|Otto studied jazz drumming at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and playing in local avant-garde bands before joining Limp Bizkit, a band formed by Fred Durst and Otto's cousin, Sam Rivers.
What started as a small band from Jacksonville, Florida escalated into one of the most popular nu metal bands in the world, selling over 45 million records worldwide.
Otto lived in Marina del Rey, California, and was giving drum lessons for Star Education, but currently lives in Hollywood, California.
He is currently performing again with Limp Bizkit in 2009 on their comeback world tour, with the band's original lineup. He played drums in Limp Bizkit's last album, Gold Cobra.
Recently, John has shown fans his interest in rapping. Going by the name 'Johnny Ottomatic' he's shown several songs on his MySpace, along with his rap group known as Sun Zoo, with fellow rapper L.A. Jay. John states that he does not intend for it to get in the way of Limp Bizkit.
He also appeared on Diabolic's Liar & a Thief album in 2010.
Otto stated that he is working on a solo album, and put a demo of the first song, "Apocalypse", on his MySpace. Otto later revealed that his new project was in the form of a new group known as Stereochemix with the other members being Ceekay, DJ Apokalypze, Fin and Norm. And Manager Martin Simler AKA "Pureform". The group recently unveiled their first music video on the website
He also joined Scooter Ward of Cold to record drums for the upcoming debut from his band, The Killer and the Star.
John Otto plays on Orange County Drum and Percussion and Zildjian Cymbals and Sticks.
He also is a long time endorseer of Pearl Hardware and Remo drumheads. He recently switched over to Gibraltar Hardware.
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