John 5 Says Split With Marilyn Manson Was 'Amicable'

Guitarist John5 dismissed the idea that his departure from Marilyn Manson was fraught with friction.

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Blabbermouth.net reports, in an interview with ElectricBasement.com, guitarist John5 (David Lee Roth, Two) dismissed the idea that his departure from Marilyn Manson was fraught with friction. "What actually happened was, at the end of the tour, we were just on different roads," he explained. "It was completely amicable. He just wanted to write with other members of the band, and I wanted to do other things." Asked if Manson's public comments to the contrary were for publicity, John5 replied, "I don't know, but everything's fine." John5 also shed light on the difference between working with Rob Halford (in Two), David Lee Roth and Manson. "Rob was a true, true professional," John5 said. "He was so good at his craft. He was such a pleasure. Working with him was fantastic because he's such a great guy. I don't think I ever saw him mad. "David Lee Roth is the true rock star. He was running the show: 'This is how we're going to do it, boys,' like the old Van Halen. I had a blast with David Lee Roth. As for Manson, everyone always asks me if Manson is real. He definitely is real and a true artist. "[Manson's] a great songwriter, producer, a great individual. That's why I stayed with Manson. He was so real. He was not a joke. But all three are very different individuals." Read the entire interview at this location.

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    MM forever123
    rofl, no actually his name is John 5 cause his first name is John and he was the fifth member of the band
    JONNYSKULL
    YOU GUYS SEEM TO RESPECT JOHN 5 AS A MUSICIAN & AS FANS, YOU GUYS SHOULD CHECK OUT HIS OTHER PROJECT LOSER. IF YOU GUYS LIVE IN THE L.A. AREA THEY WILL BE PLAYING AT THE VIPER ROOM ON THE 26 OF SEPTEMBER. ITS DOES SUCK THAT HE LEFT MARILYN MANSON HE DID CREATE A GOOD SOUND THROUGH THOSE PAST COUPLE RECORDS, IT IS HARD TO REPLACE A UNIQUE GUITARIST LIKE JOHN, ESPECIALLY IF YOU PLAN ON WRITING A NEW ALBUM. THE NEW GUITARIST NOT SURE IF HE IS PERMINANT OR NOT MARK CHAUSSEE HAS HIS WORK CUT OUT. ON THE WHOLE HOW JOHN GOT HIS NAME, HIMSELF SAID IT WAS MANSON WHO GAVE HIM THE NAME WHEN HE WAS JOINING THE BAND. AS FAR AS HIM STILL USING THE NAME, I SAY HE DESERVES IT AFTER ALL THE BRUTAL SHOW, SOME GREAT GUITAR RIFFS, UNEXPECTED MANSON BEATINGS I SAY MANSON DOESNT OWN HIM OR JOHN OWE HIM ANYTHING, THAT GUY JUST LOVES TO PLAY THE GUITAR. SHIT NEXT TIME ILL WRITE A BOOK.
    PuNk RoCk 69
    indeed john 5 does kick ass! he is also a talented musician and im very interested to hear this new solo album
    stormchaser
    I've heard manson is nu-metal, I always thought he was industrial/goth, which is he?
    PsychoWolfD
    ^meh...perhaps both All those good comments on John 5 make me want to try out his solo CD, myself.
    lVl lVl_4life
    his solo cd rocks its a blend of country (his first kind of music) and metal. check out needles, ca at www.john-5.com... um manson is more industrial/goth not really nu-metal (no not just because theyve been around since 1989)