Happy Birthday today (July 31) to ex Marilyn Manson/current Rob Zombie guitarist John 5. He's 47. Also celebrating is Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows (37).

John 5 is best known for is work with Marilyn Manson and he is the current guitarist in Rob Zombie's band. His first big break came playing in David Lee Roth's band and performing on the 1998 album DLR Band. He would leave David Lee Roth's band to join Marilyn Manson from 1998-2004, appearing on the albums Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) and The Golden Age of Grotesque. In addition to a solo career, John 5 has been recording and performing with Rob Zombie since 2005 and appears on the albums Hellbilly Deluxe 2, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, and The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser. He's also written and recorded for many other artistsCheers to John 5 on his birthday today!

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