Enlarge Wikimedia Commons photo of John 5 by Tyrel Snowden | Rob Zombie photo by Jan Brauer

John 5 and Rob Zombie Haven’t Spoken Since John 5 Joined Mötley Crüe


When guitar wizard John 5 joined Mötley Crüe, he was already a pretty known musician, both for his solo work and time with Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Rick Springfield and numerous others. In May, John 5 told Eddie Trunk that Zombie was “fine” and “cool about it” when John 5 informed the singer that he was leaving the band to join Mötley.

Recently, John 5 went on “THAT Rocks!,” a Youtube show hosted by Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. He was asked if there’d been any talk between the two parties since John 5 became part of the Crüe. Unfortunately, there has not been, according to the guitarist (via Blabbermouth).

“I have not had dialogue with Rob. And I wish I would. I miss talking to him. And the [Rob Zombie] band sounds great and the show looks awesome and I really hope to talk to him soon… I miss talking to Rob. And I know he is doing great. But I hope we connect soon.”

Fortunately, it sounds like John 5 still has positive feelings about the band and both individuals are busy, so it seems reasonable that they’ll reconnect down the line.

While there appears to be no drama between John 5 and Rob Zombie, we wish we could say the same thing about Mötley Crüe and their former guitarist, Mick Mars. Mars is suing his bandmates over royalties and the way he was terminated from the band. Ex-Crüe singer John Corabi has expressed that he is not envious of the position John 5 finds himself in.

“None of this stuff, all the shit that’s going on between Mick and them, none of it surprises me. It doesn’t. And John’s got big shoes to fill, and he’s kind of stuck in this. And trust me, I get it, ’cause I was stuck in this shitty place as well between Mötley Crüe and whoever was being replaced’s fans. You know what I mean? I had to deal with the fans that were massive Vince Neil fans, and I get it. And it was awkward at times to sit and listen to the guys do interviews where they went out of their way to slag Vince. I didn’t even know the guy, so I had nothing shitty to say about him. But it is what it is, man.”

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