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1.
One of the greatest guitarists ever. Just listen to "Para-Noir" from The Golden Age Of Grotesque. Real name Is John Lowery.
Jimmy: Did you hear John 5 quit Manson?
Mike: He didn't quit you fucking dipshit, he got kicked out!
by Corb August 11, 2004
 
2.
Former guitarist of Marilyn Manson and current lead guitarist for Rob Zombie. Started a side project band called Loser, which never truly came into the mainstream. He has worked with artists including Garbage, Avril Lavigne, and David Lee Roth. Overall he is a powerful and influential figure in the guitar industry, appearing at the NAMM show every year.

His style is quite freeform, but still has a steady beat. His metal influences are obvious in his latest album The Devil Knows My Name, but he also branches into bluegrass and straight up blues through some of the album as well as his older works (Vertigo, Songs for Sanity).

His split with Marilyn Manson was entirely mutual. Manson did not fire him, and John did not quit. After Holy Wood's tour, he simply felt he needed to branch out into other directions/work on his solo albums more.

If you know him just because of Manson and Zombie, good god check out his stuff. His solos are absolutely devastating. great solo artist.
John 5 is the musical equivalent of climaxing in an old person's crutches.
by penguinpeopleunited February 12, 2008
 
3.
The split was amiable people! They decided it together. 5 felt constricted in the band, because he was stuck to one style of music, and Manson was pissed because he had been working with other artists. They are still cool with eachother.
5's instrumental album, Vertigo, kicks some serious musical ass.

He is working on a new band called "Loser" right now.
by unessecary physical contact September 22, 2004
 
4.
A Kickass Guitarist, best know for wielding a wide array of classic Fender Telecasters, as well as many Custom John5 Tele's. He is best known for his Solo instrumental albums, which showcase his tremendous talent, but he has worked with everyone from Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, To Lynard Skynard, David Lee Roth and Paul Stanley. His style is a blend of Heavy Speed metal, Classical, Spanish Flamenco, and Country. He is one of the most accomplshed Guitarists around today. His real name is John Lawry.
John 5 and Manson split because of creative differences, nobody was kicked out or quit.
or
Damn! John 5 is my favorite guitarist ever!
by gxddwsc September 06, 2010
 
5.
A Kickass Guitarist, best know for wielding a wide array of classic Fender Telecasters, as well as many Custom John5 Tele's. He is best known for his Solo instrumental albums, which showcase his tremendous talent, but he has worked with everyone from Marilyn Manson and Rob zombie, To Lynard Skynard, David Lee Roth and Paul Stanley. His style is a blend of Heavy Speed metal, Classical, and Country. He is one of the most accomplshed Guitarists around today.
Oh man, he's the next John5

or

'll never be as good as john5
by gxddwsc August 22, 2010
 
6.
n.Former guitarist of Marilyn Manson.

v.To blow your load on a girl's chest then lick it off. (He likes to do this according to MetalSLudge.com so I just made it into a verb.)
n. It that John 5 quit Manson's band.

v. Last night I John 5ed some big titied whore.
by Josh Kuklinsky August 07, 2006
 
7.
The best guitar player ever. Marilyn Manson kicked him out of the group for no reason. Hottest man ever.
What stupid ass would kick the best guitar player ever out of his group?
Marilyn Manson
by asilayatreyu June 09, 2004