John 5 interviewed in new book Power Chord: One Man’s Ear Splitting Quest to Find His Guitar Heroes
John 5 will be appearing in a book by Premier Guitar Magazine writer Thomas Scott McKenzie in a new book charting one man’s journey to meet his guitar heroes..
The book, Power Chord: One Man’s Ear-Splitting Quest to Find His Guitar Heroes is available from Amazon on Paperback.
Here is the synopsis:
When Scott McKenzie was a young man, he thought he saw God . . .
The deity was all in black with knee-high silver boots, a patent-leather breastplate, and full face makeup, clutching a beautiful, custom Les Paul guitar. Ace Frehley, lead guitarist for the rock group KISS, wasn’t God—but hearing his piercing, shrieking, screaming, outrageous guitar solos was a transcendent spiritual experience for a boy from rural Kentucky, making him feel uplifted, a witness to a higher power.
Two decades later, a grown-up Scott McKenzie vowed to meet Ace Frehley in the flesh—as well as the other gods and demigods who have held divine power over a generation of worshipful metal fans: legendary guitar champions like Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest and Phil Collen of Def Leppard, hallowed names like Steve Vai, Warren DeMartini, and John 5.
Power Chord is a chronicle of Scott McKenzie’s epic quest to stand in the presence of metal greatness—to meet his omnipotent guitar gods face-to-face and get them to divulge their otherworldly secret.