Billy F. Gibbons on his New Solo CD, The Big Bad Blues – It’s about Tone and the Dirtier, the Grittier, the Better!
It’s about tone and the dirtier, the grittier, the better. Dirt is its own reward, but you have to go low to get in it.
Life looks pretty good in the Joel Hoekstra camp these days. Having last year replaced Doug Aldrich in Whitesnake, and then laying down his wizardry on The Purple Album, he’s now about to release his fourth solo album Dying To Live. So I think it’s fair to say that the Chicago man is well entitled to wear a grin as wide as a church door. The former Nightranger guitarist took on a massive creative role in this process, by handling production duties and overseeing song arrangement. Hoekstra has worn his melodic hard rock influences firmly on his sleeve by also looking after the song writing duties.
December 2017 saw the guys end the year with a bang, being the main support to the last ever HIM UK date at a sold-out Roundhouse.