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The Unexpected Way David Lee Roth’s Guitarist Got the Job

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John 5 may have been at the right place at the right time when he originally secured a place as David Lee Roth's guitarist over two decades ago. But while most musicians audition for positions or perhaps earn a recommendation from another bandmate, John impressed Roth in an entirely different way. He had just finished reading Roth's 1997 autobiography, Crazy From the Heat, when he found the phone number for Roth's management in the back.