John William Lowery, better known by his stage name John 5, is an American guitarist. His stage name was bestowed on him in 1998 when he joined industrial metal group Marilyn Manson as their guitarist, taking over from Zim Zum. He is currently the guitarist for Rob Zombie.
He is also a solo artist having recorded five guitar albums: Vertigo (2004), Songs for Sanity (2005), The Devil Knows My Name (2007), Requiem (2008) and The Art of Malice (2010), as well as a remix album, Remixploitation (2009). He also works as a staff writer for Chrysalis Records, working with artists such as Avril Lavigne, Rob Halford, Garbage, Meat Loaf, Scorpions, FeFe Dobson and has written and recorded with southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.Content provided by: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_5_%28guitarist%29