Figure Of Speechless are at it again with the new single ‘Tunnel At The End Of The Light‘, which is also the title track of their upcoming album. The band is the brainchild of guitarist and songwriter Glen McMaster, who started the creative process for the songs back in 2020. In the following year, Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) joined McMaster and they started tossing ideas around and bringing together their thoughts immediately as a duo, sharing the very same passion for modern prog. Over four months, other high-profile veterans like Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’Roses, Sons of Apollo), Ray Alder (Fates Warning, Redemption), Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) and Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Ozzy Osbourne) came on board. […]
After months, nay years of separation, solitude and hermitage, the desire to unite, cheer and get together seems to be ubiquitous – not only amongst us music fans, who have been longing for shows and festivals to start again, but also for those people who bring us so much joy and the bangers our starved […]
Guild of Others, begun by Tom Wallace (drums) and Steve Potts (guitar), is a collection of musicians from various bands and backgrounds making progressive metal music. As songs between the two began taking shape, questions of whom else to bring into the fold arose. Considering the style of music the two were creating, the keyboardist most desired was easy. Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, Dream […]
Review: VHF – Very High Frequency Golden Robot Records (July 2021) Reviewer: David Mark Pearce Rockposer Dot Com! asked me to review this – and it’s nothing like I was expecting to hear! We have Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Tony Franklin on bass and Todd Vinciguerra on drums. Before receiving it, I thought it was […]
Messrs Joel Hoekstra, Dino Jelusick, Virgil Donati & Tony Franklin have released a cover of Deep Purple‘s ‘Stormbringer‘ with a bit of a progressive slant. The video has been released for Live Nation‘s Six String Salute benefiting music industry crew members.
Joel Hoekstra’s 13 have released a video for their 3rd single ‘Long For The Days‘ taken from ‘Dying To Live‘ ‘Long For The Days’ is a song about reflection and regret over a relationship gone badly,” explains Joel. “It’s a good old-fashioned, classic-rock style track that captures elements of some of my favorite bands (I’ll […]
Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for Whitesnake, and for his work with Night Ranger, Trans Siberian Orchestra and the show Rock of Ages, is proud to announce the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album ‘Dying To Live‘ from his side project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13 via Frontiers […]
Earlier today, Versailles Records revealed the artwork for their upcoming Guitar Wizards Vol. III and IV compilation. The cover features artists Bruce Kulick (KISS), Tony Franklin (Whitesnake/The Firm), Jeff Healey, Tracy G (Dio), Chris Poland (Megadeth), Blues Saraceno (Poison), Xander Demos (Sabbath Judas Sabbath/XDB) and other included guitar players. The album is scheduled for digital release before Christmas. […]