Blast from the Past: 2wo (Two)

In 1996 John 5 went for his first audition with Marilyn Manson but narrowly missed out (he was late to the auditions) and the guitarist role at that time was taken by Mike (Timothy) Linton, who became known as Zim Zum.

Instead, he teamed up with ex-Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford, along with Sid Riggs (drums) James Wooley (keyboards),and Ray Riendeau (bass) to work on an industrial metal inspired album, under the band name of 2wo (Two). The subsequent album (Voyeurs) was remixed by Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and was released on Reznor’s Nothing Records label, under the parent company, Interscope Records (Universal). The album itself was not a commercial hit but did produce one video, made by gay porn director Chi Chi Larue for the first single “I’m a Pig”. It featured some s&m scenes and so was not widely broadcast but was not banned as has been previously rumoured.

The band embarked on a world tour, and were part of the Ozzfest line-up but the tour was pulled and 2wo disbanded

Here is the bands video for I’m a Pig:

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