ROB ZOMBIE AND JOHN 5 TEAM UP FOR OZZFEST:
March 25, 2005
GUITAR SHREDDER “JOHN 5” WILL JOIN ROB ZOMBIE HEADLINING THE 2ND STAGE @ OZZFEST 2005
HOLLYWOOD (March 24, 2005) – John 5 is ‘shredder of choice’ for Horror Rocker Rob Zombie for this years Ozzfest 2005 tour. “I’m totally stoked about this because this guy is a fucking shredder,” explains Zombie. “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.” John 5 is elated that he will be playing guitar for Rob Zombie on the Hot Topic Second stage at this year’s Ozzfest. “I’m totally ecstatic about having the opportunity to play with Rob on Ozzfest,” exclaims John 5. “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!”
John5 is best known for his tour-of-duty with the controversial Marylin Manson. “I had a great run with Marilyn Manson. “It was a lot of fun and it was a really great experience, but I’ve got a lot of other stuff going on. I’m busier now than I was on tour,” explains John5. A lot of stuff going on indeed. While playing with famed guitar guru Les Paul in New York, Paul gave John5 some good old-fashioned advice. He told the player to venture out with his monster playing ability and go solo. Influenced by Les Paul’s advice, John5 is unleashing solo project aptly named Vertigo.
Since that release, John5 has gone on to put together another band project named LOSER. John5 launched his new band LOSER to the public live in Hollywood, bringing much attention to the major labels. You will be hearing more about LOSER this summer – Introducing to you the players are Joe (vocals, yes, just Joe), John5 (guitar), Charles Lee (bass) and Glenn Crain (drums).
John 5 has yet one more project up his sleeve for 2005. He will be recording his second instrumental on Shrapnel Records. This album will have guitar Shred-King Steve Vai and chicken pickin’ Maestro Albert Lee. This untitled album is in the works and will release fall 2005 –
“John 5 is an underrated guitar Giant.
It’s rare to hear a musician fuse various styles and
create a unique blend and a brand all his own. It takes balls
but that’s what’s needed to be truly original.”
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