Rob Zombie's Guitarist John 5 Has a Motto: "More is More"

"I love Phoenix," Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 says excitedly. "Rob [Zombie] and the other guys in the band, they like the colder weather, but for some reason I love the really hot weather."

He pauses, then anxiously asks, "It should be really warm there still when I'm there in September, right?"

"Yeah, it doesn't really start cooling down until mid-or late October, honestly," I offer. "You should be good."

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John 5's used to heat. He's worked with pyrotechnics-heavy acts like Marilyn Manson, Lynyrd Skynrd, Slash, and more his entire career. He's created music for shows like Baywatch and worked on tracks for pop-stars like Avril Lavinge and FeFe Dobson, but since 2005 he's been spending most of his time in Rob Zombie's band, alongside drummer Ginger Fish and bassist Piggy.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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