**Just to note: There is only so much info that is allowed to be known about John's personal life. Manson's press people are keeping it very secretive and are restricting certain info from being distributed. As soon as word comes out as to what i can post on his bio sheet, this is all that is avaliable**
His real name is John Lowery.
Birthdate is: July 31st [year unknown still]
Began playing guitar at age 6
The exact number is unknown, but a guess is he has over 80
A large influence on John's life in music came from the notorious band called KISS.
Other influences in John's music; Jimmy Hendrix, The Beatles,
Eddie Van Halen and on and on, but there is no single influence that he
His guitar, Ibanez GAX series. AMP is Laney VH100R heads.
He's currently listening to Steely Dan
All time favorite album is "Van Halen" by Van Halen.
John has also done music for commercials and TV shows/movies. Some include:
"Flipper" (the remake), "Streetfighter II," and "Hard Copy."
His stage name is John5. Simply because he's the fifth person that Manson's hired. The multitalented
and multitatooed guitarist made a living as a studio musician from 1989 until recent. John was in the band "froSTed" from 1995 - 1996 Red Square Black was a band John started as a result of his
association with Randy Castillo, who was the drummer for Ozzy Osborne for
many years. The band was signed by Zoo Records and distributed by BMG. Bob
Marlette produced the album and contributed a very small part on three songs.
The album really took off, and Zoo booked a US tour, which included a show
Unfortunately for the band, John was selected out of over 2,000 guitarists
to do the 1996 KD Lang World Tour, and, as they had no additional tour
dates scheduled, opted to go on tour with her. Randy than decided to go
back on tour with Ozzy, so Red Square Black was dissolved at that time.