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  • Dr.Carl   2014-08-22 12:08:43
    What a GREAT surprise !!! Bien joué David ! Welcome Joel ! 3341
  • hlubek123   2014-08-22 07:31:47
    adje's comments were the giveaway for me ;)...the great sounding name...hoekstra is a very common sir name in nl 3340
  • hlubek123   2014-08-22 07:31:39
    adje's comments were the giveaway for me ;)...the great sounding name...hoekstra is a very common sir name in nl 3339
  • Pandora   2014-08-22 07:31:07
    Alright, alright, alright....the new WS axeman has been revealed! She hasn't had the pleasure of giving ear to this lad's work but Lady Pandemonium is Ready An' Willing!...David Doll Face, greetz & sexy sallies. Peace out! 3338
  • Rockr87   2014-08-22 03:01:58
    A warm welcome to Joel! Trust DC to always find a great guitar player you didn't think of... And yes, what an impressing bio! His Nightranger past makes me look forward to a lot of the great double-lead harmony guitars that have always been a signature of Whitesnake. So I shiver with anticipppppation for the new record even more now... 3337
  • isleofwight   2014-08-22 00:41:32
    Reading about Joel and Monster Of Rock Cruise? Come on I have been married 26 years and have two grandchildren.......but this is a tough sell to Mrs IOW! 'Donnington On Sea' I can picture it now as we drive past Marriott Suites Clearwater Beach to meet Captain Stubing and I say 'looking forward to creating some great memories and QUIET relaxing quality time'.......tough sell! 3336
  • schuster-teruel   2014-08-21 23:44:07
    Welcome Joel, looking forward to hear rifs of bad boys, fool for you lovin, forevermore ;) over your hands. The snake hungrier than ever. a hug 3335
  • voyager0606   2014-08-21 19:10:51
    Hellooooooooo Joel, I had the honor to met you when you were in the Trans Siberian Orch. You were at the Pepsi Ctr. in Albany NY. Excellent....!!!!! Cheers David. 3334
  • W/S forever   2014-08-21 18:03:56
    Welcome Joel, this is more than a rock band, this is the W/S Family. Whitesnake embodies all that is true rock and roll, and now Joel has entered that realm. Welcome Brother, and lets ROCK. Thank you David. 3333
  • SOPHOS1   2014-08-21 17:04:16
    joel hoekstra will do a good job imitating sykes' memorable riffs from the 87 album,at least he has the chops like doug to pull it off .hope he lays down some awesome guitar on the new album.thank god the guessing games over only took 3 months. 3332
  • kingdaw2   2014-08-21 15:26:06
    Rock On Joel. Welcome to the family! I know David made the right choice. Good Luck. Hope to see the band touring soon. Love Whitesnake !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 3331
  • carlosramua   2014-08-21 14:56:02
    Welcome Joel ... It's amazing that a guitarist like you who loves Randy Rhoads be a part of the band ... I saw you at youtube playing "Dee" a time algo ... Nostalgic ... I know you can also play blues better than a lot of guitar players ... VHF is wonderfull Tofo ... Again ...Welcome ... God bless DC and all BBS ... Saludos from Argentina ... 3330
  • AudioSlave   2014-08-21 14:34:41
    Rock in America-aaaa! Hooooo, this is gonna be alot of FUN! Glad to see you in the 'Snake fold, JOEL! *hugs* I wonder if he is gonna be with the east coast troupe of T.S.O. this winter? 3329
  • snakegirl   2014-08-21 14:26:40
    Welcome to Joel Hoekstra! Welcome to the Snake family! Laura 3328
  • snakegirl   2014-08-21 14:26:39
    Welcome to Joel Hoekstra! Welcome to the Snake family! Laura 3327
  • snakegirl   2014-08-21 14:26:30
    Welcome to Joel Hoekstra! Welcome to the Snake family! Laura 3326
  • Ale the singer   2014-08-21 13:59:13
    Congratulations Whitesnake, David Coverdale & JOEL HOEKSTRA!!!! 3325
  • Anasazi   2014-08-21 13:42:29
    Hi David and Albert!!!Sending my loving energy!A very warm Whitesnake Welcome to you Joel,you had me at Trans Siberian Orchestra,I know that you will be a wonderful addition to the band.Welcome to the Whitesnake family..Blessings and love Anasazi.. 3324
  • isleofwight   2014-08-21 13:37:51
    Joel welcome indeed from the Isle of Wight I recommend that you convince your colleagues to sign up for The Monsters Of Rock cruise-...... Could be fun with the WS choir, and I need an excuse to leave the island...... Greetings 3323
  • blackbat   2014-08-21 13:21:55
    Welcome joel. 3322
  • robbierob   2014-08-21 13:13:42
    WELCOME JOEL,GLAD IT'S YOU AND CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR THE RESULTS...I SAW YOU BACK IN2011 WITH NIGHT RANGER AND YOU WERE AMAZING....WELCOME !!!!! 3321
  • robbierob   2014-08-21 07:45:24
    HaHa, David I love the tweet pic LABRATHOR...i have 2 of them and it's all true when they are puppys or mostley the 1st year they are a bit destructive certainly no more than a bear. But after that year they are the absolute best dogs..gentle,loyal and very loveing. C'mon put the big boy pants on and get one David your wife will be ever so happy. 3320
