Best known for his work with the Fullerton, California-based punk band Social Distortion, this guitarist also performed with The Cadillac Tramps, Youth Brigade, and U.S. Bombs and recorded a solo album titled Salvation Town.
He first performed with Social Distortion in 2000 during a concert in honor of his childhood friend and the band's recently deceased guitarist, Dennis Danell.
Members of another California punk group, The Vandals, penned a song called "Johnny Twobags" in his honor.
He grew up in Costa Mesa, California, as the son of a musician father.
He and vocalist Mike Ness were both members of Social Distortion.