In this episode of Music Addict Podcast, we are joined by New York guitarist Joel Hoekstra, known for his performances with Whitesnake, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Cher, Night Ranger, and Broadway’s Rock of Ages, among others. He has filled in for Foreigner, performed at the Monsters of Rock Cruise, and contributed to recording projects like Revolution Saints, Iconic, and VHF. Joel has also collaborated with music industry giants like Sammy Hagar, Joan Jett, and Amy Lee. In addition to his extensive live and recording career, Joel has made his mark in theatre and on TV, and in films such as Rock of Ages.
He’s released critically acclaimed albums like Dying to Live, Running Games, and Crash of Life through his side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13, and three instrumental solo albums. He is a frequent columnist for Guitar World Magazine and endorses a wide range of musical equipment and fashion brands.