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John 5 Says Departure From Manson 'Amicable' Contrary To Other Reports

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In an interview with Electricbasement.com, guitarist JOHN5 (David Lee Roth, Two) dismissed the idea that his departure from MARYLIN MANSON was frought with friction, "What actually happened was, at the end of the tour, we were just on different roads. It was completely amicable. He just wanted to write with other members of the band, and I wanted to do other things."

Asked if Manson's public comments to the contrary were for publicity John 5 responds, "I don't know, but everything's fine."

John 5 also sheds light on the difference between working with ROB HALFORD (in Two), DAVID LEE ROTH (DLR Band) and Manson, "Rob was a true, true professional. He was so good at his craft. He was such a pleasure. Working with him was fantastic because he's such a great guy. I don't think I ever saw him mad.

"David Lee Roth is the true rock star. He was running the show: 'This is how we're going to do it, boys,' like the old Van Halen. I had a blast with David Lee Roth. As for Manson, everyone always asks me if Manson is real. He definitely is real and a true artist.

"[Manson's] a great songwriter, producer, a great individual. That's why I stayed with Manson. He was so real. He was not a joke. But all three are very different individuals."

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1. amir writes:

this is f***ed up i don't think any1 knows who is the next guitarist but in 96 manson was second guitarist at a leeds and reading festival so he might do but i have my doubts but his singal personal jesus being released on october 23rd it may say on the album who the guitarist is any way please correct me if im wrong besides im only 14 but i have been playin bass for 5 years now

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2. amanda writes:

the guitarist for Personal Jesus was Tim Skold. but, they'll definently have to get someone for when they go on tour (which, they arent coming here, so i'm p***ed) but... it better be someone good. i still say tim isnt as good as twiggy... but almost.

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3. brad writes:

twiggy plays the bass

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