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Joel Hoekstra's 13 - Dying To Live


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From Frontiers Records/FB:

 

Joel Hoekstra has announced the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album “Dying To Live” from his electrifying new side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13. Hoekstra is best known to rock fans as the currrent guitarist for Whitesnake/David Coverdale, and also known for his work with Night Ranger, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the popular Broadway musical show Rock of Ages.

Dying To Live features an all-star cast of rockers including Jeff Scott Soto Official (vocals), Russell Allen (vocals), Tony Franklin The Fretless Monster (bass), Vinny Appice (drums), and Derek Sherinian (keyboards), and will be available via Frontiers Music SRL on Friday, October 16th.

Hoekstra took charge of the creative process by handling the production, song writing and arranging (music and lyrics). The end result could best be described as hard, melodic, classic rock that is Ronnie James Dio'ish at its heaviest and Foreigner'ish at its lightest.

“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’’, explains Hoekstra. ‘’That’s when I decided to start what I consider to be my rock side project, Joel Hoekstra's 13. Dying To Live focuses on struggles, potential pitfalls and the art of overcoming obstacles in life to finally arrive where we are meant to be.’’

Dying To Live was conceived before Hoekstra joined Whitesnake. David Coverdale gave the album his full blessing. “David wants his players to spread their wings and fly and of course be ready to rock when Whitesnake needs them, which obviously won't be an issue.”

Excited how the new album turned out, Hoekstra is looking forward to the overall reaction from fans and media. “I hope everyone will give it a listen. I feel it showcases my production, writing and playing in the genre I’m best known for thèse days. The line-up of musicians is stellar! I want to thank everyone for any support in advance. Life is good!”

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Album Tracklisting:

1. Say Goodbye To The Sun
2. Anymore
3. Until I Left You
4. Long For The Days
5. Scream
6. Never Say Never
7. Changes
8. The Only Way To Go
9. Dying To Live
10. Start Again
11. What We Believe
12. Kill or Be Killed (Bonus Track – Digital Only)

The Musicians:
Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake) - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, SOTO Official, Official Yngwie Malmsteen) - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Russell Allen (Adrenaline Mob, Symphony X) - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio) - Drums
Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Rated X) - Bass

Special Guest Musicians:
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Black Country Communion) - Keyboards
Chloe Lowery (Trans Siberian Orchestra) - Vocals
Toby Hitchcock (Pride of Lions) - Additional Backing Vocals
Charlie Zeleny (Joe Lynn Turner Official Page) - Percussion
Dave Eggar (Amy Lee, Coldplay) – Cello

For more information on Joel Hoekstra, Joel Hoeksta’s 13 and Whitesnake click www.joelhoekstra.com, www.facebook.com/JoelHoekstra13 andhttps://twitter.com/JoelHoekstra13

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It will be bought

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Are we decided on that album cover, though?

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Not heard of the guy before, but the music sounds quite good. One to check out.

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Not heard of the guy before, but the music sounds quite good. One to check out.

 

Really? You've actually never heard of the guy? It seems like he's been the topic of discussion for a number of years.

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Not heard of the guy before, but the music sounds quite good. One to check out.

 

Really? You've actually never heard of the guy? It seems like he's been the topic of discussion for a number of years.

 

 

Must've not read those threads. I have never associated him with Whitesnake or Night Ranger, for instance. Never seen his name in any credits, that I remember anyway.

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Not heard of the guy before, but the music sounds quite good. One to check out.

 

Really? You've actually never heard of the guy? It seems like he's been the topic of discussion for a number of years.

 

 

Must've not read those threads. I have never associated him with Whitesnake or Night Ranger, for instance. Never seen his name in any credits, that I remember anyway.

 

Last 2 studio and live album for Night Ranger, Jack Blades last solo album, JSS's Damage Control, and the Purple Album for Whitesnake.

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Hoekstra really annoyed me when he took it upon himself to be Night Ranger's unnofficial spokesman after being in the band for what seemed like 10 minutes, and used that opportunity to push his Rock Of Ages fluff ad nauseum, but I have to give him credit here. This project sounds pretty damn good and definitely worth picking up.

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I like him he was excellent the 2 times ive seen Nightranger.

 

Defo one to check out.

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The line-up looks amazing, songwise from the EPK is pretty good but then I'm afraid it's gonna fall between 75-85% again.

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itunes has longer samples

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Good stuff

Yes!

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Very nice! JSS, need I say more!?

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