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Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra releases new album

Current Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra is to release a new album in October.

‘Dying To Live’ will be released by his side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13, via Frontiers Music on Friday October.

The new album features an guest appearances from Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), Derek Sherinian (keyboards) and more.

Hoekstra, who also has worked with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and on the ‘Rock of Ages’ stage show, said:

“Years ago, I released three solo albums that were mainly instrumental guitar music.  I wanted to put something out that showcased my production, writing and playing in the genre that I’m known for, which is melodic, hard rock. That’s when I decided to start what I consider to be my rock side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13.”

UK audiences will get their first chance to see Hoekstra in action when Whitesnake tour with Def Leppard and Black Star Riders in December.

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