Joel Hoekstra

Tue
12
Apr

JOEL HOEKSTRA Flags Project with MICHAEL SWEET (Stryper)

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WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra is to record an album with Stryper singer Michael Sweet.
Hoekstra announced the project on the current episode of the White Line Fever podcast, explaining he had built a strong relationship with Sweet while contributing to his solo album.

“I just got done laying down some solos for Michael Sweet’s solo album and actually he and I are also going to record a project album together that I’m going to write with him,” Hoekstra said.
“I’m doing some writing for that now and also three other things in total so I’m writing for four things total right now.
“A lot of my days are that.”

Hoekstra said he was a massive admirer of Sweet, 52, who is also an accomplished guitarist and producer.
“A lot of the guys from the scene are jaded, tired,” said Hoekstra, formerly of Night Ranger and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. “Michael’s just a guy who’s got his life together and I think a lot of that is via how he goes about living his life on a daily basis.

“But yeah I think he is a really talented guy and a nice guy and him and I have always gotten on and wanted to work together.
“The timing didn’t work out for his last solo album so I ended up just kind of miming in a couple of the videos “I’m Not Your Suicide” and his duet with Electra Mustaine, the “Heart of Gold” cover.
“This time I got to play a little bit on the solo album and would have been happy to do much more but I think it would have been weird because we are going to do a whole album together.”

Whitesnake principle David Coverdale revealed in the wake of Deep Purple's Rock Hall induction he may retire in 2017
 
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Tue
13
Oct

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - STEVE HACKETT, ROOM EXPERIENCE & JOEL HOEKSTRA


INTERVIEWS WITH STEVE HACKETT (ex-GENESIS/GTR) & JOEL HOEKSTRA (WHITESNAKE, ex-NIGHT RANGER) ON RICH DAVENPORT'S ROCK SHOW

Two guitar heroes drop in on this week's programme, in the shape of former Genesis / GTR maestro Steve Hackett and Whitesnake axemaster Joel Hoekstra (ex-Night Ranger). The show is now available for streaming at this link

https://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-steve-hackett-ex-genesis-gtr-joel-hoekstra-whitesnake-interviews/

Steve Hackett opens the show, discussing his new box set 'Premonitions-The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983', the writing and recording of his latest solo album 'Wolflight', his current 'Acolyte to Wolflight' tour, and the recently reissued debut album from GTR. Steve also picks tracks from each of these releases.

Room Experience's Gianluca Firmo introduces a song from the band's debut album, as part of an ongoing showcase of exciting new releases from Melodic Rock Records (www.melodicrockrecords.com)

And finally, Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra drops in to discusses his new solo project Joel Hoekstra's 13, and discusses the possibility of kidnapping the all-star line-up of musicians that played on the album (Jeff Scott Soto, Russell Alan, Tony Franklin and Vinny Appice) so that they can tour! Joel also chooses 2 songs from the 13 album 'Dying to Live'.

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Sat
19
Sep

One on One with Mitch Lafon - JOEL HOEKSTRA

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Whitesnake guitarist JOEL HOEKSTRA joins Mitch on Episode 150 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. He discusses his new Joel Hoekstra's 13 'Dying To Live' album, working on new material with David Coverdale, joining Whitesnake, being at a crossroads in life, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, his earlier solo albums and more. This episode also includes a quick interview recorded with WARRANT's Robert Mason & Erik Turner backstage at Heavy Montreal.

http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-150-joel-hoekstra-white

 
Quote from the interview: ""I never set out to make a super band album. It just fell into place."
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2015
 
Tue
08
Sep

Double Stop Podcast - JOEL HOEKSTRA

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This week in the show - Joel Hoekstra is back on to talk about his new CD Dying to Live:

Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Night Ranger) discusses his new project - Joel Hoekstra's 13. He discusses how the new album (Dying to Live) came to be, and the process of recording it. He also provides an update from the last time he was on the show (Episode 34), and discusses the recording the Whitesnake Purple album as well as the Purple tour.

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-74-joel-hoekstra-whitesnake-night-ranger-joel-hoekstras-13

On his audition for Whitesnake 1:38 "The first time I went out to meet with David, they had a pre-production of "Lady Double Dealer" for me to take a stab at playing a solo on. That was basically my audition. Pretty much what you hear on the album is what I wrote on my audition. And I also wrote the harmony solo that follows shortly thereafter."

On his new project Joel Hoekstra's 13 11:54 "It basically just sounds like a rock album. I had this weird dilemma because do I call it a solo album?  I can't really call it a band, because I did all of the writing on it - I wrote all of the words and melodies, and the whole nine yards. So I thought the most appropriate thing would be to give it a project name. So Joel Hoekstra's 13 is the project, and the album is Dying to Live".

 
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Mon
10
Nov

One on One with Mitch Lafon - JOEL HOEKSTRA

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-67-joel-hoekstra

Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake joins Mitch for Episode 67 of One On On With Mitch Lafon. During the interview Joel discusses working with David Coverdale, the nearly completed new Whitesnake album, the band's upcoming tour and more. Joel also talks about working with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and their current tour that runs until January 2015, his time with Night Ranger and being part of the hit Broadway show, Rock Of Ages.

Talking Metal's Mark Strigl co-hosts this episode.
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Thu
06
Nov

JOEL HOEKSTRA All-Star Side Project With Russell Allen

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Newly annointed Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra (TSO, Night Ranger, Rock Of Ages) is also working on a side project that he plans to complete a full length album with for 2015 release. 

The lineup is:

Russell Allen - vocals
Joel Hoekstra - guitar
Vinny Appice - drums
Tony Franklin - bass
Derek Sherinian - keyboards
Jeff Scott Soto - background vocals

 
So far there are 7 songs are fully tracked, which are being mixed and a negotiation with a prominent label is underway to make it a full length release, to be released by the 2nd quarter or 2015.

 
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Mon
13
Oct

Double Stop Podcast - JOEL HOEKSTRA (Night Ranger, Whitesnake)

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This week Joel Hoekstra shares his story - from early instruments and teenage bands to joining Night Ranger and now nabbing one of the most sought after gigs for a guitar player - the mighty Whitesnake. He fills in the blanks from how he got the gig in Night Ranger and managed to juggle it with Rock of Ages on Broadway, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra - all at the same time. Plus, he goes into detail on how he got the gig in Whitesnake and his part of the recording process on the new cd.

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-34-joel-hoekstra-night-ranger-whitesnake-trans-siberian-orchestra-rock-of-ages

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-34-joel-hoekstra-night-ranger-whitesnake-trans-siberian-orchestra-rock-of-ages/

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-double-stop/id818189359

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvwoHxjlRBk

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