“I’m picking my solo record, so suck on that, everybody! [Laughs] This is an instrumental record that I put out, and the title is a play on words of The Safety Dance by Men Without Hats.
“I’m not trying to be an egomaniac by including my own album, because the truth is, I don’t even like guitar instrumental records. What I did was, I set out to make something like Pantera minus the vocals. I did it with Jeremy Spencer, who is now in Five Finger Death Punch. We were both very frustrated, having put together several different band projects that all collapsed.
“Out of those experiences, I just said, ‘Fine, I’ll do my own record. I’m tired of trying to find the right team.’ I made a Jason Hook record that I could be proud of, something that showcased my recording and playing chops.
“So it’s just a guitar player and a drummer having a blast, but it worked. I ended up winning an LA Music Award for Best Instrumental Record, and then I got a small distribution deal for it. This thing I did for fun actually helped me get into Death Punch. So there you go.”