"Hired Gun" Trailer Shines A Light On Session And Backup Musicians

April 25, 2017

You may not know their names, but you have definitely heard them. The upcoming documentary Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight highlights the lives and efforts of some of the most talented musicians that play from gig to gig for some of the biggest acts in the world.

Hired Gun is expected to appear in theaters across the country four one night on June 29th. Ticket Information Here.

Musicians like Alice CooperRob ZombieSteve VaiLiberty DeVitto (Billy Joel)Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch)Phil X (Bon Jovi)Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne)Steve Lukather (Michael Jackson)Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp)Jason Newsted (Metallica)Eric Singer (KISS)Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters) and Justin Derrico (P!nk) are just some of the names featured in the documentary.

Hook, also one of the producers of Hired Gun, said of the film, “I used to watch Behind the Music, and the beauty and appeal of that show was you could peel back a layer and find out what really happens behind the scenes. That’s the essence of a great documentary… it’s about seeing something for the first time, or hearing stories for the first time that you weren’t supposed to hear when it was happening, and that is the starting point for Hired Gun.”

Director Fran Strine acknowledged the positive response they have recieved from film, “We have been overwhelmed by the support and feedback received throughout our festival run. Hired Gun is about musicians whose DNA are all over the music and tours we love, without us knowing their faces or names. It’s a music documentary with passion and talent at its core, digging deep and ripping the curtain back to expose what it’s really like to tour and record with the legends.”

Check out the trailer below!

(source: Loudwire)