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John Marshall (guitarist)

John Marshall (born January 4, 1962) is a former guitarist for the thrash metal band Metal Church (1986–1996, 1998–2001). He was the guitar tech for Metallica's lead guitarist Kirk Hammett.[1] Marshall also became the fill-in rhythm guitarist for James Hetfield in 1986 (while still performing his duties as guitar tech) while Hetfield's wrist was broken due to a skateboarding accident, and again in 1992 when Hetfield was recovering from pyrotechnics burn injuries stemming from a concert with Guns N' Roses in Montreal during the Guns N' Roses/Metallica Stadium Tour. He also briefly played in progressive thrashers Blind Illusion (which also featured Les Claypool and Larry LaLonde of Primus).

John Marshall
Born (1962-01-04) January 4, 1962 (age 57)
GenresHeavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock
Years active1986–2001
Associated actsMetal Church, Metallica, Blind Illusion
WebsiteMetal Church Website

Marshall also has Type 1 diabetes.[2] He stands 6' 7" (200 cm).



  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Metal Church". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
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