Joel Hoekstra

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Joel Hoekstra
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Background information
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Night Ranger
Rock of Ages
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Website Official Website

Joel Hoekstra is an American guitarist currently in the band Whitesnake.[1] The son of classical musicians, he started out playing cello and piano at a young age, but it was hearing Angus Young that inspired him to start guitar.[2][3] He was raised in Chicago and he has lived in New York City for over 13 years. Over the years, he has toured with Night Ranger and performed as a guitarist in the Broadway musical, Rock of Ages.[4] He also made a cameo appearance alongside Sebastian Bach, Nuno Bettencourt, Kevin Cronin and Debbie Gibson in the big screen movie adaptation.[5] Hoekstra also plays with Trans-Siberian Orchestra[6] on their Winter tours. Joel has played on stage and in studio with Foreigner, Dee Snider, Jeff Scott Soto, Jim Peterik, The Turtles, Big Brother & the Holding Company and many more. Joel appeared as guest guitarist on That Metal Show on VH1 Classic on 1/25/14.[7] In August 2014 David Coverdale announced that Joel Hoekstra is replacing Doug Aldrich in Whitesnake.[8][9][10]


Solo albums[edit]

  • 13 Acoustic Songs
  • The Moon is Falling
  • Undefined

Contributing albums[edit]

  • Night Ranger - Somewhere in California
  • Night Ranger - 24 Strings & a Drummer (live & acoustic)
  • Night Ranger - High Road
  • Jack Blades - Rock 'n Roll Ride
  • Jeff Scott Soto - Damage Control
  • Trans Siberian Orchestra - Dream of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night)
  • Amy Lee - Aftermath
  • Whitesnake - The Purple Album


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