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Rob Zombie Comments On John5 As Guitarist

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Launch Radio Networks reports: When ROB ZOMBIE hits the road this summer on Ozzfest, his touring band will feature former MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5. Zombie told us how he and the guitar player got together. "CAMP FREDDY asked me to do this benefit, just to play one song, at the Arrowhead Pond (in Anaheim, California) for this tsunami relief thing. And John was there, and we played one song, 'Thunderkiss', and it kicked ass and he's a supercool guy and I was like, 'This is perfect.' John said, 'Do you need a guitar player for Ozzfest?' I said, 'Yes,' he said, 'I wanna do it,' I said, 'Perfect, done.'"

Zombie's new touring band also includes longtime bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson and ALICE COOPER drummer Tommy Clufetos. In addition to "Thunderkiss '65", Zombie recently hinted that his Ozzfest set list might include even more old material from his former band, WHITE ZOMBIE. We asked the singer if this was still the plan. "I don't know. I mean, I haven't rehearsed yet. John 5 and Blasko have been rehearsing and learning all these old songs that I haven't played in a million years, so we'll see."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. ZerO writes:

White Zombie was the sh**!

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. johnlong writes:

indeed

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. PorcupineOpeth99 writes:

good stuff, I'm glad for John 5. He's easily the best guitarist Manson ever had, and Manson walked all over him....

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BLACKDOG writes:

Rumor has it Manson tends to walk on people in his band.It's f***ed up but he's an evil genius apparently so it's to be expected.

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

true, evil genius or not, it's poor form to stomp all over someone whose skills have taken at least twice the amount of time to hone as ones own....

Granted Manson has a gift for the clever phrase and to a semi-respectable degree the man can sing, but I can assure you John 5 has been tweeking his craft at least 5 years longer than Manson.

Regardless, I'm glad to hear that theres some good work out there for someone who had to endure Mansons insanity for 4 years.

# Apr 17, 2005 @ 6:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BLACKDOG writes:

I agree totaly.I like Manson's stuff but he's a bit over rated for someone who really is nothing more that Alice Cooper all over againe.

# Apr 17, 2005 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cantspeak writes:

holy god, they need to play White Zombie stuff. Rob Zombie is the coolest f***ing dude ever.

# Apr 26, 2005 @ 8:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ZerO writes:

Rob Zombie is amazing. His movies are sick and his music is sick.
\m/ \m/

# Apr 26, 2005 @ 3:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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YO ROB ZOMBIE IS A CRAZY a$$ GUY!!! HES f***IN AWESOME!!! \mm/ Too much rock for one hand!! My fave movie is house of 1000 corpses!!!! \m/

# Apr 26, 2005 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. deshieldstim@yahoo.com writes:

ROB ZOMBIE WAS GOOD BACK THEN WITH HIS CD HELLBILLY DELUXE. HE JUST WENT DOWN

# May 11, 2005 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Mutt writes:

I love John 5............

# May 12, 2005 @ 12:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. deshieldstim@yahoo.com writes:

WHO DOESN'T THOUGH?

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