Day 8 of 12 Days of Guitarists goes to John 5!

Posted: December 21, 2013 in 12 Days of Guitarists, Guitarist, music
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Today on Day 8 of our 12 Days of Guitarists, we are pleased to feature John 5! John 5 has had quite an extensive guitar career, from playing with David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, and others. In addition to playing with Rob Zombie, he has continued to have quite a successful solo career. He is an amazing guitarist that shreds when he plays. He is a guitar virtuoso who can play you anything from bluegrass to flamenco, instrumental to country, and metal to rock and anything else in between.

John started playing the guitar at age 7 and attributes his watching of Hee-Haw as a child for his love of Telecasters. He explains about on Hee-Haw, “they all played teles, so I thought that was the only guitar out there. I was so young and I thought I wanted an electric guitar and so it was a Telecaster. Lucky for me it was the greatest guitar in the world for me.”   

John has recorded six guitar albums; Vertigo (2004), Songs for Sanity (2005), The Devil Knows My Name (2007),Requiem (2008), The Art of Malice (2010) and God Told Me To (2012) as well as a remix album, Remixploitation (2009) He is definitely an incredible guitarist that you can’t help but enjoy watching.  His album God Told Me To has one of my most favorite songs of all time, “Noche Acosador” which literally gives me chills when I listen to it. His guitar delivers seduction and intensity with every note. Check it out here:


That song just creates pure bliss for me!  It seems John 5 has no limitations on his playing as he really plays guitar across the board; no genres, no boundaries. Just Kick ass Guitar playing that will enliven all your senses. Another amazing video to check out is “Welcome To Violence”, check it out here:


Earlier this year, I got to go to the live taping of VH1’s Heavy Metal Show and I was ecstatic to see that John 5 was one of the guests on for that taping. He not only has spectacular guitar skills, but he has such a genuine and charismatic personality.  Definitely a class act. Make sure to head over to Itunes and pick up his tunes, but be warned; he is truly ear porn and addictive!

~ Enjoy, Marisol

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