  • snakegirl   2014-08-21 07:32:09
    Happy Birthday to Jasper! Hope he has an awesome day! Love, Laura xx 3319
  • snakegirl   2014-08-21 07:32:01
    Happy Birthday to Jasper! Hope he has an awesome day! Love, Laura xx 3318
  • blackbat   2014-08-21 06:10:50
    Didn't think this post would make it. Basically I'm writing a novel and suffering from writers block. My wife suggested I try something else, so here it is. If you enjoyed this then please let me know and I'll do some more. Chris H 3317
  • blackbat   2014-08-21 06:10:40
    Didn't think this post would make it. Basically I'm writing a novel and suffering from writers block. My wife suggested I try something else, so here it is. If you enjoyed this then please let me know and I'll do some more. Chris H 3316
  • blackbat   2014-08-21 06:04:23
    Memoirs of a Whitesnake Fan 1979 was a good a good year for a thirteen year boy. Blondie was a regular on Top of the Pops, Cher was dancing on the desks in the video for Deadringer and Linda Carter was playing Wonder Woman. Thirteen. Unlucky for some. Not me. Then there was the latest album cover from Whitesnake, Lovehunter! I had been Christmas shopping at Woolworth’s in Wallsend with my eleven year old brother. We were looking for Rod Stewart’s latest album for my Mam when we came across it. Remember back then there were no cds, this was 12 inches of brilliant artwork and the effect it had on me was instant. I mentioned it to my friend at school the next day. He had heard the album and told me I should buy it. “It’s about time you stopped buying those football magazines,” he told me. At that time, in my wildest dreams, I was to play football for Newcastle United or Manchester City. My brother and I clubbed our pocket money together and bought the album. Rod Stewart’s Greatest Hits Vol 1 would have to wait. It was still seven weeks before Christmas. On the bus home I couldn’t resist looking at the cover. I loved the Whitesnake logo, which I later realized was being used for the first time. On the back was pictures of the band. The singer had this fantastic head of hair. I couldn’t wait to get back and play it. When I arrived home Mary was there, she was a long standing friend of my mother’s and she came once a week for her dinner and then would entertain us by reading our tea leaves in our empty cups. When I showed my mother the album she couldn’t believe it. Mary nearly fainted. After careful inspection of the album to check there were no scratches I was allowed to play it. At that time all we had was an old gramophone which could play 33 rpm records as well as 78’s. A far cry from today where nearly every house is full of modern technology for playing music. The sound was a bit dodgy to say the least but the opening track, Long Way From Home, sounded amazing. Next up was Walking in the Shadow of the Blues. This song just blew me away. Despite them saying it was a bit heavy I knew my Mam and Mary liked the music, usually they never stopped talking. Mary had even gone as far to read the lyrics on the inner sleeve. “Have you read these words? ‘Believe me when I say I would drink you dry.’” The look of horror on her face was a picture, “Oh my God and these songs Medicine Man and Lovehunter, well I never.” Looking back now it was almost pure theatre. My Mam and Mary retired to the kitchen to dye each other’s hair and no doubt converse in the loss of innocence of my brother and me. We played the life out that album. By the time we went to bed my brother knew nearly all of the words. He loved to sing. We shared a room. In the dark waiting to go to sleep I asked him to sing Long Way from Home, which he duly did. One thing was certain. I didn’t want to be a footballer anymore, I wanted to be a rock star. At school the next day I discussed the album with my friend, he introduced me to other bands and my love of rock music, and in particular Whitesnake, had begun. I had never heard of David Coverdale, Whitesnake or of Deep Purple and although I didn’t know it at that time I was to start an incredible journey, a journey through birth, marriage and death that is still going on today. 3315
  • isleofwight   2014-08-21 00:37:53
    Vocally wanted a great foil and accompaniment for DC's great pipes..... Rik Emmett has the pitch of an angel ( hope that didn't sound too gay) and Dave Meneketti is just fantastic live .....still touring with Y&T Phil K RIP you are sorely missed.... 3314
  • Ach20   2014-08-20 18:19:23
    Wish it had been Ritchie Sambora. He is a good guitarist, songwriter and singer. 3313
  • carlosramua   2014-08-20 16:19:25
    hahaha ... robbierob ... one question ... did he played with Tony Franklin? ... 3312

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