John 5 w/ Jared James Nichols & Black Satellite
6:30PM DOORS / 7:30PM SHOW
Jared James Nichols
For almost 30 years, John 5 has been one of the mostin-demand guitar players on the planet. As well as a guitarist for hire, 5 hasshared the stage as axe-man for Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and Rob Halford. Hehas also worked with an impressive array of names, from all walks of music,including KD Lang, Rod Stewart, Dave Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, Tina Guo andSteven Adler.
To call John 5 a shredder does not do him justice. There’s little hecan’t put his hand to.
John 5 was born John William Lowery, on July 31st 1970, in Gross PointeMichigan. His love of guitar began at age seven, when he began watching the HeeHaw series with his father. “I watched the guitar playing and knew that waswhat I wanted to do. My friends wanted to be astronauts and such but all Iwanted to do was play and play and play”. Other notable influencesincluded KISS and Jimi Hendrix.
John 5’s solo career turned out not to be a flash in the pan, and he has nowreleased 9 studio albums, a live album and a remix album . He has worked withseveral special guests on those albums, including Albert Lee who called John 5“one of the nicest guys I’ve worked with“, Steve Vai who called John “underrated”,Joe Satriani, Jim Root, Eric Johnson and many more. As well as his solo albumsJohn 5 teamed up with the vocal talents of Joe Grah (formerly of Texas bandJibe) to form “radio rock project” Loser. Their first single, ‘DisposableSunshine’ featured on the Fantastic Four soundtrack.
In 2006, John 5 was invited to join Rob Zombie for a short Ozzfest tour.Despite being told “not to get too comfortable”, the pairing brought aresurgence in Zombie, who at the point was turning his hand to directing moviesand taking a break from music, they began work on 2006’s ‘Educated Horses’. Asa consequence John 5 had to make the decision to leave his fledgling bandLoser. “Being the founding member of Loser, my decision to leave was not aneasy one.”
In2015, following a series of web shows to celebrate the release of his soloalbum ‘Careful With That Axe”, John 5 decided to take his solo set on tour, andformed The Creatures band to support his live shows. Initially joined bylong-term friend Rodger Carter on drums, the band continues touring to thisday, and now work as a unit on 5’s solo albums, including ‘Season Of TheWitch’, the live album ‘It’s Alive’ and 2019’s ‘Invasion’. The current line-upincludes John 5, Ian Ross on bass and drummer Logan Miles Nix.
AlthoughJohn 5 does less “hired gun” work, he has contributed to work with LynrydSkynrd, Meatloaf, Ricky Martin, Rod Stewart, Motley Crue and Rod Stewart.
“I’mbusy, constantly busy with work but I look at who I am in the studio with orsending music to and I think I don’t ever want it to stop.”
ARTISTS WORKED WITH:
Overhis career, John 5 has worked with many artists across a variation of musicgenres. As well as ‘axe-man’ for Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and Rob Halford, 5has written and played with musicians ranging from Mötley Crüe to Tina Guo.Here’s a list of just some of those artists/musicians and bands.
- Dirty Trixx – Guitarist
- Wilson Phillips – Guitarist
- Salt-N-Pepa – Live Guitarist
- Rick Springfield – Guitarist
- Red Square Black – Lead Guitar
- Lita Ford – Guitarist
- Ryan Downe – Guitar
- Leah Andreone – Guitar and co-writer
- K.D. Lang – Live Guitarist
- 2wo – guitar and bass.
- David Lee Roth Guitarist
- Marilyn Manson – Guitarist
- Garbage – Additional guitar
- Loser – Guitarist and founder member
- Rob Zombie – Guitarist, Songwriter
- Meat Loaf – Guitarist
- Paul Stanley – Co-writer and guitarist
- Static-X – Guitar solo
- Scorpions – Co-writer and guitarist
- Filter – Guitarist
- Lynyrd Skynyrd – Guitarist
- Halestorm – Writer
- Ricky Martin – Guitar and arranger
- Hollywood Undead – Guitar
- Sebastian Bach Guitarist and composer
- Alice Cooper – Solo Guitar
- Lynyrd Skynyrd – Songwriting
- Steve Adler – Guest guitarist
- Rod Stewart – Co-writer
- Ace Frehley – Rhythm guitarist
- Steve Perry – Guitarist
- Tina Guo – Guitarist
- Mötley Crüe – Guitarist and co-writer
Jared James Nichols / Black Satellite