davidcoverdale andjoelhoekstra600 Whitesnake has officially announced their new guitar player, New York’s own, Joel Hoekstra.

Whitesnake frontman, David Coverdale has posted the following message:

“Ladies & Gentlemen…Boys & Girls…Your Attention, Please…:)

One of the first, if not the first, guitarists to put his name forward after hearing that Doug Aldrich had left the band, was an exceptionally talented musician whom we had met briefly last year when his band opened for Whitesnake in Arizona.

Everyone was very impressed by him, not only for his ability to play amazing guitar, but, also, his very agreeable personality & he was definitely foremost in our minds when we began to search for Doug’s replacement in Whitesnake.

We jammed together & were mutually impressed enough to ask him to join Whitesnake on the spot. This was May 30th. 2014.

Joel is currently fulfilling his remaining tour dates with Night Ranger.

We sincerely thank you all for your patience & understanding…& so, without further ado, we ask you to welcome, as we have done, our exceptionally gifted new Snake Brother…

JOEL HOEKSTRA…Guitarist Extraordinaire

~David Coverdale’

Hoekstra is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the band, is looking forward to rocking with you all soon. To read about all the band’s he has worked with, please click here.


28 Responses

  1. How many guitarists does it take to relive the Whitesnake glory years? Answer: as many as it takes, apparently.

    Sykes was the last time Whitesnake had that magic. Not detracting from Adrian Vadenberg, Vai, Reb, or Aldrich, or anyone else, but it’s been a whole lot of “greatest hits” tours since the late 80’s. Not sure what what kind of validity Whitesnake even has anymore. I can’t list one new Whitesnake song in the last 20+ years that I’d listen to again.

    One more band that needs to let it go and do something new and original instead of regurgitating the late 70’s and 80’s.

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