD
    I dont put him up there with Zakk Wylde
    "Up" there? People here seem to be so ***ing impressed with his playing (Wylde's) but, truth is, hell be quickly forgotten. Hes got no substance. And I saw John 5 shred, I wasn't impressed.
    KsE60
    VXD wrote: "Up" there? People here seem to be so ***ing impressed with his playing (Wylde's) but, truth is, hell be quickly forgotten. Hes got no substance. And I saw John 5 shred, I wasn't impressed.
    Do you even listen to anything Zakk Wylde plays? He's is awesome, There is no one better. Alive that is.
    Synyster Gates
    rob zombie actually has a really good guitarist this time' kick ass well his first one from hellbilly deluxe was good but i didnt like riggs
    RHCP_FAN88
    HOLY SHITT!!!! Mnson is so damm good... I cant wait to see John 5 bust the SHIT out with Zombie because they both know what the ***k is up...
    D3v!l
    he looks pretty gay, but good for him., I like MM and RZ.
    Korzack
    cool. Rob zimbie with john5 doin the guitar should b great-lookin forward to it
    jasonhutchcraft
    Uh, no they dont. Manson has some shit going down, but Rob Zombie? He's got this Dance metal shit going on. Its like, Goth Disco. Not cool...
    lionheart0117
    I heart Rob Zombie. I never thought these two would get together, but now that it's happened, I'm left to think... "Why didn't it happen earlier?"
    Jau_Peacecraft
    marylin manson hasnt made a decent album since mechanical albums (and the one after that), and fed up with his golden age album, and his typical sound of the cover of personal jesus. if i were manson, id be cooking something good up too. rob zombie is eh... when i was 14/15 i liked him, kinda passed that stage now.
    Nolan Whyte
    For those of you who think John looks gay, I should mention that he's married to about the hottest porn star on the planet, Aria Giovanni. Maybe sometimes it's good to be a pretty boy...if you can shred.
    (s)ain't_gusgus
    Wouldn't it funny/weird if ,Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson toured togther Thats got to be.....something