Joel Hoekstra is an American guitarist currently in the band Whitesnake. Especially relevant to know that he has also worked with the American hard rock bands Night Ranger and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
In this interview…
- In this interview we discuss Joel Hoekstra’s 13 Dying to Live album.
- The thoughts on a lyric video.
- Playing Vinny Appice, Tony Franklin, Russell Allen, Derek Sherinian and Jeff Scott Soto.
- We talk about Whitesnake’s Stormbringer music video and how great it is.
- We discuss details about his custom Gibson guitars collection.
- As well we talk about amplification and more.
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Joel Hoekstra Biography
Joel Hoekstra is an American guitarist currently in the band Whitesnake. The son of classical musicians, he started out playing cello and piano at a young age. It was hearing Angus Young that inspired him to start guitar. He was raised in Chicago and he has lived in New York City for over 13 years. Over the years, he has toured with Night Ranger and performed as a guitarist in the Broadway musical, Rock of Ages. The guitarist made a cameo appearance alongside Sebastian Bach, Nuno Bettencourt, Kevin Cronin and Debbie Gibson in the big screen movie adaptation. He as well plays with Trans-Siberian Orchestra on their Winter tours. Joel has played on stage and in studio with Foreigner, Dee Snider, Jeff Scott Soto, Jim Peterik, The Turtles, Big Brother & the Holding Company and many more. Joel appeared as guest guitarist on That Metal Show on VH1 Classic on 1/25/14. In August 2014 David Coverdale announced that Joel Hoekstra is replacing Doug Aldrich in Whitesnake.
New York guitarist Joel Hoekstra plays for Whitesnake and Trans Siberian Orchestra. He recently completed a 6+ year run of the Broadway hit show ‘Rock of Ages’ and has 3 solo cd’s that YOU should own! His new side project Joel Hoekstra’s 13 releases their debut album on Frontiers Records 10/16!