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Manson fansite Provider Module interviews John 5

JOHN 5 has enjoyed a twenty-year career playing with some of music’s most prolific rock bands, including lead guitar for Marilyn Manson between 1998-2004. He is currently the lead guitarist for Rob Zombie, and continues to add to his impressive back catalogue as a solo artist.
John recently took the time to conduct an interview with Provider Module in between tour schedules with Zombie, with some unexpected and fascinating results…

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Number of the Blog reviews The Art of Malice

The album starts off with a blast with ‘The Nightmare Unravels’, as atmospheric guitar sounds give way to an explosive riff and lightning-fast soloing. This track truly exhibits what John 5 does best, pairing lead pyrotechnics with catchy melodies. ‘The Art Of Malice’ is a shorter track of bluegrass picking, another of John 5′s calling cards, and features no additional instruments beyond the guitar. As the album continues on, the tracks almost seem to be divided between heavy and mellow, occasionally crossing paths as some bluegrass picking finds its way into the heavier tracks, but the album almost seems to alternate between the two styles.

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MusicPix chats with John 5 on the Rock on the Range tour

I didn’t want to be a big rock star, I wanted to be known for was a good guitar player and musician. That’s what it’s about for me. I have a new record out called “The Art of Malice”, it’s my fifth record. I think doing five records is an accomplishment, I do them because I love the guitar and love the music. I’m very excited that people enjoy my music.

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BackstageAxxess interviews John in a two part video

Listen to this two part special with John 5

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Mind Over Metal reviews The Art of Malice

ohn 5 is an artist determined to flourish in the music world. By continuously challenging himself, he has shared the stage with musicians as disparate as Marilyn Manson and k.d. lang. On The Art of Malice, his signature sound (by way of Fender Telecaster) becomes all the more recognizable.