John William Lowery is an American guitarist best known by his stage name John 5. He was given the name in 1998 when he left David Lee Roth‘s solo band to join rock group Marilyn Manson as their guitarist, taking over for Zim Zum. Still going by John 5, Lowery then became the touring lead guitarist for Mötley Crüe in 2022. In addition to his work with these bands, he has also collaborated with musical artists across many genres.
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Born:||July 31, 1970|
|Origin:||Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S.|
Lowery hails from Grosse Pointe, Michigan. At only seven years old, he took up guitar after witnessing Jimmy Henley playing banjo on Buck Owens and Roy Clark’s Hee Haw.
While his parents highly encouraged him playing guitar, they set the boundary that it could not interfere with his education. In addition to taking classic blues and rock ‘n’ roll lessons from Detroit guitarist Robert Gillespie, he was exposed to numerous musical influences growing up. Some of these included the Monkees, Kiss, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, Yngwie Malmsteen–just to list a few. Even though most of them were into heavier genres of music while he leaned more towards country tunes.
On October 26, 2022, John 5 took over as the touring guitarist for Mötley Crüe after Mick Mars retired due to health issues. Some fans had speculated that this might happen since John did not show up for a Rob Zombie concert in Sacramento, California.