John 5

Musician + Guitarist + Songwriter
Born Jul 31, 1971

John William Lowery, best known by the stage name John 5, is an American guitarist. His stage name was bestowed on him in 1998 when he left David Lee Roth and joined the industrial metal group Marilyn Manson as their guitarist, taking over from Zim Zum. Still going by the name "John 5," Lowery is currently the guitarist for Rob Zombie.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of John 5.


1971 Birth Born on July 31, 1971.


1996 24 Years Old In 1996, Lowery went for his first audition with Marilyn Manson but narrowly missed out, as he was late to the auditions, and the guitarist role was taken by Zim Zum. … Read More
1998 26 Years Old Arguably, Lowery's first truly "big break" came when he was selected by former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth to play lead guitar on the critically well-received 1998 release DLR Band. … Read More


2003 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, while still lead guitarist for Marilyn Manson, Lowery (then called John 5) was invited by David Lee Roth to write and record the single non-cover song for Roth's 2003 album Diamond Dave. … Read More
2004 32 Years Old In 2004, Lowery and Manson parted company. … Read More
2005 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Lowery formed the band Loser. … Read More
2006 34 Years Old Lowery worked on Rob Zombie's 2006 album Educated Horses, co-writing eight out of eleven tracks with Zombie. … Read More
2009 37 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In July 2009, on his Twitter page, John 5 announced that he is now six tracks into the next solo album.
2010 38 Years Old In a Twitter update January 6, 2010, John 5 had this to say about the progress of his upcoming 5th studio album; "Just did all the guitar, bass for my new solo CD, Tommy Clufetos played the drums and killed it!" and a following Twitter update January 8; "Did the photo shoot for the new record today!", January 18: "Just had Billy sheehan play on the song (ya dig), this record is going to rule".
2011 39 Years Old In June 2011, John 5 officially closed his MySpace page. … Read More


2014 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2014, while giving an interview at the Soundwave festival John 5 announced his seventh solo album entitled "Careful with That Axe", which would go on to be released in August of that year. John 5 married pornographic actress Aria Giovanni in 2002 but they divorced in 2006. … Read More
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