FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook has taken to his Instagram account to show off his latest tattoo — the word "Driven" on his right temple, which is the work of tattoo artist Rick Trip of Trip Ink Tattoo Company in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In a recent interview with Sweetwater editorial director Mitch Gallagher, Jason Hook stated about his 2007 solo album "Safety Dunce", which also featured FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer: "See, Jeremy and I had been friends… He was one of the first musicians that I became friends with in Los Angeles. He's an incredibly talented and hard-working guy, and we just clicked, and I remember thinking that, 'Whatever I do, I wanna do it with this guy.' 'Cause he's very fiery and very high-energy, exciting… So I had kind of my Alex Van Halen type. And I tried to pull Jeremy into all these gigs I had, and he was, like, 'I don't know, man. BULLETBOYS…' and all this stuff.
"I started playing with Vince Neil, and when I started I started playing with Vince Neil, I was trying to get Vince to do a record. I was, like, 'I've got this great drummer, and I can write all the music.' And Vince was, like, 'Yeah, cool, man. That's cool.' But I could never nail Vince down to get any work done. So Jeremy and I ended up having all this music that we were working on and recording, and I said, 'You know what?! Let's just turn it into an instrumental record, and I'll just do a bunch of leads over it, and we'll look at it like that.' So 'Safety Dunce' essentially started off being what was… we were trying to make a solo record for Vince. And it ended up being my record."
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is scheduled to kick off the biggest rock tour of the fall, co-headlining arenas across North America with VOLBEAT, on September 16 at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Hal Leonard released a brand new FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitar tab folio on August 12. The book features a dozen cuts from the band's current hit albums "The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell" Volume 1 and Volume 2.