“I chipped my tooth – my mom was so mad at me!” John 5 says playing a Jimi Hendrix-inspired version of Star Spangled Banner with his teeth as a kid led to a dental mishap – and shows he can still nail the tooth-picked tune

John 5 playing with his teeth
(Image credit: Chris Putnam / Future / Getty Images / The Howard Stern Show / YouTube)

Mötley Crüe man and guitar virtuoso John 5 has revealed that he once chipped a tooth while practicing a Jimi Hendrix-style take on The Star Spangled Banner as a kid.

John 5 is set to appear as a guitar-wielding guest host in Howard Stern’s upcoming Howard 101 special – picking the tunes in more ways than one – as he shares both the tracks and demonstrates the guitar playing behind them.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.