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Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake – “David Coverdale is Incredibly Supportive of all his Players!”

June 25th, 2016

Interview and photos by Robert Cavuoto

Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake

Joel Hoekstra of Whitesnake

 

On June 1st Whitesnake embarked on a Greatest Hits Tour that will take them across much of the US before heading over to Europe for July and August. For the last 36+ years Whitesnake has remained a no-nonsense band and have one of the most charismatic frontmen; David Coverdale at the helm. Since the band’s inception, David has always surrounded himself with amazing musicians. For this tour as well as the band’s 2015 Purple Tour, he’s enlisted a tremendously talented guitarist; Joel Hoekstra. Together he and Reb Beach have an undeniable chemistry that dazzles the packed venues with their pyrotechnical style of guitar playing and acrobatics.

Joel is most notably known for his years’ with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Night Ranger not to mention he recently put out a solo CD called; Joel Hoekstra’s 13 Dying to Live, it’s a melodic hard rock CD with killer riffs and memorable melodies.

I was fortunate to catch up with Joel before Whitesnake played in New Jersey to discuss their Greatest Hits Tour as well as what the future may hold for the band. If that wasn’t enough,  he gave me a personal tour of his custom made arsenal of Whitesnake touring guitars!

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Whitesnake and Whitford/St. Holmes Team up for Rock’s Royalty Tour!

June 23rd, 2016

Live review and photos by Robert Cavuoto

Tuesday, June 21st at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair NJ

Whitesnake's David Coverdale

Whitesnake’s David Coverdale

 

Whitesnake immediately set the bar high on Tuesday, June 21st at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair NJ for their Greatest Hits Tour!

 

The band was energetic and in touch with their audience’s desire to hear their hit songs while paying homage to their blues origin. The time-traveling experience covered the MTV video years from their three seminal albums; 1984’s Slide it In, 1987’s self-titled Whitesnake, and 1989’s Slip of the Tongue. Whitesnake remains a no-nonsense band and have one of the most charismatic frontmen – David Coverdale at the helm.

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MONSTER ENERGY DRINK & THE WHISKY A GO-GO PRESENTS: 4th ANNUAL ROCK AGAINST MS ALL-STAR BENEFIT CONCERT & AWARD SHOW AT THE WHISKY A GO-GO THURSDAY, MARCH 10TH

February 19th, 2016

FEATURING: BILLY SHEEHAN (WINERY DOGS/MR. BIG), STEPHEN PERKINS (JANE’S ADDICTION), PAT TORPEY (MR. BIG), RUDY SARZO (OZZY/WHITESNAKE), PHIL X (BON JOVI/ THE DRILLS), JOEL HOEKSTRA (WHITESNAKE/TSO), DUG PINNICK (KINGS-X), PHIL BUCKMAN (FUEL), TODD MORSE (JULIETTE & THE LICKS/THE OFFSPRING/ H2O), JEFF SCOTT SOTO (TSO), MARTY O’BRIEN (LITA FORD), MATT STARR (ACE FREHLEY/ MR. BIG), JOEY VERA (ARMORED ST./ MOTOR SISTER), JOSHUA RAY (SHANIA TWAIN), DEREK FRANK (SHANIA TWAIN), ELIJAH WOOD (SHANIA TWAIN), GRETCHEN BONADUCE (ANKH), ACE VON JOHNSON (FASTER PUSSYCAT), ANTHONY “TINY” BIUSO (HEDpe/TSOL), SHAWN DUNCAN (BULLETBOYS/ODIN), TANYA O’CALLAGHAN (RONNIE WOODS), NICK BOWCOTT (GRIM REAPER/MARSHALL), HOWIE SIMON (NELSON/ERIC MARTIN), JEFF DUNCAN (ARMORED SAINT), YOLANDA THOMAS,

PETTY CASH (Members From THE OFFSPRING/JULIETTE & THE LICKS/ FUEL), THE GUESSING GAME (Featuring JEFF ROUSE/ Duff Mckagan’s LOADED/ Chris Jericho’s FOZZY & GARY WESTLAKE/ Peter Frampton)  & MORE!!

 

MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED IN THE COMING WEEKS!! 

** A HUGE SURPRISE SPECIAL GUEST SET – NOT TO MISS !**

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NIGHT RANGER – Guitarist Brad Gillis

December 10th, 2013

Brad Gillis

BRAD GILLIS

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

Brad Gillis is an American guitarist, most famous for playing with the band Night Ranger. He has also played for Rubicon, Vicious Rumors, Fiona, and Ozzy Osbourne with whom he released the platinum selling live album SPEAK OF THE DEVIL in 1982.  The man has also released solo albums and appeared in various projects and TV performances including “American Bandstand” and “Solid Gold, Rock & Roll Tonight”. Night Ranger appeared as one of the special guests for this years edition of the KISS Kruise in Caribbean. I had the pleasure to sit down with Mr. Gillis and discuss about the state of Night Ranger, his solo career, and, of course, about the bands past with KISS because, after all, we were on the KISS Kruise!

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