John Marshall (guitarist)

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John Marshall
Born (1962-01-04) January 4, 1962 (age 56)
Genres Heavy metal, thrash metal, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active1986–1995, 1998–2001
Associated acts Metal Church, Metallica, Blind Illusion
Website Metal Church Website

John Marshall (born January 4, 1962) is a former guitarist for the thrash metal band Metal Church (1986–1995, 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).


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



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