My Favorite Riff with Nikki Sixx: John 5

By Sam Valorose

October 19, 2017

Nikki's good friend John 5, best known for his work with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, talks about the show "Hee Haw" inspiring him to pick up the guitar on this episode of My Favorite Riff, our video series where some of the world’s greatest guitar and bass players, along with future stars, talk about music, gear, and most importantly, riffs.

John 5 talks about the beauty in simplicity, shows off his Chicken Pickin', shows off the awesome riffs in some Michael Jackson hits, and turning country riffs in metal songs. He also speaks on his inspirations ("anything out of the norm") and how he went from wanting to only be a session performer to touring the world. 

Watch the full interview above. 

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