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John 5 Leaves Loser To Focus On Rob Zombie, Island Drops Band

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Island Records made the decision to drop the band LOSER when founding member John 5 (ex-MARILYN MANSON) opted to leave the group and maintain his position as the guitarist for ROB ZOMBIE. "Being the founding member of LOSER, my decision to leave was not an easy one," said John 5 in a press release. "I've been juggling two careers both with LOSER and ROB ZOMBIE for over one year now. I found it impossible to be in two places at once."

With the success of ROB ZOMBIE's "Educated Horses" 2006 tour and the new dates added to the trek, it became impossible for John 5 to promote LOSER properly. In discussions with Island, John 5 suggested bringing in a replacement guitarist for LOSER's live shows. Island Records was in opposition to the suggestion as that is not "what they had signed on for." Consequently, Island Records chose to drop the act. "I understand the decision from the label but feel it could have worked out for everyone involved," John 5 said. "I wish Joe, Glen and Charles all the success they deserve. They are amazing guys and deserve their shot."

There is currently no word on when — or if — LOSER's already completed debut album will be released.

Source: Blabbermouth

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7 Comments on "John 5 Leaves Loser To Focus On Rob Zombie"

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1. killingtime420 writes:

Wow... sucks for LOSER, and for John 5. 'Cause when the Zombie tour is over he's going to be jobless for 2 years.
And I don't even know how the hell Blasko tolerates it... he must love his day job.

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2. Zos Kia Cultus writes:

John 5 is very talent guitarist and he should form a heavy metal band that has no nu-metallish influences?

# Apr 19, 2006 @ 10:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. psythe writes:

yeah, that blows for LOSER and John 5, hey. especially considering he founded the band, it'd be that much harder to walk away from. and yeah, it kinda does suck when talented people put their efforts into bands that cant do a lot for them. although, i must admit, if you'r going to call Rob Zombie nu-metal, then they'r easily one of the best in the game.

# Apr 19, 2006 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Sith Lord writes:

Yeah you have to admit that Loser is pretty much going to blow without John5. Ironic that the singer quite his band to join John5 then gets dumped himself. 2shay.

# Apr 29, 2006 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fisi writes:

Karma rules!
Seems that the band should rename themselves with John5 departing. How about "LOSERS"

# Apr 29, 2006 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

heh, so it goes....Couldn't get past their vocals for some reason, it wasnt workin' for me. I like John 5's playing style though. He's not a showy guitarist by any stretch but he uses alot of obscure techniques in his playing that set him apart. Manson's "Holywood" album is sadly underrated, John 5 really made that album come alive....It's the only Manson record I've ever felt compelled to defend in any way.

# Apr 29, 2006 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. deathmetallover writes:

i hear if u play the cds by marilyn manson backwards u hear "satan music". That true? MARILYN MANSON"S "PERSONAL JESUS" SONG ROCKS. SUXS 4 LOSER!!!!!

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