John William Lowery was born July 31, 1971 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He has played with Marilyn Manson, Loser, TWO, many more bands, and is currently playing with Rob Zombie and Meat Loaf. The name John 5 was given to him as he was the fifth replacement member to join Marilyn Manson, and also refers to a passage in the bible. He has two children. He was Marilyn Manson's guitarist from July 1998 to March 30th, 2004. He replaced Zim Zum, while he has yet to be replaced. Was he kicked out? According the John 5's offical website: "No, he wasn’t.