Jason Hook

Jason Hook (born Thomas Jason Grinstead on October 3, 1970 in Toronto, Canada)

Biography and Career

Jason Hook started his music career at the early age of 6 in Toronto Canada with private guitar lessons. Jason's early experience in formal music training also included drums, piano and violin. Jason spent many years in Canada honing his craft and was eventually signed to Elektra with his band Monkeyhead. Later Jason relocated to Los Angeles as a session musician as well as a stint in the hard rock band BulletBoys. In 2000 he was hired by pop singer Mandy Moore as the guitarist in her live lineup; also serving as the session guitarist recording tracks for her. Hook became a highly coveted session player in the LA circuit and he went on to tour and record with acts like the Vince Neil Band, and Alice Cooper.[1] In 2007 Hook released his debut instrumental hard rock/metal album Safety Dunce. It garnered industry praise and an L.A. music award for "Best Instrumental Record" of 2007. Hook recorded his second solo release American Justice in 2007 which featured guest appearances from Alice Cooper, members of Five Finger Death Punch and Phil Demmel from Machine Head. "American Justice" is still pending release.

In early 2009, it was announced that Hook was joining heavy metal band, Five Finger Death Punch, replacing guitarist Darrell Roberts.[2] On September 22, 2009 Hook and his band mates released War Is The Answer which landed them a number 7 debut on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

Equipment & Gear

  • Voodoo Amps Platinum Modified Marshall JMP-1 Tube Preamplifier (2)
  • Voodoo Amps Platinum Modified Marshall 9200 Stereo Power Amplifier
  • Voodoo Amps Platinum Jason-Hook Modification on Marshall 1959 reissue Amplifier
  • Voodoo Amps 4x12 Single Lead Series Speaker Cabinet with two (2) Celestion Vintage 30's & two (2) G12T75's