Sunday, 30 August 2015

Whitesnake Guitarist Joel Hoekstra 

Releases New Side Project Album:

Joel Hoekstra's 13:  Dying To Live 
Released October 16th

Joel Hoekstra's 13 is a side project formed by current Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra, who is also well known for his work with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and the show Rock of Ages. 

The stellar musicians on the debut album “Dying To Live” are some of the absolute best the classic rock world has to offer.

Joel handled the bulk of the creative process on the album by doing all of the producing, writing and arranging (music and lyrics). 

The result could best be described as hard, melodic, classic rock that is Dio'ish at it's heaviest and Foreigner'ish at it's lightest. 

On 'Dying To Live' Joel focuses on struggles, potential pitfalls and the art of overcoming obstacles in life to finally arrive where we are meant to be

The musicians:
Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake) - guitars, backing vocals
Jeff Scott Soto (Journey/Yngwie Malmsteen) - lead vocals, backing vocals
Russell Allen (Adrenaline Mob/Symphony X) - lead vocals, backing vocals
Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio) - drums
Tony Franklin (The Firm/Blue Murder) - bass

special guest musicians:
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater/Black Country Communion) - keyboards
Chloe Lowery (Trans Siberian Orchestra) - vocals
Toby Hitchcock (Pride of Lions) - additional backing vocals
Charlie Zeleny (Joe Lynn Turner) - percussion
Dave Eggar (Amy Lee/Coldplay) - cello

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