The guitar world is cluttered with players that can play a million notes a minute. John 5 established that he can hold his own with them a long time ago.
There are two reasons that a John 5 interview could last for days. The first is that in just more than a decade, he’s already played guitar for David Lee Roth, Rob Halford, Marilyn Manson, and now Rob Zombie, none of whom are uninteresting conversation topics. And if that got old, he could discuss what it’s like contributing songs to Filter, Garbage, Avril Lavigne, Meat Loaf, Paul Stanley, Lynyrd Skynrd, and the friggin’ Scorpions. If he still has a voice, you could next ask him about his somewhat accidental/totally awesome solo career.
Although most of us familiarize the painted face of John 5 with his time in Marilyn Manson or his current gig with Rob Zombie, John 5’s guitar roots run deep. He picked up the guitar at age seven and rumor has it no one has seen him without a guitar in his hands since.
Read the full interview here: http://frantikmag.com/blog/2010/04/22/frantik-interview-john-5-this-album-is-kind-of-built-around-my-life/
The next track, “J.W.” has a Junior Brown-esque rockabilly feel to it. That rockabilly flavor comes back later on “Steel Guitar Rag” with hints of Stephen Foster’s bluegrass classic ‘Oh! Suzanna’ at the beginning of the track. “Wayne County Killer” brings back the hard rockin’ riffs and is followed up with an impressive and true to form rendition of Ace Frehley’s “Fractured Mirror.” As a huge Frehley fan, I can say with certainty that Ace Frehley worshipers will dig this one.