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Whitesnake's New Guitarist Inspired By AC/DC

10/15/2014
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(TeamRock Radio) Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra has revealed AC/DC inspired him to take up rock guitar. His parents are both classical musicians and pushed Hoekstra to play instruments at an early age - but he reveals he had no real interest in music until he heard Angus Young's riffs.

He tells Double Stop: "I came from a very musical family - both my parents are classical musicians, so they had me on cello and piano at an early age. All that gave me a solid foundation to build on but I wasn't really into the concept of playing music until I started rock guitar aged 11.

"I heard AC/DC and I was like, 'Wow, that's really cool.' I think a lot of people my age heard rock music when they were growing up and it was part of their upbringing, but it really wasn't for me as my parents listened to nothing but classical.

"It was really the first time I thought music could be really cool. AC/DC and Angus Young was the inspiration." Read more here.

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