Former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5 has been busy of late with Rob Zombie, three Losers and his porn star wife.
After his departure from Manson, John 5 found inspiration in Zombie. He co-wrote and played on songs on his latest album, Educated Horses, and is currently on the road with the rock star-turned-movie director who apparently wants to be a rock star again.
John 5's newest venture will reveal another side of the tattooed, white-haired musician. His new band, Loser and , consists of ex-Jibe singer Joe Grah, Charles LeeGlendon Crane. Their debut album, Just Like You, will be released on June 6.
Manson and Zombie fans should be aware that Loser's sound is much poppier and more radio-friendly than what they're used to. The CD includes the slightly psychedelic "Disposable Sunshine," the Cheap Trick-influenced "Without You (Inside Out)" and the jangly first single, "Nobody Knows." But John 5 isn't completely new to the pop scene, or Canadian women, as he's previously worked with K.D. Lang, Avril Lavigne and Fefe Dobson.
The band's name came from John 5's past as a misplaced rocker, and he hopes that others like him who may feel awkward or ostracized will be able to identify personally with the band. Far from being a loser now, John 5 is looking forward to taking Loser on the road again after enjoying his time touring with Staind in February.
"When we were on tour with Staind, the first night, Glendon and Charles got these girls back to the hotel, spent their whole per diem and emptied out their minibar," he told MTV News.
John 5 probably doesn't need to get too many girls back to his hotel room, as we're sure he has his hands full in that area. He just celebrated his first anniversary with porn star Aria Giovanni, the star of Naked Diva, Girlfriends and Virtual Lap Dancers, among other classic films.