Liberty Devitto Unplugged and Totally Uncut
Millions of fans have seen them and listened to them play the music of the famous stars who hired them. They are the “First Call, A-list” musicians, just 20 feet from stardom, yet rarely receive credit for their work. The ’Hired Gun’ community lives and breathes music, and for the first time ever, they share their experiences with the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules, and the dedication required to play next to some of the world’s most iconic musicians. Hear incredible stories from Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), Rudy Szaro (Ozzy Osbourne), Steve Lukather (Michael Jackson), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Eric Singer (KISS), Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters), Justin Derrico (P!NK), and more! The feature-length documentary, which has been screened to both critic and audience acclaim at SXSW Festival, Glastonbury Festival, MIFF, Calgary International and Noise Pop, introduces music fans to some of the world’s unsung heroes of the music industry through exclusive interviews and performances.
“Hired Gun” is the story of the musical talent responsible for the most famous instrumental solos in the world, who have toured with the musical legends who hired them. The hired gun community lives and breathes music, and, for the first time, its members share their incredible stories and exclusive musical performances with the world in this inspiring new documentary.
They are recognized as some of the best musicians in the world. These “hired guns” have mastered their craft and performed on the greatest stages and in high-intensity recording sessions, yet rarely receive credit for their work. In the vein of the 2014 Academy Award©-winning doc “20 Feet from Stardom,” “Hired Gun” details the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules, and the dedication required to play backseat to some of rock’s most iconic musicians.