Jason Hook confirms departure from Five Finger Death Punch

Andy James is the new guitarist in Five Finger Death Punch
(Image credit: F3 Studios/Stephen Jensen)

Andy James has been a consistent presence on this site, whether performing playthroughs of his own instrumental music or demoing signature gear.

Now, the British guitar shredder has been announced as the newest member of Las Vegas hard rockers Five Finger Death Punch, replacing longtime electric guitar player Jason Hook.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.