One of the most compelling aspects of the album, from a guitarist’s standpoint, is John’s ability to seamlessly switch between musical genres at will. A skill that he’s developed over years on the road with some of the biggest names in the business including country star K.D. Lang, metal monster Rob Zombie and the incomparable Marilyn Manson
John 5 is not a stranger to playing with great bands. In his career he has worked with Marilyn Manson, Garbage and currently is a part of Rob Zombie and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Levi Buckley caught up with John to talk about what he has going on at the moment.
The Art of Malice is a dynamic record that peaks and troughs well throughout its 12 tracks. Just as you get comfy immersing yourself within the drama of slower tracks like ‘Can I live Again’ and the tension of ‘Fractured Mirror’, you’re beaten over the head by thrashy outbursts and millions of notes in tracks like ‘Portrayed as Unremorseful’.
Amy Harris (Citybeat Cincinnati / www.thefirst3songs.com) interviews John 5 (solo artist and guitarist for Rob Zombie) at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio on May 23, 2010
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…