My goal is to play Seven Nation Army (Glitch Mob Remix) on my electric guitar. I am pretty much a beginner. I don't even have an amplifier for my guitar yet (just practicing acoustic). But the good news is this rif seems fairly simple and repetitive. Upon getting my muscle memory for that in place, I wanted to build on it over the months by introducing advanced-ish distortion modulation to get as close as I can to the effects of the Glitch Mob remix.
Initially I thought it was a hopeless endeavor, but then I saw a very inspiring video of John 5 play some really bizarre sounds I didn't expect to hear from a guitar. I won't claim to know all the terminology for what he was doing, but it seems he was getting different sounds by where he plucked in relation to the pickups. Also he took the wire and slid it around the body of the guitar which made some really glitch-like sounds. That got me thinking perhaps this kind of style is a good fit for my goal of playing Seven Nation Army Glitch Mob.
What kind of equipment / techniques would I need to be able to have real-time control over my distortion and possibly other glitch-like sounds (as seen in John 5's video or other ways I may not be aware of) to get as close as possible to the dub-steb-like feeling of the Seven Nation Army Glitch Mob remix?