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John 5 on The MetalSucks Podcast #222

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The MetalSucks PodcastThis week we talk with John 5, acclaimed solo guitarist, ex-Marilyn Manson and longtime member of Rob Zombie’s band. John tells us about his new live record It’s Alive (out January 25th; pre-order here), how he and his bandmates challenge each other during live shows, how much improvisation happens when recording, how he names instrumental tracks, the obstacles he faced when arriving in L.A. to follow his dream, the 20th anniversary of Mechanical Animals and an update on the latest album from Rob Zombie.

Pete, Brandon, and Jozalyn talk about the passing of Dolores O’ Riorodan of the Cranberries, Johnny Depp possibly joining Marilyn Manson, Adam Jones giving us more hope for a new Tool album, and our disgust at former Black Label Society member Nick Catanese’s guilty plea to being a child predator. We promise we get some laughs in this week, too.

Stream this week’s episode below. Remember to subscribe to the MetalSucks Podcast on iTunessubscribe to our direct feed or download this episode directly. The MetalSucks Podcast is a member of the Jabberjaw podcast network.

Songs:
John 5 and The Creatures – “This Is My Rifle”
Howling Sycamore – “Descent to Light”

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