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John 5 Replaced By Returning Guitarist Mike Riggs At Rob Zombie’s 2022 ‘Aftershock Festival’ Set


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Industrial metal legend Rob Zombie was rejoined onstage by guitarist Mike Riggs during his performance at last night’s ‘Aftershock Festival‘ in Sacramento, CA. Riggs previously played with Zombie from 1997 through to 2003, with this latest return marking the first time he’s been back onstage with the band in roughly 20 years.

Acclaimed guitarist John 5 had been holding down the guitar duties in Rob Zombie‘s band since 2005, and neither he, nor Zombie have commented specifically on why he was absent from the show. Rock Feed have shared footage online of Zombie introducing Riggs onstage below and noted that John 5 and Zombie are apparently no longer following each other on social media.

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Since parting ways with Zombie in the early 2000s, Riggs has busied himself with his band Scum Of The Earth, who have at times employed fellow Rob Zombie/White Zombie alumni and drawn frequent comparisons to Zombie‘s material.

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