Joel Hoekstra Interview: Running Games Album Preview

Joel Hoekstra Live Photo


Welcome to our Joel Hoekstra interview where Joel discusses his upcoming solo record, Running Games. Many people know Joel Hoekstra from his playing with Whitesnake, Night Ranger, Cher, and Trans Siberian Orchestra. Hoekstra even appeared on Broadway in the production of Rock of Ages. But on February 12, 2021, Joel Hoekstra is stepping out on his own as he releases his second solo record under the banner of Joel Hoekstra’s 13 called, Running Games. The album is a collection of 12 songs filled with big guitar riffs, melodic vocals, and killer guitar solos. Joel released the first Joel Hoekstra’s 13 record, Dying to Live in 2015. Why is now the perfect time for the follow-up record to be released? Be sure to listen to our Joel Hoekstra interview to find out!


Catching Up With Joel




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Running Games Track ListingĀ 

Finish Line

I’m Gonna Lose ItĀ 

Hard To Say Goodbye

How Do You

Heart Attack


Lonely Days

Reach the Sky

Cried Enough For You

Take What’s Mine

Running Games

Lay Down Your Love (Bonus Track)



Running Games Line Up

Joel Hoekstra – Guitars

Russell Allen – Lead Vocals

Vinny Appice – Drums

Tony Franklin – Bass

Derek Sherinan – Keyboards

Jeff Scott Soto – Backing Vocals


Joel Hoekstra Guitar Pose




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