Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for Whitesnake, and for his work with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and the show Rock of Ages, is proud to announce the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album “Dying To Live” from his side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13 via Frontiers Music SRL on Friday October 16th.
The new album features an all-star cast of rock musicians at the top of their game, including Jeff Scott Soto (vocals), Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), Derek Sherinian (keyboards), and more!
Says Joel, “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”. Watch the official EPK for “Dying To Live” HERE.
Joel handled the bulk of the creative process on the album by handling the production, song writing and arranging (music and lyrics). The pedigree of musicians on the album is second to none. The new album showcases the best rock ensemble that contemporary rock music has to offer. Joel’s astounding, versatile guitar playing raises the bar to a new level.
- Say Goodbye To The Sun
- Until I Left You
- Long For The Days
- Never Say Never
- The Only Way To Go
- Dying To Live
- Start Again
- What We Believe
- Kill or Be Killed (Bonus Track digital download)