John 5 Addresses The One Thing He Learned From David Lee Roth
Guitarist John 5 recently joined an interview with Sofa King Cool on YouTube and revealed what he admired in David Lee Roth, with whom he had a chance to work.
Throughout his career spanning over three decades now, John 5 has worked with many prominent names such as David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Meat Loaf, Steve Perry, and many others. His first breakthrough came when Roth offered him to play lead guitar on his 1998 album, ‘DLR Band.’ It was a dream-come-true moment for John 5 as he grew up listening to Roth.
Besides his guitar work, John 5 also contributed to the album as the songwriter. David Lee Roth was very impressed by the songs he wrote and even asked him to write more songs for the album. Later on, the guitarist also joined the making process of Roth’s sixth studio album, ‘Diamond Dave.’ Although he worked with Roth for five years, they had a pretty productive time together.
During his recent interview, he was asked what he learned from working with David Lee Roth. John 5 replied that working hard was the most important thing he learned from Roth. The guitarist explained that he admired was Roth’s work ethic and his endless desire for learning, which was something most people didn’t know about him.
John 5 revealed that Roth would always come early to the studio and write lyrics. His activities are not limited to music, though; as John 5 pointed out, DLR likes keeping his brain busy with different things like learning new languages.
John 5 speaks on the one thing he learned from David Lee Roth:
“I learned it is hard work. He works very, very, very hard. He is always up super early working, writing lyrics. He’s always writing lyrics. He writes songs all the time and, just his work ethic that a lot of people don’t know about. He is a very, very hard worker, and he’s always keeping busy with the EMT or with his helicopter license or anything like that. He’s learning new languages; his; this is always moving, which I really admire.”
You can watch the full interview below.