Monday, July 31, 2017

Happy Birthday, John 5



I’ve been fortunate to live in a part of the United States loaded with great concert venues. I can’t begin to list all the shows I’ve gotten to see. But seeing Rob Zombie on tour stands out in mind as the incredible guitarist John 5 celebrates his birthday today.

Happy Birthday, Dude!

During one unforgettable solo he actually played guitar with his face. How cool is that? John 5 has done amazing work with Marilyn Manson, too, which is where I first heard his playing. I learned of his birthday thanks to Rob Zombie’s Instagram page.

Rob Z and John 5 Tearing Up the Stage
Keep rockin’, Rob and John. You guys are awesome. Here you can read a short interview with the down-to-earth musician from 2014.



Have you heard of John 5? His styles range far outside heavy metal. Having read the article above I may have to buy at least one of his solo releases.

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10 comments:

  1. Okay....that music is a bit more then I can go. I basically an oldies person! HAHA....Stripper did you say? Really? Wished I could dance also. Can't sing, can't play an instruments and I sure can't dance. I am one of those silly folks that get out there and move it and hope it comes off as looking like I am dancing....haha

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    1. I'm just glad you enjoy music. I can't imagine life without it. And your endless other creative gifts are awe inspiring, so you shouldn't fret.

      As for my ex, yeah, though the stripping career happened between our heart-wrenching breakup and reinvention as a busker across Italy. ~grin~ I traded lap dances and travel for laughter and stability.

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  2. Excellent stuff! I admire great musicians because it's definitely a rare gift. I've heard of Manson and Rob Zombie but not John 5. Looks like he's the power behind them!

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    1. I'm so thrilled you agree, Nick. Your description is perfect. Be well.

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  3. Umm...happy birthday, John? *wink*
    Jagger turned 74 last Wednesday.
    HUGS!

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    1. I'm so thankful we still have some of the greats. Hugs to you too, my dear.

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  4. Happy Birthday John! I have actually not heard of him, but he sounds talented and he is a fellow Leo like myself.

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  5. No, I had not heard of him. But now I add him to the has-my-birthday list. It includes J.K. Rowling, Dean Cain, and Wesley Snipes.

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    1. Nice! I hope you'll give some of his music a chance.

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