Born and raised in Queens and Long Island, John Rivera brings an metal inspired edge to Lubricoma. The guitarist has a diverse background having played with rock bands in Long Island and Florida as well as The University of Tampa Jazz band and guitar ensemble. John credits much of his inspiration to guitar legends Slash, Kirk Hammet, Eric Clapton, and Carlos Santana. When Rivera join Lubricoma he brought not just a dose of heavy metal.. but the blues to Lubricomas already dynamic sound as well. John plays Gibson Les Pauls and Fender American Strats with Seymour Duncan Pickups.