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John William Lowery was born July 31, 1971 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He has played with Marilyn Manson, Loser, Two, many more bands, and is currently playing with Rob Zombie and Meat Loaf. The name John 5 was given to him as he was the fifth replacement member to join Marilyn Manson, and also refers to a passage in the bible. He has two children.

He was Marilyn Manson’s guitarist from July 1998 to March 30th, 2004. He replaced Zim Zum, while he has yet to be replaced. Was he kicked out? According the John 5’s offical website: “No, he wasn’t. John and Manson split amicable after five years of working together. Both came to a point in their career’s where they wanted to try new directions. John was working on his first solo album after being prompted by Les Paul himself. Manson was looking into new directions, including his paintings and filmmaking. So after the Grotesk Burlesk tour they came to an amicable agreement and went their own ways. The two still have contact and still hold a great deal of admiration for one another. And John is still as big a fan of the band and their music as he was before he joined.”

John 5 has recorded three solo albums. His solo material is a mixture of hard rock, progressive bluegrass, and country music, a mixture he calls “Blackgrass”.


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  • FjordSweetFjord

    His show in St. Louis last night was brilliant, talk about a professional! His bassist and drummer were top notch as well!

    18 Mar 4:35am Reply
  • arson714

    I saw John 5 and the Creatures last Friday night and I can confidently say it was the best show I have ever seen. John does it better than anyone.

    17 Feb 1:49pm Reply
  • IhatemyselfandU

    Perineum is the best!

    28 Jan 11:00am Reply
  • sailor-satan


    12 Jan 12:52am Reply
  • Majorfifth

    jerry's breakdown just amazing!!!

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Post-romantic


    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • FeistyCadavR

    Most amazing guitarist no one has heard of.

    12 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Ravendarkk

    Portrait Of Sidney Sloan <3

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Piston163

    New album the best!!!!!

    11 Aug 2014 Reply
  • MsDiplodocusss

    pretty sweet

    25 May 2014 Reply
  • Hari_Maia


    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • arislaf

    Still believe Damaged is his best!!

    14 Feb 2014 Reply
  • tony_blackie

    ridiculously talanted? he says in every interview, that he playes like 9 hours a day, for many years. It's all about hard work, mate. And yeah, he's a great musician, it's not all about the technique.

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • BassRenegade

    A skilled guitarist and a nice folk

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    Whenever I'm just not feeling very inspired to play guitar, I don't listen to John 5 because I will never be this ridiculously talented. [2]

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Yanami666

    БОГ. достаточно для него =)

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Beojiko

    Whenever I'm just not feeling very inspired to play guitar, I listen to John 5. Incredible musician.

    2 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Lobocyfer

    Lords of Salem !!!!! <3

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Kir_666_Kir

    hardmild, ты прав здесь нужна речь в стиле "королей"

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • hardmild

    limon4eg21 как то уж ты слишком скромно выразился)

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
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