FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist JASON HOOK Shows Off New Facial Tattoo

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.

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