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Watch Joel/Dino Jelusick/Virgil Donati/Tony Franklin jam on Deep Purple’s - Stormbringer for Live Nation’s Six String Salute!!!

Watch the video from JOEL’s new project, EchoBats!!!

Check out Joel’s solo on Bumblefoot’s Planetary Lockdown play-along!!!

Watch Joel cover Starship’s - Jane with Mike Portnoy and Dino Jelusick!

Watch Joel and his TSO friends pay tribute to David Z!

Watch Joel’s acoustic tribute to David Z!

Watch Joel jam with Jen Majura (Evanescence) and Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden)!!!

Hey everybody!

Just thought I’d check in and post what I’ve been up to since COVID-19 put an end to everyone’s touring plans. The main thing is I’ve been working on the next Joel Hoekstra’s 13 record which is sounding great! Look for a release later this year! The line-up is basically the same as the last one:

Russell Allen - vocals
Vinny Appice - drums
Tony Franklin - bass
Derek Sherinian - keys
Jeff Scott Soto - backing vocals

I’ve also been co-writing songs with various artists/projects/friends as well as playing guest solos for various artists. Teaching has also become a big part of this time. Guitar World magazine has been running my monthly columns and posting the videos of those lessons on YouTube as well. Here are a few to check out:

Hey You (You Make Me Rock) play along lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_FtlmVG9lM
Trouble is Your Middle Name lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxrD5VWJrjA
Always and Forever lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk83lLCeYT0

I also just got done teaching 2 masterclasses for Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp and have one coming up for Rockstars of Tomorrow. I’ve also been teaching one on one Skype lessons with tremendous success. If you’re interested in taking guitar lessons, please e-mail me at info@joelhoekstra.com!

Whitesnake has also released the new compilation album entitled The Rock Album. I’m honored to have co-written the new song on it entitled ‘Always the Same’ with David Coverdale!

Always the Same: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKZjTzKjoAI

Also included on The Rock Album are some songs from the previously released Restless Heart album on which I was asked to enhance Adrian Vandenberg’s brilliant parts. Here are 2 for you to check out!

Anything You Want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL_C-h4ZvQ4
Restless Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISrm_8q9vSA

I’m not sure when touring will officially resume. I do have several live shows that are still booked and I’ll keep everyone posted as they get closer, so please keep an eye on the live page! Until then, let’s all get through this difficult time together and I look forward to seeing all of you again sooner than later!

Peace, love and happiness!

-Joel