Thrown in at the deep end with Marilyn Manson while they were well into superstar territory, John 5
's first gig with them was the MTV Video Music Awards of 1998. Never having seen the band live, he wasn't sure what to expect or what he'd gotten himself into but he was a perfect fit and became synonymous with their lead guitar sound. He is obviously a man with nerves of steel, although after touring extensively as lead guitarist with both Marilyn Mason and Rob Zombie and releasing several solo albums, his nerves are likely made our of guitar strings by now.
Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein
is the towering ex guitarist for The Misfits. The most influential punk, horror-punk, psycho-billy, proto-thrash, hardcore, rock n roll band that ever came out of New Jersey. Along with Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only, Doyle
and The Misfits revolutionized American punk rock. With his current solo band, Doyle presents a sonically thick and lyrically evil slab of horror-punk-tinged metal that shows a roaring return of one of extreme metal's original architects to the blood splattered drawing board that he created with The Misfits speed/thrash metal masterpiece,1983's "Earth AD/ Wolf's Blood". A record that has been revered as one of the blueprints for the genre by many of its most respected players, as evidenced by countless groups covering the album's songs, not the least of which being Metallica.