# Steve vai
Guitar master John 5
When I drove to LA when I was 18, I never dreamed I would be making records with bands I grew up listening to. I just wanted to play guitar. I just wanted to have a career as a session musician – that would have been happiness enough. I can tell you honestly, I am completely humbled by what life, and music has done for me. John 5, LA, July 2019.
Guitar God, John 5 guitar solo in San Francisco
John William Lowery (born July 31, 1970), best known by the stage name John 5, is an American guitarist. His stage name was bestowed on him in 1998 when he left David Lee Roth's solo band and joined the rock group, Marilyn Manson, as their guitarist, taking over for Zim Zum. Still going by the name John 5, Lowery has since become the guitarist for Rob Zombie.